Spotify Landmark: Songs From The Big Chair

Today, we’re excited to share with you our Spotify Landmark Session. We tell the real stories behind Songs From The Big Chair and perform a few of the hits for an audience of rabid fans at the Village Recorder in Los Angeles. Watch the entire performance and listen to the audio version that blends the interviews, live versions, and the additional tracks on the super deluxe re-issue here.

The 30th Anniversary Edition of Songs from the Big Chair, is now available via UMe in five formats, including a six-disc deluxe edition box set featuring previously unreleased material and a 5.1 surround sound mix by Steven Wilson.

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Songs From The Big Chair Re-Issue

Our album Songs From The Big Chair will be re-released on November 10th, 2014 and will be available in 5 formats, including a 6-disc deluxe edition box set featuring previously unreleased material and a 5.1 surround sound mix by Steven Wilson.

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OUT NOW!

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TearsiTunes

Super Deluxe: http://smarturl.it/TearsSuperDeluxe

2 CD: smarturl.it/TearsDeluxe

1 CD: smarturl.it/TearsCD

180g Vinyl: smarturl.it/TearsVinyl

 

 Album Formats:

 

Tracklisting:

DISC ONE

01. SHOUT : 6:31

02. THE WORKING HOUR : 6:29

03. EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD : 4:09

04. MOTHERS TALK : 5:04

05. I BELIEVE : 4:54

06. BROKEN : 2:38

07. HEAD OVER HEELS : 5:02

08. LISTEN : 6:54

 

09. THE BIG CHAIR : 3:20

10. EMPIRE BUILDING : 2:41

11. THE MARAUDERS : 4:13

12. BROKEN REVISITED : 5:15

13. THE CONFLICT : 4:02

14. THE WORKING HOUR – Piano Version : 2:08

15. PHARAOHS : 03:42

16. WHEN IN LOVE WITH A BLIND MAN : 2:22

17. SEA SONG : 3:51

 

DISC TWO – Edited Songs From The Big Chair

01. THE WAY YOU ARE : 4:49

02. MOTHERS TALK – Single Version : 3:53

03. SHOUT – Single Version : 5:58

04. EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD – Single Version : 4:14

05. HEAD OVER HEELS – Remix : 4:15

06. I BELIEVE (A Soulful Re-Recording) : 4:39

07. EVERYBODY WANTS TO RUN THE WORLD : 4:30

08. THE WAY YOU ARE – Short Version : 4:21

09. MOTHERS TALK – U.S. Remix : 4:14

10. SHOUT – U.S. Single Version : 4:51

11. EVERYBODY WANTS TO RUN THE WORLD – Running Version : 4:30

12. HEAD OVER HEELS – Radio Version : 4.20

13. MOTHERS TALK – Video Version : 4:14

14. SHOUT – Short Version : 4:03

15. LISTEN – Clean Intro : 4:03

15. INTERVIEW WITH CURT & ROLAND : 7:35

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DISC THREE – Remixed Songs From The Big Chair

01. THE WAY YOU ARE – Extended Version : 7:37

02. MOTHERS TALK – Extended Version : 6:18

03. SHOUT – Extended Remix Version : 7:40

04. EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD – Extended Version : 5:40

05. BROKEN / HEAD OVER HEELS / BROKEN – Preacher Mix : 8:00

06. MOTHERS TALK – Beat Of The Drum Mix : 8:54

07. SHOUT – U.S. Remix : 8:02

08. EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD – Urban Mix : 6:06

09. MOTHERS TALK – U.S. Remix alternate : 4:12

10. SHOUT – Dub : 6:49

11. EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD – Instrumental : 4:21

12. SHOUT – Acappella : 5:02

 

DISC FOUR – Unreleased Songs From The Big Chair

01. HEAD OVER HEELS : 4:14 Richard Skinner Session

02. THE WORKING HOUR : 6:06 Richard Skinner Session

03. BROKEN : 3:19 Richard Skinner Session

04. MOTHERS TALK : 4:05 Live At Massey Hall

05. BROKEN / HEAD OVER HEELS : 5:01 Live At Massey Hall

06. MEMORIES FADE : 6:50 Live At Massey Hall

07. THE WORKING HOUR : 7:31 Live At Massey Hall

08. EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD : 4:19 Live At Massey Hall

09. SHOUT : 7:50 Live At Massey Hall

10. MOTHERS TALK – Early Mix / Instrumental : 4:39

11. THE WAY YOU ARE – Early Mix : 4:25

12. BROKEN – Early Mix : 5:38

13. SHOUT – Early Mix : 5:08

14. EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD – Alternate Single Version : 4.20

 

DISC FIVE (DVD-A)

5.1 and Stereo mix

SHOUT : 6:32

THE WORKING HOUR : 6:31

EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD : 4:11

MOTHERS TALK : 5:10

I BELIEVE : 4:54

BROKEN : 2:38

HEAD OVER HEELS : 5:20

LISTEN : 6:49

 

DISC SIX (DVD-V)

01. SCENES FROM THE BIG CHAIR – Documentary : 1:14:43

02. INTERVIEW WITH PRODUCER CHRIS HUGHES : 35:00

 

03. THE WAY YOU ARE – Music Video : 3:57

04. MOTHERS TALK – Alternative UK Video : 4:00

05..MOTHERS TALK – Music Video : 4.49

06. SHOUT – Music Video : 6:31

07. EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD – Music Video : 4:52

08. HEAD OVER HEELS – Music Video : 4:26

09. I BELIEVE – Music Video : 4:45

10. MOTHERS TALK – US Mix – Music Video : 4:52

11. EVERYBODY WANTS TO RUN THE WORLD -

Music Video : 4:52

 

03. THE WAY YOU ARE : 4:11 Top Of The Pops

04. MOTHERS TALK : 3:48 Top Of The Pops

05. MOTHERS TALK : 3:51 Top Of The Pops

06. SHOUT : 4:20 Top Of The Pops

07. EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD : 4:08 Wogan

08. EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD : 3.35 Top Of The Pops

09. EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD : 3.45 Top Of The Pops

10. THE WORKING HOUR : 4:28 Wogan

 

 

KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

 

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We’re playing KROQ’s 25th annual Almost Acoustic Christmas on December 14th… What a lineup! Tickets go on-sale Friday

As part of Universal Music’s ‘Pop Sounds we’re very excited to announce that ‘The Hurting’ has been given a special, limited re-press on 180gm vinyl with the original sleeve art, and inserts reproduced in full. It was mastered at Abbey Road Studios from the original analogue tapes onto heavy-duty vinyl. Get your copy here: http://po.st/THEHURTINGVINYL

 

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Project Pabst

Just announced: We’re playing Project Pabst in Portland, OR this summer. What an amazing lineup! Get tickets: http://projectpabst.comPBR-PP-SOCIAL-2

City & Colour – Suffer The Children

Listen to City and Colour’s stark and emotional cover of Suffer The Children.

Crystal Fighters Cover Change

Our good friends in Crystal Fighters have covered our song “Change” from ‘The Hurting’.

Ready Boy & Girls?

Record Store Day is just under one month away (4/19) and we’re pleased to announce we’ll be pressing 3,000 limited edition copies of our cover songs on white 10″ vinyl.

Ready Boy & Girls will feature:
My Girls (Animal Collective cover)
Ready to Start (Arcade Fire cover)
Boy From School (Hot Chip cover)

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Sex, Drugs, & Opera

Hello everyone, Roland here. I am delighted to share with you my debut novel, a romantic comedy, details of which you can find here:

http://www.contactmusic.com/press/tears-for-fears-roland-orzabal-turns-author-with-the-release-of-sex-drugs

You can pre-order it at:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IS5X7WC

I hope you find it amusing and touching, and I promise to sign your Kindles and iPads when I see you next on tour.

Much love!

P.S. It’s Kindle only, till May 4.

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Pale Shelter Remix Contest

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We’re making the stems of Pale Shelter available for you to remix. Submit to our Beatport Remix Contest for a chance to win an official Universal Music Group release & a KORG Kaossilator Pro