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An awesome gift to yourself or another dedicated Duran Duran fan: 13 CDs in a flip-top box featuring 40 singles, B-sides, remixes and rarities! Includes two versions each of Girls on Film; Hungry Like the Wolf; The Reflex; The Wild Boys; Hold Back the Rain; New Moon on Monday; Planet Earth , and A View to a Kill plus Fame; Like an Angel; Tiger Tiger , and more!
Duran Duran's The Singles arrives with perfect timing. With the impulse to treat 1980s pop with nostalgic irony finally dying, and cutting edge American bands such as the Rapture and the Faint directly sourcing from Brit synth-pop, this lavish box set suddenly sounds like a key dance-rock primer. Unlike the other major players in the early 1980s British Invasion of America, Brummie boys Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Andy Taylor and Nick Rhodes were not afraid to rock. And it was the early singles where they rocked hardest, as this glossy black box of the first 13 singles, lovingly recreated for CD, irrevocably proves. The first eight--from the turbo-powered disco of "Planet Earth" to the synthetic Beatles-ims of "Is There Something I Should Know?"--work on the tension between the band's megapop ambitions and the rudimentary playing, creating an eerie, erotic desperation. The full compliment of B-sides--particularly a hysterical, uber-youth club stab at David Bowie's "Fame"--charm with their gung-ho ridiculousness. By the final "A View to a Kill" they were doing slick, Americanised Bond themes, but this set is so evocative of strange pop times that you'll end up with the promos for "Rio" and "The Wild Boys" on a permanent mind-loop. --Garry Mulholland
Duran Duran are the greatest pop band and they prove it with this collection of songs that will tweak your memory as well as send some signals to your feet that will ensure you are... Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2004 by William L. Schopp
This box set is a must have for any real Duran Duran fan. I was so happy it included some rare tracks such as Like An Angel, Khanada and Late Bar. Read morePublished on July 18 2004 by Olivia Jones
This is far better than the Beatles box set. Duran Duran need to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Read morePublished on July 15 2004
This garbage makes me want to scratch my throat and amputate my ears just to make it stop. Avoid this and other things recommended by the reviewer pogo: she's a jokester. Read morePublished on June 27 2004
please dont buy or listen to this collection of horrible cd's i wont recommend this to mature people with good tastes in music.no starsPublished on June 14 2004
I really doubt if you can find a better musical compilation than this set. I cannot understand why it took so long for this gem to materialize.
Buy it good people.
i really doubt if you could find a worse musical compilation than this set.why would this awful band have to bring out 13 cd's when they could have fit all the songs into 3 cd's is... Read morePublished on June 11 2004 by statesboro blues
The Singles Box Set was one of the best idea among a collection of good ideas from Emi. Of Course, there is always Pros and Cons.
Pros: The Sound Quality is great. Read more
This is the quintessential collection for DD fans from the early days.....Duran Duran (self-titled), Rio, and 7&RT. For me, this was (and is) the true Duran Duran. Read morePublished on May 31 2004 by BuckNaked2k