Ike and Tina Turner - River Deep-Mountain High - 1966 Soul - Sealed LP

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Ike & Tina Turner – River Deep - Mountain High

Label:    Music On Vinyl – MOVLP3121, Universal Music – MOVLP3121, A&M Records – MOVLP3121, Phil Spector Productions – MOVLP3121
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180g
Comes in a resealable clear plastic outer with a "Music On Vinyl" hype sticker. Includes a plain white poly lined inner sleeve.
[From back cover and labels]
Original release ℗ 1966 A&M Records. This release ℗ & © 2022 Universal Music, a division of Universal International Music B.V. Manufactured & distributed by Music On Vinyl B.V. for Universal Music, a division of Universal International Music B.V.
Made in the Netherlands.
[From hype sticker]
Includes the UK Top 3 hit-single "River Deep-Mountain High", "I'll Never Need More Than This" and "A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everday)"
180 gram audiophile vinyl.
Runouts are stamped.
Barcode (Text): 0 600753 949252
Country:    Europe
Released:    Sep 9, 2022
Genre:    Funk / Soul
Style:    Soul


A1        River Deep - Mountain High
A2        I Idolize You
A3        A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Every Day)
A4        A Fool In Love
A5        Make 'Em Wait
A6        Hold On Baby

B1        I'll Never Need More Than This
B2        Save The Last Dance For Me
B3        Oh Baby! (Things Ain't What They Used To Be)
B4        Every Day I Have To Cry
B5        Such A Fool For You
B6        It's Gonna Work Out Fine


"What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object? And what happens when the irresistible force brings her hubby along? The answer, in 1966, was Ike and Tina Turner’s River Deep, Mountain High, produced (in part) by Phil Spector. That record was reissued (for the umpteenth time, still without any bonus tracks) in 2011.

By the mid-sixties Ike and Tina had established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in soul and R&B. Their high-energy, incendiary live shows gained them a following. Their singles – including “A Fool in Love” (1960) and 1961’s “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine” stormed up the R&B charts, and (to a lesser extent) the Billboard Hot 100. The single “River Deep, Mountain High” opens the album. Spector’s cavernous production technique would come across especially well on monaural, lo-fi AM radio. Individual instruments are largely indistinct; instead the soaring onslaught of a seemingly infinite number of instruments and backing vocals chugs along while Tina shrieks atop the proceedings. It’s an epic recording, emblematic and representative of the Spector/Turners pairing. 

“Such a Fool For You” keeps the stylistic back-and-forth right on track: it’s a hard-charging funky number with stellar brass accompaniment. This one has to be an Ike production number; Spector would have never allowed such distinct and up-front mixing of the rhythm section. If this song doesn’t make you want to dance, you’re probably a rock journalist.

Ike shows up again to help close out the album on “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine.” If you can set aside any negative feeling you might have about “Ikey,” you’ll allow yourself a real treat; Ike’s spoken replies to Tina’s vocal lines are worth the price of admission. And while that electric guitar probably isn’t him, it certainly is true to the spirit of his style. Spector pulls the faders down on the band, so the song’s fadeout features only Tina and the Iketts." (Muso Scribe review)

George Harrison praised the record, declaring it "a perfect record from start to finish. You couldn't improve on it."

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Format LP
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