1996 - On silent wings 7 Inch Single

"On Silent Wings" is a single from Tina Turner's album "Wildest Dreams". The song was written by Tony Joe White and Tina’s guitar player James Ralston. Also Sting makes an cameo performances in the song as a second vocal.

"On Silent Wings" is a song about a woman and man who broke up and went their separate ways. The woman really believed in this love she lost and recaps the situation, because she didn’t see the signs of what was coning very clear. It’s a very complicated song and often people think that it is about a loved one who passed away. Tina’s vocals are again very strong and sensitive and this song was taken from real life.

Tina shot a video for the song. It was filmed in Cape Town, South Africa. We see Tina wearing a black ball gown on a beach and standing in a beautiful white dress on top of a mountain/hill interspersed with live footage of the Wildest Dreams Live Tour.



Tina also performed this song on tv shows like Jay Leno and Richard & Judy. Tina sang On Silent Wings live during the Wildest Dreams Tour. She did the song in the beginning or at the end of the show.



The single was released as the second single of her "Wildest Dreams" Album and came in multiple formats. 7" single , 12"single, cd single , cd maxi single and cassette single. Although the single wasn’t a big success in Europe, it did well in the US.
The B-side is "The Best (Single Edit)".



DJ Julian Marsh made a soul solution remix of the single and that version also charted on the US Dance Charts. And the remix wasn’t supported or released by Tina’s record company.
Here’s a list of Remixes for "On Silent Wings".
Album version – 6:12
Single edit – 4:22
Alternate version – 4:21
Soul Solution Club Mix – 8:32
Soul Solution Instrumental – 8:32
Soul Solution Percappella – 8:32
Soul Solution Radio Edit – 3:51


Track Listing
"On Silent Wings" (Single Edit)
On silent wings

Album: Wildest Dreams - with Sting - 1996

There was a time when I would have followed you
To the end of the earth
I was willing to share it all with you
The love, the hurt
I've seen you when your dreams were falling in the dust
But I never stopped believing in you
I always thought our love was strong enough
One you could hold on to

You never see it coming
You just let it fly
On silent wings, silent wings
You can't hide what you you feel inside
And the fire has left your eyes
On silent wings

I see us in our dreams and we're dancing
I can almost hear the song
But the prayers, they go unanswered
But we both know, we're just hanging on
I feel ashamed, but I'll never know the reason why
The rug was pulled so gently from under my feet
I only know that something good has died
Between you and me, oh it's just a memory


You never see it coming
You just go separate ways
On silent wings, silent wings
There's no more promises to break
Or our love has slipped away
On silent wings
You never see it coming
But you know it has to end
On silent wings, silent wings
I will never be the same again
I feel the whisper of the wind
On silent wings

- 4.22 min.
"The Best" (Single Edit)
The Best

Album: Foreign Affair (originally from Bonnie Tyler) - 1989

I call you when I need you, my heart's on fire
You come to me, come to me wild and wild
When you come to me
Give me everything I need
Give me a lifetime promises and a world of dreams
Speak a language of love like you know what it means
And it can't be wrong
Take my heart and make it strong baby

You're simply the best
Better than all the rest
Better than anyone
Anyone I've ever met
I'm stuck on your heart
I hang on every word you say
Tear us apart
Baby, I would rather be dead

In your heart, I see the star of every night and every day
In your eyes I get lost, I get washed away
Just as long as I'm here in your arms
I could be in no better place


Each time you leave me I start losing control
You're walking away with my heart and my soul
I can feel you even when I'm alone
Oh, baby, don't let go


- 4.10 min.

Released: 1996
Genre: Pop, Countrypop, Soul, Soft Rock
Length: 4.22 min.
Label: Parlophone
Writers: "On Silent Wings (Single Edit)" - T.J. White and J. Ralston
"The Best (Single Edit)" - M. Chapman and H. Knight
Producer: Trevor Horn

Chart Positions (1996–97)
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) - 30
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) - 36
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM) - 13
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles) - 45
Germany (Official German Charts) - 55
Netherlands (Single Top 100) - 37
Scotland (Official Charts Company) - 10
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) - 13
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard) - 24
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard) - 47


Source: Wikipedia and Discogs

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