Wildest Dreams

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Wildest Dreams
Studio album by Tina Turner
Released April 22, 1996
(see release history)
Recorded Summer 1995–Early 1996
Genre Pop rock, soft rock, R&B, soul
Label Parlophone
Producer Trevor Horn, Terry Britten
Tina Turner chronology
The Collected Recordings – Sixties to Nineties
(1994)
Wildest Dreams
(1996)
Twenty Four Seven
(1999)
Alternative cover
U.S. cover art
Singles from Wildest Dreams
  1. "GoldenEye"
    Released: November 7, 1995
  2. "Whatever You Want"
    Released: March 23, 1996
  3. "On Silent Wings"
    Released: June 8, 1996
  4. "Missing You"
    Released: July 25, 1996
  5. "Something Beautiful Remains"
    Released: October 19, 1996
  6. "In Your Wildest Dreams"
    Released: December 21, 1996
  7. ""Unfinished Sympathy""
    Released: 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau (neither)[3]
The Daily Vault B−[4]

Wildest Dreams is the ninth solo album by Tina Turner, released on Parlophone/Virgin in 1996. It went double platinum in the UK, France, Germany, and on the European charts.

Overview[edit]

The song "GoldenEye", recorded and released in 1995, was the theme of the James Bond film of the same name. It was written by Bono and The Edge of the Irish band U2. The song "Confidential" was written and co-produced for Turner by the British group the Pet Shop Boys. The band's singer and lyricist, Neil Tennant, sings backing vocals on the track. The original Pet Shop Boys demo (with Tennant on vocals) can be found on the 2001 2-disc rerelease of their album Very. "Unfinished Sympathy" is a cover of the Massive Attack song. The track "All Kinds of People" was co-written by Sheryl Crow. Tina Turner also released a duet with Barry White called "In Your Wildest Dreams" which reached #32 in the UK, the duet version was included on the U.S. version of the album which had a different track list, released some six months after it was first issued in Europe and most other parts of the world, and then also with an alternate cover. The album also featured guest vocals from Sting on the track "On Silent Wings" which peaked at #13 in the UK. Wildest Dreams included a total of six European single releases; "GoldenEye", "Whatever You Want"—co-written by Taylor Dayne, "On Silent Wings", Turner's cover version of John Waite's "Missing You", "Something Beautiful Remains" and the title track "In Your Wildest Dreams".

In 1997 the album was released as a limited edition special pack in Europe with a bonus disc including remixes, non-album tracks and live recordings from Turner's concert in Amsterdam on the Wildest Dreams Tour. The two-disc edition was released with the same cover picture as the U.S. album.

Track listings[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Do What You Do"   Terry Britten, Graham Lyle, Connor Reeves 4:23
2. "Whatever You Want"   Arthur Baker, Taylor Dayne, Fred Zarr 4:52
3. "Missing You"   Mark Leonard, Chas Sandford, John Waite 4:36
4. "On Silent Wings" (featuring Sting) James Ralston, Tony Joe White 6:12
5. "Thief of Hearts"   Jud Friedman, Hellmut Hattler, Joo Kraus, Allan Rich 4:05
6. "In Your Wildest Dreams" (featuring Antonio Banderas) Mike Chapman, Holly Knight 5:33
7. "GoldenEye" (Single edit) Bono, The Edge 3:27
8. "Confidential"   Chris Lowe, Neil Tennant 4:39
9. "Something Beautiful Remains"   Britten, Lyle 4:20
10. "All Kinds of People"   Sheryl Crow, Kevin Gilbert, Eric Pressley 4:43
11. "Unfinished Sympathy"   Robert Del Naja, Daddy G, Shara Nelson, Jay Sharp, Andrew Vowles 4:30
12. "Dancing in My Dreams"   Mark Cawley, Kye Fleming, Brenda Russell 6:45
13. "Love is a Beautiful Thing" (Japanese bonus track) Seth Swirsky 3:45

B-sides[edit]

Title Single(s)
"Do Something" "On Silent Wings"
"The Difference Between Us" "Missing You"

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart 14
Austrian Albums Chart 2
Belgium, Flanders Albums Chart 3
Belgium, Wallonia Albums Chart 7
Canadian Albums Chart 29
Dutch Albums Chart 4
Finnish Albums Chart 3
French Albums Chart 14
German Albums Chart 2
Italian Albums Chart[5] 2
New Zealand Albums Chart 1
Norwegian Albums Chart 6
Spanish Albums Chart 13
Swedish Albums Chart 5
Swiss Albums Chart 1
UK Albums Chart 4
US Billboard 200 61
US Top R&B Albums 26
European single release
Year Region Single Position
1996 France "Unfinished Sympathy" 9

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
United Kingdom April 22, 1996 Parlophone CD 724383768424
United States September 3, 1996 Virgin Records
United Kingdom November 1, 1996 Parlophone 2CD 724385377129

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