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Music & Art: Duran Duran Previews Album Art

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On Thursday, Duran Duran offered a first glimpse of the hip new artwork for their single "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise."

The single's sleeve design is part of a larger visual that has inspired the look of "Astronaut," the group's upcoming reunion album (in stores October 12th).

The collage reminds me of the old James Bond movie intros with the mysterious female silhouette, stylish contours and exotic flowery shapes. Perhaps "Astronaut" takes the group back to their 007 Bond anthem "A View To A Kill" from 1985.

Meanwhile, the Duran Duran promo train is moving at full steam. The "Sunrise" video is being shot at five different locations by the acclaimed Polish Brothers. The song had its global premier on Wednesday when it was played on WPLJ 95.5FM in New York City during the "Big Show." Rolling Stone features an interview with lead singer Simon LeBon this week.

August 13, 2004 in Music & Art | Permalink


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thanks for putting up the duran art!

Posted by: matthew at Aug 16, 2004 8:48:28 AM

I feel like I've been waiting for this album FOREVER! Thanks for the news that it is almost here. October feels so far away still . . . :(

Posted by: djrandeesha at Aug 16, 2004 12:45:15 PM

can't wait for this one!

Posted by: char at Aug 24, 2004 9:03:27 PM


I have got all the album, in mp3.. but I am going to buy the japanese version.. the album is great but "Salt in the Rainbow" and "Beautiful Colours" are not in the tracklist.. :(

ALL THE FANS: Send mails to the radios and TV's in order to put "Astronaut" at number 1. Remeber.. Simon just said, if it is a failure, it's a goodbye album.

Posted by: JP Duran at Sep 28, 2004 7:23:37 AM

The CIA had an opening for an assassin. After all of the background checks, interviews, and testing were done there were three finalists - two men and one woman. For the final test, the CIA agents took one of the men to a large metal door and handed him a gun.

"We must know that you will follow your instructions, no matter what the circumstances. Inside this room you will find your wife sitting in a chair. You have to kill her." The first man said. "You cant be serious. I could never shoot my wife!"The agent replies, "Then you?re not the right man for this job."

The second man was given the same instructions. He took the gun and went into the room. All was quiet for about five minutes. Then the agent came out with tears in his eyes. "I tried, but I cant kill my wife." The agent replies, "You dont have what it takes. Take your wife and go home."

Finally, it was the womans turn. Only she was told to kill her husband. She took the gun and went into the room. Shots were heard, one shot after another. They heard screaming, crashing, banging on the walls. After a few minutes, all was quiet. The door opened slowly and there stood the woman. She wiped the sweat from her brow and said, "You guys didnt tell me the gun was loaded with blanks. So I had to beat him to death with the chair."

Posted by: Jokes at Oct 9, 2004 5:00:38 AM

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