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Master Mixes
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EP by Duran Duran
Released 20 June 1987
December 1987 (Brazil)
Recorded 1986-1987
Format 12" vinyl (45 RPM), cassette
Genre New wave, synthpop
Length 6 tracks
Label Capitol, EMI, Masterdisc
Producer(s) Duran Duran
Nile Rodgers
Brazilian cover
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Master Mixes is a promotional-only EP by Duran Duran, released in Asia, Hong Kong and the USA by Capitol Records-EMI-Masterdisc on 20 June 1987 and in Brazil during December 1987.

About the EP[]

The 12" vinyl edition released in Asia, Hong Kong and the USA is a double one-sided record, housed in a plain white stickered sleeve featuring track listing details

The Brazilian edition was issued in a picture sleeve in December 1987 for promotional purposes, to coincide with the Hollywood Rock Festival shows in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo in January 1988.

Rumour had it that the band were readying either "American Science" or "Vertigo" as a likely fourth single from the album Notorious, commissioning remixes in anticipation. However, as both "Skin Trade" and "Meet El Presidente" failed to enter the top 20, plans for a fourth single were quietly scrapped.

Masterdisc released this Master Mixes collection, compiling the unused remixes, as well as a further mix of "Skin Trade" and a megamix called "Notoriousaurus Rex" in time for Duran Duran's USA leg of The Strange Behaviour Tour in June and July 1987.

In 1999, EMI released a collection of remixes under the title Strange Behaviour and included the "American Science" (Chemical Reaction Mix), giving the mix its first truly commercial release. The other remix of "American Science" and the Kurtis Mantronik mixes of "Vertigo" still have yet to receive a commercial release.

Track listing[]

  1. "American Science" (Chemical Reaction Mix) - 7:51
  2. "Vertigo (Do the Demolition)" (Mantronix Mix) - 6:35
  3. "Skin Trade" (Parisian Mix) - 8:10
  4. "American Science" (Meltdown Dub) - 7:33
  5. "Vertigo (Do the Demolition)" (B-Boy Mix) - 6:07
  6. "Notoriousaurus Rex" (Master Mix) - 8:15


Duran Duran are:


  • Remix - Justin Strauss, Murray Elias, edited by Tuta Aquino
  • Remix - Justin Strauss, Murray Elias, edited by Tuta Aquino

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