Duran Duran

Duran Duran

by Duran DuranDuran Duran
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Duran Duran's eponymous debut artfully coalesced the sonic and stylistic elements of the burgeoning new romantic movement they were soon to spearhead: pumping synths, glossy production, and seemingly impossible haircuts. Ultra-smart singles like "Girls on Film" and "Planet Earth" became instant smash hits both in the U.K. and America, and other fine pop gems such as "Anyone Out There" and "Careless Memories" rounded out the album's stellar first side. Side two was a far more experimental and revealing affair, with primary songwriter Nick Rhodes leading the band through atmospheric mood-pieces like "Night Boat," "Sound of Thunder," and the instrumental "Tel Aviv," all of which are particularly reminiscent of mid-era Roxy Music (clearly one of Duran's biggest influences). 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. [The band's first U.K. number one, the non-album single "Is There Something I Should Know?," was added to the 1983 U.S. reissue of Duran Duran, which also featured different artwork.]

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2003
Label: Parlophone (Wea)
UPC: 0724358480924
catalogNumber: 848095
Rank: 1423

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duran Duran   Primary Artist
Richard Myhill   Strings
Andy Taylor   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Simon LeBon   Vocals,Group Member
Nick Rhodes   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Group Member
John Taylor   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Simon Rhodes   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Group Member
Roger Taylor   Percussion,Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

Duran Duran   Arranger,Producer
Andy Taylor   Composer
Simon LeBon   Composer
Ian Little   Producer
Nick Rhodes   Composer
John Taylor   Composer
Colin Thurston   Producer,Engineer
Malcolm Garrett   Cover Design,Original Sleeve Design
Roger Taylor   Composer

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