Album

The Gospel According To Ike & Tina (1974)

Ike & Tina Turner - The Gospel Accordint To Ike & Tina - Album

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: Nomination 1975 (Best Soul Gospel Performance)

    Side A
  1. Father Alone 4:20
  2. Written by S. Taylor / Lead vocals by Ike Turner / Single release in 1974
  3. Walk With Me (I Need You Lord To Be My Friend) 3:41
  4. Arranged & Adapted by Ike Turner / Lead vocals by Tina Turner
  5. Glory, Glory 3:14
  6. Arranged & Adapted by Ike Turner / Lead vocals by Tina Turner
  7. Just A Closer Walk With Thee 6:17
  8. Arranged & Adapted by Ike Turner / Lead vocals by Ike Turner
  9. What A Friend We Have In Jesus 2:54
  10. Arranged & Adapted by Ike Turner / Lead vocals by Tina Turner
    Side B
  1. Amazing Grace 2:39
  2. Arranged & Adapted by Ike Turner / Lead vocals by Ike & Tina Turner
  3. Take My Hand Precious Lord 2:53
  4. Written by T. A. Dorsey / Lead vocals by Ike Turner
  5. Nearer The Cross 2:30
  6. Written by C. W. Dieckmann, F. J. Crosby / Lead vocals by Tina Turner
  7. Our Lord Will Make A Way 3:43
  8. Arranged & Adapted by Ike Turner / Lead vocals by Tina Turner
  9. When The Saints Go Marching In 3:07
  10. Arranged & Adapted by Ike Turner / Lead vocals by Ike & Tina Turner
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Billboard Promo

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?

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