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Submitted by Sandy Graham

In the years when artists released ‘albums’ their artwork was always their insignia. You knew when Santana had a new album, Grateful Dead always had their logo, The Rolling Stones ‘lips’.That artwork translated to their tour posters, t-shirts, tour jackets, merchandise. In today’s day and age, they call it branding. We just knew it as great artists and great music.

Andrew Golub, who I have come to know affectionately as ‘Durandy’ understands that magic, that marketing skill of posters and the band he chose to focus on is Duran Duran.

A chance email to Cashbox Canada about this beautiful keepsake hardcover book made me realize how the music business has no borders. Andrew Golub reached out to us to see if we would like to review his offering of reverence to this legendary band, Duran Duran.  Self published and self promoted, he was asking if we could do a short piece and offered to send a book to our office. After receiving the book and looking through the glorious history and collection, there wasn’t a doubt in my mind this story was worthy of a cover. (Please remember we only have 51 covers a year so we try to chose wisely.)

The Music Between Us examines the impact Duran Duran has made on audiences around the world, seen through the lens of fans' concert memories. With rare handbills, flyers, and advertisements as context, four decades of Duran Duran's live experience are quantified in the words of those who attended specific shows. Whether describing the first time ever seeing the band, or recounting frenzied efforts to catch John Taylor's eye on stage, fans reveal themselves with remarkable humor, poignant candor, and absolute pride in their devotion to Duran Duran. A music icon's history comes to life in the voices that speak the loudest: the loyal Duranies.

Duran Duran personified new wave for much of the mainstream audience. And for good reason. Duran Duran's reputation was built through music videos, which accentuated their fashion-model looks and glamorous sense of style. Without music videos, it's likely that their pop-funk -- described by the group as the Sex Pistols-meet-Chic -- would never have made them international pop stars. While Duran Duran did have sharper pop sensibilities than their new romantic contemporaries like Spandau Ballet and Ultravox, none of their...

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