River Deep, Mountain High is the first single to promote the original cast album with music from TINA - The Tina Turner Musical. The song was recorded on January 28, 2019 at Angel Studios in London, performed by Adrienne Warren and the original West End cast.
Tina Turner recorded River Deep, Mountain High in 1966, produced by Phil Spector as his ground-breaking masterpiece using his trademark 'Wall of Sound' music technique. Tina would later recall, "I must have sung that 500,000 times. I was drenched with sweat. I had to take my shirt off and stand there in my bra to sing”. George Harrison, who worked with Spector when he later produced „Let It Be“ for the Beatles, would later call it "a perfect record from start to finish“.
Writer: Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
Producer: Nicholas Skilbeck
Release: February 05, 2019
Director: Brett Sullivan
Producer: Natalie Daniels-Browne
At that very difficult time in my life, recording this song opened my eyes to possibilities. I felt liberated, excited, ready to challenge myself vocally. „River Deep, Mountain High“ introduced me to the way I wanted to sing. I am thrilled that Adrienne has picked up the mantle and not only risen to the challenge but made this moment one of my very favourites in the musical. It is so right that this is the first single to be released from our cast album. She makes me very proud.