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Demo 1979-85
Duran duran demo 1979-85
compilation album
Released unknown
Recorded 1979-85
Genre Pop
Length 13 tracks
Label unofficial
Producer Duran Duran
reverse cover
Duran duran demo 1979-85 1
"See Me Repeat Me"
"A View To A Kill" demo

Demo 1979-85 is an unofficial compilation album, featuring a collection of Duran Duran demo recordings.

About the album[]

The tracks included on the album were recorded by two Duran Duran line-ups. The first four recordings are also available on the 1979 Demo album, with vocals performed by Andy Wickett. This includes an early version of "Girls on Film", a song Wickett wrote lyrics for whilst working on the night shift at Cadbury's chocolate factory in Birmingham.

The compilation also includes four versions of the 1985 single "A View To A Kill". Version 1 is the oldest and the majority of the songs lyrics are different from the final release. The chorus lyrics are 'Jump Out of the Fire' instead of 'Dance into the Fire' and the music is very simple with no effects.

"We Need You" is a Notorious album related track, written about Andy Taylor and released as the B-side to "Skin Trade".

Track listing[]

  1. "Working the Steel"
  2. "See Me Repeat Me"
  3. "Reincarnation"
  4. "Girls on Film"
  5. "Seven and the Ragged Tiger"
  6. "The Reflex"
  7. "Union of the Snake"
  8. "We Need You"
  9. "The Chauffeur"
  10. "A View To A Kill" (Version 1)
  11. "A View To A Kill" (Version 2)
  12. "A View To A Kill" (Version 3)
  13. "A View To A Kill" (Version 4)


Duran Duran (1979) are:

Duran Duran (1980-85) are: