Arcadia’s 1985 hit single Election Day had a galvanizing effect on me, compelling me to purchase the Duran Duran spin-off’s sole album So Red the Rose. I haven’t forgotten the bitter disappointment that slowly settled in upon listening to the remaining eight songs. The question is: does this album hold any value for those not already enamored of Duran Duran? The problem, to my ears anyway, with so much music from this era is the garish production so commonly applied to otherwise decent pop. It’s not that the songs on So Red the Rose are especially bad. But to say they’re generally overproduced is an understatement.
Arcadia were a new wave British group formed in 1985 by Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran as a side project during a break in that band's schedule. The project was only active during 1985 and 1986 for just one album, So Red the Rose, which was certified Platinum in the United States and included the singles "Election Day", "Goodbye Is Forever", "The Flame" and "The Promise (ft. David Gilmour and Sting)".
Arcadia - Election Day - Official Music Video. TV80s - Greatest Hits of the 80s. Released in 1985. Taken from "So Red The Rose" Album. Released by Parlophone Records in October 1985. Taken from the only band’s album So Red the Rose.
Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 8th, 1985, "Election Day" by Arcadia peaked at (for 2 weeks) on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart and spent 14 weeks on the chart. It reached in the United Kingdom and Norway. very Seventh Stranger/Chauffeur from the Arena album. Scott from West Palm Beach, FlThe dreaminess of this album at the time was simply fluid
In 1985 the Rock & Roll song in the charts was Election Day by Arcadia. Election Day by Arcadia. 99. ▼ Select Rank Below 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 #.
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Arcadia performs in the music video "Election Day" off their album "So Red the Rose" recorded for Parlophone Records. Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes wear black Gothic clothing while traveling through a candlelit dining hall, a white tunnel with a mysterious woman, and stone catacombs. Written by Shatterdaymorn. Plot Keywords: music video See All (1) . Genres
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|A||Election Day (The Consensus Mix)|
|B2||She's Moody And Grey, She's Mean And She's Restless|
- Mastered At – The Town House
- Pressed By – EMI Records
- Bass [Fretless, Upright String] – Mark Egan
- Engineer – Larry Alexander
- Engineer [Mix - Assistant] – Phil Burnett
- Guitar [Electric Six String] – Carlos Alomar, Masami Tsuchiya
- Mixed By – Alex Sadkin, Francois Kevorkian*, Ron Saint Germain*
- Other [Hair] – Sally Francomb
- Other [Make-up] – Michy
- Other [Wardrobe] – Emma Sutton
- Percussion – David Van Tieghem, Rafael de Jesus*
- Photography By – Dean Chamberlain
- Producer – Alex Sadkin, Arcadia
- Saxophone [Tenor] – Andy McKay*
- Sleeve – Assorted iMaGes*
- Technician – Philippe Laffont
- Written-By – Rhodes*, Taylor*, Le Bon*
NotesAdvance promo in generic black die-cut sleeve.
A side label is black with gold numbering and a geometric graphic design, like on the later commercial release.
B side has a plain white label.
Also released with a sealed silver foil wrapping with printed graphic art: Election Day
2-digit numeric code on A side label reads:
24 38 24 20 02 32 44 42 00 22 16 12 =
E L E C T I O N _ D A Y
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (A side, runout, machine-stamped): 12NSR 1 A-1 U-1-2 D
- Matrix / Runout (B side, runout, machine-stamped): 12NSR 1 B-1U-1-2 D
- Matrix / Runout (A+B side, runout, handwritten-etched): TOWNHOUSE
|NSR1||Arcadia||Election Day (7", Single)||Parlophone Odeon Series||NSR1||UK||1985|
|2008137||Arcadia||Election Day (7", Single)||Parlophone||2008137||France||1985|
|200815 6||Arcadia||Election Day (The Consensus Mix) (12", Single)||Parlophone||200815 6||Portugal||1985|
|B-5501||Arcadia||Election Day (7", Single, Pic)||Capitol Records||B-5501||Canada||1985|
|006 20 0813 7||Arcadia||Election Day (7", Promo)||EMI||006 20 0813 7||Spain||1985|