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Due to Spector's perfectionism in the studio, he made Tina Turner sing the song over and over for several hours until he felt he had the perfect vocal take for the song. Everyone from Motown perennials the Four Tops to synth pop duo Erasure has covered the song since, but no one has come close to matching the grandeur of Spector's original production. Spector played guitar, Greenwich pounded the piano and Barry smacked percussion. The American public did likewise when it was released as a single. After a revival of the song from covers by and in 1968, the original version was reissued by in 1969.

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Phil Spector: Out of His Head. Wall of Pain: The Biography of Phil Spector, page 116, Sanctuary. At the time they were signed to , having just switched from. The producer's legendary eccentricities and tyrannical demands quickly proved too much for the singer to handle, however, and she fled the project, although another version of the song was eventually issued on her 1996 Live à Paris album. No longer collaborating with the Righteous Brothers, his last hitmaking vehicle, the producer suffered flop after flop, and in light of the stunning advances made by recent recordings from the Beatles and the Beach Boys, it seemed pop music was in danger of passing him by for good.

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Celine Dion

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In 2016, Dion also performed this song live during her 2016 Summer Tour. Nobody's heart was in it, except Phil's. He's a Rebel: Phil Spector — Rock and Roll's Legendary Producer. I had to take my shirt off and stand there in my bra to sing. But no matter who's in the producer's chair, the center of the music is still , emoting for all she's worth.

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Tina Turner

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And Tina Turner's performance is electrifying -- for all the great singers under Spector's previous employ, none could possibly have topped her heartbreaking power. Tina also recorded a few versions without Ike, recorded in 1986, 1991 and 1993 respectively. Its indifferent response crushed Spector, who shut down his Philles label soon after; he would score later hits, including records with ex-Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison, but never again return to his creative peak. Their version also peaked number 11 on the and number 25 on Netherlands'. At first, Phil Spector showed interest in producing the album track, but left the project so took over as producer.

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He called his usual ensemble of players and backers — four drummers, as many bassists, plus pianists and singers — and gathered them at Los Angeles's Gold Star studios. It was written by Phil Spector, , and. Produced by , the single was one of several recordings that paired the two groups. Each brought ideas to the table. When Greenwich heard the acetate, she ripped it from the turntable and hurled it across the room.

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It is considered by producer to be his best work. After several rehearsals, which frustrated Tina because Spector wouldn't allow her to improvise the lines, and two sessions for the musicians to lay down a backing track, Spector got Tina in to the studio on March 7; but she was unable to provide what he wanted. After the flop, a disappointed Spector took early retirement. As the Archive Series demonstrates, however, the Turners would return to the song time and again, in various funk-filled rewrites. Céline Dion had previously performed the song in some of her concerts, as included in her live album , recorded in 1995. Spector was so disillusioned that he ceased involvement in the recording industry totally for two years, and only intermittently returned to the studio after that; he effectively became a recluse and began to self-destruct.

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Ike & Tina Turner

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I was drenched with sweat. The title song was 's last major effort, a Wall of Sound production from 1966 that hit in the U. An edited version was released as a single in the United States and reached number 53 in early 1969 and number 42 on the Canadian charts. . The Universal Music Group's Hip-O Select imprint, devoted to pricey, quality reissues of gems from the company's extensive archives, here hits upon the legendary, if compromised album. Dion's studio version is also included in her 2008 compilation,. You couldn't improve on it.

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Spector claimed to be pleased with the response from the critics and his peers, but he then withdrew from the for two years, beginning his personal decline. Spector had recruited the Turners, primarily for Tina's extraordinary voice, as a hit act to challenge The Beatles. The following week she returned to the studio with Ike Turner. . .

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