Tina Turner’s Legacy Celebrated with Exclusive Box Set Release

Adams reflects on Turner's unparalleled energy and influence

by Nouman Rasool
Tina Turner’s Legacy Celebrated with Exclusive Box Set Release
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Music enthusiasts and fans of the late Tina Turner are in for a treat. As a tribute to the remarkable journey of the iconic "Proud Mary" songstress who passed away this May at 83, an exclusive box set is poised to hit the shelves on November 24th, marking five decades of Turner's illustrious solo voyage.

Entitled "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll", this collector's delight comprises a rich 55-song compilation, encapsulating her most revered hits. This collection represents the first time these singles will be available collectively, and enthusiasts can already secure their copy through preorders.

Bryan Adams Honors Turner

The box set's introduction features heartfelt words from Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, a dear friend and collaborator of Turner. Adams reminisces about his journey from obscurity to the limelight in Europe, attributing much of his trajectory to Turner.

"She was a force of nature," he pens, adding, "no one had her energy or her voice." A musical journey is laid out in the box set, commencing with Turner’s 1975 rendition of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love." The set isn't short of collaborations either, boasting duets with legends like David Bowie, Eric Clapton, and Rod Stewart.

An exciting inclusion is a revamped version of "Something Beautiful Remains", now succinctly titled "Something Beautiful". Terry Britten, a producer with a longstanding association with Turner, has masterfully reworked this track.

Britten's touching tribute in a press release reads, “Dear Tina, the experience of working with you could never be replicated. But in my heart, something beautiful remains”. The tragic news of Turner's passing was shared with fans in May.

She bid her final goodbye at her residence near Zurich, Switzerland after battling prolonged illness. An Instagram tribute from her team encapsulated the sentiment of millions: "With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted fans globally and paved the way for future stars." The conclusion was poignant: "Tina, we will miss you dearly." The "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll" collection is available in various formats, including a 5LP set featuring classics like "Whole Lotta Love", "Let’s Stay Together", and "Private Dancer", among others.

Additionally, 3CD, digital, and streaming versions offer fans an extensive look into Turner’s groundbreaking career. Whether you’re a seasoned Tina Turner enthusiast or a new fan, this collection is undoubtedly "The Best" homage to the indomitable spirit and talent of a true music legend.