Thirty years ago, in March 1983, Tears For Fears released their influential synth-pop debut, The Hurting. The critical acclaim and commercial success that greeted the album was the culmination of 18 months of hard work. The anniversary deluxe edition is available in the UK on October 21 and in North America the next day.
The birthplace of Tears For Fears was the City of Bath in Somerset, South West England. It was there that Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith met as teenagers in the late seventies and a friendship evolved into a musical alliance that endures to this day.
Tears For Fears have also recorded a new cover version of Arcade Fire’s Ready To Start. The band says, “having appreciated artists like Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kimbra, Nas, Gary Jules/Michael Andrews, Adam Lambert and Dizzee Rascal covering and sampling our songs over the past years, we agreed that some reciprocal cross-generational love was in order. We decided to give Arcade Fire a twist of Tears For Fears. Enjoy.”
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