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Tina Turner – We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 6th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)” is a 1985 song by Tina Turner. It was featured in the 1985 film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome which starred Turner and Mel Gibson. The song was written by Terry Britten and Graham Lyle.

“We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)” was released on the heels of Turner’s multiplatinum album Private Dancer. The song’s lyrical content is written from the perspective of those being oppressed and not wanting to get their hopes up in yet another “hero” who may or may not save them. The song was released as a 7″ single, and an extended version was released as a 12″ single and on the film’s soundtrack album. In the UK, a shaped picture disc was also released.

In 1986, the song received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song and a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. As songwriters, Lyle and Britten received the 1985 Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.

Turner was backed by a choral group from King’s House School in Richmond, London. One of the choir members who appeared on the record, Lawrence Dallaglio, became famous in a totally different field as a rugby union star and captain of the England national team.

“We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)” became one of Tina Turner’s biggest worldwide hit singles. The single peaked at #2 on the United States Billboard Hot 100, behind only “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)” by John Parr, at #3 in the UK and reached #1 in Canada, Australia, Germany, Poland, Spain and Switzerland.

SIDE A:
We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) (Extended Mix) 6:08

SIDE B:
We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) (Instrumental – Re-Mixed Dub Version) 6:30

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 We Don’t Need Another Hero U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1985 We Don’t Need Another Hero U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Songs #3
1985 We Don’t Need Another Hero U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #3
1985 We Don’t Need Another Hero U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #20
1985 We Don’t Need Another Hero U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #23

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records ‎– 12CL 364
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Design [Sleeve] – Shoot That Tiger!
Engineer – John Hudson
Engineer [Assistant] – Mike Geng
Illustration [Cover Illustration] – Amsel*
Producer – Terry Britten
Written-By – Graham Lyle, Terry Britten

NOTES:
From The Original Soundtrack Of The Warner Bros. Motion Picture “Mad Max – Beyond The Thunderdome”

Find the 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Password: burningtheground

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36 Responses to “Tina Turner – We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) (US 12″)”

  1. omar Says:

    Paul you’re awesome. The 12″ version i think is far superior to the standard 7″.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Me too Omar 🙂

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  2. ex15 Says:

    One of my all time favorite tracks, ever!
    (and the b-side is something special)

    Awesome..

    Thanks as always fro the rip, Paul ! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂

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  3. Jeff Says:

    Paul, you make going to the movies so much fun! Again, I love how you can present something to us that is relevant today, as the “Mad Max” film is being re-booted. I can’t wait to hear this 12-inch mix. It’s totally new to me and of course, the dub has got me anticipating it all the more. You are awesome and the music is awesome too. Thank you Paul for your presents to our ears.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff I love the Mad Max films and am very excited about the new one. This song is one of my all-time favs. Enjoy!

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  4. NKelly Says:

    Awesone song. Just for your info it’s listed as Tina Turner: We don’t nedd another hero (you may have noticed). Thanks for this.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    oops thanks for letting me know Neil 🙂

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    NKelly Reply:

    You’re welcome i know you like a heads-up on these things as it’s so easy to make a mistake… It’s not that i look but i couldn’t help but notice this one… 🙂

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  5. Dave Says:

    As far as i know this has never been released on cd. It’s also a shame that this 12″ version isn’t included on the upcoming Private Dancer 30th anniversary next month. Thanks to you we now can listen to a good quality version.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dave 🙂

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    ex15 Reply:

    Thunderdome CD:

    1985 – EMI / 0777 7 80575 2 9

    1994 – Capitol / GNPD 8037

    🙂

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    Dave Reply:

    Of course. You’re right. How could i forget those releases 🙂

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  6. Stefano Says:

    Thanks Paul, I think this is a terrific extended version. I wish they did more of these kinds of extended versions nowaydays. No fuss, just longer!
    I am very happy to have the instrumental in Paulity. Great B-side!
    The 7 inch version is part of the 2 CD 30th anniversary edition of ‘Private Dancer’, due to be released on Warner.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I am looking forward to the “Private Dancer: release but unfortunately I am sure they will remaster it as lound as they can such a shame.

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  7. Junior Says:

    Great film and a cool song too.

    Thanks for this, Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  8. Ziv Says:

    Thanks Paul for your quality.
    BTW:
    Tons of copies of the 12″ can be found in many 2nd hand markets in Europe. It’s always funny to find 2-3 copies when going to a market 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ziv 🙂

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  9. John Says:

    Isn’t the extended version the same as the version on the soundtrack? Is the instrument the same as the soundtrack instrumental?

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    ex15 Reply:

    Yes, see my above comment..

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  10. VanceMan Says:

    Thanks for this one!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome VanceMan 🙂

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  11. musicdivaSF Says:

    So timely for the reboot of Mad Max but this is still a classic that will never fade away. This just makes me miss Tina Turner. Thank you Dj PaulT!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Me too MusicdivaSF 🙂

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  12. Davos Via 45 Says:

    Always liked the Mad Max movies, great humor :):):)
    Max: I don’t know anything about methane.
    Aunty Entity: You can shovel shit can’t you?
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089530/quotes

    Don’t have the soundtrack on CD, got the LP somewhere in the closet, so can’t compare them, as it seems that this 12″ has the same versions as on the soundtrack. The mastering is probably different, I rely on Pauls high standards.

    Sad news today Errol Brown of Hot Chocolate dies of cancer :(, also another legendary singer, Joe Cocker died a few months ago :(, for sure they deserve a tribute on BTG Paul?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yes very sad new Davos.

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  13. wolfie Says:

    Fabulous 12”! This and the “One of the Living” 12” singles are two of my (many) all time faves. Thank you so much x

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Wolfie 🙂

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  14. Public Image Says:

    Thanks a lot!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Public Image 🙂

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  15. cdman Says:

    thank you Paul!! very good choice

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  16. Kyle Says:

    Thanks for the Turner, Raggedy Maaaaannn !

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  17. jay Says:

    Awesome 12″. I can’t thank you enough. This is way better than the 7″. This was my first Tina single I bought back in the summer of ’85. Went to a ShopKo store to look for some tunes and this was playing on the store radio, and I was like what’s this? The next day I came back to look for the single.

    On the contrary, do you have any Private Dancer 12″ singles like Show Some Respect or Private Dancer?

    Anyway thank you PaulT. You rock. Keep up the good work. Regards from Wisconsin.

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  18. woz Says:

    I gotta agree with everyone else – a great extended mix! Thanks!

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  19. Jason Says:

    Thank you very much Paul.

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