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Duran Duran’s classics back in print

Duran Duran Album Rio

Warner Bros. Records are reissuing Duran Duran’s first five albums on CD and vinyl.

Duran Duran recently announced the reissue of their first five studio albums – Duran Duran, Rio, Seven and the Ragged Tiger, Notorious, and Big Thing. 

All of these albums have been out of print for quite some time. This reissue marks the first time this iconic collection will be available in the original 1LP and 1CD format. 

Duran Duran’s first five albums – 1981’s Duran Duran, 1982’s Rio, 1983’s Seven and the Ragged Tiger, 1986’s Notorious, and1988’s Big Thing – have defined the band’s sound for decades. Their acclaimed singles like ‘Hungry Like the Wolf’, ‘Rio’, ‘Girls on Film’ and ‘Save a Prayer’ all went to the top of the singles charts around the world on their release, and continue to soundtrack the lives of millions of fans. 

These five records propelled the band to the very front of the global music scene, establishing Duran Duran as a cultural icon and one of the most influential groups of all time. 

The five albums, which enriched over 20 Top 10 album charts around the world, provide a rich cross section of Duran Duran’s formative years.

The year between Duran Duran’s release and the dawn of the Rio era led to unseen artistic musical growth. The album elevated the band to global status and produced a trio of Top Ten hits in ‘Save A Prayer’, ‘Rio’ and ‘Hungry Like the Wolf’. The later helping a fledging cable tv network MTV to become a worldwide hit.

These achievements set the stage for Seven and the Ragged Tiger, Duran Duran’s first UK #1 album. Truly global in its scope – recorded between studios in France, Australia and the Caribbean – the album paved the way for the Sing Blue Silver Tour, their biggest live outing to date, and saw the band’s debut #1 single in the US with ‘The Reflex’.

After their success working with Nile Rodgers to produce ‘The Wild Boys’ in the same year, Duran Duran turned to him to produce their next LP, Notorious.

Duran Duran (1981), Rio (1982), Seven and the Ragged Tiger (1983), Notorious (1986) and Big Thing (1988) have all been out-of-print for a quite some time.

Duran Duran Album Nortorius
All five albums are reissued on CDs in gatefold card sleeves (click image to enlarge)

One note Big Thing features the un-remixed version of ‘Drug’ which was released before the original remixed version. JT almost quit the the band when the mixed version appeared on the album.

Duran Duran Album Duran Duran

Duran Duran-DURAN DURAN

  • Girls on Film
  • Planet Earth
  • Anyone Out There
  • To the Shore
  • Careless Memories
  • Night Boat
  • Sound of Thunder
  • Friends of Mine
  • Tel Aviv

Duran Duran Rio

Duran Duran Album Rio

  • Rio
  • My Own Way
  • Lonely in Your Nightmare
  • Hungry Like the Wolf
  • Hold Back the Rain
  • New Religion
  • Last Chance on the Stairway
  • Save a Prayer
  • The Chauffeur

Duran Duran Seven and The Ragged Tiger

Duran Duran Album Seven and the Ragged Tiger

  • The Reflex
  • New Moon on Monday
  • (I’m Looking For) Cracks in the Pavement
  • I Take the Dice
  • Of Crime and Passion
  • Union of the Snake
  • Shadows on Your Side
  • Tiger Tiger
  • The Seventh Stranger

Duran Duran Notorious

Duran Duran Album Nortorius

  • Notorious
  • American Science
  • Skin Trade
  • A Matter of Feeling
  • Hold Me
  • Vertigo (Do the Demolition)
  • So Misled
  • Meet El Presidente
  • Winter Marches On
  • Proposition

Duran Duran Big Thing

Duran Duran Album Big Thing

  • Big Thing
  • I Don’t Want Your Love
  • All She Wants Is
  • Too Late Marlene
  • Drug (It’s Just a State of Mind)
  • Do You Believe in Shame?
  • Palomino
  • Interlude One
  • Land
  • Flute Interlude
  • The Edge of America
  • Lake Shore Driving

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