Label: Ivy Records - QIAG-11001 • Series: The Best Value • Format: CD Compilation, Reissue • Country: Japan • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Duran Duran is the debut studio album by English new wave band Duran Duran. It was released on 15 June by EMI. The album reached number three on the UK Albums Chart and remained in the UK top for weeks, achieving platinum status by December The band was influenced by a variety of musical styles and sounds, including David BowieRoxy MusicGiorgio Moroder and Chicto a sound that has been described as "space-age keyboards, post-punk guitars, disco -inspired bass lines and Le Bon's vocal croon — which was at times yelping and enthusiastic, and at other times mysterious and edgy — collided for a decidedly modern sound.
The most apparent and obvious influence, yet never authorized or acknowledged, is Japanwhose song title alone Gentlemen Take Polaroids lends a distinct kinship to their track title Girls on Film. The hair stylings and wardrobe are almost unmistakably out of Japan's repertoire. The album was formally recorded in December at various recording studios in London as well as Chipping Norton Studios with record producer Colin Thurstonshortly after Duran Duran signed their record deal with EMI.
In interviews, the band has recalled the struggle to continue recording Anyone Out There - Duran Duran - The Essential Collection hearing of the murder of John Lennon on 8 December. There is a notation on the obi strip that mentions this.
Later issues of the album have the notation on the obi removed and contain only a lyric insert and a sheet with a bio in Japanese, some photos and some instructions on how to do the 'new romantic' dance like in the " Planet Earth " video.
The Paparazzi - Various - Booom 97 American release included the "Night Version" of "Planet Earth" instead of the original, even if it is not listed as such.
Duran Duran was re-released in the US on 25 Aprilafter the success of their second album Rio in America gave the band another chance to market their first album there. The album had two changes to the original American track listing: Capitol Records replaced the "Night Version" of "Planet Earth" with the original single version.
The cover photo showed the evolution in the band's image Anyone Out There - Duran Duran - The Essential Collection In contrast to the earlier artwork, the new image positioned each band member equally close to the camera, and demonstrated the variety of looks within the band, from tanned adventurers to rouged androgynes.
This reflected the band's teen-focused marketing which promoted the image and personality of individual band members, recognizing that "everyone is someone's favourite". A remastered version of the album was released on 29 March The first single of the band's career was " Planet Earth " released on 2 Februarywhich reached No. The third single from this album was the most successful.
The raunchy "soft porn" video which featured semi-naked women created an uproar and a heavily edited "day version" was aired on MTV though the uncut version did receive regular airings on the Playboy Channeland the band enjoyed and capitalized on the controversy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Anyone Out There. Duran Duran. Retrieved on 13 August Retrieved 12 June The Encyclopedia of Popular Music 5th concise ed.
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