THE Duran Duran Ultimate Box Set

This is it!  I am finally ready to share THE Duran Duran Ultimate Box Set.  This box set was created by the readers and voters of this blog.  The idea started way back in January as my friend, Nat, suggested that it would be cool to see what people would include in a box set.  From there, I took the idea and ran with it asking people to vote in a series of polls to create the best box set possible.  Our box set includes 7 songs in the following categories:  Singles, Album Tracks, B-Sides/Bonus tracks/Demos, Live songs, Side/Solo project songs and Remixes.  I have created YouTube playlists to match each category for your enjoyment.

Singles:

  1. Planet Earth
  2. Save a Prayer
  3. Ordinary World
  4. Girls on Film
  5. Pressure Off
  6. Rio
  7. New Moon on Monday

Album Tracks:

  1. New Religion
  2. The Chauffeur
  3. Hold Back the Rain
  4. Friends of Mine
  5. The Man Who Stole a Leopard
  6. The Seventh Stranger
  7. Paper Gods

B-Sides/Bonus Tracks/Demos

  1. Secret Oktober
  2. Late Bar
  3. Beautiful Colours
  4. I Believe/All I Need to Know
  5. Salt in the Rainbow
  6. Planet Roaring
  7. Faster Than Light
  8. (Come Up and See Me) Make Me Smile

Live Tracks:

  1. New Religion
  2. Careless Memories
  3. The Chauffeur
  4. Rio
  5. Wild Boys
  6. White Lines
  7. Planet Earth

Side/Solo Project Songs:

  1. Some Like It Hot by Power Station
  2. Election Day by Arcadia
  3. Get It On by Power Station
  4. Goodbye Is Forever by Arcadia
  5. Grey Lady of Sea by Simon Le Bon
  6. The Flame by Arcadia
  7. The Promise by Arcadia
  8. I Do What I Do by John Taylor

Remixes:

  1. Planet Earth (Night Version)
  2. Girls on Film (Night Version)
  3. Sunrise (Jason Nevins Radio Mix)
  4. The Reflex (Dance Mix)
  5. Hold Back the Rain (12″ Remix)
  6. The Chauffeur (Blue Silver)

That’s it!  We finished a nine-month project to create a box set that captures all aspects of Duran Duran.  While I might disagree with some songs or another, overall, I think we did a good job.  What do the rest of you think?  Do you like it?  Is there anything you would have done differently?

-A

3 thoughts on “THE Duran Duran Ultimate Box Set”

  1. Great job on this fun project. My OMG comment is Pressure Off and New Moon making the singles list. “Is there something I should know “seems to be forgotten by a lot of people. I mean the live version opening on Arena and that tour sets the soundtrack to pure Duran Hysteria. I will never forget that moment way back in 1984. Again, great job. Let’s have a go at this should they put another LP out. I’ll help ya 😎

  2. My surprise was to see three tracks off Paper Gods in the Singles, Bonus tracks and in the album tracks. Good achievement guys !!
    The rest reads obvious, sort of, to me
    Congrats again – and at this point, my final ones – on the amazing job!

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