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The Finest Hour

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The Finest Hour
live album
Venue Empire Ballroom, London,
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Recorded 17 May 1987
Released 1987
Label Big Bang Records
Format 2 x 12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Length 14 tracks
Genre Pop
Producer Duran Duran
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The Finest Hour is an unofficial Duran Duran double 12" vinyl live album, recorded during The Strange Behaviour Tour at the Empire Ballroom in London, UK on 17 May 1987.

About the album Edit

The album is an incomplete recording of Duran Duran's performance at the Empire Ballroom, a 1330 capacity venue located in Leicester Square, London. This was the first of four shows performed in London on the tour.

With no opening act the show began at 10:00pm, the evening before Duran Duran played three consecutive nights at London's Wembley Arena.

The atmosphere of this late performance was very informal. Simon Le Bon started the show by saying "I'm sorry for the delay, but Nick missed his bus". Duran Duran then launched into the most successful Bond-movie single, "A View to a Kill".

The album is incomplete, missing "The Chauffeur from the setlist.

Tickets for the event cost £12.00, which were printed with Duran Duran photography by Matthew Rolston.

Track listing Edit

REC 001Edit

Side AEdit

  1. "A View To A Kill"
  2. "Notorious"
  3. "American Science"
  4. "Union of the Snake"

Side BEdit

  1. "Vertigo"
  2. "New Religion"
  3. "Meet El Presidente"
  4. "Election Day"

Side CEdit

  1. "Skin Trade"
  2. "Is There Something I Should Know?"
  3. "Hungry Like The Wolf"

Side DEdit

  1. "The Wild Boys"
  2. "The Reflex"
  3. "Some Like It Hot"


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