Box Set Press Release (Update)

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Capitol Records to Release Duran Duran:

The Singles Box 81 – 85

First Ever Duran Duran Box Set

In Stores June 10, 2003 in the USA/May 12, 2003 rest of the world

(March 20, 2003 – Hollywood, CA) Capitol Records will release the first ever Duran Duran singles box set on June 10, 2003. The collection of 13 CD singles celebrates the very height of the band’s career from 1981 to 1985.

From their very first single “Planet Earth” to their James Bond theme tune “A View To A Kill”, each CD single includes all the original ‘B’ sides. The packaging is a glossy flip top box housing 13 CDs in pouchettes, faithfully replicating the original single sleeve artwork designed by the renowned Malcolm Garrett and Pete Farrow. Also included is a pull out poster, making this box a must for collectors and today’s new electro-pop fans alike.

Spawned from the cutting edge alternative club scene in Birmingham in 1978, Duran Duran’s remarkable pop sensibilities and New Romantic artschool glamour broke them almost instantly into the mainstream to become the biggest band of the 1980s. Stylistically influenced by Roxy Music and David Bowie, and musically ifluenced by post-punk and disco, their manifesto boasted a new sound which would merge the ‘Sex Pistols with Chic’ - distinctive innovative keyboard sounds, dirty and melodic rock guitar, funky disco rhythm and bass and futuristic lyrics all combined to make pop gems (“Girls On Film”, “Rio”, “Hungry Like the Wolf”),or searing ballads (“Save A Prayer”, “The Chauffeur”) which captured the imagination along with their racy, groundbreaking videos.