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Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Urban Mix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 10th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Everybody Wants to Rule the World” is a song by English band Tears for Fears. Originally released in the UK on 22 March 1985, it was the band’s ninth single release in the United Kingdom (the third from their second LP: Songs from the Big Chair) and seventh UK Top 30 chart hit, peaking at number two in April 1985. In the U.S., it was the lead single from the album and gave the band their first Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit on 8 June 1985, remaining there for two weeks. It also reached number-one on both the Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance Singles Sales charts in the U.S. The song has since become the pinnacle of Tears for Fears’ chart success.

SIDE A:
Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Urban Mix) 5:59
Engineer – David Bascombe

SIDE B:
Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Instrumental) 4:30

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Everybody Wants To Rule The World U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1985 Everybody Wants To Rule The World U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #2
1985 Everybody Wants To Rule The World U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1
1985 Everybody Wants To Rule The World U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Music Maxi-Singles Sales #1
1985 Everybody Wants To Rule The World U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury – IDER 912
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Photography – Laurie Lewis
Producer, Remix – Chris Hughes
Written-By – Hughes* , Stanley* , Orzabal*

NOTES:
From the LP: “SONGS FROM THE BIG CHAIR”

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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28 Responses to “Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Urban Mix) (UK 12″)”

  1. Gilbert Gonzales Says:

    One of my fave New Wave group ever! Not familiar with this Urban Mix yet. Can’t wait to listen. Thanks Paul! You’re simply the best!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Gilbert 🙂

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  2. Guss Says:

    Thank you Paul!!! I love this remix.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss 🙂

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  3. Jeff Says:

    Just heard this song today. Curious about this “Urban Mix.” Thanks Paul for another fabulous introduction to versions I’m not familiar with. You, my friend, rule the world with your musical tastes and choices.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff 🙂

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  4. ex15 Says:

    A cracking upload Paul..

    Thanks as always for the rip! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂

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  5. Omar Says:

    My favorite mix of the single. Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  6. Marceloide Says:

    Excelente tema, me trae muchos recuerdos y lo mejor que aparece la versión instrumental. Muchas gracias DjPaulT. Saludos cordiales.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    De hada Marceloide 🙂

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    CL Reply:

    Realmente excelente. DjPaul hace un gran trabajo, saludos.

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  7. JTF Says:

    Sometimes hits suck. Other times the public gets it right. This, is one of those times.

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  8. David Dunne Says:

    This is an absolute gem – thanks you very much!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome David 🙂

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  9. Rebachol Says:

    The Instrumental Mix is a gem! I have the 2006′ double disc Deluxe Edition of “Songs From The Big Chair” with three different versions of EWTRTW but it do not have the instrumental mix. Thanks a lot!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Rebachol 🙂

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  10. DanaDotCom Says:

    JFT, you are so correct. I always thought Urban Mix was a bit misleading. I remember when I first bought this back in ’85, thinking it was going to more of an “urban” feel over the original. But no. It’s basically an elongated version of the original, but nonetheless a real gem and a truly beautifully sounding piece of music. The instrumental really hits that point out of the park.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah I was expecting a more R&B sound for this mix but I loved it any way 🙂

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  11. Paul Says:

    One of my favourite bands from the 80’s – very cool – Great Stuff Paul

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Paul 🙂

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  12. The Doctor Says:

    I can never hear this song without thinking of the movie Real Genius. 🙂

    Not quite sure what to make of this mix, to be honest. Most of it’s good, but that bit in the middle where they overlay the rapid-fire drums on top of the beat just sounds wrong, like they accidentally overdubbed a completely different track on top of it…

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    Denniz Reply:

    Agree, those overdubbed drums were typical of remixes from the era. Jury’s also out on the horn sections imo, didn’t TFF employ the horns on the (…)”Run The World” reissue single two years later?

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    woz Reply:

    It reminds me of Real Genius too 🙂

    Thank you, Paul!

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  13. Clive Says:

    I’ve always enjoyed this version for the unusual horn-section-like keyboard line that they play over the song’s riff; this is the only version of the song that features that, I think, so it makes for a fantastic variation on it, IMHO.

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  14. oldDJ Says:

    I love the horns and the guitars venturing around.

    There is that one little section where it seems like a few random flurries of synth hits get triggered, but very easy to mix around.

    Sound is nice too. Your vinyl always sounds nice.

    Cool version, which I had not heard before, thanks Paul!

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  15. Jermajesty Says:

    Cool – thank you. 🙂

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