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Rating: NNNN You know you've accomplished something in life when your birthday DVD begins with praise from Will Smith, Cher and.
You know you’ve accomplished something in life when your birthday DVD begins with praise from Will Smith, Cher and Oprah Winfrey. Tina Turner’s Celebration! is an edutaining document of her life story as well as a concert faithfully celebrating her career.
In a cavernous, circular room with a mammoth projection screen and a futuristic feel, Tina hilariously shouts, ‘It’s Thunderdome all over again!’ before jumping into her first big (European) hit, River Deep, Mountain High.
Wearing a rather revealing black mesh top and a flowery skirt, the ‘female James Brown’ leads an army of musicians down memory lane. Contributions from the Reverend Al Green, Bob Geldof and an admission from Sting that ‘I lost my virginity listening to Tina Turner’ are worth the price of admission.
There’s also the backstory of how Ike met Tina, a trip through her hometown, Nutbush, Tennessee, and Turner’s never-thought-I’d-hear-someone-say-that statement ‘Picking cotton wasn’t that bad, except for the heat.’
Oh yeah, she does all her hits. Passionately.
EXTRAS When The Heartache Is Over and Whatever You Need videos, biography, photo gallery.