Tag: Tears for Fears

Tears For Fears’ ‘Songs From the Big Chair’ to be reissued this fall in giant 6-disc box set

Tears For Fears’ ‘Songs From the Big Chair’ to be reissued this fall in giant 6-disc box set

A year after reissuing their debut The Hurting in a bonus-stuffed box set, Tears For Fears is set to do the same for their monstrously successful second album, with an ambitious, multi-format reissue of 1985’s smash Songs From the Big Chair due out this fall.

Tears For Fears confirm handful of U.S. live performances in September

Tears For Fears confirm handful of U.S. live performances in September

It’s not clear yet whether a full tour is brewing, but Tears For Fears — who have been at work on a follow-up to 2004’s Everybody Loves a Happy Ending — have confirmed five live dates in the U.S. next month, with shows booked in Texas, Oklahoma, California and Oregon.

New releases: Simple Minds, Dream Academy, Tears For Fears, ABC, Soft Cell, The Specials

New releases: Simple Minds, Dream Academy, Tears For Fears, ABC, Soft Cell, The Specials

This week’s new releases include a live CD/DVD combo from Simple Minds, a new best-of from The Dream Academy, vinyl reissues of classic debut albums from Tears For Fears, ABC and Soft Cell, a live album from The Specials reissued on vinyl, and a new best-of set of 2 Tone ska.

New releases: Sex Pistols, Tears for Fears on Blu-ray, plus The Verlaines, Stiff Little Fingers

New releases: Sex Pistols, Tears for Fears on Blu-ray, plus The Verlaines, Stiff Little Fingers

This week’s new releases include Blu-ray reissues of ‘Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols’ and Tears For Fears’ ‘The Hurting’ on Blu-ray, plus a reissue of The Verlaines’ 1987 compilation ‘Juvenilia’ and a five-record box set from Stiff Little Fingers.

Tears For Fears cover Animal Collective’s ‘My Girls,’ announce plans for 2014 album

Tears For Fears cover Animal Collective’s ‘My Girls,’ announce plans for 2014 album

Tears For Fears continue their streak of releasing covers of contemporary indie-rock cuts, today surprising fans with a new cover of Animal Collective’s 2009 single “My Girls” — the latest in their series of recordings, following Arcade Fire and Hot Chip covers, that the band made earlier this year.

Stream: Tears For Fears covers Hot Chip’s ‘And I Was A Boy From School’

Stream: Tears For Fears covers Hot Chip’s ‘And I Was A Boy From School’

Two months after dropping a surprise cover of Arcade Fire’s “Ready to Start” on fans, Tears For Fears is back this week with another unlikely makeover: a new cover of Hot Chip’s 2006 electro-pop favorite “And I Was a Boy From School” (which was re-titled “Boy From School” when it was issued as a single).

New releases: Tears For Fears, Morrissey, The Waterboys, Billy Bragg, Pixies, The Mission

New releases: Tears For Fears, Morrissey, The Waterboys, Billy Bragg, Pixies, The Mission

This week’s new releases include box sets devoted to Tears For Fears and Waterboys albums, plus a new Morrissey concert film, a reissue of Billy Bragg’s debut, a box set collecting six Boomtown Rats albums, an audiophile CD pressing from the Pixies and live sets from The Mission and The Wedding Present.

Stream Tears For Fears’ 4-song Peel Session from 1982 — off ‘The Hurting’ box set

Stream Tears For Fears’ 4-song Peel Session from 1982 — off ‘The Hurting’ box set

Tears For Fears continue to whet fans’ appetites for their upcoming 30th anniversary deluxe box set dedicated to landmark debut album The Hurting, this time posting online the band’s previously unreleased, four-song session recorded for the legendary BBC radio DJ John Peel on Sept. 1, 1982.

Stream: Tears For Fears, ‘Pale Shelter’ (Original 12-Inch Mix) — off ‘The Hurting’ box set

Stream: Tears For Fears, ‘Pale Shelter’ (Original 12-Inch Mix) — off ‘The Hurting’ box set

Tears For Fears this week teased their upcoming 30th anniversary box set dedicated to landmark debut album The Hurting by sharing one of the tracks that will appear on the four-disc set: the original 12-inch mix of “Pale Shelter,” which the band notes “was a hit in NY clubs and the UK dance charts.”

New releases: The Suburbs, Ministry, Tears For Fears, The Godfathers, Bad Manners

New releases: The Suburbs, Ministry, Tears For Fears, The Godfathers, Bad Manners

This week’s new releases include the first Suburbs album in 27 years, the U.S. release of Ministry’s new live album, a new best-of from Tears For Fears, a super-limited pressing of The Godfathers’ reunion album ‘Jukebox Fury’ on red vinyl, and a collection of rarities from ska act Bad Manners.

Stream: Tears For Fears gives Arcade Fire’s ‘Ready to Start’ an electro-orchestral makeover

Stream: Tears For Fears gives Arcade Fire’s ‘Ready to Start’ an electro-orchestral makeover

Tears For Fears have reconvened in the studio this summer to record a follow-up to 2004’s Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, and while that’s expected to keep Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith busy for the next few months, they did treat fans today to some new music: a cover of The Arcade Fire’s “Ready to Start.”

Tears For Fears’ ‘The Hurting’ box set: Remixes, B-sides, radios sessions, live DVD

Tears For Fears’ ‘The Hurting’ box set: Remixes, B-sides, radios sessions, live DVD

Tears For Fears’ landmark debut album The Hurting is due for a 30th anniversary reissue later this year, and now comes the details: The deluxe four-disc box set will include the original album, a disc of remixes and B-sides, a collection of BBC radio sessions and the long-out-of-print “In My Mind’s Eye” concert film on DVD.

Tears For Fears’ ‘The Hurting’ getting expanded reissue, 4-disc box set in October?

Tears For Fears’ ‘The Hurting’ getting expanded reissue, 4-disc box set in October?

On March 7 of this year — 30 years to the day after the release of The Hurting — Tears For Fears launched a new website bearing that album’s cover photo and an inscription that led some to speculate a long-overdue expanded reissue of that record finally would be released.

Curt Smith preps new album ‘Deceptively Heavy’ as Tears For Fears return to the studio

Curt Smith preps new album ‘Deceptively Heavy’ as Tears For Fears return to the studio

Tears For Fears co-founder Curt Smith this week announced the impending release of Deceptively Heavy, his fourth solo album, and first in five years, as he prepares to return to the studio next week with Roland Orzabal to work on what could become the follow-up to their band’s 2004 reunion album Everybody Loves a Happy Ending.