Duran Duran – Rio original 1982 Japan LP with obi


An original Japanese pressing of Rio by Duran Duran, complete with original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original 1982 Japanese pressing of Rio by Duran Duran, complete with original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Rio is a Japanese first pressing, complete with color lyric insert and original obi.

The cover is M-, with trace wear at the corners.  The obi and insert are M-.

The disc is M- and appears to have had little, if any, play.

A nice copy of a classic LP.

Background: Rio, released in 1982, was the second album by Duran Duran, reaching #2 in the UK and #6 on the U.S. charts, helped by the singles “Hungry Like the Wolf,” “Save a Prayer,” and “Rio.”

Allmusic.com gave Rio a 4 1/2 star review:

From its Nagel cover to the haircuts and overall design — and first and foremost the music — Rio is as representative of the ’80s at its best as it gets. The original Duran Duran’s high point, and just as likely the band’s as a whole, its fusion of style and substance ensures that even two decades after its release it remains as listenable and danceable as ever…. From start to finish, a great album that has outlasted its era.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1982
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in