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Duran DuranSeven And The Ragged Tiger

Label:Capitol Records – ST-12310
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Jacksonville, Capitol Mastering
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style:New Wave, Synth-pop

Tracklist

A1The Reflex5:26
A2New Moon On Monday4:15
A3(I'm Looking For) Cracks In The Pavement3:38
A4I Take The Dice3:15
A5Of Crime And Passion3:48
B1Union Of The Snake4:20
B2Shadows On Your Side4:03
B3Tiger Tiger3:20
B4The Seventh Stranger3:21
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Jacksonville Pressing with Capitol Mastering stampers, variant of this other Jacksonville pressing with Sterling stampers and these Winchester pressings with Capitol Mastering and Sterling stampers.

Some copies included "RSVP" card for official Duran Duran merchandise and fan club.
Some copies are made on translucent vinyl

Runouts are etched with ᴍᴀsᴛᴇʀᴇᴅ ʙʏ ᴄᴀᴘɪᴛᴏʟ and 0 stamped.

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 (Side A runout, variant 1): 0 ST-1-12310 F-5 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): 0 ST-2-12310 F-5 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): 0 ST-1-12310 F6 #4 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): 0 ST-2-12310 F4 #7 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): 0 ST-1-12310 F-1 #2 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): 0 ST-2-12310 F-2 #3 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 4): 0 ST-1-12310 F-2 #2 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4): 0 ST-2-12310 F-7 #1 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 5): 0 ST-1-12310 F-3 #2 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 5): 0 ST-2-12310 F-8 #1 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 6): 0 ST-1-12310 F-3 #1 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 6): 0 ST-2-12310 F-11 #1 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 7): 0 ST-1-12310 F-1 #3 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 7): 0 ST-2-12310 F-3 #3 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 8): 0 ST-1-12310 F-11 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 8): 0 ST-2-12310 F-11 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 9): 0 ST-1-12310 F-2 #1 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 9): 0 ST-2-12310 F-7 #2 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 10): 0 ST-1-12310 F-1 #3 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 10): 0 ST-2-12310 F-3 #1 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 11): 0 ST-1-12310 F-2 #2 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 11): 0 ST-2-12310 F-3 #2 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 12): 0 ST-1-12310 F-2 #2 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 12): 0 ST-1-12310 F-11 #2 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Pressing Plant ID: 0

Other Versions (5 of 208)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Seven And The Ragged Tiger (LP, Album, Stereo)EMI, EMI1C 064 1654541, 1654541Europe1983
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Seven And The Ragged Tiger (LP, Album)EMIEMC 1654541UK1983
Seven And The Ragged Tiger (Cassette, Compilation, Unofficial Release)ContessaP.916Indonesia1983
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Seven And The Ragged Tiger (LP, Album)EMIP.165454Australia1983
Seven And The Ragged Tiger (LP, Album, Stereo)EMI1654541France1983

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  • Trevor_P's avatar
    Trevor_P
    I don't care if others don't like it, I really like this album. And my far from perfect copy of this pressing sounds great!
    • RobberSoul's avatar
      RobberSoul
      What a great sounding pressing of this underrated album. So punchy and lively. Highly recommended.
      • Vinyl-TP's avatar
        Vinyl-TP
        Out of all my original Duran Duran 80’s decade records, this album is By Far the best mastered. I wish Rio and the self titled debut sounded this good!!!!
        • dreamritual's avatar
          dreamritual
          I own a few different pressings of Seven and the Ragged Tiger. This is the best mastering I have heard. It is the one to own IMHO.
          • frizzby5's avatar
            frizzby5
            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?
            • GalaxyExplorer's avatar
              Edited 10 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.

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