I am actually a die-hard Duran Duran fan, and I think this album did the songs justice. I first got this CD back in the late 90s off the shelf at a used CD store, and was pleased with the CD. I was also able to pass it around to friends who weren't into Duran Duran (back then, loving the 80s wasn't okay) and they loved the Ska take on these tracks.
Duran Duran is the debut studio album by English new wave band Duran Duran. It was released on 15 June 1981 by EMI. The album reached number three on the UK Albums Chart and remained in the UK top 100 for 118 weeks, achieving platinum status by December 1982. The initial US release was unsuccessful, though the album was reissued there in 1983 following the success of the band's second album, Rio, reached number 10 on the US Billboard 200, and spent 87 weeks on that chart.
Duran Duran: все альбомы, включая Thanksgiving Live - The Ultra Chrome, Latex and Steel Tour, Girls on Film - 1979 Demo, Paper Gods и другие. 2013 сингл Steve Aoki vs Duran Duran New York Werewolf Remix. A Diamond in the Mind. 1993 The Wedding Album.
No sound seems forced, and you can tell that the members are thrilled to be in the same studio with one another. The big, glossy, buoyant songs work best, containing punching choruses and sleekly raucous motifs that manage to trigger faint memories without sounding recycled. That's not saying much, but the fact that these five fortysomethings have made something fresh and contemporary - without acknowledging the '80s revival(s) - is a feat of some kind.
Arranged By, Written-By – Duran Duran. Co-producer – Duran Duran (tracks: 5), Ian Little (tracks: 5). Design – Malcolm Carret . Performer – Andy Taylor, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Roger Taylor (2), Simon Le Bon. Photography By – Perry Haines, Terry Jones (7). Photography By – Fin Costello. Producer, Engineer – Colin Thurston. UK cat CDPRG 1003 printed on disc face only.
Duran Duran was one of the most successful bands to emerge from the early MTV era. They had all the ingredients for success and were a perfect partner for the fledging music network. Five sexy and stylish Brits who were able to distill influences like Ultravox, Japan, David Bowie and Roxy Music into ultra-commercial new wave/pop anthems that, with the help of their big-budget, glamorous videos, appealed to a massive audience worldwide. Over the next couple years, Duran Duran built on their success.
English new wave band Duran Duran have released fourteen studio albums, four live albums, four compilation albums, two remix albums, two box sets, seven EPs, thirty-nine singles, and fourteen video albums. Duran Duran have sold over 100 million records. The band have achieved UK top-five albums in four different decades (1980s to 2010s), and US top-10 albums in three different decades (1980s, 1990s and 2010s). Planet Earth" (1981). Careless Memories" (1981). Girls on Film" (1981).
Duran Duran came back out of nowhere in early 1993 with a new album and a huge hit, "Ordinary World. Taken on its own terms, Duran Duran (The Wedding Album) works every bit as well as Duran Duran, Rio, or Seven and the Ragged Tiger
Demos for the album were written and recorded at AIR Studios in late 1980, while one of Duran Duran's influences, the band Japan, was recording Gentlemen Take Polaroids just down the hall.