Duran Duran – Big Thing (Remastered) – EMI (2 CDs + DVD)

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Duran Duran – Big Thing (Remastered) – EMI  50999633777828 /5099963377729/ DDBX 33 – Disc 1, 44:30; Disc 2, 1:02:00 ; DVD (4:3),  1:47:00 ****:

(Simon Lebon – vocals, Nick Rhodes – keyboards, John Taylor – bass, Marc Chantereau – percussion)

Big Thing, the 5th release by Duran Duran originally released in 1988, re-released in 1994 was remastered and re-re-released in a 2 CD and 1 DVD box set by EMI on September 27, 2010. 

An early dance/house styled album, Big Thing moved Duran Duran away from their famously synthed-out pop styling into more of an experimental new wave and dance group.  With all the shifts in band members, music styles and fashion faux-pas; the late 1980s had such an effect on Duran Duran they shortened their name for a spell to Duranduran. 

Even though Big Thing produced only one hit single in the U.S. – "I Don’t Want Your Love" – its relevance in pop culture still holds.  Duran Duran were popular enough to get through what could have been a career ending decision to change their previously very successful style of music and head in a different direction altogether. 

The real bonus in this package is the DVD of a concert from Milan, Italy in 1988.  Not released to the public prior to the box set, the concert is now a greatest hits compilation.  Rio, Girls On Film, Hungry Like The Wolf and many of the songs on Big Thing are included in the nearly 2 hours of captivating footage. 

To make the Big Thing box set more exciting to have one of your own, EMI has included in a mini-poster and five photo cards of the group from 1988 to pin on the wall next to the vintage Teen Beat Magazine covers.

Disc 1 TrackList:
Original album version released October 1988:

1. Big Thing
2. I Don’t Want Your Love
3. All She Wants Is
4. Too Late Marlene
5. Drug (It‘s Just A State Of Mind)
6. Do You Believe In Shame
7. Palomino
8. Interlude One
9. Land
10. Flute Interlude
11.  The Edge of America
12. Lake Shore Driving

Disc 2:
Singles & B Sides:

1. I Don’t Want Your Love (Shep Pettibone 7″ Mix)
2. All She Wants Is (45 mix)
3. I Believe / All I Need To Know (Full Version)
4. The Krush Brothers LSD Edit
5. Palomino (Edit)
6. God (London)
7. This Is How A Road Gets Made

Mixes:
8. Big Thing (7″ Mix)
9. I Don’t Want Your Love (Big Mix)
10. All She Wants Is (US Master Mix)
11. Drug (It‘s Just A State Of Mind) (Remix)
12. Big Thing (12″ Mix)
13. All She Wants Is (Eurohouse Mix)

DVD TrackList:
The Big Thing Live – Palatrussardi, Milan, Italy, 12 December 1988
1. Introduction / God
2. Big Thing
3. I Don’t Want Your Love
4. Hungry Like The Wolf
5. Do You Believe In Shame
6. All She Wants Is / Planet Earth
7. This Is How A Road Gets Made / Winter Marches On
8. Palomino
9. Too Late Marlene
10. Girls On Film
11. Notorious
12. Skin Trade
13. Is There Something I Should Know
14. The Wild Boys / Drug
15.  Band Introduction / Save A Prayer
16. The Reflex
17. Rio
18. The Edge Of America

The Videos:
1. I Don’t Want Your Love
2. All She Wants Is
3. Do You Believe In Shame?

— Paul Pelon IV

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