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Birmingham: 28-05-2005
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Venue St. Andrews Stadium, Birmingham
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Recorded 28 May 2005
Released 2005
Label unofficial
Format 2-CD
Length 21 tracks
Genre Pop
Design Duraniumfromvienna
Producer Duran Duran
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Birmingham - England: 28-05-2005 is an unofficial Duran Duran live album, recorded during The Astronaut Tour at St. Andrews Stadium in Birmingham, UK on 28 May 2005.

About the albumEdit

The album is a recording of Duran Duran's performance at St. Andrews Stadium, a football venue located in the Bordesley district of Birmingham. This was the only summer UK show on the tour.

The show was held in front of 28,000 people, making it Duran Duran's biggest Birmingham gig ever.

The stadium opened its gates around 3:30pm, with the show finally kicking off at 6:20pm when The Bravery from America came on stage.

Later Daniel Bedingfield and his backing band hit the stage. He was warmly received by the crowd. The set included 80s retro snatches of "Sweet Dreams" and "Pump Up The Jam", finishing with his debut single "Gotta Get Thru This".

Supported by a massive light show, the five original members of Duran Duran opened the show with a energetic performance of "Sunrise". Spacey synths and disco bass lines provided the soundtrack, as the crowd pumped their fists in the air every time Le Bon motioned for them to do so.

"Is anybody hungry?" was the cry from Le Bon, before the band launched into their second song "Hungry Like the Wolf".

Duran Duran played most of their hits including: "The Reflex", "The Wild Boys", "Girls on Film" and "Save A Prayer".

"Save A Prayer" featured the audience singing the opening verses.

Before playing a cover version of "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)", John Taylor said Duran Duran were a Birmingham band. This led to Le Bon declaring he was from the London area as the introduction to Steve Harley and the Cockney Rebel's song.

Near the end of the show, band introductions included Andy Taylor playing the opening guitar chords of "All Right Now".

Tickets for the event cost around £35.00 and 3D pop-up programme books cost £22.

Track listingEdit

CD1Edit

  1. "Sunrise"
  2. "Hungry Like The Wolf"
  3. "Planet Earth"
  4. "Astronaut"
  5. "I Don't Want Your Love"
  6. "Come Undone"
  7. "What Happens Tomorrow"
  8. "Sound of Thunder" / "I Feel Love"
  9. "The Reflex"
  10. "The Chauffeur"
  11. "A View To A Kill"
  12. "Ordinary World"

CD 2Edit

  1. "Save A Prayer"
  2. "Taste the Summer"
  3. "Nototious" / "We Are Family"
  4. "Nice"
  5. "Careless Memories"
  6. "The Wild Boys"
  7. "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)"
  8. "Girls on Film"
  9. "Rio"

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran are:

With:

CreditsEdit

  • Cover design by Duraniumfromvienna
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