River Deep – Mountain High (album)

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River Deep – Mountain High
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Studio album by Ike & Tina Turner
Released 1966 (1966)
Recorded 1966 (1966)
Studio Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles
Genre R&B
Length 37:06
Label London
Producer Ike Turner, Phil Spector
Ike & Tina Turner chronology
Ooh Poo Pah Doo
(1966)Ooh Poo Pah Doo1966
River Deep – Mountain High
(1966)
Ike & Tina Turner and the Raelettes
(1966)Ike & Tina Turner and the Raelettes1966
Singles from River Deep – Mountain High
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauA–[2]
Rolling Stoneneutral[3]

River Deep – Mountain High is a studio album by the American R&B duo Ike & Tina Turner. It was originally released on London Records in 1966. It was re-released on A&M Records in 1969 with a different track listing.

In 2017, Pitchfork placed it at number 40 on the "200 Best Albums of the 1960s" list.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ike Turner, except where indicated.

Original version
No.TitleLength
1."River Deep – Mountain High" (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector)3:38
2."I Idolize You"3:46
3."A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)" (Holland–Dozier–Holland)3:05
4."A Fool in Love"3:13
5."Make 'Em Wait"2:22
6."Hold On Baby" (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector)2:59
7."Save the Last Dance for Me" (Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman)3:02
8."Oh Baby!" (Kent Harris)2:46
9."Every Day I Have to Cry" (Arthur Alexander)2:40
10."Such a Fool for You"2:48
11."It's Gonna Work Out Fine" (J. Michael Lee, Joe Seneca)3:14
12."You're So Fine" (Lance Finney, Willie Schofield, Bob West)3:14
Reissue version
No.TitleLength
1."River Deep – Mountain High" (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector)3:38
2."I Idolize You"3:46
3."A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)" (Holland–Dozier–Holland)3:05
4."A Fool in Love"3:13
5."Make 'Em Wait"2:22
6."Hold On Baby" (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector)2:59
7."I'll Never Need More Than This" (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector)3:33
8."Save the Last Dance for Me" (Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman)3:02
9."Oh Baby!" (Kent Harris)2:46
10."Every Day I Have to Cry" (Arthur Alexander)2:40
11."Such a Fool for You"2:48
12."It's Gonna Work Out Fine" (J. Michael Lee, Joe Seneca)3:14

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard 200[5] 102
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[6] 28
UK Albums (OCC)[7] 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "River Deep Mountain High - Ike & Tina Turner". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Review. Retrieved January 10, 2018. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (January 29, 1970). "Consumer Guide (7)". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ Marcus, Greil (May 17, 1969). "Records". Rolling Stone. San Francisco: Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc. 
  4. ^ "The 200 Best Albums of the 1960s (9/10)". Pitchfork. August 22, 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Ike & Tina Turner - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved January 10, 2018. 
  6. ^ "Ike & Tina Turner - Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved January 10, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Ike & Tina Turner". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 10, 2018. 

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