Out of My Mind (Duran Duran song)

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"Out Of My Mind"
Single by Duran Duran
from the album Medazzaland
B-side "Sinner or Saint", "Silva Halo"
Released 27 March 1997
Format 12", CD Single
Recorded London, 1996
Genre Rock, Ethereal Wave
Length 4:15
Label Capitol, Virgin - VS 1639
Writer(s) Duran Duran
Producer(s) Duran Duran
Duran Duran singles chronology
"White Lines"
(1995)
"Out Of My Mind"
(1997)
"Electric Barbarella"
(1997)

"Out Of My Mind" is the 28th single by Duran Duran. The song is part of the Duran Duran album Medazzaland, but was released as a single from the soundtrack to the 1997 Val Kilmer film The Saint.

About the song[edit]

During the development of Medazzaland, "Out Of My Mind" was written by Simon Le Bon as the last of a trilogy of songs for his late friend David Miles (the others being "Do You Believe in Shame?" and "Ordinary World").

After the album was complete, Capitol Records shopped around certain tracks to Hollywood movie studios, hoping to get a Duran Duran song attached to one of the year's summer blockbusters. In January, Paramount Pictures showed interest in including "Out Of My Mind" on the soundtrack album for The Saint.

In March 1997, the soundtrack and single for "Out Of My Mind" were released internationally on Virgin Records, marking the first time a Duran Duran release (single or album) had been released on an imprint other than EMI/Parlophone (or Capitol/EMI for North America). Virgin is also a division of EMI.

Music video[edit]

The video was filmed by director Dean Karr in February, at the historic Krumlov Castle in the city of Český Krumlov, in the Czech Republic.[1] It featured many special effects, including the use of sophisticated prosthetic makeup to age singer Simon Le Bon over the course of the video.[2]

B-sides, bonus tracks and remixes[edit]

"Out Of My Mind" featured the two b-sides "Sinner or Saint" (written specifically for the movie) and "Silva Halo", an album track from Medazzaland.

There were a multitude of remixes done for the track, mostly by the Perfecto crew (Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne).[3] In 1997-2001 live performances, the band chose to perform the darker and more rock-oriented Perfecto version rather than the album version.

Chart positions[edit]

The single peaked at #21 on UK Singles Chart in May, and at #14 in Italy.

Track listing[edit]

CD: Virgin / VSCDT1639 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Out Of My Mind" (album version) (4:15)
  2. "Silva Halo" (2:24)
  3. "Sinner or Saint" (4:06)
  4. "Out Of My Mind" (electric remix) (4:25)

CD: Virgin / VSCDX1639 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Out Of My Mind" (perfecto radio edit) (3:46)
  2. "Out Of My Mind" (perfecto mix) (5:51)
  3. "Out Of My Mind" (perfecto instrumental) (5:47)
  4. "Out Of My Mind" (perfecto dub 1) (6:41)

CD: Virgin / V25D-38586 (US)[edit]

  1. "Out of My Mind" (Metropolis Remix) (4:28)
  2. "Sinner or Saint" (4:07)

12": Virgin / VST 1639 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Out Of My Mind" (perfecto mix) (5:51)
  2. "Out Of My Mind" (perfecto instrumental) (5:47)
  3. "Out Of My Mind" (perfecto dub 1) (6:41)
  4. "Out Of My Mind" (perfecto dub 2) (6:25)

Other appearances[edit]

Aside from the single, "Out Of My Mind" has also appeared on:

Albums:

Singles:

Personnel[edit]

Duran Duran are:

Other credits[edit]

  • Dave DiCenso - live drums
  • Talvin Singh - tabla and santoor

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duran Duran at Krumlov Castle
  2. ^ SMG FX: photos of Out of My Mind makeup
  3. ^ Tom McClintock's Duran Duran discography PDF (216 KiB)


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