Duran Duran ‎– Drowning Man

Capitol Records ‎– Y 0777 7 15995 6 9
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single

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A1 Drowning Man (12" A)
Producer [Additional], Remix – D:Ream
A2 Drowning Man (Instrumental)
Producer [Additional], Remix – D:Ream
A3 Drowning Man (Dub)
Producer [Additional], Remix – D:Ream
B1 Drowning Man (Ambient Dub)
Producer [Additional], Remix – D:Ream
B2 Drowning Man (Album Version) 5:14

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Info on sleeve:
[B2]* From the Compact Disc and Cassette, "DURAN DURAN" (98876)
(P)1993 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd.
(C)1993 EMI Records Ltd.
Manufactured by Capitol Records, Inc., A Subsidiary of Capitol-EMI Music, Inc., Hollywood and Vine Streets, Hollywood, California. [...]
Printed in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 077771599569
  • Barcode (Text): 0 7777-15995-6 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side A): x601966A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side A): x601966B
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side A): x601966C
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side B): x601966D
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side B): x601966
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A): [SRC logo] Y-1-15995 F-2 '- MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B): [SRC logo] Y-2-15995 F-2 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PROCD-15995 Duran Duran Drowning Man(CDr, Maxi, Unofficial) Capitol Records (2) PROCD-15995 Belgium 2005 Sell This Version
Y 0777 7 15995 6 9, PY-15995 Duran Duran Drowning Man(12", Single, Promo) Capitol Records, Capitol Records Y 0777 7 15995 6 9, PY-15995 US 1993 Sell This Version
S7-17438 Duran Duran Drowning Man(7", Jukebox) Capitol Records S7-17438 US 1993 Sell This Version
12DDDJ18 DD* Drowning Man / Too Much Information(12", Promo) EMI 12DDDJ18 UK 1993 Sell This Version


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March 14, 2018

I hated this when it came out. Now I guess it's not so bad. It's middle-of-the-road, chunky progressive house, just chugging along with a duotone bassline and vaguely trancey vibe, pretty much always keeping some minor-key piano chords and synth pads in play. You can tell it's a remix of a pop song, though, something for the clubs rather than the raves. Closest analogs are The Grid, Justin Robertson, and Pet Shop Boys' "Music For Boys".

Despite being a relatively limited release as Duran Duran singles go, it's easy to find and still affordable.

Weirdly, the album version is mastered 5 dB louder than the remixes.


March 1, 2003

The original version of 'Drowning Man' appeared on the DD Wedding Album. About a year later these remixes were released and they barely resemble the album version, which doesn't mean they are bad remixes, they are actually quite good. All versions are dance floor friendly and have a dub feel to them. The lyrics 'your going down' are constantly sampled and resampled, making the point of a drowning man.