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Rio Enhanced, Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (Oct. 1 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Warner Music Canada
  • ASIN: B00005BJ9W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record  |  Health and Beauty
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews
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1. Rio
2. Hungry Like The Wolf
3. Save A Prayer
4. Hungry Like The Wolf (2001 Digital Remaster)
5. Hold Back The Rain (2001 Digital Remaster)
6. New Religion (2001 Digital Remaster)
7. Last Chance On The Stairway (2001 Digital Remaster)
8. Save A Prayer (2001 Digital Remaster)
9. The Chauffeur (2001 Digital Remaster)

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Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition of the British band's 1982 sophomore release featuring the original nine-track UK album mix plus U.S. album mixes and EP remixes on Disc One. The second CD features 13 tracks including demos, non-album single tracks and even more remixes. Special packaging includes a 52 page, case bound book shaped like a jewel box with a canvas cover finish. Originally released in November 1982, Rio was the second album released by Duran Duran and featured numerous hits including the title track, 'Hungry Like The Wolf' and 'Save A Prayer'.

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For the most part, Rio is an eerie and sumptuous record. With their raspy, arpeggio synth sounds and Simon Le Bon's uninflected vocals, the misty ballads "Lonely in Your Nightmare" and "Save a Prayer" can still pull heavily on your heartstrings. With the dance-oriented singles "Rio" and "Hungry Like the Wolf", you lighten up a bit, but the songs are far from airy or whimsical. One anomaly in this release, though, is the inappropriate prominence of John Taylor's bass lines. In every song, it sounds as if he is mixed more in expectation of a solo than as an integral part of the rhythm section. Ignore this technical distraction, however, and you'll enjoy rediscovering this gorgeous body of water-coloured synthpop.--Beth Bessmer


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This is their best, no question. 8 of the 9 songs here are great. "The chauffer" stands apart from the rest of the album as the weakest track. Seem disjointed and confusing to me. It's certainly not up to the rest of the album, which is far superior to their debut and anything that came after it.
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This is a good CD for fans of Duran Duran and is hailed as one of their best. I don't agree but it's still very good, I believe. The songs are entertaining, even if they aren't the best things ever written, examples being Hungry Like the Wolf, Hold Back the Rain, and a few others. I was quite impressed with New Religion. Very interesting song that is supposedly a conversation between "the ego and the alter ego". The chorus is great. The lyrics don't make a whole lot of sense but I think they can be understood on a gut level if you don't try to analyze them word for word. Lonely in your Nightmare, Save a Prayer and The Chauffeur are very pretty. I think I may have gotten more meaning out of the songs than was actually intended, or maybe not, but it doesn't really matter as listening to music is a personal experience anyway, and for me this album is a good musical experience.
So if you're not too proud to admit that you like Duran Duran, this might be a good CD to get.
Yes, a good CD but don't get it for the DVD-rom extras. You need a special computer for that. I don't know what the deal is.
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This 2nd album by Duran Duram is a classic, Rio is on my 10 top ten favourites of all time. Every song on this is amazing. Even the non-singles stand out. From the propulsive "Hold Back the Rain" to the sombre and majestic "New Religion" . A must have New Wave / New Romantics recording in your record collection. :)
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I'm afraid not, people. What's more, is that the previous reviewer constantly compares the legendary Duran Duran to Roxy Music hundreds of times. Not only is the comparison inaccurate, but we're all sick and tired of hearing it. Oh, Amazon if you can hear me: please revoke the account of that silly girl Terri Reardon. And to you, the consumer, please buy this amazing masterpiece of a CD. Unlike Terri, I actually listened to it.
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First off, I am a classic DD fan. Although I'm 33, I didn't pick up on them until RIO. However, I've been there pretty much since the beginning. The problem with this "remaster" is the fact that the CD was also REMIXED. And in the process, some instruments were made louder while others were mixed back into the background. Also, LYRICS WERE REMOVED! This is most evident in "My Own Way." There is a portion of the song where Simon sings, "7Up, between 6th and Broadway!" In the original pressing (that I have on vinyl) that lyric is run though an echo effect, "on Broaday, on Broadway, On BROADWAY...." It's an energy builder that helps the song achieve it's apex (peak). It is these lyrics that are completely removed!
Also, originally, this song was a bass guitar driven track with a heavy 70's-esque fat guitar. Well, in this mix, the guitar has been mixed into the background and the the drums are mixed louder and in your face...in a some lame attempt to modernize the track into a contemporary dance track. NOT COOL!
I say BOO! These works of art are snap-shots, frozen images of music that represent where the artists and musical engineers where at that time period. To remix the album in an attempt to modernize it is an insult to the artists, history and to the fans themselves who have stood by these artists from day one.
Remastering should only be a resolution correction, a "cleaning up" of the old analogue signal and nothing more. Buy an old copy that has not been remastered!
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By A Customer on May 16 2004
Format: Audio CD
Duran Duran's 1982 "Rio" is one of the boldest records I have ever heard. This is where Duran Duran became international superstars thanks to their classic "Hungry Like the Wolf." If it weren't for them, MTV and Capitol records would be out of business. As groups Journey and Asia were falling by the wayside and saw their sales decline, the public immediately turned to Duran Duran who are still making classic records after all these years. There's no excuse not to own this. Get it now!
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There has been much discussion about omissions/additions to this remastered version as opposed to the original. As a fan dating back to 1981, I can say without qualification that no one loves the band more than I do (my site, Room 7609, is well known among the Internet Crowd as one of the 'net's best: [...]) and no one is more intimately familiar with all of the permutations of the album in all its incarnations: British/English/vinyl/cassette/cd. But as a musician myself, I can tell you without question, that the remaster, for whatever detractions that can be named about it, still stands alone among its peers in its technical beauty. Everything about this remaster is more sonically appealing - every instrument stands out more clearly, every vocal is more meaningful and more clear. It is a beautiful homage to what can only be viewed as the flawed original to the trained ear. The original is an undisputed classic, but no version of this album in any incarnation can hold up to the awesome sonic complexity of this remix. Utterly amazing. If I could give it a million stars, I would.
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