Already Been Deluxed - Day Three - The Power Station - 1985
But, it is still one of my favorite albums from the Duran Dynasty. Even without Simon's vocals, you could hear the boys shining though - heavy bass and ripping guitars. Obviously, Robert's vocals were MORE than adequate, and Tony's percussion was explosive. Love it, love it, love it. I can still remember sitting in my 8th grade class talking to this girl about it, and how she was disappointed because it didn't sound like Duran. Funny... I used to put my headphones on and turn it up as loud as I could and play the album's first two tracks. The thundering drums and screaming guitars nearly made my ears bleed. I couldn't stop.
Surprisingly enough, this collection actually IS missing a track, which I proudly found and am graciously providing. The Murderess Edit Version is not on the original Deluxe Edition, and I had to add it in at the end. So NOW everything is on it. Actually, I didn't "find" the track, I found it on the Burning The Ground blog, so technically, it's his to begin with. Thank you for that!
As for the cover, I was fortunate to find some great jpegs of the original 33 1/3 cover. The image is virtually flawless, and made it extremely easy to work with. Overall, this cover turned out very well.
Now, I just need to get a Riptide and a Thunder post, and we can have a part two to this post!!!!!