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All of You Review: Unique for Duran Duran

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By Heidi The song opens playful enough with the bass, but quickly falters to have a repetitive bland synth in the foreground. I often have the feeling that Duran Duran clutter the sound with too many indistinct instruments. That does not happen with All of You.  The instrumentation suits the clarity of the lyrics in… Continue reading All of You Review: Unique for Duran Duran

Favorite Concert: Skanderborg Festival (Smukfest) – August 13, 1989

By Heidi In August 1989 I had just turned 17 and left home a few months earlier, when I went to my first festival. It wasn’t a huge festival and it was beautifully located by a lake in a beech forest. Duran Duran was to close the festival Sunday afternoon/evening. The American blues guitarist Walter… Continue reading Favorite Concert: Skanderborg Festival (Smukfest) – August 13, 1989

Invisible Review: “A little realism is included”

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By Deleasa I wish I could recall how I felt the first time I heard “Invisible.” As the first single, it had a unique sound that immediately caught my attention.  It kicks off with a combination of crashing sound of the drums and whispering voice.  I wasn’t familiar with Graham Coxon at all but his… Continue reading Invisible Review: “A little realism is included”

Deep Duran Dive into Sparks Documentary

By Nat Mingo The Duraniverse announced that Nick and John participated in the Sparks documentary this pastsummer. Fortunately, it is now streaming on Netflix in the States. I found myself engrossed inthe doc as I was preparing to host a family gathering recently. I highly recommend it for musicfans. Nick and John had multiple cameos.… Continue reading Deep Duran Dive into Sparks Documentary

Guest Blog: Tracks of My Years – Simon Le Bon

Tracks of My Years is a section in the BBC Radio Two morning program presented by Ken Bruce where each week a celebrity picks 2 tracks each day of pieces of music that means something special to them.  Below is the list of songs picked by Simon recently and a summary of the discussions around… Continue reading Guest Blog: Tracks of My Years – Simon Le Bon

Guest Blog: Medium Memories

It’s great to observe the fan joy surrounding Future Past. Wisely, Duran chose to release this album in multiple formats. Producer Erol Alkan posted his green vinyl edition. I posted my regret at NOT purchasing the vinyl version as I don’t own a record player anymore. The red, green, and white vinyl versions look amazing.… Continue reading Guest Blog: Medium Memories

Night and Day United

Here is another take on last week’s shows! -R By Dee R. On Thursday August 19th 2021, my friend Jane and I met for the first time since Christmas 2019. As we stood on a busy street, saying our goodbyes after spending an afternoon catching up, we discussed what we would like to happen with Duran… Continue reading Night and Day United

Andy Taylor Comes Home!

By Dee Cooke While the Duran gig on Tuesday 14th September was more fabulous than I could ever have expected, I had a very good reason for being unable to stick around for the second night – I already had tickets for another exciting show! I made a quick train journey from Birmingham back home to… Continue reading Andy Taylor Comes Home!

The Perfect First Duran Duran Experience

By Dee Cooke This wasn’t meant to be my first ever Duran Duran gig… but I’m so glad that it was! I was originally meant to see Duran live for the first time in Dublin in June 2020, and then again a month later in Hyde Park. However, those shows were of course postponed to 2021,… Continue reading The Perfect First Duran Duran Experience