Duran Duran



Japan: 1985

Source: Mining the Live Aid radio broadcast from July 13th ’85 for two double sets. Selected were the performances by David Bowie, Bryan Ferry with David Gilmour), the Wembley Finale, Paul McCartney, F.Mercury & B.May, the Power Station and Duran Duran.

ETS 2588 A: TVC 15 / Rebel Rebel / Modern Love / Heroes / Sensation / Boys and Girls / Slave To Love / Jealous Guy
ETS 2588 B: Do They Know It’s Christmas / Is This The World We Created?
ETS 2589 A: Let It Be / ? / ? / ? / Murderess / Get It On (Bang a Gong)
ETS 2589 B: A View to a Kill / Union of the Snake / Save A Prayer / The Reflex

[Not an accurate track list, I just tried to piece it together from various sources.]


Volume 2 presents Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin (with Phil Collins), The Who, Black Sabbath, Mick Jagger (w. Hall&Oates, Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin and Tina Turner), Bob Dylan (w. Keith Richards & Ronnie Wood) and the finale in Philadelphia.

ETS 2590 A: White Room / Rock & Roll / Whole Lotta Love / Stairway To Heaven
ETS 2590 B: My Generation / Love Reign On Me / Won’t Get Fooled Again / Paranoid
ETS 2591 A: Lonely At The Top / Just Another Night / Miss You / State of Shock / It’s Only Rock & Roll
ETS 2591 B: Ballad Of Hollis Brown / Ship Comes In / Blowing In The Wind / We Are The World




Meanwhile, someone in Europe went “the whole hog”and issued everything on a 12 LP box (ca. late ’85/86):






Peter Blake art work



A rarely seen bootleg and that is why I do not have any further images for this as the few others are all smaller than this one. If you have better quality images, please leave a comment.

Japan: 1985

Source: Audience recording from San Diego Sports Arena, 17 April 1984.

2571 A: Tiger Tiger / Is There Something I Should Know? / Hungry Like the Wolf / The Reflex / New Moon on Monday
2571 B: Union of the Snake / New Religion / Cracks in the Pavement / Of Crime and Passion / Friends of Mine
2572 A: The Seventh Stranger / The Chauffeur / Save A Prayer / Planet Earth
2572 B: My Own Way / Careless Memories / Rio / Girls on Film



Japan: 1984 – the band performed in Japan in January of 1984

Source: Audience recording from (supposedly) Wembley Arena, London on 23 December 1983, the last of five shows in London (and the last one by the original members at this venue for 20+ years).


2547 A: Tiger Tiger / Is There Something I Should Know / Hungry Like The Wolf / The Reflex / New Moon On Monday
2547 B: Union Of The Snake / New Religion / Cracks In The Pavement / Of Crime And Passion / Friends Of Mine
2548 A: The Seventh Letter / Chauffeur / Save A Prayer / Planet Earth
2548 B: My Own Way / Careless Memories / Rio / Girls On Film




Japan: 1983 or ’84

Source: “The album is an incomplete [I am not sure what could be missing, as all performed tracks are here] recording of Duran Duran’s performance at the Dominion Theatre, a 2,163 capacity venue located in London’s Tottenham Court Road.

During 1983, Duran Duran spent most of the year as tax exiles, writing songs at a chateau in France during May, before flying to Monstserrat and then Sydney to record and mix their third album. In the summer the band flew back to the UK to perform two concerts, the Prince’s Trust Rock Gala and three days later The MENCAP Concert at Villa Park in Birmingham.

The Prince’s Trust Rock Gala was a historic event attended by Prince Charles and Princess Diana to raise funds for the Prince’s Trust, a charity founded by The Prince of Wales to help young people.

This was the first time Duran Duran played live after The Rio Tour finished, held during a period when the band had their first UK no.1 single with “Is There Something I Should Know?”.

Duran Duran began their performance after “God Save The Queen”, the British national anthem. The band then launched into the first ever live performance of “Is There Something I Should Know?”, a song that entered the charts directly at no.1 which was rare for any single then. Fans screamed when “Hungry Like the Wolf” followed.

During the evening, Duran Duran gave the crowd the chance to hear one of their new songs “Union of the Snake”. The song was unknown, played when the band were actually working on their next album Seven and the Ragged Tiger.

The show finished with “Girls on Film”, featuring band introduction.

The album was released in two sleeve versions, blue ink and purple ink printed editions. The front cover features Duran Duran photography by Brian Aris.” (source:

Duran Duran – Dominion Theatre, London, England, 1983-07-20 [a.k.a. ‘Prince’s Trust Royal Rock Gala’]

01 Intro [Charles & Diana Enter Theater – National Anthem – Host Introduces Band]
02 Is There Something I Should Know?
03 Hungry Like The Wolf
04 Union Of The Snake
05 New Religion
06 Save A Prayer
07 Rio
08 Planet Earth
09 My Own Way
10 Careless Memories
11 Girls On Film

Sound: Very good audience. 7.5/10.

Comments: Interesting night in London… The band had several technical difficulties [you’ll know them when you hear them], and oh yeah, the IRA had a plan to murder Charles and Diana at the show… Yikes. All that being said, t’s a fantastic recording!


Duran Duran DecDics

Duran Duran DecDics b

Duran Duran IBeam 81

First U.S. tour 1981, San Francisco appearance poster

Japan 1982? White labels and no manufacturer stated. – The band toured Japan for the first time in late April of the same year.

Duran Duran J Tour 82

One of the first Duran Duran bootlegs and probably the most interesting of the early ones, as it apparently contains the earliest complete live recording of their career and features a couple of rarely captured live versions.

Source: As correctly listed on the cover, audience recording from the Hammersmith Odeon in London on 9 July, 1981 on their Faster Than Light tour.

Side 1: Tel Aviv (intro) / I Got My Own Way / Girls On Film / Late Bar / To The Shore     
Side 2: Faster Than Light / Khanada / Night Boat / Planet Earth     
Side 3: Is Anyone Out There / Angel / Friends Of Mine / Sound Of Thunder / Careless Memories     
Side 4: Tell Me It’s Just  A Rumor Baby (listed as “Just Got A Groove On”)* / Planet Earth (Night Version) / Girls On Film (Night Version)

*originally by the Isley Brothers

HOTWACKS quality rating: “Exs”



Duran Duran July 9 81 ad

Duran Duran July 9 81 stub