Sunday, 25 October 2009

Election day - Arcadia

Duran Duran broke up in early 1985, in order to have a year for the members to pursue other musical interests. While John and Andy Taylor formed the Power Station, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor formed Arcadia. They recorded one album, entitled 'So red the rose', described by Le Bon as 'the most pretentious album ever made'.

The first single from the album was 'Election day', a weird and wonderful track featuring guest vocals by Grace Jones. The single reached number 6 in the US Billboard Hot 100, number 7 in the UK singles chart and number 11 in the Dutch Top 40. My copy has a gatefold sleeve, which was released as a limited edition in the UK.

My collection: 7" single no. 609
Found: Record Exchange, London, October 1989
Cost: 1 pound
Tracks: 'Election day' / 'She's moody and grey, she's mean and she's restless'

2 comments:

  1. WOW-¡¡YESTERDAY WAS THE REAL ELECTION DAY IN MY COUNTRY¡¡¡..JE--greetings from uruguay..great single-i have this and the 12"--vinyl..i posted in my blog the live version performed by duran duran..hey,i have a question-do you have-stay with me jeanette-12"-extended -by the monroes-its a great-song-and the 12"-is very rare..another raritie is-the song-dance dance dance -by-the single mirrors-1983--thanks in advance...

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