Last night, DJ/Producer Mark Ronson along with Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Kelis (via phone) debuted their recent collaboration "The Man Who Stole a Leopard" on Ronson's Authentic Shit show on East Village Radio. The track appears on Duran Duran's upcoming 13th studio album, All You Need Is Now, produced by Duran Duran and Mark Ronson. The album is set for release as an iTunes download on December 21, 2010 and as a LP/Special Edition CD in February 2011. But for now i'll let SKoA staff member/photographer Liz aka sproutdr tell you a little more about the new track that you can hear below.
It’s been some time since a Duran Duran track has brought me back to why I fell in love with Simon Lebon’s dreamy voice as a teenager. For hardcore “Duranies”, "The Man Who Stole a Leopard" is a sweet trip down memory lane. It is woven with a fine combination of mysterious keyboard sounds (ala Nick Rhodes) and the melodic voice of Kelis. "The Man Who Stole a Leopard" is a track reminiscent of Nightboat, Late Bar, and The Chauffeur. True D2 fans will appreciate the atmospheric Duran Duran sound of old with a touch of new.