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SPECIAL RELEASES FROM EMI SEPTEMBER 7TH/8TH
EMI Records new releases
The release dates are: Sept 21st for world, October 6th for the USA.
EMI is proud to announce the release of a 2-CD and Vinyl Special Edition of Duran Duran's classic 1982 album, 'Rio', and a previously-unreleased live DVD/CD concert, 'Live At Hammersmith '82!'
'Rio' was Duran Duran's second album and is as representative of the 1980s as it gets, at its best. A fusion of style and substance ensures that even two decades after its release it remains as listenable and danceable as ever. Through the sheer quality of its singles – Rio, Hungry Like The Wolf, Save A Prayer – and their accompanying, ground-breaking videos - which were heavily rotated on MTV - Rio' saw the band break the U.S., with the album spending a staggering 129 weeks on the Billboard 200 Chart.
The 'Rio' 2 CD Special Edition is made up of the UK release of the album, the original U.S. album remixes (enabling U.S. listeners to programme their CD to be able to listen to the original version), EMI Manchester Square demos, B-Sides, remixes and other surprises (see below for tracklisting). The digital download version has 2 extra tracks.
The LP & 12" vinyl special edition is the original UK album on LP and the U.S. album remixes on the 12".
LIVE AT HAMMERSMITH 82! is a much anticipated release among followers of the band. Previously unreleased, it will come as a double DVD and CD pack, allowing fans to both enjoy the visual spectacle of the concert and CD audio, too. Filmed and recorded in the latter part of 1982 as Duranmania was sweeping the UK, the performance at London's Hammersmith Odeon includes 'Rio', 'Hungry Like The Wolf', 'Girls On Film', fan favourite 'Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)' and more. The release also includes 'Rio' era videos and two previously unreleased 'Top Of The Pops' performances. The concert is also available as an audio digital download.
Duran Duran: Rio (2 CD Special Edition)
Original US album mixes released on Harvest/Capitol (released November 1982)
10. Rio (US album remix)
Non-album singles and b-sides:
5. My Own Way (original 7" version. UK single a-side released November 1981)
Versions & Mixes:
9. My Own Way (Night version – UK 12" single a-side released November 1981)
*Digital only extras:
14. My Own Way (Instrumental version) (6.32)
Original UK album on heavyweight Vinyl
Original US album mixes on heavyweight 12"
DVD/CD: Live at Hammersmith '82
Top Of The Pops Performances:
Hungry Like The Wolf (May 13th, 1982)
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ALBUM: Live at Hammersmith '82