With the original lineup of Duran Duran reunited for a new album and tour, the timing seems right for the reissue of 1982's Rio.
With the original lineup of Duran Duran reunited for a new album and tour, the timing seems right for the reissue of 1982's Rio. The album has been remastered for this enhanced CD, which also features three of the band's influential videos: "Hungry Like the Wolf," "Rio," and "Save a Prayer." In addition, the enhanced portion contains a photo gallery and notations by Duran Duran's Simon LeBon and Nick Rhodes. A limited-edition version of the CD reissue (only 7,500 copies in the U.S.) is packaged in a mini-gatefold similar to the original vinyl album. "Lonely in Your Nightmare," "Save a Prayer," and "The Chauffeur" show the band in a mysterious mood, but the danceable pop tracks (the title cut, "Hungry Like the Wolf," "My Own Way") embody the exuberant sex appeal that enabled the band to first take the world by storm. More than a trip down memory lane, Rio reminds us how a band with the right package—songs plus image—at the right time can have it all.—CH