December 7 | There's no official word on the actual reason behind the premature digital release of All You Need Is Now, in fact the first single will be released almost one week prior the scheduled day! Maybe just because there are leaked copies of the track circulating on the web so the sooner is available to buy the better. It migh be also because the South African tour has been cancelled and the band have now more time to do some promotion... In fact Simon and Nick will be flying to New York on Wednesday to do a full week of promotion. [on the left All You Need Is Now short promo]

duranasty.com wants your 'All You Need Is Now' comments and reviews to post on a special page of the site to celebrate the single release. Don't hesitate, email me or post on duranasty's facebook your impressions on the song as soon as you download it on the 8th of december!

Editing on the Duran Duran Video should be finished by now and hopefully available through the official website on Wednesday. Duran Duran's Manager Wendy Laister says via twitter: " First cut of Duran video just arrived. Downloading it now. Can't wait. Special Duran surprise on the way Wednesday" and she adds "Just taking a first look at the new Duran Duran video for All You Need Is Now. Loving what I'm seeing so far!"

Duran Duran's facebook says | Today we saw the first cut of the "All You Need is Now" video and we can't wait for you to see it. The band's performance is in black & white and looks fantastic!

Meanwhile Simon and Nick are still trapped in the studio: Nick says "In the studio today working on a bonus track with Simon" and we just assume the track is 'Too Bad You're So Beautiful' as Simon reports in one of his recent tweets: "I have just laid down the FINAL vocal on 'Too bad you're So Beautiful' the final track of AYNIN and now I can go down the pub to get *faced!"

Some news about possible upcoming press:

  • Nick Rhodes on The Evening Standard | Photographer Matt Writtle tweets: "Busy day yesterday, tabogganing on Primrose Hill to a portrait of Duran Duran keysmith Nick Rhodes... all in the Standard... About this photo session, Samantha Cooper [Duran Duran's current make up artist] says: "Today we were shooting Nick for a newapaper pull out, the shoot took place in an amazing suite in a hotel with photographer Matt Writtle"
  • I guess Simon Le Bon has just been interviewed by Jordan Paramor [who writes for The Mirror and Mail online] who tweets "I know this it's smug to boast about things like this but I don't care - Simon Le Bon just made me a cup of tea. Amazing."
  • There migh be something on The Gurdian soon as journalist Grace Dent [who writes also for columns for G2 and Marie Claire magazine] on december 3 posted this "Simon Le Bon sheepishly booking conference room.
  • Check out this cool interview to Simon and Nick to South African magazine Chew [scans will be available as soon as possible]
Kelis on The Man Who Stole A Leopard | Why? Did you know that Tasty, her third studio album, was on top of Nick Rhodes Top Ten of 2004 list and Trick Me single was on number 5 of John's Top Ten of the same year?! I guess they always loved the american artist and they just wouldn't miss the opportunity to have her singing on some track as soon as they both had a chance.

 

Lyrics transcription by fans

 

Mediterranea

Across the sky
A jet trail following
The wish that I was on the plane
On my way to some far destination
Undiscovered never mentioned
Sipping on the high of expectation
I awaken to the shade

Maybe it's a rain out town
One you want to leave behind
When a winter's on the ground
If you ever wonder

Chorus
We believe in the cold gray light we dream
There's a place for us
Mediterranea
Yes we believe where the white sands touch the sea
There's space for us
Mediterranea

I'm trading it for touch down ecstasy
Arriving there in a wave of heat
Lining in the beach tequilla mayhem
Sum of all suburbian daydreams
Waiting for a look the invitation
I awaken to the shade

Maybe it's a rain out town
One you wanted to leave behind
When a winter's on the ground
If you ever wonder

Chorus

I imagine
Summer fashion, see yourself in a Norfolk town
Let the sunshine out of your mind
A bed of light to lay you down

Chorus

And we believe
Yes we believe
There's a place for us
Mediterranea

All You Need Is Now

it's all up to you now
find yourself in the moment
go directly to the voodoo
now the channel is open
lose your head
lose control
you come on delicate and fine
like a diamond in the mine

oh who o
yeaaaa

when you move into the light
you're the great thing alive

oh whoa o

and you sway in the moon
the way you did when you were younger
when we told everybody
all you need is now

stay with the music let it
play a little longer longer
you don't need anybody
all you need is now

everybody's gunning
for the vip section
but your better up and running
in another direction
with your bones in the flow
cold shadow on the vine
but your lashes let it shine

whoa o
yeaaaa

every moment that arrives
you're the greatest thing alive

oh whoa o

and you sway in the moon
the way you did when you were younger
and we told eveybody
all you need is now

stay with the music let it
play a little longer
we don't need anybody
all you need is now

all you need all you need is now
all you need all you need is now

all you need all you need is now

and we will sway in the moon
the way we did when we were younger
(when we were younger)
when we told everbody
all you need is now

stay with the music let it
play a little longer
(a little longer)
we don't need anybody
all you need is now

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