The Righteous Brothers

Ebb Tide

Composed by Carl Sigman / Robert Maxwell

Song Review by

Inspired by the fact the two previous versions of "Unchained Melody (by Rou Hamilton and Al Hibber) were followed by versions of this song, Phil Spector chose this song for the Righteous Brothers as a follow-up. It was indeed sound thinking, only marred by the litigation that Spector and the group were going through at the time. Reaching number five in the U.S. pop a charts (and Top Ten in the U.K.), the song has all of the sustained power of "Unchained Melody," as well as the hallmarks of the Spector/Righteous trademarks of the period.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Best of the Righteous Brothers [Curb] 1965
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 1966 Verve
No Image 1970 MGM 2:46
Greatest Hits [MGM] 1983 Universal International 2:51
Anthology 1962-1974 1989 Rhino 2:50
The Very Best of the Righteous Brothers: Unchained Melody 1990 Interscope / Polydor / Verve 2:49
The Reunion 1991 Curb
Unchained Melodies, Vol. 3 1995
Various Artists
Alex 2:55
No Image 1996 DJ Specialist
Jukebox Hits of 1966, Vol. 2 2000
Various Artists
Jukebox Hits / Jukebox Records 2:48
No Image 2000
Various Artists
Heartland Productions, Inc. 2:47
Out of Our Souls 2001 Back Biter 2:49
Universal Masters Collection 2003 Polydor 2:50
Live on the Sunset Strip 2004 Jayharvey 1:36
Music of Your Life: Falling In Love 2004
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:49
No Image 2005
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution
The Collection 2005 Spectrum Music 2:50
Gold 2006 Polydor / Universal 2:50
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Righteous Brothers 2006 Polydor 2:49
Colour Collection 2007 Spectrum Music 2:49
Lifetime of Romance [Time Life Box Set] 2007
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:49
Rock 'N' Roll Legends 2008 Polydor 2:49
No Image 2008 Euro Trend / MCP
The Ultimate Collection 2008 Spectrum Music 2:50
No Image 2008 Universal 2:48
Classic 2009 Spectrum/Polydor / Universal Ltd. 2:50
The Definitive Collection 2009 Polydor 2:49
Icon 2011 Polydor 2:49
Music of Your Life 2012
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:49
The Essential Collection 2013 Spectrum Music 2:49
No Image
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' [PolyGram] Polygram Special Products / Special Music
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