Tears for Fears Releasing Hits Collection

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Following a sold-out summer arena tour highlighted by their U.K. return in front of 65,000-plus fans as special guests of the Killers during British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park, Tears For Fears—Roland Orzabal (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Curt Smith (vocals, bass, keyboards)—will close out 2017 with the release of a career-spanning greatest hits album, Rule the World. The collection arrives everywhere Nov. 10 on UMe.

Check out the full track listing below.

Rule the World features the duo’s classics such as “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” “Shout,” “Mad World,” “Head Over Heels,” “Woman In Chains” and more, and also features the first original music from the duo since 2004. This year, they recorded two new tracks—“I Love You But I’m Lost” and “Stay”—for inclusion on the collection. Pre-order the CD or the 2-LP version.

Listen to a new song, “I Love You But I’m Lost”

Watch their classic “Mad World”

Tears for Fears are best known for their namely gold-certified debut The Hurting (1983), the quintuple-platinum Songs from the Big Chair (1985) and Seeds of Love (1989). The latter proved to be the duo’s last collaboration together until Everybody Loves A Happy Ending in 2004. They next engaged in a three-year touring whirlwind across North America, Japan, South Korea, Manila and South America beginning in 2010. The year 2013 saw them return with their first recorded music in a decade: a cover of Arcade Fire’s “Ready to Start.”

Related: Tears for Fears were scheduled to play Live Aid but pulled out

Tears for Fears (from their Facebook page)

Track Listing
Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Shout
I Love You But I’m Lost*
Mad World
Sowing The Seeds Of Love
Advice For The Young At Heart
Head Over Heels
Woman In Chains
Change
Stay*
Pale Shelter
Mothers Talk
Break It Down Again
I Believe
Raoul And The Kings Of Spain
Closest Thing To Heaven

*=new for 2017

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  1. nohoflyer
    #1 nohoflyer 15 October, 2017, 12:27

    These guys can’t make bad music. This song is catchy and very contemporary. I can’t get enough of it! Love it and can’t wait for more original music coming out next year.

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