Duran Duran (commonly known as The Wedding Album) is the seventh studio album and the second self-titled album by Duran Duran, released on 11 February 1993. It reached the Top Ten in North America and provided two Top Ten hits in the U.S, "Ordinary World" and "Come Undone". Those hits made the band one of only a very select few artists from their era to have true mainstream success in the 1990s, a fact that caught both the record industry and the band members themselves by surprise. The album went multi-platinum in the U.S and Canada, and gave to the band the largest world tour to date.
Recording of the album was completed in early 1992 with an impending release by Capitol Records in the United States. Duran Duran's new management company, Left Bank, was distressed at the apparent lack of enthusiasm for the album and had it pulled from the release schedule. Manager Tommy Manzi later told HitQuarters it was the industry that were unenthusiastic about the return of the band rather than the music consumer. Manzi said that industry insiders "laughed at" Left Bank while they worked on reviving the careers of not only Duran Duran but also Meat Loaf because they would rather focus on "the next hip band" than perceived "old" acts. As it happened, the album reached No. 4 in the UK Albums Chart, their highest charting album since 1983's Seven and the Ragged Tiger.
Four singles taken from the album charted at the U.S: "Ordinary World", which became number one at the U.S airplay, Come Undone (number two airplay) and the dance songs Too Much Information and Drowning Man. Breath After Breath, a collaboration with Milton Nascimento, is released only in Brazil, None of the Above in Japan and Femme Fatale (cover of The Velvet Underground) in France.
During the hiatus while waiting for the album to be released, the band began working on what would become the Thank You album, and a Warren Cuccurullo-derived riff of "First Impression" led to the rapid inclusion of the song "Come Undone".
Frank Zappa (who died months later) and Lou Reed were collaborators in the post-production of the album.