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RIVER DEEP - MOUNTAIN HIGH!
Watch Adrienne Warren perform River Deep - Mountain High in this first music video from the upcoming original cast album.
Details on the album release will be announced soon.
Tina Turner famously recorded River Deep - Mountain High in 1966, produced by Phil Spector as his ground-breaking masterpiece using his trademark Wall of Sound music technique. Tina Turner would later recall, "I must have sung that 500,000 times. I was drenched with sweat. I had to take my shirt off and stand there in my bra to sing”. George Harrison, who worked with Spector when he later produced Let It Be for the Beatles, would later call it ‘a perfect record from start to finish.’
River Deep – Mountain High was recorded in January 2019 at Angel Studios and produced by TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL’s Musical Supervisor, Nicholas Skilbeck.
Tina Turner said: “At that very difficult time in my life, recording this song opened my eyes to possibilities. I felt liberated, excited, ready to challenge myself vocally. River Deep - Mountain High introduced me to the way I wanted to sing. I am thrilled that Adrienne has picked up the mantle and not only risen to the challenge but made this moment one of my very favourites in the musical. It is so right that this is the first single to be released from our cast album. She makes me very proud.”
Tali Pelman, Producer, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical said: ”River Deep – Mountain High is a pivotal moment in the musical where Tina finds her voice as a solo artist. It was a turning point for Tina personally and is an epic moment in our show. It demands not only an extraordinary vocal talent but immense passion and fearlessness. To hear and watch Adrienne perform this song night after night is electrifying, and I am thrilled to have it captured here.”