2010 remaster. CD1 is their original 1981 debut album. CD2 is packed full of previously unreleased material including: The AIR Studios versions, The Manchester Square Demos, BBC Radio 1 Peter Powell session and Night Versions of Planet Earth & Girls on Film. Specially packaged in a clamshell box with lift off lid & includes an 8 page booklet, 5 postcards of individual band shots plus a collectors folded poster that was used in Japanese original LP.
Duran Duran came back out of nowhere in early 1993 with a new album and a huge hit, "Ordinary World." The group sounds more relaxed and mature than it did during their glory days, but not all that much has changed; instead of personifying the days of early-'80s synthesized dance-pop, the music is smooth dance-pop for the '90s. Taken on its own terms, Duran Duran works every bit as well as Duran Duran, Rio or Seven and the Ragged Tiger.
Duran Duran’s debut eponymous album has just been given an overhaul nearly 30 years (yikes!) after it first hit the shelves (vinyl and cassette!!). This was the album that catapulted the boys from New Romantic wannabees in Birmingham clubs to pop stars. The album really stands the testament of time, especially the three singles – 'Planet Earth’, 'Girls on Film’ and 'Careless Memories’. As well as these singles the album has some more great quality tracks including 'Night Boat’ and 'Anyone Out there’ – both could have been singles.
The package is much more than just a re-mastering of the album. CD1 also includes all the b-sides, whilst CD2 has various unreleased and rare tracks including early demo’s which are a great alternate versions – Girls on Film and Planet earth both sounding particularly raw but at the same time retaining much of the electronica accompaniment.
Then to top it all comes the DVD, including the infamous banned 'soft porn’ video for Girls on Film, produced by Godley and Creme. You alos get the 'clean’ version, some TOTP appearances and even a bit of Swap Shop as well.
In the 80s Duran Duran were the most successful new romantic band of the “second British Invasion”, helped by their stylish and sexually charged videos which received heavy play on MTV.Formed in 1978 by John Taylor (bass) and Nick Rhodes (keyboards) in Birmingham, England, their most successful line-up also included Simon Le Bon (vocals), Andy Taylor (guitar) and Roger Taylor (drums). Between 1980 and 1983 they released three albums, Duran Duran (1981, re-released in the US in 1983), their best LP Rio (1982), and Seven and the Ragged Tiger (1983). These three albums spawned eight hit singles.
From its Nagel cover to the haircuts and overall design – and first and foremost the music – Rio is as representative of the '80s at its best as it gets. The original Duran Duran's high point, and just as likely the band's as a whole, its fusion of style and substance ensures that even two decades after its release it remains as listenable and danceable as ever. The quintet integrates its sound near-perfectly throughout, the John and Roger Taylor rhythm section providing both driving propulsion and subtle pacing.
This Is a great new range collecting together some of the biggest hits from 1960 through to 1999. Consisting of 40 titles, one for each year, each album contains either 20 tracks or 75 minutes of music. 1980 - 1989 includes classic tracks across titles from Duran Duran, Culture Club, David Bowie, Tina Turner and Simple Minds.