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Arcadia – Election Day (The Consensus Mix) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 6th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

Re-Election Day!

“Election Day” was the first single released by the Duran Duran off-shoot band, Arcadia. It was released by Parlophone Records in October 1985 and subsequently hit the top ten on both sides of the Atlantic, peaking at #6 in the US and #7 in the UK, but was the most successful in Ireland, peaking at #5 and in Italy, peaking at #1 (also reaching the Top 25 in Germany). Along with the Arcadia members, “Election Day” features Grace Jones on vocals and speech segments.

SIDE A:
Election Day (The Consensus Mix) 8:39

SIDE B:
Election Day (Single Version) 4:30
She’s Moody And Grey, She’s Mean And She’s Restless 4:28

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Election Day U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #6
1985 Election Day U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #29

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records – V-15209
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Credits: Engineer – Larry Alexander
Mixed By – Francois Kevorkian*, Ron Saint Germain*
Producer – Arcadia (3)
Producer, Mixed By – Alex Sadkin
Written-By – hodes*, Taylor*, Le Bon*

NOTES:
Recorded within Studio De La Grande Armee, Paris.
From the album “SO RED THE ROSE”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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18 Responses to “Arcadia – Election Day (The Consensus Mix) (US 12″)”

  1. Conner Says:

    Another Favorite! Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Conner!

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  2. omar Says:

    I love the long version. Paul do u have the boxset Heaven’s Eyes. Can u please post that? Thanks.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Omar yes I do have it but it is on CD as you know BTG is vinyl only. I have all of the Arcadia singles on vinyl too. Hope to post them someday.

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  3. vuoksenniska Says:

    Thank you Paul, for this great song. Even it’s not Duran Duran, it surely sounds like it 🙂 Love Grace Jones’ part in this song.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Vuoksenniska 🙂

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  4. Patrick Says:

    thank you, i am a great Duran Duran fan and love these off-shoots

    thank you
    patrick

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Patrick 🙂

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  5. Jermajesty Says:

    Did anyone bother voting?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I did and he won 🙂

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  6. Christian Says:

    Cute.

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  7. Robert Says:

    great. waiting for “goodbye is forever”…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Robert 🙂

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  8. Princerave777 Says:

    I love me some Duran Duran… but I sure wish that this side step had been explored for more than just 1 album. I think that Arcadia could have been bigger than Duran Duran… but that’s just my opinion. So Red The Rose is 1 of my all time favorite albums!! Thanks for taking the time to share this.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Princerave 🙂

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  9. Rob Says:

    The album this was on was probably the best album Duran Duran never made. The new re-mastered 2CD +DVD set they put out a couple years is a must have for anyone.

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    @bonedwarf Reply:

    HAHA!:) It was a superb album. It’s funny, my wife is Canadian, I’m a brit. There’s very little crossover in the albums we owned. Arcadia’s “So Red the Rose” was one of only two. (The other was Richard Marx “Repeat Offender”)

    Election Day is superb. I have lots of different mixes, sourced from lord knows where, and they’re all terrific. Such a great song.

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  10. qat Says:

    TY

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