Aware roger was part of the band and in early promo pictures. Did he contribute to any Acadia interviews either on tv or print. Or had he checked out by that point. Great for him to get all the royalties but not do any of the hard slog I.e. videos, or or interviews. Don't remember much being made of it at the time he wasn't in the videos etc. From my memory it was a rhodes/le bon vehicle.
Even in the vhs compliation video at the time there is no mention of roger at all which is pretty bizarre. If memory serves me correct say the word was written post Roger.
Anyone got a link to a roger Acadia interview from 1985???
Your right Roger didn't do any videos and I dont recall him doing any interviews either. I think hed more or less gone after Live Aid
Post by mediterranea on Nov 19, 2020 14:05:46 GMT -5
I think it was the case that Roger went on a sabbatical towards the end of the Arcadia sessions, and that was with the original intention of returning after a year - although we all know that it didn't turn out like that.
As for Say The Word, I believe it was a SRTR offcut that got revisited, re-recorded (at least partially) and repurposed for the Playing For Keeps soundtrack. I knew nothing about Say The Word until the 2000s when I read about it online. I was excited for another Arcadia song, but when I eventually heard it I was slightly deflated as it wasn't to the same high standard that was on SRTR. A good example of the band making the right track decisions when it came to the album.
The Flame is my song, this was the first DD related video I saw upon release after becoming music conscious. Love the 7” and 12” remix by Nile. Did like the album (which I got late 1987 I think, maybe even 1988) but rarely listen to it nowadays. It’s okay, but Election Day is way too repetitive and there is a lot of filler on it IMO. The album also has a very dated production/sound. I never hear any of its songs on the radio anymore (unlike other DD 80s singles and unlike The Power Station which I still hear once in a while). To me Arcadia builds on the sound of the weaker tracks on 7ATRT.