Duran DuranDuran Duran

Label:EMI – EMC 3372, EMI – OC 062-64 382
Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:New Wave, Synth-pop


A1Girls On Film3:25
A2Planet Earth3:53
A3Anyone Out There3:56
A4To The Shore3:43
A5Careless Memories3:47
B1Night Boat5:14
B2Sound Of Thunder3:58
B3Friends Of Mine5:32
B4Tel Aviv5:10

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[Back Cover]
℗1981 original sound recordings made by Tritec Music Ltd.
EMI Records Ltd. country of manufacture of record as stated on record label

Manufactured in the UK by EMI Records Limited
Published by Tritec Music/Carlin Music/Peterman Music
℗1981 original sound recordings made by Tritec Music Ltd.

[Inner Sleeve]
Produced & Engineered at Red Bus, Utopia, and Chipping Norton Studios Winter 1980/81
© 1981 published by Tritec Music Carlin Music Peterman Music
Sleeve Design - Malcolm Garrett / Assorted Images ®

Durations do not appear on this release. Timings via stopwatch.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Date sleeve printed, company): TM 8106 JU
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): MICHAEL I'M ABOUT TO EXPLODE....EMC 3372 A-1U 01 [lyre symbol] SA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): ARTHUR BOLD INC EMC 3372 B-1U 03 [lyre symbol]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): MICHAEL I'M ABOUT TO EXPLODE.... EMC 3372 A-1U 11 [lyre symbol] SA 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): ARTHUR BOLD INC EMC 3372 B-1U 6 [lyre symbol] 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): EMC 3372 A-1U 14 MICHAEL I'M ABOUT TO EXPLODE... 2 [lyre symbol] SA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): EMC 3372 B-1U 33 ARTHUR BOLD INC [lyre symbol] 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 4): EMC 3372 A-1U 95 MICHAEL I'M ABOUT TO EXPLODE... [lyre symbol] SA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4): EMC 3372 B-1U ARTHUR BOLD INC 72 [lyre symbol]

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Duran Duran (LP, Album)EMI, EMI11C 076 –– 64382, 11CO 76-64382Portugal1981
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Duran Duran (LP, Album, Stereo)EMI, EMI Electrola1C 064-64 382, 1C 064-64382Germany1981
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Duran Duran (LP, Album, Stereo)EMI1A 062-64382Europe1981
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Duran Duran (LP, Album, Winchester Pressing)HarvestST-12158US1981
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Duran Duran (Cassette, Album)Harvest4XT-12158US1981



  • eindhoven63's avatar
    I have two copies of this. One sleeve has embossed silver strips whereas the other does not. I can't see a listing that distinguishes these.
    • hdmatteson's avatar
      Such a great debut album. Every track is great! Buying the OG UK press is the way to go. My copy had light scratches and some surface noise but that’s to be expected from a 40 year old album. Essential listening along with Rio and Seven and the Ragged Tiger!
      • agencia_matrimonial's avatar
        Uno de mis grupos favoritos junto a Spandau Ballet de los magnificos años 80, para mi esa decada fué la mejor de todas, no tengo ninguna duda. Ahora me gusta mucho la musica Ucraniana o Rusa os animo a conocerla. La primera vez que escuché la musica de Ucrania o Rusia fue en una agencia de viajes del este de europa mientras esperaba en un sillón que me atendieran.
        • -Seifer-'s avatar
          The essential listening for any individual of class and distinction, every song contained within being its own unique masterpiece of synthetic art.

          Nothing could ever encapsulate the sound of the burgeoning 80s more, nor in such a glorious fashion. And yet, somehow we live in a time where this record exists, and we are lucky to have it. Absolutely in my opinion the most critical and excellent of any Synthpop album ever created, and with the possible exceptions of “Forever Now” and “Talk Talk Talk”, the greatest New Wave album. 10/10.
          • attractiveco's avatar
            Is this listing for the sleeve with the silver foil embossing rather than the simple 5th-colour Pantone silver? I'm assuming so.
            • JamboLinnman's avatar
              Probably their best album for me, and an excellent recording / pressing - sound quality is really good.
              • Outsoft's avatar
                Well this album is OUTSTANDING!!! I prefer a lot SIDE B with the incredible intro of 2.10 minuts of Night Boat that is ASTONISHING!!! Also Friends of Mine is a GEM till the ending song "Tel Aviv" that is an obsiously recall of the "The Tenant" piece of 1979 Japan's album "Obscure Alternatives". A must for all New Wave music style fans!!
                • cluelessvinyl123's avatar
                  Duran Duran first album has hits such as girls on film and friends of mine great album
                  • Collector_Museum's avatar
                    In this album there is a song called FRIEND OF MINE, the track has the outstanding DD style


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