Only After Dark
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compilation album
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Catalogue no. 356 076 2
Label EMI
Format CD
Length 18 tracks
Released 8 March 2006
Genre Pop, Glam, Punk, Electronic
Compiled by Nick Rhodes
John Taylor
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Nick Rhodes & John Taylor related

Only After Dark is a compilation album compiled by Nick Rhodes and John Taylor, released in the UK by EMI on 8 May 2006.

About the album[edit | edit source]

The album recreates a night at Birmingham's Rum Runner nightclub during the post punk days of the late 1970s and early 80s. This was a period when a new sound of glam, punk and electronic started to crystallize.

The compilation captures some of the discs that Nick Rhodes spun when he was deejaying for £10 a night at the nightclub, and Duran Duran were the resident band. The inspiration for the compilation came in 2000, when John and Nick spent hours selecting 50-tracks for a 4-hour radio show entitled A Night at the Rum Runner.

"I Feel Love" by Donna Summer is included, the first song sung by Simon Le Bon as lead singer of Duran Duran. This performance was at the Rum Runner on 16 July 1980.

The CD was released in a Patty Palazzo designed silver gatefold card sleeve, with shocking pink metallic print. The cover features photography by Paul Edmond, taken during the 1970s/early 80s and includes fashion designer Patti Bell on the front. These photos were first published in the Duran Duran Unseen book.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

356 076 2[edit | edit source]

  1. "Being Boiled" - Human League
  2. "Computer Game" - Yellow Magic Orchestra
  3. "Always Crashing In The Same Car" - David Bowie
  4. "Sister Europe" - Psychedelic Furs
  5. "Changeling" - Simple Minds
  6. "Only After Dark" - Mick Ronson
  7. "Underpass" - John Foxx
  8. "Warm Leatherette" - The Normal
  9. "The 'In' Crowd" - Brian Ferry
  10. "The True Wheel" - Brian Eno
  11. "Are Friends Electric" - Tube Way Army
  12. "Robots" - Kraftwerk
  13. "I Feel Love" - Donna Summer
  14. "I Am The Fly" - Wire
  15. "Shot By Both Sides" - Magazine
  16. "Private Life" - Grace Jones
  17. "Passenger" - Iggy Pop
  18. "Slow Motion" - Ultravox
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