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Duran Duran – Carnival (Europe 12″ EP)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 17th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

35 years of “RIO”!

“Carnival” is a dance music EP by Duran Duran, originally released in various markets around the world in September 1982 by EMI.

Due to the fact that Carnival was meant to capitalise on Duran Duran’s burgeoning dance-oriented success, the tracklisting around the world differed from region to region.

The Dutch EP, released in a white sleeve with photos taken from the Rio tour book, featured twelve-inch versions – or ” Night Versions” in early Duran Duran parlance – lifted from four of the band’s more popular singles – “Hungry Like the Wolf”, “Rio”, “Planet Earth” and “Girls on Film”. There is a rare misprint of the Dutch sleeve, stating “Hold Back the Rain” to be included instead of “Planet Earth”.

The Night Version of “Girls on Film” is actually slightly different from the version that appeared on the EMI twelve-inch single, clocking in at just around 15 seconds longer, with a slighty different balance in the mix, and featuring the camera shutter clicking sound effect as heard in the short version. Also, the David Kershenbaum Night Version mix of “Rio” was commercially exclusive to this EP (it also featured on an American promo twelve-inch), as the “Rio” twelve-inch single featured “Rio” (Pt II) as the lead mix.

SIDE A:
Hungry Like The Wolf (Night Version) 5:08
Rio (Night Version) 6:39
Remix – David Kerschenbaum*

SIDE B:
Planet Earth (Night Version) 6:17
Girls On Film (Night Version) (Alternate Mix) 5:44

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI ‎– 1A 062Z-64942
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Compilation
Country: Europe
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Photography By [Portraits] – Nancy Campbell (2)
Producer, Engineer – Colin Thurston
Sleeve – Assorted iMaGes
Written-By – Duran Duran

NOTES:
Marketed, manufactured and distributed by EMI
Printed in Holland by EMI Services Benelux B.V., Uden.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
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:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/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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39 Responses to “Duran Duran – Carnival (Europe 12″ EP)”

  1. Roy Mahoney Says:

    Oh Paul, I’m going into sheer orgasmic overload here! Well enormous thanks for this my friend and for all that you do. You bring so, so much pleasure…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think all the orgasmic bliss must be catching Jeff has it as well lol 🙂

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  2. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  3. John Says:

    Another great post Paul…..As well as the fantastic music, I really loved the artwork that came with these EP’s, and the Night Versions were awesome, it was great to listen to an extended version of those tracks.

    Last year Duran Duran’s Pressure Off (Night Version)and (Night Version Instrumental) were released on the Paper Gods limited edition vinyl box set.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you John 🙂

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  4. SimonP Says:

    Is the version of Girls On Film featured here the same as the bonus track on the two disc debut album re-release?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Pretty sure it is a different mix SimonP not sure if it has appeared on CD. It’s not the same as the original “Night Version” or the “Night Mix”.

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    SimonP Reply:

    Who knew there were so many? DD are nearly as bad as FGTH! 😀

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  5. Jeff Says:

    I second the state of being in orgasmic bliss with this EP Paul!! What a gift this is for all of us. I can’t thank you enough for all your thoughtfulness when it comes to giving us the best music. WOW and OH-MY-GOODNESS!!

    Nothing but white stains!!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    as I mentioned above I think the orgasmic bliss is going around 🙂 Thank you Jeff.

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  6. Jon Lorenz Says:

    Dude. this Duran week is astounding. THANK YOU.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jon 🙂

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  7. Junior Says:

    I have this Carnival EP but it’s suffered from some warping over the years. These pristine digital rips are much appreciated.

    Thanks in a million Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  8. Song_and_Dance Says:

    Needless to say, I own a copy of this 12inch but the record is a bit worn down. Your rip is of sensational quality, as usual. Thank you. Paul. It did not get me where Roy and Jeff ended, but hey – I´m not THAT young any more 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I hear you Song_and_Dance 🙂

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  9. Guss Says:

    Thank you Paul!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss 🙂

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    Guss Reply:

    Girls of film appears as extended night version on the 2010 reissue Duran Duran LP, but on the cover say previosly unreleased, and is the same mix appears here.

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  10. memoryboy Says:

    Now look what you’ve done Paul, you gone and really spoiled us. This is fantastic! This Remix of the song Rio is the version I was hoping for. Thanks for such an exciting string of posts over the past week.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Memoryboy 🙂

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  11. Mike C. Says:

    Thank you so much! I actually have the US release with the Rio-coloured sleeve. Let’s keep celebrating!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mike C. 🙂

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  12. Paul Says:

    Hiya Paul

    The Carnival version with ‘Hold Back the Rain’ is my all time favorite. When i lived in South Africa I had that version, when I moved it got lost in the move. About a year ago I found a vinyl copy of it here in Shanghai again. I must admit I felt super relieved.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    That’s great news Paul. “Carnival” is a must have 🙂

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  13. Mill City 7 Says:

    Wow! Priceless post. I use to look at that think yellow paged book at the record store and wish I had enough money to special order this one. It wasn’t until last year when I found a good copy at my local dealer and promtly bought it. This bring back found memories of my youth, music collecting and fan boyish. Just thought I would share a personal story as my thank you.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you for sharing your memories with us Mill City. Music truly does bring us all together 🙂

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  14. mjb Says:

    Ah, it’s my favorite mix of “Girls on Film”! I used to have this on a homemade cassette. I am so glad to hear it again.

    The version of Rio on here did eventually make it to CD, on the Strange Behaviour compilation. But as nice as that late ’90s remaster is, I also enjoy the authentic ’80s sound on this record.

    As far as I know, there’s only one Hungry Like The Wolf (Night Version), but it is playing at a different speed on practically every release it came out on. The original and slowest speed is on the 3rd US or Canadian LP. Thanks to your rip, now I know the UK 12″ was sped up ~1.1%. The Strange Behaviour, Singles 81-85, and So80s 5 compilations are sped up ~2.5%. This record and the Japanese Carnival EP are the speediest: 3.8% faster!

    Of course, which speed is “correct” could be all of them, as the variations may well have been intentional. Who knows? A lot of Duran Duran’s music in this era has such weird keys and harmonies, notes always bending; it often doesn’t matter what speed you play it at.

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    Dirk Reply:

    Yeah, the tempo varies. Not only with Duran Duran, but with a lot of recordings, back then up until today. That’s why there are a lot of singers using pre-recorded voices in their “live”-shows. And no Elton, I do not mean just Madonna.
    Unfortunately my early sound-deck did not have pitch-adjustment, so I had to listen to a vintage Grace Jones 7” where she sound like a Smurf.
    It is really fun slowing down some old popsongs, to hear a more realistic voice, sometimes I recorded that one as the one to play later on.

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  15. Joey Says:

    Wow, here it is. Thank you Paul. Great record, and great versions. Can’t wait to hear what you did here.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Joey 🙂

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  16. RollingStoner Says:

    Great job, Paul. I am amazed at how minty your collection is. Your cover scans never seem to have any wear. And the sound!!!..

    You do your “job” exceptionally well. Big thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you RollingStoner. When I was a kid I did not realize the value of my records and did not take such good care of them. Now that I am older they are very valuable to me and I do my best to preserve them 🙂

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  17. Alan Says:

    That was a great one, Paul. Keep the DD coming. So under-rated.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Alan. More DD is coming 🙂

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  18. CL Says:

    🙂 Thanks again Paul!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome CL 🙂

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  19. negative1 Says:

    i only found out later on the european version of carnival had different mixes, than the american one. typical… but hey, more mixes to get.

    thanks for all your hard work on these duran releases.

    later
    -1

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