Stage Entertainment and Ghostlight Records announce the release of the second single “The Hunter” featuring Kobna Holdbrook-Smith who plays Ike Turner on the upcoming Tina – The Tina Turner Musical Original London Cast Recording available to stream and download HERE now.
The full album is now available for pre-order and is scheduled to be released for digital download and streaming on Friday, March 29. A physical CD is planned for release later this spring. Customers who pre-order the digital album will immediately receive a download of “The Hunter” along with the first single “River Deep – Mountain High.” To pre-order or pre-save the album, please visit HERE.
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical’s Arrangements, Additional Music and Musical Supervisor, Nicholas Skilbeck says, “The Hunter was originally recorded by Ike and Tina Turner at the end of the 1960s and saw Tina’s first R&B Vocal Performance Grammy nomination. Ike Turner was a music revolutionary, considered by some, to be the father of rock n roll.
In Tina – The Tina Turner Musical we repositioned the song to be performed by Ike Turner (Kobna Holdbrook-Smith) and The Kings of Rhythm live at Club Manhattan in St. Louis in the 1950s, show-casing Ike’s musical genius and his role in creating the sound of tomorrow. When recording, the idea was to give this song a vintage quality but as though it had never been heard before, the listener is thrust back in time, into the raw energy of an early rock and roll gig, as if witnesses at the birth of the music revolution. Like our “River Deep-Mountain High” recording, it’s very much about feeling you are in the room with the music, Kobna, Adrienne, the band and having that visceral connection to it.
The album was recorded in February 2019 at Angel Studios and produced by Nicholas Skilbeck and Ghostlight Records founder, Kurt Deutsch, and co-produced by Tom Kelly.