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|Prince's Trust Rock Gala|
|unofficial live album|
|Venue||Dominion Theatre, London,|
|Recorded||20 July 1983|
|Catalogue no.||ETS 2534/ETS 2535|
|Format||12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)|
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.
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.
Track listing Edit
ETS 2534/ETS 2535 Edit
- "God Save The Queen"
- "Is There Something I Should Know?
- "Hungry Like the Wolf"
- "Union of the Snake"
- "New Religion"
- "Save A Prayer"
Duran Duran are:
- Simon Le Bon - vocals
- John Taylor - bass guitar
- Andy Taylor - guitar
- Nick Rhodes - keyboards
- Roger Taylor - drums
- Andy Hamilton - saxophone
- Raphael Dejesus - percussion
- B.J. Nelson - backing vocals
- Charmaine Burch - backing vocals
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