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Free single released for Duran Duran Appreciation Day

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Ever wonder why Aug. 10 is Official Duran Duran Appreciation Day? It's because Aug. 10, 1985, is the day that lead singer Simon Le Bon almost drowned when his yacht capsized during a 608-mile race from the Isle of Wight to Plymouth in England. (Special thanks to the Gimmeawristband.com website for clearing up that mystery.)

To celebrate the miraculous survival of Le Bon, the band has released a single that is available for free downloading.

It's called Other People's Lives and it's a 7 1/2 minute-club mix (or "Night Mix" as the band calls it) from the single off their new album All You Need Is Now.

 On behalf of the Firm, in honour of DD Appreciation Day, I am excited to offer our friends this free download of the Night Version of Other Peoples Lives," John Taylor writes on the band's official website. "OPL is one of the songs I enjoy most off the latest album, and one I have been looking forward to making an extended dance version of since it was first recorded. This version was cut, edited and extended at our London studio in June '11 with engineer Josh at the controls. Mark Ronson thought it was about time we had a Night Version again so here it is. We hope you’ll get a kick out of it. With love + thanks for your continued support. Enjoy!"

Click here to download it.

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 1:29pm]

    

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