Nick Rhodes - John Taylor - Simon Le Bon - Andy Taylor - Roger Taylor


is the debut single by Duran Duran, released on 2 February 1981.
The single was an immediate hit in the band's native UK, reaching #12 on the UK singles Chart on 21 February, and did even better in Australia, hitting #8 to become Duran Duran's first Top 10 hit anywhere in the world. PLANET EARTH begins with a slow synthesized sweep backed with electronic rhythm, but the real rhythm section of throbbing bass and crisp drums soon kick in. Muted guitar carries the up-and-down melodic hook of the song as Simon Le Bon joins in. Beginning with PLANET EARTH, Duran Duran began creating what they called "night versions" for each of their songs: extended versions that were featured on their 12-inches singles. Back in 1981, the technology to do extended remixes was still quite rudimentary, so the band chose instead to create a new arrangement of the song, loosely based on the version they were playing live at the time. This formed the basis for the "night version".
         
PLANET EARTH
CAT NR EMI 417
A: Planet Earth
B: Late Bar
Generic EMI sleeve
         
PLANET EARTH
CAT NR EMI-417
A: Planet Earth
B: Late Bar
Generic EMI sleeve "Big Logo"
         
PLANET EARTH
CAT NR EMI A-5017
A: Planet Earth
B: To The Shore
Generic Harvest sleeve
         
PLANET EARTH
CAT NR 1C 006-64 296
A: Planet Earth
B: Late Bar
         
PLANET EARTH
CAT NR 2C 008-64296
A: Planet Earth
B: Late Bar
         
PLANET EARTH
CAT NR EMI 5137 
A: Planet Earth
B: Late Bar
Green label and Generic EMI sleeve
         
PLANET EARTH
CAT NR EMI 5137 
A: Planet Earth
B: Late Bar
Yellow label and Generic EMI sleeve
                   
PLANET EARTH (プラネット・アース)
CAT NR EMS-17134
A: Planet Earth
B: Late Bar
Unique sleeve. White Label.
                   
PLANET EARTH (プラネット・アース)
CAT NR EMS-17134
A: Planet Earth
B: Late Bar
Unique sleeve
         
PLANET EARTH
CAT NR 11C 008-64 296 H
A: Planet Earth
B: Late Bar
         
PLANETA TIERRA
CAT NR 10C 006-064296
A: Planet Earth (Planeta Tierra)
B: Late Bar (Bar Nocturno)
Unique Sleeve
PLANET EARTH
CAT NR P-110
A: Planet Earth
B: (Life On Mars? - Song by Casal)
One sided flexi disc
                   
PLANET EARTH
CAT NR EMI 5137 
A: Planet Earth
B: Late Bar
Assorted Images - Knockout Center - Blue/White Paper Labels
                   
PLANET EARTH
CAT NR EMI 5137 
A: Planet Earth
B: Late Bar
Assorted Images - Knockout Center - Lime Green/White Paper Labels
         
PLANET EARTH
CAT NR EMI P-A5017
A: Planet Earth
B: Planet Earth
Generic Harvest sleeve
         
PLANET EARTH
CAT NR EMI A5017
A: Planet Earth
B: To The Shore
Generic Harvest sleeve
         
PLANET EARTH
CAT NR EMI 5137
A: Planet Earth
B: Late Bar
Repress 1984. Issued in black sleeve.
         
PLANET EARTH (SPECIAL NIGHT VERSION) 
CAT NR 2C052-52893 Z 
A: Planet Earth (Night Version) 
B: Planet Earth
Unique sleeve
         
PLANET EARTH
CAT NR 12 EMI 5137
A: Planet Earth (Night Version) 
B: Planet Earth, Late Bar
Assorted Images label
         
PLANET EARTH
CAT NR 12 EMI 5137
A: Planet Earth (Night Version) 
B: Planet Earth, Late Bar
Repress Black label
         
PLANET EARTH
CAT NR 12 EMI 5137
A: Planet Earth (Night Version) 
B: Planet Earth, Late Bar
Repress - Purple label
         
PLANET EARTH
CAT NR PSLP 331
A: Planet Earth 
Single sided
         
PLANET EARTH
CAT NR 12 EMI 5137 A
A: Planet Earth 
Single sided. Side B states "DO NOT PLAY THIS SIDE", and is a test tone
         
PLANET EARTH
CAT NR SPRO 9636/ SPRO 9637 
A: Planet Earth (Club Version) 
B: Planet Earth (Radio Version)
Unique sleeve. Bio On Back Sleeve
                   
PLANET EARTH
CAT NR 7243 5 51728 2 2 (CD1)
Planet Earth, Late Bar, Planet Earth (Night Version)
2003 Release
is the second single, released on 20 April 1981. The band's debut single PLANET EARTH had been a Top 20 hit, so it was regarded as a major setback when CARELESS MEMORIES stalled at #37 in the UK charts, particularly as it was to herald the June release of the debut album Duran Duran. It has since come to light that the decision to release the single was not the band's, but EMI's. After its failure, executives decided to let Duran Duran choose their own single releases. The band's first selection was GIRLS ON FILM and it duly became their first Top 5 hit in the UK. CARELESS MEMORIES is one of three original-era singles that didn't include a remix of the title track
         
CARELESS MEMORIES
CAT NR EMI 499
A: Careless Memories
B: Khanada
Generic EMI sleeve
         
CARELESS MEMORIES
CAT NR EMI 1A 006-64396
A: Careless Memories
B: Khanada
         
CARELESS MEMORIES
CAT NR EMI 008-64 396
A: Careless Memories
B: Khanada
         
CARELESS MEMORIES
CAT NR EMIJ 4349
A: Careless Memories
B: Khanada
No Sleeve
         
CARELESS MEMORIES
CAT NR EMI 5168 
A: Careless Memories
B: Khanada
Assorted Images - Solid Centre
         
CARELESS MEMORIES
CAT NR EMI 5168
A: Careless Memories
B: Khanada
Assorted Images - Knock-Out Centre
         
CARELESS MEMORIES
CAT NR 12 EMI 5168 
A: Careless Memories
B: Fame, Khanada
Black Label
         
CARELESS MEMORIES
CAT NR 12 EMI 5168 
A: Careless Memories
B: Fame, Khanada
Black Label - Black Sleeve - Repress
         
CARELESS MEMORIES
CAT NR SPRO-9662 / 9663
A: Careless Memories
B: Is There Anyone Out There, Girls On Film
Generic Black Die-Cut Jacket
                   
CARELESS MEMORIES
CAT NR 7243 5 51728 2 2 (CD2)
Careless Memories, Khanada, Fame
2003 Release
WITH COMPLIMENTS
is an promotional 12" release in the Netherlands and Portugal.PLANET EARTH mix is listed as a Special Disco Mix, but it is the same as the Night Version.
         
WITH COMPLIMENTS
CAT NR PROMO-1
A: Planet Earth (Night Version) Special Disco Mix
B: Careless Memories, Planet Earth
is the debut album by Duran Duran. Released worldwide the 15th June 1981. The album reached #3 in the UK charts and remained in the chart for 118 weeks, eventually achieving platinum status in late 1982.The initial release was largely ignored in the US, but the album was reissued there in 1983 following the success of the band's second album, RIO. This time it reached #10 on the US Billboard 200, and remained on that chart for 87 weeks. DURAN DURAN was certified platinum (a shipment of one million units) by the RIAA on 4 June 1985. The US versions of this release included the "Night Version" of PLANET EARTH instead of the original. "To The Shore" was dropped from the US track listing to accommodate the-now increased length of PLANET EARTH. The album was reissued as a double vinyl LP and a three disc box set on September 27, 2010
All tracks written by Duran Duran. Produced and engineered by Colin Thurston at Red Bus, Utopia, and Chipping Norton Studios. Winter 1980/81. Sleeve design: Malcom Garret / Assorted Images. Outer photography: Fin Costello. Inner photography: Terry Jones / Perry Haines.
         
DURAN DURAN
CAT NR EMC 3372 
A: Girls On Film, Planet Earth, Anyone Out There, To The Shore, Careless Memories
B: Night Boat, Sound Of Thunder, Friends Of Mine, Tel Aviv
         
DURAN DURAN
CAT NR 1A 062-64382
A: Girls On Film, Planet Earth, Anyone Out There, To The Shore, Careless Memories
B: Night Boat, Sound Of Thunder, Friends Of Mine, Tel Aviv
         
DURAN DURAN
CAT NR 14C 062-64383
A: Girls On Film, Planet Earth, Anyone Out There, To The Shore, Careless Memories
B: Night Boat, Sound Of Thunder, Friends Of Mine, Tel Aviv
         
DURAN DURAN
CAT NR FA 3185
A: Girls On Film, Planet Earth, Anyone Out There, To The Shore, Careless Memories
B: Night Boat, Sound Of Thunder, Friends Of Mine, Tel Aviv
Gold line on sleeve instead of silver. Reissue 1983
         
DURAN DURAN
CAT NR ST 12158
A: Planet Earth, Girls On Film, Is There Anyone Out There, Careless Memories
B: (Waiting for the) Night Boat, Sound Of Thunder, Friends Of Mine, Tel Aviv
Include Night Version of Planet Earth. To The Shore are removed. Capitol label
         
DURAN DURAN
CAT NR ST 12158
A: Planet Earth, Girls On Film, Is There Anyone Out There, Careless Memories
B: (Waiting for the) Night Boat, Sound Of Thunder, Friends Of Mine, Tel Aviv
Include Night Version of Planet Earth. To The Shore are removed. Harvest label
         
DURAN DURAN
CAT NR ST-12158
A: Planet Earth, Girls On Film, Is There Anyone Out There, Careless Memories
B: Night Boat, Sound Of Thunder, Friends Of Mine, Tel Aviv
Include Night Version of Planet Earth. To The Shore are removed
 
                   
DURAN DURAN
CAT NR EMCD 3372
A: Girls On Film, Planet Earth, Anyone Out There, To The Shore, Careless Memories
B: Night Boat, Sound Of Thunder, Friends Of Mine, Tel Aviv
C: Planet Earth (Night Version), Girls On Film (Extended Night Version)
D: Planet Earth (Night Mix), Girls On Film (Night Mix)
Reissue 2010
 
                   
DURAN DURAN
CAT NR 50999 6096061 0
A: Girls On Film, Planet Earth, Anyone Out There, To The Shore, Careless Memories
B: Night Boat, Sound Of Thunder, Friends Of Mine, Tel Aviv
C: Planet Earth (Night Version), Girls On Film (Extended Night Version)
D: Planet Earth (Night Mix), Girls On Film (Night Mix)
Reissue 9th Oct 2020 - Limited Edition on White Vinyl
                   
DURAN DURAN
CAT NR 0777 7 89956 2 3 
Girls On Film, Planet Earth, Anyone Out There, Careless Memories
Is There Something I Should Know?, Night Boat, Sound Of Thunder, Friends Of Mine
Tel Aviv, To The Shore
From 2 CD Box in Slipcase. 2002 release
                   
DURAN DURAN
CAT NR 7 24358 43802
Girls On Film, Planet Earth, Anyone Out There, To The Shore, Careless Memories
Night Boat, Sound Of Thunder, Friends Of Mine, Tel Aviv
Gatefold Sleeve. Reissue 2003
         
DURAN DURAN
CAT NR 7 24358 43852
Girls On Film, Planet Earth, Anyone Out There, To The Shore, Careless Memories
Night Boat, Sound Of Thunder, Friends Of Mine, Tel Aviv
Gatefold Sleeve. Reissue 2003. Copy Protected
         
DURAN DURAN
CAT NR 75099967977420
Girls On Film, Planet Earth, Anyone Out There, To The Shore, Careless Memories
Night Boat, Sound Of Thunder, Friends Of Mine, Tel Aviv
B-Sides - Late Bar, Khanada, Fame, Faster Than Light
Slipcase Sleeve
         
DURAN DURAN
CAT NR CDP 7 46042 2 (DIDX 246)
Girls On Film, Planet Earth, Anyone Out There, Careless Memories
Is There Something I Should Know?, Night Boat, Sound Of Thunder, Friends Of Mine, Tel Aviv
Reissue. Include Is There Something I Should Know?
         
DURAN DURAN
CAT NR CDP 7 46042 2
Girls On Film, Planet Earth, Anyone Out There, Careless Memories
Is There Something I Should Know?, Night Boat, Sound Of Thunder, Friends Of Mine, Tel Aviv
Reissue. No barcode. Include Is There Something I Should Know?
                   
DURAN DURAN
CAT NR TOCP-70383
Girls On Film, Planet Earth, Anyone Out There, To The Shore, Careless Memories
Night Boat, Sound Of Thunder, Friends Of Mine, Tel Aviv 
A replica of the original LP in CD format and size
Includes mini poster, OBI, insert and inner sleeve. Reissue 2008
                   
DURAN DURAN DELUXE EDITION
CAT NR EMCX 3372
CD1: Girls On Film, Planet Earth, Anyone Out There, To The Shore, Careless Memories
Night Boat, Sound Of Thunder, Friends Of Mine, Tel Aviv, Late Bar, Khanada, Fame, Faster Than Light
CD2: Girls On Film (AIR Studio Version), Tel Aviv (AIR Studio Version)
Anyone Out There (Manchester Square Demo), Planet Earth (Manchester Square Demo)
Friends Of Mine (Manchester Square Demo), Late Bar (Manchester Square Demo)
Night Boat (BBC Radio 1), Girls On Film (BBC Radio 1), Anyone Out There (BBC Radio 1)
Like An Angel (BBC Radio 1), Planet Earth (Night Version), Girls On Film (Extended Night Version)
Planet Earth (Night Mix), Girls On Film (Night Mix)
DVD: Planet Earth, Planet Earth (Club version), Careless Memories
Girls On Film [Long Uncensored Version - Explicit], Girls On Film [Short Censored Version]
Night Boat, A Day In The Life Featured, Planet Earth (Top Of The Pops)
Careless Memories (Top Of The Pops), Girls On Film (Top Of The Pops)
Night Boat (Old Grey Whistle Test), Anyone Out There (Old Grey Whistle Test)
Girls On Film (Get Set For Summer), Friends Of Mine (Multi-Colored Swap Shop)
Girls On Film (Multi-Colored Swap Shop)
DURAN DURAN
CAT NR TC EMC 3372
A: Girls On Film, Planet Earth, Anyone Out There, To the Shore, Careless Memories
B: Night Boat, Sound Of Thunder, Friends Of Mine, Tel Aviv
DURAN DURAN
CAT NR TC-EMC-3372
A: Girls On Film, Planet Earth, Anyone Out There, To the Shore, Careless Memories
B: Night Boat, Sound Of Thunder, Friends Of Mine, Tel Aviv
DURAN DURAN
CAT NR 4XT-12158
A: Planet Earth, Girls on Film, Anyone Out There, Careless Memories
B: (Waiting for the) Night Boat, Sound Of Thunder, Friends Of Mine, Tel Aviv
DURAN DURAN
CAT NR IMD 7716
A: Girls On Film, Planet Earth, Anyone Out There, To the Shore, Careless Memories
B: Night Boat, Sound Of Thunder, Friends Of Mine, Tel Aviv
'Tel Aviv' appears edited and is not listed in the sleeve
DURAN DURAN
CAT NR S-2427A
A: My Own Way, Girls On Film, Planet Earth, To the Shore, Careless Memories, Tel Aviv
B: Like an Angel, Night Boat, Sound Of Thunder, Friends Of Mine, Anyone Out There
Different track list. Unofficial release 1982
DURAN DURAN
CAT NR TC-FA 3185
A: Girls On Film, Planet Earth, Anyone Out There, To the Shore, Careless Memories
B: Night Boat, Sound Of Thunder, Friends Of Mine, Tel Aviv
Reissue 1983
is the third single, released on 13 July 1981. The single became Duran Duran's Top 10 breakthrough in the UK, peaking at Number 5 on 25 July 1981. Its success was particularly gratifying for the band, who had personally selected it for release following the failure of its predecessor, CARELESS MEMORIES, which had been chosen by their record company, EMI. It's popularity provided a major boost to sales of the band's eponymous début album, Duran Duran, which had been released a month earlier.
         
GIRLS ON FILM
CAT NR EMI 5206
A: Girls On Film
B: Faster Than Light
Generic EMI sleeve
         
GIRLS ON FILM
CAT NR EMI 562
A: Girls On Film
B: Faster Than Light
Generic EMI sleeve
         
GIRLS ON FILM
CAT NR EMI 72863
A: Girls On Film
B: Sound Of Thunder
Generic Harvest sleeve. Stamped Nov 04 1981 on back sleeve
         
GIRLS ON FILM
CAT NR 1C006-64 501
A: Girls On Film
B: Faster Than Light
         
GIRLS ON FILM
CAT NR EMI 5206
A: Girls On Film
B: Faster Than Light
Generic EMI sleeve
                   
GIRLS ON FILM (グラビアの美少女)
CAT NR EMS-17166 
A: Girls On Film
B: Faster Than Light
Unique sleeve
         
GIRLS ON FILM
CAT NR 11C 008-64501
A: Girls On Film
B: Faster Than Light
         
LAS CHICAS EN LA PELICULA
CAT NR 10C 006-064.501
A: Girls On Film (Las Chicas En La Película)
B: Faster Than Light (Más Rápido Que La Luz)
Unique sleeve
         
GIRLS ON FILM
CAT NR EMI 5206 
A: Girls On Film
B: Faster Than Light
Assorted Images - Knockout Center
         
GIRLS ON FILM
CAT NR 062-2007176
A: Girls On Film (Night Version)
B: Girls On Film (Instrumental), Faster Than Light
Include Girls On Film Instrumental. Only released here. Repress
         
GIRLS ON FILM
CAT NR 12 EMI 5206 
A: Girls On Film (Night Version)
B: Girls On Film, Faster Than Light
         
GIRLS ON FILM
CAT NR 12 EMI 5206 
A: Girls On Film (Night Version)
B: Girls On Film, Faster Than Light
Black Label - Black Sleeve - Repress
         
GIRLS ON FILM
CAT NR SPRO 9680
A: Girls On Film (Club Version)
B: Girls On Film (Radio Version)
Generic Black Sleeve with sticker
                   
GIRLS ON FILM
CAT NR 7243 5 51728 2 2 (CD3)
Girls on Film, Faster Than Light, Girls on Film (Night Version)
2003 Release
         
AIR STUDIO DEMOS
CAT NUMBER L-B-001
A: Girls On Film (Demo Version)
B: Tel Aviv (Demo Version)
Bootleg Release 31 March 2021
         
TO THE SHORE
CAT NUMBER L-B-002
A: To The Shore (Alternate Version)
B: Late Bar (Demo Version)
Bootleg Release 30 March 2021
is a promotional-only 12" vinyl single, released in the UK by Tritec Music during 1981. This is a sampler single, featuring tracks from DURAN DURAN debut album. Housed in a plain sleeve, the single was also issued with a promo sheet that included details about the album.
         
SOUND OF THUNDER
CAT NR PSLP 344
A: Sound Of Thunder
B: Anyone Out There, Tel Aviv
Generic Black Sleeve - Sampler
ANYONE OUT THERE
is a 7" vinyl single, released only in Brazil by Harvest as a promo single during 1982. 2 different sleeves; Emi and Nexus sleeve.
         
ANYONE OUT THERE
CAT NR 31 C 006 64832
A: Anyone Out There
B: Planet Earth
33 1/3 Rpm
NITE ROMANTICS
contains four album related recordings. Included is the Night Version of PLANET EARTH, a track released on the 12" single edition. There is also a cover version of David Bowie's "Fame", an artist who Duran Duran toured the USA during his Glass Spider Tour in 1987. The record was released in a unique promo stickered picture sleeve featuring Japanese text biography and includes a lyric insert, with a black Japanese New Romantics obi-strip. The sleeve includes a front cover photograph taken at Rum Runner nightclub, a venue where they were the resident band in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Released in July 1981
                   
NITE ROMANTICS (ナイト・ロマンティックス)
CAT NR EMS 41005 
A: Planet Earth (Night version), Khanada
B: Girls On Film (Night version), Fame
NIGHT VERSIONS
EP was a limited edition single, released in 1982 when the band were touring Australia for the first time with The Rio Tour. The version of GIRLS ON FILM is totally unique and was not available on any other release, which features a slower song tempo and includes cameras clicking in the first few bars.
         
NIGHT VERSIONS
CAT NR ED 45
A: Girls on Film (Extended)
B: Planet Earth (Extended)
         
NIGHT VERSIONS
CAT NR GOOD 38
A: Girls on Film (Extended)
B: Planet Earth (Extended)
BBC IN CONCERT: HAMMERSMITH ODEON 17TH DECEMBER 1981
is a Duran Duran 13-track live album, released as a download by EMI on 29 March 2010. Recorded during The Careless Memories Tour at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, UK on 17 December 1981. The album includes "Last Chance on the Stairway", played before the song featured on the Rio album in 1982.
BBC IN CONCERT: HAMMERSMITH ODEON 17TH DECEMBER 1981
NO CAT NUMBER
Anyone Out There, Planet Earth, To The Shore, Late Bar, Last Change On The Stairway
Khanada, Nightboat, Sound Of Thunder, Faster Than Light, My Own Way, Careless Memories
Girls On Film, Planet Earth (Night Version)
DURAN DURAN WORDS & MUSIC WITH GUITAR BOXES
ISBN 07119.0042.6 / AM 30388
Anyone Out There, Careless Memories, Friends of Mine, Girls on Film
Night Boat, Planet Earth, Sound of Thunder, Tel Aviv, To the Shore
Sheet Music Book