The Notorious Demos
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unofficial compilation album
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Released Unknown
Recorded 1985-88
Label Unknown Label
Genre Pop
Length 11 tracks
Format CD
Producer Duran Duran
Duran Duran

The Notorious Demos is an unofficial Duran Duran compilation album, featuring a collection of unreleased tracks from the 1980s.

About the albumEdit

The album is called The Notorious Demos, but it actually contains Duran Duran demos recorded between 1985 and 1988.

The compilation includes three versions of the 1985 single "A View to a Kill". Version 1 is the oldest "A View to a Kill", which features the majority of different lyrics compared with the final released version. The chorus of version 1 contains the lyrics "Jump Out of The Fire" instead of "Dance Into The Fire". The music is also very simple with no effects. The second version is the newest and is similar to the final release.

The version of "Winter Marches On" does not include bass guitar or guitar, only Simon Le Bon's voice and Nick Rhodes' keyboards are present.

The demo of "Anything for You" is a ballad song in the style of David Bowie.

"Vertigo" has completely different lyrics, but features the same medley line to the final version.

Some of the tracks included on this album also feature on Out of Notorious.

Track listingEdit

  1. "A View to a Kill" (Version 1)
  2. "A View to a Kill" (Version 2)
  3. "A Matter of Feeling"
  4. "A View to a Kill" (Version 3)
  5. "Take it to Me"
  6. "Winter Marches On"
  7. "Anything for You"
  8. "American Science"
  9. "Vertigo"
  10. "Meet El Presidente"
  11. "Big Thing"