Duran Duran Revisit Rio Ahead Of New Album
Duran Duran are to reissue their 1982 album Rio on June 22, with expanded and single-disc versions available.
The expanded edition repeats the track listing from 2009’s reissue, except that it omits three songs included on that version of the album. The alternative and Night Version remixes of Hold Back The Rain and an instrumental version of My Own Way have been dropped from the new reissue.
The single-disc version of Rio includes remastered versions of its original nine songs, plus the five mixes of the American version of the album. Rio was released in the US six months after Britain, with completely new mixes of side one made by Tracy Chapman producer David Kershenbaum.
The expanded version adds four demos recorded at EMI’s Manchester Square studio on August 28 1981, plus the single version of My Own Way, the Blue Silver version of The Chauffeur released on the B-side of the Rio single, a live version of Careless Memories recorded at Hammersmith Odeon from Hungry Like The Wolf’s B-side, My Own Way’s B-side Like An Angel plus Kershenbaum’s three 12” Night Version remixes and his remix of New Religion done for the Carnival remix EP issued in Japan.
The reissue comes as Duran prepare to release their as-yet-untitled new album in September. Produced by Mark Ronson and Nile Rodgers, guests include former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, while Janelle Monae features on first single Pressure Off. The band headline Bestival in September.
Rio single-disc Reissue Tracklisting:
My Own Way
Lonely In Your Nightmare
Hungry Like The Wolf
Hold Back The Rain
Last Chance On The Stairway
Save A Prayer
Rio (US Album Remix)
My Own Way (US Album Remix)
Lonely In Your Nightmare (US Album Remix)
Hungry Like The Wolf (US Album Remix)
Hold Back The Rain (US Album Remix)
Rio expanded edition
As above, plus second disc featuring:
Last Chance On The Stairway (Manchester Square Demo)
My Own Way (Manchester Square Demo)
New Religion (Manchester Square Demo)
Like An Angel (Manchester Square Demo)
My Own Way (7” Version)
Like An Angel
Careless Memories (Live From Hammersmith Odeon)
The Chauffeur (Blue Silver)
My Own Way (Night Version)
Hungry Like The Wolf (Night Version)
Rio (Night Version)
New Religion (Carnival Remix)