The Gospel According To Ike And Tina remains as one of Ike & Tina's most obscure and underrated album and reflect one of the more unusual steps the couple took in their recording career. Musically, it features new arrangements of gospel standards with heavy use of Ike’s new synthesizers. The lead vocals are from Ike Turner, Tina Turner and Ike & Tina together. The album received a Grammy nomination in 1975 and was reissued on compact disc in 2002 and once again in 2012 on the double CD Sweet Rhode Island Red / The Gospel According To Ike & Tina.
Producer: Ike Turner
Recorded: Bolic Sound, October - November 1973
Release: April 1974 / 2002 + 2012 (CD)
Design: John Kehe
Photographer: Fred Valentine
Label: United Artists / BGO (CD)
Format: Vinyl / CD
Grammy: Best Soul Gospel Performance (Nomination 1975)
Billboard - May 25, 1974
In the beginning there was an idea. Ike & Tina Turner wanted to re-examine their gospel roots in the light of their explosive pop/soul sound.
In the middle there was a recording session. And the results were so uplifting and exciting, that Ike & Tina went ahead and recorded all their favorite gospel songs.
In the end there is „The Gospel According to Ike & Tina“. A new album from Ike & Tina Turner on United Artists Records & Tapes. Been to church lately?
Record World - May 04, 1974
Mr. & Ms. Rockin' Soul transform traditional religious songs into commercially viable compositions. Much credit goes to Ike for superb adaptations, and his solemn voice lends itself well to the material, especially on „Father Alone.“ Tina's topper: „Amazing Grace.“