Greatestby Duran Duran
Twenty years since their pop music debut, Duran Duran issued another greatest-hits collection. As if 1989's Decade weren't stellar enough, this select package was much more solid. Greatest showcased the band's early days of glam rock décor and new romanticism to the alluring sophistication Duran Duran exuded throughout the '90s. The typical synth-powered pop hits are included -- "Girls on Film," "Rio," "A View to a Kill" -- as well as the signature ballads -- "Save a Prayer" -- but it might also receive criticism due to its chronological disarray. Still, that gives no reason to fret, for other goodies can be found throughout. The much-neglected "New Moon on Monday" is featured, as well as the band's mature eclecticism of such songs from the self-titled Wedding Album -- "Ordinary World" and "Come Undone." The band's experimentation with new millennium electronica found on "Electric Barbarella" again refocuses on Simon LeBon as the center of the band. A continuity blatantly obvious on Greatest and the strong commercialism that progressed throughout the band's healthy evolvement is not denied. Those chart-smashing singles from the 1980s made them a force to be reckoned with and an arena favorite. The songs are nearly ageless and they get their due here. It's a cheeky production and a definitive depiction of one of rock's biggest pop bands.
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- Parlophone (Wea)
Performance CreditsDuran Duran Primary Artist,Group
John Barry Conductor,Performing Ensemble
Technical CreditsDuran Duran Composer,Producer
Bernard Edwards Producer
Nile Rodgers Producer
Andy Taylor Composer
Daniel Abraham Producer,Engineer
Jason Corsaro Engineer
Jonathan Elias Producer,Digital Sampling
Chris Kimsey Producer
Simon LeBon Composer
Ian Little Producer
Shep Pettibone Producer
Nick Rhodes Composer
Alex Sadkin Producer
John Taylor Composer
John Taylor Composer
Colin Thurston Producer
TV Mania Producer
Roger Taylor Composer
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The greatest hits collection of Duran Duran contains many of their memorable musical tracks from the 1980's and the 1990's. One of the great features of this compilation is that you get a decent number of songs for this collection (19 of them). I also like how they start this collection with "Is There Something I Should Know", and end It with "Come Undone". My favorite songs in this collection are "A View to a Kill", "Hungry Like the Wolf", "Ordinary World", and "Come Undone". This collection is best for many who enjoy any of the songs by "Duran Duran".
This collection from the pretty lads of pop is as much fun to listen to as it must have been to put together.The lyrics - apart from Ordinary World and Come Undone - are daft of course but we knew that the first time around. Girls On Film, Hungry Like The Wolf and A View To A Kill still sound fresh while I Don't Want Your Love sounds soooo 1988 it's embarassing. The track listing is bizarre to say the least and the butchering of Save A Prayer to almost half it's original playing time is criminal.Despite this Greatest is great value especailly when you turn it up loud. All together, ''Please, please tell me now....''
As a greatest hits collection, this is pretty good. All of their major hits are here, however, I think that they would be better served by a two disc best of compilation; and I would prefer that the songs were in chronological order. Also, they include the shortened version of Save a Prayer, not the full length version. Another thing that I would like would be if they included a retrospective article on the group, and not just pictures. I have to say that it is nice to see all of these songs in one place, but I am giving this collection four stars because of the above reasons.