Rio is the second studio album by English new wave band Duran Duranoriginally released worldwide on 10 May The album was re-released in the United States in November It earned a Gold disc on 1 Marchand was certified Platinum on 26 Aprileventually reaching Double Platinum status. It peaked at number six on the Billboard album chart in the US on 12 Marchand remained on the chart for weeks. The first song to be recorded for Rio was " My Own Way ", written and recorded in Octoberand released as a single in November The rest of the album was recorded in the early months of at Air Studios in London, with producer and engineer Colin Thurston.
It peaked at 5 in the charts on 26 June The Rio album was first released worldwide on 10 Maypeaking at 2 in the UK in its second week of release. The image on the album's distinctive purple cover was painted by artist Patrick Nagel. The cover itself was designed by Malcolm Garrett.
John Taylor takes credit for the title. He was particularly fascinated with the idea of Braziland "Rio, to me, was shorthand for the truly foreign, the exotic, a cornucopia of earthly delights, a party that would never stop.
The band had their own plans and ambitions for promotion. They reunited with director Russell Mulcahy who had directed the music video for their first single, "Planet Earth"and planned the release of a full length video album—eleven videos for the best songs off of the Duran Duran and Rio albums.
The band travelled to Sri Lanka and Antigua between tour dates to film the memorable videos for the singles "Rio", "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Save a Prayer", as well as the lesser-known "Lonely in Your Nightmare" and "Night Boat" — the latter video being a creepy zombiefest set on a deserted island. While filming the videos, guitarist Andy Taylor contracted a tropical virus and was hospitalised on his return to England. On 1 Novemberthe " Rio " single was released worldwide.
It peaked at 9 Cold Lady - Humble Pie - Lost And Found the UK in December Meanwhile, the band had worked with producer David Kershenbaum to create some new dance mixes for their twelve-inch club singles.
Following the success of the Kershenbaum remixes, Capitol changed its marketing strategy, selling Duran Duran in the US no longer as a New Romantic band a British phenomenon but instead as a dance band.
Frustrated with their lack of success in the US, the band capitalised on the moment and pressed Capitol to Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran - Rio them to issue a remixed and remastered version of the Rio album in the United States and Canada.
The company agreed, and brought Kershenbaum back to remix more songs from the album. This Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran - Rio released in the US some six months after its initial UK release. The single included both the album version and the Carnival remix. It peaked at 3 in the US on 26 March Part of the continued success of the album was due to the very popular videos, in heavy rotation on MTV. Untilall official versions of the Rio album released on CD including the Enhanced CD remaster used a version made specifically for the original CD release, which is nearly identical to the original UK album version, but with a shortened version of the video version of "Lonely in Your Nightmare", a previously unreleased alternate version of "Hold Back the Rain", and the UK single version of "Save a Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran - Rio.
This edition includes the album's original UK vinyl release tracks, but adds substantially more to make this a definitive edition including the US Kershenbaum remixes, Round Midnight - Thelonious Monk Quartet* - Misterioso with several other tracks that have either never been released in CD form, or were previously released on Singles Box Set — This reissue reached on the UK Albums Chart.
Three decades later, John Taylor still held the album in high regard. He also had high praise for the band's musicianship. Every part is thoughtful, considered, part of a greater whole.
The Duran Duran Tribute Albuma collection of cover versionsincluded the following tracks from Rio :. All songs written and arranged by Duran Duran. This makes the remastered version available in iTunes a 29 track-version. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Headstrong - Close Your Eyes article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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