It was the follow-up to Turner's globally successful comeback album, Private Dancer, released two years earlier. The original A-side of the vinyl album was entirely produced by Graham Lyle and Terry Britten, the team behind Turner's 1984 hit single "What's Love Got To Do With It", while side B included tracks produced by Bryan Adams, Bob Clearmountain, Mark Knopfler and Rupert Hine
The album's predecessor, Private Dancer, set high commercial standards, yet Break Every Rule sold very well worldwide. It reached on the Billboard 200, on the UK albums chart and in Switzerland, and also Germany (for 12 weeks). The RIAA certified Break Every Rule platinum, denoting 1 million shipments in the United States. I can't consider "Break Every Rule" a disappointment, even in commercial terms, as it went all the way to on the US charts and was certified double platinum. This album should have been as major success as "Private Dancer" had been three years earlier.
But because Private Dancer was so incredible a comeback, one greeted this anxiously awaited follow-up with such high expectations that anything less than outstanding would have been disappointing. And the album isn't outstanding - it's generally quite enjoyable and far from weak - but not outstanding. Be that as it may, there's a lot to savor here.
Throughout Break Every Rule, Turner sounds as if she had the time, guidance and confidence to really master these songs. The result is a potent display of passion and control, and that alone would make this record worth discovering. Break Every Rule comes in two halves. Side one is all Britten (producing, writing with Graham Lyle and rendering Bowie’s Girls in fine style). Side two is Bryan Adams and rematches with Knopfler, Hine and Paul Brady.
Break Every Rule World Tour is the fourth worldwide concert tour by American singer Tina Turner. The tour supported her sixth solo album Break Every Rule. It was sponsored by Pepsi-Cola and broke box office records in 13 different countries. It was the top female concert attraction in 1987–1988 and is the biggest tour, by attendance, for a female artist ever, bringing in over 4 million people. Tina Turner - Break Every Rule. TINA TURNER in OSLO live "Break Every Rule Tour" 20 June 1987. Ozzy Osbourne - "Breaking All The Rules". Dua Lipa - New Rules (Official Music Video). Tina Turner - Two People - Live in Munich (1987).
|A2||What You Get Is What You See|
|B6||Back Where You Started|
|B7||Break Every Rule|
|B9||Paradise Is Here|
|B10||I'll Be Thunder|
- Music By, Lyrics By – B. Adams*, D. Bowie*, G. Lyle*, M. Knopeler*, P. Brady*, T. Britten*
|CDP 746323 2, CDP 7463232||Tina Turner||Break Every Rule (CD, Album)||Capitol Records, Capitol Records||CDP 746323 2, CDP 7463232||Europe||1986|
|24 0611 4, 2406114||Tina Turner||Break Every Rule (Cass, Album, RE)||Capitol Records, Capitol Records||24 0611 4, 2406114||Europe||Unknown|
|CAPITOL 25829||Tina Turner||Break Every Rule (LP, Album, Gat)||Capitol Records||CAPITOL 25829||Venezuela||1986|
|4PJ-12530||Tina Turner||Break Every Rule (Cass, Album, XDR)||Capitol Records||4PJ-12530||US||1986|
|CDP 7930 7 82, CDEMD 1010||Tina Turner||Break Every Rule (CD, Album, Mis)||EMI, EMI||CDP 7930 7 82, CDEMD 1010||UK||1989|