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Prince's Trust Rock Gala
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live album
Venue Dominion Theatre, London,
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Recorded 20 July 1983
Released 1980s
Label unofficial
Format 12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Length 11 tracks
Genre Pop
Producer Duran Duran
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Prince's Trust Rock Gala is an unofficial Duran Duran live album, recorded at the Dominion Theatre in London, UK on 20 July 1983.

About the album Edit

The album is an incomplete recording of Duran Duran's performance at the Dominion Theatre, a 2,163 capacity venue located in London's Tottenham Court Road.

During 1983, Duran Duran spent most of the year as tax exiles, writing songs at a chateau in France during May, before flying to Monstserrat and then Sydney to record and mix their third album. In the summer the band flew back to the UK to perform two concerts, the Prince's Trust Rock Gala and three days later The MENCAP Concert at Villa Park in Birmingham.

The Prince's Trust Rock Gala was a historic event attended by Prince Charles and Princess Diana to raise funds for the Prince's Trust, a charity founded by The Prince of Wales to help young people.

This was the first time Duran Duran played live after The Rio Tour finished, held during a period when the band had their first UK no.1 single with "Is There Something I Should Know?".

Duran Duran began their performance after "God Save The Queen", the British national anthem. The band then launched into the first ever live performance of "Is There Something I Should Know?", a song that entered the charts directly at no.1 which was rare for any single then. Fans screamed when "Hungry Like the Wolf" followed.

During the evening, Duran Duran gave the crowd the chance to hear one of their new songs "Union of the Snake". The song was unknown, played when the band were actually working on their next album Seven and the Ragged Tiger.

The show finished with "Girls on Film", featuring band introduction.

The album was released in two sleeve versions, blue ink and purple ink printed editions. The front cover features Duran Duran photography by Brian Aris.

Track listing Edit

ETS 2534/ETS 2535 Edit

Side AEdit

  1. "God Save The Queen"
  2. "Is There Something I Should Know?
  3. "Hungry Like The Wolf"
  4. "Union Of The Snake"
  5. "New Religion"
  6. "Save A Prayer"

Side AEdit

  1. "Rio"
  2. "Planet Earth"
  3. "My Own Way"
  4. "Careless Memories"
  5. "Girls on Film"

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran are:

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