Goodbye Is Forever
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single by Arcadia
B-side "Missing"
Released January 1986
Recorded 1985
Studio Studio de la Grande Armée, Paris, France
Format 7", 12"
Genre Art rock, new wave, synthpop
Length 4:11 (Single Version)
6:43 (Extended Remix)
5:14 (Dub)
Label Capitol, Parlophone
Writer(s) Taylor, Rhodes, Le Bon
Producer Alex Sadkin

"Goodbye Is Forever" is the second single by Arcadia, released from the album So Red the Rose by Capitol-Parlophone in January 1986.

The single was released in many regions around the world, but not in the UK.

About the songEdit

The song was written and performed by Arcadia, a pop group formed in 1985 by Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran, during a break in that band's schedule.

Music videoEdit

The video for "Goodbye Is Forever" was directed by Marcello Anciano and featured Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes as figures trapped within the mechanisms of an elaborate clock whilst sitting on chairs that move along a giant, circular railroad track. The moving chairs transport the two pop stars through many strange scenes and surreal episodes involving symbols of time.

The video for the B-side "Missing" was directed by Dean Chamberlain and featured many luminous, dreamlike images that were achieved through innovative photographic techniques involving extended exposure times and unique lighting applications.

B-sides, bonus tracks and remixesEdit

"Goodbye Is Forever" featured an 'Extended Mix' and 'Dub Mix' by Francois Kevorkian and Ron Saint Germain.

The B-side to the single was the album track "Missing".

Track listingEdit

7": Capitol / B-5542 (US)

  1. "Goodbye Is Forever (Single Mix) - 4:11
  2. "Missing" - 3:41

12": Capitol / S-75134 (Canada)

  1. "Goodbye Is Forever" (Extended) - 6:43
  2. "Missing" - 3:41
  3. "Goodbye Is Forever" (Single Mix) - 4:11

12": Capitol / V-15218 (US)

  1. "Goodbye Is Forever" (Extended) - 6:43
  2. "Goodbye Is Forever" (Single Mix) - 4:11
  3. "Goodbye Is Forever" (Dub) - 5:14
  4. "Missing" - 3:41

Other appearancesEdit




Arcadia are:

Also credited:


Sometimes you have no choice
Sometimes you've got no voice to say
Say if you will the words
Say if your world is so gray

We can decide this
There'll be no tears, no tragedy
Try, I wouldn't break and cry
If you walk away and leave me

Hey, goodbye
Goodbye is forever
Hey, forever
Goodbye is forever and ever

Sometimes it makes no sense
This side of cruel coincidence
Caught up in our own barbed wire
To set us free, believe this

Hey, goodbye
Goodbye is forever
Hey, forever
Goodbye is forever and ever

Hey, goodbye
Goodbye is forever
Hey, forever
Goodbye is forever and ever

Hey, goodbye
Goodbye is forever
Hey, forever
Goodbye is forever and ever

See alsoEdit

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