While she had left the label, Capitol decided they would take advantage of the enormous publicity around the film What's Love Got To Do With It and offer fans a set that covered Turner's long history with the company. They compiled 48 cuts on three discs covering 30 years. It is a wonderful retrospective set; one arranged so you can trace her stylistic evolution and hear some cuts that seldom got radio play.
The first volume gathers all the pivotal Ike and Tina Turner Revue singles, most notably "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" and the Phil Spector-produced "River Deep, Mountain High," as well as the major rock covers. The second volume is both a transition set and sampler of seldom heard numbers, like her covers of "Ball of Confusion" and "A Change is Gonna Come," which she cut with the British Electric Foundation. The set is rounded out with some live cuts (a great version of Prince's "Let's Pretend We're Married"), some duets and an oddball number or two — especially Johnny and Mary," from an even more obscure 1982 soundtrack, Summer Lovers.
The third volume is a basic greatest hits anthology, with all the expected numbers, though it's good that "Steamy Windows" and "Foreign Affair" are set alongside "Let's Stay Together," "Private Dancer" and "What's Love Got To Do With It." If you're only looking for one representative Tina Turner release, this compilation would be it.