All You Need Is Now
Duran Duran – the band that took the world by storm, have released their new album ALL YOU NEED IS NOW. With the four original members of the band, this great album includes the incredible John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes and Simon Le Bon. One of the greatest albums seen in decades, ALL YOU NEED IS NOW was skilfully touched by the best hands known in the music world - producer Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Adele, Kaiser Chiefs, Lily Allen) and mixed by Spike Stent (Madonna, Björk, No Doubt).
Being a household name, Duran Duran has sold more than 80 million records in the last three decades, also becoming the first-ever band to perform in the Louvre Museum in Paris. This album is their 13th studio album and through all of the stardom and brilliant concerts the past thirty years, they have kept their flair and pushed their musicianship to a level that very few bands achieve throughout their lifetimes.
This extremely unique new sound fuses the genius of Duran Duran and Mark Ronson, who got to know each other at an explicit show, two days after the Louvre gig. This extraordinary night was a one-hour set filmed in a tiny French theatre, for which a special “ultra-mix” was especially created.
Tying Ronson and Duran, they started the new album in spring of 2009, in London (Sphere Studios). This highly-awaited friendship sparked something new in the band, coming out with new music left and right. The outcome was something they could only have hoped for, with the album featuring: arrangements from Owen Pallett (Arcade Fire), vocals/rap from long-time Duran collaborator Ana Matronic (Scissor Sisters) and R&B/neo-soul star Kelis.
Being one of the most interesting things to happen in the music world in years, this album is one not to miss, whether a die-hard fan or a new music-lover. ALL YOU NEED IS NOW is the highlight of music 2011.