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Duran Duran - Drowning Man Album

Duran Duran - Drowning Man Album Performer: Duran Duran
Title: Drowning Man
Style: Progressive House, Dance-pop
Label: Capitol Records
# Cat: Y 0777 7 15995 6 9
Released: 1993
Country: US
FLAC album: 1423 mb
MP3 album: 1225 mb
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Electronic / Disco


1Drowning Man (Album Version)5:14
2Drowning Man (Dub)
Producer [Additional], Remix – D:Ream
3Drowning Man (Ambient Dub)
Producer [Additional], Remix – D:Ream
4Drowning Man (Instrumental)
Producer [Additional], Remix – D:Ream
5Drowning Man (12" A)
Producer [Additional], Remix – D:Ream


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
PROCD-15995Duran Duran Drowning Man ‎(CDr, Maxi, Unofficial)Capitol Records PROCD-15995Belgium2005
Y 0777 7 15995 6 9, PY-15995Duran Duran Drowning Man ‎(12", Single, Promo)Capitol Records, Capitol RecordsY 0777 7 15995 6 9, PY-15995US1993
S7-17438Duran Duran Drowning Man ‎(7", Jukebox)Capitol RecordsS7-17438US1993
12DDDJ18DD Drowning Man / Too Much Information ‎(12", Promo)EMI12DDDJ18UK1993


  • Art DirectionDuran Duran, Nick Egan
  • DesignEric Roinestad
  • Illustration [Cover]Nikki Bass
  • ManagementLeft Bank Management
  • Mastered ByWally
  • ProducerDuran Duran, John Jones
  • Written-ByDuran Duran


Info on sleeve:
[B2] From the Compact Disc and Cassette, "DURAN DURAN"
(P)1993 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd.
(C)1993 EMI Records Ltd.
Manufactured by Capitol Records, Inc., A Subsidiary of Capitol-EMI Music, Inc., Hollywood and Vine Streets, Hollywood, California. [...]
Printed in U.S.A.


  • Barcode (Scanned): 077771599569
  • Barcode (Text): 0 7777-15995-6 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side A): x601966A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side A): x601966B
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side A): x601966C
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side B): x601966D
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side B): x601966
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, Variant 1): [SRC logo] Y-1-15995 F-2 '- MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, Variant 1): [SRC logo] Y-2-15995 F-2 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, Variant 2): [SRC logo] Y-1-15995 F-1 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, Variant 2): [SRC logo] Y-2-15995 F-1 MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.
  • Record Company – Capitol-EMI Music, Inc.
  • Mastered At – Capitol Mastering
  • Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation

Comments: (2)
I hated this when it came out. Now I guess it's not so bad. It's middle-of-the-road, chunky progressive house, just chugging along with a duotone bassline and vaguely trancey vibe, pretty much always keeping some minor-key piano chords and synth pads in play. You can tell it's a remix of a pop song, though, something for the clubs rather than the raves. Closest analogs are The Grid, Justin Robertson, and Pet Shop Boys' "Music For Boys".

Despite being a relatively limited release as Duran Duran singles go, it's easy to find and still affordable.

Weirdly, the album version is mastered 5 dB louder than the remixes.
The original version of 'Drowning Man' appeared on the DD Wedding Album. About a year later these remixes were released and they barely resemble the album version, which doesn't mean they are bad remixes, they are actually quite good. All versions are dance floor friendly and have a dub feel to them. The lyrics 'your going down' are constantly sampled and resampled, making the point of a drowning man.