arcadia songs live?

Katy, I have heard many rumors that the reason that Duranduran dont play any arcadia songs on tour, is because master tapes are too badly damaged, is this true?

DURAN DURAN HAVE ONLY EVER PLAYED ONE ARCADIA SONG LIVE TO DATE - "ELECTION DAY." THEY HAVE CONSIDERED OTHER SONGS, BUT NEVER ACTUALLY PERFORMED THEM. "MISSING" WAS ON A SHORT LIST FOR THE CURRENT US TOUR, BUT AS YET, HAS NOT BEEN REHEARSED. THE BAND OFTEN REFER BACK TO THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES TO TAKE SAMPLES OF THE ORIGINAL SOUNDS FOR NICK'S KEYBOARDS. THEY HAVE NOT DONE SO FOR THE ARCADIA ALBUM, HOWEVER SINCE IT WAS RECORDED IN 1985 THE MASTER TAPES ARE LIKELY TO NEED TO BE "BAKED." THIS IS A PROCESS OFTEN USED FOR OLD TAPES WHERE BY THEY CAN BE SAFETLY PLAYED ONCE AND TRANSFERED ON TO A NEW FORMAT. MOST OF THE EARLY DURAN DURAN LABUMS, INCLUDING "RIO" HAVE BEEN THRU THIS PROCESS.

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