It would be wrong to say that I have a particular problem with this album, but I can't help but be disappointed for the following reasons:
- This does indeed coincide with her tour, but there are songs in her set-list for the tour which are not on the album but are rarer and therefore should have been, (Typical Male for example) so I don't quite know how she worked it all out.
- The only reason I was excited about this album was due to the "rare" live tracks; well, sadly, every single track apart from "Let's Stay Together" is already available on iTunes! Particularly, bitterly disappointing is the live "Addicted to Love" - come on! This version was on "Tina: All the Best" from 2004, AND "Tina Live in Europe", not to mention on her Live DVD as well! So they're using it a 4th time? There were so many other tours she could have used for that, not to mention better, live versions of songs like "Proud Mary", "Nutbush City Limits" and "Better Be Good To Me" which all have spectacular lives versions from any number of her tours. So the problem really isn't the songs themselves, rather the disappointment that we have them already yet they're being quoted as "rare". They're not.
However, the two new songs are good, better than "Open Arms" from the last CD. It must be said that if you don't have a Best of CD for Tina, you should get this one, and if you're going to see her on tour, then definitely buy it. However, if you have any other Best of from her, don't bother, just buy the two new songs individually, and the live ones if you want, there are certainly several other places you can get them too!