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Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair

Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair

Performer: Tears For Fears
Title: Songs From The Big Chair
Style: Synth-pop
Released: 1985
Cat#: 824 300-4
Country: France & Benelux
Label: Mercury
Size MP3 version: 2804 mb
Size FLAC version: 2113 mb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 632
Genre: Electronic

Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair


Tracklist

1Shout
Backing Vocals – Sandy McLellandDrums – Chris HughesWritten-By – Stanley, Orzabal
2Listen
Arranged By – Ian StanleyArranged By [Vocal Stylings] – Roland OrzabalVocals [Operatic Vocal] – Marilyn DavidWritten-By – Stanley, Orzabal
3Head Over Heels
Backing Vocals – Annie McCaig, Marilyn Davis, Sandy McLellandGrand Piano – Andy DavisWritten-By – Smith, Orzabal
4Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Soloist, Guitar [2nd Solo] – Neil TaylorWritten-By – Hughes, Stanley, Orzabal
5I Believe
Grand Piano – Roland OrzabalSaxophone – William GregoryWritten-By – Orzabal
6Broken (Live)
Written-By – Orzabal
7Broken
Soloist, Guitar [Solo] – Neil TaylorWritten-By – Orzabal
8The Working Hour
Drums, Arranged By [Drum Arrangement] – Manny EliasDrums, Arranged By [Saxophone Arrangement] – Jerry MarottaGrand Piano – Andy DavisSaxophone – Mel CollinsSoloist, Saxophone [Solos] – William GregoryWritten-By – Stanley, Elias, Orzabal
9Mothers Talk
Backing Vocals – Stevie LangeWritten-By – Stanley, Orzabal

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
MERH 58Tears For Fears Songs From The Big Chair ‎(LP, Album)MercuryMERH 58UK1985
VOG4-1-3353Tears For Fears Songs From The Big Chair ‎(Cass, Album, Bla)VertigoVOG4-1-3353Canada1985
824 300-2Tears For Fears Songs From The Big Chair ‎(CD, Album, RE)Mercury, Phonogram824 300-2GermanyUnknown
67251Tears For Fears Canciones De La Gran Silla = Songs From The Big Chair ‎(Cass, Album)Mercury67251Argentina1985
824 300-2Tears For Fears Songs From The Big Chair ‎(CD, Album, RE)Mercury, Phonogram824 300-2AustralasiaUnknown

Credits

  • ArtworkCürt Evans
  • Authoring [DVD Authoring], Film Technician [Video Restoration]Neil Wilkes
  • Bass, VocalsCurt Smith
  • CoordinatorSteve Hammonds
  • DrumsManny Elias
  • Guitar, Keyboards, VocalsRoland Orzabal
  • Interviewer, Sleeve NotesPaul Sinclair
  • KeyboardsIan Stanley
  • Mastered ByAndrew Walter
  • Remix [2014 Stereo And 5.1 Surround Sound]Steven Wilson
  • Bass Guitar, VocalsCurt Smith
  • DrumsManny Elias
  • EngineerDavid Bascombe
  • Guitar, Keyboards, VocalsRoland Orzabal
  • KeyboardsIan Stanley
  • ManagementPaul King
  • Mastered ByNickz
  • Photography By [Cover]Tim O'Sullivan
  • ProducerChris Hughes

Notes

Imprimé en France.

Sleeve:
© Phonogram Ltd. (London) 1985
℗ 1985 Phonogram Ltd. (London)

Track B4 Broken (Live) is only mentioned on the label.
Comes with Credits / Picture inner sleeve.This compilation ℗ 2014 Mercury Records Limited © 2014 Mercury Records Limited
A Universal Music Group release.

Each CD/DVD is contained in a gatefold cardsleeve.

New copies come shrinkwrapped with a metallic gold front sticker stating (erroneously - because it's 4xCD, 2xDVD):
"Includes
5CD's, newly remastered including B-sides & BBC sessions
DVD 'Scenes from The Big Chair' with TV appearances and promotional videos
Replica Tour Programme
Booklet with rare photos and new interviews with Roland & Curt"

Disc Five specifications:
- DVD-Video layer features 2014 Stereo Mix and Original Stereo Mix in PCM (24bit / 96KHz), and 5.1 Mix in DTS 96/24 (1509kbps) and Dolby Digital (448kbps)
- DVD-Audio layer features 2014 Stereo Mix, Original Stereo Mix and 5.1 Mix in Advanced Resolution (24bit / 96KHz)

Track CD1-9 was the B-side to Shout and also included as a bonus track on the limited edition cassette version of Songs From The Big Chair in the UK.
Track CD1-10 was the B-side to Mothers Talk and also included as a bonus track on the limited edition cassette version of Songs From The Big Chair in the UK.
Track CD1-11 was the B-side to non-album single The Way You Are and also included as a bonus track on the limited edition cassette version of Songs From The Big Chair in the UK.
Track CD1-12 was included as a bonus track on the limited edition cassette version of Songs From The Big Chair in the UK.
Track CD1-13 was the B-side to Change and also included as a bonus track on the limited edition cassette version of Songs From The Big Chair in the UK.
Track CD1-14 was included as a bonus track on the limited edition cassette version of Songs From The Big Chair in the UK.
Track CD1-15 was the B-side to Everybody Wants To Rule The World.
Track CD1-16 was the B-side to Head Over Heels.
Track CD1-17 was the B-side to I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording) in the UK and to the re-recorded version of Mothers Talk in the US.

Track CD2-1 was the A-side of The Way You Are and was first featured on an album/compilation when it was included on the Saturnine Martial & Lunatic compilation.
Track CD2-2 was the single edit of Mothers Talk.
Track CD2-3 was the A-side of Shout.
Track CD2-4 was the single version of Everybody Wants To Rule The World.
Track CD2-5 was the remixed A-side of Head Over Heels.
Track CD2-6 was the A-side of I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording) and features a new vocal and live instrumentation (taken from the Massey Hall performance).
Track CD2-7 was the A-side of Everybody Wants To Run The World.
Track CD2-8 was the DJ edit of the UK promo seven-inch single of The Way You Are.
Track CD2-9 was the A-side of Mothers Talk and only released in Canada and the US.
Track CD2-10 was the A-side of Shout in the US.
Track CD2-11 was the B-side of Everybody Wants To Run The World.
Track CD2-12 was the A-side of the promotional seven-inch single Head Over Heels.
Track CD2-14 was the A-side of Shout = シャウト on seven-inch in Japan and Germany.
Track CD2-15 was the B-side of Famous Last Words on cd and vinyl.
Track CD2-16 was the B-side of Everybody Wants To Rule The World on seven-inch double pack.

Track CD3-1 was the A-side of the The Way You Are 12" and originally received a cd debut as a bonus track on the 1999 reissue of The Hurting.
Track CD3-2 was the A-side of the Mothers Talk (Extended Version) 12".
Track CD3-3 was the A-side of the Shout (Remix Version) 12".
Track CD3-4 was the A-side of the Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Extended Version) 12".
Track CD3-5 was the A-side of the Broken / Head Over Heels / Broken (Preacher Mix) 12".
Track CD3-6 was the A-side of the second Mothers Talk (Beat Of The Drum Mix) 12" in the UK and on the Mothers Talk (Beat Of The Drum Mix) in the US.
Track CD3-7 was a B-side of the I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording) 12" in the UK and the A-side of the Shout in the US.
Track CD3-8 was the C-side of the Everybody Wants To Rule The World seven-inch double-pack and the A-side of the second Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Urban Mix) 12".
Track CD3-9 was first featured as track 2-07 of the 2cd deluxe reissue of Songs From The Big Chair in 2005.
Track CD3-10 was a B-side of the I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording) in the UK and on the Shout 12" promo in the US.
Track CD3-11 was the B-side of the second Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Urban Mix) in the UK.
Track CD3-12 was a B-side to the Shout 12" promo in the US.

Tracks CD4-1 to CD4-3 were recorded for the Richard Skinner show on 7 July 1984.
Tracks CD4-4 to CD4-9 were recorded over four nights at Toronto's Massey Hall at the end of May 1985. Three tracks from the 30 May concert (CD4-5, CD4-6 and CD4-8) were issued on the Live At Massey Hall Canadian 12" promo.
Track CD4-14 was marked as "alt 7" with brass" in the Tears For Fears tape archive and is previously unreleased.

The main info booklet contains a few non-material typos. The durations listed therein are mostly off by up to a few seconds (longer), and the durations for CD2-10 & CD2-14 are erroneously reversed. CD1-7 segues into "Broken (Live)", but this isn't listed (except for in the booklet).

Barcodes

  • Barcode (Box Text): 6 02537 94991 5
  • Barcode (Box Scanned): 602537949915
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): A91632 00602537949847
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 5J97
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): A91633 00602537949854
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 5J44
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): A91625 00602537949878
  • Mastering SID Code (CD3): IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code (CD3): IFPI 5J44
  • Matrix / Runout (CD4): A91623 00602537949885
  • Mastering SID Code (CD4): IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code (CD4): IFPI 5J44
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD1 - Layer 1): arvato 55935229/00602537949892 DO 21
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD1 - Layer 2): arvato 55935228/00602537949892 D 22
  • Mastering SID Code (DVD1): IFPI LP73
  • Mould SID Code (DVD1): IFPI 07T4
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD2 - Layer 1): A92302 00602537949908
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD2 - Layer 2): A92303 00602537949908
  • Mastering SID Code (DVD2): IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code (DVD2): IFPI 5J76
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Barcode: 0 42282 43004 5
  • Distribution Code: PG 404

Companies

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Mercury Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Mercury Records Ltd.
  • Pressed By – GZ Media – A91632
  • Pressed By – GZ Media – A91633
  • Pressed By – GZ Media – A91625
  • Pressed By – GZ Media – A91623
  • Pressed By – Arvato – 55935229
  • Pressed By – Arvato – 55935228
  • Pressed By – GZ Media – A92302
  • Pressed By – GZ Media – A92303
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram Ltd. (London)
  • Copyright (c) – Phonogram Ltd. (London)
  • Printed By – Imp. Polygram

Video

Album

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Steel balls
This is the rare instance where the people involved in compiling a box set not only managed to gather about every relevant track and rare version but also included nice, non-tacky extras (a great booklet with interviews, tour programme replica), got the mastering right and somehow convinced the beancounters that a 5.1 mix by one of the best guys to do those (Steven Wilson) was in order. All of that in great packaging at a more than reasonable price. An astonishing feat all around. This is how it should be done.
The Seeds of Love Box similar to this one is due for release in 2020. (Source Curt Smith on Twitter)
I completely agree with you, and I might add : WHERE THE (expletive) IS SEEDS OF LOVE ?!?!?Universal, here's our money. Take it. We beg.
This is a multi cd/dvd boxed set, not a single cd release. You are trying to compare totally different things.
The mastering is very, but very close to the original West Germany Mercury CD release. It almost the same thing, just a little louder and tweaked. I don't think it justifies the purchase... unless you never owned this release, you can probably get away by getting this version without any mastering concerns.
I agree too: it's a great set.
I agree, a really good package. But for the lyrics, I have to get out the vinyl album or look in the web. Okay, the reprint of the tour programme lets me forget! ;-D