A legendary pairing of two key 60s pop talents – the soulful sounds of Ike
& Tina Turner
, and the soaring production styles of Phil Spector! The album's quite different than some of the grittier Turner
projects of the time – lots of full orchestrations and strings, mixed with the rougher rhythms you'd usually hear from Ike
– a blend that's surprisingly great, and helps push Tina
's vocals into wonderfully mature territory – a bit like the mix of deep soul and class that you'd get from Etta James on mid-60s Chess Records! The album's a feather in the cap of both Spector and Turner
– and titles include "River Deep Mountain High", "I Idolize You", "A Love Like Yours", "Such A Fool For You", "I'll Never Need More Than This", "A Fool In Love", and "Hold On Baby". Weird cover, too – with photography by Dennis Hopper!
(UK pressing on London/Philles with purple label.)