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Duran Duran – Notorious (Latin Rascals Mix) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 20th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

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Released 30 years ago today.

“Notorious” is the 14th single by Duran Duran. It was released internationally by EMI on 20 October 1986. “Notorious” was the first single issued from the album Notorious, and the first released by Duran Duran as a 3-piece band after the departure of Roger and Andy Taylor. It was a success worldwide, reaching #7 in the UK, and #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100, behind “Walk Like an Egyptian” by The Bangles, and was a success in various other countries.

“Notorious” marked the debut of the new streamlined trio version of Duran Duran, as Andy Taylor and Roger Taylor had left the band by the time the album was released. In fact, the acrimonious nature of Andy Taylor’s departure was reflected in the song to a certain degree. According to songwriter Simon Le Bon, the lyric “Who really gives a damn for a flaky bandit” was a direct dig at the guitarist.

As a trio, the band had enlisted the help of Nile Rodgers to take over production duties. His funk influences can be heard throughout the single – for example, the tempo and the use of The Borneo Horns brass section. Rodgers also played the guitar on the single along with Warren Cuccurullo.

For the first time, the B-side to the 7″ single was not an original recording; “Winter Marches On” was an unaltered version of the Notorious album track. Before this, Duran Duran had always provided either completely original songs or previously unheard remixes on the B-side.

As a first for the band, “Notorious” was released as two separate 12″ singles. The first had a Nile Rodgers produced “Extended Mix” while the second featured a remix by The Latin Rascals.

I have taken the “Extended Mix” from the first US 12″ release of Notorious and added it as an “Extra Cut”.

SIDE A:
Notorious (Latin Rascals Mix) 6:21
Remix, Edited By, Engineer – The Latin Rascals

SIDE B:
Notorious (45 Mix) 3:59
Winter Marches On 3:24

EXTRA CUT:
Notorious (Extended Mix) 5:15

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Notorious U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1986 Notorious U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #26

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records ‎– V-15266
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Frank Olinsky
Mastered By – RL*
Mixed By, Engineer – Daniel Abraham
Photography By – Virginia Liberatore
Producer – Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers
Written-By – Taylor*, Rhodes*, Le Bon*

NOTES:
…Just when you thought it was safe to get back into the groove…

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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26 Responses to “Duran Duran – Notorious (Latin Rascals Mix) (US 12″)”

  1. OMAR Says:

    One of my favorite DD tracks. Thanks Paul. Do you know if there was ever a pure instrumental version?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Not that I am aware of Omar.

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  2. Goodguy Says:

    Thanks Paul! I remember wearing out the cassette of the album on my walkman back in the day (got another, and virtually all manner of release since). I was kinder to this 12″, but never had the chance to rip it as expertly as you do. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Goodguy 🙂

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  3. Jeff Says:

    I love when you celebrate an anniversary of some sort by coinciding your posts to the day that the original song was released. And this is one delectable single. I had to buy it twice, because, like you said, two different versions were released. And, of course, my favorite version is the Latin Rascals remix. With all the competition from various Editors around at the time, the Rascals, really showcased and upped their game with fantastic edits here. The song is a hot jam in the first place, but these edits are like a steroid in an athletes’ system. I’m all tingly when I think about the “cutz”, slices and dices!! Thank you Paul for giving it to us in your expert, AMAZING Quality, but for giving us the original as and “Extra Cut.” You are so Heavenly when it comes to giving us the best songs on the Web!!

    Th-Th-Th-THANK YOU!!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I remember when the first 12″ was released I was djing at a skating rink here in Tulsa and I would regularly go to sound warehouse to buy new singles every week. I was so shocked to see “Notorious” so I bought it then the next week the second “Latin Rascals” 12″ came out and was blown away the first time I played it.

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  4. AnthonyC Says:

    The Notorious album and all of the singles are pure PERFECTION!

    This was and still is such an incredible Duran era!

    This is one of those to be played loud!

    Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree AnthonyC. Play it loud! 🙂

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  5. Fred Says:

    Another fantastic work by LR! Thanks for the great quality, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Fred 🙂

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  6. NKelly Says:

    Have to say i’m stunned by the lack of Duran on the site and don’t think i ever realised this. Of course i appreciate only so many hours in a day but still only 8 pure DD 12″s. I do hope youget a chance to greatly improve that figure. Maybe as the site is fantastically named after the megamix we could get a Duran week. That would be amazing. This 12″ is an absolute classic of course. One of the very best! How about my fav Duran single next… New Moon on Monday? Many thanks for this wonderful post it sounds incredible!

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    Goodguy Reply:

    Ooh, if Paul were to go on a DD tear, I’d love the remix collection EP’s/albums I killed myself getting back in the day (Nite Romantics, Carnival, Tiger Tiger, Mixing, Strange Behavior etc). But yes, New Moon On Monday and My Own Way would be great to see here…so would Goes Dutch or With Compliments, as well. 😉

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I have pretty much all of their singles from the 80’s a couple early 90’s and the remix EP’s that you mentioned. I will hopefully get to them soon 🙂

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    NKelly Reply:

    Now that really would be awesome, Paul!

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  7. Gilbert Gonzales Says:

    I don’t remember the Latin Rascals remix being on any CD compilation so this one is rare! Thanks and hope you are well.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Gilbert 🙂

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    Alan Reply:

    It’s been released on The Singles Box (2003), it’s also available as a download only extra track to the Notorious 2010 Remaster.

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  8. John Says:

    A Big Thank Ypu Paul, I love all the Duran Duran records from their debuet up to Paper Gods/ I’ve seen them live quite a few times and they never dissapoint. This era of theirs is my favourite, All She Wants Is another fantastic 12″ with loads of various remixes.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome John this is one of my favorite eras as well more DD coming 🙂

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  9. Rob Says:

    As a big fan of Duran Duran’s music, I am so happy to hear this neat remix in lossless quality. I agree with what the others have said in that more Duran Duran on here would be just amazing.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    More DD coming for future posts Rob 🙂

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  10. Jeff Says:

    You know Paul, I absolutely adore you. I just love your responses to your many, MANY FANS here on your site. You ALWAYS do your best to please. I can see the love you have for Duran Duran, and not only with the title to your webpage, but all the singles you’ve gloriously ripped so far. I’m pleased because so many of them have grand remixes and tons of edits on them by many of my favorite editors. This period of releases by them were my absolute favorite. So, thanks again for all you do to make us abundantly happy. Well, more like euphoric!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Jeff I never like to commit to posting something because I never know if I am going to be able to post a record until I am actually listening to it. So I usually say “L will see what I can do”.:)

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  11. opoder Says:

    Latin Rascals is the BEST version, ever. I remember when this version started playing on the radio, it was amazing!
    Thank you

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  12. Jasons2 Says:

    Thank you very much Paul.

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  13. Paul Says:

    Hi Paul,

    Absolutely love this website!I grew up in the 80s and I collect 12 inches from all of this period. The work and detail and quality you put in to this is to be commended. Love the Duran 12 inches, and this is one of my favourite mixes and the work they did with Nile Rodgers. Be great if you could do a section on the best remixers from this era – aside from Nile Rodgers, thinking Shep Pettibone etc?

    Keep up the great work
    Paul from England

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