Friday, November 10, 2006

ARCADIA for Kiki

Members :
Simon le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor, better known as members of Duran Duran



Tracklist :

01 Election Day (5:29)
Featuring - Grace Jones
02 Keep Me In The Dark (4:31)
03 Goodbye Is Forever (3:49)
04 The Flame (4:23)
05 Missing (3:40)
06 Rose Arcana (0:51)
07 The Promise (7:30)
Backing Vocals - Sting/ Keyboards - Herbie Hancock
08 El Diablo (6:05)
09 Lady Ice (7:32)

Link to download : 224 kbs

"In the mid 1980s, Duran splintered off into two side projects...Power Station and Arcadia. What did it prove? Well we finally knew which members were fans of Chic and who were fans of Bryan Ferry/David Sylvian...but enough on that...
This album was an amazing accomplishment. Three members from what some called a bubblegum-pop group came together and forged an album of beauty with the helping hands of jazz musician Mark Isham, avant-guarde percussionist David Van Tiegam, David Gilmor and Sting...all added credibility to the project.
Here the music is textured...layered and beautiful. The funky grind of "Election Day", the bittersweet chugging melody of "Goodbye is Forever", the simple sweetness of "Missing", the sadness of Simon's voice and just pure poetry in "The Promise" and the crystalline beauty of the epic "Lady Ice".
This album was a great "teething-toy" for those would later listen to David Sylvian, Bryan Ferry, amd delve into jazz and avant-guarde music.
I encourage anyone interested in something better than pop music to buy this CD! You won't regret it!"

"In 1985, Duran Duran underwent a big change. John and Andy Taylor went off to form Power Station with Robert Palmer and Simon, Nick and Roger stayed to release an album under the name Arcadia. Nick and Simon have both been quoted saying that Arcadia is different from their previous albums with the full group and that it is nothing they could have released as Duran Duran not just because of individual differences but also because of the kind of pressure they were under and the risk of recreating the same type of stuff unless they branched out--- just as Power Station was something that stood alone as well. I say this cause lots of people focus on the cynical side of the break-up. I'm so glad Arcadia existed, despite what some say about it because the music is just excellent. I was glad Simon, Nick and John reformed the original band, but this was a great side project.
I think all of the songs on this album are perfect and I just love the way Duran Duran and Arcadia uses backup vocals. I don't know how to describe the songs so I'll say what the band said about them. Nick claimed that they got the name Arcadia from an inscription that was "mysterious, mystic" which they thought fit with the album. He claimed they were "European" sounding and a little bit "Hispanic" sounding. I'm sorry, I'm not good at describing songs, I just know if I like them or not. They also called the songs "atmospheric" as opposed to the other Duran Duran offspring Power Station which is more rock. I don't think you have to like Duran Duran to like this CD. They are two quite different styles though I believe DD constantly altered their styles throughout their career. But I think you would have to be willing to give it an honest shot."

Lyrics :

HEAVEN'S EYES (1985) Bootleg Cd

Tracklist :

01 Election Day (Consensus Mix)
02 Election Day (Cryptic Cut No Voice Mix)
03 Election Day (Fact&Story Mix)
04 Goodbye is Forever (Extended Mix)
05 Goodbye is Forever (Dub Mix)
06 The Promise (Extended Remix)
07 Rose Arcana (Extended)
08 The Flame (Extended Remix)
09 Flame game (Yo Homebuy Remix)
10 Say The Word (Extended remix)
11 Say The Word (Extended Instrumental)

Link to download : 224 kbs


ROY AYERS--no stranger to love


here's to the future days

close to the bone

1983 twins peak -live london england


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the TTs!!

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Subaru Hayashi-san said...

Suupa domo arigato my friend Salty ^^

My Thompson Twins albums colection are complete now!


1:33 PM  
Anonymous Subaru Hayashi-san said...


Forgives friend Hyoga, only now I could see your post...
Yes, I'm Japanese guy ^^

The music of my country is really interesting and peculiar. During 80 years we had a musical movement called "Visual Kei" initiated for the "X-Japan" band (that equivalent to the New Romantics in the aesthetic/design/fashion). Also existed great influences of glam metal, heavy metal, darkwave, industrial rock, punk rock,...

Some bands adopt a colourful and fantastic image, taking inspiration from computer roleplaying games and anime ^^

I have some material in vinyl of bands this period, also some that you cited. When I will be able to convert and to carry through upload of this material, I leave a message/link for you in this way.
It takes that let us can share good musics ^^

Sore ja

7:59 PM  
Blogger obs said...

Oh yeah! Thanks for Heaven's Tears. Hope it is not the same click-filled rip that I already have ;-).

12:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just uploaded The Sea Of Love by The Adventures

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the ups Salty. Thay're great!

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arcadia is a great band! The reviews that you wrote is absolutely correct. Until today I still play it, It does not sound dated.

Thanks for the Heaven's Eyes Bootleg.

Trivia : Do you know that their single "Say The Word " was used for soundtrack of a film called " Playing For Keep"

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just found your site - love it. Any chance of a reload of the Thompson Twins - Live in London (Twin Peaks)please.

11:40 AM  
Blogger Julio Maya said...

gracias kiki.... por favor ayudame con este album que ya no se puede descargar de FILESEND "HEAVEN'S EYES (1985) Bootleg Cd"... gracias

4:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank's 4 share

1:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

updated (10.2009)

ARCADIA - Heaven's Eyes (1985)

10:37 PM  

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