1987 - Paradise is here 7 Inch Single

"Paradise Is Here" is a single from Tina Turner's album "Break Every Rule". This song was written by Paul Brady. Paul released his version in 1987 on his album "Primitive Dance". Tina and Paul weren’t the only ones who covered the song. One of Tina’s lifelong friends Cher covered the song as well for her album "It’s A Man’s World". As we mentioned, Paul Brady wrote the song but another friend who contributed to her previous album "Private Dancer", produced the song. We are talking about no other than Mark Knopfler.

"Paradise Is Here" is a very strong ballad about a man who reaches out for the stars, wants to fly high and is living in the future, but his woman doesn’t want all of that. She simply says the future is this moment and we should live here in the now, because for her paradise is here.

Tina released "Paradise Is Here" in 1987 in the middle of her Break Every Rule World Tour. She decided to tape her concert in Dortmund and that was the base of the official video for "Paradise Is Here". Tina sang the song at the end of her concerts in 1987 and 1988. The song never returned on her setlist in other tours ever again. We also don’t know if Tina ever performed the song in tv shows. The edited live version was released on the "Tina Live In Europe" album.

 

 

"Paradise Is Here" was released as 7" single and 12" single. However that doesn’t surprise anyone. Most fans do not know there are multiple version released. Fold out editions, Special tour edition and even a Poster edition was released. Some 7" versions are different. It was either the live in Dortmund edit or the full version of "Paradise Is Here" or the album version.

The B-side is "In The Midnight Hour" (Live), a cover from Wilson Pickett. This song was recorded and taped during her Break Every Rule Live Special from 1986.

 

 

Track Listing
"Paradise Is Here" (LP Version)
Paradise is here

Album: Break every rule (originally from Paul Brady) - 1986

You say you wanna live some, move out into the fast lane
You say you need excitement to make you come alive
Some place a million miles from the shadows that surround you
I look for your attention, you're lost out in the future
Where lovers ask no questions and shadows never fall
Some pilgrim bound for paradise, no compromise

Paradise is here, it's time to stop your crying
The future is this moment and not some place out there
Tonight I need your love, don't talk about tomorrow

Right now, I need your loving
Right now, give it to me
Right now, I want your loving
Rigt now, now now now now

You talk about your new plans to move on up the stairway
You dream about the high life that's waiting for you there
A world of fame and fortune just around the corner

But I don't need no high life to make me feel a woman
I don't need to reach for no castles in the sky
Just put your arms around me, devour me

Paradise is here, it's time to stop your crying
The future is this moment and not some place out there
Tonight I need your love, don't talk about tomorrow

Right now, I need your loving
Right now, give it to me
Right now, I want your loving
Rigt now

Don't say tomorrow
To give me sorrow

- 5.35 min.
"In the midnight hour" (Live)
In the Midnight Hour

Album: Tina Live in Europe - 1988

I'm gonna wait till the midnight hour
that's when my love comes tumbling down
I'm gonna wait till the midnight hour
when there is no one else around
I'm gonna take and I'm gonna hold
do all the things I've told
in the midnight hour, in the midnight hour

I'm gonna wait till the stars come out
to see the twinkle in your eyes
I'm gonna wait till the midnight hour
that's when my love begins to shine
you're the only one I know
that really loves me so
in the midnight hour, in the midnight hour

- 3.40 min.

Released: 1987
Genre: Pop, Rock
Length: 5.35 min.
Label: Capitol
Writers: "Paradise Is Here" – P. Brady
"In The Midnight Hour (live)"- Steve Cropper and Wilson Pickett
Producers: Mark Knopfler and Neil Dorfsman (Paradise Is Here) and John Hudson (In The Midnight Hour)

Chart Positions (1987)
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) - 25
Germany (Official German Charts) - 31
Ireland (IRMA) - 21
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) – 78

 

Source: Wikipedia and Discogs

1975 - Under my thumb
1975 - Whole lotta love
1976 - Acid Queen
1978 - Root Toot Undisputable Rock 'n Roller
1978 - Viva la money
1978 - Sometimes When We Touch
1979 - Fruits of the Night
1979 - Music keeps me dancin'
1979 - Backstabbers
1980 - Are you breaking my heart
1982 - Ball of confusion
1983 - Lets Stay Together
1984 - Help
1984 - What's love got to do with it?
1984 - Better be good to me
1984 - Private Dancer
1984 - I can't stand the rain
1985 - Show some respect
1985 - We don't need another hero - Mad Max
1985 - One of the living
1985 - It's only love - with Bryan Adams
1986 - Typical Male
1986 - Back where you started
1986 - Two People
1987 - Girls
1987 - What you get is what you see
1987 - Break every rule
1987 - Paradise is here - Special Edition
1987 - Tearing us apart - with Eric Clapton
1988 - Nutbush City Limits
1988 - Tonight Live - with David Bowie
1988 - Addicted to love
1988 - A change is gonna come
1989 - The Best
1989 - I don't wanna lose you
1989 - 6345789 - with Robert Cray
1990 - Steamy Windows
1990 - Foreign Affair
1990 - Look Me in the Heart
1990 - Be Tender With Me Baby
1990 - It takes Two - with Rod Stewart
1991 - Nutbush City Limits
1991 - Way of the world
1991 - I want you near me
1991 - Love Thing
1993 - I don't wanna fight
1993 - Disco Inferno
1993 - Why must we wait until tonight?
1993 - Proud Mary
1995 - Goldeneye
1996 - On silent wings
1996 - Whatever you want
1997 - Cose della vita - with Eros Ramazzotti

 

 

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