Duran Duran announce Record Store Day release
Duran Duran will take part in Record Store Day with a limited edition remastered coloured vinyl release of their 1984 Oakland Coliseum live recording.
On 12, 13 and 15 April 1984, 35 years ago to the day of Record Store Day 2019 (13 April), as part of a hugely successful US tour, Duran Duran played three incredible shows to over 150,000 people at the Oakland Coliseum. These dates have gone down in the band’s history as some of their greatest performances ever.
The concerts were filmed for TV specials that aired around the globe, but no official products were ever released and, until now, only unofficial bootleg recordings have been obtainable. For the first time ever, tracks from these extraordinary live shows will be officially available in the form of a limited edition double vinyl LP, with only 5,500 copies being pressed.
John Taylor expressed his enthusiasm for this special Record Store Day release, saying “Our friends at Warner Music came up with this idea and I can tell you we are all quite excited about it! It’s a beautiful package and the vinyl mastered version is really the bomb!”
Nick Rhodes adds, “I rarely look back over my shoulder but listening to the mastered version of this album, it motivated us to recently play the song The Seventh Stranger for the first time since 1984. Things only got stranger because when we rehearsed it sounded the same as when we wrote it and when we last performed it… I think this record captures the spirit of who Duran Duran were then and still reflects who we are now.”
The 11 song set features newly remastered live tracks. Disc one is double-sided and in blue, and disc two, in pink, is single-sided with the flip side etched with the album’s artwork. It is all housed in a gatefold sleeve featuring photography by the legendary rock photographer Denis O’Regan.
As The Lights Go Down is available from 13 April 2019 in records stores across the country.
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Save a Prayer (Live) [2018 Remaster] Rio (Live) [2018 Remaster] The Seventh Stranger (Live) [2018 Remaster] The Chauffeur (Live) [2018 Remaster]
Planet Earth (Live) [2018 Remaster] Careless Memories (Live) [2018 Remaster] Girls on Film (Live) [2018 Remaster]