Three years ago, [lastfm]Duran Duran[/lastfm] released Red Carpet Massacre, which ended up being one of the group’s lowest-selling albums ever. For its 2010 comeback, though, they boys from Birmingham have lined up a super-producer to help.
Find out who it is after the jump.
[pullquote quote="Duran Duran is my first musical obsession." credit="Producer Mark Ronson"]
It’s none other than [lastfm]Mark Ronson[/lastfm], who’s produced Lily Allen & Amy Winehouse’s wildly successful albums.
“[lastfm]Duran Duran[/lastfm] is my first musical obsession,” said Ronson, who is best known as the producer behind chart-toppers like[lastfm]Lily Allen[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Amy Winehouse[/lastfm]. “There was a dude that cut the hair of all the kids at school, and I actually went with a picture of ([lastfm]Duran Duran[/lastfm] bassist) John Taylor in all his coiffed glory and had the nerve to ask for it like that. I love that band.”
It’s not the first time that the British pop superstars have worked with a man-of-the-moment producer; much of Red Carpet Massacre was produced by hitmaker [lastfm]Timbaland[/lastfm].
Meanwhile, Ronson loves horn sections, as his instrumental cover of [lastfm]Coldplay[/lastfm]‘s “God Put a Smile On Your Face” from his solo album Version would indicate:
Do you think this is a match made in heaven? Or will it do nothing but remind people of just how good “Rio” is? Sound off below!
[Souce: The Guardian]