The song was the third single taken from their second album Rio It was not originally issued as a single in the United States, although the music video was very popular on MTV. A special US single version was finally released in January and reached number 16 on the Billboard Hot The verses of the song are in D minor, while the chorus is in B minor.
It opens with an arpeggiated delay treated-synthesizer riff which plays in the background throughout the song. AllMusic journalist Donald A. Guarisco described the song in a retrospective review, as being "a lilting epic". He wrote: "The music maintains the stormily romantic quality of the lyric by combining meditative verses with an aching chorus that swells and ebbs in a way that perfectly captures the song's heartbreak. The video was filmed by director Russell Mulcahy among the jungles, beaches, and temples of Sri Lanka in April Scenes were filmed atop the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriyaamong the ruins of a Buddhist temple at Polonnaruwa and the island's southern coastline, with Simon Le Bon appearing in Speedos.
The shoot was a difficult but memorable experience for the band. When they arrived in Colomboit was very hot, and Rhodes was uncomfortable in his clothing. Taylor reassured him they would be in their hotel soon and could relax. The driver who met them in a flatbed truck informed them it would be several hours' driving time to Kandy in the centre of the country, where the band were lodged.
Along the way they were struck by the poverty they witnessed. During the filming of the scene where the band Save A Prayer - Duran Duran - Save A Prayer were riding elephantsa female elephant made a strange sound. One of the crew had recorded it, and found it funny enough to play back. It turned out to be the elephant's mating callwhich led the elephant carrying Roger Taylor to charge downhill and attempt to mount the female.
While perched on a branch over a lagoon and miming playing his guitaran intoxicated Andy Taylor fell into the water. He accidentally swallowed some, and had to be hospitalized during the band's subsequent Australian tour due to a tropical virus he contracted at that time.
The band members all initially refused to do the scene where an elephant sprays water from its trunk onto one of them due to its homoerotic overtones; Würm - Yes - The Yes Album finally settled on John Taylor since he was the band's pin-up boy.
He would be teased about it for years afterwards. It is one of my most treasured memories. Andy Taylor recalls in his memoirs that the shooting at the temple was very tense, since the country was on the verge of civil war and the temple's monks were impatiently waiting for their leader to arrive and address a large political gathering.
The band members wore bare feet in deference to the temple's religious importance, frequently scorching themselves on the bare rock they were standing on. During some takes, Head Top (Badklaat Remix) - Joker - Re-Imagined Pt.1 band members yelled "Fuck you, Russell!
For one scene, Le Bon and Rhodes were dropped off from a helicopter that could not itself land on the We Fly High (Remix) - Various - Top Secret!
- November 2006 Reloaded. A live version of the song was released in On the live version Simon Le Bon dedicates the song to Marvin Gayewho had been fatally shot the day before the concert was recorded in April Note: song differences. The single peaked at 16 on the Billboard Hot for the week ending 16 March The release was accompanied by a new live video, drawn from footage shot in for the concert film Arena. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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