Monday, December 14, 2009

duran duran - live from london (2004)

might as well get started straight away!

everybody has that one band that is able to define them.
the band that made them who they are.
and in my case, duran duran was spoon fed to me since i was still developing in the womb!

and i'll be the first to say,
i'm pleased i was!

the band that essentially defined a generation through their unique approach to modern popular music, and their outlandish style.
duran duran easily became the pop culture image of the 80s.

after 20+ years in the industry, duran duran made their triumphant return in 2004 with the release of their first studio album with the original 5 members since their album seven & the ragged tiger.

the new album astronaut brought back the old elements that made duran duran so unique, and had modern influences sprinkled on top.

not ng after the release of the album, duran duran proceeded to play a 5 night (sold out) arena concert at wembely arena, london.

the result of these shows; duran duran - live from london

this live performance may possibly be one of the best live dvd/cd sets i've seen in a long time.
sure, some credit goes out to evanescences anywhere but home and linkin park's road to revolution, but this show is one that sends shivers down the spine after every piercing note is played.

featuring all of their greatest songs, including planet earth, come undone, hungry like the wolf, save a prayer, ordinary world & rio, their performances still hold the power they once held over all the adoring fans worldwide.

seeing the fabulous 5 back in action is a thrill (too bad it ended so soon with the departure of andy taylor.. again) and will leave you pumping afterwards singing all the songs over & over again.

as a member of the audience's sign says; 'duran, thanks for the dream'

they definately gave everyone a dream, and their music has continued to inspire, and create new waves of fans who will forever hold duran duran close to their heart.

wicked cool stuff!
loved every second of it!
highly recommended :D

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