Tears For Fears ‎– Songs From The Big Chair

Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab ‎– UDCD 730, Mercury ‎– UDCD 730
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered


1 Shout 6:35
2 The Working Hour 6:33
3 Everybody Wants To Rule The World 4:12
4 Mothers Talk 5:08
5 I Believe 4:56
6 Broken 2:38
7 Head Over Heels / Broken (Live) 5:23
8 Listen 6:54
9 Shout (Extended Mix) 8:17
10 Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Extended Mix) 5:41

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Ultradisc II™ 24 KT Gold CD from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab "Original Master Recording" collection.
In outer packaging.

Tracks 9 & 10 are bonus: 9 is the UK 12" mix; both are making their first official appearance on CD here, and not again until the 2014 deluxe box set.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 0015775473027
  • Barcode (Text): 0 15775 47302 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): ZOMAX OPTICAL-PLYMOUTH MN-114741 1AVP3<1005>
  • Mastering SID Code (Mirrored): IFPI L483
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 3B44
  • SPARS Code: AAD

Other Versions (5 of 176) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MERH 58 Tears For Fears Songs From The Big Chair(LP, Album) Mercury MERH 58 UK 1985 Sell This Version
VOG4-1-3353 Tears For Fears Songs From The Big Chair(Cass, Album, Bla) Vertigo VOG4-1-3353 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
824 300-2 Tears For Fears Songs From The Big Chair(CD, Album, RE) Mercury, Phonogram 824 300-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
67251 Tears For Fears Canciones De La Gran Silla = Songs From The Big Chair(Cass, Album) Mercury 67251 Argentina 1985 Sell This Version
824 300-2 Tears For Fears Songs From The Big Chair(CD, Album, RE) Mercury, Phonogram 824 300-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version


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August 8, 2015

One of the best and warmest sounding CD's, I have ever heard. They really got the mix spot on (despite the reversed channels issue). http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/feature/exclusive-remixing-tears-for-fears-and-the-stereo-channel-saga/

"The 1998 Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs audiophile CD pressing had a reputation for being the only reissue to get the channels ‘right’ by maintaining the stereo image as it was on the original LP. [...] That information effectively proved that the original UK vinyl pressing is incorrect – the stereo image is the wrong way round which is why the master tape has the 1998 Jon Astley note (see above) stating that it should be reversed. That instruction was either not followed for the MFSL CD or as is more likely they used different tape sources (Head Over Heels on the MFSL runs slightly longer than the standard album version which means that cannot have used the same tapes ). [...] The 2014 remaster and the 2014 stereo mix correctly reverse the channels when compared to the original vinyl release which – incredibly – is incorrect. The MFSL is also incorrect so its reputation for being the only ‘correct’ version now lies in tatters!"


October 24, 2014
The regular runtime for the UK Extended Mix of Shout is 7:40 minutes.
On this CD we find a first generation master from which the later production masters have been created. These were fade out after 7:40 minutes.
The full master is not fade out at this point and has a little „error“ at the end as the music is fading out and then fading in again for a few seconds.
As this version has never meant to be released in this full and unedited form it appears on no other media so far. Not even on the Super Deluxe Box Set of the Album which will be released in November 2014. Only the 7:40 min. version is included there which is surely disappointing for some fans.
In 2013 a shorter „full“ version was a released on the so80s Vol. 8 Sampler which runs 8:02 minutes. It is in fact the MFSL version which is faded out at 8:02 minutes in order to avoid the „error“ at the end.
Probably Blank & Jones did not get the permission to release the full MFSL version so this release is maybe the only „longer“ alternative to the original UK Extended Mix beside the MFSL CD.
Therefore only the MFSL pressing contains the full and unedited UK Extended Mix worldwide which makes it a true collector’s item.