Tears for Fears Treat 'The Hurting' to 30th Anniversary Reissue

Tears for Fears Treat 'The Hurting' to 30th Anniversary Reissue
Before English pop rock outfit Tears for Fears got the whole world to "Shout," they delivered their debut disc The Hurting. Now, 30 years later, the group's first full-length is being treated to a pair of anniversary reissues.

As Super Deluxe Edition [via Slicing Up Eyeballs] points out, Universal Music will issue both a two-CD special edition and four-disc box in the UK on October 21.

The two-disc set hosts a remastered version of the original LP, which included megahit "Mad World" and UK Top 5 singles "Change" and "Pale Shelter," on the first disc, while a number of B-sides and remixes are featured on the other. The box set, meanwhile, adds another disc full of various live sessions, including one recorded for legendary DJ John Peel. The last disc in the box is a DVD called In My Mind's Eye (Live at the London Hammersmith Odeon), a live concert film that had originally been issued on VHS in 1984.

Also included in the box will be a replica of Tears for Fears' 1983 tour program and a hardbound book featuring never-before-seen photos, an essay about the LP, and new interviews with the band's Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Additionally, the first 500 pre-orders for the box set will get an exclusive repress of the band's "Change" 7-inch.

You can find out all the info on the tracklisting down below and pre-order the box set here.

In other band-related news, Smith issued his latest solo LP Deceptively Heavy last month.

The Hurting: 30th Anniversary Edition:

CD 1: The Hurting


1. The Hurting

2. Mad World

3. Pale Shelter (You Don't Give Me Love)

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

CD 2: B-Sides and Remixes


1. Suffer The Children (7″ Version)

2. Pale Shelter (You Don't Give Me Love)

3. The Prisoner (B-side)

4. Ideas As Opiates (B-side)

5. Change (New Version)

6. Suffer The Children (Remix)

7. Pale Shelter (You Don't Give Me Love) (Extended Version)

8. Mad World (World Remix)

9. Change (Extended Version)

10. Pale Shelter (Extended Version)

11. Suffer The Children (Instrumental)

12. Change (7″ Edit)

13. Wino (B-Side)

14. The Conflict (B-Side)

15. We Are Broken (B-Side)

16. Suffer The Children (Promo CD Version)

CD 3: Live Sessions (Box Set Only)


Peel Session 01.09.1982


1. Ideas As Opiates

2. Suffer The Children

3. The Prisoner

4. The Hurting


Jensen Session 20.10.1982


5. Memories Fade

6. The Prisoner

7. The Start Of The Breakdown

8. The Hurting


From "The Way You Are" single


9. Start Of The Breakdown (Live)

10. Change (Live)

DVD: In My Mind's Eye – Live At Hammersmith Odeon (Box Set Only)


1. Start Of The Breakdown

2. Mothers Talk

3. Pale Shelter

4. The Working Hour

5. The Prisoner

6. Ideas As Opiates

7. Mad World

8. We Are Broken

9. Head Over Heels

10. Suffer The Children

11. The Hurting

12. Memories Fade

13. Change



Pre-order Tears for Fears' latest greatest hits collection here.