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Duran Duran

Duran Duran

October 20, 1998

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 23, 1993
  • Release Date: August 23, 1993
  • Label: Parlophone UK
  • Copyright: 1983 Parlophone Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 1983 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 40:14
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  • ASIN: B000SXJFA0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,001 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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The best group of the '80's, with the most different album of their '80's career.
Annie
I would definitely rank Duran's first album up there with some of the best debut album's ever.
"jmcrary"
It creates a bit darker collection and that's something that really makes it standout.
Ryan Brenner

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By "ddaveyh" on October 10, 2003
Format: Audio CD
To everyone out there who thinks this TRULY Duran's first album, you'd be wrong. This is the re-release of the first album that came out after RIO when IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW was released. Check the listing for the DURAN DURAN (Original recording remastered) - THAT'S the first album.
The re-released dropped the track TO THE SHORE, edited PLANET EARTH, which was originally a remix version, and rearanged the track listing adding IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW.
For those of you who desire to have the omitted track and the added one, get Duran Duran+1 which contains all the original tracks and it puts TO THE SHORE back where it belongs. I am really disappointed in the so-called Duran Fans out there who have the mistake in touting this as the first album.
Die hard Durans such as myself, will want all three as they each slightly different.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 26, 1999
Format: Audio CD
The first Duran Duran album was released in 1981. In 1983 in the US, it was re-released minus the brilliant song "To The Shore" and with the substitution of "Is There Something I Should Know?"(ITSISK?) This version of Duran Duran features the boppy Planet Earth and Girls on Film, which is practically required material for all Durannies! However, "Sound of Thunder" (alledgedly the product of one of Simon's poems and an early jam session--some say it evolved out of Simon's audition), "Friends of Mine" and "Tel Aviv" are particulary scintillating and fascinating. I have been a Durannie since 1981,and can say without hesitation, this is *the* CD of choice. Whenever I entertain or seek to expose friend to Duran Duran, this is the first CD that gets played. The only pity is that the delicious "To The Shore" was deleted from the playlist and substituted with the overplayed "ISTISK?" The music is dark and rich, evolking an atmosphere which is somewhat upset by the pop track of "ITSISK?" I would encourage listeners to skip that track once or twice while absorbing the feel of the rest of the album, and see for yourself. The lyrics, on the other hand, are full of the witty and strange imagery characteristic of Simon Le Bon. Simon's voice is clear, Nick's handiwork on the keyboards is brilliant, and the Taylors show surprising twists. In short, this is a simply sublime first effort by a sensational band. This should be bought by everyone who loves Duran Duran or wants to deepen their appreciation of the Fab Five. Come and understand the phenomenon once known as Durandemonium!
April Garwin
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C on August 18, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This album, in my opinion, features some of the best work of their career. I own all of their albums and have seen them live many times. Two of the songs on this album, Anyone Out There and Sound of Thunder, are probably the two DD songs that I have listened to the most. The former has a very simple but nicely done lead guitar riff from Andy Taylor that blends very well with Simon LeBon's lead vocal. Sound of Thunder features one of my favourite John Taylor bass lines. JT and drummer Roger Taylor have the groove nailed down with spikes!! Like the rest of the album, the rythym tracks of this song were superbly composed and topped off with a flawless performance. The interplay between Nick Rhodes' keyboard and Andy's guitar on the verses of Planet Earth also screams "classic Duran Duran!!!!" The main thing that this album features, that is somewhat lacking on subsequent DD albums, is the fact that the musical influence of all five members is equally evident in the songwriting. The heavy side from Andy and John, heard later on the Power Station album and the moody atmospheric pop side of the remaining three members, heard later on the Arcadia album, is found superbly and equally blended together here, which , for me, is what made Duran Duran what it was: a truly entertaining, musically-inspiring and special rock group.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By The Groove on June 24, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Here is the debut album by Duran Duran. Released in 1981, it spawned the UK hits "Planet Earth," "Careless Memories," and "Girls on Film." This album didn't quite break sales records in England, but it would pave the way for band's success in America, where it blasted into the Top Ten two years later. Chart success aside, this is one fine album from one of my favorite groups of the 1980s. Duran Duran always viewed themselves as a hybird of Chic and the New York Dolls (with shades of Bowie), and that shows. Even after all these years, "Girls on Film" has lost none of its luster as a stomping disco jam; the beautiful "Anyone out There" still shines and "Sound of Thunder" has also aged well. The American version has the 1983 single "Is There Something I Should Know," replacing "To the Shore," which appeared on the original UK edition. But no matter which version you buy, you will be pleased with this release.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Marna B. Alejandre on August 23, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is one of those albums that define a decade. Even listening to it now -- 20 years later -- the music is timeless. Unlike so many other acts of the 80's who, once you've forgotten their songs that didn't make the Top 40 originally, sound like every other 80's band, Duran Duran still stand out as innovative and unique musicians. Granted their later works fizzled and lacked the creativity, they are still one of the few bands who write, and sing, and produce their own work. This is quite an accomplishment for the amount of "polish" their songs have. The great thing about their lyrics is that they rarely make sense. Just think if you were trying to learn English listening to the first 3 Duran Duran albums!!
Till my dying day, my all time favorite band.
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