Posted by DjPaulT on March 22nd, 2012
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986
“Everybody Wants to Run the World” is a re-recording of the song “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, originally written by Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley and Chris Hughes of the British band Tears for Fears and featured on the band’s 1985 second LP Songs from the Big Chair.
The re-jigged single was released in 1986 to promote the Sport Aid campaign, a charitable event held to raise money for famine relief in Africa. It was a success in the UK Singles Chart, becoming the band’s sixth top 5 hit, peaking at #5 in June 1986. The song also reached #4 in Ireland.
“…to get Bob Geldof off our backs! He gave us so much gip for not turning up at Live Aid. All those millions of people dying, it was our fault. I felt terrible. I tell you, I know how Hitler must have felt.”
—Roland Orzabal, on why the song was re-recorded
The new song was meant to be included on the 2006 remaster of Songs from the Big Chair, but was mistakenly replaced by a repetition of the album version (incorrectly labeled as the ‘7″ version’ (such a version does not exist)); the album’s liner notes confirm this.
Everybody Wants To Run The World 4:32
Everybody Wants To Run The World (Running Version) 4:32
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Label: Mercury – RACE 112
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Released: 31 May 1986
Credits: Mastered By – ARUN*
Producer [Original Versions] – Chris Hughes
Written-By – Hughes*, Stanley*, Orzabal*
Re-recorded versions of ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ released in association with the ‘Band Aid Trust’ to raise money towards the ‘Sport Aid’ appeal in 1985.
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Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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