Duran Duran, Notorious: The band's fourth album is better known for being their first album after the original Fab Five - Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, Andy Taylor, John Taylor, and Roger Taylor - devolved into a three-piece after Andy and Roger departed the ranks. (Technically, Andy is on the album, but he's not on much of it, and even at that, he's not credited as a proper member.) At the time, there was understandable skepticism that Duran Duran would be able to soldier on successfully, but they defied whatever odds were deemed to have been against them and sent three singles into the Billboard Hot 100: the title track, “Skin Trade,” and “Meet El Presidente.”
Welcome to another one of those weeks where we've only got one new item being added to our digital catalog, but since the item is question is actually a four-disc set that features 64 tracks, it certainly seems more than worthy of receiving the spotlight all by its lonesome.
Rod Stewart, Storyteller: Although there are many mainstream Stewart fans whose CD collections feature a scaled-down version of this compilation, the 12 tracks that make up Downtown Train: Selections from the Storyteller Anthology are in no way the sort of representation that an artist of Stewart's caliber deserves, which is why it's so great that the full box set has been made available digitally.