Last month, I started a little series that examined the albums released during the month of October. I would like to continue that for the month of November, even if the month is quickly coming to an end. Duran Duran released three albums during the month of November, including Seven and the Ragged Tiger, Notorious and Red Carpet Massacre. Each of these albums represent very different time periods in the band’s history. Today, though, I start with Seven and the Ragged Tiger, an album released on this very date in 1983.
Seven and the Ragged Tiger Facts:
Released on November 20, 1983
Produced by Alex Sadkin, Ian Little and Duran Duran
Had 9 tracks included
3 different songs were released as singles:
- “Union of the Snake” (October 1983) #3 UK, #3 US
- “New Moon on Monday” (January 1984) #9 UK, #10 US
- “The Reflex” (April 1984) #1 UK, #1 US
The band at that time was made up of John, Nick, Roger, Andy and Simon.
- Andy Hamilton – Soprano and tenor saxophone
- Raphael DeJesus – Percussion
- Mark Kennedy – Percussion
- Michelle Cobbs – Additional vocals
- BJ Nelson – Additional vocals
Three videos were made from this album:
Union of the Snake
New Moon on Monday
Here is an interview when the band discussed the 30th anniversary!
The Sing Blue Silver tour began in Canberra, Australia in November 1983. After many dates in Australia, the band played a series of shows in the UK before traveling to Japan, Canada, and the U.S. As most Duranies know, the North American portion of the tour was captured in the Sing Blue Silver Documentary.
Beyond all of the facts, Duranies have many, many memories of this album, especially since this album represents the height of Duran mania. I would love to hear your Seven and the Ragged Tiger story. When did you buy the album? What did you think of it? What do you think of the single choices? The videos? Did you see the band play tour? If so, how many shows did you see? Next weekend, I’ll share my story!