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Duran Duran

Duran Duran () are an English new wave band formed in Birmingham in 1978. The group was a leading band in the MTV-driven Second British Invasion of the US in the 1980s. The group was formed by keyboardist Nick Rhodes and bassist John Taylor, with the later addition of drummer Roger Taylor, and after numerous personnel changes, guitarist Andy Taylor (none of the Taylors are related) and lead singer Simon Le Bon. These five members featured in the most commercially successful line-up. When Duran Duran emerged they were generally considered part of the New Romantic scene, along with bands such as Spandau Ballet and Visage. The video age catapulted Duran Duran into the mainstream with the introduction of the 24-hour music channel MTV. Many of their videos were shot on 35 mm film, which gave a much more polished look than was standard at the time. They also collaborated with professional film directors to take the quality a step further, often teaming up with Australian director Russell Mulcahy for some of their most memorable video offerings. In 1984, the band was an early innovator with video technology in its live stadium shows. The band was one of the most successful acts of the 1980s, though by the end of the decade, membership and music style changes challenged the band before a resurgence in the early 1990s. After a couple of minor singles, the band's first major hit was "Girls on Film" (1981), from their self-titled debut album, the popularity of which was enhanced by a controversial music video, which in heavily edited form, played in rotation on MTV. The band's breakthrough album was Rio (1982), their second album, which peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 album chart in the US, number two in the United Kingdom, and number one in Australia and Canada.

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Decade (Duran Duran album)

Decade is a greatest hits album by Duran Duran, released on 15 November 1989.The remix single "Burning the Ground" was released to radio to promote this album. It was created by producer John Jones by mixing snippets of the band's biggest hits from the previous decade into a new piece of music. However, the track was not included on the Decade album itself. The tracks "My Own Way" and "New Moon on Monday" were also not included, even though both were top 20 hits in the UK. Decade's track listing included various hits from all of Duran Duran's albums and presented them in mixes that were popular and mainstream among the public. Hence, it includes the Nile Rodgers edit of "The Reflex" and the single edits of "Hungry Like The Wolf", "Notorious" and "Skin Trade", as well as the Shep Pettibone single mix of "I Don't Want Your Love". Oddly, there are many versions and single edits of the song "Rio"; the compilation uses the standard album version, and for "Save a Prayer" the UK single version.

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Duran Duran (1993 album)

Duran Duran (commonly known as The Wedding Album) is the seventh studio album and the second self-titled album by English new wave band Duran Duran. It was released on 11 February 1993 by Parlophone. After dwindling commercial success in the early 1990s, Duran Duran returned to the UK top five and US top 10 with this album, which has been certified Gold in the UK and Platinum in the US. The singles "Ordinary World" and "Come Undone" reached the US top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. The cover art by Nick Egan features wedding photos from the parents of the four band members.While officially titled Duran Duran worldwide – the general belief that the alternative name was first adopted by fans post-release, due to the use of the members' parents’ wedding photos on the cover, to differentiate it from the 1981 album, is incorrect. Instead, the name was originally used on two different UK promo cassettes prior to release – one calling it The Wedding & the other The Wedding Album. While this name was officially dropped before release – with, for example, the UK & US TV adverts calling it simply "Duran Duran" – uniquely, the commercially released UK cassette version still titled it Duran Duran (The Wedding Album) on the tape itself; though this was almost certainly in error.

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