This past week, DDHQ announced that they would be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of Duran’s seventh studio album, affectionately known as the Wedding Album. This has led to countless posts throughout the week featuring various songs and videos from that album and era. Rhonda dove into the song, Ordinary World, earlier this week that you can read about here. I will take the time tomorrow to share my thoughts and memories of this album and time period. Until then, I thought it might be fun to put together some essential video clips from this era in all one place.
The Wedding Album featured a number of singles and videos. According to their wikipedia page, the singles from this album included:
- Ordinary World
- Come Undone
- Drowning Man (Really??? Who knew?)
- None of the Above
- Too Much Information
- Femme Fatale
- Breath After Breath
Luckily for Duran Duran fans, a number of those had videos to accompany them!
On top of these official videos, the band also completed a ton of various promotional activities from interviews to other performances. I could have spent my entire Saturday just watching all of the different clips from this era as there is so much out there. That said, I did take some time to just pick out some of the ones I have enjoyed the most.
One particular performance that really stood out for me was their appearance on MTV’s Unplugged. I was not sure that the band could really become acoustic and it turns out I questioned this for no reason.
Here is an interview from MTV’s Most Wanted with John and Simon that I have always enjoyed:
This interview is a long one! It is almost twenty minutes long and features Simon and Nick. I especially enjoy the discussion of the artwork and how it came to be, since it features their parents’ wedding photos.
Larry King also interviewed Simon and Nick. What fascinates me is that the introduction focuses on how critics “laughed at them”. Oh geez…Larry King made for an interesting interviewer.
Jay Leno was a little more hip…with his interview for the Tonight Show. I appreciate the fans’ enthusiasm throughout the interview but especially after the intro!
Of course, one clip that I had to include was the House of Style hosted by Cindy Crawford (who, of course, later appears in Girl Panic) as she takes Simon and Nick shopping at Sears.
Duran’s performances from this era weren’t too bad either…Here is a personal favorite of mine. See if you can guess why!
Here’s a full concert from Argentina in 1993:
I don’t know about the rest of you but watching some Duran videos is a pretty kick ass way to spend my Saturday. On top of that, it gives me a chance to celebrate this album a little bit before I dive into my relationship with it!