Post by More Play Time on Feb 28, 2021 13:22:14 GMT -5
Thats good we got the confirmation at last.
I predicted the album release would be September on the fandom 2021 timeline, so Im glad this is now official.
The album release pattern hasnt changed at all in the last few years. They spend two years working on the songs, and then mix and release in the third year, with September release - so it was hardly a huge surprise.
In fact Im more surprised at the reaction from fans expecting anything any sooner - with all the hype we seem to have generated amongst ourselves last year, at the prospect of a 40th year anniversary release. Either way, Covid put a stop to any of those expectations, and we cant turn back the clock, or the lockdowns.
DD's ship will come home. Sailing by the West wind, proud sails a-mast, smiling with happy faces. Long may she sail, God bless.
It is strange that in each Kafe...which are usually 30 days apart...it seems the status of the new album varies drmatically...
Month 3 of the big anniversary starts tomorrow and this is what we get? A “possible” (and highly unlikely) release at the end of the year. Not one special edition. Not one unreleased track. Not one unreleased remix.
So, if they're "supposedly" going to release this album in September, do you realize that come that month 10 years ago they released All You Need Is Now? What's more, in that span of 10 years (ten!!) they've only released 3 studio albums. I don't include live releases like Live! Rome, Live 2011 (A Diamond in the Mind), Budokan or Thanksgiving Live
That is correct, but no different from the period 2001 - 2011 in which they also only released 3 studio albums. Or 1991 - 2001 that also resulted in only 3 original studio albums (not counting the covers album TY, and not even one live album in that period). Only in 1981-1991 were they very prolific, with no less than 6 studio albums (not counting Arcadia and Power Station).
I'm a DDM member but I have a hard time listening to the Kafe on a mobile device. I can get it to play but once I start it I have to listen all the way through. I can't pause, fast forward, etc. Super clunky. My point is, I'm glad that summaries are posted here. Thanks!
I'm not sure what to think about Nick's instrumental albums with Wendy Bevan (she has a whopping 48 monthly listeners on Spotify) but I'll give them a chance.
I'm not surprised that DD15 has been pushed to September but it would be nice if we could hear something new next month.
Post by americanscientist on Mar 1, 2021 12:34:20 GMT -5
All 4 are close to or already have arrived at retirement age (65 here in the States). The slow down in album releases is to be expected from a band of their age and that operates in a very democratic fashion. They should not be held to the same timetable as solo artists.
in terms of productivity, very few bands could match their first decade: 1980-1989: 5 studio albums, 2 side project studio albums, 1 live album, 1 compilation (just beastly) 1990-1999: 4 studio albums (only 3 with original material), 1 compilation 2000-2009: 3 studio albums, 1 unreleased studio album 2010-2019: 2 studio albums
And at this age, every album might be their last, so they can take their time with the rollout and get it right, especially with global pandemic still casting a fairly large shadow over literally everything, especially music.
Post by More Play Time on Mar 2, 2021 11:18:50 GMT -5
"(not counting the covers album TY,"
That would be like saying the White Lines and Perfect day singles never existed. The album is not penned by SLB apart from Drive By, but all the music is 'original' in that it sounds like them. I would not include the Beautiful Colours demo album, and I wouldnt include the unreleased Reportage album, is it was worked on and produced to fill up that time, but we never got it.
2000 Someone Else Not Me, singles released March. The Pop Trash album is released June, followed by the 'Pop Trash Tour. John performs more dates with Terroristen.
2001 Final shows with Warren. Missing Persons Reunion. The original five members Reunion. The band start to record demos for Astronaut.
2002 Second year of working on Astronaut. Dark Circles released.
2003 The band spend a third year demoing new songs for Astronaut. They send a sampler CD to publishers. The Duran Duran - (2003) - The Reunion Tour.
2004 (Reach Up for The) Sunrise released in September. Astronaut released October, and many songs on the Astronaut album are remixed by other artists. The Reunion Tour continues.
2005 The Astronaut Tour. What Happens Tomorrow single released. The band start work on Reportage.
2006 The band record Reportage. Astronaut Tour continues. Andy leaves the band. The new album is rejected.
2007 Duran Duran plays several prominent shows, and prepares for the November launch of Red Carpet Massacre.
2008 Duran Duran promotes and tours around the world to support the Red Carpet Massacre album.
2009 The first six songs of All You Need Is Now are completed. Some sporadic touring.
2010 Second year of developing the All You Need Is Now album. Some dates with Mark Ronson, and only a few others. A scheduled tour start in South Africa is cancelled.
2011 The All You Need Is Now album is released in March. Another Tour From Hell year is postponed during the summer due to Simons throat.
2012 The band tour the All You Need Is Now album for most of the year. John releases his book Into The Pleasure Groove.
2013 Duran Duran tentatively return to the studio with Mark Ronson to work on the Paper Gods album. A quiet year.
2014 Second year working on the Paper Gods album. A Diamond In The Mind released. One small tour at the end of the year.
2015 Paper Gods album is mixed. Pressure Off released in June. Album released in September. Paper Gods tour.
2016 A huge tour to support Paper Gods.
2017 A second year touring Paper Gods, including a special show at The Louvre in Paris.
2018 Another quiet year. The BBC present a special Evening With Duran Duran show in the summer.
2019 The band begin work on their 15th studio album. A few more dates on their Paper Gods tour.
2020 The second year recording their 15th album. Progress slows due to a global pandemic scare. John begins a series of interviews and bass tutorials.
2021 The band mix their 15th studio album and get ready for release, perhaps September. A small number of concerts are rearranged due to a global pandemic scare.
2022 First year touring their 15th album.
2023 Second Year touring their 15th album. A limited edition rough cuts and b-sides release.
2024 A quiet year, SLB finally releases the autobiography.
2025 The band work on their 16th album. Some select dates.
2026 Second Year working on their 16th album.
2027 The band mix their 16th album, with singles release possibly March, Album in June.
2028 One of the band slips a disc while falling out of a bathtub. The band call it quits. 50th Anniversary of Band formation, October 1978.