Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Categories :. Cancel Save. Universal Conquest Wiki. FandomShop Newsletter GalaxyQuest. Capitol , EMI , Virgin. This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia view authors. I never thought of this record as a downer, however — quite the opposite! I had to let go, and at the end of the day, it worked out for all of us. There was some really great stuff on it, but managing to bring it home was difficult.
What do you remember about that? We negotiated with them for months, although there was one woman at Capitol who liked the idea. Nonetheless, they fought us, we had to get lawyers involved, etc. It reached number 58 on the Billboard and number 66 on RPM's albums chart. Medazzaland is the ninth album by British pop rock group Duran Duran.
Medazzaland is the ninth album by Duran Duran. It was never officially released in Europe. Trying to recover from their immensely disliked covers album Thank You, while at the same time trying to get by with the departing of bassist John Taylor, and the ending of their EMI contract.
The album was never officially released physically in Europe, and was solely released in North America, Latin America and Japan. The album is the follow-up to the poorly-received covers album Thank You, and bassist John Taylor left the band in January before recording was complete.
Duran Duran. Medazzaland 00 - 2. His work remains on only four songs. Cuccurullo later stated that most of the finished album was reworked TV Mania material originally written by himself and Rhodes.
The dismal performance of the album led in part to the dissolution of the band's contract with EMI after almost two decades. EMI gave the band ownership rights and the master tapes to the Medazzaland album, as well as several unreleased audio and videotapes of their and concerts.
It was rumoured that the band would independently release the album in the UK, but they went on to sign with Hollywood Records and released Pop Trash instead. Medazzaland is only available in Europe as an import or digital download. The front cover features a painting of the band by artist Andrew Day, who created the album artwork, including a pastiche of Patrick Nagel 's iconic cover for Rio. Prior to the album's release, the band shopped some of the tracks around Hollywood movie studios in an attempt to get some songs onto popular film soundtrack albums.
The single featured future Medazzaland track "Silva Halo" as a B-side, along with a discarded album track, "Sinner or Saint", the title referencing the film. The single peaked at number 21 on the UK chart in May. The cover artwork for the single was created by Andrew Day, the first of his commissions for the band.
The lead single, " Electric Barbarella ", a nod to the film Barbarella , from which the band took their name was released on 16 September in the United States, and peaked at number 52 on the Billboard Hot on 1 November. However, this pioneering move annoyed many American retailers as they saw it as infringing on their retail territory and they either refused to stock the album or provided little to no promotion of the disc.
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