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Forty years after the 1981 release of the self-titled album, Duran Duran—the members in their early 60s except for Nick Rhodes, the relative youngster at 59—sound incredibly vital and energized. And, importantly, it's obvious they're still having fun … maybe even more than they have in a long time. The band has cleverly brought in some youthful guest stars for the 16th album, but, just as cleverly, refuse to let them steal the show. Swedish singer Tove Lo comes the closest, on the dancefloor-ready, EDM-pumped "Give It All Up," when she takes the lead on the second verse. But there's no mistaking that it is still Simon LeBon who owns that big, fat shimmering chorus. It's one of several songs co-written with former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, which you would never guess from listening to Future Past. But he actually co-wrote two of the album's best songs. "All of You" and its super-disco chorus are a great addition to the Duran Duran canon, all funky bass (courtesy, as always, of the smooth John Taylor) and Nick Rhodes' hooky keyboard loop. And "Anniversary"—a celebration of the band's four-decade career—actually sounds like it could've been an outtake from the band's first album: It's propulsive, flying along on spooky, spacey synth, and packed with great New Wave hooks, including a doo-doo-doo that cheekily references their eternal hit "Rio" from their massive second album. Co-producer Mark Ronson gave a writing assist on "Wing," a slinky, slower track redolent with hand drums, rich bass and chilly synth. LeBon truly doesn't sound different from the old days as he delivers signature elliptical flourishes like "If all we are is memory/ Doorways on a garden/ Flowers of the century/ We are growing stronger" on the title track, a ballad with a slip-sliding chorus that recalls '90s hit "Ordinary World." On the super slinky "Hammerhead," he smartly sings lyrics that could be rapped—"Bang bang boomerang/ Come search and destroy/ Hit man knocking down/ The blue in my sky"—leaving it to "Internet personality" Ivorian Doll to rap the bridge. It's too bad, though, that neo-kawaii Japanese band Chai are underused on the truly joyous "More Joy," simply chanting the title and chattering in the background. (But wow, Roger Taylor's drums sound as big and crisp as ever.) Disco wonder Giorgio Moroder co-produced the album and helped compose the galloping "Beautiful Lies" and catchy "Tonight United," which is made for getting out on the dancefloor and raising your hands to the sky. As with the best Duran Duran records, there's a lot packed in—including the delightfully off-kilter coda, "Falling," which features Bowie pianist Mark Garson bringing impressive high drama to a band in which that's never lacking. © Shelly Ridenour/Qobuz

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1
INVISIBLE
00:03:11

Duran Duran, MainArtist - Simon Le Bon, Composer, Producer, Vocals - John Taylor , Composer, Producer, Bass - Roger Taylor, Composer, Producer, Drums - Nick Rhodes, Composer, Producer, Keyboards - MARK STENT, Engineer - Graham Coxon, Composer, Guitar - Erol Alkan, Composer, Producer, Programmer, Synthesizer - John Webber, Engineer - Tom Herbert, AssistantEngineer - Joshua Blair, String Arranger, Engineer, Piano, Programmer - Barli, Backing Vocals - Matt Wolach, Assistant Mixer - Ed Farrell, AssistantEngineer - Ritchie Kennedy, AdditionalEngineer

© 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ℗ 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

2
ALL OF YOU
00:04:05

Duran Duran, MainArtist - Simon Le Bon, Composer, Producer, Vocals - John Taylor , Composer, Producer, Bass - Roger Taylor, Composer, Producer, Drums - Nick Rhodes, Composer, Producer, Keyboards - MARK STENT, Engineer - Graham Coxon, Composer, Guitar - Erol Alkan, Composer, Producer, Percussion, Tambourine, Drum Programmer, Hand Clap - John Webber, Engineer - Tom Herbert, AssistantEngineer - Joshua Blair, String Arranger, Engineer, Piano, Programmer - Barli, Backing Vocals - Matt Wolach, Assistant Mixer - Ed Farrell, AssistantEngineer - Ritchie Kennedy, AdditionalEngineer

© 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ℗ 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

3
GIVE IT ALL UP (feat. Tove Lo)
00:05:07

Peter Karlsson, Vocal Production, VocalEngineer - Duran Duran, MainArtist - Simon Le Bon, Composer, Producer, Vocals - John Taylor , Composer, Producer, Bass - Roger Taylor, Composer, Producer, Drums - Nick Rhodes, Composer, Producer, Keyboards - MARK STENT, Engineer - Graham Coxon, Composer, Guitar - Erol Alkan, Composer, Producer, Drum Programmer, Synthesizer - John Webber, Engineer - Tove Lo, Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Tom Herbert, AssistantEngineer - Cory Bice, VocalEngineer - Joshua Blair, String Arranger, Engineer, Keyboards, Piano, Programmer - Barli, Backing Vocals - Matt Wolach, Assistant Mixer - Ed Farrell, AssistantEngineer - Ritchie Kennedy, AssistantEngineer

© 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ℗ 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

4
ANNIVERSARY
00:05:18

Duran Duran, MainArtist - Simon Le Bon, Composer, Producer, Vocals - John Taylor , Composer, Producer, Bass - Roger Taylor, Composer, Producer, Drums - Nick Rhodes, Composer, Producer, Keyboards - MARK STENT, Engineer - Graham Coxon, Composer, Guitar - Erol Alkan, Composer, Producer, Drum Programmer - John Webber, Engineer - Tom Herbert, AssistantEngineer - Joshua Blair, Engineer, Keyboards, Piano, Programmer - Barli, Backing Vocals - Matt Wolach, Assistant Mixer - Ed Farrell, AssistantEngineer - Ritchie Kennedy, AdditionalEngineer

© 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ℗ 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

5
FUTURE PAST
00:03:52

Duran Duran, MainArtist - Simon Le Bon, Composer, Producer, Vocals - John Taylor , Composer, Producer, Bass - Roger Taylor, Composer, Producer, Drums - Nick Rhodes, Composer, Producer, Keyboards - MARK STENT, Engineer - Graham Coxon, Composer, Guitar - Erol Alkan, Composer, Producer, Drum Programmer - John Webber, Engineer - Tom Herbert, AssistantEngineer - Joshua Blair, String Arranger, Engineer, Keyboards, Piano, Programmer - Barli, Backing Vocals - Matt Wolach, Assistant Mixer - Ed Farrell, AssistantEngineer - Ritchie Kennedy, AdditionalEngineer

© 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ℗ 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

6
BEAUTIFUL LIES
00:03:36

Giorgio Moroder, Producer, Additional Keyboards - Duran Duran, MainArtist - Simon Le Bon, Composer, Producer, Vocals - John Taylor , Composer, Producer, Bass - Roger Taylor, Composer, Producer, Drums - Nick Rhodes, Composer, Producer, Keyboards - MARK STENT, Engineer - Graham Coxon, Composer, Guitar - Erol Alkan, Composer, Producer - John Webber, Engineer - Joshua Blair, String Arranger, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Programmer, Vocal Production - Barli, Backing Vocals - Matt Wolach, Assistant Mixer - Saffron Le Bon, Backing Vocals

© 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ℗ 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

7
TONIGHT UNITED
00:03:07

Giorgio Moroder, Producer, Additional Keyboards - Duran Duran, MainArtist - Simon Le Bon, Composer, Producer, Vocals - John Taylor , Composer, Producer, Bass - Roger Taylor, Composer, Producer, Drums - Nick Rhodes, Composer, Producer, Keyboards - MARK STENT, Engineer - Graham Coxon, Composer, Guitar - Erol Alkan, Composer, Producer - John Webber, Engineer - Joshua Blair, String Arranger, Engineer, Keyboards, Piano, Programmer, Vocal Production - Barli, Backing Vocals - Matt Wolach, Assistant Mixer - Saffron Le Bon, Backing Vocals

© 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ℗ 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

8
WING
00:05:19

Mark Ronson, Guitar - Duran Duran, MainArtist - Simon Le Bon, Composer, Producer, Vocals - John Taylor , Composer, Producer, Bass - Roger Taylor, Composer, Producer, Drums - Nick Rhodes, Composer, Producer, Keyboards - MARK STENT, Engineer - Graham Coxon, Composer, Guitar - Erol Alkan, Composer, Producer - John Webber, Engineer - Joshua Blair, Producer, String Arranger, Engineer, Keyboards, Piano, Programmer - Barli, Backing Vocals - Matt Wolach, Assistant Mixer

© 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ℗ 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

9
NOTHING LESS
00:04:25

Duran Duran, MainArtist - Simon Le Bon, Composer, Producer, Vocals - John Taylor , Composer, Producer, Bass - Roger Taylor, Composer, Producer, Drums - Nick Rhodes, Composer, Producer, Keyboards - MARK STENT, Engineer - Graham Coxon, Composer, Guitar - Erol Alkan, Composer, Producer, Additional Keyboards, Programmer, Drum Programmer - John Webber, Engineer - Tom Herbert, AssistantEngineer - Joshua Blair, Engineer, Piano, Programmer, Keyboards Programmer - Barli, Backing Vocals - Matt Wolach, Assistant Mixer - Ed Farrell, AssistantEngineer - Ritchie Kennedy, AdditionalEngineer - Saffron Le Bon, Backing Vocals

© 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ℗ 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

10
HAMMERHEAD (feat. Ivorian Doll)
00:03:33

Duran Duran, MainArtist - Simon Le Bon, Composer, Producer, Vocals - John Taylor , Composer, Producer, Bass - Roger Taylor, Composer, Producer, Drums - Nick Rhodes, Composer, Producer, Keyboards - MARK STENT, Engineer - Graham Coxon, Composer, Guitar - Erol Alkan, Composer, Producer, Additional Keyboards, Drum Programmer, Hand Clap - John Webber, Engineer - Tom Herbert, AssistantEngineer - Joshua Blair, Engineer, Piano, Programmer, Keyboards Programmer - Barli, Backing Vocals - Matt Wolach, Assistant Mixer - Ivorian Doll, Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Ed Farrell, AssistantEngineer - Ritchie Kennedy, AdditionalEngineer - Saffron Le Bon, Backing Vocals

© 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ℗ 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

11
MORE JOY! (feat. CHAI)
00:03:39

Duran Duran, MainArtist - Simon Le Bon, Composer, Producer, Vocals - John Taylor , Composer, Producer, Bass - Roger Taylor, Composer, Producer, Drums - Nick Rhodes, Composer, Producer, Keyboards - MARK STENT, Engineer - Graham Coxon, Composer, Guitar - Chai, Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Erol Alkan, Composer, Producer - John Webber, Engineer - Joshua Blair, Engineer, Piano, Programmer - Barli, Backing Vocals - Matt Wolach, Assistant Mixer

© 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ℗ 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

12
FALLING (feat. Mike Garson)
00:05:47

Duran Duran, MainArtist - Simon Le Bon, Composer, Producer, Vocals - John Taylor , Composer, Producer, Bass - Roger Taylor, Composer, Producer, Drums - Nick Rhodes, Composer, Producer, Keyboards - Mike Garson, Piano, FeaturedArtist, Featured Piano - MARK STENT, Engineer - Graham Coxon, Composer, Guitar - Erol Alkan, Composer, Producer, Additional Keyboards, Drum Programmer - John Webber, Engineer - Tom Herbert, AssistantEngineer - Joshua Blair, Engineer, Piano, Programmer, Keyboards Programmer - Barli, Backing Vocals - Matt Wolach, Assistant Mixer - Austin Creek, Engineer - Ed Farrell, AssistantEngineer - Ritchie Kennedy, AdditionalEngineer

© 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ℗ 2021 Tape Modern under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

Album Description

Forty years after the 1981 release of the self-titled album, Duran Duran—the members in their early 60s except for Nick Rhodes, the relative youngster at 59—sound incredibly vital and energized. And, importantly, it's obvious they're still having fun … maybe even more than they have in a long time. The band has cleverly brought in some youthful guest stars for the 16th album, but, just as cleverly, refuse to let them steal the show. Swedish singer Tove Lo comes the closest, on the dancefloor-ready, EDM-pumped "Give It All Up," when she takes the lead on the second verse. But there's no mistaking that it is still Simon LeBon who owns that big, fat shimmering chorus. It's one of several songs co-written with former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, which you would never guess from listening to Future Past. But he actually co-wrote two of the album's best songs. "All of You" and its super-disco chorus are a great addition to the Duran Duran canon, all funky bass (courtesy, as always, of the smooth John Taylor) and Nick Rhodes' hooky keyboard loop. And "Anniversary"—a celebration of the band's four-decade career—actually sounds like it could've been an outtake from the band's first album: It's propulsive, flying along on spooky, spacey synth, and packed with great New Wave hooks, including a doo-doo-doo that cheekily references their eternal hit "Rio" from their massive second album. Co-producer Mark Ronson gave a writing assist on "Wing," a slinky, slower track redolent with hand drums, rich bass and chilly synth. LeBon truly doesn't sound different from the old days as he delivers signature elliptical flourishes like "If all we are is memory/ Doorways on a garden/ Flowers of the century/ We are growing stronger" on the title track, a ballad with a slip-sliding chorus that recalls '90s hit "Ordinary World." On the super slinky "Hammerhead," he smartly sings lyrics that could be rapped—"Bang bang boomerang/ Come search and destroy/ Hit man knocking down/ The blue in my sky"—leaving it to "Internet personality" Ivorian Doll to rap the bridge. It's too bad, though, that neo-kawaii Japanese band Chai are underused on the truly joyous "More Joy," simply chanting the title and chattering in the background. (But wow, Roger Taylor's drums sound as big and crisp as ever.) Disco wonder Giorgio Moroder co-produced the album and helped compose the galloping "Beautiful Lies" and catchy "Tonight United," which is made for getting out on the dancefloor and raising your hands to the sky. As with the best Duran Duran records, there's a lot packed in—including the delightfully off-kilter coda, "Falling," which features Bowie pianist Mark Garson bringing impressive high drama to a band in which that's never lacking. © Shelly Ridenour/Qobuz

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