Arcadia – Election Day (Cryptic Cut – No Voice) (12″)

arcadiastripsFrom 1985 and the probably not so rare “Cryptic Cut” mix of “Election Day”. Arcadia was the Duran offshoot to rival Power Station. Rhodes, Le Bon and Taylor surrounded themselves with the highest studio tech and famous musicians to produce a more “electronic” sounding Duran Duran. It worked really well! The mix is basically a dub of the original (hence the No Voice label) and features the full Grace Jones speech (again in Vampire mode) the full Andy McKay (Roxy Music, Explorers) saxophone solo (amazing)

For people who like the normal version the 7″ is on the B-side along with the normal extended “Consensus” Mix




Another “Mini Movie” for a video below…… pretentious, how very 80’s!

Parlophone ‎– 12 NSRA 1

A Election Day Cryptic Cut (No Voice) 8:26
B1 Election Day (7″ Mix) 4:30
B2 Election Day (Consensus Mix) 8:34

One response

  1. Thanks for these and also the video links, never seen either Election Day or Wide Boy… To keep up the pretentiousness, the beginning of the Wide Boy video seems a bit Kafka/Trial inspired to me…

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