The River (The Tea Party song)

"The River" is a song by Canadian rock band The Tea Party. It was released as a single in Australia and the UK, where it reached #79 in the UK Singles Chart,[1] #99 in Australia,[2] and was a promotional single in Canada and the USA.[3] The music video was shot in Toronto, directed by Floria Sigismondi and features a cameo by Roy Harper.[4]

"The River"
The Tea Party The River.jpg
Commercial CD Single, UK
Single by The Tea Party
from the album Splendor Solis
A-side"The River (radio edit)", "The River (album)", "Winter Solstice"
B-side"Watching What the Rain Blows In"
RecordedWhite Crow Audio (Burlington, Vermont)
Songwriter(s)The Tea Party
Producer(s)Jeff Martin
The Tea Party singles chronology
"The River"
"Save Me"

"The River" was the band's first single and is a standard three-piece rock composition with a lot of Wah-wah pedal. An acoustic version with tar (lute), santur and drums was recorded in August 1995 at Studio Morin Heights (Morin Heights) for Alhambra but appears as a B-side on the "Temptation" single and the European Triptych Special Tour Edition 2000 album.

Track listingEdit

  1. "The River (radio edit)"
  2. "The River (album)"
  3. "Winter Solstice"
  4. "Watching What the Rain Blows in"


  1. ^ "The River UK Chart Position". Retrieved 2008-10-27.
  2. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 06 Mar 1994". ARIA. Retrieved 2016-02-24.
  3. ^ splendor solis era The Tea Party a visual discography Accessed 17 April 2007
  4. ^ Stuart Chatwood, In Tangents The Tea Party Collection 2000, CD, EMI Music Canada, Mississauga.

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