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DURAN DURAN REVISITS RIO

May 10th, 2015

Double-Disc Deluxe Edition Expands The Classic Album With Demos, Alternative Mixes And Non-Album Tracks And Will Be Available On June 22

A Single-Disc Version Will Also Be Released The Same Day

Duran Duran set sail aboard a 70-foot yacht in the iconic music video for “Rio,” the title track from the British quintet’s second album release in 1982. That hit single, along with others like “Hungry Like the Wolf” and “Save A Prayer,” propelled the album into the Top 10 and kept it on the US Billboard 200 chart for 129 weeks. Today, Rio has been certified double platinum and is widely considered to be one of the greatest albums of the Eighties.

Parlophone will have you dancing on the sand this summer with RIO: DELUXE EDITION. The two-CD set will be available at retail outlets on June 22. The collection features the US and UK original vinyl track list, plus a generous selection of alternative mixes, demos and B-sides. All of the music was originally issued in 2009 as part of a limited edition release on EMI that’s now out of print. This new version will be presented in a digipak.

A single-disc version featuring the music from the first disc of the Deluxe Edition will also be released the same day.

When Rio was released in May 1982, it featured nine tracks mixed from the original master tapes. Six months later, a second version of the album was re-released in North America that replaced many of the original mixes with remixes by producer David Kershenbaum. The first disc of this new collection includes the original album, plus five Kershenbaum remixes for songs like “Hungry Like The Wolf,” “Hold Back The Rain” and “Lonely In Your Nightmare”, enabling the listener to program their CD player to play the original or North American vinyl tracklistings.

In August 1981, four months before going into EMI’s Manchester Square Studio, Simon Le Bon (vocals) Nick Rhodes (keyboards), Andy Taylor (guitar), John Taylor (bass) Roger Taylor (drums) recorded several demos for “Rio.” The second disc opens with four of those recordings, including an early version of “New Religion.”

RIO: DELUXE EDITION also brings together various non-album tracks like the original 7” version of “My Own Way” and a live performance of the 1981 hit “Careless Memories” that was issued as the B-side to “Hungry Like The Wolf.” Additional highlights include Kershenbaum’s remixes — dubbed “Night Versions” — of “Rio,” “My Own Way” and more.

RIO: DELUXE EDITION (2CD)
Track Listing

Disc One
1. “Rio”
2. “My Own Way”
3. “Lonely In Your Nightmare”
4. “Hungry Like The Wolf”
5. “Hold Back The Rain”
6. “New Religion”
7. “Last Chance On The Stairway”
8. “Save A Prayer”
9. “The Chauffeur”

Bonus Tracks
10. “Rio” (US Album Remix)
11. “My Own Way” (Carnival Remix)
12. “Lonely In Your Nightmare” (US Album Remix)
13. “Hungry Like The Wolf” (US Album Remix)
14. “Hold Back The Rain” (US Album Remix)

Disc Two
The Manchester Square Demos (Recorded August 28,1981)
1. “Last Chance On The Stairway”
2. “My Own Way”
3. “New Religion”
4. “Like An Angel”

Non-Album Singles and B-Sides
5. “My Own Way” (Original 7” Version)
6. “Like An Angel”
7. “Careless Memories” (Live)
8. “The Chauffeur (Blue Silver)” (Early Version)

Versions and Mixes
9. “My Own Way” (Night Version)
10. “Hungry Like The Wolf” (Night Version)
11. “Rio” (Night Version)
12. “New Religion” (Carnival Remix)

RIO (1CD)
Track Listing

Disc One
1. “Rio”
2. “My Own Way”
3. “Lonely In Your Nightmare”
4. “Hungry Like The Wolf”
5. “Hold Back The Rain”
6. “New Religion”
7. “Last Chance On The Stairway”
8. “Save A Prayer”
9. “The Chauffeur”

Bonus Tracks
10. “Rio” (US Album Remix)
11. “My Own Way” (Carnival Remix)
12. “Lonely In Your Nightmare” (US Album Remix)
13. “Hungry Like The Wolf” (US Album Remix)
14. “Hold Back The Rain” (US Album Remix)

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