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(Reach Up for The) Sunrise

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B-side  "Know It All"
Format  12", single
Length  3:27
Released  4 October 2004
Recorded  2001-2004
Genre  Rock, pop rock, new wave

"(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" is a song by Duran Duran, the first single from the album Astronaut and their 31st single overall. It was the first single since "A View to a Kill" in 1985 to feature all five of the original members of the band.

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Music video

The video was directed by Michael and Mark Polish (aka the Polish Brothers), and featured each band member on their own journey across various landscapes, only to be joined together on a stage before an intense sunrise for the chorus.

Each band member's storyline was filmed in a different film or digital format, creating a very different look for each set of scenes. Several versions of the video were made available on the Internet, with each version focusing on the storyline of one band member.

The band always plays the Jason Nevins version live in concert. The version on the album also incorporates parts from the Jason Nevins version, to which he is credited in the liner notes on the album.

B-sides, bonus tracks and remixes

The worldwide B-side was the otherwise-unreleased instrumental "Know It All", along with several remixes of the A-side from Jason Nevins, Eric Prydz, Ferry Corsten and Peter Presta, among others.

Complete List of Remixes

  1. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" - 3:24
  2. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Alex G Cosmic Mix)" - 5:44
  3. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Almighty Club Mix)" - 7:26
  4. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Almighty Instrumental Remix)" -
  5. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Almighty Vocal Mix)" -
  6. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Eric Prydz Mix)" - 6:46
  7. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Ferry Corsten Dub Mix)" - 7:28
  8. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Full Intention Club Mix)" - 7:10
  9. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Full Intention Dub Mix)" - 6:35
  10. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Full Intention Radio Mix)" - 3:07
  11. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Jason Nevins Club Mix)" - 7:10
  12. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Jason Nevins Radio Mix)" - 4:15
  13. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Justin Strauss Unreleased Mix - 2013)" - 7:41
  14. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Peter Presta Apple Jaxx Mix)" - 6:15
  15. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Peter Presta NY Tribal Mix)" - 5:55
  16. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Wayne G & Andy Allder Remix)" - 7:12

Chart positions

The single was released on 27 September and 28 September 2004 in various markets. "Sunrise" peaked at number 5 on the UK singles chart in October 2004, and reached Number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart on 4 December. It helped introduce Duran Duran to a yet another whole new generation of fans and marked the band's first top ten since "Ordinary World" in the UK, even though its chart stay was only 4 weeks. Also, it was #2 in Argentina with a run of thirteen weeks and #1 in FM Rock & Pop Radio Station for two weeks (Argentina), #4 in Spain, top ten in many other European markets, and #2 in Italy where it became the soundtrack of a telephone advertising campaign and resulted to be the 21st most sold single of the year 2004.[1]

CD: Epic / 675353 1 (UK)

  1. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" - 3:24 -
  2. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Alex G Cosmic Mix)" - 5:44

CD: Epic / 675353 2 (UK)

  1. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" - 3:24
  2. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Jason Nevins Radio Mix)" - 4:15
  3. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Ferry Corsten Dub Mix)" - 7:25
  4. "Know It All" - 2:30
  5. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" [Video] - 3:24

CD: Epic / 675273 2 (Australia)

  1. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" - 3:24
  2. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Alex G Cosmic Mix)" - 5:44
  3. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Ferry Corsten Dub Mix)" - 7:25
  4. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Peter Presta NY Tribal Mix)" - 5:55
  5. "Know It All" - 2:30

CD: Epic / 34K 71976 (USA)

  1. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" - 3:24
  2. "Know It All" - 2:30

3"CD: Epic / 6752733 (Germany)

  1. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" - 3:24
  2. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Peter Presta NY Tribal Mix)" - 5:55

CD: Epic / ESK 56921 (USA)

  1. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" - 3:24

CD: Epic / DEP 835 DJ promo (ARGENTINA)(only available on the 'Astronaut' Album presale)

  1. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Ferry Corsten Dub Mix)" - 7:25
  2. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Peter Presta Apple Jaxx Mix)" - 6:15
  3. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Peter Presta NY Tribal Mix)" - 5:55
  4. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Alex G Cosmic Mix)" - 5:44
  5. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Jason Nevins Radio Mix)" - 4:15
  6. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Jason Nevins Club Mix)" - 7:10
  7. "Know It All" - 2:30

CD: Epic / DJ promo (USA)

  1. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Jason Nevins Club Mix)"
  2. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Ferry Corsten Dub Mix)"
  3. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Peter Presta Apple Jaxx Mix)"
  4. "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Peter Presta NY Tribal Mix)"

Other appearances

The song is the theme song for Australia's Seven Network's morning program Sunrise.

Apart from the single, "Sunrise" has also appeared on:

Albums:

  • Astronaut (2004)
  • Singles:

  • "What Happens Tomorrow" (2005)
  • "Falling Down" (2007) (live version)
  • The song was used in Telecom Italia Mobile commercials with Adriana Lima.
  • Personnel

    A remixed version of the song by Jason Nevins appeared on an episode of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy as well as the television soundtrack, released on Capitol Records.

    References

    (Reach Up for The) Sunrise Wikipedia


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