Duran Duran - Rio [LP](Preorder)



Label Rhino/Parlophone
Format LP Vinyl
Release Date 7/19/2024
Genre Rock


Second Studio Album Reissued on Vinyl LP!
Featuring "Hungry Like the Wolf," "Save a Prayer" & "Rio"!

Rio is the second studio album by Duran Duran, originally released in 1982 through EMI. The band utilized more experimentation compared to their debut album, from vibraphone and marimba to the sound of a cigarette being lit and cracking ice cubes. Andy Hamilton played a saxophone solo on "Rio."

A synth-pop, new wave and pop rock album with musical elements such as disco and funk, Rio is mostly composed of fast, upbeat numbers, with a couple slower synthesiser-based ballads. Lead vocalist Simon Le Bon's obtuse lyrics cover topics from chasing one's dreams to pursuing a love interest. Bassist John Taylor conceived the title, which the band felt represented the optimistic and exotic tone of the album. The cover artwork, painted by Patrick Nagel and designed by Malcolm Garrett to resemble 1950s cigar packaging, is considered one of the greatest of all time.

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