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A Diamond In the Mind (Live At the MEN Arena, Manchester, England 2011), Duran Duran

Duran Duran

July 16th, 2012

Formed:
1978 in Birmingham, England

Genre:
Pop

Years Active:
'70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Essentials

Duran Duran
Duran Duran
1984
1984
New Romantic
New Romantic



Duran Duran

Biography

Duran Duran personified new wave for much of the mainstream audience. And for good reason, too. Duran Duran's reputation was built through music videos, which accentuated their fashion-model looks and glamorous sense of style. Without music videos, it's likely that their pop-funk — described by the group as the Sex Pistols meets Chic — would never have made them international pop stars. While Duran Duran did have sharper pop sensibilities than their new romantic contemporaries like Spandau Ballet and Ultravox, none of their peers exploited MTV and music video like the Birmingham-based quintet. Each video the group made was distinctive, incorporating a number of cinematic styles to showcase the band as either part of the jet-setting elite (“Rio”) or as worldly adventurers (“Hungry Like the Wolf”). While early videos like “Girls on Film” and “The Chauffeur” sparked controversy in England over their sexual content, their best-known clips were often based on hit contemporary movies. “Hungry Like the Wolf” uncannily recalled Raiders of the Lost Ark, while “Union of the Snake” and “The Wild Boys” brought to mind The Road Warrior. The clever videos helped make Duran Duran's rise to popularity remarkably swift. Between 1982 and 1984, they rocketed from underground British post-punk sensations to teen idols. But their fall from grace was equally fast. By the late '80s, the group's lineup had fragmented, and the remaining members had trouble landing hit singles. Nevertheless, the group pulled off a surprising, if short-lived, comeback in the early '90s as a sophisticated soft rock trio.

Top Albums

A Diamond In the Mind (Live At the MEN Arena, Manchester, England 2011), Duran Duran
1. A Diamond In..
Greatest, Duran Duran
2. Greatest
Red Carpet Massacre, Duran Duran
3. Red Carpet M..
All You Need Is Now, Duran Duran
4. All You Need..
Rio (Remastered), Duran Duran
5. Rio (Remaste..
Rio (Collectors Edition) [Remastered], Duran Duran
6. Rio (Collect..
Live from London: Duran Duran (Bonus Track Version), Duran Duran
7. Live from Lo..
Duran Duran, Duran Duran
8. Duran Duran
Duran Duran (The Wedding Album), Duran Duran
9. Duran Duran ..
Astronaut, Duran Duran
10. Astronaut
Seven and the Ragged Tiger, Duran Duran
11. Seven and th..
Seven and the Ragged Tiger (Remastered), Duran Duran
12. Seven and th..
Nice - EP, Duran Duran
13. Nice – EP
Arena (Live) [Remastered], Duran Duran
14. Arena (Live)..
Live At The Beacon Theatre (NYC, 31st August 1987), Duran Duran
15. Live At The ..
Duran Duran (Remastered), Duran Duran
16. Duran Duran ..
Decade, Duran Duran
17. Decade
The Singles 81-85, Duran Duran
18. The Singles ..
Medazzaland, Duran Duran
19. Medazzaland
Notorious, Duran Duran
20. Notorious

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
Hungry Like the Wolf Greatest 3:25 $1.29
2.
Come Undone Duran Duran (The Wedding Al.. 4:38 $1.29
3.
Ordinary World Duran Duran (The Wedding Al.. 5:40 $1.29
4.
Rio (US Edit) Greatest 4:45 $1.29
5.
Reflex Greatest 4:24 $1.29
6.
Come Undone (Live) Diamond In the Mind (Live A.. 4:45 $0.99
7.
Save a Prayer (Single Version) Greatest 3:47 $1.29
8.
View to a Kill Greatest 3:34 $1.29
9.
Ordinary World Greatest 4:42 $1.29
10.
Wild Boys Greatest 4:17 $1.29
11.
Girls On Film Greatest 3:27 $1.29
12.
Rio Rio (Remastered) 5:38 $1.29
13.
Hungry Like the Wolf 80's Super Hits 3:26 $1.29
14.
Notorious Greatest 4:00 $0.99
15.
View to a Kill (Live) Diamond In the Mind (Live A.. 3:54 $0.99
16.
Hungry Like the Wolf (Live) Diamond In the Mind (Live A.. 4:06 $0.99
17.
Ordinary World (Live) Diamond In the Mind (Live A.. 6:12 $0.99
18.
Come Undone (Edit) Greatest 4:15 $1.29
19.
View to a Kill Best of Bond… James Bond 3:35 $1.29
20.
Wild Boys / Relax (Live) Diamond In the Mind (Live A.. 5:56 $0.99
21.
Is There Something I Should Know Greatest 4:10 $1.29
22.
Save a Prayer Rio (Collectors Edition) [R.. 5:33 $1.29
23.
Reflex (Live) Diamond In the Mind (Live A.. 5:14 $0.99
24.
Union of the Snake Greatest 4:22 $1.29
25.
Hungry Like the Wolf Rio (Remastered) 3:41 $1.29

Top Music Videos

Hungry Like The Wolf (2003 Digital Remaster), Duran Duran
1. Hungry Like Th..
All You Need Is Now, Duran Duran
2. All You Need I..
Rio (2003 Digital Remaster), Duran Duran
3. Rio (2003 Digi..
Falling Down (Long Version), Duran Duran
4. Falling Down (..
A View to a Kill, Duran Duran
5. A View to a Ki..
Come Undone, Duran Duran
6. Come Undone
(Reach Up for the) Sunrise, Duran Duran
7. (Reach Up for ..
Ordinary World (Remastered), Duran Duran
8. Ordinary World..
The Reflex (2003 Digital Remaster), Duran Duran
9. The Reflex (20..
Save A Prayer (2003 Digital Remaster), Duran Duran
10. Save A Prayer ..
Girl Panic!, Duran Duran
11. Girl Panic!
Wild Boys (7
12. Wild Boys (7&q..
(Reach Up for the) Sunrise (Simon Edit), Duran Duran
13. (Reach Up for ..
New Moon On Monday (EP Version) [Remastered], Duran Duran
14. New Moon On Mo..
(Reach Up for The) Sunrise [John Edit], Duran Duran
15. (Reach Up for ..
The Chauffeur (2003 Digital Remaster), Duran Duran
16. The Chauffeur ..
Union Of The Snake (2003 Digital Remaster), Duran Duran
17. Union Of The S..
Is There Something I Should Know (2003 Digital Remaster), Duran Duran
18. Is There Somet..
Lonely In Your Nightmare (2009 Digital Remaster), Duran Duran
19. Lonely In Your..
Notorious (2003 Digital Remaster), Duran Duran
20. Notorious (200..


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