I'd be surprised if Duran showed the guts to pull off something so un-restrained as the Wedding Album. You can hear how on a few tracks especially how they just take the brakes off and go for it... They play on that album like there's a reckless abandon. Like they've got nothing to lose. Everything since has sounded too controlled, too corporate, too contrived... for an album that was made with a drum machine, it was a pretty good jam session. For god's sakes bring back the guitars. And guitar-based songwriting.
Even though it was perceived as their ‘comeback album’ at the time, the process of making TWA was almost 30 years ago. It was a totally different point in their career; while being past their prime, they were still young (Nick just turned 30). TWA is also a favourite of mine but as I see it TWA was mainly Warren’s project reflecting his idea on how Duran should sound at the time, helped by John Jones, with some fine lyric writing by Simon, but with JT already tuning out. Not sure about Nick’s musical involvement but John Jones contributed a lot of keyboards on this one. Neither the (core) band members nor Warren were ever able to repeat this successful blend of production and songwriting.
Bringing WC in again will not advance the creative process of the current line up I’m afraid.
Post by Yo_Bad_Azizi on Aug 18, 2019 14:08:12 GMT -5
Duran Duran: There’s Something You Should Know Doc totally blanked Warren, and Andy was a past interview, so the current line up is what we'll see for the 40th anniversary, the only surprises on stage might be Tessa Niles and Andy Hamilton and another RIO release with the same old extras but with a new unheard demo and everyone spending loads of dosh for that one track.
Now if they release NASA concert in Blu-ray then I will be estatic.