Duran Duran’s Oakland, California concerts that were filmed for the Arena (An Absurd Notion) movie were also edited to form the one-hour “As The Lights Go Down” concert video recorded August 16th 1984. The name comes from a lyric in the song “Shadows On Your Side” from the Seven and the Ragged Tiger album.
“As The Lights Go Down” is essentially the Arena video with only the music and none of the additional imagery created by Director Russell Mulcahey, although the live footage for many songs was edited differently. A shorter version of this concert was first aired on the Cinemax cable television channel, and later on MTV and other music channels interspersed with commercials. What is offered here is THE VERY FIRST FINAL VERSION of this concert also known as the “North American Version”
The concert was also shown on British television channel ITV, on the 30th December 1984 at 1700 hours. At least two versions exist. The “short version” excludes a few songs. This version is complete. Apart from a double CD and DVD Deluxe edition, this concert was never released on any consumer video media thus far. So if you’re looking for only the DVD from the deluxe edition of “Seven And The ragged Tiger” then you’re at the right place. Below are the track listings.
North American Version
1. Intro: Tiger Tiger
2. Is There Something I Should Know?
3. Hungry Like the Wolf
4. Union of the Snake
5. New Religion
6. Save a Prayer
8. The Seventh Stranger
9. The Chauffeur
10. Planet Earth
11. Careless Memories
12. Girls On Film
Seven And The Ragged Tiger Music Videos
13. Is There Something I Should Know?
14. Union Of The Snake
15. New Moon On Monday (EP Version)
16. The Reflex
17. New Moon On Monday (Movie Version)
TV Performances 1983-1984
18. Is There Something I Should Know? [March 23, 1983] (“Top Of The Pops” TV Performance)
19. The Reflex [April 26, 1984] (“Top Of The Pops” TV Performance)