|Oh My God What's This|
Oh My God What's This: Astronaut Studio Sessions & Demos Volume 2 is an unofficial compilation album, featuring a collection remixes and unreleased demo recordings by Duran Duran.
About the album Edit
The album features tracks recorded during the Astronaut demo sessions, held in the south of France after Duran Duran first announced their reunion in 2001. They continued to write and record intermittently, working hard for a few months at a time throughout 2002 and 2003, eventually producing over 30 unfinished tracks. Some of those tracks feature on this album, with preliminary production work by producer Nile Rodgers.
Meanwhile Duran Duran searched for a record label to release their new album. This process was complicated by the band's desire for independence, control and a commitment for more than just one album.
During this period a teaser CD with short demo versions of a few of the unfinished songs was leaked to the Internet and quickly copied throughout the band's fan base. The songs were "Virus", "Sunrise", "TV vs. Radio", "Taste the Summer", "Salt in the Rainbow" and "Pretty Ones". Many of these tracks feature on this album. The band was very unhappy about the leak and with the exception of "Sunrise" which became their first single and "Taste the Summer", the leaked songs were not included in the final track listing of Astronaut. "Virus" later appeared as a bonus track on a Japanese release of Astronaut.
Track listing Edit
- "Bedroom Toys" - (Demo)
- "What Happens Tomorrow" - (Demo)
- "Lonely Business"
- "Sunrise" - (Demo 2)
- "Nice" (Demo)
- "Taste the Summer" - (Demo 2)
- "Virus" - (Demo 3)
- "Still Breathing" - (Demo)
- "Bedroom Toys" - (Marcel Agtterhuis Mix)
- "Sunrise" - (Dub Mix)
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