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Duran Duran: Rio (Expanded Edition) (CD) - £2.99 @ HMV & Play
Duran Duran: Rio (Expanded Edition) (CD) - £2.99 @ HMV & Play

Duran Duran: Rio (Expanded Edition) (CD) - £2.99 @ HMV & Play

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The artistic progression from the band's self-titled debut to the following year's RIO was the greatest aesthetic leap of Duran Duran's career. The group moved from catchy but somewhat rudimentary New Romantic synth-funk to elegantly arranged, sophisticated pop-rock, concentrating more on song structure than dance beats. For their efforts, they were rewarded with superstar status, due chiefly to "Hungry Like the Wolf", a lascivious tune that injects a welcome dose of rock & roll guitar. The most impressive tracks on RIO, though, are the more contemplative, balladic offerings, like "Lonely in Your Nightmare", "Save a Prayer", and especially "The Chauffer", with its stream-of-consciousness lyrics and unconventional structure, arty without seeming pretentious. If you only have one Duran Duran album, it should be RIO.

Track List

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. Chauffeur
10. Rio (Video)
11. Hungry Like The Wolf (Video)
12. Save A Prayer (Video)

9 Comments

mod

Might be worth adding 'exapnded edition' to the title.

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andywedge

Might be worth adding 'exapnded edition' to the title.



will do - thanks (_;)

This takes me back to my youth lol Great album bought the japanese import album shows how addicted i was lol

that rio video cost millions no wonder the countrys in debt lol

Classic album of its time...

Classic album. Their non-singles tracks are often their best.

They have a new album out too which is pretty good.

Their best album by a mile

seminal 80's album that still sounds awesome today

shilohpyte

Classic album of its time...




could'nt agree more.
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