Tears for Fears' biggest-selling album, Songs from the Big Chair is now available in this brand new Deluxe Edition format for 2014. This two disc edition of the album includes newly remastered versions of the classics 'Everybody Wants To Rule the World,' 'Mother's Talk,' 'Shout' and 'Head over Heels,' plus a multitude of remixes and B-sides on disc 2. Tears for Fears' phenomenal 10-million-selling second album marked a transition in the band's sound and catapulted them into international prominence and this set is a must for fans of the band and music in general.
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This is an album that helped define the feelings in music of the 80's, and it established Tears for Fears as a band to be reckoned with. I initially bought this disc for three of its cuts, but after listening to it in all of its 5.1, uncompressed glory, I have to say the whole album is a masterpiece. Sonically, this disc shines with all of what Blu-Ray Audio can do. The added textures and detail in the music are far more clearly apparent. The 5.1 mix. created by none other than surround mixer extraordinaire Steven Wilson, maintains the balances of the stereo mix while expanding the sound out to reveal far more of the intricacies in the music. The only track where the mix had to be "created" was "Broken", because the tapes needed to do the full discrete 5.1 were missing. It still sounds mighty good.
The three tracks I bought this for, "Shout", "Everybody Wants To Rule The World", and "Head Over Heels" all sparkle in 5.1. Universal's...
One of the greatest albums of all time-- when I listen to this in 96kHz discreet 5.1 uncompressed PCM audio, it's revealing how well-crafted this album is-- I admire it even more than I did. There are (essentially) 3 different recordings here-- the original, stereo mix/master from 1985, the new 5.1 re-mix (with no mastering!) and the 2014 re-mix/re-master. If you have the any kind of halfway decent surround sound system and you even like one of the songs on this album, it's a must-purchase. There's something perfect about the original mix and so I'm glad it's here. But I love to hear the new mix-- I realized that I've been hearing the synth lead melody on the bridge of Shout wrong-- for 30 years, as the stereo mix seamlessly blends the bass and the Fairlight to make it seem like the Fairlight Saraar sound is playing an extra note. In the 5.1 mix, the Fairlight is the only thing in the center channel-- you can hear the melody distinctly-- even the loop-point on the sample! I know...
This is a very thorough, comprehensive treatment of the great 1985 album! This is the 5th CD version of this album in my collection. Practically every version of each song is there, including a few that I hadn't managed to collect on CD so far. One interesting anomaly is neither of the US single versions of Mothers Talk from this collection match the mix that is on my 45 from the 1980s (Mercury 884 638-7, purchased May 3, 1986). The only CD I've ever found having a mix that correctly matches its mixing is the Mothers Talk from the 20th Century Masters Collection compilation CD. Other CDs, including this one, with the "US Remix" have the drums at a much lower volume after the "The beat of the drum is the fear of the dark" line near the end of the song than my 45 and the 20th Century Masters CD. I wonder if there were different releases of the US 45 of the song. The set comes with a new 5.1 mix and a new 2014 stereo mix, but sadly, I'm currently unable to compare...
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