Duran Duran - The Singles 81 - 85 [13 CD Singles Box Set] £16.57 + Free Delivery/68 ipoints @ base

Duran Duran - The Singles 81 - 85 [13 CD Singles Box Set] £16.57 + Free Delivery/68 ipoints @ base

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Found 13th Mar 2009
Nice box set for than fan and bound to be a few Durany's who will snap this up before they put the price up again....

Duran Duran's The Singles arrives with perfect timing. With the impulse to treat 1980s pop with nostalgic irony finally dying, and cutting edge American bands such as the Rapture and the Faint directly sourcing from Brit synth-pop, this lavish box set suddenly sounds like a key dance-rock primer. Unlike the other major players in the early 1980s British Invasion of America, Brummie boys Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Andy Taylor and Nick Rhodes were not afraid to rock. And it was the early singles where they rocked hardest, as this glossy black box of the first 13 singles, lovingly recreated for CD, irrevocably proves. The first eight--from the turbo-powered disco of "Planet Earth" to the synthetic Beatles-ims of "Is There Something I Should Know?"--work on the tension between the band's megapop ambitions and the rudimentary playing, creating an eerie, erotic desperation. The full compliment of B-sides--particularly a hysterical, uber-youth club stab at David Bowie's "Fame"--charm with their gung-ho ridiculousness. By the final "A View to a Kill" they were doing slick, Americanised Bond themes, but this set is so evocative of strange pop times that you'll end up with the promos for "Rio" and "The Wild Boys" on a permanent mind-loop

Disc 1
Planet Earth
Late Bar
Planet Earth (Night Version)

Disc 2
Careless Memories

Disc 3
Girls On Film
Faster Than Light
Girls On Film (Night Version)

Disc 4
My Own Way (Single Version)
Like An Angel
My Own Way (Night Version)

Disc 5
Hungry Like The Wolf
Careless Memories
Hungry Like The Wolf (Night Version)

Disc 6
Save A Prayer (7" Edit)
Hold Back The Rain (Re-Mix)
Hold Back The Rain (12" Remix)

Disc 7
Rio (Part One)
The Chauffeur (Blue Silver)
Rio (Part 2)
My Own Way

Disc 8
Is There Something I Should Know?
Faith In This Colour
Is There Something I Should Know? (Monster Mix)
Faith In This Colour (Alternate Slow Mix)

Disc 9
Union Of The Snake
Secret Oktober
Union Of The Snake (The Monkey Mix)

Disc 10
New Moon On Monday (Album Version)
Tiger Tiger
New Moon On Monday (Dance Mix)

Disc 11
The Reflex (7" Version)
Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
The Reflex (Dance Mix)

Disc 12
The Wild Boys (45)
(I'm Looking For) Cracks In The Pavement
The Wild Boys (Wilder Than Wild Boys) (Extended Mix)

Disc 13
A View To A Kill
View To A Kill (That Fatal Kiss)

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