Posted by DjPaulT on May 6th, 2015
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
“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.
We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) (Extended Mix) 6:08
We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) (Instrumental – Re-Mixed Dub Version) 6:30
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|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|
Label: Capitol Records – 12CL 364
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Style: Pop Rock
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
From The Original Soundtrack Of The Warner Bros. Motion Picture “Mad Max – Beyond The Thunderdome”
Find the 12″ On DISCOGS
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
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
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
You can help show your support for this blog by making a donation using PayPal. Thank you for your help.