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Tears For Fears – Mothers Talk (Extended Version) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd February 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“Mothers Talk” is a 1984 song by the British band Tears for Fears. Written by Roland Orzabal and Ian Stanley and sung by Orzabal, it was the band’s seventh single release (the first to be taken from their second album Songs from the Big Chair (1985) and fifth UK Top 40 chart hit. The song was released six months in advance of the album and showcased the band’s edgier sound, as compared to their debut LP The Hurting (1983). It was also a moderate success internationally.

“Mothers Talk” was written in 1983 and was first publicly performed during the band’s late 1983 tour. In early 1984, the band went into the studio to record the song as their next single, though the recording sessions with their new producer Jeremy Green did not work out as planned and the recording was scrapped. The band’s previous producer, Chris Hughes, was then brought back into the fold and the song was re-recorded and finally released as a single in August 1984. Hughes stayed on with the band to record their second album, Songs from the Big Chair.

Along with its B-side, “Empire Building”, “Mothers Talk” was one of the first Tears for Fears songs to demonstrate a creative use of sampling. The strings at the beginning of the song were culled from a Barry Manilow record, while the drum sample around which “Empire Building” is built was lifted from the Simple Minds song “Today I Died Again”. This was the second Tears for Fears single for which Phonogram Records would use the picture disc and coloured vinyl gimmicks as a promotional tool, as well as the first one to feature multiple 12″ releases offering different remixes of the track. Limited quantities of the 7″ single also came with a free Tears For Fears window sticker of the band’s new logo.

SIDE A:
Mothers Talk (Extended Version) 6:17
Producer – Chris Hughes
Written-By – Stanley*, Orzabal*

SIDE B:
Empire Building 2:50
Written-By – Smith*, Stanley*, Orzabal*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury ‎– IDEA 712, Mercury ‎– 818 388-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 13 Aug 1984
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Backing Vocals – Stevie Lange
Design – J.B.*, Peter Jones (15)
Mastered By – Timtom*
Photography By – Mike Prior (2)

NOTES:
Track B was not produced

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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 Removal: Manual
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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Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Urban Mix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 10th July 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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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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Password: burningtheground

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Tears For Fears – Change (Canada 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th August 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.

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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

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Tears For Fears – Shout (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th July 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“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.

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

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

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

VINYL GRADE:
vinyl; Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

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

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
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*

NOTES:
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)

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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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Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Run The World (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd March 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.

SIDE A:
Everybody Wants To Run The World 4:32

SIDE AA:
Everybody Wants To Run The World (Running Version) 4:32

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury – RACE 112
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 31 May 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Mastered By – ARUN*
Producer [Original Versions] – Chris Hughes
Written-By – Hughes*, Stanley*, Orzabal*

NOTES:
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.

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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