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Mad World [CD 1] [Single]

Michael Andrews Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (15 Dec 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B0000X1K4M
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,751 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Mad World - Michael Andrews Feat. Gary Jules - Andrews, Michael Feat. Gary...
2. No Poetry - Gary Jules - Andrews, Michael Feat. Gary...
3. Mad World (Alternative Version) - Andrews, Michael Feat. Gary...

Product Description

CDM Single, Cd1 Track 1: Mad World (3:04) / Track 2: No Poetry (3:56) / Track 3: Mad World (Alternative Version) (3:39)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 31 Dec 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is a really haunting song. I've heard it mentioned in the press that it's depressing, but I find it beautiful. I love the simple arrangement - it's really chilled out. I'm so glad it was Christmas number one, it's much better than Christmas number ones of recent years.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Song of the Decade 15 Dec 2003
Format:Audio CD
This song whilst not reaching such hieghts in it's previous release by tears for fears is a song un-rivaled in my humble opinion. I heard the song once on the radio at the start of last week and can honestly say I was gutted to have to wait a week to be able to buy it. From a film of equal quality the song can have much read into it and can probably bring about much debate but aside from all that the music and lyrics just sound fantastic. It's one of few slow songs that has grabbed my attention but now I can't stop listening to it!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Christmas number ones are moments in time. Mad World is a very poignant reflection of the world today either by accident or design I don't care, it is pure genius. For anyone who loves music and buys this single they can at least tell their kids I was a part of making history. I believe as long as Simon Cowell does not buy up all the Pop Idol singles in the shops (sadly likely) then this could be the best selling single of the year. Now wouldn't that be a refreshing change!
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting but beautiful!!!!!!!!!! 10 Jan 2004
Format:Audio CD
What can I say about this song? I sit spell bound by its simplicity wondering whether to cry or to try and swallow the lump in my throat. I have not been affected by a song like this for a very long time and Gary Jules sings it beautifully. Buy it, you will not be disappointed!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beauty on the airwaves 26 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
Wow. This song is probably the most beautiful, touching, sad, elegant piece of music i'v heard. It stirs your soul from the first note. Originally a Tears For Fears track, this version justifies the lyrics so much better than the original. Deeply emotive, almost perfect. God i love this song...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jaw-droppingly heart-wrenchingly beautiful cover 23 Dec 2003
By N. Hall
Format:Audio CD
Gary Jules has pulled off a timeless masterpiece of a cover of the old '82 Tears For Fears tune, which cannot fail to move even the most joyous and upbeat yuletide reveller. It would be the perfect soundtrack to watching snow falling (if we ever get to see any over this period), though I'm not sure it's really suitable as a Christmas no.1, but just think of the alternatives....a smug teenager or two, for example?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking soul food 28 Nov 2003
By Laura
Format:Audio CD
I bought the Donnie Darko soundtrack for this song, as it moved me soo much when I heard in on the film. I do remember the original and loved the lyrics then, but this version brings them to a whole new level. It still touches my soul and sends shivers down my spine every time I hear it. I know it will chart well and I hope everyone else enjoys it as much as I do.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This ended the "Now 56" collection with unexpected class. Couldn't stop hitting the "replay" button once I heard the line about the singer's best dreams being ones in which he dies. Very moving, and haunting--perfect for this time of the year. And 'ay, good luck in the Xmas 2003 chart sweepstakes, gents!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Majority view
I guess that one's worldview is a statement about one's own life and preferences for the melancholic suggest personal change might be contemplated. Read more
Published on 1 Feb 2010 by Blue Idewan
1.0 out of 5 stars This whiny song doesn't deserve stars
I still cannot believe that this song beat the Darkness to christmas number one. This is a good illustration of the general trend towards whiny wrist-slitty navel-gazing rubbish,... Read more
Published on 2 Feb 2005
1.0 out of 5 stars 1 Year On
Still Great!!!!!!!! God i love this song, i still cant get over it, so much emotion and so much truth. Read more
Published on 22 Nov 2004 by John Walker
1.0 out of 5 stars Leave well alone
This is serious "slit your wrists" material. Listen to something more upbeat and get over it!
Published on 11 Feb 2004 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars fine music great sound
this is a very gentle song that mkaes people think, that is better for a christmas song that the twaddle that is uusually about!
Published on 25 Dec 2003 by P A Fisher
3.0 out of 5 stars 6/10
'Mad World' is "Taken from last year's most beguiling movie, 'Donnie Darko', a film so wonderful it managed to drag a good performance from Patrick Swayze and remind the world of... Read more
Published on 22 Dec 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars People do have brains after all
After putting up with generic pop/trance awfulness, at least it proves that people do actually use their muscle between their ears, to make this a number one. Read more
Published on 22 Dec 2003 by BigBen
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing!!!
This is one of the greatest songs ever. Played at the end of the film Donnie Darko, it really is an emotional masterpeice, a real tearjerker in the film and makes me feel very... Read more
Published on 22 Dec 2003 by M Z RAHMAN
5.0 out of 5 stars IMADGINE?
I first heard this song in a tv show where they were trying to predict the 2003 Christmas No1 single, and it grabbed me immediately. Read more
Published on 20 Dec 2003
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