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This review is from: The Legends Ike & Tina Turner - Live In '71 (DVD)
This is some of the best footage of Ike and Tina live I have seen. As a huge Tina Turner fan, I have been searching for a long time for the old stuff. This DVD/CD combo is fantastic. It shows Tina during her peak in the Revue and you can see how her performances back in the seventies have inspired stars of today to take a leaf out of Tinas book when it comes to giving a fantastic show. Beyonce is obviously a fan of the Tina moves.
This DVD shows Ike and Tina performing some of their greatest hits on stage. Unlike the CD part of the combo, you get to hear Tina speak and interact with the audience, which is fantastic and in the end is what a live concert is all about. I was sad to see they don't have the footage of RESPECT, IVE BEEN LOVING YOU TOO LONG or LAND OF 1000 DANCES on the DVD. Loving you too long, although a song Tina ended up hating to perform, was great to watch, and vocally she was amazing. Tina looks amazing on this DVD and I was smiling all the way through.
The CD is a typical live CD of the Revue. It has had most if not all of Tinas interaction with the audience edited out, like the start of Ooh Poo Pah Doo, but the sound is fantastic and her voice on this disc is AMAZING! The raspy, rocky, r&b vocals that Tina is famous for sends shivers down my spine.
My only main complaint with this combo is the editing out the songs mentioned earlier. The track listing on the DVD is also slightly out of order, and accoridng to the AMAZON song listing, is missing Shake a Tail Feather and another track. A typo perhaps?
Overall a GREAT DVD for anyone who wants to watch an awesome concert by a fantastic group. Tina was and will always be great on stage. Highlights to watch out for are the two encores where the audience begs Tina for more, Proud Mary of course is always a crowd pleaser, and also watch for right at the end when everyone but Tina is left on stage and Tina goes off to shake hands with the audience. A definate sign of her fabulous future! And the bonus footage of Tina at Soul to Soul. An awesome performance and she looks great. Gotta love that white and brown dress Tina! Also something that blew my mind is Tina doing Come Together. This is the first time I have seen footage of Tina doing that song, and she does an amazing job. Hard to describe in words how awesome it is, but you can actually GET the meaning of song the way she sings it. She kills the Beatles any day. And the moves through out this DVD rock!!! We need more footage like this to see that Tina was the first to do most of the moves groups are doing today!
Heres to more Ike and Tina concert footage in the future!!