Offered for sale is an original U.S. pressing of River Deep – Mountain High by Ike & Tina Turner.
About this copy: This copy of River Deep – Mountain High is a 1969 U.S. pressing on the A&M label.
The cover is VG with moderate general wear and a repaired 2″ (5 cm) split at the top edge. A name has been written on the inside of the cover in ballpoint pen.
The disc is VG++ with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs. There are a number of spindle marks on the labels and a name has been written on the side one label in ballpoint pen. It’s a clean disc that has been well cared for.
A nice copy of a classic R&B LP.
Background: Recorded in 1966 but not released in the U.S. until 1969, River Deep – Mountain High was the seventh album by Ike & Tina Turner.
The album reached #27 on the UK chart but did not chart in the U.S.
Allmusic.com gave River Deep – Mountain High a 3 1/2 star review:
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. … 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.
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Year of Release:||1969|