Duran Duran: 2-CD/DVD & Vinyl Limited Special Edition Releases Of ‘Notorious’ and ‘Big Thing’

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Release date: 27th/28th September 2010

Following the reissues earlier this year of Duran Duran’s eponymous debut and ‘Seven and The Ragged Tiger’ albums, EMI is pleased to announce the release of 2-CD/DVD Limited Special Editions of the band’s hugely influential fourth and fifth albums, ‘Notorious’ and ‘Big Thing’.

Originally released in 1986, ‘Notorious’ was produced by Nile Rodgers and saw the band boldly move away from their foray into Euro-dance-pop and made a more heavily funk-infused album. Nowhere is this shown more than in the UK Top 10 title track, which proved an influence on the next generation, particularly the US hip hop community, where it was sampled for Biggie Smalls’ ‘Notorious’.

Disc one of this Ltd. Special Edition includes the original album plus single remixes. CD2 is a bonus album with seven mixes and the ‘Duran Goes Dutch’ EP recorded at the Ahoy, Rotterdam, 7 May 1987. The DVD, Working For The Skin Trade live show, was filmed during the Strange Behaviour Tour in Rio De Janeiro, ’87 – ’88. Plus the official videos for Notorious, Skin Trade and Meet El Presidente, and a live TOTP’s performance of Notorious from November ’86.

Recorded at Devout Studios, Paris 1988 & co-produced by Jonathan Elias & Daniel Abraham, the multi-platinum selling ‘Big Thing’ was originally released in 1988. The band changed direction again, to a more synth and bass-heavy sound, creating a transitional album that tapped into the emerging rave culture and creating, what’s referred to by many, as their ‘house’ album. This is shown in the title track and first single ‘I Don’t Want Your Love’ and second single, ‘All She Wants Is’. Beyond the obvious house influences, the band made a diverse album which also included a number of tracks with lush arrangements. The album’s cover art was designed by Swiss illustrator and artist Hans Arnold.

Disc one restores the album to what the band originally wanted, with the inclusion of the original mix of 'Drug (It's Just A State Of Mind)', rather than the remix that made the final album (this version has only ever been released in this form once before - on a Japanese CD reissue). The bonus album features the singles, b-sides and mixes, plus the remix album version of 'Drug (It's Just A State Of Mind)'. The Special Edition DVD is Big Thing live in Palatrussardi, Milan, Italy, 12th December 1988,
plus the videos 'I Don’t Want Your Love', 'All She Wants Is' and 'Do You Believe In Shame?’.

Both the limited edition releases will be clamshell packaged in lift-off-lid boxes (the same packaging as the recently acclaimed Radiohead reissues), and include an eight-page booklet, five postcards and a folded poster. Both albums will also be available as 2-CD digi-pack editions.

There will also be limited, one-off 180g heavyweight double-vinyl releases of each album which, as well as the original album, will also include a selection of remixes (see below).

‘Notorious’ tracklistings:

CD 1
1. Notorious (2010 Digital Remaster)
2. American Science (2010 Digital Remaster)
3. Skin Trade (2010 Digital Remaster)
4. A Matter Of Feeling (2010 Digital Remaster)
5. Hold Me (2010 Digital Remaster)
6. Vertigo (Do The Demolition) (2010 Digital Remaster)
7. So Misled (2010 Digital Remaster)
8. Meet El Presidente (2010 Digital Remaster)
9. Winter Marches On (2010 Digital Remaster)
10. Proposition (2010 Digital Remaster)
11. We Need You (2010 Digital Remaster)
12. Notorious (45 Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
13. Skin Trade (Radio Cut) (2010 Digital Remaster)
14. Meet El Presidente (7" Remix) (2010 Digital Remaster)

CD 2
1. Notorious (Extended Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
2. Meet El Presidente (Presidential Suite Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
3. Skin Trade (Parisian Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
4. American Science (Chemical Reaction Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
5. Vertigo (Do The Demolition) (Mantronix Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
6. Skin Trade (Stretch Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
7. Notoriousaurus Rex (2010 Digital Remaster)
8. Notorious (Live) (2010 Digital Remaster)
9. Vertigo (Do The Demolition) (Live) (2010 Digital Remaster)
10. New Religion (Live) (2010 Digital Remaster)
11. American Science (Live) (2010 Digital Remaster)
12. Hungry Like The Wolf (Live) (2010 Digital Remaster)

DVD
1. Intro (Strange Behaviour Tour) (2010 Digital Remaster)
2. A View To A Kill (Strange Behaviour Tour) (2010 Digital Remaster)
3. Notorious (Strange Behaviour Tour) (2010 Digital Remaster)
4. New Religion (Strange Behaviour Tour) (2010 Digital Remaster)
5. Vertigo (Strange Behaviour Tour) (2010 Digital Remaster)
6. The Chauffeur (Strange Behaviour Tour) (2010 Digital Remaster)
7. Save A Prayer (Strange Behaviour Tour) (2010 Digital Remaster)
8. Skin Trade (Strange Behaviour Tour) (2010 Digital Remaster)
9. Hungry Like The Wolf (Strange Behaviour Tour) (2010 Digital Remaster)
10. Wild Boys (Strange Behaviour Tour) (2010 Digital Remaster)
11. Outro (Strange Behaviour Tour) (2010 Digital Remaster)
12. Notorious
13. Skin Trade
14. Meet El Presidente
15. Notorious (Top Of The Pops)

Vinyl Album

Side 1
1. Notorious (2010 Digital Remaster)
2. American Science (2010 Digital Remaster)
3. Skin Trade (2010 Digital Remaster)
4. A Matter Of Feeling (2010 Digital Remaster)
5. Hold Me (2010 Digital Remaster)

Side 2
1. Vertigo (Do The Demolition) (2010 Digital Remaster)
2. So Misled (2010 Digital Remaster)
3. Meet El Presidente (2010 Digital Remaster)
4. Winter Marches On (2010 Digital Remaster)
5. Proposition (2010 Digital Remaster)

Side 3
1. American Science (Chemical Reaction Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
2. Vertigo (Do The Demolition) (Mantronix Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
3. Skin Trade (Parisian Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)

Side 4
1. American Science (Meltdown Dub) (2010 Digital Remaster)
2. Vertigo (Do The Demolition) (B-boy Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
3. Notoriousaurus Rex (2010 Digital Remaster)

‘Big Thing’ tracklistings:

CD 1
1. Big Thing (2010 Digital Remaster)
2. I Don't Want Your Love (2010 Digital Remaster)
3. All She Wants Is (2010 Digital Remaster)
4. Too Late Marlene (2010 Digital Remaster)
5. Drug (It's Just A State Of Mind) (Original Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
6. Do You Believe In Shame? (2010 Digital Remaster)
7. Palomino (2010 Digital Remaster)
8. Interlude One (2010 Digital Remaster)
9. Land (2010 Digital Remaster)
10. Flute Interlude (2010 Digital Remaster)
11. The Edge Of America (2010 Digital Remaster)
12. Lake Shore Driving (2010 Digital Remaster)

CD 2
1. I Don't Want Your Love (Shep Pettibone 7'' Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
2. All She Wants Is (45 Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
3. I Believe / All I Need To Know (Full Version) (2010 Digital Remaster)
4. The Krush Brothers LSD Edit (2010 Digital Remaster)
5. Palomino (Edit) (2010 Digital Remaster)
6. God (London) (2010 Digital Remaster)
7. This Is How A Road Gets Made (2010 Digital Remaster)
8. Big Thing (7" Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
9. I Don't Want Your Love (Big Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
10. All She Wants Is (US Master Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
11. Drug (It's Just A State Of Mind) (Remix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
12. Big Thing (12" Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
13. All She Wants Is (Eurohouse Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)

CD 3
1. Introduction / God (Big Thing Live)
2. Big Thing (Big Thing Live)
3. I Don't Want Your Love (Big Thing Live)
4. Hungry Like The Wolf (Big Thing Live)
5. Do You Believe In Shame? (Big Thing Live)
6. All She Wants Is / Planet Earth (Big Thing Live)
7. This Is How A Road Gets Made / Winter Marches On (Big Thing Live)
8. Palomino (Big Thing Live)
9. Too Late Marlene (Big Thing Live)
10. Girls On Film (Big Thing Live)
11. Notorious (Big Thing Live)
12. Skin Trade (Big Thing Live)
13. Is There Something I Should Know? (Big Thing Live)
14. The Wild Boys / Drug (Big Thing Live)
15. Band Introduction / Save A Prayer (Big Thing Live)
16. The Reflex (Big Thing Live)
17. Rio (Big Thing Live)
18. The Edge Of America (Big Thing Live)
19. I Don't Want Your Love
20. All She Wants Is
21. Do You Believe In Shame?

Vinyl Album

Side 1
1. Big Thing (2010 Digital Remaster)
2. I Don't Want Your Love (2010 Digital Remaster)
3. All She Wants Is (2010 Digital Remaster)
4. Too Late Marlene (2010 Digital Remaster)
5. Drug (It's Just A State Of Mind) (Original Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)

Side 2
1. Do You Believe In Shame? (2010 Digital Remaster)
2. Palomino (2010 Digital Remaster)
3. Interlude One (2010 Digital Remaster)
4. Land (2010 Digital Remaster)
5. Flute Interlude (2010 Digital Remaster)
6. The Edge Of America (2010 Digital Remaster)
7. Lake Shore Driving (2010 Digital Remaster)

Side 3
1. I Don't Want Your Love (Big Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
2. All She Wants Is (Eurohouse Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)

Side 4
1. All She Wants Is (US Master Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
2. Big Thing (12" Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)

DIGITAL RELEASES
Fans can download two versions of each album: the original and the 2-CD version. Plus additional components for both – details listed below.

‘Notorious’:

Remix EP
1. Skin Trade (S.O.S Dub) (2010 Digital Remaster)
2. Meet El Presidente (Meet El Beat) (2010 Digital Remaster)
3. American Science (Meltdown Dub) (2010 Digital Remaster)
4. Vertigo (Do The Demolition) (B-boy Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
5. Notorious (Latin Rascals Mix)

Live at The Beacon Theater, NYC, 31st August 1987
1. Introduction / A View To A Kill (Live At The Beacon Theater)
2. Notorious (Live At The Beacon Theater)
3. American Science (Live At The Beacon Theater)
4. Union Of The Snake (Live At The Beacon Theater)
5. Vertigo (Do The Demolition) (Live At The Beacon Theater)
6. New Religion (Live At The Beacon Theater)
7. Meet El Presidente (Live At The Beacon Theater)
8. Election Day (Live At The Beacon Theater)
9. Some Like It Hot (Live At The Beacon Theater)
10. The Chauffeur (Live At The Beacon Theater)
11. Skin Trade (Live At The Beacon Theater)
12. Hold Me / Dance To The Music (Live At The Beacon Theater)
13. Is There Something I Should Know (Live At The Beacon Theater)
14. Hungry Like The Wolf (Live At The Beacon Theater)

‘Big Thing’:

Dub Mix EP
1. I Don't Want Your Love (Dub Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
2. All She Wants Is (Euro Dub Mix) (2010 Digital Remaster)
3. All She Wants Is (Eurohouse Dub) (2010 Digital Remaster)
4. All She Wants Is (US Master Dub) (2010 Digital Remaster)

BBC In Concert: Manchester Apollo, 25th April 1989
1. Big Thing (BBC In Concert: Live At The Manchester Apollo 25th April 1989)
2. I Don't Want Your Love (BBC In Concert: Live At The Manchester Apollo 25th April 1989)
3. Hungry Like The Wolf (BBC In Concert: Live At The Manchester Apollo 25th April 1989)
4. Palomino (BBC In Concert: Live At The Manchester Apollo 25th April 1989)
5. Girls On Film (BBC In Concert: Live At The Manchester Apollo 25th April 1989)
6. Notorious (BBC In Concert: Live At The Manchester Apollo 25th April 1989)
7. A View To A Kill (BBC In Concert: Live At The Manchester Apollo 25th April 1989)
8. Skin Trade (BBC In Concert: Live At The Manchester Apollo 25th April 1989)
9. Save A Prayer (BBC In Concert: Live At The Manchester Apollo 25th April 1989)
10. Bang A Gong (Get It On) (BBC In Concert: Live At The Manchester Apollo 25th April 1989)
11. The Reflex (BBC In Concert: Live At The Manchester Apollo 25th April 1989)
12. Rio (BBC In Concert: Live At The Manchester Apollo 25th April 1989)

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