Tina Turner: 'All The Best'

Tina Turner returns after five years off with a just-released double-CD anthology called, "All The Best."

It features the songs that first made her famous in the 1960s, reviews two decades of spectacular solo recordings, then brings the story right up to date with three newly-recorded tracks.

Turner performs Tuesday on The Early Show. Among others, she'll sing one of the new singles, "Open Arms," and her 1989 classic, "The Best."

"All The Best" offers an array of classics such as "River Deep Mountain High," "Proud Mary" and "Nutbush City Limits," from her early emergence as a solo superstar with "Let's Stay Together," "What's Love Got To Do With It" and "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)" right through her hits of the '90s, such as "I Don't Wanna Fight," "Goldeneye" and "When The Heartache Is Over" -- the latter from her 1999 album, "Twenty Four Seven."

As for Turner's new work on "All The Best": The powerful single "Open Arms," produced by Jimmy Hogarth, is joined by "Complicated Disaster," produced by Steve Robson, and "Something Special," produced by Trevor Horn.

There are some gems for the Tina collector too, including a live-in-London version of "Addicted To Love" and duets with David Bowie ("Tonight"), Bryan Adams ("It's Only Love") and Italian superstar Eros Ramazzotti ("Cose Della Vita").

Turner says the mixes on "All The Best" don't sound dated, they feel "now." She says she's proud of the album's quality and that even the new songs, the blend of vocals is strong and vibrant.

According to her publicists, the story of Tina Turner began more than 50 years ago. Born in Brownsville, Tennessee and raised nearby in the "lil' ol' town" of Nutbush, just like the song says, Anna Mae Bullock was in recording sessions as early as 1953, when she was barely a teenager.

She married guitarist and bandleader Ike Turner in 1958 and made her recording debut with him in 1960 on "A Fool In Love," which set the scene for the decade ahead by becoming an American R&B smash and pop crossover hit. As the duo's live shows with their band became the talk of the soul circuit, their show was soon going by a new name: the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.

The duo's track record in the '60s and early '70s was built on anthems like the quintessential Phil Spector production, "River Deep, Mountain High," and "Nutbush City Limits," among a total of 25 soul chart entries. After starring in the Who's 1975 film of Tommy, Tina was ready to strike out on her own.

As the massively successful film What's Love Got To Do With It? would later depict, she had to haul her way up a mountain of debts and disinterest. But with the help of young Australian manager Roger Davies, Tina rediscovered the rock 'n' roll raunch of her best records, infused it with her intuitive soulfulness, and started again. In 1982, she landed a new solo deal with Capitol Records. By the summer of '84, fueled by the acclaimed leadoff single "What's Love Got To Do With It?," Private Dancer was on its way to worldwide sales of 11 million.

What's followed has been a breathless catalogue of collaborations and achievements on record, on screen and as an author. They included a role as Aunty Entity in Max Mad: Beyond Thunderdome; a duet with Mick Jagger at the landmark benefit concert, Live Aid; a raft of Grammy Awards; a best-selling autobiography, I, Tina; recording and concert dates with fans like Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Elton John, David Bowie, Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler; and record-breaking concert tours all around the world.

"All The Best" looks both backwards and forwards, and will ensure that her legend endures long into the 21st century. Tina Turner is back, doing what she does (simply) the best.