The first five Duran Duran albums will be back on vinyl and in new card sleeved CDs using the latest remasters due 19th July

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The first five Duran Duran albums are being re-released on vinyl and CD using the latest remasters. These reissues will feature the latest remastering technology, providing fans with high-quality audio. The vinyl editions offer an authentic listening experience, while the CDs in card sleeves provide a more modern format for enjoying the classic albums.


Duran Duran

Due 19th July

Duran Duran's self-titled debut album, released on July 13, 1981, is a significant release in the new wave and synth-pop movements of the early 1980s. The album helped establish the band as one of the premier acts of the decade. Not only does it feature the hits "Planet Earth" and "Girls on Film," but it also showcases the band's distinctive style and sound.


Due 19th July

Duran Duran's second album, Rio, was released on May 10, 1982, and played a major role in the band's international success and the "Second British Invasion" of the American music scene. The album is known for its vibrant and sophisticated sound, blending new wave, pop, and dance elements. Rio established Duran Duran as a leading act of the 1980s, showcasing their musical talents and stylistic flair.

Seven And The Ragged Tiger 

Due 19th July

Duran Duran's third album, Seven and the Ragged Tiger, was released on November 21, 1983. It marked a pivotal moment in the band's career, being the last album with the original five members—Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Andy Taylor, and Roger Taylor—until their reunion in 2004.


Due 19th July

Notorious is Duran Duran's fourth studio album, released on November 18, 1986. The album marked a significant shift in the band's musical direction, incorporating more brassy elements and a dance-rock sound inspired by Chic. Produced by the renowned Nile Rodgers, Notorious showcased a more mature and sophisticated approach to composition and production. The album was the first to feature Duran Duran as a trio, following the departure of guitarist Andy Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor. Despite these changes, the album was a commercial success, reaching the top 10 in multiple countries.

Big Thing

Due 19th July

Big Thing is Duran Duran's fifth studio album, released on October 18, 1988. The album is known for its experimental approach and marks a departure from the band's earlier work. With the musical climate shifting towards the late 1980s, the album reflects the influence of electronic music and dance culture that was becoming more prominent at the time. The album showcases a range of styles, from dance-pop and synth-pop to funk and rock influences. It demonstrates the band's willingness to evolve and experiment with new sounds and production techniques.

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