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So Red the Rose Import
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In 1985 members of Duran Duran took a hiatus from their hectic career to produce two very different bands and albums, the first being Arcadia comprised of Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor, the second being the guitar driven rock of the Power Station with John and Andy Taylor (along with Robert Palmer and Tony Thompson ). Arcadia, created between the Arena and Notorious albums, it was originally going to be a project of "remakes" much like Duran Duran's 1996 release Thank You. What it became was a much more eloquent version of Duranie synth pop. This album gained recognition from the sheer Duran connection, however, it featured some of the most stylishly written pop tunes and produced four singles. EMI. 1998.
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John and Andy get Robert Palmer and Tony Thompson for their Power Station project. Simon, Nick and Roger put together the project Arcadia.
Arcadia was the name of a cultural circle looking for beauty in every form. This name could sound a little bit pretentious, but it wasn't considering the songs of "So red the rose", out in late 1985. Some artists believed in this project: David Gilmour, Sting, Grace Jones, Herbie Hancock.
The album on vinyl has his greatest dimension because the two sides really divide the opera following his own conception.
Five songs on the A side, four on the B side. The CD edition violetes this logic. The A side is lively, ironic, refined and charming and it starts with the massive hit "Election day" plus other 4 songs basically (but not simply) pop. Great pop!
A great synth, far from the excess of that period, a mature rhythmic session and a beautifully arranged guitar, with the lyrics and the voice of Simon, take out the best from the romantic soul of DD.
"Missing", the last song from A side gives a taste of what the B side is: just what makes of this album a real gem.
"Rose arcana" invites you to turn off the lights because it's in the dark and with a solitary listening that these songs find their natural ambient.
The beats slow down and the eyes get closed.
"The promise" is six minutes of poetry mixed with an atmosphere that, 18 years later, still touches your heart.Read more ›
It would have been nice to have this collection match up with the other two Duran Duran re-issues (self titled and seven and the ragged tiger) in the "special box set"....ah well.
However the re-mastering and the plethora of added tracks make up for the package "faux-pas"...and as far as I am concerned...the sound quality is beautiful...I have the original cd release, and the sound on that one very poor, almost tinny!
And the bonus dvd is a real treat too....I am especially pleased with the inclusion of the full length version of Election Day...Bravo!!!
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Even though it is not the entire Duran Duran band it has the Duran Duran feel. Catchy music. Enjoyed the cd.Published 1 month ago by bass playr
ONE STAR IS THE MAXIMUM ANYONE CAN GIVE THIS OVERPRICED COASTER.ONE AND ONLY ONE STAR.Published on July 12 2004
By the time this Duran Duran spin-off Arcadia(Simon Le Bon(pepe le pew), Nick Rhodekill(Rhodes) and Roger Taylor(not to confuse with Queen's drummer) released their album So Red... Read morePublished on July 11 2004
i would plead with all lovers of good music to stay far away from this awful cd featuring arcadia a terrible band which featured one of the cheesiest songwriters and vocalists... Read morePublished on July 11 2004
I'm so glad Arcadia existed, despite what some say about it because the music is just excellent.
Election Day is one of the best songs on the album, great music with... Read more
In your music tastes, that is. I am a bassist who has played many, many styles in 20 years. I heard both Deep Purple and Hotel California before I heard either Duran Duran or... Read morePublished on May 16 2004 by Gift Card Recipient
listenable EVEN for the infidel. david gilmour and sting maybe play here on 1 or 2 songs, and they're not members of this group. this is duran duran. that's how you should call it. Read morePublished on May 6 2004