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EMI RECORDS NEW RELEASE

DURAN DURAN

‘Mini Sleeve Box Set’
Duran Duran
Rio
Seven And The Ragged Tiger

Release Date: 31 May 2004

EMI are proud to announce the release of a special mini sleeve box set containing the
1st 3 albums from the kings of 80’s pop, on 31 May. ‘Duran Duran’, ‘Rio’ and ‘Seven And The Ragged Tiger’ will all be presented as mini sleeve versions packaged together in a flip top box.

Duran Duran's eponymous debut album contained pumping synths, glossy production and ultra-smart singles like ‘Girls on Film’ and ‘Planet Earth’ which both became instant smash hits both in the U.K. and America. It also contained other pop gems such as ‘Anyone Out There’ and ‘Careless Memories’. Far more experimental and revealing from the primary writer Nick Rhodes are the atmospheric mood-pieces like ‘Night Boat’, ‘Sound of Thunder’, and the instrumental ‘Tel Aviv’, all of which are reminiscent of mid-era Roxy Music. The band's groundbreaking music videos would do the rest, securing them a unique standing as forerunners of the first MTV generation and cementing their status as one of the decade's most successful pop music icons.

Tracklisting

Girls On Film
Planet Earth
Anyone Out There
To The Shore
Careless Memories
The Night Boat
Sound Of Thunder
Friends Of Mine
Tel Aviv

Duran Duran’s double-platinum selling, ‘Rio’ was their 2nd foray into the album pop charts in 1982. It produced three top ten hits, ‘Hungry Like The Wolf’, ‘Rio’ and ‘Save A Prayer’. This CD is enhanced with the videos to these three hit singles, and it is these videos which helped to establish Duran Duran’s image and made them an MTV favourite. Director Russell Mulcahy’s choice of exotic locations and storylines were pioneering in the world of music video. ‘Save A Prayer’ and ‘Hungry Like The Wolf’ were shot in spectacular Sri Lanka. Shortly after, the band flew to the Leeward Islands, Antigua to shoot the video for ‘Rio’. MTV played the video for ‘Hungry Like The Wolf’ non-stop, making it one of the 15 most popular music videos of all time.

The disc also features a complete discography, photo gallery, lyrics, web link and notations by band members Simon LeBon and Nick Rhodes.

Tracklisting

1/ Rio
2/ My Own Way
3/ Lonely In Your Nightmare
4/ Hungry Like The Wolf
5/ Hold Back The Rain
6/ New Religion
7/ Last Chance On The Stairway
8/ Save A Prayer
9/ The Chauffeur

Enhanced section will include the following videos, memorabilia & weblink.
1/ Rio
2/ Hungry Like The Wolf
3/ Save A Prayer

With their 3rd album Seven and the Ragged Tiger Duran Duran enjoyed 3 top 10 singles ‘New Moon on Monday’, ‘Union of the Snake’, and ‘The Reflex’ which hit the no. 1 spot in the UK.

‘Seven and the Ragged Tiger’ saw the band moving ever closer into a danceclub arena, with the songs leaning more toward their ability to produce a sexier sound through electronics and instrumentation - a more synth-snazzy and fashionable style of music, bright, energetic, and effectual. Duran Duran's new direction eventually gave ‘Seven and the Ragged Tiger’ double platinum status in the UK.

Tracklisting

The Reflex
New Moon On Monday
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

In current Duran related news, the band are preparing for a sold out 17 date UK and Ireland arena tour. Dates are as follows:

Duran Duran 2004 UK Tour Dates:

Wed-Apr-7 Belfast Odyssey Arena
Thu-Apr-8 Dublin Point Theatre
Sun-Apr-11 Nottingham Indoor Ice Arena
Tue-Apr-13 London Wembley Arena
Wed-Apr-14 London Wembley Arena
Thu-Apr-15 Glasgow SECC
Sat-Apr-17 Manchester Evening News Arena
Sun-Apr-18 Birmingham NEC Arena
Mon-Apr-19 Birmingham NEC Arena
Wed-Apr-21 Manchester Evening News Arena
Thu-Apr-22 Newcastle Telewest Arena
Sat-Apr-24 London Wembley Arena
Sun-Apr-25 Birmingham NEC Arena
Tue-Apr-27 Sheffield Arena
Wed-Apr-28 Cardiff Arena
Fri-Apr-30 London Wembley Arena
Sat-May-1 London Wembley Arena

Duran Duran’s 1984 live/tour films – ‘Arena’ and ‘Sing Blue Silver’ are out now on DVD!
The CD album ‘Arena’ will also be reissued through EMI on 12 April.

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