Duran Duran ‎– Seven And The Ragged Tiger

Capitol Records ‎– ST-12310
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 The Reflex 5:26
A2 New Moon On Monday 4:15
A3 (I'm Looking For) Cracks In The Pavement 3:38
A4 I Take The Dice 3:15
A5 Of Crime And Passion 3:48
B1 Union Of The Snake 4:20
B2 Shadows On Your Side 4:03
B3 Tiger Tiger 3:20
B4 The Seventh Stranger 3:21

Companies, etc.



Jacksonville Pressing from Capitol Mastering stampers variant of this other Jacksonville pressing from Sterling stampers and these Winchester pressings from Capitol Mastering and Sterling stampers.

Recorded at Air Studios, Montserrat.
Mixed at 301 Studios, Sydney.
ⓟ 1983 Original Sound Recordings Made By Tritec Music, Ltd.
ⓒ 1983 Tritec Music Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7777-12310-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 077771231018
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant 1, side A, etched): ST-1-12310 F-5 Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant 1, side B, etched): ST-2-12310 F-5 Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant 2, side A, etched): ST-1-12310 F6 #4 Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant 2, side B, etched): ST-2-12310 F4 #7 Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant 3, side A, etched): ST-1-12310 F-1 #2 Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant 3, side B, etched): ST-2-12310 F-2 #3 Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, both sides): 0 MASTERED BY CAPITOL

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EMC 1654541 Duran Duran Seven And The Ragged Tiger(LP, Album) EMI EMC 1654541 UK 1983 Sell This Version
062-1654541 Duran Duran Seven And The Ragged Tiger(LP, Album) EMI 062-1654541 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
P.165454, ED-78 Duran Duran Seven And The Ragged Tiger(LP, Album + 12", Maxi + Ltd) EMI, EMI P.165454, ED-78 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
AS 2654 Duran Duran Seven And The Ragged Tiger(Cass, Album, Unofficial) AS (4) AS 2654 Unknown Sell This Version
FA 3205 Duran Duran Seven And The Ragged Tiger(LP) Fame FA 3205 UK Unknown Sell This Version


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November 13, 2016
According to Guinness book of British hit albums 7th edition the cat No. is EMI DD 1 but I can't find any reference to it on this or any other site, can anyone help please?


December 6, 2013
edited over 4 years ago

By far the weakest of their first three albums, Seven and the Ragged Tiger is very much a product of its time. Whereas the first two records still sound powerful and fresh today, this one just exudes 1980s, and not in a good way. It's a classic case of a band that quickly shot to stardom and its record company prematurely demanding a follow-up. By all accounts, the band were at odds with each other, and the album sounds manufactured. The decision to drop Colin Thurston as producer in favor of Alex Sadkin was in retrospect a disaster.

Two of the three singles, "The Reflex" and "Union of the Snake" are just boneheaded songs with almost no redeeming qualities. The latter is their very worst single in my opinion. The only classic here is "New Moon on Monday," which I think ranks among their best work. Album tracks like "I Take the Dice" and "Of Crime and Passion" amount to nothing beyond annoying throwaway filler. Even the associated 12-inch remixes, previously almost always strong, were terrible. The best songs to come out of this era were the moody "Seventh Stranger," the nice instrumental "Tiger Tiger" and the awesome B-side "Secret Oktober."

Luckily, after all the turmoil that ensued during the next couple years, a stripped-down version of Duran returned with two very underrated albums of much higher quality, more consistent, listenable pop.