The Sun Rising

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"The Sun Rising"
Single by The Beloved
from the album Happiness
B-side "The Sun Rising (Eurovisionary)"
Released 14 October 1989
Format Mini CD single, 7" single
Recorded 1989
Genre Electronic dance music
Length 4:59
Label WEA
Songwriter(s) Jon Marsh, Steve Waddington
Producer(s) Martyn Phillips
The Beloved singles chronology
"Your Love Takes Me Higher"
(1989)
"The Sun Rising"
(1989)
"Hello"
(1990)
"Your Love Takes Me Higher"
(1989)
"The Sun Rising"
(1989)
"Hello"
(1990)

"The Sun Rising" is a hit single by UK band The Beloved. It was their first top 40 hit in the UK, peaking at #26 in the UK Singles Chart in November 1989. "The Sun Rising" appears on their top 20 album Happiness. The song was re-released in 1997 and reached #31 in the UK. The female vocal that has been sampled in "The Sun Rising" is from a song titled "O Euchari" which appears on the album "A Feather On The Breath Of God" composed by Abbess Hildegard Of Bingen and sung by Emily Van Evera who was a member of the vocal ensemble Gothic Voices in 1981 when the album "A Feather On The Breath Of God" was originally recorded. The "O Euchari" sample was not credited on the release of "The Sun Rising" single. An out of court settlement was reached between WEA and the "Gothic Voices" record label "Hyperion Records" for this omission. The song was also used in a commercial for the breakfast cereal Alpen.

Track listings[edit]

CD mini
  1. "The Sun Rising" — 4:59
  2. "The Sun Rising" (Eurovisionary) — 3:37
  3. "The Sun Rising" (Adam & Eve's House Of The Rising Sun) — 5:16
  4. "The Sun Rising" (Gentle Night) — 2:47
7" single
  1. "The Sun Rising" — 4:59
  2. "The Sun Rising" (Eurovisionary) — 3:37

Charts[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[1] 26
Irish Singles Chart[2] 28
Chart (1997) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[3] 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved March 14, 2012)
  2. ^ Irish Singles Chart irishcharts.ie (Retrieved March 14, 2012)
  3. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved March 14, 2012)

External links[edit]