So Red the Rose

1985 studio album by Arcadia / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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So Red the Rose is the only studio album by the Duran Duran-spinoff group Arcadia, released in 1985. It included the singles "Election Day", "Goodbye Is Forever" and "The Flame". The album peaked at #23 on the Billboard 200 in January 1986 and at #30 on the UK Albums charts in December 1985.

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So Red the Rose
Studio album by
Released18 November 1985
12 April 2010 (boxset)
RecordedApril–June 1985
StudioStudio de la Grande Armée (Paris)
Singles from So Red the Rose
  1. "Election Day"
    Released: October 1985
  2. "Goodbye Is Forever"
    Released: January 1986 (US)
  3. "The Promise"
    Released: January 1986 (UK)
  4. "The Flame"
    Released: July 1986
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There were many musical guests on the album, including David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, Herbie Hancock, Grace Jones, and Sting (who provided backing vocals on "The Promise").

The album's artwork featured painted ink drawings by fashion illustrator Tony Viramontes[1] of fashion model Violeta Sanchez as well as an innovative "light space" photograph of the band by Dean Chamberlain, who also directed the video for the song "Missing."[2] Nick Rhodes said of the model Sanchez on the album cover, "She had an elegance to her, an old style classic beauty".[1]