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El Diablo
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promo single by Arcadia
B-side None
Released 1985
Recorded April-June 1985
Format 7" (one-sided)
Genre New wave, synthpop
Length 6:05 minutes
Label EMI Odeon
Writer(s) Rhodes, Le Bon, Taylor
Producer(s) Alex Sadkin
Arcadia
Arcadia

"El Diablo" is a promotional-only single by Arcadia, released in Spain from the album So Red the Rose by EMI-Odeon in 1985.

About the song Edit

Written by Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon and Roger Taylor, the song has a Latin flavour.

"El Diablo" tells a story about selling your soul to the Devil, with lyrics that include the line "I can't stand another howling day inside this empty skin".

The musical contents features panpipes with the additional distinctive fretless bass by Mark Egan, a member of The Pat Metheny Group and percussion by David Van Tieghem.

The single was issued in Spain as a one-sided promotional-only 7" record, and is highly sought after among collectors all over the world because of its unique picture sleeve. The single is extremely rare even in Spain with the flip side having a generic un-filled record label.

Track listingEdit

7": EMI Odeon P-069 (Spain)

  1. "El Diablo" - 6:05

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Lyrics Edit

Enter newborn players and gather weight their innocence
Only the brightest shine but not forever
Many lights die, many tears rain
When those tears run dry on a mountain madness day

You were just in time for a foolish deal for love I sold
Can't stand another howling day inside this empty skin
While the beacons burn, I'll say "Await return from so far away"
One life with the devil do I play for so long
El Diablo is to blame, oh

Oh El Diablo, El Diablo
Won't you sell me back my soul?
Oh El Diablo, El Diablo
Won't you sell me back my soul?

Wedding is on the wind does she blow my way?
She can dance and she can sing, she will tear your heart away
While the promise burns, I'll stay and you will return from so far away
One life with the devil do I play for so long
El Diablo is to blame
One life with the devil do I play for so long
El Diablo is to blame
One life but the devil is in my way
Oh

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