IKE & TINA: Song

River Deep, Mountain High

was written by Phil Spector especially for Tina Turner and although the single was credited to Ike & Tina Turner, Phil paid Ike $20,000 to stay away from the studio. The song was recorded using Spector's „Wall of Sound“ production technique with 42 session musicians and background vocalists. The single was very successful in Europe, but flopped in the United States, which made Phil Spector so disillusioned, that he stopped working for over two years. Ike Turner released in 1971 a very strange solo version as a promo and another different version was released as a single in 1974 from Ike & Tina. The duo performed it live in their concerts in a very different, more R&B styled version but also Tina solo performed the song in most of her concerts, available on many home videos. For her 1991 greatest hits collection Simply The Best, Phil Spector remastered the original version at Tina’s request. The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and the Rolling Stones Magazine put it at #33 on it's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

Writer: Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
Album: River Deep, Mountain High (1966) / Soul to Soul (1971) / The World of Ike & Tina (1973) / Nutbush City Limits (1973) / Live In Europe (1988) / Live at Circus Krone (1993) / Private Dancer Tour (1994) / Wildest Dreams (Tour Edition) (1997) / Twenty Four Seven (Tour Edition) (2000) / Live In '71 (2004) / TINA Live (2009)
Single: River Deep, Mountain High (1966) / River Deep, Mountain High (Ike) (1971) / River Deep, Mountain High (1974)
Video: Nice 'N' Rough (1982) / Wild Lady of Rock (1984) / Live In Amsterdam (1997) / One Last Time (2000) / Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame (2011) / Live In '71 (2004) /
Charts (1966): UK: #3 / USA: #88 (Pop)
Charts (1969): UK: #33
Grammy: Hall of Fame (1999)

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  1. River Deep, Mountain High 3:38
  2. From the album 'River Deep, Mountain High' and the 1966 single release / Produced by Phil Spector
  3. River Deep, Mountain High (Live) 3:18
  4. From the album 'Soul to Soul' with a concert on March 6, 1971 at the Black Star Square in Accra for Ghanas 14th Independence Day
  5. River Deep, Mountain High (Live) 2:19
  6. From the album 'The World of Ike & Tina' with a concert from Ike & Tina’s 1973 European Tour
  7. River Deep, Mountain High (NaNa Version) 3:28
  8. From the 1971 Ike Turner promo single / Produced by Ike Turner
  9. River Deep, Mountain High (Different Version) 4:01
  10. From the album 'Nutbush City Limits' / Produced by Ike Turner
  11. River Deep, Mountain High ('74 Version) 3:27
  12. From the 1974 single release / Produced by Ike Turner
  13. River Deep, Mountain High (Live) 2:17
  14. From the album 'Live at Circus Krone' with a concert from Munich in 1973
  15. River Deep, Mountain High (Live) 3:31
  16. From the album 'Live In '71' with a concert from the Kurhaus in Scheveningen, Netherlands on February 11, 1971
  17. River Deep, Mountain High (Live) 4:12
  18. From the album 'Live In Europe' / Produced by Terry Britten / Jack Bruno: Drums / James Ralston: Guitar & Vocals / Kenny Moore: Piano & Vocals / Phil Palmer: Guitar / Bob Feit: Bass Guitar & Vocals / Timmy Cappello: Saxophone & Keyboards / Jamie West-Oram: Guitar
  19. River Deep, Mountain High (Live) 3:59
  20. From the album 'Wildest Dreams - Tour Edition' / Recorded in Europe 1996 / Sharon Owens, Cynthia Davila, Karen Owens: Backing Vocals / John Miles: Guitar, Vocals / Ollie Marland: Keyboard, Vocals / Jack Bruno: Drums / James Ralston: Guitar, Vocals / Timmy Cappello: Percussion, Keyboard, Saxophone, Vocals / Bob Feit: Guitar / Kenny Moore: Piano, Vocals
  21. River Deep, Mountain High (Live) 4:00
  22. From the album 'Twenty Four Seven - Tour Edition' / Recorded live in London, November 1999 / Produced by Ollie Marland / Mixed by Toby Alington & Olie Marland / Assistant mix engineers: Adam Brown & Gareth Ashdon / Mixed at Olvmpic & Metropolis Studios, London / Mastered by Toby Alington & Nick Berry at Audio Logistics
  23. River Deep, Mountain High (Live) 3:53
  24. From the album 'TINA Live' with a concert at the GelreDome in Arnhem, Holland on March 21, 2009 / Warren McRae: Bass / Laurie Wisefield: Guitars, Vocals / Euge Groove: Saxophone, Percussion, Keyboards / Jack Bruno: Drums / Joel Campbell: Keyboards, Vocals / Ollie Marland: Musical Director, Keyboards, Vocals / John Miles: Guitar, Vocals / Stacy Campbell, Lisa Fisher: Backing Vocals

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