Philadelphia 23.07.1993
Duran duran philidelphia 23-07-1993
unofficial live album
Venue Mann Music Center, Philadelphia,
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Recorded 23 July 1993
Released Unknown
Label Unknown Label
Format 2xCD
Length 15 tracks
Genre Pop
Producer Duran Duran
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Philadelphia 23.07.1993 is an unofficial Duran Duran live album, recorded during The Dilate Your Mind Tour at the Mann Music Center in Philadelphia, PA, USA on 23 July 1993.

About the albumEdit

The album is a recording of Duran Duran's performance at the Mann Music Center, a 14,000 capacity summer music venue located in West Fairmount Park. This was the first of three shows performed in the state of Philadelphia on the tour.

The stadium was packed as fans of all ages welcomed opening act Terence Trent D'Arby, an American singer-songwriter who came to fame in 1987 with his album Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby. The crowd then waited 45 minutes, while the stage was changed.

When Simon Le Bon's voice filtered out over the crowd and Duran Duran appeared through clouds of manufactured smoke, the audience roared.

The band then launched the show with their debut single "Planet Earth". The stage looked like an elaborate theater set, and Le Bon covered every inch of it. John Taylor played the bass line, complete with fire-engine-red hair.

A new mix of "Hungry Like the Wolf" followed, featuring Warren Cuccurullo playing acoustic guitar.

Each song brought with it a visual scenario, acted out mainly by backing singer Lamya, who changed costumes for each song. She was joined by Simon Le Bon, with other band members and anonymous participants also adding to the visual scenarios. "Hungry Like the Wolf", for example, depicted an attempted murder scene, with Lamya escaping a killer. Nurses delivered Le Bon on a hospital bed for "UMF", while Lamya stirred up some chemical bottles behind him.

During the evening Duran Duran treated the crowd to an orchestrated version of "The Chauffeur", with many holding up their lighters. "Rio" also featured a different sound.

By the time the encore rolled around, no one in the crowd was in their seat. Duran Duran finished their performance with "The Wild Boys", (complete with whips, chains and bars) and Le Bon running through the audience.

As the audience filtered out of the music center, the gentle strains of the instrumental version of "A View To A Kill (That Fatal Kiss)" was played.

Tickets for the event cost around $21.50.

Duran Duran would return to the Mann Music Center in 1995 for the Thank You, Philly Show.

Track listingEdit

CD 1Edit

  1. "Planet Earth"
  2. "Hungry Like the Wolf"
  3. "A View to a Kill"
  4. "Ordinary World"
  5. "Come Undone"
  6. "White Lines"
  7. "The Chauffeur"
  8. "Girls on Film"

CD 2Edit

  1. "UMF"
  2. "Notorious"
  3. "The Reflex"
  4. "Rio"
  5. "Save A Prayer"
  6. "Too Much Information"
  7. "The Wild Boys"


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See alsoEdit

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