ARCADIA - SO RED THE ROSE 1985

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Promo photos from Capitol 1985
Arcadia were formed in 1985 by Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor, during a break in that band's schedule. However, Roger Taylor appeared in only a few band photographs and in none of the music videos, and stated he was only to be involved in the recording side of the project. The name of the band was reportedly inspired by the Nicolas Poussin painting Et in Arcadia ego.

 

"Election Day" was the first single released by Arcadia. It was released by Parlophone Records in October 1985 and subsequently hit the top ten on both sides of the Atlantic, peaking at #6 in the U.S. and #7 in the UK, but was the most successful in Ireland, peaking at #5 and in Italy, peaking at #1 (also reaching the Top 25 in Germany). Along with the Arcadia members, "Election Day" features Grace Jones on vocals and speech segments. When Smash Hits published the lyrics in their magazine, they published the complete lyric, which included a verse that was subsequently dropped from the released version of the song: - Don't even try to induce, In all my restrain there's no hesitation, All the signs on the loose 'cause sanity's rare this end of the hard day, Shadows are crawling out of the subway, Any way that you choose in every direction just to confuse me.

ELECTION DAY
CAT NR PB-5501
A: Election Day
B: Election Day
ELECTION DAY
CAT NR NSR 1
A: Election Day
B: She's Moody And Grey, She's Mean and She's Restless
 
ELECTION DAY
CAT NR NSR 1
A: Election Day
B: She's Moody And Grey, She's Mean and She's Restless
Gatefold Sleeve
ELECTION DAY
CAT NR B-5501
A: Election Day
B: She's Moody And Grey, She's Mean and She's Restless
ELECTION DAY
CAT NR 1C 006-2008137
A: Election Day
B: She's Moody And Grey, She's Mean and She's Restless
 
ELECTION DAY
CAT NR 2008137
A: Election Day
B: She's Moody And Grey, She's Mean and She's Restless
ELECTION DAY
CAT NR 1A 006200813 7
A: Election Day
B: She's Moody And Grey, She's Mean and She's Restless
ELECTION DAY
CAT NR 06 2008137
A: Election Day
B: She's Moody And Grey, She's Mean and She's Restless
ELECTION DAY
CAT NR EMS 17559
A: Election Day
B: She's Moody And Grey, She's Mean and She's Restless
ELECTION DAY
CAT NR 1C K 060-20 0815 
A: Election Day (Consensus mix)
B: Election Day (Single version), She's Moody And Grey, She's Mean and She's Restless
ELECTION DAY
CAT NR V-15209
A: Election Day (Consensus mix)
B: Election Day, She's Moody And Grey, She's Mean and She's Restless
ELECTION DAY
CAT NR 12 NSRA 1
A: Election Day (Cryptic Cut No Voice mix)
B: Election Day (7" Mix), Election Day (Consensus Mix)
ELECTION DAY
CAT NR 12 NSR 1
A: Election Day (The Consensus mix)
B: Election Day, She's Moody And Grey, She's Mean and She's Restless
ELECTION DAY
CAT NR PSLP393
A: Election Day (Cryptic mix)
One Sided - Test press
"So Red the Rose" was the platinum-selling album by the Arcadia. It was released in November 1985 — the only album the band ever released.  There were many musical guests on the album, including David Gilmour, Herbie Hancock, Grace Jones and Sting (who provided backing vocals on "The Promise"). Musically, the album was a more lush, ambient affair than the previous output of Duran Duran. The songs explored new sonic spaces and a number of the tracks were quite length. The album's artwork featured painted ink drawings inspired by the sketches of Jean Cocteau as well as an innovative "light space" photograph of the band by Dean Chamberlbain who also directed the video for the song, "Missing".
SO RED THE ROSE
CAT NR 24 0438 1 
A: Election Day, Keep Me In The Dark, Goodbye Is Forever, The Flame, Missing
B: Rose Arcana (Instrumental), The Promise, El Diablo, Lady Ice
SO RED THE ROSE
CAT NR SV-12428
A: Election Day, Keep Me In The Dark, Goodbye Is Forever, The Flame, Missing
B: Rose Arcana, The Promise, El Diablo, Lady Ice
TAN ROJA LA ROSA (SO RED THE ROSE)
CAT NR 81 2404381 8364
A: Dia De Las Elecciones (Election Day), Protegeme En La Oscu Ridad (Keep Me In The Dark), Adios Es Para Siempre (Goodbye Is Forever), La Llama (The Flame), Extrañandote (Missing) 
B: Rose Arcana (Rose Arcana), La Promesa (,The Promise) El Diablo, Señora Hielo (Lady Ice)
Gatefold Sleeve
SO RED THE ROSE
CAT NR EMS-91126
A: Election Day, Keep Me In The Dark, Goodbye Is Forever, The Flame, Missing
B: Rose Arcana (Instrumental), The Promise, El Diablo, Lady Ice
Includes Insert and Obi. This release also include posters and advertisement for Arena release
SO RED THE ROSE
CAT NR CDP 7 96358 2
Election Day, Keep Me In The Dark, Goodbye Is Forever, The Flame, Missing, Rose Arcana (Instrumental), The Promise, El Diablo, Lady Ice
1991 Release
SO RED THE ROSE
CAT NR 0777 7 46647 2 1 
Election Day, Keep Me In The Dark, Goodbye Is Forever, The Flame, Missing, Rose Arcana (Instrumental), The Promise, El Diablo, Lady Ice
1993 Release
SO RED THE ROSE
CAT NR 4XV-12428 
A: Election Day, Keep Me In The Dark, Goodbye Is Forever, The Flame, Missing
B: Rose Arcana (Instrumental), The Promise, El Diablo, Lady Ice
SO RED THE ROSE
CAT NR TC-PCSD 101
A: Election Day, Keep Me In The Dark, Goodbye Is Forever, The Flame, Missing
B: Rose Arcana (Instrumental), The Promise, El Diablo, Lady Ice
SO RED THE ROSE
CAT NR EN-617
A: Election Day, Keep Me In The Dark, Goodbye Is Forever, The Flame, Missing
B: Rose Arcana (Instrumental), The Promise, El Diablo, Lady Ice
"The Promise" is not listed in the sleeve
ARCADIA
CAT NR MVP 9911382
Mountain Visions, Election Day, Ave Spes Nostra - Grogorian Chant, Song No. 1, The Promise, Concerto In F Major, Goodbye Is Forever, Lady Ice, Siegfried Idyll, The Flame, Song No. IV, Missing, El Diablo
SO RED THE ROSE
CAT NR 50999 606681 2 7 
CD 1:Original Album - Election Day, Keep Me In The Dark, Goodbye Is Forever, The Flame, Missing, Rose Arcana, The Promise, El Diablo, Lady Ice, Bonus Tracks -  Say The Word (7" Edit), Election Day (Single Version), Goodbye Is Forever (Single Mix), The Promise (7" Mix), The Flame (7" Remix), Say The Word (Soundtrack Version), She's Moody And Grey, She's Mean And She's Restless
CD 2:Election Day (Consensus Mix), Goodbye Is Forever (Extended Mix), The Promise (Instrumental), Rose Arcana (Extended), The Flame (Extended Remix), Say The Word (Extended Vocal Remix), Election Day (Cryptic Cut), The Promise (12" Mix), Goodbye Is Forever (Dub Mix), Say The Word (Extended Instrumental Remix), Election Day (Early Rough Mix), Flame Game (Yo Homeboy Mix)
DVD: Filming Election Day, Election Day, Filming The Promise, The Promise, Filming Goodbye Is Forever, Goodbye Is Forever, Filming The Flame, The Flame, Filming The Missing, Missing
2010 release include the album, all the mixes and the DVD.
Goodbye Is Forever" was the second single release. It was released by Capitol Records in January 1986 in many regions around the world except the UK. It peaked at number 33 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S. A video was made for both the A-side and B-side. The video for "Goodbye is Forever" was directed by Marcello Anciano and featured Simon and Nick as figures "stranded in time", almost like two characters out of Samuel Beckett. They actually appear to be trapped within the elaborate mechanisms of a giant clock whilst sitting on chairs that move along a circular railroad-guard. The moving chairs transport the two pop stars through many strange scenes and surreal episodes involving symbols of time. "Missing" was directed by Dean Chamberlain and featured many luminous, dreamlike images that were achieved through innovative photographic techniques involving extended exposure times and unique lighting applications.
GOODBYE IS FOREVER
CAT NR P-B-5542 
A: Goodbye Is Forever (Single Remix)
B: Goodbye Is Forever (Single Remix)
GOODBYE IS FOREVER
CAT NR B-5542 
A: Goodbye Is Forever (Single Remix)
B: Missing
GOODBYE IS FOREVER
CAT NR EMS -17609
A: Goodbye Is Forever (Single Remix)
B: Missing
GOODBYE IS FOREVER
CAT NR 2010667
A: Goodbye Is Forever (Single Remix)
B: Missing
Stamped In Cover - Disque Gratuit - Interdit a La Vente
GOODBYE IS FOREVER
CAT NR V-15218
A: Goodbye Is Forever (Extended Remix), Goodbye Is Forever (Single Remix)
B: Goodbye Is Forever (Dub), Missing
GOODBYE IS FOREVER
CAT NR S-75134
A: Goodbye Is Forever (Extended Remix)
B: Missing, Goodbye Is Forever (Single Remix)
"The Promise" was the third single. It was released by Parlophone Records in 1986 as the group's second UK single. It peaked at number 37 on the UK Singles Chart. The single mix for "The Promise" was heavily edited down from the album's hefty 7:28 to a leaner, more radio-friendly 4:45. In fact, even Alex Sadkin and Ron Saint Germain's "Extended remix" clocked in at only 7:05, almost 25 seconds shy of the album cut. 
THE PROMISE
CAT NR NSR 2 
A: The Promise
B: Rose Arcana (Extended)
Grey Sleeve
THE PROMISE
CAT NR NSR 2 
A: The Promise
B: Rose Arcana (Extended)
Golden Sleeve
THE PROMISE
CAT NR 060 20 1033 6
A: The Promise (Extended Remix)
B: Rose Arcana, The Promise
THE PROMISE
CAT NR 12 NSR 2
A: The Promise (Extended Remix)
B: Rose Arcana, The Promise
"The Flame" is the fourth single. It was released by Parlophone Records in 1986 and was the group's third UK single. It reached number 58 in the UK Singles Chart. The campy, slapstick video was made in the retro style of an Edwardian -era drawing room murder mystery, à la Agatha Christie. The storyline revolved around a series of comic disasters that befall an awkward, nerdish character (played by Simon) and his girlfriend while visiting a haunted house. Nick plays the debonair host of the dinner party at the house, and he frequently uses Le Bon as his comic stooge for a number of macabre and mildly sadistic sight gags. Various unsavory bits of business ensue with revolving walls, trapdoors and mysterious assassins hidden behind paintings and within exotic taxidermied animals. The slapstick comic interplay between Rhodes and Le Bon is faintly reminiscent of Abbott and Costello. At one point, John Taylor comes out of the closet with a contract for the band to sign. This is an especially pointed inside joke, as it was around this time that the three remaining members were preparing to write and record their next duran duran album Notorious. The video's treatment is said to have been written by Rhodes and the various near-fatal pratfalls that occur to Le Bon's character was intended as punishment for his decision to enter the Fastnest yachting race that almost cost him his life in August 1985. In fact, Le Bon was in the middle of the South American leg of the 1986 Whitebread Round the World Race yacht race when he had to fly to Spain in April to shoot the video. He then flew straight back to rejoin his team in Uruguay.
THE FLAME (REMIX)
CAT NR P-B-5570
A: The Flame (Remix)
B: The Flame (Remix)
THE FLAME (REMIX)
CAT NR NSR 3 
A: The Flame (Remix)
B: Flame Game (Yo homeboy mix)
 
THE FLAME (REMIX)
CAT NR 006-20 1354 7
A: The Flame (Remix)
B: Flame Game (Yo homeboy mix)
THE FLAME
CAT NR 12 NSR 3 
A: The Flame (Ektended Remix)
B: Flame Game (Yo homeboy mix), Election Day (Early Rough Mix)
"Say the Word" was the fifth and final single. Recorded for the soundtrack of Playing for Keeps. It was released as a single in the US. The video was an amalgam of previous Arcadia videos, interspersed with scenes from the film.
SAY THE WORD
CAT NR 7-89370 
A: Say The Word (Vocal)
B: Say The Word (Vocal)
SAY THE WORD
CAT NR 7-89370 
A: Say The Word (LP Version)
B: Say The Word (Instrumental)
"Playing For Keeps" is a comedy film from 1986. The movie soundtrack features music from Arcadia.
PLAYING FOR KEEPS (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK)
CAT NR 7-89370 
Include Arcadia - Say The World

BOOTLEGS

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"The Single Box Set" from Arcadia is a "must have" for all Arcadia fans. Include all the singles and remixes on 6 different CD. Fan club only limited edition remastered on CD. The packing is a red velvet box, with 6 CD in card sleeves with the original sleeve artwork. Also include an 8 page fold out picture booklet of lyrics and biography. Really nice box. Unofficial release.
THE SINGLES BOX SET
NO CAT NUMBER
ELECTION DAY
CAT NUMBER PRCD 29768 2
Election Day (Consensus Mix), Election Day (Single Version), She's Moody And Grey, She's Mean And She's Restless, Election Day (Cryptic Cut No Voice Mix), Election Day (Cryptic Mix)
THE PROMISE
CAT NUMBER PRCD 29769 2
The Promise (7" Mix), Rose Arcana (Extended), The Promise (Extended Remix)
GOODBYE IS FOREVER
CAT NUMBER PRCD 29770 2
Goodbye Is Forever (Extended Mix), Goodbye Is Forever (Single Mix), Goodbye Is forever (Dub Mix), Missing
THE FLAME
CAT NUMBER PRCD 29771 2
The Flame (Re-mix), Flame Game (Yo Homeboy Mix), The Flame (Extended Remix), Election Day (Early Rough Mix), The Flame (Extended US Remix)
SAY THE WORD
CAT NUMBER PRCD 22772 2
Say The Word (Single Version), Say The Word (Instrumental), Say The Word (Album Version), Say The Word (Extended Remix), Say The Word (Extended Instrumental)
EL DIABLO
CAT NUMBER PRCD 29773 2
El Diablo, The Open Interview (Part 1-15), The Plum Interview
"Keep Me In The Dark / El Diablo" is two unofficial cdr release from Arcadia. Released in Argentina during 2008
KEEP ME IN THE DARK
CAT NUMBER NSR6
Keep Me In The Dark (7" Mix), Keep Me In The Dark
EL DIABLO
CAT NUMBER NSR6
El Diablo (7" Mix), El Diablo
With Insert and lyrics
Another Box set. Limited edition to 200. Digitally remastered. The packaging housing 5 custom-printed CD-R in cardboard sleeves which faithfully replicate the original single sleeve artwork. Slipcase. Unofficial release. Together with the box is also El Diablo as a single release on CD_R.
THE SINGLES BOX SET
CAT NUMBER PRCD 42 52 50-2
ELECTION DAY
CAT NR NSR 1
Election Day (Seven Inch Mix), She's Moody And Grey, She's Mean And She's Restless, Election Day (The consensus Mix), Election Day (Cryptic Cut No Voice)
THE PROMISE
CAT NR NSR 2
The Promise (Seven Inch Mix), Rose Arcana, The Promise (Extended Remix)
 
GOODBYE IS FOREVER
CAT NR NSR 3
Goodbye Is Forever (Seven Inch Mix), Missing, Goodbye Is Forever (Extended Mix), Goodbye Is forever (Dub Mix)
THE FLAME
CAT NR NSR 4
The Flame (Remix), Flame Game (Yo Homeboy Mix), The Flame (Extended Remix), Election Day (Early Rough Mix)
SAY THE WORD
CAT NR PRCD 939
Say The Word (Single Version), Say The Word (Instrumental), Say The Word (Extended Vocal Remix), Say The Word (Extended Instrumental)
EL DIABLO
CAT NR PRCD NSR 5
El Diablo (7" Mix), El Diablo (Album Version)
CRYPTIC VOICE
CAT NR NSR1 677-2
Election Day (The Consensus Mix), Election Day (Cryptic Cut No Voice), The Promise (Extended Remix), Rose Arcana (Extended), Goodbye Is Forever (Extended Remix), Goodbye Is Forever (Dub Mix), The Flame (Extended Remix), Election Day (Early Rough Mix), Say The Word (Vocal Extended Remix), Say The Word (Instrumental Extended Remix), Keep Me In The Dark (Rough Mix), The Flame (Rough Mix)
Digipack Picture Sleeve With Sticker
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