Tears For Fears have announced they will release a 40th anniversary edition of their debut album The Hurting, originally released back in 1983, through Virgin/UMR on. May 12.
The album, a conceptual piece about of childhood psychological trauma and Arthur Janov’s Primal Scream therapy, the theories behind which gave the band their name, featured three top-five hit singles: Mad World, Change and Pale Shelter. The album peaked at No. 1 on the UK Album Chart in its second week of release and was certified Gold by the BPI within three weeks, staying in the charts for over a year and reaching Platinum status in early 1985.
The new version will be reissued as an Abbey Road Half Speed Mastered vinyl and as a newly created Dolby Atmos mix by Steven Wilson. The Dolby Atmos mix, along with a 5.1 mix, an instrumental mix, the original album master and two previously unheard tracks.
“It’s a very consistent album with its own distinct personality,” says Roland Orzabal, who wrote the album. “I’m not sure if we’ve made a more emotional record since, but I’d like to think we’ve hit higher musical peaks.”
“We only noticed it in the last couple years, when we played Bonnaroo, which is ostensibly a far younger festival,” adds Curt Smith. “We expected maybe a thousand people if we were lucky, and it was stretched past the tent overhang and went all the way back. I’m looking at the front of the audience and they’re all far younger than me and they’re all singing all the lyrics to every song from The Hurting. It was shocking to me. When you look at it retrospectively, it makes sense, because we wrote it when we were that age. Those lyrics resonate with a younger audience. But that was when I noticed a shift, when we started playing festivals and noticed there was a younger audience we were gaining in America.”
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- Tears For Fears - The Tipping Point - Indie Exclusive Green Vinyl - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $36.59, €34.19 (New Item) (arrived 14-Mar-2023 17:35)on March 20, 2023 at 9:46 pm
TEARS FOR FEARS The Tipping Point (Indie Store Exclusive 2022 UK/EU limited edition 10-track LP pressed on Green Vinyl, their hotly-anticipated, ambitious, accomplished and surprising first new studio album in nearly two decades! Roland and Curt reunited and back on top form... Highly recommended)
- Tears For Fears - The Seeds Of Love: Super Deluxe Edition 4CD+1Blu-Ray - Sealed - UK - cd album box set - £79.99, $97.59, €91.19 (New Item) (arrived 30-Dec-2022 10:10)on March 20, 2023 at 9:46 pm
TEARS FOR FEARS The Seeds Of Love (Super Deluxe Edition 2020 UK/EU limited edition 4-CD + 1-Blu-Ray Disc box set. Featuring the original 1989 album newly remastered, plus three additional CDs showcasing B-Sides, Alternate Mixes and 60-minutes of previously unheard Demos & Live Rehearsals. The final disc is a spatial audio Blu-Ray containing a new 5.1 Surround Sound Mix of the album by Steven Wilson, in conjunction with Roland Orzabal. An extensive booklet featuring new interviews and a replica tour programme complete the package. Housed inside a clamshell picture box which remains factory sealed. Highly recommended)
- Tears For Fears - Change - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $18.30, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 26-Sep-2022 10:10)on March 20, 2023 at 9:46 pm
TEARS FOR FEARS Change (1982 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single, also including the Extended Version plus The Conflict. The glossy picture sleeve shows a little shelf/ringwear with minimal corner creasing whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of playIDEA412)
- Tears For Fears - Change - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $8.53, €7.97 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2022 12:12)on March 20, 2023 at 9:46 pm
TEARS FOR FEARS Change (1982 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including The Conflict. The vinyl remains in EX condition within the picture sleeve IDEA4)
- Tears For Fears - I Believe - UK - 10" vinyl - £12.00, $14.64, €13.68 (New Item) (arrived 31-Oct-2022 16:11)on March 20, 2023 at 9:46 pm
TEARS FOR FEARS I Believe (1985 UK limited edition 3-track 10" vinyl single, includes A Soulful Re-Recording of title track along with Sea Song. The glossy picture sleeve has some wear & the vinyl remains excellent IDEA1110)
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