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The Hurting

9 Feb 2014 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 28 Jun 1999
  • Release Date: 28 Jun 1999
  • Label: Virgin EMI
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  • Total Length: 1:05:51
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  • ASIN: B001KSDN46
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,374 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By GQ on 25 Oct 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I bought the original on vinyl in 1983 (and the cassette for the New Version of 'Change'!) and its been a favourite ever since. This 30th anniversary box set won't disappoint... but if you're a long term fan it might (ever so slightly) rankle with what's missing.

The box set: nice A5 cardboard box packaging containing 3 cds and one dvd in card gatefold sleeves (the ones where you have to grip the side of the disc to slide it out, not ideal but ok) nice 'hurting' era fonts and great photos and 2 A5 booklets.

Disc 1: The original album. Exactly as you'd expect, great sound and the picture on the inner gatefold sleeve appears to show Roland recreating the moment the paper arrow speared him in the 'Pale Shelter' video ;)

Disc 2: B-sides and remixes. Would have worked better if they were in chronological order to bring back memories of flipping the disc to hear the b-side but everything you'd ever want is here with the notable exception of 'Saxophones As Opiates' (b-side to the 12" of 'Mad World') - Roland and Curt apparently had track listing approval and didn't want it on here which is a shame. Personal favourites are the original versions of 'Pale Shelter', the instrumental version of 'Suffer The Children' and (who'd have thought it) 'Wino'! Time has been kind to the bastard child of the back catalogue. At the time I thought it was an ironic joke of a song at odds with TFF's cutting edge synth technology and definitely not one to play to impress your mates but its matured better over time (or is that just me?) and really makes you wish they had released more early songs of just acoustic guitar and vocals (sadly no demo versions are included in the box set - do any even still exist?)

Disc 3: live sessions.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 Mar 2001
Format: Audio CD
It's ironic that my favourite track on this superb album when I bought it on vinyl in 1983 was (and still is) Memories Fade - ironic because listening to it again after all this time evokes such strong memories of my mid-teenage years. And surely the best of these was of going to see my first 'real' gig (accompanied by my first 'real' girlfriend!) in Margate in December 1983. And the band we saw? Tears For Fears - who played the whole album tracklist and more - the experience just blew me away! Fantastic! There isn't a weak song on this album - it's very catchy, very 'poppy' - but each track carries a deeper, thought-provoking lyric, and it's this just as much as the music that originally kept me listening and interested when other records of that era just got lost in my collection. Tears For Fears were the first band I'd heard that managed to combine a real intelligence with strong, catchy rhythms and melodies. Quite an achievement for a debut album. Although I still have the original on vinyl, I no longer have a turntable on which to play it, so I'm really pleased to have found it on CD - and the extra tracks are a real bonus. And what became of the girlfriend? We split up a few weeks after the gig! Ahhh! ;o)
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By "gmorris114" on 29 Jan 2004
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I remember first having this album on a bootleg tape from a market when it was first released back in 1983.
I can also remember not fully appreciating it as I was about 14 at the time, but after all these years in its remastered format you can appreciate this work.
It was a standout album of the 80's with its wonderful dark overtones and its subject matters.
It is an amazing debut album.
Alongside the well known first big hits 'Mad World' and 'Change' you have my personal favourite TFF song 'Pale shelter' you are surrounded by deeply felt personal songs from Roland Orzabal. Though they are deeply personal ' Memories fade' a good example, you never fail to appreciate the darkness and beauty in this album and its quite uncommercial, despite it being a Number 1 here in England.
Added to this addition is another gem from TFF 'The Way you are' which sadly isn't on a Greatest Hits / best of package which is a shame as its a nice song and I remember having it as a single.
A dark, personal and brilliant album - buy it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By MR J J FLAVIN on 30 Sep 2000
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The has to be one of the landmark albums of the 80s, and a damn sight better than the more commerical "Songs from the big chair". Songs like "Ideas as Opiates" and "Memories Fade" really tug at the heart strings. There's not one song that is out of place on this album. I first bought this back in 1985 on cassette, and I still play it to this day. That shows how little it has dated. "The hurting" , in my opinion, has been massively overlooked because of the later success of "Songs from the big chair" - but to these ears, "The hurting" was an album way ahead of its time and far surpasses anything that came after. If you are trying to build an 80's collection, this HAS to be on your hit list....
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Nathan Armstrong VINE VOICE on 19 Sep 2006
Format: Audio CD
i can remember taking the afternoon off school to buy this album on vinyl!!! that seems like yesterday and it still holds a special place in my heart!!!

i bought it on the back of the singles "mad world" and "change" and i was not disappointed!!! the next single which was a rerelease "pale sheleter" was better than the two before!!!

plus you get the classic album tracks "start of the breakdown" "memories fade" and my all time favourite tff song "watch me bleed"

there are a few poor songs "ideas as opiates" and "the prisoner" but they are well and truely forgiven by the rest!!!

anyone who was an angst teenager will adore this..it is the best album they released.....by a hundred miles!!!!

and if that wasnt good enough you get the 12" mixes of pale shelter, mad world and change!!!!

worth anyones money..no matter if you if were there when they released the album or not!!!

tortured lyrics like memories fade but the scars still linger...and watch me bleed, bleed forever!!!

pure 80s pop that has stood up to the test of time!!!
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