Another Astronaut
Another astronaut edited
compilation album
Released 2005
Recorded 2001-04
Genre Pop, Rock
Length 14 tracks
Label unofficial
Producer Duran Duran
Duran Duran

Another Astronaut - The Demos is an unofficial Duran Duran compilation album, recorded between 2001 and 2004.

About the album Edit

The album is a collection of tracks that Duran Duran recorded together during demo sessions for the 2004 Astronaut album. The compilation includes songs that have never been officially released and several remixed versions.

The band first announced a reunion of the original five members in 2001 and began writing new music together in the south of France. They continued to write and record intermittently, working hard for a few months at a time throughout 2002 and 2003, eventually producing over 30 unfinished tracks. Some of those recordings feature on this album, with record producer Nile Rodgers doing preliminary production work on several songs.

Meanwhile Duran Duran searched for a record label to release their new album, but it was complicated by the band's desire for independence, control and a commitment for more than just one album. During this period a "teaser CD" with short demo versions of a few of the unfinished songs was leaked to the Internet and quickly copied throughout the band's fan base. The songs were "Virus", "Sunrise", "TV vs. Radio", "Taste the Summer", "Salt in the Rainbow" and "Pretty Ones" which all feature on this album. The band were very unhappy about the leak and with the exception of "Sunrise" which became their first single and "Taste the Summer", the leaked songs were not included in the final track listing of Astronaut. "Virus" later appeared as a bonus track on a Japanese release of Astronaut.

Track listing Edit

Astronaut Demos Vol 1 Edit

  1. "Beautiful Colours" (demo 1)
  2. "Sunrise" (demo 1)
  3. "Taste the Summer" (demo)
  4. "Taste the Summer" (demo 2)
  5. "Virus" (demo 1)
  6. "TV vs. Radio" (demo 2)
  7. "Pretty Ones" (demo)
  8. "Salt in the Rainbow" (demo)
  9. "TV vs. Radio" (demo 2)
  10. "Pretty Ones" (demo 2)
  11. "Virus" (demo 2)
  12. "Point Of No Return" (demo 1)
  13. "Taste the Summer" (Padlog extended mix)
  14. "Sunrise" (Jason Nevins remix)


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