Tears For Fears ‎– Songs From The Big Chair

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Songs From The Big Chair
CD1-1 Shout
Backing Vocals – Sandy McLellandDrums – Chris HughesWritten-By – Ian Stanley, Roland Orzabal
6:33
CD1-2 The Working Hour
Drums, Arranged By [Drums] – Manny EliasDrums, Arranged By [Saxophone] – Jerry MarottaPiano [Grand Piano] – Andy DavisSaxophone – Mel CollinsSaxophone [Solos] – William Gregory*Written-By – Ian Stanley, Immanuel Elias*, Roland Orzabal
6:31
CD1-3 Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Guitar [2nd Solo] – Neil TaylorWritten-By – Christopher Merrick Hughes*, Ian Stanley, Roland Orzabal
4:11
CD1-4 Mothers Talk
Backing Vocals – Stevie LangeWritten-By – Ian Stanley, Roland Orzabal
5:06
CD1-5 I Believe
Piano [Grand Piano] – Roland OrzabalSaxophone – William Gregory*Written-By – Roland Orzabal
4:54
CD1-6 Broken
Guitar [Solo] – Neil TaylorWritten-By – Roland Orzabal
2:38
CD1-7 Head Over Heels
Backing Vocals – Annie McCaig, Marilyn Davis*, Sandy McLellandPiano [Grand Piano] – Andy DavisWritten-By – Curt Smith, Roland Orzabal
5:02
CD1-8 Listen
Arranged By – Ian StanleyVocals [Operatic] – Marilyn Davis*Vocals [Vocal Styling] – Roland OrzabalWritten-By – Ian Stanley, Roland Orzabal
6:54
B-Sides
CD1-9 The Big Chair
Written-By – Christopher Merrick Hughes*, Curt Smith, Ian Stanley, Roland Orzabal
3:21
CD1-10 Empire Building
Written-By – Curt Smith, Ian Stanley, Roland Orzabal
2:52
CD1-11 The Marauders
Written-By – Ian Stanley, Roland Orzabal
4:16
CD1-12 Broken Revisited
Written-By – Roland Orzabal
5:16
CD1-13 The Conflict
Written-By – Curt Smith, Ian Stanley, Roland Orzabal
4:05
CD1-14 The Working Hour (Piano Version)
Written-By – Ian Stanley, Immanuel Elias*, Roland Orzabal
2:08
CD1-15 Pharaohs
Written-By – Christopher Merrick Hughes*, Curt Smith, Ian Stanley, Roland Orzabal
3:42
CD1-16 When In Love With A Blind Man
Written-By – Ian Stanley, Roland Orzabal
2:23
CD1-17 Sea Song
Written-By – Robert Wyatt
3:54
Edited Songs From The Big Chair
CD2-1 The Way You Are (Single Version)
Written-By – Curt Smith, Ian Stanley, Immanuel Elias*, Roland Orzabal
4:57
CD2-2 Mothers Talk (Single Version) 3:55
CD2-3 Shout (Single Version) 6:01
CD2-4 Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Single Version) 4:13
CD2-5 Head Over Heels (Remix) 4:17
CD2-6 I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording) 4:42
CD2-7 Everybody Wants To Run The World 4:35
CD2-8 The Way You Are (Short Version) 4:22
CD2-9 Mothers Talk (U.S. Remix) 4:15
CD2-10 Shout (U.S. Single Version) 4:07
CD2-11 Everybody Wants To Run The World (Running Version)
Written-By – Christopher Merrick Hughes*, Ian Stanley, Roland Orzabal
4:33
CD2-12 Head Over Heels (Radio Version) 4:17
CD2-13 Mothers Talk (Video Version) 4:47
CD2-14 Shout (Short Version) 4:48
CD2-15 Listen (Clean Intro) 6:52
CD2-16 Interview With Curt & Roland 7:38
Remixed Songs From The Big Chair
CD3-1 The Way You Are (Extended Version) 7:43
CD3-2 Mothers Talk (Extended Version) 6:17
CD3-3 Shout (Extended Remix Version) 7:42
CD3-4 Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Extended Version) 5:41
CD3-5 Broken / Head Over Heels / Broken (Preacher Mix) 8:02
CD3-6 Mothers Talk (Beat Of The Drum Mix) 8:57
CD3-7 Shout (U.S. Remix) 8:01
CD3-8 Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Urban Mix) 6:02
CD3-9 Mothers Talk (U.S. Remix - Alternate) 4:13
CD3-10 Shout (Dub) 6:48
CD3-11 Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Instrumental) 4:23
CD3-12 Shout (Acapella) 5:05
Unreleased Songs From The Big Chair
CD4-1 Head Over Heels (Richard Skinner Session) 4:16
CD4-2 The Working Hour (Richard Skinner Session) 6:08
CD4-3 Broken (Richard Skinner Session) 3:19
CD4-4 Mothers Talk (Live At Massey Hall) 4:05
CD4-5 Broken / Head Over Heels (Live At Massey Hall) 7:32
CD4-6 Memories Fade (Live At Massey Hall) 5:11
CD4-7 The Working Hour (Live At Massey Hall) 6:52
CD4-8 Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Live At Massey Hall) 4:19
CD4-9 Shout (Live At Massey Hall) 7:49
CD4-10 Mothers Talk (Early Mix Instrumental) 4:40
CD4-11 The Way You Are (Early Mix) 4:25
CD4-12 Broken (Early Mix) 5:39
CD4-13 Shout (Early Mix) 5:09
CD4-14 Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Alternate Single Version) 4:22
5.1 Songs From The Big Chair
5.1 Mix And 2014 Stereo Mix
DVD1-1 Shout 6:36
DVD1-2 The Working Hour 6:34
DVD1-3 Everybody Wants To Rule The World 4:12
DVD1-4 Mothers Talk 5:07
DVD1-5 I Believe 4:56
DVD1-6 Broken 2:40
DVD1-7 Head Over Heels 4:54
DVD1-8 Listen 6:58
Original Mix
DVD1-9 Shout 6:33
DVD1-10 The Working Hour 6:30
DVD1-11 Everybody Wants To Rule The World 4:11
DVD1-12 Mothers Talk 5:07
DVD1-13 I Believe 4:52
DVD1-14 Broken 2:42
DVD1-15 Head Over Heels 5:01
DVD1-16 Listen 6:56
Scenes From The Big Chair
DVD2-1 "Scenes From The Big Chair" Documentary 1:14:46
DVD2-2 Interview With Producer Chris Hughes 34:57
Promotional Videos
DVD2-3 The Way You Are 3:57
DVD2-4 Mothers Talk (UK Alternate Version) 4:00
DVD2-5 Mothers Talk 4:14
DVD2-6 Shout 6:26
DVD2-7 Everybody Wants To Rule The World 4:53
DVD2-8 Head Over Heels 4:26
DVD2-9 I Believe 4:51
DVD2-10 Mothers Talk (U.S. Version) 4:52
DVD2-11 Everybody Wants To Run The World 4:35
BBC TV Appearances
DVD2-12 The Way You Are (TOTP 22.12.83) 4:06
DVD2-13 Mothers Talk (TOTP 16.08.84) 3:41
DVD2-14 Mothers Talk (TOTP 30.08.84) 3:50
DVD2-15 Shout (TOTP 03.01.85) 4:16
DVD2-16 Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Wogan 13.03.85) 3:54
DVD2-17 Everybody Wants To Rule The World (TOTP 03.85) 3:35
DVD2-18 Everybody Wants To Rule The World (TOTP 04.85) 3:45
DVD2-19 The Working Hour (Wogan 11.12.85) 3:39

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This compilation ℗ 2014 Mercury Records Limited © 2014 Mercury Records Limited
A Universal Music Group release.

Each CD/DVD is contained in a gatefold cardsleeve.

New copies come shrinkwrapped with a metallic gold front sticker stating (erroneously - because it's 4xCD, 2xDVD):
"Includes
5CD's, newly remastered including B-sides & BBC sessions
DVD 'Scenes from The Big Chair' with TV appearances and promotional videos
Replica Tour Programme
Booklet with rare photos and new interviews with Roland & Curt"

Disc Five specifications:
- DVD-Video layer features 2014 Stereo Mix and Original Stereo Mix in PCM (24bit / 96KHz), and 5.1 Mix in DTS 96/24 (1509kbps) and Dolby Digital (448kbps)
- DVD-Audio layer features 2014 Stereo Mix, Original Stereo Mix and 5.1 Mix in Advanced Resolution (24bit / 96KHz)

Track CD1-9 was the B-side to Shout and also included as a bonus track on the limited edition cassette version of Songs From The Big Chair in the UK.
Track CD1-10 was the B-side to Mothers Talk and also included as a bonus track on the limited edition cassette version of Songs From The Big Chair in the UK.
Track CD1-11 was the B-side to non-album single The Way You Are and also included as a bonus track on the limited edition cassette version of Songs From The Big Chair in the UK.
Track CD1-12 was included as a bonus track on the limited edition cassette version of Songs From The Big Chair in the UK.
Track CD1-13 was the B-side to Change and also included as a bonus track on the limited edition cassette version of Songs From The Big Chair in the UK.
Track CD1-14 was included as a bonus track on the limited edition cassette version of Songs From The Big Chair in the UK.
Track CD1-15 was the B-side to Everybody Wants To Rule The World.
Track CD1-16 was the B-side to Head Over Heels.
Track CD1-17 was the B-side to I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording) in the UK and to the re-recorded version of Mothers Talk in the US.

Track CD2-1 was the A-side of The Way You Are and was first featured on an album/compilation when it was included on the Saturnine Martial & Lunatic compilation.
Track CD2-2 was the single edit of Mothers Talk.
Track CD2-3 was the A-side of Shout.
Track CD2-4 was the single version of Everybody Wants To Rule The World.
Track CD2-5 was the remixed A-side of Head Over Heels.
Track CD2-6 was the A-side of I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording) and features a new vocal and live instrumentation (taken from the Massey Hall performance).
Track CD2-7 was the A-side of Everybody Wants To Run The World.
Track CD2-8 was the DJ edit of the UK promo seven-inch single of The Way You Are.
Track CD2-9 was the A-side of Mothers Talk and only released in Canada and the US.
Track CD2-10 was the A-side of Shout in the US.
Track CD2-11 was the B-side of Everybody Wants To Run The World.
Track CD2-12 was the A-side of the promotional seven-inch single Head Over Heels.
Track CD2-14 was the A-side of Shout = シャウト on seven-inch in Japan and Germany.
Track CD2-15 was the B-side of Famous Last Words on cd and vinyl.
Track CD2-16 was the B-side of Everybody Wants To Rule The World on seven-inch double pack.

Track CD3-1 was the A-side of the The Way You Are 12" and originally received a cd debut as a bonus track on the 1999 reissue of The Hurting.
Track CD3-2 was the A-side of the Mothers Talk (Extended Version) 12".
Track CD3-3 was the A-side of the Shout (Remix Version) 12".
Track CD3-4 was the A-side of the Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Extended Version) 12".
Track CD3-5 was the A-side of the Broken / Head Over Heels / Broken (Preacher Mix) 12".
Track CD3-6 was the A-side of the second Mothers Talk (Beat Of The Drum Mix) 12" in the UK and on the Mothers Talk (Beat Of The Drum Mix) in the US.
Track CD3-7 was a B-side of the I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording) 12" in the UK and the A-side of the Shout in the US.
Track CD3-8 was the C-side of the Everybody Wants To Rule The World seven-inch double-pack and the A-side of the second Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Urban Mix) 12".
Track CD3-9 was first featured as track 2-07 of the 2cd deluxe reissue of Songs From The Big Chair in 2005.
Track CD3-10 was a B-side of the I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording) in the UK and on the Shout 12" promo in the US.
Track CD3-11 was the B-side of the second Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Urban Mix) in the UK.
Track CD3-12 was a B-side to the Shout 12" promo in the US.

Tracks CD4-1 to CD4-3 were recorded for the Richard Skinner show on 7 July 1984.
Tracks CD4-4 to CD4-9 were recorded over four nights at Toronto's Massey Hall at the end of May 1985. Three tracks from the 30 May concert (CD4-5, CD4-6 and CD4-8) were issued on the Live At Massey Hall Canadian 12" promo.
Track CD4-14 was marked as "alt 7" with brass" in the Tears For Fears tape archive and is previously unreleased.

The main info booklet contains a few non-material typos. The durations listed therein are mostly off by up to a few seconds (longer), and the durations for CD2-10 & CD2-14 are erroneously reversed. CD1-7 segues into "Broken (Live)", but this isn't listed (except for in the booklet).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Box Text): 6 02537 94991 5
  • Barcode (Box Scanned): 602537949915
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): A91632 00602537949847
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 5J97
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): A91633 00602537949854
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 5J44
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): A91625 00602537949878
  • Mastering SID Code (CD3): IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code (CD3): IFPI 5J44
  • Matrix / Runout (CD4): A91623 00602537949885
  • Mastering SID Code (CD4): IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code (CD4): IFPI 5J44
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD1 - Layer 1): arvato 55935229/00602537949892 DO 21
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD1 - Layer 2): arvato 55935228/00602537949892 D 22
  • Mastering SID Code (DVD1): IFPI LP73
  • Mould SID Code (DVD1): IFPI 07T4
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD2 - Layer 1): A92302 00602537949908
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD2 - Layer 2): A92303 00602537949908
  • Mastering SID Code (DVD2): IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code (DVD2): IFPI 5J76
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM

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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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November 8, 2014
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This is the rare instance where the people involved in compiling a box set not only managed to gather about every relevant track and rare version but also included nice, non-tacky extras (a great booklet with interviews, tour programme replica), got the mastering right and somehow convinced the beancounters that a 5.1 mix by one of the best guys to do those (Steven Wilson) was in order. All of that in great packaging at a more than reasonable price. An astonishing feat all around. This is how it should be done.