Turner's final studio release as of this writing also failed to match her previous heights, though it did at least crack the Top 30, peaking at No. 21. Turner was about to celebrate her 60th birthday, and while there were occasionally hints of the whirlwind pace and the frenetic soul from her background, Turner is controlled and less intense on several tunes. She didn't coast or become tentative, but there aren't any songs that call to mind her big hits. This was a restrained, polished and professional effort, but not a majestic or exciting one.
But there are good moments. "I Will Be There" and "When the Heartache is Over" are nicely sung testimonials, not coy or sappy. She's still resilient and confident, but there's no signs of combativeness. "Falling" and "Don't Leave Me This Way" are also less forceful, though she never sounds afraid or helpless. Turner recaptures some assertiveness on "Absolutely Nothing's Changed," and the determination that's marked her material since "Private Dancer" reappears on "I Will Be There," a number co-written by the Gibb brothers (Barry, Robin and Maurice). There's more straight pop influence than on almost any Turner record, and familiar face Bryan Adams returns on "Twenty Four Seven" and "Without You." Tina Turner has never made a completely worthless release, but hopefully she will eventually return to the studio; Twenty-Four Seven does not make a suitable swan song.