This was the long-awaited reunion album of the original line-up of Duran Duran and as such it doesn't disappoint. On the other hand, it is hardly the most innovative comeback album ever! From the intro of the first track 'Sunrise' it's like Duran Duran had never been away. And there in lies the slight problem for this reviewer. As good as this album is, it feels to me like an album that's playing safe. I have always admired Duran Duran, after initially dismissing them as just a talented boy band. They really did bring a more guitar orientated approach to the synth pop of the 80's and as such have endured far longer than any of their contemporaries, never quite in fashion after the 80's but always producing something interesting (although they did bounce back in the early 90s). As such, apart from the difference in production, it's much fuller rather than the less cluttered approach of the early albums (which I much prefer), this seems to almost pick up where 'Seven and the ragged Tiger' left off. Don't get me wrong this is a reasonably good album and one has to be realistic, they were always going to go for a crowd pleasing one, especially after all the trouble they had getting a record contract again! So perhaps it's just wish fulfilment on behalf of this reviewer that they should have come back with something new and innovative. Mind you, that's what seem to have happened with the famous lost album 'Reportage' that came next and which was abandoned due to record company interference, so what do I know! Probably worth 3 1/2 stars if I could give it that rating.