One Last Time: Live In Concert
Filmed at London’s Wembley Stadium during the “Twenty Four Seven Millennium Tour 2000” this concert film is a killer – a superb set, goes without saying that you’d need to be a Tina Turner fan to get the mileage from this but I could not imagine a Turner fan disappointed after viewing. From the opening version of Sly’s I Want To Take You Higher Turner walks through the highlights of her career and builds a set – the way a seasoned pro does – cherry-picking the gems but with one eye, always, on the flow; on creating an entertaining evening.
So we zigzag from the early magic of Fool In Love and River Deep Mountain High – with Tommy’s Acid Queen in there too – forward to the big comeback: We Don’t Need Another Hero, Better Be Good To Me, Private Dancer, Let’s Stay Together and What’s Love Got To Do With It.
Say what you want but these are some tunes!
It’s a bit like experiencing a Joe Cocker concert – great songs, delivered well, great band. But with Tina Turner you have to marvel, still, at the outfits, the drama, the dancing, the sexy-grandma shtick. Because she is amazing. And she is so dedicated to putting it all on the line, all out there, in the name of the show. It’s a big production and it’s amazing.
We get a few more old tunes – Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay, Try A Little Tenderness, I Heard It Through The Grapevine and then to Addicted To Love and Simply The Best. Sure, no one needs to hear The Best anymore but it was big for Tina. It does, in so many ways, define her solo career. And it’s obviously a concert highlight; the audience loving it.
Proud Mary and Nutbush City Limits, rightfully, are superb closers.
So, still don’t like Tina Turner? Don’t care for this at all? Your fault for reading.