Release date
5 Dec 2005
Running length
9 tracks
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1 Rio (2001 Digital Remaster) 5:39 488
2 My Own Way (2001 Digital Remaster) 4:50 183
3 Lonely In Your Nightmare (2001 Digital Remaster) 3:51 183
4 Hungry Like The Wolf (2001 - Remaster) 3:40 304
5 Hold Back The Rain (2001 Digital Remaster) 3:50 185
6 New Religion (2001 Digital Remaster) 5:31 175
7 Last Chance On The Stairway (2001 Digital Remaster) 4:22 170
8 Save A Prayer (2001 Digital Remaster) 5:25 444
9 The Chauffeur (2001 Digital Remaster) 5:21 258

About this album

Rio is an album by Duran Duran, originally released worldwide on 10 May 1982, but re-released in November 1982 in the United States. It reached #2 in the UK and #1 in Australia.

The album went gold in the US on 1 March 1983, and platinum on 26 April 1983, eventually reaching double platinum status. It peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 album chart in the US on March 12, 1983, and remained on the chart for 129 weeks.

The first song to be recorded for Rio was “My Own Way”, written and recorded in October 1981, and released as a single in November 1981. The rest of the album was recorded in spring of 1982 at Air Studios in London, with producer and engineer Colin Thurston. “My Own Way” was re-recorded as well; the album version is significantly different from the single version.

The second single, “Hungry Like the Wolf” was released in the UK on 4 May 1982. It peaked at #5 in the charts on June 26, 1982.

The Rio album was first released worldwide on 10 May 1982, and quickly shot to #2 in the UK on May 29, 1982. The image on the album’s distinctive purple cover was painted by artist Patrick Nagel. The cover itself was designed by Malcolm Garrett.

The lyrics of “Hold Back the Rain” - written by lead singer Simon Le Bon - deal with bassist John Taylor’s emerging drug problem and excessive lifestyle.

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