Tears For Fears unveil details of the 30th Anniversary Edition of The Hurting

Universal Music Catalogue and Virgin / EMI are thrilled to announce the release of Tears For Fears The Hurting 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition on October 21st, 2013

This 30th Anniversary edition of The Hurting is the first serious re-examination of the album and its attendant singles. Comprehensively remastered at Abbey Road studios and overseen by Roland and Curt it contains such nuggets as: the 1981 version of ‘Suffer The Children’, included here in four versions; 7” single, 12” remix, instrumental and unique version that only came to light in 1999 (issued on a promotional-only CD). Likewise, the first March 1982 release of ‘Pale Shelter’ also makes an appearance on CD 2 of this set, in both original 7” and 12” versions. Because ‘Suffer The Children’ and ‘Pale Shelter’ were later re-recorded for the album (with Chris Hughes and Ross Cullum producing), these early cuts were unique to the vinyl singles issued at the time, and this deluxe edition marks their CD debut.

Other alternates featured on this 30th anniversary celebration include ‘Change (New Version)’. Tape fans might recall this track being appended to the original UK cassette. Like much of the bonus material on this deluxe edition, it has never before been issued on CD.

Different recordings of album tracks ‘The Prisoner’ and ‘Ideas As Opiates ‘(originally issued on the B-sides of some of the early singles) bring the total number songs on The Hurting available in alternate form to five – half of the album. This deluxe set includes all the 12” remixes, and B-sides, including ‘Wino’, another track previously unissued on CD.

Also available is a Deluxe 2 Disc Edition including Disc 1 and 2.

‘In My Mind’s Eye’ Live At Hammersmith DVD – This is the first time this has been released on DVD.

Tears For Fears have also recorded a new cover version of Arcade Fire’s 'Ready To Start'

With a career that has spanned three decades, Tears For Fears stand out as one of the most successful singer, song-writer and producer duos of the modern era.

30th Anniversary Edition Box Set
Full track listing below


The Original Album

The Hurting
Mad World
Pale Shelter
Ideas As Opiates
Memories Fade
Suffer The Children
Watch Me Bleed
The Prisoner
Start Of The Breakdown


Singles, B-Sides, Mixes & Rarities

Suffer The Children (original 7")
Pale Shelter (original 7")
The Prisoner (original version)
Ideas As Opiates
Change (new version)
Suffer The Children (remix)
Pale Shelter (original 12")
Mad World (world remix)
Change (extended version)
Pale Shelter (reissue 12")
Suffer The Children (instrumental)
Change (7" edit)
Wino (B-side)
The Conflict (B-side)
We Are Broken (B-side)
Suffer The Children (promo CD)


The BBC Sessions

Ideas As Opiates (Peel Session)
Suffer The Children (Peel Session)
The Prisoner (Peel Session)
The Hurting (Peel Session)
Memories Fade (Jensen Session)
The Prisoner (Jensen Session)
The Start Of The Breakdown (Jensen Session)
The Hurting (Jensen Session)
Start Of The Breakdown (Live)
Change (Jensen Session)


‘In My Mind’s Eye’ – Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, 1984.

Start Of The Breakdown
Mothers Talk
Pale Shelter
The Working Hour
The Prisoner
Ideas As Opiates
Mad World
We Are Broken
Head Over Heels
Suffer The Children
The Hurting
Memories Fade

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