River Deep – Mountain High (album)

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River Deep Mountain High
Studio album by Ike & Tina Turner
Released 1969 (1969)
Recorded 1966 (1966)
Genre R&B
Length 37:06
Label A&M
Producer Phil Spector
Ike & Tina Turner chronology
Ooh Poo Pah Doo
River Deep Mountain High
Ike & Tina Turner and the Raelettes
Singles from River Deep Mountain High
  1. "River Deep Mountain High"
    Released: 1966 (1966)
  2. "A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)"
    Released: 1966 (1966)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A–[2]
Rolling Stone (neutral) [3]

River Deep Mountain High is a studio album by the American R&B duo Ike & Tina Turner. The album contained songs from several sources, five songs produced by the legendary producer Phil Spector and seven songs that are older recordings produced by Ike Turner. It was released on London Records, only as an American import, in late 1966. After the Spector-produced "I'll Never Need More Than This" was released as a single in 1967, it was added to the album in place of one of the Turner-produced tracks. That American-released version of the River Deep - Mt. High album finally came out in 1969, on A&M Records.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Ike Turner; except where indicated

  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 on the Phil Spector songs[edit]

These songs are: River Deep Mountain High, Save the Last Dance For Me, A Love Like Yours, I'll Never Need More Than This, Every Day I Have To Cry and Hold On Baby.

Engineer: Larry Levine
Arrangers: Jack Nitzsche, Gene Page and Perry Botkin, Jr.
Bass: Carol Kaye
Drums; Earl Palmer
Drums: Jim Gordon Engineer: Robert Honablue


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "River Deep Mountain High - Ike & Tina Turner". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Review. Retrieved 2012-04-27. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (January 29, 1970). "Consumer Guide (7)". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ Greil, Marcus (17 May 1969). "Records". Rolling Stone (San Francisco: Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc.).