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    03.03.15 @ 07:31 PM
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    Seeing as DIF and LA made the news by winning Sonrisa Salvaje, I thought I'd ask a few questions about it.

    Has Dave ever talked about how the idea of recording a Spanish version of EEAS came about?

    I'm thinking the idea probably hit him on the South American tour, after Diver Down. Lots of fan response, even though they didn't speak the language. Dave's Spanish skills are pretty good. Probably seemed like a natural thing to do, and I don't imagine that WB was adverse to the idea at all.

    So what I'm wondering is, were there ever any plans for a Spanish version of 1984 floated? The South American tour would have been fresh on the band's mind during the sessions for 1984.

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    According to the VHE, it was Billy Sheehan who came up with the idea. He read that a large portion of Spanish speaking people were quite young, and therefore he figured that the album in their native tongue would be likely to do well.

    It didn't.

    1984 in Spanish? I can only imagine Eddie and Alex saying, "it's hard enough to understand him in English, forget about Spanish!!!" [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]



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