Now, that we are less than one week away from the actual release date of Duran’s latest album, I have been going through all of the purchasing options to try and figure out which are the best ones. After all, like many of you, I really, really, really want to have all of the possible songs I can get. Duran’s team is smart on this front as they know this. They know that Duranies will buy multiple copies in order to get all of the songs from the album. Therefore, different songs are available on different options. You can’t buy just one version to get all songs. You have to buy at least 2. Now, I’m sure that there are many out there reading this or investigating the same thing who are annoyed, angered, frustrated by this. I could certainly be that way, but instead, I choose to look at this as a bit of a puzzle that is fun to solve. I also look at it as a smart business move to get more copies sold. I can’t blame them on that, especially since it is my choice to buy or not to.
So, what options are out there and which are the best ones, you might ask. Here’s what I came up with, but, in fairness, I’m sure that I am missing some. I also am not sure what is available in the UK and other countries outside of the US. I would love to know, though, so please share so that I can pass the info along to our readers! I will compare 5 options: Regular edition (CD or digital), Deluxe Edition (CD or digital), Vinyl, Japanese Version or the Target store version.
Songs Available Regular Deluxe Vinyl Japanese Target
Paper Gods Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Last Night in..City Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
You Kill…Silence Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pressure Off Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Face for Today Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Danceophobia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
What are..Chances Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sunset Garage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Change..Skyline Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Butterfly Girl Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Only in Dreams Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Universe Alone Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Planet Roaring No Yes No Yes No
Valentine Stone No Yes No Yes No
Northern Light No Yes No Yes No
On Evil Beach No No No Yes Yes
Cinderella Ride No No No No Yes
Based on this chart above, which version(s) you buy, depends on what you are interested in. If you just want the basic 12 tracks, you can buy any of the versions. If you want the bonus tracks, you would be best to buy the deluxe edition (either on cd or digitally) and then the Target version for the other two bonus tracks. At least, this is how I see it.
Did I miss anything? Did I get this right? Did I miss a song?