September 5, 2017 Records of the Day

In 1969 Ike & Tina Turner hit big with “River Deep Mountain High” on A&M records. However, Phil Spector first issued the single in 1966 on his Philles record label. He was so sure it was going to be a giant hit at that time that he quickly had an album of the same name pressed. He was so upset that the single bombed that he destroyed most copies of the album. Covers for U.S. pressings on Philles records are not known to exist but an original copy of the vinyl can sell for $10,000.00 today. Oh, if you have a copy on A&M records, as seen here on the left, then you would have no more than $20.00. Talk about turning a “mountain” into a mole hill!

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