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➤ Le Bon takes wing during Duran’s return to Brighton

❚ EXTRAORDINARY! IS IT POSSIBLE THAT Simon Le Bon’s voice sounds better than ever??? Even on an amateur concert video (above, posted at YouTube by Soralella71)) there was plenty of power and range to the tenor voice soaring over The Brighton Centre last night when Duran Duran opened with Before The Rain — all the more impressive since it was injuring his vocal chords that halted the AYNIN world tour in its tracks last May. There are 11 more gigs to play on this UK and Ireland leg of the tour, so fingers crossed.

➢ “Fizzing with the insouciant pop-funk of their most famous Eighties material” — today’s review at The Arts Desk


❏ Corinna Scammell: Thankyou for Brighton — totally bloody marvellous and you did Secret Oktober!
❏ Lindsay Franklin: Bloody Brilliant Show last might in Brighton boys — it’s been too long! Last time I saw you was in the 80s. Even better now. Outstanding.
❏ Dan Thekebabman Burgess: Really enjoyed the show last night guys. Great job, simply amazing!
❏ Julie Stalford: Last night in Brighton was a fantastic night guys, thankyou so much, what a great great live band. Loved it.

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John Taylor at Duran’s finale in Brighton last night: “That was definitely worth the wait. Thank you!” (Video grab from Soralella71 at YouTube)

A sentimental postcard from
John in Birmingham

➢ Dec 3: John Taylor on a DD family outing You can’t blame the Brum crowd for their sense of ownership of songs like Planet Earth and Rio, they were written in their back-yard. We have lived in a lot of cities over the years and there have been a lot of places I have called home for a time, but you know, there’s really only one, and that’s the city of Birmingham. It beget us and it made us. Thanks to it for a great night. / Read more online

➢ Ten killer DD vids to say welcome back to the UK


2011 ➤ Jubilant Seattle welcomes back Wild Boys Duran, spiced with a touch of Frankie

❚ DURAN ARE ELECTRIC in the first fan vid to hit YouTube at 2am Seattle time. A student at SHS High called Kristy was testing her new cell phone at the Everett WA gig and caught this blazing first-night performance of their 1984 smash, Wild Boys — with a halfway break-out for Relax!, the Frankie Goes To Hollywood hit from 1983. And Simon Le Bon sounds back on fine form after suffering dramatic vocal problems that enforced a four-month break in the All You Need Is Now world tour, halfway through its North America leg.

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John Taylor at the Everett Comcast Arena, grabbed from video by kristy34a at YouTube

In yesterday’s Spinner.com interview, SLB said: “I did go to a vocal coach but I didn’t find that that was really the right thing for me. It was a voice therapist that really helped me. I’ve got a very individual style of singing. Coaches tend to have an idea in their mind of the right way to do it, and I don’t think that necessarily is the case.”

In another interview, for the Seattle Herald, bassist John Taylor promised America a “sparkling new multimedia spectacle with screens synchronized to the music”. Thanks go to Kristy for two more vids in HD, below.

❏ Seattle set-list: Before The Rain/ All You Need Is Now/ Hungry Like The Wolf/ A View To A Kill/ Blame The Machines/ Come Undone/ Safe/ Notorious/ Other People’s Lives/ Leave A Light On/ Tiger Tiger/ The Reflex/ Ordinary World/ The Man Who Stole A Leopard/ Planet Earth/ Sunrise/ Wild Boys/ Relax/ (Encore) Girl Panic!/ Girls On Film

➢ For latest news of the AYNIN tour — Keep checking
Duran Duran’s website

➢ Shapersofthe80s celebrates Duran’s return by choosing ten killer videos that transform key AYNIN numbers into visual feasts

❏ CATCH-UP: Shapersofthe80s wraps up Duran’s 2010-11 comeback with links to the Unstaged online concert March 23 at the Mayan theatre, Los Angeles, plus vital links and video interviews

❏ CATCH-UP: 30 years ago the 80s supergroup’s debut single Planet Earth peaked at No 12 in the UK chart

❏ CATCH-UP: Shapersofthe80s tells how Duran’s road to stardom began in the Studio 54 of Birmingham, UK, in 1980

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