TRACK BY TRACK 61: DURAN DURAN – ASTRONAUT

To celebrate 15 years since the release of Duran Duran’s Astronaut, and ahead of a new Giorgio Moroder, Erol Alkan & Mark Ronson produced album, it’s all about the reunion of the fab five on Track By Track this week.

In 2001 the original five members of Duran DuranSimon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Roger Taylor and Andy Taylor – reunited for a huge world tour and their first album together since 1983’s Seven And The Ragged Tiger. Astronaut became their highest charting album for years, featuring the hits (Reach Up For The) Sunrise and What Happens Tomorrow, and with production from Nile Rodgers, Don Gilmore and Dallas Austin.

With the band currently in the studio working on their 15th studio album, and Andy Taylor (who left again in 2006) about to play his first solo gig for three decades, it’s a great time to discuss one of the biggest reunions in pop/rock history.

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