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.
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1983||Change||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#73|
Label: Vertigo – SOVX 2322, PolyGram Inc. – SOVX 2322
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Credits: A&r [A&r Co-ordination] – Grave Doubts
Design – JB*, TFF*
Mastered By – SNB*
Photography By – Paul Cox (5)
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
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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