Album of the Day
Duran Duran followed a couple of smash albums with an equally successful 1983–1984 world tour – which resulted in the U.K. quintet's first concert album, ARENA. Recorded for the most part at Oakland Coliseum in California, the set features faithful renditions of such favorites as “Hungry Like the Wolf,” “Save a Prayer,” “Union of the Snake” and more. There's also a studio cut here, “The Wild Boys,” produced by Chic's Nile Rodgers (which was intended for an unrealized big-screen adaptation of a William Burroughs book). Another hit for the New Wave heroes, ARENA went Top 10 and double Platinum, and we'll give it a spin now to wish guitarist Andy Taylor a happy birthday.