Who Sang The River? Brian Eno / John Cale

John Cale Wrong Way Up cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1990-10
Genre: Electronic Rock
Style: Art Rock/Synth-pop
length: 4:21
producer: Brian Eno
vocal: Brian Eno
co-producer: John Cale
omnichord: Brian Eno
keyboard: Roger Eno and Brian Eno
strings arranger: Nell Catchpole
violin: Nell Catchpole
recording engineer: Brian Eno
mixer: Bruce Lampcov, Rhett Davies and Brian Eno
Some other versions of "The River"

Lyrics
So deep in the water
Sleep, dark as the night
Somehow it seems it was all another dream
Soon dissolved in the light.

Oh, we were by the waterline.

Vague, the song of the night.

Innocent to all the peasant gods with you,
So, we drink to be renewed.

On the long, deep river
Where the moorhens cry
As the first sun quivers in the open sky,
Oh, she came down the river.

Soon, all the leaves were still.

The current was strong and the river was so long.

So, we drink to be renewed.

In the long cool evening,
Where the peacocks shiver
And the boat starts down the silver river way

I remember you saying,
As her deep eyes opened,
In the first light seeing her,
Here is someone new.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Lay My Love
  • 2 One Word
  • 3 In the Backroom
  • 4 Empty Frame
  • 5 Cordoba
  • 6 Spinning Away
  • 7 Footsteps
  • 8 Been There, Done That
  • 9 Crime in the Desert
  • 10 The River

  • Release information
    label: Opal Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075992642125
    script: Latin