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Duran Duran (Deluxe Edition)

May 18, 2010 | Format: MP3

$12.49
Also available in CD Format
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 16, 1993
  • Release Date: May 18, 2010
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Parlophone UK
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  • Total Length: 2:04:48
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  • ASIN: B003EE4NZ2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 53 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,453 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Duran Duran's self-titled debut was released in the UK in 1981 and was a smash hit. The album did not catch on in the US. It took the release of the band's second album Rio and the inventive videos that were staples on MTV to propel this album into the US top ten two years later in 1983. As an added attraction the re-release featured a new song, the number four hit, "Is There Something I Should Know?". This remastered version is the original English version minus that track. The first five tracks, which comprised the album's first side, are songs that in the traditional DD vein. The first two tracks, "Girls On Film" and "Planet Earth" are the most familiar and still sound great twenty-three years later. "Careless Memories" was a minor hit in America and "Anyone Out There" and "To The Shore" embodies the pop sensibilities that made the group a success. The final four songs are a complete 180-degree turn from the first five. They are atmospheric, moody and brooding numbers that find the band turning inward and introspective. The band has always sited Roxy Music as big influences and they are never more so then on these four tracks. "Night Boat" is a foreboding track and the album's final number, the instrumental "Tel Aviv" is quite haunting.
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Younger audiences may say otherwise, but my highlight at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards was when the original members of Duran Duran reunited and accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award. Their victory sent a strong message to everyone in the music industry after many years of disdain from critics, and the group finally got the props they deserved. Why not? Though they had a teenage following, Duran Duran are anything but a faceless boyband. Not only do they write their own material, but they also play their own instruments. And unlike, say, the Backstreet Boys, Duran Duran are a self-made band and not the by-product of a potbellied, money-hungry svengali. After forming in 1978, the boys from Birmingham released its debut album in 1981. While it was a reasonable success in the UK, it didn't catch fire in the US until 1983, when it went Top Ten and platinum. It was one of my most-played releases in 1983, and 20 years and a college degree later, I still give it the occasional spin. The album's 9 songs are stylishly-crafted exercises in synth-heavy/new wave pop that perfectly capture the essence of the New Romantic movement. The album's most popular single, "Girls on Film," still holds up well as a commentary on life as a supermodel, while the debut single "Planet Earth" is a cool slice of disco bliss. But another track of note is "Anyone Out There," an album cut that stands out as a convincing breakup jam ("I never found out/ what made you leave. . .). On this, the remastered version, the previously deleted track "To the Shore" appears, and to be honest, it took a while for it to grow on me. But after a few repeated listens, this moody and dark track finally won me over.Read more ›
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When it comes to early 80's music, (Synth-pop, Electro-rock, Alternative and New Wave) you can't go past Duran Duran's first self-titled album...what a gem. Back in 1981 when I was a young lad, and still finding my own musical ears so-to-speak, I heard on the radio a song called `Planet Earth'. I thought it was brilliant, I couldn't hear enough of it. For me `Planet Earth' was my song for 1981, it was a great sound (and still is after all these years).

The album only has 9 songs, as opposed to nowadays where CD's can be between 17-24 songs (depending on their length). Listening to the album really takes me back to those years in the early 1980's (as opposed to now), it has that feel and flavour untouched by today's standards of music-and rightly so.

The whole album can be said to be a time capsule of the then `Romantic Movement' in music (Duran Duran were generally considered part of this new music genre, with other like-style bands such as Spandau Ballet, Japan, ABC and the Human League which come to mind). The album reached number 3 in the UK Top 20, and its music is freshly innocent, with great synthesizer sounds and drum beats with a touch of ambience (listen to Tel Aviv) to break the difference.

My favourite songs and no surprise here are: `Sound of Thunder', `Planet Earth' their first single that climbed the UK charts Top 20 at number 12, `Careless Memories', their second single which only managed to stay at number 37, (I don't know why? Depending on your mood, it is a dark song) and that notorious song `Girls on Film', their third single which was the one that caused a real sensation, (what an understatement) the song went to number 5 in the UK charts, before that infamous video of the song was even filmed.
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When I heard this album in 1982 it changed my life. Seriously. Here were a bunch of kids who decided they were going to be rich and famous. And with this batch of tunes they succeeded fabulously. That was a revelation to me as I started my teen years. I immediately bleached my hair and put up w/a ton of "pansy" comments.
With the benefit of 20 yrs hindsight, the debut is fairly keyboard heavy, but they sound very warm and tasteful and the basslines are still fantastic. The band sounds like a complete unit start to finish on this one. The textures and arrangements are great. The version I cut my teeth on had the long version of Planet Earth to start side one and no "To the shore". That track, while definitely not essential, is a good indication of what they were trying to accomplish as a band. "Wash away the rusty disease of your brown town days in our silver seas" might well be Duran Duran's enduring mission statement.
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