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Planet Earth 12" Single
Planet earth12fr01
cover of the French version
Released 1981/85
Recorded 1981
Genre Pop
Length 2 tracks / 3 tracks
Label EMI
Producer Colin Thurston
cover of the Greece / UK version
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Duran Duran

Planet Earth (12") is a limited edition Duran Duran single, released in France on the Pathe Marconi EMI record label and and in the UK by EMI during 1981. The single was later released in Greece during 1985.

About the singleEdit

The 12" or Maxi single format played at 45rpm. "Planet Earth" was Duran Duran's debut single, produced by Colin Thurston who also is credited with production on the band's first two albums Duran Duran and Rio.

French version:
The French version is a 2-track 12" vinyl single containing the Special Night Version and the original track version of "Planet Earth". The record was released in a grey bordered picture sleeve with a photo sticker.

Greece/UK version:
The Greece/UK version is a 3-track 12" vinyl featuring the Night Version and the original track version of "Planet Earth", with the addition of "Late Bar".

Track listing Edit

EMI 2C 052 52893Z (France 1981) Edit

  1. "Planet Earth" - Night Version (6:20)
  2. "Planet Earth" (4:07)

EMI 12EMI5137 (UK 1981) Edit

  1. "Planet Earth" - Night Version (6:20)
  2. "Planet Earth" (4:07)
  3. "Late Bar" (2:56)

EMI 062-2007156 (Greece 1985) Edit

  1. "Planet Earth" - Night Version (6:20)
  2. "Planet Earth" (4:07)
  3. "Late Bar" (2:56)

Personnel Edit

Duran Duran are:

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