TINA: Musical (Single)

River Deep, Mountain High (2019)

TINA - The Tina Turner Musical - River Deep, Mountain High - Single

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
Label: Ghostlight
Format: Digital

  1. River Deep, Mountain High 3:29
  2. Performed by Adrienne Warren & The Original West End Cast / Written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich / Produced by Nicholas Skilbeck

The music video shows Adrienne Warren driving with a taxi to the studio and the recording together with the orchestra and background singers. The first part is filmed in black & white, but switches later to colour when Adrienne performs the last part of the song on stage of the musical.

Director: Brett Sullivan
Producer: Natalie Daniels-Browne
Release: YouTube
Time: 4:03

TINA - The Tina Turner Musical - River Deep, Mountain High - Music Video

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.

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