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Tina Turner – Two People (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 30th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

REQUEST

“Two People” was the third single from American singer Tina Turner’s sixth solo album Break Every Rule. The song was written and produced by Terry Britten and Graham Lyle, the team behind “What’s Love Got to Do with It” and “We Don’t Need Another Hero“, and was a Top 20 hit in most European countries and #1 in Spain.

The single reached number thirty on the US Billboard Hot 100 the week of January 10, 1987. It performed better on the Adult Contemporary and R&B charts, reaching twelve and eighteen, respectively.

SIDE A:
Two People (Dance Mix) 8:24
Havin’ A Party 3:53
Producer – Martyn Ware

SIDE B:
Two People (Dub Mix) 7:00
Two People (Single Mix) 4:08

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Two People U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #30
1987 Two People U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #12
1987 Two People U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #18

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records – V-15261
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Engineer, Mixed By – John Hudson (tracks: A, B1, B2)
Producer – Terry Britten (tracks: A, B1, B2)
Photography – Paul Cox
Design – Stylorouge

NOTES:
Album version of “TWO PEOPLE” can be heard on “BREAK EVERY RULE” PJ-12530

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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31 Responses to “Tina Turner – Two People (US 12″)”

  1. Todd Says:

    Brilliant! Thanks for this one Paul! Lovin the Tina…

    Speaking of which – any chance you could re-post Tina’s ‘Whatever You Want’ – you had it on your old blogger site I think? A Flac copy of that would be awesome!

    Keep up the great work.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Todd! Happy weekend 🙂

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  2. Stefano Says:

    That’s my man! Thank you Paul. What a great mix, always loved it. Nice to have that dub too in best quality.

    Ben Liebrand did a very interesting mix, really different with a soring sax solo. Loved that version too.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano! Which 12″ is the Ben Liebrand mix on?

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    ric Reply:

    Paul, it can be found here…

    http://www.discogs.com/Tina-Turner-Two-People-Tender-Mix/master/117054

    netherlands only release I think.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I see that explains why I don’t have it it’s a CD release.

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    Stefano Reply:

    Hi Paul, it has been released on a rare vinyl Dutch promo 7 inch (single sided at 33 ⅓ rpm). A limited one track CD single with that Liebrand mix was issued as a bonus to the early Dutch CD pressing of ‘Live in Europe’. Ben made the mix specially for a Dutch radio show in which he had somewhat 10 minutes of airtime (at 22:10 hours every Friday night) for playing a new ‘minimix’. These mixes were legendary masterpieces. Some ‘minimixes’ were tracked by record companies for a commercial release. Many from EMI (Tavares, Grace Jones and this one), but also remixed Phil Collins, Sting, Salt ‘n Pepa, Fun Fun, Nu Shooze. All became wordwide hits due to his remix. But many ‘minimixes’ were not commercially available, some of them only through DMC. I’ve got loads of them taped in the highest quality available, like many other Dutch remix fans at that time. Friday night was the night to say home! Or at least to set your timer. I am still looking for his mix of ‘The Lover in me’ by Sheena Easton on CD, such a terrific version! Only available on DMC vinyl.
    This Tendermix is another Liebrand masterpiece.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you for the info Stefano. I have added the Tina Tender Mix to my Discogs wantlist as soon as another copy becomes available I get it if I can.

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    Christian Reply:

    I have a low quality rip of the Tender Mix; I think it is better than the standard remix. I agree that Ben Liebrand did some great remixes; my two favorites are INXS “Need You Tonight” and Blondie “Call Me.”

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Christian thank you that means a lot to me 🙂

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    ric Reply:

    Oh my! Ben Liebrand…where do we start?!?
    First got to know him through his ’83 remix for Forrest’s Rock The Boat. My favourite mixes of his include Alexander O’Neal’s Criticize, Bill Withers’ Lovely Day, Taja Sevelle’s Love Is Contagious, InXS’ Need you Tonight (2 mixes he did) Hall & Oates’ I Can’t Go For That (2 mixes he did) and Grace Jones’ Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician.
    Oh yes, and his Tina remix of course!

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    Stefano Reply:

    Not to forget his remixes of Alexander O’Neal/What can I say to make you love me and Janet Jackson/Let’s wait awhile and Luther Vandross/Never too much. You can spend a day writing them all down….

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  3. Dan Says:

    Another big thank you, Paul! These Tina 12″ mixes are really making my day. Even now, 25 years later, I’m STILL upset that this song didn’t get higher than #30. What an injustice!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Dan, it is sad because this in my opinion is a stand out track. Maybe it was a little slow for the public to appreciate but I Love It!

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  4. Victor Says:

    I’ve always love this track, I meant these remixes (Main and Dub). Thank you!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Victor! Have a nice weekend 🙂

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  5. Carlos Says:

    One of my most favorite maxi-singles ever!!!

    Thank you very much, DjPaul! Keep uploading Tina’s mixes, please!

    😀

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Carlos 🙂

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  6. ric Says:

    Ooo la la! Such a sensual treat.
    Thanks for a DJ Paul T trademark rip!!!

    I must admit when I first heard the original version on AT40, I wasn’t impressed that it was chosen as the second single. Like Paul said, it seemed too much like a “non-event”. But when I tested the 12″ single at the record shop, it sent chills down my spine.
    Martyn Ware worked well with Tina on her comeback hit, and weaved his New Wave spell on this production too.
    This remix really stands the test of time, and would fit in perfectly on any electronic chill-out playlist today.
    What a way to usher in my Saturday!
    Happy weekend Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric! Happy weekend my friend 🙂

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  7. Jon Says:

    Thank u so much these remixes are bringing back memories…now if we could only get Afterglow and What You Get is What You See…my life would be complete

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Stay tuned Jon 🙂

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  8. Christian Says:

    Thanks, Paul! And whatta wig on that cover!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Christian that is a fab wig!

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    ric Reply:

    I thought they call it Fright Wig? LOL!

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  9. Michael Says:

    Thank you so much!!!!

    I love your work, can’t say that enough!

    Thanks!!!

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    Christian Reply:

    I want to second Michael’s comment: I love your work! I hope you know how many people you make happy on a daily basis!

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  10. Mikus Says:

    Thanks for everything
    great site

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  11. Kent Says:

    Thanks Paul! 🙂

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  12. Joey Says:

    One of my favorites. I’ve always lamented the fact that this wasn’t a much bigger hit. Thanks for this fantastic rip.

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  13. Jason63 Says:

    Thank you Paul. I didn’t have this one.

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