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Sing Blue Silver
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video by Duran Duran
Released Late 1984 (VHS, LaserDisc)
April 5, 2004 (DVD)
Recorded 1984
Genre Documentary
Length 85 minutes
Label EMI
Duran Duran

Sing Blue Silver is an 85-minute Duran Duran film documentary about the 1984 US leg of The Sing Blue Silver Tour, originally released by EMI in 1984.

About the video Edit

This is a sixty-minute edited version of the video originally aired on MTV (and later other music channels) under the title Blue Silver.

Sing Blue Silver was originally released on videotape (in VHS and Betamax formats) and on laserdisc, near the end of 1984. It was re-issued on DVD in April of 2004. A 1984 book called Sing Blue Silver: Photographed Around The World 1984 accompanied this video, featuring still photography by official tour photographer Denis O'Regan.

"18,000 miles, 51 shows, 79 days, over 500,000 fans..."Edit

Filmed at the height of their fame, Sing Blue Silver follows Duran Duran around Canada and the United States for three months from 30 January - 17 April 1984 as they toured in support of their Seven and the Ragged Tiger album.

Primarily, Sing Blue Silver is about the job of making music, so live musical performances feature quite heavily throughout the video.

The documentary features many other standout moments, including a Francesco Scavullo photo shoot in New York, meeting the L.A. Raiders backstage, and a Beatlesque press conference tinged with a bit of comedy. It also captures the band in more candid moments, from backstage antics to trying to stay entertained on the journey between cities.

All the while, the documentary doesn't attempt to gloss over the problems and pitfalls of trying to put on such a large scale show. Professional to the last, tour manager Spy Matthews manages to keep the show running even when the venue won't accommodate the band's stage setup.

The film also documented the band's teen idol status, showing hordes of hysterical young — mainly female — fans attempting to cope with seeing their heroes in a live arena.

Live footage from this tour was later used for the Arena (An Absurd Notion) long-form video and the As The Lights Go Down concert video. The video for "The Reflex" was shot during the tour in Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens in March 1984.

DVD Track ListingEdit

  1. Intro
  2. Press Conference
  3. Load In/Backstage
  4. Is There Something I Should Know?
  5. Meeting the L.A. Raiders
  6. On The Road Again/Planet Earth
  7. John on touring
  8. Simon and Nick on image and recording in New York
  9. Francesco Scavullo photo shoot
  10. Back on the road
  11. Girls on Film
  12. Coca Cola press conference
  13. Visit to F.B.I.
  14. Discussing Filming/The Seventh Stranger
  15. In New Orleans
  16. Save a Prayer
  17. Oakland, California
  18. Soundcheck/Backstage
  19. Hungry Like The Wolf
  20. Careless Memories
  21. The end of the tour

Band Line-up Edit

Simon Le Bon - Vocals

John Taylor - Bass

Andy Taylor - Guitar

Nick Rhodes - Keyboards

Roger Taylor - Drums

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