A special edition available this spring.
hurtThe debut studio album by Tears for Fears celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. It will be re-released as Abbey Road Half-Speed Mastered vinyl and a recreated Dolby Atmos mix by renowned artist and mixer Steven Wilson. of the original album and two songs I’ve never heard before It will be available as a limited standalone Blu-ray disc via superdeluxedition.com exclusively.
It was first released on March 7, 1983. hurt Featuring three classic top five hits “Mad World,” “Change” and “Pale Shelter,” the album peaked at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart in its second week of release and was certified. Gold by BPI in three weeks It stayed on the charts for over a year and reached Platinum status in early 1985. The album also reached the Top 40 in several countries, including Canada, Germany and Australia. hurt It’s an incredibly influential album in America. You can feel the album’s influence on the likes of The Weeknd, Nine Inch Nails, Arcade Fire, Smashing Pumpkins and hits like Michael Andrews & Gary Jules’ “Mad World” from the cult film Donnie Darko.
hurtWritten solely by band member Roland Orzabal. It’s a loose concept album that focuses on issues of childhood psychological trauma and Arthur Janov’s Primal Scream therapy, the theory that gave the band its name. despite the dark content But the album was a huge commercial success and continued to resonate with younger audiences.
Tears For Fears co-founder Curt Smith said last year that “We’ve only noticed in the last couple of years when we’ve played Bonnaroo that it’s obviously a much younger festival. We estimate it could reach a thousand if we’re lucky. and the tent was pitched beyond the tent to the rear. I looked in front of the audience. And they were all much younger than me. And they all sang every song of The Hurting. It was shocking to me. when you look back it makes sense Because this album was written when we were this age. These lyrics resonated with young audiences. But that’s when I noticed the change when we started playing festivals and noticed that there was a younger audience than we got in America.”
Musically, the album is informed by Roland & Curt’s shared love. in the light by Talking Heads, David Bowie’s Scary Monsters and Super Creepsof David Byrne and Brian Eno My life in the ghost bushand in particular Peter Gabriel’s untitled third album, known as melt.
“It was an album that was very in keeping with my personality,” Orzabal recalls. “I’m not sure if we’ve made a more emotional album since then. But I would like to think that we have reached a higher musical peak.”
The new Half-Speed Remaster of hurt It was performed by acclaimed audio engineer Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, using half-speed manipulation techniques that create superior vinyl cuts, Dolby Atmos mixing, which remixes the album into spatial 3D sound. Created by artist Steven Wilson, who has previously remixed it. The song of tears because of fear from the big chair, seeds of love.and turning point in spatial audio format
In addition to streaming, the Dolby Atmos mix will be released as a standalone Blu-ray Disc featuring Wilson’s Atmos Mix, his 5.1 Mix, and his Stereo Instrument Mix. Includes the original 1985 stereo master and two newly discovered versions of “Mad World” ” and ‘Watch Me Bleed’ produced by Mike Howlett.
2023 Dolby Atmos Mix
2023 DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Mix (96/24)
Original Stereo Mix (TBC details)
2023 Mix (96/24)
- crazy world
- pale shelter
- thoughts while asleep
- memories fade
- child torture
- watch me bleed
- Beginning of the collapse
- Mad Word (Mike Howlett version) (previously unreleased)
- Watch Me Bleed (Mike Howlett version) (previously unreleased)