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Arcadia (3)Election Day

Label:
Parlophone – PSLP 393
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single Sided, Limited Edition, Promo
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AElection Day (Cryptic Cut)9:09
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UK single-sided DJ promo for the "Cryptic Cut" mix of Election Day.
Some copies also included a typed press release / hype sheet insert.

Comes in a black generic die-cut card sleeve with tapered edges.

400 pressed

Side A has a white label with graphic art and a 2-digit numeric code:
[24 38 24 20 02 32 44 42 00 22 16 12] reads:
[E L E C T I O N _ D A Y]

Side B has a dark Maroon blank label, and a constant sine-wave
tone is present in the grooves, which is a typical feature found on
all single sided 12' maxi-singles pressed by EMI in the UK during this era.

First cat. # taken from side A runout.
Second cat. # taken from side B runout.

This is the only release of this mix on vinyl. Later it appeared on the "So Red The Rose" 2CD/DVD re-release.

"There were many, many mixes of "Election Day" that were completed (and most remain unreleased). The so-called Fact and Story mix of "Election Day" was released on an unlabeled 12" single to the UK clubs. Nick and Simon have referred to this mix as the Cryptic Mix, which should not be confused with the Cryptic Cut No Voice mix which has very little lyrics."
(Source: "Duran Duran Timeline" [website])

Final note: This can be a very difficult release to identify,
as there is nothing stated on the one label other than some
oblique numbers in a gauge design, and the stamped cat. #
which only appears in the runout of side A, looks much more
like "FSLF" than "PSLP".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, stamped): [TOWNHOUSE etched] PSLP 393 A-1U-1- x1 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, stamped): LP PB123 6

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