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Tears For Fears – Change (Canada 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 20th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

“Change” is a song by the British band Tears for Fears. Written by Roland Orzabal and sung by bassist Curt Smith, it was the band’s fourth single release. It would eventually become the second hit from their debut LP The Hurting (1983) and second UK Top 5 chart hit, following the success of “Mad World”. The song also gave Tears for Fears their first charting single in America when it cracked the Billboard Top 75 in August 1983. “Change” was also a big international success, reaching the Top 40 in several countries around the world.

The 7″ version of “Change” is the same mix of the song found on The Hurting, albeit in a slightly edited form. An extended version of the song is showcased as the lead track on the 12″ single. While many copies of the 12″ single use the 7″ mix of the song as one of the b-sides, the Canadian pressing feature’s an altogether different recording. Although uncredited on the single itself, this mix is labeled the “New Version” on the UK cassette release of The Hurting, where it was included as a bonus track. Featuring an alternate set of lyrics, this version actually predates the 7″ mix, despite its title.

SIDE A:
Change (Extended Version) 5:57
Engineer, Producer – Ross Cullum
Producer – Chris Hughes
Written-By – R. Orzabal*

SIDE B:
Change (New Version) 5:14
Producer – Chris HughesRoss Cullum
Written-By – R. Orzabal*

The Conflict 4:03
Producer – Ian StanleyTFF*
Written-By – C. Smith*, I. Stanley*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Change U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #73

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Vertigo – SOVX 2322, PolyGram Inc. – SOVX 2322
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: Canada
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: A&r [A&r Co-ordination] – Grave Doubts
Design – JB*, TFF*
Mastered By – SNB*
Photography By – Paul Cox (5)

NOTES:
This pressing features an alternative version of “Change” on Side B instead of the 7″ version which appears on other countries versions of this release.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
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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34 Responses to “Tears For Fears – Change (Canada 12″)”

  1. Guss Says:

    Thanks Paul, I never listen to the new version, is totally new to me, and I really like it.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Glad to hear you like it Guss 🙂

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  2. Spring Says:

    Thank a lot dear Paul! Have a great day! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome spring 🙂

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  3. wolfie Says:

    I swear we are twins seperated at birth or psychicly connected lol I was just playing my TFF cds earlier!!!! Great upload – thank you soooooo much xxx

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I always wondered if I had a twin out there somewhere lol. Glad you are enjoying the post Wolfie 🙂

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  4. omar Says:

    Great single. Thanks Paul

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  5. Analogue Says:

    Paul, you are absolutely awesome!!!

    As a big TFF fan, particularly of their ealier material, I’ve been looking for this rarity for ages. To have it now, transferred with your eye for quality and detail, is amazing!

    A heartfelt thank you!

    All the best.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Analogue you are so very welcome. Enjoy 🙂

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  6. Jermajesty Says:

    Oh AWWWWWWWESOME!!!

    The first album stuff is sooo much cooler. I am still willing to flatten anyone that claims Roland was a better frontman than Curt – a fiery debate which has never had the chance to die down in my house. So cruel how Orzabal de la Quintana just took over the group like that.

    Thanks so much… have been wanting to hear this for aaaaages.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Jermajesty you’re welcome. I really like the first album too. I don’t really know much about the frontman debate. I know I really like the vocals on this one 🙂

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  7. ric Says:

    Thanks for this rare edition as mine is the normal UK 12″ without the New Version. Thanks Paul!
    I agree with Jer on both counts.
    The Hurting is way better than Songs From The Big Chair. It’s more cohesive being a concept album, as it traces the themes of vulnerability and wounded innocence.
    I prefer Curt on vocals as his is more evocative and melancholic while Roland’s is more aggressive and edgy. But you have to give them the props for choosing the person to front the right songs.
    Curt for Change and Everybody Wants To Rule The World, and Roland for Mad World and Shout.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric. i had a really hard time finding this canadian pressing.

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    Mike C. Reply:

    This post got me thinking – what if Ian Curtis had lived? Do you think Bernard Sumner and/or Peter Hook too would have sung certain songs, like TFF, DMode, OMD, etc? Love Ian’s voice, but it had its limits. Hate to say that after only 2 albums and a handful of singles… Oh well. We’ll never know.

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    ric Reply:

    Yeah, same case with Depeche Mode.
    Would they have gone “industrial” if Vince had stayed on? And which direction would they go into had they recorded Yazoo’s Only You (which was offered to them)?

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  8. feanor Says:

    thanks, another one i don’t have and have never seen before!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Feanor 🙂

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  9. cdmaniac Says:

    Thanks Paul!
    I’m loving all of the TFF!!
    I just recently got The Graduate CD & its fun relistening to that, plus the bonus tracks.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Cdmaniac :0

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  10. giorgio-greece Says:

    magic!!!!!!!!!as always!!!!!!!!!!!

    thank u Paul!!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Aww thanks Giorgio :0

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  11. Chris Says:

    Well done. Great restauration. Thanks, Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Chris 🙂

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  12. Simon Says:

    Nice to hear the alternative version again many years after my cassette went AWOL! I was always disappointed that it never appeared on the various CD versions I have purchased…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy Simon 🙂

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  13. Falke Says:

    This old TFF fan wants to thank you for this old TFF song 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Falke 🙂

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  14. Andrew Grover Says:

    It’s the one members Birthday today! Thanks for this!

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  15. alan alexander Says:

    Thank you very much for posting this! Nearly all of the material from Songs from the Big Chair has been re-released on CD, but the older material from The Hurting is still pretty rare. I haven’t yet found a clean sounding copy of Wino, the b-side to Suffer The Children. The New Version of Change is a treat!

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  16. Mike C. Says:

    I never knew they were offered that. Seems to me they would have gotten more ‘pop and happy’ like Erasure. Either way, I’m happy Alan Wilder joined. There are internet rumors that A.W. will be joining DM in some capacity for the next album. On DMs Facebook page a pic of him was posted with the caption, “Never again is what you swore the time before.”

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  17. Nick Says:

    Great rare mix of Change. The sound quality is superb as always. Would love to see some more early Tears for Fears 12’s. I too like the Hurting era best of all. The really early stuff seems impossible to get. The Suffer the Children single version is an interesting mix.

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  18. Junior Says:

    Great single. Thanks Paul 🙂

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  19. Joey Says:

    Some of the UK versions of the 12″ pressings of change had an edited new version on side b of the UK 12″ however the fill length version which runs about 35 seconds longer only appears on the Canadian release and has never been reissued on CD.

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