Duran Duran

Greatest

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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 d├ęcor 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.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 4:10 SpotifyAmazon
2 4:24 SpotifyAmazon
3 3:34 SpotifyAmazon
4 4:42 SpotifyAmazon
5 3:47 Amazon
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4:45 Spotify
7 3:25 SpotifyAmazon
8 3:27 SpotifyAmazon
9 3:57
10 4:22 SpotifyAmazon
11 4:16 SpotifyAmazon
12 4:17
13 4:00 SpotifyAmazon
14 3:48
15 4:26 Amazon
16 4:17
17 3:56
18 4:26
19 4:17
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