Single: The Holy River

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The Holy River

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Single details


Released: 13 January 1997 (UK)
Related album: Emancipation
Label(s): NPG Records / EMI Records
Non-Album track(s):

The Holy River (Radio Edit)
On Sale Now!
Somebody's Somebody (Live Studio Mix)
Somebody's Somebody (Radio Edit)
Somebody's Somebody (Ultrafantasy Edit)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 8 Feb. 1997 58 5
USA: Billboard Adult Top 40 8 Feb. 1997 31 7
 
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Belgium: Ultratop Ultratip Flanders 8 Mar. 1997 4 3
U.K.: Gallup Single Chart 8 Mar. 1997 19 3
Certifications
This single has not received any certifications in the UK
Awards
This single has not received any awards in the UK

See also


The Holy River
(music video)
 
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The Holy River was the second commercially-released single to be released from Prince's 19th album Emancipation, the third album credited to SymbolSmallerBlue.png (Somebody's Somebody and Face Down were released as promotional singles on the same date).

It was released two months after the album, and was available only in the UK and Japan (in the USA, the single was only available as a promo single, with the versions of Somebody's Somebody available instead on the Somebody's Somebody promo release).

In May 1997, the Borders Books & Music chain offered a cassette single of The Holy River free with any purchase. This cassette, which featured new artwork taken from The Holy River video, contained a previously-unreleased track, Welcome 2 The Dawn (Acoustic Version), which was labeled as coming from the "4thcoming album The Dawn", which remains unreleased. The track was later included on the album The Truth, however.

Since the UK and Japanese version contain remixes of Somebody's Somebody but not of The Holy River, it is likely the Instrumental released by the NPG Music Club in 2001 was in fact created for a US maxi-single of The Holy River that did not see release.


Track listing
CD Cassette

1. The Holy River (Radio Edit) (4:00)
2. Somebody's Somebody (Radio Edit) (4:30)

References:
NL: 7243 8 83723 2 9

1. The Holy River (Radio Edit) (4:00)
2. Somebody's Somebody (Edit) (4:30)
3. Somebody's Somebody (Livestudio Mix) (3:47)
4. Somebody's Somebody (Ultrafantasy Edit) (3:45)

References:
UK: 7243 8 83765 2 5 (part 1 of a 2 CD set)
NL/AU: 7243 8 83724 2 8
JP: TOCP-40028

1. The Holy River (Radio Edit) (4:00)
2. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (Mustang Mix) (6:19)
3. Somebody's Somebody (Radio Edit) (4:30)
4. On Sale Now! (0:48)

References:
UK: 7243 8 83760 2 0 (part 2 of a 2 CD set)

1. The Holy River (Radio Edit) (4:00)
2. Welcome 2 The Dawn (Acoustic Version) (3:17)

References:
US: 4PRO-11690 (MC Borders giveaway)

1. The Holy River (Radio Edit) (4:00)
2. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (Mustang Mix) (6:19)
3. Somebody's Somebody (Radio Edit) (4:30)

References:
UK: 7243 8 83724 4 2

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
CD Promo 12"
  • (UK: CDEMDJ 467, NL: P 519773)

1. The Holy River (Radio Edit) (4:00)

  • (US: DPRO-11664, NL: CDHOLYDJ 001)

1. The Holy River (LP Version) (6:55)
2. The Holy River (Radio Edit) (4:00)

  • This single wasn't released in vinyl format.
Others
  • This single wasn't released in digital format.

Releases
7", 12", CD, Cassettes and Other versions
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America
USA 5"CD NPG DPRO-11664 Promotional
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Europe
UK 5"CD CDEMDJ 467 Promotional
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UK 5"CD CDEM 467 Part 1 of a 2 CD set
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UK 5"CD CDEMS 467 Part 2 of a 2 CD set
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UK Cassette 7243 8 83724 4 2
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Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2
NL 5"CD P 519773 Promotional limited to 1,000 units
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NL 5"CD CDHOLYDJ 001 Promotional
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NL 5"CD 7243 8 83723 2 9
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NL 5"CD 7243 8 83724 2 8
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Asia / Pacific
Japan 5"CD 7243 8 83724 2 8
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Australia 5"CD TOCP-40028
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

None

 

 

 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Triva


References
Betchabygollywow single.jpg 1996
Betcha By Golly, Wow!
All Singles All Related Artists Singles 1997
Somebody's Somebody
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