Strong as Steel

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Strong as Steel
Studio album by Tina Arena
Released 22 October 1990
27 May 1996 (reissue)
Recorded 1987–90
Metropolis Audio Australia
(Melbourne, Victoria)
Length 64:55
Label EMI
  • Doug Brady
  • Ross Ingles
Tina Arena chronology
Tiny Tina and Little John
(1977)Tiny Tina and Little John1977
Strong as Steel
Don't Ask
(1994)Don't Ask1994
Alternative album cover
1996 re-release
1996 re-release
Singles from Strong as Steel
  1. "I Need Your Body"
    Released: 7 May 1990
  2. "The Machine's Breaking Down"
    Released: 30 July 1990
  3. "Strong as Steel"
    Released: 29 October 1990
  4. "Woman's Work"
    Released: March 1991

Strong as Steel is the second studio album by Australian pop singer Tina Arena, released in 1990 by EMI.

Album information[edit]

The album has a very light tone and a pop rock feel to it compared to Arena's subsequent albums, which were darker and more personal.

Strong as Steel was re-released in 1996 by Sony Music, however the re-release is substantially different from the original version. The cover art for the re-release is completely different and only five of the thirteen tracks from the original version are included. Five previously unreleased songs (including a demo destined for her next studio effort) recorded at a later date were added for a total of ten tracks on the new version. The uniqueness and rarity of the original 1990 version has made it a highly sought after collector's item.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Woman's Work" B.J. Cook, Sheree Jeacocke, Lou Pomanti 4:21
2. "I Need Your Body" Ross Inglis 4:04
3. "Close to My Heart" David A Stewart, Richard Feldman 4:09
4. "For the Sake of Talking" Inglis 4:51
5. "Rumour Has It" Mike Bray, Inglis 3:55
6. "Images of Love" Inglis 4:14
7. "Strong as Steel" Diane Warren 5:08
8. "The Machine's Breaking Down" Inglis 4:38
9. "I'll Be Here" Inglis 5:32
10. "Stagefright" Inglis 3:39
11. "I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)" Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright 5:48
12. "I Need Your Body" (Original 12" Mix) Inglis 6:24
13. "The Machine's Breaking Down" (Club Mix Hot Dr. Mix) Inglis 8:06
1996 re-release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Strong as Steel" Diane Warren 5:06
2. "Woman's Work" B.J. Cook, Sheree Jeacocke, Lou Pomanti 4:16
3. "I Need Your Body" Ross Inglis 3:59
4. "Wouldn't Change a Thing" Arena, Pam Reswick, Steve Werfel 3:56
5. "Best for You" Arena, Reswick, Werfel 3:40
6. "On the Line" Arena, Reswick, Werfel 4:14
7. "You Make Me Feel Good" Reswick, Werfel 3:46
8. "The Machine's Breaking Down" Inglis 4:36
9. "I Believe" Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright 5:48
10. "Be a Man" (demo version) Arena, Reswick, Werfel 4:17


  • Producers: Tina Arena, Doug Brady, Ross Ingles, Pam Reswick, Steve Werfel
  • Art direction: Pierre Baroni
  • Design: Pierre Baroni
  • Photography: Pierre Baroni


Chart (1990) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[1] 17


  1. ^ "Strong as Steel - Australian chart run". Retrieved 22 November 2008.