Duran Duran Boxes Up Singles
While Duran Duran continues to work on its forthcoming reunion album, Capitol has announced the release of a 13-disc box set to commemorate the band's singles. Due June 10, "The Singles Box 81-85" wilWhile Duran Duran continues to work on its forthcoming reunion album, Capitol has announced the release of a 13-disc box set to commemorate the band's singles. Due June 10, "The Singles Box 81-85" will retail for about $50, with each CD featuring between two and four tracks. Each disc will contain the original B-sides.
Singles represented include "Planet Earth," "Girls on Film," "The Reflex," "Hungry Like the Wolf," "Rio," "My Own Way," "The Wild Boys" and "A View to a Kill." All told, the box will tally 40 tracks, with each disc packaged in a pouch featuring a replication of the single's original artwork.
As previously reported, Duran Duran has recorded 15 tracks for its as-yet-untitled reunion album with producer Nile Rodgers. The five original members haven't worked together since the 1985 single "A View to a Kill." The group has been shopping for a label to release the set.
Duran Duran's last album to reach The Billboard 200 was 2000's "Pop Trash." The Hollywood release peaked at No. 135 on the chart. The group's highest charting album was 1984's "Arena," which peaked at No. 4. Duran Duran has also placed 15 singles in the top-40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including the No. 1s "The Reflex" and "A View to a Kill."
Here are the singles featured in the box:
"Girls on Film"
"My Own Way"
"Hungry Like the Wolf"
"Save a Prayer"
"Is There Something I Should Know"
"Union of the Snake"
"New Moon on Monday"
"The Wild Boys"
"A View to a Kill"