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80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

Tears For Fears – Shout (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 16th, 2012


“Shout” is a 1984 song by the British band Tears for Fears. Written by Roland Orzabal and Ian Stanley and sung by Orzabal (with Curt Smith duetting on the chorus), it was the band’s eighth single release (the second taken from their second LP Songs from the Big Chair) and sixth UK Top 40 hit, peaking at #4 in January 1985. In the USA, it reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 3 August 1985 and remained there for three weeks. “Shout” would become one of the most successful pop songs of 1985, eventually reaching the Top Ten in 25 countries.

Shout (US Remix) 8:02
Producer – Chris Hughes
Remix – Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero*

Shout (UK Remix) 7:40
Producer – Chris Hughes

The Big Chair 3:20
Producer – Ian Stanley
Written-By – Hughes*, Smith*

vinyl; Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1985 Shout U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1985 Shout U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #56
1985 Shout U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1


Label: Mercury – 880 929-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Credits: Photography – Laurie Lewis
Written-By – Stanley*, Orzabal*

Track A remixed at Mediasound, NYC.
Mastered at Sterling.
Original version of ‘Shout’ appears on the Mercury album “Songs From The Big Chair” (824 300-1 M-1)

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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19 Responses to “Tears For Fears – Shout (US 12″)”

  1. omar Says:

    Love the UK Remix. Thanks Paul. Keep the new wave coming !


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar:)


  2. Andy Says:

    Been years since I’ve heard these versions. Thanks Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy Andy 🙂


  3. Falke Says:

    Thank you very much for this TFF post, and indeed, keep the new wave / synthpop coming 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Falke 🙂


  4. Jermajesty Says:

    Awesome…! Thanks.

    I don’t suppose you’ve got the any of the early single versions of Pale Shelter or The Hurting? (they got re-recorded for the album, I think).

    eg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNNBAiS1o2Q


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I have a sealed copy of this one:



    Jermajesty Reply:

    Woooaaaahhh! Don’t break the seal! 🙂


  5. giorgio-greece Says:

    welcome back mr. music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    hope you had a great weekend!!!!!!

    thanx a lot for the nice music!!!!!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Giorgio! I had a great weekend. Thank you 🙂


  6. ric Says:

    Classic 80s post, Paul!
    Thanks especially for the UK Mix.
    I remember in the US, Tears & Fears and Wham! were Hot 100 winners.

    Wham! had scored three #1s and then a #3 with Freedom, while Tears For Fears scored two #1s and then a #3 with Head Over Heels.

    Wham! would end the year at
    #1 Careless Whisper
    #3 Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
    #23 Everything She Wants

    while Tears For Fears ranked at
    #7 Everybody Wants To Rule The World
    #21 Shout

    Top notch year for these two duos indeed!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for the info Ric 🙂


  7. Johan Says:

    Love it!


  8. JC Says:

    Thanks Paul! What a nice way to come back! Hope you had at least a little of Rest and Relaxation or at best….sometime to reflect and meditate with your favorite beverage and a book or just plain good music!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks JC I did all of the above 🙂


  9. Simon Says:

    I have ripped the beige covered 1985 12″ of Pale Shelter if anyone wants a copy?


    Not a brill audiophile version like Paul does, sorry!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Simon is it the same mix that is on my sealed copy? I may have to break mine ope 🙂


  10. Simon Says:

    I can only assume it’s the same, as my copy has that same cover. I’m not a fan of the sound quality or the mix, as it sounds sort of wow and fluttery to my ears. It’s a low bitrate mp3, but i have reasonably good kit for recording so the record actually sounds like that. I don’t save mine at a high bit rate as I only record them for the car, not exactly an ideal audio listening environment!

    I’d ne happy to do it again in a ‘raw’ WAV format if you want to play without opening your copy?


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