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Duran Duran/Rio/Seven & The Ragged Tiger
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
2008 Limited Edition numbered three CD box set containing the British New Romantic/Pop band's first three albums housed in miniature LP sleeves, Duran Duran's eponymous debut album contained pumping synths, glossy producti... more »
2008 Limited Edition numbered three CD box set containing the British New Romantic/Pop band's first three albums housed in miniature LP sleeves, Duran Duran's eponymous debut album contained pumping synths, glossy production and ultra-smart singles like 'Girls on Film' and 'Planet Earth'. The double-platinum selling, Rio was their second foray into the album pop charts in 1982 and produced three Top Ten hits: 'Hungry Like The Wolf', 'Rio' and 'Save A Prayer'. Their third album, Seven and the Ragged Tiger, also includes three Top Ten singles: 'New Moon on Monday', 'Union of the Snake', and 'The Reflex'. EMI.
3 albums that span continents of style... A++
Van Morgan | 10/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Who is this clown rohitrao who just wants to waste his time praising old-fart druggie droning and going after bands in totally different genres? Cripes, get a life! And deal with the fact that Gilmore played with these lads for a reason...
Duran Duran's first three albums cover more ground than Pink Floyd ever WILL! PinkF wrote a few Excellent #'s but will always stay stuck in their rut. DD have covered more ground in their careers, much less these 3 albums, than most bands EVER will.. try to deny that, goofus! These 3 DD albums tested the boundaries of sound, and where a band could go, while striking a chord with the world consciousness(Pink Floyd were never compared to the Beatles..).
The first CD shows a band jumping up to proclaim itself with exceptional zeal, the second was perhaps their masterpiece in bravado, excitement and breadth, and the 3rd perhaps suffers from overproduction and silly topics. Personally though, I enjoyed the ambiguous lyrics as I always appreciate mystery and impressionism. Stretch your audiences imagination, you'll both grow from the experience. And, to top things off, the last two songs on Seven and the Ragged Tiger (Tiger Tiger and Seventh Stranger) encompass as much atmosphere and intrigue as a whole Pink Floyd excursion, in 1/6 of the time; and THAT is much more palatable and effective than hours and hours in a PF daze.
5 stars easily, as a collection."