Duran Duran - Greatest (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 571 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 59 Mb
New Wave, Dance Rock, SynthPop, Pop/Rock | Label: EMI | # 7243 4 96239 2 7 | Time: 01:18:21
Twenty years since their pop music debut, Duran Duran issued another greatest-hits collection. As if 1989's Decade weren't stellar enough, this select package was much more solid. Greatest showcased the band's early days of glam rock décor and new romanticism to the alluring sophistication Duran Duran exuded throughout the '90s. The typical synth-powered pop hits are included – "Girls on Film," "Rio," "A View to a Kill" – as well as the signature ballads – "Save a Prayer" – but it might also receive criticism due to its chronological disarray. Still, that gives no reason to fret, for other goodies can be found throughout. The much-neglected "New Moon on Monday" is featured, as well as the band's mature eclecticism of such songs from the self-titled Wedding Album – "Ordinary World" and "Come Undone." The band's experimentation with new millennium electronica found on "Electric Barbarella" again refocuses on Simon LeBon as the center of the band.