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Arena [Bonus Tracks]

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Other albums by Duran Duran

  1. Liberty
  2. Duran Duran
  3. Rio
  4. Arena
  5. Notorious
Duran Duran 8/15/2000

Review

Seeing Duran Duran in concert in 1984 was like seeing a video come to life. The group put on a spectacular show filled with impressive light shows and videos. Since the concerts featured so many visuals, the band could not vary the tempos greatly, resulting in music that nearly replicated the studio versions of the songs. Arena accurately reproduces the sound and feeling of these concerts. Duran Duran sound tight and professional (probably due to studio overdubbing), yet Simon Lebon sounds a little winded, possibly because of all the dancing he had to do during the course of the show. The new Nile Rodgers-produced single "The Wild Boys" was added to the album as bait and the strategy worked: peaking at number four, Arena was Duran Duran's highest-charting album and it sold over two million copies. Nevertheless, it's the most inconsequential album in their entire catalog, even if it's fun. [The 2004 remastered reissue of the record contains two bonus tracks, "Girls on Film" and "Rio." The band had originally wanted both songs on the album but had to cut them due to time constraints.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Is There Something I Should Know? Duran Duran 4:33
  3. 2 Hungry Like the Wolf Duran Duran 4:1
  4. 3 New Religion Duran Duran 5:37
  5. 4 Save a Prayer Duran Duran 6:10
  6. 5 The Wild Boys Duran Duran 4:15
  7. 6 The Seventh Stranger Duran Duran 5:5
  8. 7 The Chauffeur Duran Duran 5:24
  9. 8 The Union of the Snake Duran Duran 4:10
  10. 9 Planet Earth Duran Duran 4:31
  11. 10 Careless Memories Duran Duran 4:6
  12. 11 Girls on Film Duran Duran 5:58
  13. 12 Rio Duran Duran 5:55

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