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Revision as of 23:27, 23 August 2022

"The Promise"
12" single from Germany
Recorded by Arcadia
Released: on album: November 1985 / single: 1986-01-13
Recorded: April - June 1985
Length: album: 7:28 / single: 4:45
Album(s): So Red The Rose
Label(s): Parlophone
Writer(s): Arcadia
Producer(s): Alex Sadkin
Studio(s): Studio Grande Armée
Released as single: YES

"The Promise" is a song written by Arcadia and recorded by Arcadia (backing vocals by Sting) in 1985.

About the song

In May 1985 Sting was in Paris for the Théâtre Mogador concerts. Arcadia were in Paris recording their respective albums and went to see Sting live. Afterwards Sting visited them in the studio and contributed backing vocals.

Personnel

  • Simon Le Bon - vocals
  • Nick Rhodes - keyboards
  • Roger Taylor - drums
  • Alex Sadkin - producer and engineer
  • Sting - backing vocals

Release History

Albums

"The Promise" appears on the following album releases (please see links for further details on each title):

Cover art Album title Catalog no. Release country Format Release date
Stub.gif So Red The Rose Catalog no. UK LP 1985-11-DD

Singles

CD Singles

Cover art Catalog no. Songs Release date Release country
Stub.gif Catalog no. "Song"(s) YYYY-MM-DD Country

7" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song/B-side song Release date Release country
Stub.gif Catalog no. "The Promise"/"B-side song" 1986-01-13 UK

12" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song(s)/B-side song(s) Release date Release country
The Promise German 12" Dietmar.jpg Catalog no. "The Promise (extended remix)"/"Rose Arcana"/"The Promise" 1985-MM-DD Germany

Video

"SONG TITLE" appears on the following video and dvd releases:

Cover art Video title Release date Release country
Stub.gif Video or dvd title YYYY-MM-DD Country


Awards, nominations, and certifications

Awards

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Year Winner Award Category
YYYY WINNER (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Nominations

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Year Nominee Award Category
YYYY NOMINEE (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Certifications

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Country Certifier Classification Certification
COUNTRY CERTIFIER (RIAA, IFPI...) CLASSIFICATION (Album, singles, foreign artist...) CERTIFICATION (Gold, Platinum, Diamond...)

Lyrics

Whose tears on a gaping voice
Who's stretching arms match
The hunger of mine
There lips will they never join
But always draw me closer
And further entwined
With a promise dealer understand
All freedoms fade away
To a point of view
Where many different pathways meet
And we're standing on this precipice
With nothing much to gain save
But the deep blue screams
Of falling dreams
With our next move
Heaven hide your eyes
Heaven's eyes will never dry
The shades of a thousand steel
Come flashing by my face
In the fury of war
In desolation and abandoned fields
The hungry make their stand
When they'll stand for no more
Hear the passion in their voices
See the heaven in their eyes
Their hopes and schemes are waiting
Dreams of less than paradise
And sometimes we make promises
We never mean to keep
For blackmail is the only deal
A promise dealer sees
Heaven hide your eyes
Heaven's eyes will never dry

Quotations and trivia

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Alternative and cover versions

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See also

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External links

References

source: Melody Maker - January 11, 1986 (single release date); 2015 Simon Le Bon interview