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DURAN DURAN – A DIAMOND IN THE MIND DIAMOND DUST LIMITED EDITION VINYL

April 7th, 2014

DIAMOND DUST PRINTED GATEFOLD SLEEVE DOUBLE HEAVYWEIGHT 180-GRAM VINYL TO BE RELEASED 25 MAY, 2014 – – PRICE: £30.00

Responding to public demand, the members of Duran Duran are set to release their first live album on vinyl in more than a decade – as a stunning limited edition with The Vinyl Factory.

Recorded during their 2011 world tour, ‘A Diamond In The Mind’ bristles with classic Duran hits including ‘Planet Earth’, ‘Notorious’ and ‘Rio’, alongside new tracks taken from their critically acclaimed album ‘ALL YOU NEED IS NOW’, which was produced by Grammy award winner Mark Ronson and hit the #1 spot on the iTunes music charts in 15 countries (including the UK).

Known for their epic productions, amazing visuals, ground-breaking stage sets and iconic style, this is only the second time in ten years that the band members have recorded and mixed one of their concerts, giving fans a rare and unique opportunity to relive the experience with the very best sound quality imaginable.

Hand crafted by The Vinyl Factory as a limited edition of only 2000 copies worldwide, with a diamond dust screen-printed gatefold sleeve housing two 180-gram records, ‘A Diamond In The Mind’ will be released on vinyl on 25 May, 2014.

Speaking from the studio in London, where the band are working on their new album, founding member and keyboardist, Nick Rhodes said “I still find it thrilling when we release a record on vinyl, even more so when I know that every detail is precisely as it should be. The live show we captured in Manchester, definitely sounds at its best in this format, and is the closest you can get to being at the actual concert.

Since the title is ‘A Diamond in the Mind’, when it came time for the packaging design, it occurred to me that we should use some real diamond dust on our cover artwork. I really wasn’t sure I would get away with my request, but working with the incomparable Vinyl Factory to produce this special edition, they rose to the challenge, called their local diamond dealer and voila! We have that extra little sparkle that certainly brightened my day, when I first saw the artwork proofs.”

‘A Diamond In The Mind’ was originally recorded at Manchester’s MEN Arena in December 2011, where the band garnered some of the finest reviews of their career. The following year it was released on DVD. Now it has been licensed for vinyl from Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Vinyl Track Listing
Before The Rain
Planet Earth
View To A Kill
All You Need Is Now
Come Undone
Blame The Machines
Reflex
Girl Panic
Is There Something I Should Know
Ordinary World
Notorious
Hungry Like The Wolf
Sunrise
Wild Boys
Rio

Order online from The Vinyl Factory.