At the River

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For the song for voice & piano, S. 214 (K. 6B54), see Charles Ives.
For the American hymn, see Shall We Gather at the River?
"At the River"
Groove Armada At the River 1997 single cover.jpg
Single by Groove Armada
from the album Northern Star
Released
  • 1997
  • 26 July 1999 (re-release)
Format
Length 6:33
Label
Writer(s)
  • Cato
  • Findlay
  • Allan Jeffrey
  • Claire Rothrock
  • Milton Yakus
Producer(s) Groove Armada
Groove Armada singles chronology
"At the River"
(1997)
"I See You Baby"
(1999)
1999 re-release
Cover of the CD single

"At the River" is a song by British duo Groove Armada. It was released as a single in 1997 on 7" vinyl, limited to 500 copies.[citation needed] The song appeared on the duo's debut album Northern Star and later added to the track listing of their second album, Vertigo, released in April 1999.

Content[edit]

A sample of Patti Page's "Old Cape Cod" forms the basis of the song: the lines "If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air/Quaint little villages here and there", sung in Page's multi-tracked close-harmony, is repeated throughout the song, with the addition of synthesizer bass, slowed-down drum programming and a blues-style trombone solo to produce a more chill-out track.[citation needed]

Release[edit]

"At the River" was originally released as a single on 7" vinyl in 1997, and appeared on the duo's debut album Northern Star as well as its follow-up, Vertigo, in 1999.

On 26 July 1999, the single was re-released on 12" and CD. This re-release peaked at number 19 in the UK Singles Chart.[1]

It was used in adverts for Marks & Spencer Food in 2006, and in the films About Time and The Low Down.[2][3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Andy Cato, except where noted.

7" vinyl
Side A
No. Title Length
1. "At the River"  
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Disco Insert" Tim 'Love' Lee  
12" vinyl
Side A
No. Title Length
1. "At the River (English Riviera Mix)" 6:13
2. "At the River (Original Version)" 6:33
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "At the River (Presence Mix)" 5:45
CD
Pepper Records release
No. Title Length
1. "At the River (Radio Edit)" 3:14
2. "At the River (English Riviera Mix)" 6:13
3. "At the River (Presence Mix)" 5:48
4. "At the River (English Riviera Edit)" 3:49
Jive Electro release
No. Title Length
1. "At the River (Radio Edit)" 3:14
2. "At the River (English Riviera Mix)" 6:13
3. "At the River (Presence Mix)" 5:48
4. "At the River (English Riviera Edit)" 3:49
5. "At the River (Original Version)" 6:33

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