Category Archives: Duran Duran

Ultimate Box Set: Remixes Part 1

This is it.  This is the final category for our Duran Duran Ultimate Box Set.  So far, the readers of this blog have chosen songs to represent the band’s singles, album tracks, live tracks, b-sides/demos and side/solo project songs.  The results so far are:

Singles:

  • Planet Earth
  • Save a Prayer
  • Ordinary World
  • Girls on Film
  • Pressure Off
  • Rio
  • New Moon on Monday

Album Tracks:

  • New Religion
  • The Chauffeur
  • Hold Back the Rain
  • Friends of Mine
  • The Man Who Stole a Leopard
  • The Seventh Stranger
  • Paper Gods

B-Sides/Bonus Tracks:

  • Secret Oktober
  • Late Bar
  • Beautiful Colours
  • I Believe/All I Need to Know
  • Salt in the Rainbow
  • Planet Roaring
  • Faster Than Light
  • (Come Up and See Me) Make Me Smile

Live Tracks:

  • New Religion
  • Careless Memories
  • The Chauffeur
  • Rio
  • Wild Boys
  • White Lines
  • Planet Earth

Side/Solo Project Songs:

  • Some Like It Hot by Power Station
  • Election Day by Arcadia
  • Get It On/Bang a Gong by Power Station
  • Goodbye Is Forever by Arcadia
  • Grey Lady of the Sea by Simon Le Bon
  • The Flame by Arcadia
  • The Promise by Arcadia
  • I Do What I Do by John Taylor

Now, we will finish with remixes.  Initially, this category was not going to be included, but many who read and participate asked for it.  I have to admit that remixes are not an area of expertise for me.  I know lots of Duran info but I have not spent a great deal of time to collect each and every remix and to determine the differences between them.  Thus, I did what any good researcher would do.  I sought out the band’s official website that includes a list of official version, which you can read here.

I am well aware that there are LOTS of remixes out there of Duran Duran songs.  I am only going to ask about official ones, as in the ones that Duran has acknowledged and/or released themselves.  As I started to create the poll for remixes, I noticed just how many there are out there.  In fact, with just looking at the first two albums, there are well over 60 different remixes.  Like with other categories with a large number of options, I chose to break off the poll after the first two albums.  The rest of the remixes will be asked about in future polls.  Because I am not super familiar with remixes, I figured that some of you might not be either.  Thus, I created a YouTube playlist of the remixes I could find.

On that note, let’s vote on the remixes from the first two albums.  Remember that you can and should vote for 7 songs!

-A

Ultimate Box Set: Side/Solo Project Final Vote

The Daily Duranie has been working to create an Ultimate Duran Duran Box Set.  While Rhonda and I have definite strong opinions about what should be included, we didn’t think that made sense to just have it be from us.  Therefore, we have taken time to ask all of the Duranies who read this blog to help us create it.  The Ultimate Box Set would have multiple categories including:  Singles, Album Tracks, B-Sides/Bonus Tracks, Live Tracks, Side/Solo Project Songs, and Remixes.  So far, readers have chosen 7 tracks from all of the categories except for Side/Solo Projects and Remixes.  The results so far are:

Singles:

  • Planet Earth
  • Save a Prayer
  • Ordinary World
  • Girls on Film
  • Pressure Off
  • Rio
  • New Moon on Monday

Album Tracks:

  • New Religion
  • The Chauffeur
  • Hold Back the Rain
  • Friends of Mine
  • The Man Who Stole a Leopard
  • The Seventh Stranger
  • Paper Gods

B-Sides/Bonus Tracks:

  • Secret Oktober
  • Late Bar
  • Beautiful Colours
  • I Believe/All I Need to Know
  • Salt in the Rainbow
  • Planet Roaring
  • Faster Than Light
  • (Come Up and See Me) Make Me Smile

Live Tracks:

  • New Religion
  • Careless Memories
  • The Chauffeur
  • Rio
  • Wild Boys
  • White Lines
  • Planet Earth

Now, we are ready to finally choose the 7 songs that will represent the best of Duran’s Side and/or Solo Projects.  In case, you want to listen to the choices, I made some playlists on YouTube for all of you:

Arcadia:

Power Station:

John Taylor:

Simon Le Bon:

Dom Brown:

Now, I think we are all ready to pick SEVEN side and solo project songs that should be included on the Duran Duran Ultimate Box Set!!!

-A