Along with The Reflex; A View to a Kill; Wild Boys; Hungry Like the Wolf; Notorious; Union of the Snake , and more Top 10 hits, this retrospective contains five tracks that weren't on Decade , their previous anthology: New Moon on Monday; Ordinary World; Electric Barbarella; Serious , and Come Undone . 19 tracks in all.
While English pop monarchs Duran Duran have remained active for two decades, it's clear that the indomitable ensemble was at its peak during those mercurial '80s. This greatest-hits collection documents the band's ambitious beginnings as a funky glam-rock outfit and follows its gradual transformation into a high-tech pop band with loads of commercial appeal. Featuring now-classic tunes like "Girls on Film," "Rio," and "Planet Earth" as well as more recent songs like "Ordinary World," Greatest
focuses on Duran Duran's unending string of hit singles. Although the young quintet that performs "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "A View to a Kill" has little in common with the posh, aging trio featured on 1997's "Electric Barbarella," vocalist Simon Le Bon provides some impressive continuity to these proceedings. --Mitch Myers