Duran Duran/Rio/Seven & The Ragged Tiger Box set
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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. 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.
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.Enhanced section also includes a complete discography, photo gallery & lyrics.
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.
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From "Girls On Film" to "The Reflex", the songs are loaded with energy and vitality.
The mini sleeve box set is very neat, similar to that of the Singles 81-85 Box Set released earlier in late 2003.
In summary, a very nice addition to my Duran Duran collections.
At least the track listing for the first album is as per the original, unlike when it was first released on CD.
Great music, of course, and a must buy if you don't already have these albums.
Yes, they are made of cardboard, bjut they are not reproductions of the original album packaging, as Mini Sleeved LP's are. Each album is housed in a gatefold cardboard sleeve which is open each end, one end to hold the CD, the other for the booklet. Only Rio has an inner sleeve for the CD. The booklets are very well done, containing all the lyrics.
If you are a collector of Mini Sleeved CD's, this collection is not for you. But if you want good packaging surrounding pure Eighties pop and, in one case, videos, buy away!!!
What annoys me and if possible I would give a rating of 1 to, is that these albums were released last year in updated sleeves and digitally re-mastered.
I'm delighted that Duran are back to their orginal greatness, but for the music company to release and then re-release the same albums makes me wonder whether this is all just a money-making scam
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I really enjoy the music. Even thought there are other Duran Duran sets available, I think this one is a keeper.
Duran Duran's first three albums cover more ground than Pink Floyd ever WILL! PinkF wrote a few Excellent #'s but will always stay stuck in their rut. DD have covered more ground in their careers, much less these 3 albums, than most bands EVER will.. try to deny that, goofus! These 3 DD albums tested the boundaries of sound, and where a band could go, while striking a chord with the world consciousness(Pink Floyd were never compared to the Beatles..).
The first CD shows a band jumping up to proclaim itself with exceptional zeal, the second was perhaps their masterpiece in bravado, excitement and breadth, and the 3rd perhaps suffers from overproduction and silly topics. Personally though, I enjoyed the ambiguous lyrics as I always appreciate mystery and impressionism. Stretch your audiences imagination, you'll both grow from the experience. And, to top things off, the last two songs on Seven and the Ragged Tiger (Tiger Tiger and Seventh Stranger) encompass as much atmosphere and intrigue as a whole Pink Floyd excursion, in 1/6 of the time; and THAT is much more palatable and effective than hours and hours in a PF daze.
5 stars easily, as a collection.
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