Product Description & Reviews
An awesome gift to yourself or another dedicated Duran Duran fan: 13 CDs in a flip-top box featuring 40 singles, B-sides, remixes and rarities! Includes two versions each of Girls on Film; Hungry Like the Wolf; The Reflex; The Wild Boys; Hold Back the Rain; New Moon on Monday; Planet Earth , and A View to a Kill plus Fame; Like an Angel; Tiger Tiger , and more! The arrival of The Singles demonstrates perfect timing. With the impulse to treat 1980s pop with irony finally dying and cutting-edge American bands such as the Rapture and the Faint directly sourcing Brit synth-pop, this lavish box set now sounds like a key dance-rock primer. Unlike the other major players in the early 1980s British Invasion of America, Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Andy Taylor, and Nick Rhodes weren't afraid to rock. They rocked hardest on their early singles, as the glossy black box of the first 13 singles, lovingly recreated for CD, proves. The first eight--from the turbo-powered disco of "Planet Earth" to the synthetic Beatles-influenced pop of "Is There Something I Should Know?"--work on the tension between the band's mega-pop ambitions and their rudimentary instrumental skills, creating an eerie, erotic desperation. The full compliment of B-sides--particularly a hysterical, uber-youth club stab at David Bowie's "Fame"--charm with their gung-ho ridiculousness. "A View to a Kill" may be slick Bond theme, but this set is so evocative of strange pop times that you'll end up with "Rio" and "The Wild Boys" on a permanent mind-loop. --Garry Mulholland
Features & Highlights
|Item Weight:||0.91 pounds|
|Item Size:||5.25 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.85 pounds|
|Package Size:||5.3 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches|
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