Duran Duran ‎– Planet Earth (Night Version)

EMI ‎– 12 EMI 5137
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single


A Planet Earth (Night Version) 6:20
B1 Planet Earth 3:59
B2 Late Bar 2:50

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White Three-Color label issue in Purple tinted Picture Cover.
Pressings with black labels and with dark burgundy labels also exist.

Mastered at Utopia.
Published by Tritec Music / Carlin Music / Peterman Music.
Durations not stated on the release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side): 12 EMI 5137 A-2 ℧topia
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side): 12 EMI 5137 B-2 ℧topia DURANIES ROCK-ON

Other Versions (5 of 37) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EMI 5137 Duran Duran Planet Earth(7", Single, Blu) EMI EMI 5137 UK 1981 Sell This Version
EMIJ 4339 Duran Duran Planet Earth(7") EMI EMIJ 4339 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
PSLP 331 Duran Duran Planet Earth(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) EMI PSLP 331 UK 1981 Sell This Version
1 C 006-64 296 Duran Duran Planet Earth(7", Single) EMI, EMI Electrola 1 C 006-64 296 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
EMI-417 Duran Duran Planet Earth(7") EMI EMI-417 Australia 1981 Sell This Version


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May 18, 2017

An amazing song especially for its era. Pretty amazing this kind of synth pop came out in 1981. I remember watching the video of this song and it was really trippy with all its visuals.

The only downside with these early Night Version remixes is that they use Simmonds Drums so you can't really mix it in like the later songs in the '80s.

May 29, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
Call them what you will - a bunch of pretty boys recording disposable pop as an excuse to bog on the make-up and squirt the hairspray - however, Duran Duran recorded some great tracks that have easily stood the test of time. For 1981, 'Planet Earth' was quite mind-blowing. Containing synths that seem like they were pulled from a sci-fi flick, lyrics that sound like they were written by Bowie plus a pumping bass line that fused the whole thing together, the band's first single ranks amongst the greatest of all New Wave songs.