ON THIS DAY, 1983...
On 21st November 1983, Duran Duran released 'Seven and the Ragged Tige'. This is the bands third studio album. The album title is a phrase that the band's keyboardist Nick Rhodes came up with.
The album continued the band's success that had begun with their previous albums, 'Duran Duran' (1981) and 'Rio' (1982). 'Seven and the Ragged Tiger' includes hit singles such as 'Union of the Snake', 'New Moon on Monday', and 'The Reflex'.
The album showcases Duran Duran's distinctive blend of new wave, synth-pop, and dance-rock elements.
The band's stylish image and innovative music videos also contributed to their popularity during this period.
The album's title and cover art suggest a theme of mystical adventure, and the songs explore a variety of themes, often with a sense of escapism and romance.
The album was well-received commercially, reaching number one in the UK Albums Chart and spawning successful singles that helped maintain Duran Duran's status as one of the leading bands of the 1980s.