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Tears For Fears - The Hurting (LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered)

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The Hurting is the debut studio album by British new wave band Tears for Fears, released on 7 March 1983 by Mercury Records and Phonogram Inc. Despite its slow chart success upon its initial release, The Hurting was certified Platinum in January 1985 and is considered to be a defining album of the Second British Invasion. The album peaked at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart in its second week of release and was certified Gold by the BPI within three weeks of release. The album also entered the Top 40 in several other countries including Canada, Germany, and Australia. The Hurting is a loose concept album focusing on themes of child abuse, psychological trauma and depression. Despite its dark subject matter, the album was a huge commercial success. It contains Tears for Fears' first three hit singles – "Mad World", "Change", and "Pale Shelter" – all of which reached the top five in the UK and the Top 40 internationally. It also contains a new version of the band's first single, "Suffer the Children", which had originally been released in 1981, while the album version of "Pale Shelter" is also a new recording. The album was remastered and reissued in 1999, and included four remixes as bonus tracks and an extensive booklet with liner notes about the album's creation. A 30th anniversary reissue was released on 21 October 2013, in both double-CD and deluxe four-disc boxed set editions. For the album's 40th anniversary, new Dolby Atmos and 5.1 surround sound Blu-ray remixes by Steven Wilson, as well as a remastered vinyl edition of the original mix, will be released in May 2023.

Release Info

Artist: Tears For Fears
Label: Mercury
Format: LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Country: Europe
Label: Mercury
Released: 2023-06-09
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop


A1 The Hurting
A2 Mad World
A3 Pale Shelter
A4 Ideas As Opiates
A5 Memories Fade
B1 Suffer The Children
B2 Watch Me Bleed
B3 Change
B4 The Prisoner
B5 Start Of The Breakdown

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