IKE & TINA: Album (Studio)

River Deep, Mountain High (1966)

Ike & Tina Turner - River Deep, Mountain High - Album

River Deep, Mountain High is the legendary album from Ike & Tina with six tracks produced by Phil Spector. The title track was the first of five singles and a massive hit in Europe. Ike Turner produced the remaining tracks which are essentially superior re-recordings of some of Ike & Tina's earlier hits. The album was first released in Europe and Australia in mono and stereo configurations and was supposed to be released in the U.S. as Philles PHLP 4011, but was cancelled after the single did not so well in America. The stereo masters were sold to A&M Records and River Deep, Mountain High was reissued in 1969 worldwide and for the first time in America, but the original monaural mix by Phil Spector is unique to this 1966 version and is not available on compact disc.

Producer: Phil Spector, Ike Turner
Recorded: Gold Star and United Studios, Los Angeles (March 1966)
PhotographerDennis Hopper 
Release: September 1966 / August 1969
Label: London (1966) / A&M (1969) / Various (Reissue)
Format: Vinyl / Cartridge
Charts: UK: #27

    Side A
  1. River Deep, Mountain High 3:38
  2. Written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich / Single in 1966
  3. I Idolize You 3:46
  4. Written by Ike Turner
  5. A Love Like Yours (I Come Knocking Every Day) 3:06
  6. Written by Holland, Dozier, Holland / Single in 1966
  7. A Fool In Love 3:13
  8. Written by Ike Turner
  9. Make 'Em Wait 2:22
  10. Written by Ike Turner
  11. Hold On Baby 2:59
  12. Written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
    Side B
  1. Save The Last Dance For Me 3:02
  2. Written by Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
  3. Oh Baby! (Things Ain’t What They Used To Be) 2:46
  4. Written by Kent Harris / Single in 1966
  5. Every Day I Have To Cry 2:40
  6. Written by Arthur Alexander
  7. Such A Fool For You 2:48
  8. Written by Ike Turner
  9. It’s Gonna Work Out Fine 3:14
  10. Written by Sylvia McMinney, Rose Marie McCoy
  11. You’re So Fine 2:20
  12. Written by Finney, West, Shofield / Only in 1966 release
Ike & Tina Turner - River Deep, Mountain High - Album

Billboard - May 14, 1966

PHILLES RECORDS recently added the dynamic duo, Ike and Tina Turner, to their roster. The couple's first release, entitled "River Deep-Mountain High," was produced by Philles prexy, Phil Spector. In addition, the Philles label acquired the Ikettes, whose release will be forthcoming soon.

Ike & Tina Turner - River Deep, Mountain High - Album

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