1999 - Twenty Four Seven

Twenty Four Seven is the tenth solo album by Tina Turner, released on Parlophone/Virgin in 1999.
Twenty Four Seven was released at the 28th of October 1999 in the U.S. and in Canada.
The album hit the shelves in Europe in November, and has sold more than 2 million copies on the continent.
It reached #9 in the UK Albums Chart. It also reached #21 on the Billboard 200, selling 60,000 copies in its first week. It was certified platinum in the UK, Germany, Europe chart, and France.

Singles released from the album include "When the Heartache Is Over" (UK #10), "Whatever You Need" (UK #23), "Talk To My Heart" and "Don't Leave Me This Way". The album was produced by Mark Taylor and Brian Rawling, the team behind Cher's Believe, Johnny Douglas (Kylie Minogue, George Michael, All Saints etc.), Terry Britten and Absolute, best known for their work with British pop acts like Lisa Stansfield, Will Young, Atomic Kitten, Gareth Gates, and S Club 7. Bryan Adams guests on both the title track and "Without You".

In 2000 the album was released as a limited edition special pack with a bonus disc including live recordings from Turner's 60th birthday celebration in London in November 1999 as well as the promo videos for "When the Heartache Is Over" and "Whatever You Need".

Twenty Four Seven is Turner's last full-length studio album to date.

1999 - CD - Twenty Four Seven - Europe2000 - Cd - Twenty Four Seven - Special Pack - Europe2000 - CD - Twenty Four Seven - Millennium Tour - UK

More releases you will find at the excellent Discogs website

Formats: CD
Producers: Tina Turner (exec.), Roger Davies (exec.), Absolute, Terry Britten, Johnny Douglas, Brian Rawling, Mark Taylor
Label: Parlophone, Virgin Records

Tracklist
1.Whatever you need
Whatever you need

Album: Twenty Four Seven - 1999

In what other lives have I known your kiss
And what forgotten moments have I felt like this
The way you touch me I come undone
You know me more than anyone
Whatever you want

In what other lives have I touched your face
And what words did we whisper in a strange forbidden place
To be with you baby is to find myself
We're two of a kind, you and I
I couldn't love anyone else
You are my beginning, my end
You are my lover, my friend
In this life, in this time

Whatever you want, whatever you need
I will be right here waiting, baby baby baby
Whatever you want, whatever you need
I will be right here waiting, yeah yeah yeah

Yeah
In what other lives did I feel your skin
And when exactly did I breathe you in
Feel like I've known you for a thousand years
You're so familiar to me and there is no fear
You are my beginning, my end
You are my lover, my friend
In this life, in this time

Whatever you want, whatever you need
I will be right here waiting, baby baby baby
Whatever you want, whatever you need
I will be right here waiting, yeah yeah yeah yeah

Watch the sun go down, yeah yeah
My past and future in you are bound, oh yeah
I watch as time moves on, I'm alive and strong
And when I'm with you there's no right, no wrong

Whatever you want, whatever you need
I will be right here waiting, baby baby baby
Whatever you want, whatever you need
I'm gonna be right here waiting, baby baby
Whatever you want (Whatever you want)
Whatever you need (Whatever you need)
I will be right here waiting, baby baby baby
Whatever you want, whatever you need
Whatever you want
Right here, right here waiting
Right here, right here waiting

- Harriet Roberts, Russell Courtenay - 4:49
2.All the woman
All the woman

Album: Twenty Four Seven - 1999

Don't walk crowded streets
Choose every dream from a magazine stand
I don't buy into that
All day TV shows
Sell their souls just to make living easy
I don't buy into that
I don't need satin and lace (No, no, no)
I'll bring a smile to your face

I'll never be a fire but I will be the flame
I'll never be a diamond but I'll never be fake
No I've never been a winner but I still play the game
Can't you see, this is me
I'm all the woman that I wanna be
Good times, can't get enough
Life can be tough but it's all for a reason
I sure buy into that
Life goes around and around
We seek what we found 'cause it's all an illusion
I sure buy into that
I know the waters of fate
Will keep on flowing my way

I'll never be a fire but I will be the flame
I'll never be a diamond but I'll never be fake (No, no)
I've never been a winner but I still play the game
Baby can't you see, this is me
I'm all the woman that I want...
I've never been afraid of myself
I don't buy into that, I don't buy into that
I don't wanna be nobody else
I don't buy into that
I don't buy into that
I don't buy into that

I'll never be a fire but I will be the flame (Be the flame)
I'll never be a diamond but I'll never be fake (Oh no, no, no)
I've never been a winner but I still play the game
Baby baby can't you see that this is me
I'm all the woman that I want (All I wanna be)
I'll never be a fire but I will be the flame (Be the flame)
I'll never be a diamond but I'll never be fake (Oh no, no, no)
I've never been a winner but I still play the game
Can't you see, this is me
And I'm all the woman that I wanna be

- Paul Wilson, Andy Watkins, Tracy Ackerman - 4:03
3.When the heartache is over
When the heartache is over

Album: Twenty Four Seven - 1999

Once in a lifetime you find
Someone to show you the way
Someone to make your decisions
And I let you lead me Astray

Who did you think you were fooling
Said you were missing me blind
But the truth is I knew you were lying
You were using me time after time

[Chorus:]
When the heartache is over
I know I won't be missing you (Missing you)
Won't look over my shoulder
'Cause I know that I can live without you
Oh live without you
Oh I can live without you

Time to move on with my life now
Leaving the past all behind
I can make my own decisions
It was only a matter of time
Sometimes I look back in anger
Thinking about all the pain
But I know that I'm stronger without you
And that I'll never need you again

[Chorus]

- Graham Stack, John Reid - 3:44
4.Absolutely nothing's changed
Absolutely nothing's changed

Album: Twenty Four Seven - 1999

Absolutely nothing's changed
This is my heart talking
It's time to face reality
This spell I'm under can't last much longer
Any fool can see
You come here with your promises
But I remember all the lies
I bought the laughter, happy ever after
How could I be so blind, so blind

[Chorus:]
'Cause absolutely nothing's changed
You play with my emotions
I'll live to fight another day
I_m bruised but I ain't broken, I ain't broken

Now you say you're sorry
For everything you put me through
You wanna make up, I just gotta wake up
It's the same old you
The same old you

[Chorus]

Ooh I've been dreaming but it's over now
(Bad dreams are over now)
I'm gonna rise up, rise above all the troubles and tears
I'm down but I ain't out
(Play with my emotions I may be bruised, I ain't broken)
'Cause absolutely nothing's changed
At last my eyes are open
I'm gonna live to fight another day
I may be bruised but I ain't broken, ain't broken
'Cause absolutely nothing's changed
Absolutely nothing
I'll live to fight another day
I may be bruised but I ain't broken
'Cause absolutely nothing's changed
Absolutely nothing
I'm gonna live to fight another day
I may be bruised but I ain't broken
'Cause absolutely nothing's changed

- Terry Britten, John O'Kane - 3:43
5.Talk to my heart
Talk to my heart

Album: Twenty Four Seven - 1999

I found a friend, someone to help me
And a place I can be myself when I'm in trouble now
I've lost it and I don't know how
I come to you 'cause you can show me
Get me back to the me I know with a remedy
Baby I need your therapy
With your healing kiss you know how to make my mind relax
I will listen to the words you say and just lie back

Talk to my heart that's where real talkin' starts
Words of love that cut straight to my heart
Reach out and touch, so few words say so much
I can hear you when you tell it like it is
When you talk straight to my heart

I guess it shows I need attention
Somehow you're asking all the right questions that I've gotta say
What's been on my mind these days
And I know you know just how to make my mind react
When it's coming straight from you that's my first point of contact

Talk to my heart that's where real talkin' starts
Words of love that cut straight to my heart
Reach out and touch, so few words say so much
I can hear you when you tell it like it is
When you talk straight to my...

I'm bad at making decisions
But being alone with you just feels so right, feels so right
I'm losing my inhibitions
With every minute I share with you tonight, share it with you tonight

Talk, talk to me
To my heart, to my heart, oh yeah
Come one, come on and reach out
'Cause the words just mean so much
I can hear you
When you talk right to my heart

Talk to my heart that's where real talkin' starts
Words of love that cut straight to my heart
Reach out and touch, so few words say so much
I can hear you when you tell it like it is
When you talk straight to my heart
I can hear you, I can hear you

- Johnny Douglas, Graham Lyle - 5:08
6.Don't leave me this way
Don't leave me this way

Album: Twenty Four Seven - 1999

All of my life, all of my life
I've been searching for a love like ours
Somewhere to stay, somewhere safe in your arms
I was so sure
Are you really saying your heart's changing?
Do you really mean goodbye?

[Chorus:]
Don't leave me this way, no, no
Don't tell me it's over
We've only begun and our love is so young
You're leaving me nowhere
Don't leave me this way
Don't leave me this way

Say what's on your mind, one thing at a time
And I promise you, we'll talk it through
Don't walk away, there's so much more to say
Though my words seem lost on you
Can't believe you're talking like we're just friends
Can't you see the tears I've cried?

[Chorus]

Are you really saying your heart's changing?
Do you really mean it this time?
Baby...Don't leave me this way, oh no

[Chorus]

- Paul Barry, Mark Taylor, Brian Rawling - 4:19
7.Go ahead
Go ahead

Album: Twenty Four Seven - 1999

You see me smile
But you paint an ugly face
Everything you do
Is all about the chase
Don’t let them see you cry
Don’t let them know
You won’t lay down
And die for their show
Why don’t you go ahead tear my heart out
Why don’t you go ahead hang me out to dry
Go ahead play your game
Go ahead spread my name all over your blood red sky

They colour your starts
‘Till the light begins to fade
But never give up
‘Cause every dog has it’s day
Don’t let them see you cry
Don’t let them know
You won’t lay down
And die for their show
Why don’t you go ahead tear my heart out
Why don’t you go ahead hang me out to dry
Go ahead play your game
Go ahead spread my name all over your blood red sky
Go ahead

Why don’t you go ahead
Go ahead
Go ahead
Why don’t you go ahead hang me out to dry
I said go ahead play your game
Go ahead play your game
Go ahead play your game
Your blood red sky
Why don’t you go ahead tear my heart out Why don’t you go ahead hang me out to dry
Go ahead
I said go ahead play your game
Go ahead spread my name all over your blood red sky
Go ahead
Why don’t you go ahead tear my heart out
Why don’t you go ahead hang me out to dry
Go
Go
Go
Go
Go
Go
Go
Go
Go ahead and hang my heart out
I said go ahead play your game
Go ahead spread my name all over your blood red sky
Your blood red sky
Blood red sky

- James House, Anthony Little - 4:20
8.Without you
Whithout you

Album: Twenty Four Seven - 1999

I’m feeling low I tear out my hair
Walking round in circles like I don’t care
One shoe off the other one on
‘Cause I threw the dam shoe the night that you were gone
I’m in the mood
I’m in such a mess
My heart is broken and I’m in distress
Don’t wanna eat
Don’t wanna sleep
‘Cause I’m thinking ‘bout the dirty way you treated me
I’m in no mood for company
You see I just don’t want your pity
‘Cause I call your name
To drive me insane
And I feel the need
To make my heart bleed
And baby I don’t know why
I’m drowning in tears
‘Cause I don’t wanna die
So I find myself another way
To learn to leave another day
Without you

Looking down at the way I get dressed
I need to know is that why you left
My face is sweet but my head is wrecked
By the things that you said on the night you left
You can keep your sympathy
Because I just don’t want your pity
‘Cause I call your name
To drive me insane
And I feel the need
To make my heart bleed
And baby I don’t know why
I’m drowning in tears
‘Cause I don’t wanna die
So I find myself another way
To learn to leave another day
Without you

To live without you
To live without you

You know
You can keep your sympathy
Because I just don’t want your pity
‘Cause I call your name
To drive me insane
And I feel the need
To make my heart bleed
And baby I don’t know why
I’m drowning in tears
‘Cause I don’t wanna die
So I find myself another way
To learn to leave another day
Without you baby
I call your name
To drive me insane
I feel the need
To make my heart bleed
And baby I don’t know why
I’m drowning in tears
‘Cause I don’t wanna die
So I find myself another way
To learn to leave another day
Without you baby
I call your name
To drive me insane
I feel the need
To make my heart bleed

- Wilson, Watkins, Shernette May - 4:06
9.Falling
Falling

Album: Twenty Four Seven - 2000

Falling
Help me, I'm falling
Helplessly falling
Falling for you
And mountains
There may be mountains
The highest mountain
Won't keep me from you, oh yeah

[Chorus:]
For you I'd swim across an ocean wide
Just to be with you I'd even dare to fly
It's the miracle that happens every time I fall for you, oh yeah
And forever and forever without end
I just keep...Falling
Needing and wanting
The only one thing
That I want is you, oh yeah

[Chorus]

- Tim Fraser, Sol Connell - 4:21
10.I will be there
I will be there

Album: Twenty Four Seven - 1999

This is the life you saved laid out before you
Everything that I think I have been and what I am now
Nothing can change the way I feel about you
Better we go on our separate ways
Nothing is left but the endless days
Nothing to cry but your name

[Chorus:]
Don't you look back, don't say a word
I will be lonely for you, I will be standing for you
Don't you despair I will be there for you (I will be there)

Maybe this time next year we'll be together
You can wipe away all of the tears, bring truth to the lies
There was a silent dream, we made a promise
We'd be there for each other forever
Aboard like a ship on an ocean's roar
Beating a path to your open door
Nothing will keep me away

[Chorus]

- Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb - 4:37
11.Twenty Four Seven
Twenty Four Seven

Album: Twenty Four Seven - 1999

Some folks say there's a price on love
Watch your freedom go, watch your freedom go
Just can't breathe when you're 'Hand in Glove'
Watch your freedom go, baby I don't know
But how can they mean it?
How come they give it up?
How long until they see
The modern laws of lovin' don't apply to me

[Chorus:]
Twenty Four Seven, stay here with me
Twenty Four Seven, throw away the key
Twenty Four Seven, I don't wanna be free

You get by if you kiss and tell
Hear the people say, hear the people say
Two strong hearts gotta share one cell
Hear the people say, but it ain't my way
How can they mean it?
How come they add it up?
I'll give my heart and my soul
If loving you is prison I don't need parole

[Chorus]

Twenty Four Seven, stay here with me
Twenty Four Seven, throw away the key
Twenty Four Seven, I don't wanna be free, free, free
Twenty Four Seven, around the clock
Twenty Four Seven, I never want it to stop
Twenty Four Seven, mmm, here with me

I'm gonna count the time
That you're gonna be mine
Seven days a week
Twenty four hours ain't enough for me

How can they mean it?
How come they add it up?
I'm gonna give my heart and my soul
If loving you is prison I don't need parole

[Chorus]

- Britten, Charlie Dore - 3:47

 

Limited edition bonus disc
1.Twenty Four Seven (Live, London 1999) - Britten, Dore - 3:56
2.River Deep – Mountain High (Live, London 1999) - Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich - 4:00
3.When the Heartache Is Over (Live, London 1999) - Stack, Reid - 3:48
4.Whatever You Need (Live, London 1999) - Roberts, Courtenay - 4:44
5.Don't Leave Me This Way (Live, London 1999) - Barry, Taylor, Rawling - 4:23
6.Talk to My Heart (Live, London 1999) Douglas, Lyle - 5:03
7.Hold On, I'm Coming (Live, London 1999) - Isaac Hayes, David Porter - 3:01
8.All the Woman (Live, London 1999) - Wilson, Watkins, Ackerman - 4:01
9.When the Heartache Is Over (Music video)
10.Whatever You Need (Music video)

Length: 47:09 min

Singles from Twenty Four Seven
When the Heartache Is Over - 1999
Whatever You Need - 5 February 2000
Don't Leave Me This Way - 14 February 2000
Talk to My Heart - 2000

1999 - CD Single - When the heartache is over - Europe1999 - Cd Maxi Single - When the heartache is over - Europe1999 - Promo Cd Single - When the heartache is over - USA1999 - PromoCD Single -  When the heartache is over - Europe

1999 - Promo CD Single -  Whatever you need - Europe2000 - Promo CD Single - Whatever you need - Europe2000 - CD Single - Whatever you need - Europe

2000 - CD Single - Don't leave me this way - Europe

Performance credits
Lead vocals – Tina Turner
Background vocals – Tracy Ackerman, Bryan Adams, Terry Britten

Instruments
Acoustic guitar - Pete Lincoln
Bass - Pino Palladino
Guitar - Terry Britten, Phil Hudson, Milton McDonald, Phil Palmer, Adam Phililps, Alan Ross
Harmonica - Peter Hope Evans
Horns - Duncan Mackay, Mike Stevens, Nichol Thompson
Other Instrumentation – Absolute, Marcus Brown, Dave Clews, Johnny Douglas, Graham Stack, Mark Taylor
Keyboards - Mark Taylor
Programming - Bruno Bridges
Strings - The London Musicians Orchestra
Trumpet - Steve Sidwell

Technical and production
Record producers – Absolute, Terry Britten, Johnny Douglas, Brian Rawling, Mark Taylor
Engineering – Marc Lane, Ren Swan, Paul Wright - sound engineer

 

Charts and Certifications

Review by Chris Massey
This is a good album.Let me amend that: this is a good pop album. It could have been much better, but as it stands, it is a good watered-down pop album.

Tina Turner is a strong woman. We’ve seen the movie, we’ve read her story, we all know she’s a damned strong woman. This strength comes through in her lyrics. Her voice is just as powerful as it was twenty years ago. Then what’s so disappointing about this album? It could have been more.

Tina has sold herself short by singing beautifully to a background of not so much bad but placidly poppy music. She has so much more to offer. You can hear the soul in this woman. She milks every song for all it’s worth, investing all of her emotional content into every line and word. The woman has lost none of her fire. Just listen to the lyrics for “When the Heartache is Over": “When the heartache is over/I know I won’t be missin’ you/Won’t look over my shoulder/‘Cause I know I can live without you." Normally this would sound like poppy female bravado; we know, however, that Tina has been there, done that, and the power of her proclamation is hard to deny.

Most of the album is full of standard pop music, however, overshadowed by the brilliant vocals of Tina. Some songs are memorable-the aforementioned “When the Heartache is Over" and the driving “Go Ahead" on which Tina’s voice absolutely soars when she urges “Why don’t you go ahead drown my heart, I want you to go ahead and hang me up to dry/Go ahead, play your game, go ahead, smear my name all over your blood red sky" - but most of the songs will fade quickly from your mind and you’ll find yourself wishing for some real soul, the soul that Tina is more than capable of delivering.

 

1974 - Tina Turns the Country On!
1975 - Acid Queen
1978 - Rough
1979 - Love Explosion
1984 - Private Dancer
1986 - Break every rule
1989 - Foreign Affair
1993 - What's love got to do with it
1996 - Wildest Dreams
1999 - Twenty Four Seven

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    Tina Turner

    Sometimes you've got to let everything go -- purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you'll find that when you're free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.

    I never said "Well, I don't have this and I don't have that." I said, I don't have this yet, but I'm going to get it.

    I will never give in to old age until I become old. And I'm not old yet!

    I didn't have anybody, really, no foundation in life, so I had to make my own way. Always, from the start. I had to go out in the world and become strong, to discover my mission in life.