On May 15, 1993, Duran Duran played an intimate acoustic show at the now-defunct Tower Records in Hollywood. Only attended by those who won tickets as part of an exclusive radio contest, the show served as a radical departure from the full-band splendor enjoyed on the Dilate Your Mind World Tour. Three tracks from the one-night-only event were captured on the No Ordinary EP, a cassette given away free in the United States with a purchase of the "Too Much Information" single.
With Nick Rhodes peppering sparse keyboards into a steady mix of stripped-down arrangement, everything from the breakthrough track "Hungry Like the Wolf" to the laidback "Come Undone" is reimagined to assume more reflective musical duties. Never released as a package elsewhere, the No Ordinary EP is a unique lens into a sliver of the British new-wave outfit's expansive discography, and feels at home on the strictly limited warm white vinyl format.
"Come Undone"/"Notorious"/"Hungry Like The Wolf"