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Ultimate Box Set: Album Tracks Part 4

I cannot believe that I’m posting this blog so very late.  The day just got away from me.  I slept late, needing to catch up on sleep, then spent about 2 hours on the phone with my sister and niece.  They are coming to visit in a couple of weeks so that my niece can look at a nearby college.  Then, I had to run to a political meeting that lasted almost 4 hours!  Anyway, I apologize.

Last weekend, we paused on the Ultimate Box Set polls in order to cover the shows at Agua Caliente.  Now, that life is returning to boring, old normal, it is time to get back to it.  The idea behind this series of blogs is simple.  The fans are to vote on songs that they wish would be included on a Duran Duran Ultimate Box Set, if the band was to do something like this.  So far, the fans have chosen the 7 singles to be included on it.  Then, we picked 7 songs from the first three albums, then 7 songs off the next three album and lastly 7 more songs from the next four albums.  This week, I am asking fans to choose 7 songs from the 4 most recent albums.  These albums are the ones written and recorded after the reunion and include Astronaut, Red Carpet Massacre, All You Need Is Now and Paper Gods.  Next week, then, we will take the winners of these album tracks and limit them to just 7 songs overall.  It should be a close and challenging vote.  Heck, I suspect this week will be tough.

Without any further ado, please vote on the 7 album tracks that you would like to see included on a Duran Duran Ultimate Box Set.


Duranie Homework: RANK PAPER GODS!

Last week, I asked people to rank All You Need Is Now from their least favorite song to their most favorite song.  I now have the results from last week!  Based on the participants’ responses, here is how the fan community ranked the songs off the first album from LEAST favorite to MOST favorite:

  1. Networker Nation
  2. Early Summer Nerves
  3. Too Close to the Sun
  4. A Diamond in the Mind
  5. Return to Now
  6. Leave a Light On
  7. Other People’s Lives
  8. Safe
  9. Mediterranea
  10. Blame the Machines
  11. Runway Runway
  12. Girl Panic
  13. The Man Who Stole a Leopard
  14. Being Followed
  15. Too Bad You’re So Beautiful
  16. Before the Rain
  17. All You Need Is Now

Anything surprise you?  I was not surprised that All You Need Is Now was close to the top.  I was pleasantly surprised that Before the Rain was also near the top as it is a favorite of mine.  It is also clear that people were not fond of the extra/bonus tracks for this album.  Now, I can’t just let people sit back and enjoy the results.  Oh no, we need to move on!  Here is your new homework assignment!!

Directions:  You will rank the songs off PAPER GODS from LEAST favorite to MOST favorite.  Please note:  In order to make your determination, you may need to re-listen to the album one or more times.

The songs that need to be included in your list are:

  • Paper Gods
  • Last Night in the City
  • You Kill Me with Silence
  • Pressure Off
  • Face for Today
  • Danceophobia
  • What Are the Chances?
  • Sunset Garage
  • Change the Skyline
  • Butterfly Girl
  • Only in Dreams
  • The Universe Alone
  • Planet Roaring
  • Valentine Stones
  • Northern Lights
  • On Evil Beach
  • Cinderella Ride

How to turn in your homework:  Once you have completed your ranking and are ready to turn in your homework, you will need to head over to the Daily Duranie message board.  Specifically, you will post your homework in this thread here: Rank PAPER GODS!!  Please note:  You may have to register for the boards in order to complete your assignment, if you are not already a member.  Of course, even after you post your assignment, you may want to go back to the thread in order to see others’ homework!  You can compare your homework to others as cheating does not exist for this assignment!

Your assignment is DUE by SUNDAY, MARCH 6TH.

What is your assignment worth?  It is worth being a part of the larger fan community and having YOUR opinion count!  Besides, this is all just for FUN!!!  Another recommendation is not to think TOO MUCH!  Just go with your gut on how you rank the songs!

I will compile all of the results to determine how fans rank the songs off of Paper Gods.  From there, we will rank the favorites!  Have fun!