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Early Days '80/'81
Earlydays 80 duran duran edited edited
unofficial live album
Venue(s) Rum Runner
Birmingham, UK Union-jack2

Sundown Club
London, UK Union-jack2
Recorded 1980-81
Released Unknown
Label Unknown Label
Format CD
Length 14 tracks
Genre Pop
Producer Duran Duran
Duran Duran

Early Days '80/'81 is an unofficial compilation album, featuring a collection of live Duran Duran performances from the early 1980s.

About the album[]

The album contains the oldest Duran Duran live recordings available.

While the first two tracks are claimed to be the original live demo recordings made for EMI in early 1980, this is impossible, as "My Own Way" wasn't even written until May 1981. These are actually just live recordings from late 1981, probably from The Careless Memories Tour.

The following four tracks were recorded in 1980 at Paul and Michael Berrow's Rum Runner nightclub in Birmingham, where Duran Duran were based.

Track 8 was recorded at the Sundown Club in London on 4 March 1981.

The track listings on the final seven songs reads that they were recorded at the Sundown Club on 6 March 1981, which is an error as Duran Duran were performing at the Top Rank in Cardiff, UK on that date.

Track listing[]

EMI Demos 1980 (Actually live 1981, show unknown):

  1. "My Own Way"
  2. "Khanada"

Rum Runner Club, Birmingham (UK), 6 August 1980:

  1. "Planet Earth"
  2. "Girls on Film"
  3. "Anyone Out There"
  4. "Late Bar"

Sundown Club, London (UK), 4 March 1981:

  1. "Friends of Mine"

Sundown Club, London (UK), 6 March 1981:

  1. "Planet Earth"
  2. "Girls on Film"
  3. "Tel Aviv"
  4. "My Own Way"
  5. "Late Bar"
  6. "To The Shore"
  7. "Faster Than Light"


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