It looks like I’m going to be adding a couple of versions of Paper Gods to my ever-expanding Duran collection. Anyone else??
Earlier today, I saw that Duran Duran announced the various versions of Paper Gods that will be descending upon us in the coming months. For All You Need is Now, there were many different albums depending upon where you lived, where you shopped…and of course, how much you were willing to spend. The options seemed dizzying at the time, and I mentioned here on the blog that I might need a flow chart in order to keep track. This time, DDHQ seems to be right on top of it by releasing a list today on Facebook of available versions, complete with track listings.
Basically, there will be four different configurations of the album.
- A standard 12-track CD, it’s digital equivalent, and a 12-track vinyl double LP.
A deluxe 15-track CD and it’s digital equivalent. (this one has 3 bonus tracks)
A limited edition, high-end deluxe Vinyl Factory box set LP.
Limited edition “fan bundle” available through Duran Duran Music Store. This edition has special packaging, the deluxe 15-track CD, and a paper fortune teller. (because we all need one for trying to figure out and understand this band sometimes…am I right?!?)
The deluxe version of the album is available for preorder at participating retailers, and I read today that Pressure Off will be available through iTunes in the UK on July 24. (I don’t mind saying that I think it’s ridiculous that people from the UK – DD’s HOME – have to wait until nearly the end of next month in order to get the single. Who plans this stuff?!?)
I can only imagine how “high-end” the Vinyl Factory box set will be – I’ve passed up their most recent limited edition vinyls because quite honestly, as nice as they might be, they’re atrociously priced and something has to give somewhere. Personally, I would have liked to have seen the band give a shot to Manimal Records for their vinyl and come in with a slightly less “high-end” version for those of us mere mortals who still hope to retire someday, but that’s just me.
The official track listing:
Paper Gods (feat. Mr. Hudson)
Last Night in the City (feat. Kiesza)
You Kill Me With Silence
Pressure Off (feat. Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers)
Face For Today
What Are The Chances?
Change the Skyline (feat. Jonas Bjerre)
Only in Dreams
The Universe Alone
Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks:
Also in breaking news, a second Capitol Theatre date in New York has been added for August 2nd. DDM Presales tomorrow at noon local time. Duranies, are you ready?? Are your credit cards ready??? We’re off and running….the Duran drought has officially ended!!!