Saturday, 14 July 2012

IKE & TINA TURNER - RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH (A&M 1966) Jap mastering cardboard sleeve




The title song was Phil Spector's last major effort, a Wall of Sound production from 1966 that hit in the U.K. but flopped in the U.S., leading to his retirement. There were a few other Spector tracks with the Turners (actually, only Tina appears on "River Deep -- Mountain High"), and an album was scheduled on Spector's Philles Records label. Discs were printed for a 1967 release, but no covers, and the LP never appeared. Two years later, A&M Records (its catalog now controlled by Universal) finally put it out. It turned out that Spector hadn't produced a whole album's worth of material; in addition to his productions ("A Love Like Yours [Don't Come Knocking Every Day]," "I'll Never Need More Than This," "Save the Last Dance for Me," and the title song), Ike Turner had produced a batch of typical Ike & Tina material, including remakes of their early-‘60s hits "A Fool in Love," "I Idolize You," and "It's Gonna Work Out Fine." Turner's simple, direct R&B production style has nothing in common with Spector's everything-but-the-kitchen-sink style, so the resulting collection is full of odd juxtapositions in sound. But no matter who's in the producer's chair, the center of the music is still Tina Turner, emoting for all she's worth.[allmusic]
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7 comments:

derwent said...

I had this album about 30 years ago. I have not heard it since. I had no idea it was on the A&M label. Great to see it here and to hear it again. Thanks very much.

HSB DaveB. said...

Thx!

Timothy Kiah said...

is there any way for you to upload this again. I would be very grateful.

Timothy Kiah said...

Would you be able to re-upload this rapidshare? I would be so grateful.

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