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Duran Duran to release 1984 live recording As the Lights Go Down for Record Store Day

Duran Duran will release a remastered version of As the Lights Do Down on vinyl for Record Store Day 2019 (Saturday 13th April).

The release captures the three nights that the rock band performed at the Oakland Coliseum in 1984. Those shows are considered to be among the band’s greatest.

Filmed for TV, the concert was aired around the globe but no official products were released. The double vinyl LP will be limited to 5,500 copies.

John Taylor expressed his enthusiasm for this special Record Store day release, saying “Our friends at Warner Music came up with this idea and I can tell you we are all quite excited about it! It’s a beautiful package and the vinyl mastered version is really the bomb!”

Nick Rhodes adds, “I rarely look back over my shoulder but listening to the mastered version of this album, it motivated us to recently play the song The Seventh Stranger for the first time since 1984. Things only got stranger because when we rehearsed it sounded the same as when we wrote it and when we last performed it… I think this record captures the spirit of who Duran Duran were then and still reflects who we are now.”

As the Lights Go Down features 11 remastered live tracks. Disc one is double-sided and in blue, and disc two (in pink) is single-sided with the flip side etched with the album’s artwork. It is all housed in a gatefold sleeve featuring photography by the legendary rock photographer Denis O’Regan.

The track listing for As the Lights Go Down is:

LP1 (Blue)

Side One

Tiger Tiger / Is There Something I Should Know? (Live) [2018 Remaster]

Hungry Like the Wolf (Live) [2018 Remaster]

Union of the Snake (Live) [2018 Remaster]

New Religion (Live) [2018 Remaster]

Side Two

Save a Prayer (Live) [2018 Remaster]

Rio (Live) [2018 Remaster]

The Seventh Stranger (Live) [2018 Remaster]

The Chauffeur (Live) [2018 Remaster]

LP2 (Pink)

Side One

Planet Earth (Live) [2018 Remaster]

Careless Memories (Live) [2018 Remaster]

Girls on Film (Live) [2018 Remaster]

Side Two


Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip is the Editor of Entertainment Focus and the Managing Director of agency Piñata Media.

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