Hurting [Two-CD]

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The Hurting would have been a daring debut for a pop-oriented band in any era, but it was an unexpected success in England in 1983, mostly by virtue of its makers' ability to package an unpleasant subject -- the psychologically wretched family histories of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith -- in an attractive and sellable musical format. Not that there weren't a few predecessors, most obviously John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band album -- which was also, not coincidentally, inspired by the work of primal scream pioneer Arthur Janov. (But Lennon had the advantage of being an ex-Beatle when that meant the equivalent to having a box next to God's in the great arena of life, where Tears ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The Hurting would have been a daring debut for a pop-oriented band in any era, but it was an unexpected success in England in 1983, mostly by virtue of its makers' ability to package an unpleasant subject -- the psychologically wretched family histories of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith -- in an attractive and sellable musical format. Not that there weren't a few predecessors, most obviously John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band album -- which was also, not coincidentally, inspired by the work of primal scream pioneer Arthur Janov. (But Lennon had the advantage of being an ex-Beatle when that meant the equivalent to having a box next to God's in the great arena of life, where Tears for Fears were just starting out.) Decades later, "Pale Shelter," "Ideas as Opiates," "Memories Fade," "Suffer the Children," "Watch Me Bleed," "Change," and "Start of the Breakdown" are powerful pieces of music, beautifully executed in an almost minimalist style. "Memories Fade" offers emotional resonances reminiscent of "Working Class Hero," while "Pale Shelter" functions on a wholly different level, an exquisite sonic painting sweeping the listener up in layers of pulsing synthesizers, acoustic guitar arpeggios, and sheets of electronic sound (and anticipating the sonic texture, if not the precise sound of their international breakthrough pop hit "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"). The work is sometimes uncomfortably personal, but musically compelling enough to bring it back across the decades. [A two-CD, 26-track version was released in 2013.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/22/2013
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 602537433322
  • Catalog Number: 001924402
  • Sales rank: 15,683

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Hurting (4:19)
  2. 2 Mad World (3:35)
  3. 3 Pale Shelter (4:34)
  4. 4 Ideas as Opiates (3:45)
  5. 5 Memories Fade (5:05)
  6. 6 Suffer the Children (3:53)
  7. 7 Watch Me Bleed (4:18)
  8. 8 Change (4:14)
  9. 9 The Prisoner (2:55)
  10. 10 Start of the Breakdown (4:58)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Suffer the Children (3:44)
  2. 2 Pale Shelter (You Don't Give Me Love) (4:03)
  3. 3 The Prisoner (2:44)
  4. 4 Ideas as Opiates (3:56)
  5. 5 Change (4:39)
  6. 6 Suffer the Children (4:20)
  7. 7 Pale Shelter (You Don't Give Me Love) (7:06)
  8. 8 Mad World (3:42)
  9. 9 Change (6:00)
  10. 10 Pale Shelter (7:09)
  11. 11 Suffer the Children (4:27)
  12. 12 Change (3:57)
  13. 13 Wino (2:25)
  14. 14 The Conflict (4:03)
  15. 15 We Are Broken (5:16)
  16. 16 Suffer the Children (3:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tears for Fears Primary Artist
Curt Smith Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Mel Collins Saxophone
Manny Elias Drums
Roland Orzabal Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Chris Hughes Percussion, Conductor
Technical Credits
Tears for Fears Producer
Curt Smith Composer
Ross Cullum Producer
Manny Elias Rhythm Programming
Mike Howlett Producer
David Lord Producer
Roland Orzabal Composer, Rhythm Programming
Ian Stanley Composer, Producer
Chris Hughes Producer, Rhythm Programming
Pete Mew Mastering
Curt Evans Artwork
Paul Sinclair Liner Notes
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