On this day in 2011, the album, All You Need Is Now, was released on CD in the United States. As a big fan of this album, as someone who truly embraced her fandom during this era, I cannot help but to look at this date, this anniversary and smile widely.
In thinking about this day, I actually went back to read the blog post from that day, which you can read here. The blog post from that date features my partner-in-crime, feverish and anxious to get her hands on the physical album. It tells how the local Best Buy had to search and search for their TWO copies of the exclusive edition. Re-reading this filled me with joy–not that Rhonda was sick or that she struggled to get the album or, even though, it was funny, which it was. No, what made my heart beat a little harder was how excited she was, I was, the entire Duran world was. There was new Duran music!!!! We all wanted this so desperately and, finally, the very long wait was over!
After the smile fades, I feel a wave of sadness. I won’t lie. I miss the band. I miss the excitement of the AYNIN era. I miss it all. Instead of focusing on what I’m missing, though, I would rather hear about what your physical album release day was like. Did you, too, search at Best Buy? Did you struggle as much as Rhonda did?