Duran Duran’s ’80s output compiled on new 2CD collection ‘The Biggest and the Best’

No stranger to greatest-hits sets, Duran Duran next month will receive its first-ever double-disc best-of, the 34-track The Biggest and the Best, which covers the years 1981 through 1989, collecting 20 of the band’s Top 40 hits as well as some “key album tracks” — while also omitting some pretty sizable hits from the band’s early ’90s renaissance.

Due out Sept. 10 in the U.K., the set — as Super Deluxe Edition notes — arrives via Demon Music Group’s Music Club Deluxe imprint, which was responsible for similar sets over the last year from Blancmange, Heaven 17 and The Jesus and Mary Chain

As evidence by the tracklist below, the new Duran collection, arranged in non-sequential order, mixes big hits (“Girls on Film,” “Rio,” “A View to a Kill,” “Notorious”) with less-aired cuts (“Faith in this Colour,” “Hold Back the Rain,” “Of Crime and Passion”).

 

Tracklist: Duran Duran, The Biggest and the Best

CD 1
1. “Planet Earth”
2. “Girls On Film”
3. “My Own Way” (Single Mix)
4. “Hungry Like The Wolf”
5. “Careless Memories”
6. “Hold Back The Rain”
7. “Sound Of Thunder”
8. “Faith In This Colour”
9. “New Religion”
10. “New Moon On Monday”
11. “Union Of The Snake”
12. “The Wild Boys”
13. “Meet El Presidente”
14. “Burning The Ground”
15. “Night Boat”
16. “Tel Aviv”
17. “The Chauffeur”

CD 2
1. “Is There Something I Should Know?”
2. “The Reflex”
3. “A View To A Kill”
4. “Rio”
5. “Shadows On Your Side”
6. “Of Crime And Passion”
7. “Hold Me”
8. “Notorious”
9. “I Don’t Want Your Love”
10. “All She Wants Is”
11. “Big Thing”
12. “Skin Trade”
13. “Do You Believe In Shame”
14. “A Matter Of Feeling”
15. “Lake Shore Driving”
16. “The Seventh Stranger”
17. “Save A Prayer”

 

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6 Comments

  • Batshiz Crazay

    Cant wait for them to release a 3-disc best of in 5 years and maybe a 4-disc 5 years after that, haha.

     
  • Just saw them live last Wednesday night. Great show!

     
  • Mike C.

    Will SAVE A PRAYER be the full-length, or the edited version they slipped into the remastered collection?

     
  • Saw them a couple of years ago in Chicago at the House of Blues. We were able to get pretty close to the stage, which was by far the closest we’ve been compared to arena sized shows. My wife was a big Duranie in high school. She was practically in tears when they did The Reflex. Great show. They do not disappoint live.

     
  • What exactly is the point of this? I mean, if you are a Duran Duran fan you have had these songs for over 20 years. ‘New’ Duran fans will just buy the albums.

    Very strange.

     
  • Its called a cash grab Stan!

     
 

 

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