All You Need Is Now Extended LP Tracklisting
(* new album track)


1. All You Need Is Now
2. Blame The Machines
3. Being Followed
4. Leave a Light on
5. Safe (in the heat of the moment)
6. Girl Panic !
7. A Diamond In The Mind *
8. The Man who Stole a Leopard
9. Other People’s Lives *
10. Mediterranea *
11. Too Bad You’re So Beautiful *
12. Runway Runaway
13. Return To Now *
14. Before the Rain

All You Need Is Now out in the UK on March 21

Press release | February 18th, 2011

Duran Duran have today confirmed that they have signed an exclusive UK deal with independent sales and distribution company Essential Music, to release the full-length physical version of their 13th studio album All You Need Is Now, slated for release March 21st.

Featuring five brand new tracks, the extended lp comes three months after a critically-acclaimed nine song version of the record was released digitally, exclusively on iTunes, and hit the #1 spot on download charts in 15 countries [including the UK].

The new deal, inked by the band today, will see Essential Music handling sales and distribution of the 14 track extended album in both digital and physical formats, across all retail and online outlets, including Amazon, HMV direct and The release is being co-ordinated by LLM and its founder Joe Cokell, previously business development director at Cooking Vinyl Group and most recently former CEO of Sanctuary Records Group.

The fresh incarnation of All You Need Is Now will be available in cd, vinyl and a special Deluxe Edition CD package, that will include a bonus song “Networker Nation” and a remix of the album’s title track by Youth Kills. A brand new special edition iTunes LP version will also hit the iTunes Store March 21st.

Following the physical release of the full-length album on March 21st, after a long absence from live performances in the UK, Duran Duran, will return to their home market for a series of highly anticipated arena concerts in May 2011.


Below pics of the Simon and John taken at the Brit Awards in London on february 15th. They presented Best international Act to Arcade Fire.


Company Profile

"Our creative marketing and promotion services raise Essential’s capabilities far above the traditional role of a distributor."

Essential Music & Marketing have been redefining the roles of distributor and record label since 2003, offering bespoke services ranging from basic digital and physical distribution packages for labels to full project management, marketing and sales for artists releasing their own music.

Founders, Mike Chadwick, former head of Vital Distribution and Martin Goldschmidt, bring a lifetime of experience in a changing industry to the task of running one of Europe’s most dynamic music companies. With their specialised London based team they are able to provide their clients with access to the most appropriate routes to market in the UK, throughout Europe and worldwide.

With an extensive experience in product/label management, Essential Music have the expertise on hand to manage all aspects of a release: from manufacture to building a creative team through to marketing, promotion and sales.

Essential provide an efficient and effective distribution service, giving their clients one-stop access to a tried and tested network of independent distributors backed up by their own hands-on support.

Working with distribution partners, Essential's in-house UK sales team provide a secure route to the shelves of all major music retailers, supermarkets, independent stores and online retailers.

With established relationships with key distributors throughout Europe and internationally, Essential Music is able to hand pick the most appropriate channels for their clients’ releases, allowing them to offer a simultaneous physical release of product in every European territory.

In partnership with IODA [Independent Online Distribution Alliance], they make clients’ digital releases available across a comprehensive network of download and streaming platforms.

For smaller independent labels Essential Music can provide the logistical support of a dedicated label manager to oversee releases. The services that EM provide can include core label functions like product manufacture and registration with PPL, PRS for Music and UK Chart; product management including overall strategy, recruitment of third party specialists, sourcing featured artists and commissioning remixes; and coordinating marketing services.


Simon and John at The Brits, february 15th 2011, London.

On february 16th, Simon, Nick and John came to support Mark Ronson at his show at the Roundhouse in London. Le Bon and Rhodes joined Mark and the & The Business Intl onstage for a peformance of Mark’s “Record Collection.” below a pic taken by Faby Le Bon of the full band, including 80s legend Boy George!


Simon and Yasmin le Bon seen at the Issa show at London Fashion Week on February 23



"Yasmin at the Issa show in the marquee at Somerset House made me proud." Simon Le Bon

Simon and Yasmin le Bon at the Issa show at London Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2011 on February 23, 2011 in London | Yasmin Le Bon, 46, brought the house down as she took to the catwalk at the Issa Show at Somerset House. Mrs Le Bon was supported by her Duran Duran star husband Simon and daughter Tallulah, 16, in the front row. Check out this lovely pic of Simon and Tallulah.



Simon Le Bon: I have a stage ritual

Simon Le Bon has joked he makes “blood sacrifices” before going on stage.

Simon Le Beard

From Ok mag via

The star is part of British New Wave band Duran Duran, alongside Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor. They were one of the most successful acts in the 1980s, and enjoyed success with songs including Rio, Girls on Film, The Wild Boys and A View to a Kill.

Their latest album All You Need Is Now was produced by DJ Mark Ronson and they are enjoying being back in the business. Frontman Simon has revealed that the band have a rather unusual stage ritual before doing a show.

“Yeah, we have blood sacrifices before every show. Usually women between the age of 18 and 30”, he joked to the British edition of OK! magazine. “They’re brought into the dressing room wearing chiffon...”

Roger – who is the band’s drummer – says Simon has a more realistic ritual before heading onto the stage. The 50-year-old revealed Simon’s warm-up always signals the start of a show.

“Simon always does a particular vocal warm-up and as soon as I arrive at the venue and hear that sound, I think, ‘OK, it’s gig time!’ It’s kind of the signal,” he added.


more news, tidbits and fashion


Nick Rhodes At The Orange British Academy Film Awards, 12 February 2011

  • Duran Duran To Play SXSW Showcase | | Duran Duran will showcase their new album ‘All You Need Is Now’ at SXSW in Austin, Texas next month. Duran Duran will perform at Stubb’s BBQ on March 16 on a bill with buzz act James Blake and soul sensation Raphael Saadiq. They will also be the featured Interview at the SXSW Conference in the Austin Convention Center on March 17.
  • Duran Duran Live shows | All info on | Duran Duran have just confirmed that they will play a one-off show for BBC Radio 2 in the intimate setting of Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on Monday March 7th 2011. Duran Duran Live in Mexico:
    • April 8th, 2011 Monterrey
    • April 10th, 2011 Guadalajara
    • April 11th 2011 Mexico City
  • Duran Duran in Milan: The band not only will be playing the very special private show for Vogue Magazine but they'll be doing also some radio promotion. The guys are in fact expected at 11,00 am on thursday on Radio Deejay's 'Dj Chiama Italia' [you can listen here] and on RTL 102.5's The Flight [between 3.00 and 5.00 pm [you can listen here].

Above pic: Nick Rhodes and Sharleen Spiteri in the front row at Kinder Aggugini.

Nick at the Vivienne Westwood show at the Royal Courts of Justice. Both pics taken on February 20, 2011



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