This latest addition to the acclaimed Classic Albums series takes us to the early eighties and the release of Duran Durans second album Rio. Released against a backdrop of riots, record unemployment and the Falklands War this optimistic and celebratory album would generate a string of hit singles and groundbreaking videos and catapult Duran Duran to global stardom. This DVD tells the story behind the writing, recording and subsequent success of the album through newly filmed interviews, musical demonstrations and both new and archive performances.
In 1981, Duran Duran came into the limelight with two hit singles and their first album, but it was the following-up, 'Rio', which catapulted the band to global success. Against a backdrop of Thatcher's Britain, with riots, record unemployment and the conflict with Argentina over the Falkland Islands, Duran Duran released this optimistic, celebratory and uniquely visual album. 'Rio' would go on to become one of the most successful albums of the Eighties and paved the way for Duran Duran to become one of the biggest bands in the world.
This Classic Albums DVD tells the story behind the writing, recording and subsequent success of 'Rio' through interviews, musical demonstrations, and archive footage. Original band members Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor are all interviewed along with director Russell Mulcahy, former manager Paul Berrow, journalist Beverley Glick, designer Antony Price and Bob Geldof amongst others.
'Rio' captures Duran Duran at the height of their powers, with wall-to-wall hits and great videos: a Classic Album of this time.