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The Hurting

8 Feb 2014

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  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
The Hurting
4:19
2
Mad World
3:35
3
Pale Shelter (2nd Single Version)
4:34
4
Ideas As Opiates
3:45
5
Memories Fade
5:03
6
Suffer The Children
3:53
7
Watch Me Bleed
4:16
8
Change
4:14
9
The Prisoner
2:55
10
Start Of The Breakdown
4:57
Disc 2
1
Suffer The Children (Original Version)
3:44
2
Pale Shelter (Original Version)
4:03
3
The Prisoner (Original 7" Version)
2:43
4
Ideas As Opiates (Alternate Version)
3:55
5
Change (New Version)
4:39
6
Suffer The Children (Remix)
4:19
7
Pale Shelter (Long Version)
7:06
8
Mad World (World Remix)
3:42
9
Change (Extended Version)
6:00
10
Pale Shelter (New Extended Version)
7:08
11
Suffer The Children (Instrumental)
4:27
12
Change (Radio Edit)
3:56
13
Wino
2:25
14
The Conflict
4:03
15
We Are Broken
5:16
16
Suffer The Children (Demo)
3:57
Disc 3
1
Ideas As Opiates (Peel Session 1/9/1982)
3:51
2
Suffer The Children (Peel Session 1/9/1982)
4:03
3
The Prisoner (Peel Session 1/9/1982)
2:52
4
The Hurting (Peel Session 1/9/1982)
3:48
5
Memories Fade (David Jensen BBC Session 20/10/1982)
4:52
6
The Prisoner (David Jensen BBC Session 20/10/1982)
2:46
7
Start Of The Breakdown (David Jensen BBC Session 20/10/1982)
3:58
8
The Hurting (David Jensen BBC Session 20/10/1982)
3:49
9
Start Of The Breakdown (Live At Oxford Apollo/ April 8th 1983)
5:54
10
Change (Live)
4:57


Product details

  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Copyright: (C) 2013 Mercury Records Limited
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  • Total Length: 2:33:44
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  • ASIN: B00FNUKT44
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,656 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent Box Set but not quite definitive 25 Oct 2013
By GQ
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Memories fade................. 11 Mar 2001
By A Customer
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding album 29 Jan 2004
Format:Audio CD
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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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NOTE: THIS FOUR STAR REVIEW HAS BEEN REDUCED TO 1 STAR AS UNIVERSAL WILL NOT REPLACE A DEFECTIVE DISC.

Most people will be aware of the content - almost complete, but frustratingly a track has been omitted. Saxophones as Opiates is not present, and as mentioned the band apparently had the call on that, but how on earth did Wino make it on in that case?!

Tonally the mastering is close to the 1999 remaster but sounds a lot more open, and this version doesn't seem to have major noise reduction on it. The audio has not been compressed to the eyeballs, and the top end has not been disproportinately boosted - hooray! There is a decent amount of top end, though - and some sibilence. Sadly there is a glitch on Ideas... at around the 2:25 mark, which is not on the 1999 edition. It's frustrating that these things get through! People into the minutiae may be interested to know that the polarity is also opposite to the 1999 edition.

As a bonus the original 12" mix of Pale Shelter has a longer fade, and We Are Broken is also in unedited form. Something a little extra for the collectors - which is welcome.

Comparing the 7" version of Suffer The Children from vinyl to the CD, I've got to say that my first impression is that I prefer the sound of the single. I don't know what the source of the "new version" (actually older) of Change is, but my first impression suggestion it sounded a bit low rez to me. I haven't compared that track with the vinyl yet, but it sounded a bit cassettey to my ears. The longer promo version of Suffer The Children sounds inferior to the shorter version that made the single. Presumably this was sourced from the promo CD rather than the original mastertape.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
If you don't appreciate how good TFF were please buy this and have a listen.
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Curt Smith & Roland Orzabal i accuse you of supporting Spandua ballet, but basically i think your boxset is TOP BANANA !
Published 2 months ago by Idea_steve1.
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally brilliant
Tears For Fears - one of the greatest bands ever. The Hurting - one of the greatest albums ever. This box set combines all of the album with all of the B sides, re-mixes, 12"... Read more
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Published 2 months ago by S. Porter
5.0 out of 5 stars Tears For Fears Rules
This is a great box set of a classic TFF album. All fans need more box sets of this extraordinary rock band on 2014!!!
Published 2 months ago by Fixxmaniac
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Christmas present for our son.... he was thrilled as this item does not appear to be stocked at HMV and they do not order it for you so Amazon to the rescue!!!
Published 3 months ago by Laura Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars I was Head Over Heels with TFF years ago
This has got to be one of the finest debut albums from the newave period ....8 of these 10 songs could easily have been singles cause they're that good but only Pale Shelter,Suffer... Read more
Published 3 months ago by gary john king
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
Really its a perfect combo!! I recommend to everyone!! Thanks Tears For Fears for released that also Im so appreciate that!!
Published 3 months ago by Felipe Lyra
5.0 out of 5 stars super box for anniversary
qualitative concert, excellent selection.
interesting information in two booklets.
will take a worthy place at each collector - the fan of creativity of one of the... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oh aye!
Loved the original on vinyl, loved the CD, loved the remastered version so had to have this little beauty. Totally happy with the versions, remixes, extras etc. Read more
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