Break Every Rule

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Break Every Rule
Tina Turner Break Every Rule.jpg
Studio album by Tina Turner
Released September 23, 1986
Genre
Length 50:13
Label Capitol
Producer
Tina Turner chronology
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
(1985)
Break Every Rule
(1986)
Tina Live in Europe
(1988)
Singles from Break Every Rule
  1. "Typical Male"
    Released: August 30, 1986
  2. "Back Where You Started"
    Released: 1986
  3. "Two People"
    Released: 1986
  4. "Girls"
    Released: 1986
  5. "What You Get Is What You See"
    Released: March 23, 1987
  6. "Break Every Rule"
    Released: 1987
  7. "Paradise Is Here"
    Released: 1987
  8. "Afterglow"
    Released: 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]

Break Every Rule is the sixth solo album by Tina Turner, released on Capitol Records in 1986. It was the follow-up to Turner's globally successful comeback album, Private Dancer, released two years earlier.

Composition[edit]

The original A-side of the vinyl album was entirely produced by Graham Lyle and Terry Britten, the team behind Turner's 1984 hit single "What's Love Got To Do With It", while side B included tracks produced by Bryan Adams, Bob Clearmountain, Mark Knopfler and Rupert Hine. Out of the album's eleven tracks, eight were released as singles, either in Europe or the U.S. or both; "Typical Male" (U.S. #2) featuring Phil Collins on drums, "What You Get Is What You See" (U.S. #13) with Eric Clapton on guitars, "Two People" (Spain #1, U.S. R&B #18), David Bowie's "Girls" (Poland #11), "Back Where You Started" (U.S. Rock #9) co-written and produced by Bryan Adams, "Afterglow" (U.S. Dance #2) featuring Steve Winwood on keyboards, "Break Every Rule" (Poland #15) co-written and produced by Rupert Hine and "Paradise Is Here" (Ireland #24).

Most of the 12" singles that were released from the album included extended or alternate mixes, live versions and/or non-album tracks, the majority of which still remain unreleased on compact disc. Turner also recorded other tracks during the sessions for the album with Steve Lillywhite and Bryan Adams which remain unreleased.

Following the release of the Break Every Rule album Turner recorded the duet "Tearing Us Apart" with Eric Clapton, included on his Phil Collins-produced 1986 album August and also issued as a single in early 1987.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album's predecessor, Private Dancer, set high commercial standards, yet Break Every Rule sold very well worldwide. It reached #4 on the Billboard 200, #2 on the UK Albums Chart and #1 in Switzerland, and also Germany (for 12 weeks). The RIAA certified Break Every Rule platinum,[3] denoting 1 million shipments in the United States. It was also certified platinum in some European countries including Germany and the UK.

Tour[edit]

Turner undertook a huge world tour to promote the album, including the record-breaking date in Rio de Janeiro in which she played to 180,000 people. The concert was filmed and released on home video. Further dates from the European leg of her world tour were recorded and released as the live album Tina Live in Europe in 1988.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Typical Male" Terry Britten, Graham Lyle 4:18
2. "What You Get Is What You See" Britten, Lyle 4:31
3. "Two People" Britten, Lyle 4:11
4. "Till the Right Man Comes Along" Britten, Lyle 4:11
5. "Afterglow" Britten, Lyle 4:30
6. "Girls" David Bowie, Erdal Kızılçay 4:56
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "Back Where You Started" Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance 4:27
8. "Break Every Rule" Rupert Hine, Jeannette Obstoj 4:02
9. "Overnight Sensation" Mark Knopfler 4:40
10. "Paradise Is Here" Paul Brady 5:35
11. "I'll Be Thunder" Hine, Obstoj 5:21

B-sides[edit]

Title Single(s)
"Don't Turn Around" "Typical Male"
"Havin' a Party" "Two People"
"Take Me to the River" "Girls" and "What You Get Is What You See"
"In the Midnight Hour" (Live) "Paradise Is Here"

Personnel[edit]

  • Bryan Adams – producer (7), guitar (7), piano (7), background vocals (7)
  • Albert Boekholt – programming (9, 10)
  • Jenni Bolton – stylist, personal assistant
  • Terry Britten – producer (1-6), bass (1-6), guitar (1-6), background vocals (1, 3, 4), drum programming (2, 4, 5)
  • Samantha Brown – background vocals (10)
  • Jack Bruno – drums (3, 5)
  • Margo Buchanan – background vocals (10)
  • Tim Cappello – saxophone solo (1)
  • Jimmy Chambers – background vocals (10)
  • George Chandler – background vocals (10)
  • Bob Clearmountain – producer (7), engineer (7), mixing (7)
  • Phyllis Cohen – make-up
  • Phil Collins – drums (1, 6)
  • Mickey Curry – drums (7)
  • Roger Davies – director, management
  • Keith Dean – management
  • Neil Dorfsman – producer (9, 10), engineer (9, 10)
  • Richard Elen – sound designer (1-6)
  • Mickey Feat – bass (9)
  • Guy Fletcher – keyboards (9, 10)
  • Stuart Furusho – mastering
  • Mike Ging – assistant engineer (1-6)
  • Nick Glennie-Smith – keyboards (1-5), string arrangements (4)
  • Paul Hamilton – assistant engineer (7)
  • Rupert Hine – producer (8, 11), all instruments (8, 11), arrangements (8, 11), background vocals (8, 11)
  • John Hudson – engineer (1-6), mixing (1-6)
  • Garry Katell – percussion (6)
  • Mark Knopfler – producer (9, 10), guitar (9, 10)
  • Jamie Lane – drums (9)
  • Billy Livsey – keyboards (3)
  • Graham Lyle – mandolin (2)
  • Tommy Mandel – organ (7)
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Branford Marsalis – soprano saxophone (10)
  • Mark McKenna – assistant engineer (7)
  • Richard Moakes – assistant engineer (7, 9, 10)
  • Tessa Niles – background vocals (1, 4, 5)
  • Frank Ricotti – percussion (9, 10)
  • Steve Rinkoff – assistant engineer (7)
  • Herb Ritts – photography
  • Andrew Scarth – assistant engineer (8, 11)
  • Keith Scott – lead guitar (7)
  • Lindsey Scott – management
  • Stephen W Tayler – engineer (8, 11), mixing (8, 11)
  • Stylorouge – design
  • Dave Taylor – bass (7)
  • Tina Turner – lead vocals, background vocals (8, 11)
  • Jim Vallance – percussion (7)
  • Jamie West-Oram – guitar (8, 11)
  • Steve Winwood – synthesizer solo (5)

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[34] 2× Platinum 100,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[35] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[36] Gold 30,773[36]
France (SNEP)[37] Gold 144,200[38]
Germany (BVMI)[39] 2× Platinum 1,000,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[40] Platinum 15,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[15] Platinum 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[41] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[42] Platinum 1,000,000^
Summaries
Worldwide 12,000,000[43]

^shipments figures based on certification alone

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