Duran Duran ‎– Planet Earth

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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
12 EMI 5137 Duran Duran Planet Earth (Night Version)(12", Single) EMI 12 EMI 5137 UK 1981 Sell This Version
12 EMI 5137 Duran Duran Planet Earth (Night Version)(12", Single, W/Lbl) EMI 12 EMI 5137 UK 1981 Sell This Version
2C052-52893 Z, 2C 052 - 52.893 Z Duran Duran Planet Earth (Special Night Version)(12", Single) EMI, EMI 2C052-52893 Z, 2C 052 - 52.893 Z France 1981 Sell This Version
SPRO-9636, SPRO-9637 Duran Duran Planet Earth(12", M/Print, Promo) Harvest, Harvest SPRO-9636, SPRO-9637 US 1981 Sell This Version
SPRO-9636, SPRO-9637 Duran Duran Planet Earth(12", Promo) Harvest, Harvest SPRO-9636, SPRO-9637 US 1981 Sell This Version
12 EMI 5137 Duran Duran Planet Earth(12", S/Sided) EMI 12 EMI 5137 UK 1981 Sell This Version
TRI 001 Duran Duran Planet Earth(12", S/Sided, TP) EMI TRI 001 UK 1981 Sell This Version
PSLP 331 Duran Duran Planet Earth(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) EMI PSLP 331 UK 1981 Sell This Version
EMIJ 4339 Duran Duran Planet Earth(7") EMI EMIJ 4339 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
EMI-417 Duran Duran Planet Earth(7") EMI EMI-417 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
3C 006-64296 Duran Duran Planet Earth(7") EMI 3C 006-64296 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
EMI 5137 Duran Duran Planet Earth(7") EMI EMI 5137 Ireland 1981 Sell This Version
EMI 5137 Duran Duran Planet Earth(7") EMI EMI 5137 Ireland 1981 Sell This Version
EMIJ 4339 Duran Duran Planet Earth(7") EMI EMIJ 4339 Zimbabwe 1981 Sell This Version
2C 008-64296, 2C 008-64.296 Duran Duran Planet Earth(7") EMI, EMI 2C 008-64296, 2C 008-64.296 France 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
A 5017 Duran Duran Planet Earth(7", Single) Harvest A 5017 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
A5017 Duran Duran Planet Earth(7", Single) Harvest A5017 US 1981 Sell This Version
A5017 Duran Duran Planet Earth(7", Single) Harvest A5017 US 1981 Sell This Version
11C 008-64296 H, 11C 008-64 296 H Duran Duran Planet Earth(7", Single) EMI, EMI 11C 008-64296 H, 11C 008-64 296 H Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
EMI-417, EMI 417 Duran Duran Planet Earth(7", Single) EMI, EMI EMI-417, EMI 417 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-64296 Duran Duran Planet Earth(7", Single) EMI 1A 006-64296 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
EMI 5137 Duran Duran Planet Earth(7", Single, Lim) EMI EMI 5137 UK 1981 Sell This Version
EMI 5137 Duran Duran Planet Earth(7", Single, Pal) EMI EMI 5137 UK 1981 Sell This Version
P-A-5017 Duran Duran Planet Earth(7", Single, Promo) Harvest P-A-5017 US 1981 Sell This Version
10C 006-064296, 10C 006-064.296 Duran Duran Planeta Tierra(7", Single) EMI, EMI 10C 006-064296, 10C 006-064.296 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
10C 006-064296, 10C 006-064.296 Duran Duran Planeta Tierra(7", Single, Promo) EMI, EMI 10C 006-064296, 10C 006-064.296 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
EMS-17134 Duran Duran = デュラン・デュラン* Duran Duran = デュラン・デュラン* - プラネット・アース = Planet Earth(7", Single) EMI EMS-17134 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
EMS-17134 Duran Duran = デュラン・デュラン* Duran Duran = デュラン・デュラン* - プラネット・アース = Planet Earth(7", Single, Promo) EMI EMS-17134 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
12 EMI 5137 Duran Duran Planet Earth (Night Version)(12", RP, Bur) EMI 12 EMI 5137 UK 1983 Sell This Version
12 EMI 5137 Duran Duran Planet Earth (Night Version)(12", Single, RP, Bla) EMI 12 EMI 5137 UK 1983 Sell This Version
EMI 5137 Duran Duran Planet Earth(7", Single, RP, Bla) EMI EMI 5137 UK 1984 Sell This Version
062-2007156, 12 EMI 5137 Duran Duran Planet Earth (Night Version)(12", Maxi) EMI, EMI 062-2007156, 12 EMI 5137 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
P-058 Duran Duran Planet Earth(7", Promo) EMI P-058 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
BSTAR-02 Duran Duran Planet Earth(12", S/Sided, Unofficial) Not On Label (BSTAR Series) BSTAR-02 US 2004 Sell This Version
planete001 Duran Duran Planet Earth (2006 Remix)(12", S/Sided, Unofficial) Not On Label (Duran Duran) planete001 US 2006 Sell This Version
planete 001 Duran Duran Planet Earth (2006 Remix)(12", S/Sided, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label planete 001 Unknown Sell This Version
5137 Duran Duran Planet Earth(7", Single, Promo) EMI 5137 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version

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nycvamp74

nycvamp74

November 8, 2018
referencing Planet Earth (Night Version), 12", Single, 12 EMI 5137
LA La late bar...la la la la la la la la! Grew up a hardcore fan. The b-Sides were always my favorite. Planet Earth and Late bar as the b-side work well. Love it
GoodNF

GoodNF

September 28, 2018
edited 2 months ago
referencing Planet Earth, 7", Single, Blu, EMI 5137
I've been around for several decades meanwhile, read tons of books about the history of popular music, and I still do not understand why Duran Duran "Planet Earth, Night Version" (most notably NOT just "Planet Earth") is not listed among the few compositions in popular music that were so groundbreaking that one can speak of an era before and an era after it.

Until "Planet Earth, Night Version", the twelve inch single format was associated with disco. Ironically, the first twelve inch single ever was actually an album version edit of BT Express "Do It Till You're Satisfied", because the Scepter Records production facility ran out of seven-inch vinyl and had to use album vinyl for its rush release. A year later, people like Walter Gibbons and Tom Moulton embraced the possibilities of the format (enhanced sound, longer compositions); first, the three steps towards a hit were:
1. recording the album;
2. releasing the hit track in its full length version on a promo-only 12 inch single (so you can refer to that album on the release);
3. edit the album version down so it fits on a 7 inch for mainstream use.
Later on, the idea was to use existing 3-4 minute songs and re-edit them to 7-8 minute club stompers optimised for dancing and beatmixing: the "special disco versions". Nevertheless, these versions, even though some of them sound significantly different from the original composition, all originate from the original master and from the original idea of the performing artists.

For Duran Duran "Planet Earth, Night Version", the original composition was totally decomposed, all with the band's consent and according to new ideas by the band. Every hook, every instrument, every word, every note. From the pieces, an entirely new composition was made, tailor-made for use after sunset (yes, mark the words, it is a Night version, not a Club version!). That means that the composition not only had to reflect the feeling of being in a night club but also on your way to a night club. The band and the engineers must have both the big PA systems of a night club and car HiFi sets in mind, so the composition had to be longer than the album version, plus it had to enhance danceability and it had to be heard above the revving engine of a car. And, above all things, the composition still had to be close to the original so people would recognise it from the album they bought, return to the record store for a copy of the twelve inch single that featured the "Night version" and as such expand their music collections with something rather unique.

This way of creating a new longer version together with the original artists was since then copied tons and tons and tons of times by other bands (and of course DD themselves), mostly in the New Wave and Synthpop genre. A release format that was originally destined for club promotion only and supposed to be dead after the demolition of disco, was not only brought back to life; it was giving an identity of its own. People began to ask for 12 inch records because they preferred the longer version to that of the 7 inch, and an additional 12 inch extended remix was a guaranteed booster for chart performance! Just check for yourself: pick your country's year-end charts of 1980 till 1985, count the number of tunes of which a commercially released 12 inch extended remix exists and compare the resulting numbers! This huge success was something Walter Gibbons and Tom Moulton probably would never had thought off, and it all started with Duran Duran "Planet Earth, Night Version"...
djsid86

djsid86

May 18, 2017
referencing Planet Earth (Night Version), 12", Single, 12 EMI 5137

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.
DonnieBiscuits

DonnieBiscuits

November 24, 2015
referencing Planet Earth (Night Version), 12", Maxi, 062-2007156, 12 EMI 5137
I have this as part of a 5 maxi-single set in a canvas record bag with 'A View To a Kill' type set printed logo.
DonnieBiscuits

DonnieBiscuits

November 24, 2015
referencing Planet Earth, 12", Promo, SPRO-9636, SPRO-9637
Awesome, I have a big DD collection and at last something has a decent value.
sergio80s

sergio80s

March 21, 2014
referencing Planet Earth, 12", Promo, SPRO-9636, SPRO-9637
is one of the most rare records from duran duran a very hard to find copy ! usually i see for sale around 100 usd in mint condition

May 29, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Planet Earth (Night Version), 12", Single, 12 EMI 5137
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.
djopm

djopm

October 28, 2003
referencing Planet Earth, 12", Promo, SPRO-9636, SPRO-9637
This is the first promotional copy release that gave US radio stations bio-fact info on the back of the rare picture sleeve. This is still my favorite single.