Strange Behaviour Import
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The icing on the cake, however, is the two newly unearthed remixes - Planet Earth (Night Mix) and Hold Back The Rain (Remix). These are two remixes that have never been released. The Planet Earth remix is an actual remix, whereas the original 12" version was a completely new recording.
There's still a few remixes that aren't available on CD (or are rarer than hell), but this is an excellent introduction and perfect way to get a whole load of excellent mixes all at once.
Their recent reformation of the original line-up has nothing to do with it - this album of rare remixes covers every stage up to and including the instigation of Warren Cuccurillo - Duran Duran are an interesting band.
Critical and commericial success desterted them as long ago as 1986 yet they still managed a top ten hit in 1993, the gossip columns of tabloids, spreadsheets and gossip mags still fill their pages with various Duran stories and the band themselves still play with the possibilties of music using the fervour and interest of modern audiophiles.
Which is where 'Strange Behaviour' comes in...
This is a stop-gap album however you want to look at it, (keep the name alive/the money rolling in/the franchise going -whatever) - from a supposedly disposable band that should have folded 15 years ago. Instead they still test the sound of pop.
We are presented here with classic pop music covering the rising era of remixes a full two years before the explosion visited upon us by Frankie Goes To Hollywood. It includes the horrors of remixing for the sake of sales, (I Dont want your love, My Own Way, Is There Something I Should Know), where a three minute pop song was extended to seven via the original drum beat topped with extraneous effects to true re-visualisations of songs, (Skin Trade, New Religion, Notorious), that simply extend the listening pleasure of original and great pop tunes.
It's the former that prevent this album from getting even a four star review.Read more ›
Happy to hear all the songs again, but realized that 12 inch versions were pretty much a con back in the 80's - nothing more than repetition of same bars over and over with some auditory oddities and usually less vocals.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Best band ever! cool mix of my fav songs! definately worth buying!Published 11 months ago by Styles lady!
Not every mix is much better than the original, which is just a personal opinion, but it is a worthwhile and very enjoyable addition to my collection. Read morePublished on 1 Aug. 2014 by Wolfman
Being a teenager of the eighties, I was hooked on all the 12" extended remixes which were the all the rage.
Duran Duran are one of my favourite bands of all times. Read more