River Deep Mountain High

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The Universal Music Group's Hip-O Select imprint, devoted to pricey, quality reissues of gems from the company's extensive archives, here hits upon the legendary, if compromised Ike & Tina Turner album River Deep -- Mountain High. The title song was Phil Spector's last major effort, a Wall of Sound production from 1966 that hit in the U.K. but flopped in the U.S., leading to his retirement. There were a few other Spector tracks with the Turners (actually, only Tina appears on "River Deep -- Mountain High"), and an album was scheduled on Spector's Philles Records label. Discs were printed for a 1967 release, but no covers, and the LP never appeared. Two years later,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The Universal Music Group's Hip-O Select imprint, devoted to pricey, quality reissues of gems from the company's extensive archives, here hits upon the legendary, if compromised Ike & Tina Turner album River Deep -- Mountain High. The title song was Phil Spector's last major effort, a Wall of Sound production from 1966 that hit in the U.K. but flopped in the U.S., leading to his retirement. There were a few other Spector tracks with the Turners (actually, only Tina appears on "River Deep -- Mountain High"), and an album was scheduled on Spector's Philles Records label. Discs were printed for a 1967 release, but no covers, and the LP never appeared. Two years later, A&M Records (its catalog now controlled by Universal) finally put it out. It turned out that Spector hadn't produced a whole album's worth of material; in addition to his productions ("A Love Like Yours [Don't Come Knocking Every Day]," "I'll Never Need More Than This," "Save the Last Dance for Me," and the title song), Ike Turner had produced a batch of typical Ike & Tina material, including remakes of their early-'60s hits "A Fool in Love," "I Idolize You," and "It's Gonna Work Out Fine." Turner's simple, direct R&B production style has nothing in common with Spector's everything-but-the-kitchen-sink style, so the resulting collection is full of odd juxtapositions in sound. But no matter who's in the producer's chair, the center of the music is still Tina Turner, emoting for all she's worth.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/5/2011
  • Label: Hip-O Select
  • UPC: 602527639543
  • Catalog Number: 001536702
  • Sales rank: 60,302

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 River Deep - Mountain High - Ike Turner (3:37)
  2. 2 I Idolize You - Ike Turner (3:43)
  3. 3 A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday) - Ike Turner (3:02)
  4. 4 A Fool in Love - Ike Turner (3:09)
  5. 5 Make 'Em Wait - Ike Turner (2:15)
  6. 6 Hold On Baby - Ike Turner (2:55)
  7. 7 I'll Never Need More Than This - Ike Turner (3:29)
  8. 8 Save the Last Dance For Me - Ike Turner (2:57)
  9. 9 Oh Baby! (Things Ain't What They Used To Be) - Ike Turner (2:42)
  10. 10 Every Day I Have To Cry - Ike Turner (2:33)
  11. 11 Such a Fool For You - Ike Turner (2:43)
  12. 12 It's Gonna Work Out Fine - Ike Turner (3:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ike & Tina Turner Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Arthur Alexander Composer
Ellie Greenwich Composer
Mort Shuman Composer
Phil Spector Composer, Producer
Jeff Barry Composer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Kent Harris Composer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Ike Turner Composer
Larry Levine Engineer
Pauline Phillips Composer
Doc Pomus Composer
Sylvia McKinney Composer
Tony Hall Liner Notes
Rose McCoy Composer
Teresa Tsuzaki Licensing
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