One of my favourite albums of all time, Tears For Fears’ The Hurting will be re-released as s Super Deluxe Edition from Universal Music in both a two-CD special edition and four-disc box in the UK on October 21.
Originally released in 1983, the debut album from Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, otherwise known as Tears For Fears, lit the touch paper that blasted off one of the most stellar careers of the 1980s.
Immaculately produced, stunningly sequenced and comprised of a sequence of timeless electronic pop classics, ‘The Hurting’ sympathetically explored themes of childhood angst, adolescent heartache and the struggles of the transition from boy to man. It also gave birth to four of the era’s essential singles – ‘Suffer The Children’, ‘Pale Shelter’, ‘Change’ and the landmark megahit ‘Mad World’.
Compiled and remastered with the full involvement of Roland and Curt, ‘The Hurting – 30th Anniversary Edition’ brings together the relevant B-sides, remixes and BBC sessions from the era (many on CD for the first time) on 3 CDs, plus a first-time-on-DVD outing for the legendary concert video ‘In My Mind’s Eye’. Also comes with an extensive book containing interviews in a new essay from Paul Sinclair about the album, a discography, and photos.
The first 500 people will receive a free, limited edition 7” vinyl in rare black and white picture sleeve of ‘Change’. The 7” vinyl are strictly limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
You can pre-order it here.