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Rio

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  • Audio CD (July 3, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 1982
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Parlophone
  • ASIN: B00005BJ9W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,806 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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In the decade of decadence, Duran Duran knew how to live the life. It was reflected in their videos (sailboats, silly white hats, tropical surroundings, grease-painted feral women) and garishly displayed in their public lifestyles. But if you can remove these connotations from the album that started it all, you'll be left with music that is anything but gaudy. For the most part, Rio is an eerie and sumptuous record. With their raspy, arpeggio synth sounds and Simon Le Bon's uninflected vocals, the misty ballads "Lonely in Your Nightmare" and "Save a Prayer" can still tear your heart right out of your chest and abandon it bleeding on a rain-soaked cobblestone street. With the dance-oriented singles "Rio" and "Hungry Like the Wolf," you dry out a bit, but the songs are far from airy or whimsical. One anomaly in this release, though, is the inappropriate prominence of John Taylor's bass lines. In every song, it sounds as if he is mixed more in expectation of a solo than as an integral part of the rhythm section. Ignore this technical distraction, however, and you'll enjoy rediscovering this gorgeous body of water-colored synthpop. --Beth Bessmer

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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Exhaustive Look at Duran Duran's Finest Album October 11, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Note: This is a review of the 2009 two-disc Collector's Edition of Rio on CD.

This is the third CD release of the Rio album, and it compiles the original UK LP release of the album, the US Kershenbaum remixes, some original demos, as well as b-sides, non-album singles and Night Versions. Because there are literally dozens of versions of certain songs from the album, no one release will ever encompass all of them, but this one comes as close as any one release ever has, and most likely ever will.

Unlike the previous CD releases, the version on this disc is the original UK LP release of the album. Essentially, the UK album is identical to the previous CD issues, with three exceptions: (1) The version of "Lonely In Your Nightmare" appearing on this disc is a different mix than that featured on the earlier CDs, with different vocal and instrument levels, and a generally more ambient and diffuse sound. (2) The version of "Hold Back the Rain" is virtually the same as the "remix" version on the "Save a Prayer" disc in the Singles Box, but with a slightly different mix and much better sound. This version is dramatically different from the ones featured on the previous Rio CDs. (3) Finally, "Save a Prayer" is nearly the same as the version appearing on the earlier CDs, but with a slightly different edit at the end, on Simon's "Save a prayer 'til the morning after" refrain. This is not the same as the mix used for the video (which has never appeared on any album or single, unfortunately), but is closer to it than any version previously available on CD.
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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the definitve RIO April 8, 2004
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Here's the short story on why so many of you are griping about the "re-editing" of Rio in this newest remastered form. Rio was released internationally in 1982 EXACTLY as it appears here. It was a huge hit in Britain and Europe, but not in America. David Kershenbaum was brought in to remix some of the tracks, three of which ( Hungry Like the Wolf, Hold Back the Rain, and My Own Way ) made it a mini lp ( or EP, as they were then called ) called Carnival ( I still have my copy ). After the extended version of Hungry Like the Wolf became a club and radio hit, Rio was re-released in the US with the extended versions of these three songs, and a very slightly altered Kershenbaum mix of Lonely in Your Nightmare, added to the album. ( Again, I actually have both versions of this LP ) So, to make a long story short, this IS the original, definitive version of the Rio album, in its full glory. If you like the extended versions, I suggest you look for "night Versions" ( now out of print, sadly ), or buy the singles box set, which will contain the remixes. I can also recommend the British cd called Strange Behaviour, which contains an excellent extended ( but not remixed ) version of Planet Earth, as well as a remixed and extended version of Hold Back the Rain, both of which are unavailable elsewhere, as far as I know. Rio, in and of itself, it a delightful slice of early Eighties dance-pop, with a slightly arty influence. Very highly recommended.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "You Make Me Feel Alive, Alive, Alive!" November 11, 2002
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It was originally released in May 1982, but Duran Duran's second album, "Rio," didn't catch fire on these American shores until a year later, thanks to the breakthrough single and video "Hungry Like the Wolf." It was perfect timing for the British group: the year was 1983, during which MTV culture was taking shape and revolutionized the way we listen to music. That, coupled with the group's stylishly produced videos and new romantic-inspired pop, helped make Duran Duran such an important staple in 1980s music. Here, virtually none of the 80s cheese you find from trendier groups appears on this CD. There's the dynamic title track (replete with a sax solo from Andy Hamilton), the seductive "The Chauffer," the uptempo rocker "Hold Back the Rain," and the funkified "My Own Way" (which differs from the original mix on the 1981 single). "Rio" is one of the first LPs I ever purchased (I still have the original vinyl), and it gives me great teenage memories. On its own merits, the record really deserves 4 stars, but it gets an extra one for its sentimental value. (By the way, this remastered version is the original pressing of "Rio" that was released overseas, and not the remixed version that was once available in America.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Their best record ever. December 2, 2001
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I know it's a bit predictable to say that Rio is their best album. I would rather say that their debut was their best album as I prefer the whole New Romantic thing to the bands 1982 Miami Vice aesthetic they adopted with RIO. But white sport jackets and fedoras aside, Rio is so well constructed and produced that it blows any other album by them out of the water.
This is the fun Duran Duran we all fell in love with.
The musicianship on this album is playful, and often superb (When are these guys gonna get the credit they deserve?). Many of the songs have wonderfully wierd basslines from John Taylor.
Andy Taylor's guitar was in full effect, and proves that he was as important as the vocals of Simon Le Bon in giving them their unique sound.
"Rio" gives you hits aplenty. Not only do you get the title track, "Hungry like the wolf" and "Save a prayer" on this CD, you also get the outstanding "The Chauffer" which has to be one of their greatest moments on record. "Hold back the Rain" showed that when they (sort of) wanted to rock out, they were damned good at it. "New Religion" has a bass groove from hell and the odd effect of Lebon, as two alter egos, argueing for a chorus.
The classic album cover was designed by Nagel and was later defaced and satired on the bands 1997 release "Medazzeland" which was probably their next best album after Rio. Hmmmm.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
Awesome CD! And a classic!!!!
Published 11 days ago by Hector R. Alexander
5.0 out of 5 stars Hungry Like a Wolf is Only One of Their Awesome Songs
There is hardly a person with a radio, stereo or computer over the age of 30 who has never heard of this group or at least a song from them. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Happy Camper
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album. Listened today and it felt like 1982 ...
Vintage DD. Great album. Listened today and it felt like 1982 all over again.
Published 3 months ago by BLACKOPS MASTER81
5.0 out of 5 stars save it till the morning after
This is such a difficult release to find now. Rio was the first LP I ever bought when I was 10 and this was a great chance to relive that time. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Robin Hadden
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Rio, what more to say?
Purchased for a friend who had never owned a Duran Duran record or CD. It was like stepping into a time machine and going back to the glorious 80's, yet the music is timeless. Read more
Published 6 months ago by ChelseaM
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT
Im bias here, this is one of my favorite groups growing up. The record plays great and it was a speedy delivery.
Published 7 months ago by Barbara Fidalgo
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a classic!
I bought this and love every song on it. Duran Duran can certainly put this in their top 5 best cd's.
Published 7 months ago by SEINFAN
5.0 out of 5 stars The American mixes on CD at last!
This expanded edition of one of Duran Duran's best albums is essential to those who liked the versions of "Rio," "My Own Way," "Lonely In Your Nightmare,"... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Robert F. Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Duran Duran , so good they name them twice
Great Music , Great band and still playing great music . They have standed the test of time and still wear great clothes
Published 10 months ago by S.S
5.0 out of 5 stars great
the cd arrived on time, and the kid was happy to get it. hes trying to build his
collection up and ordering at these great prices helps him do that.
Published 15 months ago by kk
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