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Duran Duran – Carnival (Japan 12″ Mini LP)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 19th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

35 years of “RIO”!

“Carnival” is a dance music EP by British new wave band Duran Duran, released in various countries by Capitol-EMI. In Japan the EP was released on February 1, 1982.

The most interesting collection of songs can be found on the Japanese/Tawainese release of Carnival. Included among the increasingly easy to acquire versions of previous singles is a remix exclusive to this release of fan-favourite album track “New Religion”. This mainly instrumental mix remained unavailable outside of Japan/Taiwan until the 1999 release of the Strange Behaviour remix album. It is also noteable for featuring a longer fade out that runs right to the end of the in studio performance.

The remainder of the EP was filled with the seven-inch version of “Rio”, (mis-labelled as “Rio” (Pt II) as the wrong master was delivered to the Toshiba-EMI offices in Tokyo), the full length Kershenbaum remix of “Hold Back the Rain”, and Night Versions of “My Own Way” and “Hungry Like the Wolf”.

SIDE A:
Rio (Pt. II) (Full 7″ Mix) 5:04
Hold Back The Rain (Re-Mix) (Carnival Remix) 7:03
My Own Way (Night Version) 6:34

SIDE B:
Hungry Like The Wolf (Night Version) 5:12
New Religion (Carnival Remix) 5:14

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
OBI: Near Mint
Insert: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI ‎– EMS-50125
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Mini-Album, Compilation
Country: Japan
Released: 01 Feb 1982
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Composed By, Arranged By – Duran Duran
Producer – Colin Thurston

NOTES:
Original sound recordings made by Tritec Music Ltd.

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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37 Responses to “Duran Duran – Carnival (Japan 12″ Mini LP)”

  1. NKelly Says:

    Hooray!! The holy trinity 🙂 many thanks and have a good one. Great week, congratulations!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome have a nice weekend 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    It clearly boggles one’s mind Paul: What don’t you have? You seem to have……E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G!!!!! My goodness, talk about extensive!! WOW!!!! I can’t help but marvel at the extensiveness of your record collection. Plus, the way you have respected the packaging and the vinyl itself. BTG is a monumental museum of music!! Gasp!! Breathe!! Release!! You put the Duran Duran fan in paroxysms of orgasmic pleasure; surely a fanboy’s roman candle rises and explodes in ejaculations of intense ecstasy!! Whoa, I need to pause and collect myself. Paul, thanks for always coming through with the deliveries of exquisite music. We all are flabbergasted by what you provide.

    I hope you have a nice weekend. You certainly deserve it all because of what you do throughout the weeks!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff it’s been a fun ride this week that I have been meaning to do for a while now. Have a great weekend 🙂

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  3. John Says:

    This post has really cheered me up, had this vinyl version years ago, then I bought the 12″ 2 cd collection from Japan, which in 1990 cost me £45 and was a compilation of the four Duran Duran EP’S from Japan.

    New Religion is my all time favorite Duran Duran track and with the Carnival Remix, you hear elements to that song that are more noticeable, because of the instrumental parts. John’s Bass line drives to funk overload in perfect sync to Roger’s Drums. Love Simon various layers of vocals and Nicks atmospheric synth, Andy’s rock and rhythm parts are pure class.

    The other EP’ s Nite Romantics and Tiger! Tiger! I remember there being only one version of each (I might be wrong).
    Strange Behavior EP I’m sure had two versions, one from Italy and Japan.

    Thanks for another fantastic post Paul, us Duranies are Dancing on the Valentine.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome John. Correct Nite Romantics and Tiger! Tiger! have one version from Japan. Strange Behavior Japan and Italy. I love New Religion too 🙂

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  4. Song_and_Dance Says:

    Great series of the Carnival editions, Paul. I´m astonished that the Hungry Like The Wolf night versions all sound a bit different. The US version seems to be in half a lower key, then again the japanese version sounds “wider” than the Euro version if you know what I mean, sort of recorded with a broader spectrum. I have to check that out in my living room rather than on my computer´s stereo system. Maybe there´s something wrong with ME 🙂

    Be it as it may, great collection of Carnival editions. Love it 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It’s probably a the difference in pressings perhaps. I also notice the lengths are all a bit different too. Which Carnival version do you prefer? 🙂

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    errbt Reply:

    It’s mainly the BPM difference. The UK HLTW 12″ single and Japan edition of Carnival feature the slightly faster & higher pitched 129 BPM version of HLTW that is generally listed as 5:12 in length, while the U.S. version of Carnival, as well as the B-side of the U.S. re-release 7 inch of HLTW and the 2nd version of the U.S. re-release of the Rio album (one had the Kershenbaum short remix of HLTW and the other had the Night Version) all have the 127 BPM version which is usually listed as 5:14 in length. It’s amazing how different 2 BPM can sound in terms of tempo & pitch!

    The Strange Behaviour 2CD set used the 129 BPM version, while the Night Versions: Essential Duran Duran CD used the 127.

    Interestingly, the short version of the song was also released in both 127 & 129 BPM versions, although I can’t remember exactly which release uses which (pretty sure that all 1st edition Rio album releases used the 127 version while the first US single used the 129…at least that seems right as I think about it).

    THANK YOU for all your great posts, but especially the Duran ones! 🙂

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    errbt Reply:

    ps I wouldn’t be surprised if the Japan version sounds better and “wider” simply due to the superior vinyl pressings of Japanese releases in the ’80s…I was always stunned at how pristine and noiseless they sounded, even on my cheap-ass turntable at the time.

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  5. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. Do you have plans to post Arcadia stuff anytime soon?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    They are on my list Omar 🙂

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  6. Matt Says:

    Thank you for this Holy Trifecta! Amen.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Matt 🙂

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  7. Junior Says:

    I have enjoyed your Duran Duran posts this week, very enlightening to hear some of these mixes for the first time.

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  8. Mike C. Says:

    Ditto to all that has been said previous. I was not a fan of most of Paper Gods so thanks for reminding me why DD is my favorite!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I thought Paper Gods was pretty good but enjoyed All You Need Is Now much more. 🙂

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    Mike C. Reply:

    AYNIN – classic. 🤠

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    John Reply:

    AYNIN was indeed a classic Mike C, and was meant to be seen as the follow up to RIO, something that their producer Mark Ronson and many fans wanted.
    Paper Gods lack of guitar compared to previous Duran Duran albums, might have something to do with it. John played less Bass guitar and more Bass on a Moog.

    Planet Roaring with Sex Pistol’s guitarist Steve Jones, now that track rocks.

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    Mike C. Reply:

    Indeed. My 2 favs are Valentine Stone and Northen Lights.

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  9. RollingStoner Says:

    FYI – It looks like you posted the front cover scan (with OBI) twice.

    A ridiculously amazing DD week!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I noticed that RollingStoner and quickly corrected it. Thanks for the heads up 🙂

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  10. Gecko Says:

    Simply amazing train of Duran twelves

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  11. memoryboy Says:

    FANTASTIC!!! Loving this tribute to such a fantastic album. I don’t think any of us expected this. I am especially excited to see the remix for “New Religion (Carnival Remix)” on here. Looks like this weekend will be a Duran Duran fest at my place, whoo hoo!

    Thanks so much Paul

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  12. Mill City 7 Says:

    Wow again! And I was pining for the US release, the Japaese release was out of my league. How and when did you get this? Is there a fun story about how you aquirred this gem? This has been an amazing two weeks and Rio week in partitualr has been thoroughly enjoyed and I’m sure by others as well. I don’t want Rio week to end but I think you posted all the official singles from the album or did New Religion get a single? Why Hold Back the Rain was never released escapes me but the night versions certainly more than makes up for it.

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  13. Rob Says:

    These past 2 weeks have been nothing but pure ! As a HUGE fan of Duran Duran, I cannot thank you enough for putting the effort into giving us the highest quality vinyl rips imaginable.

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  14. Rob Says:

    These past 2 weeks have been nothing but pure awesomeness! As a HUGE fan of Duran Duran, I cannot thank you enough for putting the effort into giving us the highest quality vinyl rips imaginable.

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    Rob Reply:

    Also sorry for the double post, my PC was experiencing some lag and I forgot to add a word in the first sentence.

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  15. David F. Says:

    Hey Paul! Thank you for taking such time and care to provide excellent quality vinyl rips along with posting high resolution scanned covers! You are a godsend! With all the cd remaster issues of 12 inch versions and b-sides, one can see why vinyl rips truly provide the best sound quality! In fact, the only cd issue that sounds excellent for Duran’s mini ep’s is the Japanese double cd ‘Strange Behaviour’ cd, released in 1991. Are you familiar with release?

    https://www.discogs.com/Duran-Duran-Nite-RomanticsCarnivalTiger-TigerStrange-Behavior/release/1070155

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  16. negative1 Says:

    i had fun collecting all the japanese releases, i got this one last after the others.

    i have the 2cd japanese cd collection which did have all these tracks on cd,
    and that’s where i first hear the new religion instrumental.

    thanks paul for all the hard work putting these out, and
    sharing them with all the duran fans.

    i don’t care for their music anymore, but their early classic work
    (first 2 albums) are untouchable to me.

    later
    -1

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  17. CL Says:

    🙂 Thanks a lot!

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  18. Edward Says:

    What a Duran Duran week! As ever, thank you for your kindness, time and dedication.

    Is there any chance for a Strange Behavior USA 2×12″ rip on the cards?

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  19. maturin Says:

    I love seeing all these covers for this release. The happy group shot juxtaposed with the serious solo shots. One country chose the jolly for front, another chose the brooding one shots. I miss 12″ singles so much

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  20. Modernaire Says:

    What can one say that probably hasn’t been said?! This is terrific!

    DjPaulT’s RIO celebration hits you right in the heart! Because I for one, had every single one of these in my record collection until they were stolen from me by another overzealous Duran Duran fan back in the late 80s. I had them all original mint store bought fresh new! And I’ve never gotten around to re-collecting these fantastic releases.

    So when I say that it hits you in that emotional, nostalgic spot in your heart, it means that these DjPaulTs are more than just vinyl rips, they’re truly special and I can’t express how much I appreciate you taking the care and making such a great effort in sharing them! It’s as if the collection has returned to me digitally! THANK YOU!

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  21. David Says:

    Thank for all the Carnival versions; I have two of the three on vinyl already, but what I was most happy to see the comparisons of how each release differed from the others. It’s your attention to detail that keeps me in awe of your site & your collection.

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  22. Bobby Says:

    Thanks so much for this mini lp. I all the Carnival lps except for the Dutch version. I know you remember DD’s first mini lp for Duran Duran called Nite Romantics. And they also had one for Seven and The Ragged Tiger called Tiger Tiger. I really love this site really caught on some great music I had and can’t find online.

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