Strange Behaviour

Strange Behaviour

by Duran Duran
     
 

The 12" has come a long way from its early incarnation as single version with bits tacked on beginning, middle, and end. This two-disc set spans Duran's club output from Planet Earth, right up to 1993's mega selling Wedding Album with some key omissions, no "Ordinary World" for example. Disc one concentrates on their career from Brummie new romantics whoSee more details below

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The 12" has come a long way from its early incarnation as single version with bits tacked on beginning, middle, and end. This two-disc set spans Duran's club output from Planet Earth, right up to 1993's mega selling Wedding Album with some key omissions, no "Ordinary World" for example. Disc one concentrates on their career from Brummie new romantics who were at best watercolor Japan. They did however stamp their own brand of hip with Malcolm Garrett sleeves and by calling the normally commonplace extended version "Night version," playing right into those romantics also inclined for a bit of dancing. Tracks from Rio, Ragged Tiger, and even the shock horror of Wild Boys are included. Due to the ripple of time and the fact that Duran Duran were always fashionable in the mainstream market, most songs have by now dated, although some sound better than the 1986 trend for stutter vocal treatment on "American Science" and on '88s "I Don't Want Your Love." "Skin Trade" and "Notorious" are pretty faithful to the originals. The set goes a bit AWOL toward the end with five tracks from Wedding; all are awful, except a semi-decent "Drowning Man." Best of the pack are "Violence of Summer," always an underestimated single, with lyrics narrated over pounding beat and repeat motif, complimented by a bridge adding what sounds like a drugged up gospel choir, female whimpering, and samples of the Barbarella flick making it a spellbinding listen; and Mark S Berry's take on "Meet El Presidenté" with manic percussion (the dub would have been a better choice though).

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/1999
Label:
Emi Import
UPC:
0724349397224
catalogNumber:
4939722
Rank:
78523

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duran Duran   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Duran Duran   Producer
Jellybean   Producer,Remixing
Nile Rodgers   Producer
Andy Taylor   Composer
Daniel Abraham   Producer,Engineer
Harvey Brough   String Arrangements
Jason Corsaro   Engineer
Lee Hamblin   Engineer
John Beverly Jones   Producer
Chris Kimsey   Producer
Simon "The Funky Ginger" Law   String Arrangements
Simon LeBon   Composer
Ian Little   Producer
Shep Pettibone   Producer
Nick Rhodes   Composer
Alex Sadkin   Producer
Justin Strauss   Remixing
John Taylor   Composer
Colin Thurston   Producer
Larry Levan   Remixing
Drizabone   Remixing
Murray Elias   Remixing
Cally   Art Direction
Roger Taylor   Composer

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