by Duran DuranDuran Duran


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Twenty years since their pop music debut, Duran Duran issued another greatest-hits collection. As if 1989's Decade weren't stellar enough, this select package was much more solid. Greatest showcased the band's early days of glam rock décor and new romanticism to the alluring sophistication Duran Duran exuded throughout the '90s. The typical synth-powered pop hits are included -- "Girls on Film," "Rio," "A View to a Kill" -- as well as the signature ballads -- "Save a Prayer" -- but it might also receive criticism due to its chronological disarray. Still, that gives no reason to fret, for other goodies can be found throughout. The much-neglected "New Moon on Monday" is featured, as well as the band's mature eclecticism of such songs from the self-titled Wedding Album -- "Ordinary World" and "Come Undone." The band's experimentation with new millennium electronica found on "Electric Barbarella" again refocuses on Simon LeBon as the center of the band. A continuity blatantly obvious on Greatest and the strong commercialism that progressed throughout the band's healthy evolvement is not denied. Those chart-smashing singles from the 1980s made them a force to be reckoned with and an arena favorite. The songs are nearly ageless and they get their due here. It's a cheeky production and a definitive depiction of one of rock's biggest pop bands.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/1998
Label: Parlophone (Wea)
UPC: 0724349623927
catalogNumber: 962397
Rank: 1769

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duran Duran   Primary Artist,Group
John Barry   Conductor,Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Duran Duran   Producer
Bernard Edwards   Producer
Nile Rodgers   Producer
Andy Taylor   Composer
John Barry   Composer
Daniel Abraham   Producer,Engineer
Jason Corsaro   Engineer
Jonathan Elias   Producer,Digital Sampling
Chris Kimsey   Producer
Simon LeBon   Composer
Ian Little   Producer
Shep Pettibone   Producer
Nick Rhodes   Composer
Alex Sadkin   Producer
John Taylor   Composer
John Taylor   Composer
Colin Thurston   Producer
TV Mania   Producer
Roger Taylor   Composer

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