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The Hurting [Blu-ray]

Tears For Fears Blu-ray Audio
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  • Blu-ray Audio (20 Jan 2014)
  • (BRD audio) edition
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Label: UMC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,775 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Hurting
2. Mad World
3. Pale Shelter
4. Ideas As Opiates
5. Memories Fade
6. Suffer The Children
7. Watch Me Bleed
8. Change
9. The Prisoner
10. Start Of The Breakdown

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High Fidelity Pure Audio edition of the Tears for Fears album The Hurting. High Fidelity Pure Audio is a range of physical HD audio products from Universal Music Group which uses Blu-ray technology to deliver the ultimate listening experience to the user. High Fidelity Pure Audio discs are playable through all Blu-ray devices.

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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
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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
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
5.0 out of 5 stars my teenage a nutshell! 19 Sep 2006
By Mr. Nathan Armstrong VINE VOICE
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 is the best album they a hundred miles!!!!

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

worth anyones 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
so good as i remember..
Published 15 days ago by sherilee roberts
4.0 out of 5 stars sounds good .
just one track missing the extended version of mad world ,but the sound is fantastic real good work of art grab it and take yourself back to the time you frist heard this real work... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. Paul A. Pont
4.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
If you don't appreciate how good TFF were please buy this and have a listen.
So good were they, that my 19 year old (indie musician) son was quite blown away by this... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Cleric
5.0 out of 5 stars The Hurting boxset !
Curt Smith & Roland Orzabal i accuse you of supporting Spandua ballet, but basically i think your boxset is TOP BANANA !
Published 5 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
Published 5 months ago by Rob W
3.0 out of 5 stars Flawed Perfection
The qualities of this superb debut album have been well discussed for the last 30 - odd years. No need to embellish here . Read more
Published 6 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 6 months ago by Fixxmaniac
5.0 out of 5 stars Tears for Fears
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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago by Felipe Lyra
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