24 Aug Ike and Tina Turner – River Deep – Mountain High on 180 Gr. Vinyl
Out September 1rst, 2022
Deluxe 180-gram reissue including original artwork.
A Historic Recording by Phil Spector.
Reissue of the legendary Ike & Tina album, consisting of six tracks produced by the studio wizard Phil Spector using his famous wall of sound technique. River Deep—Mountain High was originally recorded in 1966 but released in the USA in 1969 by A&M Records. The title track was the first of five singles and a massive hit in Europe. This was easily the most complex and nuanced of Spector’s famous “wall of sound” productions, an album that’s an essential part of any comprehensive 60s music collection. Due to Spector’s perfectionism, he made Turner sing ‘River Deep’ over and over for several hours until he felt he had the perfect vocal take. According to the singer: must have sung that 500,000 times. I was drenched with sweat. I had to take my shirt off and stand there in my bta to sing.”
Elemental Music, together with Universal Music Group, present the best selection of 60’s & 70’s R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz, Blues, Pop-Rock and Folk out of print titles from the vaults of classic labels such as Polydor, Motown, Chess, MGM, A&M, Mercury or Capitol Records, among others.
1. RIVER DEEP-MOUNTAIN HIGH
2. I IDOLIZE YOU
3. A LOVE LIKE YOURS
4. A FOOL IN LOVE
5. MAKE ‘EM WAIT 6. HOLD ON BABY
1. I’LL NEVER NEED MORE THAN THIS
2. SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME
3. OH BABY!
4. EVERY DAY I HAVE TO CRY
5. SUCH A FOOL FOR YOU
6. IT’S GONNA WORK OUT FINE
Producer: PHIL SPECTOR
Engineer: LARRY LEVINE
Photographer: DENNIS HOPPER
Originally released on A&M in 1969.