Q - p.121
"A still-astonishing amalgam of pop and soul masterminded by Phil Spector..."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.994 stars out of 5
-- "Phil Spector called it his greatest work....RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH is quite something, with Turner's raucous, husky holler the perfect counterpart to Spector's Wall Of Sound."
These sessions, recorded in 1966, were produced by Phil Spector. Spector's production chops and Tina Turner's voice were a match made in heaven. Turner possesses one of the strongest voices ever committed to wax; Spector envelops it in the grandest version of his Wall of Sound that he ever conceived. Besides the title track, Spector cut Ike & Tina redoing their first three chart hits, "A Fool in Love," "I Idolize You," and "It's Gonna Work Out Fine." Although it's a sacrilege to say so, these versions are better than the originals. Finally, Ike & Tina's performance of the obscure Holland-Dozier-Holland ditty "A Love Like Yours" is another phenomenal highlight. ~ Rob Bowman