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Permanent Record Podcast

Brian and Sarah are your hosts for this look back at albums from the New Wave and Classic Rock genres-- albums which have earned a permanent spot in their record collection. The hosts start the discussion with a history of the album, followed by their personal history with it. Over the course of two episodes, they do a track-by-track review of the album and the videos that accompany the singles. They conclude by each giving the album a final review and rating of zero to five record adapters. Join Brian and Sarah in this fun look back at the hits-- along with some misses-- of the 70s and 80s!

Oct 16, 2018

Episode 68: Duran Duran - Rio (1982) Part 3

Brian and Sarah are just about ready to flip Duran Duran's second  album over to side two and check out what awaits them there. Before they do that though, they happily share some more five-star reviews from iTunes, and they congratulate the winner of the Summer of Sharing contest, Terry Kemp!  Thanks to everyone who participated and helped to spread the word about the show!

Part 3: Track by Track, Continued

Side Two of Rio only contains four songs, but that doesn't prevent Brian and Sarah from having a long, detailed discussion about the four songs and the two videos. During that discussion, Gordon Lightfoot is mentioned again and Human League is mentioned twice! And Brian, having tried valiantly to avoid it for two episodes, finally goes into full-blown James Bond Podcast mode! (It was inevitable, wasn't it?) 

New Religion
Last Chance on the Stairway
Save a Prayer
The Chauffeur

Part 4: Extra Credit

After such an in-depth discussion of an important album by a prominent New Wave band, Brian is hoping Sarah has come up with a worthy extra credit question.  Once she asks it, Brian's reaction makes it clear he's quite satisfied with it! You'll have to listen to find out what it is, though!

Part 5: Final Review and Rating

Now that they've spent several hours talking about the album Rio, the time has finally come for our hosts to give their final reviews and record-adapter ratings.  They've both said some very complimentary things about the songs along the way, but will the fact that neither Brian nor Sarah owned this album back in the day factor into their assessments?

Bonus Feature: Sarah's Secret Song Snippet

This time the bonus feature isn't at the beginning of the episode, or at the end! Brian decides to change things up and introduce the feature somewhere in the middle of the discussion. Sarah's prepared for this, although she is a little worried her song snippet is another really easy one.

See the videos here:

Save a Prayer

The Chauffeur

Orchestral version of The Chauffeur in Christian Dior show



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