201. River Deep Mountain Excessive By Ike And Tina T..
With a purpose to again Ms Turner, Phil gathered together a prime flight group of recording artists and spent a very long time recording the small dog shirt song. The singer and orchestra recorded take after take after take raking up the bills every time. Tina is famously quoted claiming she sang the music 500,000 occasions, and while that is definitely an exaggeration, apparently it is true that she shed her sweat stained shirt and sang the track in just a bra.
As if the gathered expertise within the studio wasn’t expensive enough, Spector paid Ike Turner $20,000 to stay away. Apparently he’d heard what a control freak Ike was within the studio and felt that there was solely room for one megalomaniac in the booth so he paid Ike to sit around doing nothing at house whereas his spouse was working. Personally I believe that’s an idea that Phil himself might have used later in his profession. “Hello I am Phil Spector, noted management freak and psychopath. Should you pay me 20 grand I promise not to turn up to your studio and overdub strings onto your album” -he may make a fortune without ever leaving the home.
Regardless of all of the talent involved within the studio, and the expertise sitting at dwelling, River Deep Mountain High wasn’t much of a success. It peaked at number 88 within the US charts and Phil threw in music for a while and started to go off the rails (or at the least additional off the rails, I feel it was a long time since small dog shirt Phil had an acquaintance together with his personal rails. He was positively lengthy estranged from his rails).
In later years the song would get pleasure from a revival and grow to be an integral part of every Tina Turner concert. Dozens of massively profitable cowl versions have been recorded by artist ranging from Deep Purple to Katrina and the Waves. Every cowl version makes me appreciate the fact that it’s a high-quality tune and Tina is an unbelievable vocalist. It would not transfer me much although. It really does sound like someone has spent too long producing this. I might be fascinated to see what would have occurred if Phil had handed the track over to Ike to provide. The results might have been wonderful.