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Strange Behaviour
Strange Behaviour
Compilation album by Duran Duran
Released March 23, 1999
Recorded various
Genre New Wave
Length 57:35
Label EMI
Producer(s) Duran Duran and various
Professional reviews
  • All Music Guide (3/5) link
Duran Duran chronology
Greatest
(1998)
Strange Behaviour
(1999)
Pop Trash
(2000)

Strange Behaviour is a compilation album of remixes by Duran Duran. It was released by EMI in March 1999.

About the albumEdit

The title comes from a line in the song "Skin Trade": "can someone please explain, the reason for this strange behaviour". The band have subsequently used "Strange Behaviour" as the name of their 1987 tour as well as the title of an 1987 EP of remixes from the Notorious album that was released in Italy and Japan.

Having dropped Duran Duran after their 1997 album Medazzaland, EMI was keen to begin mining the band's back catalogue. They had already released a new hits collection called Greatest (1998) and were finally getting around to releasing versions of songs that were not easily obtainable on CD.

In years to come, EMI would continue to mine the band's catalogue by reissuing the first four albums (Arena including two bonus tracks), as well as two singles boxsets and a collection of videos.

The Music Edit

Released on two CDs, the collection really split the remixed output of Duran Duran down the middle. The first CD featured all the 12" mixes released during the initial period of the original lineup 1981-1984, as well as remixes of several album tracks.

For the release of this compilation, EMI inadvertently unearthed two previously unreleased remixes, the Night Mix of "Planet Earth" (a traditionally done remix of the master tapes as opposed to the uniquely arranged and separately recorded Night Version) and a unique remix of "Hold Back The Rain" featuring extensive instrumental sections.

CD Two features remixes from a new era when singles were being released with multiple remixes. As such, EMI cherry picked remixes from various sources for the second disc.

Some of these were commissioned but never used, like the "Love Voodoo" remix, or released only on promotional singles like the Dub Mix of "I Don't Want Your Love", the Chemical Reaction mix of "American Science" and the John 'Jellybean' Benitez remix of "Too Much Information", the latter originally appearing on a 12" on the DJ service SIN label.

Track listingEdit

CD One 1981-1984:

  1. "Planet Earth [Night Mix]" – 6:58
  2. "Girls on Film [Night Version]" – 5:31
  3. "My Own Way [Night Version]" – 6:37
  4. "Hungry Like the Wolf [Night Version]" – 5:12
  5. "Hold Back the Rain [Remix]" – 6:38
  6. "Rio Carnival Version]" – 6:41
  7. "New Religion Carnival Version]" – 5:19
  8. "Is There Something I Should Know? [Monster Mix]" – 6:41
  9. "Union of the Snake [Monkey Mix]" – 6:28
  10. "New Moon on Monday [Extended Version]" – 6:03
  11. "The Reflex [Dance Mix]" – 6:33
  12. "The Wild Boys [Wilder Than Wild Boys Extended Mix]" – 8:01

CD Two 1986-1993:

  1. "Notorious [Extended Mix]" – 5:15
  2. "Skin Trade [Stretch Mix]" – 7:41
  3. "Meet El Presidente [12" Version]" – 7:14
  4. "American Science [Chemical Reaction Mix]" – 7:42
  5. "I Don't Want Your Love [Dub Mix]" – 7:36
  6. "All She Wants Is [US Master Mix]" – 7:19
  7. "Violence Of Summer [Power Mix]" – 4:58
  8. "Come Undub" – 4:47
  9. "Love Voodoo [Sidney St. 12" Mix]" – 4:40
  10. "Too Much Information [12" Jellybean Mix]" – 6:43
  11. "None of the Above [Drizabone 12" Mix]" – 6:36
  12. "Drowning Man [D:Ream Ambient Mix]" – 6:45
DURAN DURAN
Simon Le BonNick RhodesJohn TaylorRoger Taylor
Andy TaylorWarren CuccurulloSterling Campbell
DISCOGRAPHY
ALBUMS

Duran DuranRioSeven and the Ragged TigerArenaNotoriousBig ThingLibertyDuran Duran (The Wedding Album)Thank YouMedazzalandPop TrashAstronautRed Carpet Massacre

COMPILATIONS and EP's

CarnivalDecade: Greatest HitsGreatestNight Versions: The Essential Duran DuranStrange BehaviourSingles Box Set 1981-1985Singles Box Set 1986-1995

SINGLES

"Planet Earth" • "Careless Memories" • "Girls on Film" • "My Own Way" • "Hungry Like the Wolf" • "Save a Prayer" • "Rio"• "Is There Something I Should Know?" • "Union of the Snake" • "New Moon on Monday" • "The Reflex" • "The Wild Boys" • "A View to a Kill" • "Notorious" • "Skin Trade" • "Meet El Presidente" • "I Don't Want Your Love" • "All She Wants Is" • "Do You Believe in Shame?" • "Burning the Ground" • "Violence of Summer (Love's Taking Over)" • "Serious" • "Ordinary World" • "Come Undone" • "Too Much Information" • "Perfect Day" • "White Lines" • "Out of My Mind" • "Electric Barbarella" • "Someone Else Not Me" • "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" • "What Happens Tomorrow" • "Nice" • "Falling Down"

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