WIN a Tears For Fears “Songs From The Big Chair” deluxe bundle


We have a fantastic Tears For Fears prize to give away courtesy of our friends at One lucky SDE reader will win the six-disc super deluxe edition box set of Songs From The Big Chair, along with the blu-ray audio edition and the limited edition 2014 mix vinyl pressing. A superb 8-disc bundle! Details on how to enter are below.

How to Enter:
This competition is open to all until noon GMT/UTC on Friday 12 December 2014. To be in with a chance of winning please be kind enough to:

  • 1. Subscribe to the FREE SuperDeluxeEdition newsletter – click here.
  • 2. Leave a comment on this post – tell us about your favourite track on Songs From The Big Chair.

If you already subscribe to our free newsletter, then just leave a comment. The winner will be picked at random and revealed via the newsletter on Sunday 17 December. Good luck!

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645 responses to WIN a Tears For Fears “Songs From The Big Chair” deluxe bundle

  1. Orig80'saddict says:

    Everybody Wants to Rule the World is one of the best 80’s singles. Tears for Fears is the penultimate duo. Along with Hall and Oates they are my favorites.

    • Steve says:

      I’ve been reading the reviews. Looks great!

      • Keith says:

        ‘I believe’ I would be ‘head over heals’ to be in with a ‘shout’ for a chance to ‘listen’ to this during ‘the working hour’ in 5.1

    • Derek says:

      This album has a special place in my heart. It burst onto the musical scene the same month, June 1985, that I immigrated to Canada. And so the consecutive singles carried me on a journey of discovery,both musical and worldly. From exuberant EWTRTW(it never leaves me without a smile), through cathartic Shout, cerebral I Believe, to romantic Head Over Heels(it always reminds me that the video was shot here in Toronto). But the one tune that always comes to my mind whenever I think of Songs…,, for some unknowable reason is The Working Hour. Perhaps because of its gorgeous intro, its soaring vocals, or its hypnotic, elliptic guitars and drums. Stunning!

    • SteveW says:

      Shout is still the best track on there but I will be interested to see if this can markedly improve on the re-release a few years back,

    • Ralph says:

      Time has arrived, THE WORKING HOUR is now beyond me, and I am totally HEAD OVER HEELS when I place the CD in my CD-player and LISTEN to EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD.
      During this listening experience I BELIEVE hearing in the background MOTHERS TALK and then a sudden SHOUT had BROKEN the wonderful state of mind in which I was in.
      To relive this wonderful experience, I walk to my CD player so that I can listen once more to the SONGS FROM THE BIG CHAIR

    • Mark Gallacher says:

      Broken, broken, broken!!!!

  2. Steve H says:

    I hope I am lucky on this one.

  3. Anthony says:

    Impossible to choose a favourite track but the closer “Listen” is very unique and special so that’ll be my favourite… today…

  4. Jeremy says:

    I think it’s got to be finally getting “Everybody Wants to RUN the world” :)

  5. Such fun! This box set has EVERYTHING. Cheers!

  6. Mark Owen says:

    Yes please @:)

  7. Favourite track on this album is VERY hard to choose. My heart says “The Working Hour” but my head says “Listen/Head Over Heels/Listen (live)”

  8. Andreas says:

    I always loved “Head Over Heels” and how it changed into a live track at the end.

  9. Mani says:

    Broken – simply a great track

  10. Osko says:

    Cool contest!
    My favorite song from Songs from the Big Chair is Head Over Heels.

  11. Tom N says:

    The Working Hour – great build up and pretty epic.

  12. John Johnstone says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World Is a cracking song, the best on a superb album

  13. The best track on this album is absolute with no doubt ‘Everybody wants to rule the world’. It has that great rhythm with sublime guitarriffs. It’s one of numbers that coloured my youth. Even now when i hear it, the volume knob goes up !

  14. cecil meulenberg says:

    A big SHOUT to this contest, these releases and the compilers!!

    • Micha says:

      An obvious choice, but Shout were when the eighties were lifting off, musically, but the landing came soon too…

  15. Michael says:

    For me, “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” is the quintessential song of the ’80’s!

  16. Robb W says:

    I have always been a big fan of Shout.

  17. Vitor Duarte says:

    The Working Hour

  18. Chris says:

    Head Over Heels

  19. Daniel Lalla says:

    The Working Hour: Roland said they wanted a warmer more natural sound compared with the Hurting and this is perhaps the best example on the album (maybe I Believe as well). The build and crescendo as well as the sax solo is magic and it breaks out of the solo with the simplest yet most beautiful sax notes in the last 30 seconds or so that still make my hair stand on end.

  20. Haze says:

    Great opening track to an album “Shout”

    • Micha says:

      An obvious choice, but Shout were when the eighties were lifting off, musically, but the landing came soon too…

  21. Norman Cooke says:

    Shout, powerful song and album opener.

  22. Diego Imperatore says:

    One of the best album I ever listen!

  23. Martyn says:


  24. Eric Vernooij says:

    My favourite would be “Shout”. I love it’s harsh backbeat and chorus combined with the saccharine verse sung by Curt. Never off my playlist when I do an 80s pop dj set.

  25. Zio Mario says:

    it would be nice if sometimes some prize was won by someone in Italy .. one at random … ME !!! :)

  26. Ooh, Ooh, pick me, pick me *stretches arm up as far as possible* ;)

    Head Over Heels is my favourite from this album.

  27. Don Cooper says:

    Saw them open a record shop opposite Birmingham Odeon in Eighties and doing promo for the album.
    (Anyone recall this event?)

    EWTRTW unsurpassed.

  28. Xavier says:

    My fave track would be Everybody Wants To Rule The World, since when you hear the sound of the beginning of the track, you instantly know this is an awesome song, and a hit.

  29. Zio Mario says:

    it would be nice if sometimes some prize was won by someone in Italy .. one at random … ME !!! :)

  30. dave butterfield says:

    The hurting. .quite an odd structure to the song that works..great lyrics and a spot on vocal

  31. Trevor Baker says:

    it’s got to be SHOUT !!

  32. Roberto Spiga says:

    THE WORKING HOUR. Great track and wonderful album!

  33. Steve F says:

    It’s like choosing your favourite child. Oh, go on then – Broken.

  34. Wen Chia says:

    Everybody wants to rule the world’. Best song ever! I can listen to it All Day Long!

  35. Bleddyn Williams says:


  36. Nigel Croft says:

    Too many great car cruising songs to mention……

  37. Sylvian SUN says:

    I believe !!

  38. Sun Chi Man says:


  39. Phil Guest says:

    Listen. It always brings back memories of the first time I heard it – playing the newly bought cassette on my Walkman, on the coach back from London. A perfect soundtrack to the night ride home.

  40. dominic says:

    I’m with Rob P on this one, it’s Listen/Head Over Heels/Listen (live) for me.

  41. Thomas Hooper says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World, the whole disc is great!!

  42. Ian says:

    Have to go with Head Over Heels as my favourite track. But it’s a classic album.

  43. DJ Control says:

    Wow what a fantastic bundle.

  44. Philip Richard Spencer says:

    Broken but they are all great

  45. Marshall Blakley says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World is the musical gem that introduced me to T4F at the age of 15. I’m 44 now and this release has more than stood the test of time. Songs From The Big Chair has never left my musical selection and continues to be played to this day.

  46. Barry Page says:


  47. Darren Dilliway says:

    Fantastic album!Can’t beat a bit of `Shout`!

  48. Joy Kao says:

    lucky to win!

  49. Guy says:

    Great bundle! Great prize!

  50. Bono Kang says:

    young dream….

  51. David says:

    Listen is the best track by far. Excellent album

  52. Tom Saltarelli says:

    The entire album is a masterpiece. I’ll give my fav to EWTRTW

  53. Thomas says:

    Well, it’s “Shout” for me. BTW winning in this competion would make a nice Christmas present ;-)

  54. Stefano says:

    Head Over Heels is my fave!

  55. Arthur says:

    I hope I win! I’m very curious about the blu-ray, you’ve gotta love technology.

  56. mike says:

    ‘head over heels’ has one of the best drum sounds imho!

  57. David says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World or Shout. Hard to pick a favourite.

  58. Emerstonian says:

    The entire CD sounds amazing! Purchased the Blu ray version too and the disc was bank…have to return it. Did anyone else have this issue?

    • Emerstonian says:

      Well, just replaced my defective Blu Ray disc and guess what, another blank disc. That’s two in a row. Anyone else out there finding the same problem?

  59. adrian bok says:

    Much thanks to Paul for the festive giveaway offering.

    ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ had me ears over heels when i was young.

  60. Svein says:

    It has to be “Head Over Heels”. The song that made me realize TFF had more interesting stuff than EWTRTW.

  61. Wilton Vargas says:

    As a consumer electronics salesman in the 90s, one of the tracks I **always** used to demo equipment was the intro to “The Working Hour”.

    I really loved the intimacy conveyed by the way the sax intro was recorded. You could even hear the keys tapping on the metal of the instrument, which to me helped people distinguish between an average stereo system and a great rig.

    I can’t help but wonder how that part sounds on this remastered, reimagined set.

  62. Henry says:

    Head Over Heels!

  63. Ramon Duccini says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World is the best one!

  64. Todd N says:

    “The Working Hour” is the track that holds up for me. Many of the other tracks were so overrplayed in 1985 that I lost affection for them. Lol

  65. Paul M says:


  66. Nimo says:

    Ha ha fantastic competition!
    Uhhhh that is a hard one..
    “Head Over Heals” will be my choice…today:-)

  67. Brian says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World!

  68. Sven Schulze says:

    Great Album, one of the outstanding ones from the 80s.

  69. Professor Strychnine says:

    Love this album. Looking forward to giving the Steven Wilson Mix a spin!

  70. Jackie Ruzzi says:

    Love Tears For Fears

  71. Kiki says:

    A really exciting album anyway ! It sounds just amazing, even after those years !

  72. Edward says:

    Shout Shout
    Letting It All Out
    This deluxe set is pretty great
    Hope I’m taking the bate

  73. Jimena Aldama says:

    My husband loves Tears For Fears. Hopefully, I’ll win this and make him very happy.

  74. Stuart R says:

    Favourite track is ‘Listen’, closely followed by Head Over Heels.

  75. Jason says:

    Head Over Heels.

    It also is one of my favorite songs of all time. It really came to be a personal anthem for me later in life.

  76. Tommy Christiansen says:

    Can’t really decide, but “Everybody wants to rule the world” is the one I always come back to.

  77. Gabriel says:

    This will be a great xmas gift !!

  78. Anthony says:

    Mother’s Talk….Have no idea why…:-)

  79. Denis Woods says:

    Remember on holiday summer 1985.Found a jukebox in pub.Played Shout constantly.Eventually owner plugged it out.Was only 13 so he thought something was wrong with me.But I love that song to this day.

  80. Adrian Mulcahy says:


  81. Jos says:

    “The Working Hour”….a real gem on the album. This should have been a single!!

  82. Dayvv says:

    This would look fantastic next to my box set of “The Hurting”!

  83. David says:

    Please let it be me

  84. David F says:

    It has to be “Head Over Heals”, which I first heard and related to way back in 8th grade. It just really spoke to me. Songs From the Big Chair is an amazing album, but that song really takes me back.

  85. Alan says:

    I would love this!
    Myfavourite is Shout

  86. Jeff says:

    Oh man!!!!

  87. Rich says:

    Yes please, Paul!

  88. Markus says:

    Broken – even though i still prefer the ‘pale shelter-version’.

  89. Emiliano says:

    “Head Over Heals” the first TFF song that i’ve heard!

  90. Luc Swaenen says:

    Shout is the song..

    And this time I wanna win…
    All the xmas money is gone…

  91. Matthew Edgar says:

    Mine would have to be Head Over Heels. I can never hear this song enough!

  92. nereau says:

    my favourite track, “I believe”, would be “The Working Hour”… ;0)

  93. Jim says:

    Love the whole album… But partial to “mothers talk”

  94. Jerry Butson says:

    Fave track: ‘Mothers Talk’, I can never understand why it’s not more critically lauded (but then I love ‘The Way You Are’)

  95. Geoff says:

    Shout, especially the new 5.1 mix.

  96. Martin B says:

    Head Over Heels for me – its use in the Donnie Darko film just showed the power of the song!

  97. vodka ed says:

    My fave is Head Over Heels – the chorus has such a great melody!

  98. Simon says:

    Head over heels for me.

  99. Steve says:

    Shout – it’s so striking and dynamic. I like the emotional feel without it being overtly emotional.

  100. Francisco says:

    It would have to be “Everybody wants to rule the world”

  101. Christopher Smith says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World for sure. Though, I do love Head Over Heels as well.

  102. Dave C says:

    Mother’s Talk

  103. Randall Kennemer says:

    Head Over Heels – really takes me back to the early MTV days.

  104. Yossi Barak says:

    Head Over Heels

  105. Jon Howells says:

    Not a bad song on the album (and I even love the pre_Lp single The Way You Are), but my favourite remains Head Over Heels.

  106. retroDan says:

    Head Over Heels – of course! never gets old.

  107. David Burgess says:

    Head Over Heels

  108. Slawomir Monik says:

    My favourite track is definitely “Shout” :)

  109. Marco says:

    Head over heels – just a perfect pop song.

  110. John says:

    Favourite track? hard to choose. probably Head over Heels.

  111. Boaz Halachmi says:

    Head Over Heels… when I sing-a-long with the record, I always pretend to be Roland on the video with all the faces he made… :-)

  112. Avner says:

    Mothers Talk is my favorite track, but really the entire album is one favorite track…and one of my favorite albums of all time.

  113. Antoine says:

    ”Everyyyybooodyyy wants to win the priiize!! ”


  114. Si says:

    Shout … a Classic. Mad World a beautiful song too, no matter how you play it, or what style you play it in, always a great song!

  115. Graham Yapp says:

    ‘The Working Hour’ stands out but let’s be honest every track is just brilliant on this classic album

  116. chris says:

    head over heels/broken (live) 2 great songs

  117. Gary says:

    It’s hard to beat “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” as a perfectly crafted pop song (recorded in 1983).

  118. John Dotters says:

    Has to be Head Over Heels

  119. Neill Rees says:

    Shout (US Remix) was blasted out in my teens and still would be…if I won!

  120. Dave says:

    I have some memories on Head Over Heels. My parents had the album and this track reminds of a girl at school who i liked. And luckily for me she liked me as well. She was my first love. This is by far the best Tears For Fears boxset of all time. You’ve made an extroardinary contribution Paul. Well done!

  121. Kenny McHardy says:

    Yes please! Love to hear it in 5.1

  122. tony Pye says:

    not a bad song on the album. Got ‘Shout’ about all of it. Tremendous

  123. Howard says:

    Fear is such a vicious thing. It wraps me up in chains. Find out, find out what this fear is about!

  124. gordon says:

    everybody wants to rule the world is one of the best songs of the 80’s

  125. Adrian says:

    “Listen” has always been a longtime favourite of mine. Can’t wait to hear that in 5.1.

  126. Ritzen says:

    The Working Hour – the song i’ll take on an island

  127. Zac says:

    I love the way The Working Hour builds from quiet beginnings after the sledgehammer of Shout. The saxophone is recorded immaculately – you can hear the flap of the keys clearly!

  128. Dieter says:

    My favourite song of this album is Shout, especially the part with the guitar

  129. Steve Bond says:

    Shout !!

  130. Alexey says:


  131. Jan says:

    I love “Broken”, because it’s not.

  132. Olivier says:

    I Believe in this Mad World,Mother’s Talk The Conflict is on The Big Chair…..Shout and Change….

  133. Anselm Lee says:

    “Head Over Heels” used to be the favorite, but “The Working Hour” is the choice of the moment.

  134. Chris Ryan says:

    Going have to go with Shout.
    Wait, maybe The Working Hour.
    No, no it has to be Head Over Heals.

  135. Adam Davis says:

    Can vary, but probably I Believe

  136. Doug Shingler says:

    Mothers Talk is my favorite and I like the way we were. But my first exposure to them was of course shout!

  137. Dan Van Vugt says:

    Right now, I’ll say Broken comes to mind. I love the dynamics especially on the recent Blu-ray.

    I’ve listened to this album so many times over the past 30 years, I think of it as a whole, the individual tracks as a series of movements.

    TFF (like the Beatles) represent quality over quantity.

  138. John says:

    Great website, great band, great song in Head Over Heels!

  139. peter says:

    Paul, you and Universal did such a great job on this special edition of ‘SFTBC”. I cannot pick a favorite track as I enjoy the whole album, every track is special and could be a favorite.

  140. Caralyn says:

    Head Over Heels

    I Can’t Help But Dance every Time I Listen To This song On My Record Player

  141. Ludger says:

    Was and always will be: “Shout!”

  142. Alan says:

    Mothers Talk definitely.

  143. Wayne says:

    Big fan of “Listen”, especially in 5.1.

  144. Russell says:

    One of my fav bands,Shout & Everybody Wants To Rule The World,quality stuff & brings back many a good memory.

  145. Kevin says:

    I’ve always gravitated towards Shout. I also like the re-recorded version of Mothers Talk released as a single in the US.

  146. John says:

    Mother’s Talk is a gem

  147. Fabrizio says:

    My favourite track is “Shout”.

  148. Simon S says:

    Ace prize! Everybody wants to rule the world

  149. Larry Large says:

    Will win:-)

  150. Peter says:

    SFTBC – you can listen to it a thousand times…and every time you discover something new behind the bits you know by heart…

  151. John says:

    Listen or Broken – very hard to choose one. But certainly the second half is my favorite.

  152. Dameo says:

    Shout, deffo

  153. Yoshiaki says:

    really like this album. a genuine classic.

  154. Dumeny says:


  155. Alfonso says:

    Head over heels

  156. Da'Ron Brown says:

    Mothers Talk is my fav.

  157. Angelo Maffia says:

    Shout… Shout… in 5.1 is incredible!

  158. Charles says:

    There is no question that Everybody Wants To Rule The World does it for me. A classic.

  159. I really love the song Shout!!
    But now that I am reading these posts I remember how much I love
    “Head over Heels” and “Everybody Wants to rule the World!”
    Great second album from them.


  160. Rocío Sánchez Fernández says:


  161. Alan Baldock says:

    Every track is a classic. I’ll go for Listen as it tends to be overlooked.

  162. José Ramón García says:

    Listen is my favourite.

  163. cHristian Brinkmann says:

    “Shout” & “Listen”, both at 3 1/2 days per week

  164. EddyP says:

    Head Over Heels for me.

  165. Lee Taylor says:

    Gonna go with “Head Over Heels.” A classic.

  166. Carl Noonan says:

    Head Over Heels is my favourite track but Tears for Fears created so many awesome songs, it’s hard not to like any of them.

  167. Christian says:

    “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” is one of the finest pop songs ever. I particularly like the faux trumpet added to the Urban and Running remixes.

  168. Peter says:


  169. FM says:

    Head Over Heels

  170. Amy Green says:

    Mine is “Head Over Heels”-it’s such a great, uplifting sing-along love song.

  171. Jan burnett says:

    So that’s where my vinyl went! ;)

  172. dave says:

    My favorite track is head over heals. Still playing this cd in my car

  173. bob says:

    It is “Shout” for me as well. This looks like a great package and a great giveaway.

  174. Andrew B. White says:

    ‘The Working Hour’ – great big chiming chords, great rhythm :D

  175. Marc says:

    Shout because it allows me to let it all out!

  176. Paolo Pardo says:

    Such a great album! My favourite track is The Working Hour.

  177. Tape says:

    I was always a huge fan of the singles when they came out, but I never heard the entire album until about 1993, and I was immediately taken with “The Working Hour”. Still my favorite.

  178. David Neal says:

    Head Over Heels wins easily. Shout get’s a bit tiring to listen to.

  179. Jon Johnson says:

    Mothers Talk is my favorite from the album–I remember hearing in 1985 a DJ use his finger to speed up that long “James Brown!” remix because he couldn’t stand it any more. I also really like Broken. For awhile, I found Everybody Wants to Rule the World very overplayed and thought I’d never need to hear it again, but I rather like it these days–especially the extended remixes.

  180. Gary Kirk says:

    A truly great album and brings back a lot of fond memories for me.

    There is no filler (all killer!) but my favourite would have to be Shout and all 6.32 of it :-)

  181. Gilbert says:

    TRULY a CLASSIC 80’s album!
    HEAD OVER HEALS is the STAND-OUT track!
    Like to see more TEARS 4 FEARS reissues like this..


  182. Michael Pendlebury says:

    I was never particularly into “Head Over Heals” but after seeing it in “Donnie Darko” I completely fell in love with it! My favourite song from the Big Chair!

  183. Nick Hartley-Smith says:

    I BELIEVE, I could SHOUT about my favorite tracks from this album as I was seriously HEAD OVER HEELS with it when it first came out. It used to infuriate my parents and you know how MOTHER’S TALK, LISTEN I’d say, this album makes EVERYBODY WANT TO RULE THE WORLD, it’s an escape from the WORKING HOUR before you’re BROKEN. Wow, it meant a lot to me as a 15 year old!!

  184. André Mes says:

    I *cannot* choose a favourite! but if my life depended on it, I would choose Head Over Heels. Musically, it is brilliantly written! Loved the video too!

  185. john ireland says:

    The Working Hour for me. Love the drumming especially.

  186. George bougas says:

    Wow such a great Xmas present !!!

  187. Ola says:

    Everybody Wants to Rule the World

  188. Peter van noort says:

    I knew this was coming, so i kept some space in my collection to add this wonderful price. Sorry for the rest as you wont win this. It will be my perfect christmas gift from superdeluxeedtion…

    Haha, just kidding, everyone good luck in this wonderful prize draw by Paul Sinclair…

  189. Craig Jacks says:

    Mother’s Talk – so different when it first came out and then the US version came out and was amazing too!

  190. Johan says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World, everytime I hear this track it brings me back to the 80’s.

  191. Jon J says:

    It’s all about ‘Head Over Heels’. But ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World’ is definitely an evergreen eighties classic.

  192. Victor says:

    Head over heals

  193. Victor M says:

    Head over heels

  194. Dennis says:

    Head Over Heels for me as well…

  195. Jon Masciana says:

    Best song – Shout! Brilliant song, and loved that Thompson/Barbeiro remix!

  196. Bruce says:

    Count me in, please!

  197. Matt Reid says:

    Head over heels

  198. Mark says:

    Great album. The first ever gig I went to in Dublin in 1990.

  199. Steve says:

    The Working Hour

  200. Barry says:

    Got to be Head Over Heels.

  201. Victor Tolstoy says:

    “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” – things have changed since I was young… :)) Though strangely “Sea Song” is favourite from the era.

  202. Arnold Tousain says:

    One of the best albums from the 80’s!!!
    All tracks are fantastic, especially “The Working Hour”, maybe the best song they ever did!!
    Love to hear this on 5.1 surround!!

  203. Nuno Bento says:

    “The Working Hour”

  204. Stephen Kolar says:

    The Working Hour. Where could you even find a similar track anywhere, by anyone? People who complain about saxophones in 80’s songs cannot have heard this song. It’s majestic!

  205. Christian Fex says:

    Since I saw DONNIE DARKO for the first time it’s definitely “Head Over Heels” … again!

  206. Jan Christensen says:

    The best track is “I believe”. I didn’t like it when it was released, but nowadays when I listen to the original vinyl, it simply just sounds amazing.

  207. arthur cheng says:

    Head over heels for me :)

  208. Heinz Schweizer says:

    The Working Hour

  209. Mike says:

    Favorite track: The Working Hour. Hope I win! Happy holidays, all.

  210. Barry crell says:

    Favorite track : broken / head over heels

  211. Jan Hansen says:

    Songs From The Big Chair is one of the best albums of the 80’s. And actually, I think it had stood the test of time. My favourite track is “Shout”, although I really dig “Everbody Wants To Rule The World” and “I Believe”. “The Working Hour” is good, but it sounds better to me live.

    I already have the boxset, so If I win, you can draw one more winner for that one :-)

  212. Fabio David says:

    Everybody wants to win this prize!

  213. Emiliano says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World is the best song !!

  214. Chris says:

    Yes please!

  215. Marko says:

    Defintely ‘The Working Hour’. Best TFF song ever.

  216. Michael says:

    My favorite track has always been “Head Over Hills,” but it’s sort of impossible to separate that from the whole movement on side 2, especially “Broken,” of course.

  217. daveyman says:

    Head over Heels – one of the best songs of the 80’s

  218. Lee Taylor says:

    Wonderful Album, one of the best from the 80’s. The Working Hour is sublime.

  219. Edu says:


  220. Simon says:

    Bought this on an exchange trip to Germany on vinyl. Still have it and The Working Hour is still my favourite track

  221. John says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World
    Urban Mix
    …is the best version of this song

  222. Daniel Higuera says:

    “The working hour”, an unforgettable song…and features the great line “we are paid by those who learn of our mistakes”. Cheers!

  223. fabio says:


  224. Roberto says:

    I have to win this, I have to…

  225. granata says:

    The Working Hour, one of the very best songs of the ’80s

  226. Elliot says:

    Everybody Wants to Rule the World

  227. Silvia says:

    Everybody wants to rule the world, the perfect pop song.

  228. Thorsten says:

    I really love the Album Version of”Mothers Talk”!
    I think it’s the most powerful Song in the Tears for
    Fears back catalog!

  229. Darren Middleton says:

    Opening drum on Do They Know It’s Christmas original 1984 release sampled from Tears For Fears – The Hurting track – wow!!

  230. Steven says:

    Merry Superdeluxe!

  231. Gary says:

    Hard to chose a favourite, but I’ll have to go with Shout.

  232. Becky says:

    I can’t honestly choose one favorite track, although I’ve found that SHOUT has been quite thearpeutic in dealing with my mothers cancer, and then with her estate, which has been a nightmare. Broken is how I’ve felt the past year, so it’s somewhere between those two.

  233. Kenneth says:

    I’m in…anxious for the blu ray to arrive.

  234. Paul says:

    My favourite song us actually a bonus track – Everybody Wants To Run The World. I’ve been after it for years!

  235. gary moir says:

    nice comp. cant say i have a favourite from this album tbh as its so good

  236. Brian says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule the World is pretty great!

  237. Lee Carson says:

    Shout is my favourite

  238. Chack says:

    Head over heels.

  239. Mark says:

    Head over heels such a beautiful love song

  240. Dag says:

    Head over Heels

  241. Eric says:

    Shout !!!!

  242. Alan says:

    Head Over Heels is my favourite – it sums up TFF for me… a great tune, a brilliant sounding production and a top notch delivery :-)

  243. Jim says:

    One of the best albums of the 80s, or any decade. ‘Head Over Heels’ is my fav.

  244. S.Harris says:


  245. Chris Kotsiris says:

    I just want to sit on my big chair and listen to these beautiful songs.

  246. Michael says:

    The Working Hour….”find out what this fear is aboutttttttttttttt!”
    Great LP of the 80’s

  247. Gregg says:

    WOW. Would be great to have THIS in the collection…Remastered TFF. Fingers crossed to win this!

  248. matg_fr says:

    Everybody wants to rule the world…so right and SO 80’S

  249. Rick says:

    “Everybody Wants…” is simply amazing. Reminds me of living on an Air Force base as a child and roaming through the desert (like in the video).

  250. Charles says:

    This set looks great! Would love to win it. My fav track is everybody wants to rule the world……

  251. fred says:

    “The Working Hour” sans contexte !!! (and “Famous Last Words” on “Seeds of Love” ;-))

  252. Larry Mac says:

    It’s a very hard choice, but I’ll have to say “Head Over Heels” is my favorite.

  253. Jimi Fletcher says:

    A classic album full of great songs, but ‘Head Over Heels’ is one for me, a gorgeous single and it was used to great effect in the film Donnie Darko!

  254. Brian says:

    Head Over Heels.

  255. Alan says:

    I remember when this first came out and Head Over Heels came through as a promtional 12 single for club play. Always loved the track when I DJ’d and still do

  256. Paul says:

    I love the epic TFF, so I’ll go with “The Working Hour.”

  257. Eric says:

    Listen! I Shout Head of Heels to win this one!!

  258. Louis Philia says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World… so do I!

  259. alberto says:

    SHOUT of course!

  260. Andrew says:

    It’s The Working Hour, for me, because it adds layer upon layer until it becomes a great wall of sound. Great competition, by the way.

  261. Garnet says:

    Well, my birthday IS the 11th! My favorite track is “Everybody…”, and what I like best about it, is the drums that just keep that beat going throughout the song punctuated by that cymbal. It wouldn’t be the same song without it.

  262. Earl C Moonbrand says:

    *dons flame retardant suit & awaits barrage of abuse from the fluffies*

    Can’t wait for the 8 disc release with heavy vinyl add ons. FFS guys, I love you but you’re really ripping the arse out of this now. The definite SFTBC is the original; it’s getting fricking ridiculous now. Still, the public wants what the public gets……

  263. DV says:

    My favorite song is Shout, because I discovered the music of TFF thanks to it !

  264. AudioDile says:

    Tough one, but I think Everybody Wants to Rule The World edges out Head Over Heels. It’s just so iconic and nostalgic.

  265. Steve says:

    Favourite track, head over heels. Great how it hits the album at the right time at the right pace.

  266. Dave says:

    Head Over Heels is the correct answer.
    Mothers Talk is the second best correct answer.

  267. Tom says:

    Favorite track would have to “Shout” , so much going on in the break, and the vocals are hit as hard as the sledgehammer beat. Great stuff!

  268. Dennis Versteeg says:

    I really like The Working Hour. It’s the best proof that 80s synth pop is not cold and unemotional.

  269. GianniZ says:

    Mother’s Talk the remixed 12″ – Totally out there but great!

  270. Mr Tim says:

    yeah, Everybody wants to rule the world….just. Its a proper album, a collection of songs that just seem to fit..

  271. Tony Whalan says:

    stairway to heaven

  272. Robert says:

    The Working Hour. Best use of synth piano ever!

  273. ebbhead says:

    The Working Hour is quite the track.

  274. Rob says:

    I love ‘Shout’, that’s my fave from this album.

    Would love this in my collection, an email to santa has been sent!

  275. Georgios says:

    My favourite track is “Shout” .

  276. david culmer says:

    Great reissue – when is the tour?

  277. SimonP says:

    Gonna cheat a little bit and say the early version of Broken is my favourite track. If it has to be the original album then it’s The Working Hour.

  278. Andye says:

    What a tough question…like many others referenced above, it’s like picking your fav sibling. I’d have to say ‘Listen’ is my favourite track (with WH right behind it, like slammed up against it in a crowded lift kinda close). After such an explosive and unmatched set of genius tracks, that one brings me back to earth, slowly floating down to reality…and on some days just lifts me right to heaven, a calming musical glimpse of the real world. I was thrilled to hear Roland mention it in a recent interview. It’s certainly one to be cherished as is this entire album and its band members. Much admiration and appreciation for Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal.

  279. My favourite song would be the suite Broken + Head Over Heels/Broken (live), because it’s impossible not to listen to both songs together. Love the production on this album: the drum sound, the bass, the keyboards, and how the vocals improved from The Hurting. This is a fundamental album, love it since I was a kid. Maybe one of the first performances of Will Gregory from Goldfrapp can be found here, playing sax in The Working Hour.

  280. Justin says:

    ‘Mothers Talk’. Was favourite track when first bought the album in 1985 with my saved pocket money, and still my favourite track today. I think it’s the perfect meeting place for the electronics and full band direction that bridges ‘The Hurting’ and SFTBC. Cannot wait to hear what SW has done with this surround mix.

  281. Valentin says:

    “The Working Hour”. Still my favorite.

  282. Robb!e says:

    Everybody wants to rule the world, of course.

  283. John says:

    Funny how time flies…

  284. Ian says:

    Shout is my favourite
    Reminds me of being a kid as was one of the first 7″ singles I bought and I played it over and over again
    Still plays mint!

  285. Tony Kinson says:

    Hard to choose just one track – at the moment I would say ‘Mothers Talk’ is my favourite from this classic album. Would love to hear this on bluray.

  286. Simon Franklin says:

    kick out the style bring back the jam! Tears for Fears mod roots

  287. mike shirk says:

    head over heels

  288. Marco says:

    Hard to pick as the entire album is such a classic but I would have to go with The Working Hour!

  289. Matt says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World = it could almost by the dictionary definition of 80’s pop …

  290. Jfa3stars says:

    My fave is Mothers talk.

  291. Ralf Hottum says:

    Love it!

  292. rise hixson says:

    How can I choose? Dang you. Head Over Heels. (Arse Over Tit)

  293. Justin Isbell says:

    I must confess that I prefer The Hurting…but I’d still love to own this…!! Favourite track…Head Over Heels/Broken (Live)…love the way they merge.

  294. Carlo says:

    Shout, Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Mother’s Talk, Head Over Heels

  295. Chris Lancaster says:

    Head Over Heels… Always makes me think of splitting up with my first girlfriend :-(

  296. Steve Hak says:

    ‘Shout’ in its various versions alone make this set worth getting!

  297. Leemer says:

    Brilliant album. I wore the CrO2 off my cassette of this in the 80’s. Head Over Heels is my favorite track, but I also really love Shout, Mother’s Talk and of course Everybody Want’s To Rule The World.

  298. Tim H says:

    Shout….and if I won this I really would!!!

  299. Paul Brown says:

    The Working Hour

  300. Ray Tierney says:

    Got to be Working Hour I think, although you could pick any of them. No fillers on this album !

  301. Andrew Leach says:

    I fear tears if I do not win!

  302. Richard John says:

    Hey Paul,
    I’ve got to say The Working Hour is my fave track off the album, even though I hold a special place for Head Over Heels, especially as they filmed the video in Toronto (also the home of Duran Duran’s Reflex video). It was nice to see my previous home town used for videos by two of my favourite bands.

  303. Noel says:

    Has to be “Shout” but I love the whole album…

  304. Pete Maule says:

    The Working Hour and Listen are the best two songs in my opinion. But the whole album is superb.

  305. Mike Williams says:

    Head Over Heels. Euphoric.

  306. Walt says:

    Head Over Heels

  307. Mike says:

    It’s a tough call between Head over Heals and Everybody Wants to Rule the World. I’m going to go with Head over Heals on this one though.

    Keep up the great work SD

  308. Mike and The Marauders says:

    Shout is my favourite song from the album. I’m looking forward to hearing Steven Wilson’s surround mix of this.

  309. Michael says:

    Would love to win this, would be like an early Christmas present.
    Love Tears For Fears.

  310. Kevin says:

    “Head over Heels” is the song! Just states it so perfectly!!

  311. Sean Lawler says:

    Leaving a comment from my Lazboy seat ! Cmon that’s a big chair…ok forget it !

  312. J Boots says:

    A great album from start to finish, not really a weak track on it, just too stingy when it first came out!

  313. Neil Forker says:

    Head Over Heels. The video is classic 80s! I hope I win! This would make an amazing 40th birthday present! I turn 40 on the 11th!

  314. Leslie Hanagan says:

    A tough one, but I have to go with ‘The Working Hour’

  315. Robert Goodman says:

    So hard to pick one. Right now it’s probably “The Working Hour”, though I never get tired of this album and there’s not a bad song on it.

  316. robERT PEEL says:

    id say shout ;)

  317. Steve says:

    I’ve been reading the reviews. Looks great!

  318. Yoshimi says:

    My favourite isn’t actually on the original album but on the b-side of “I believe”: The wonderful cover version of Robert Wyatt’s “Sea Song”.

  319. Rajiv udani says:

    “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” (it is played in a great scene in that fun 1980s movie “Real Genius” with Val Kilmer :-)

  320. Jason Handy says:

    This whole album holds great memories for me & always will. Love the way the box set was put together. It sets the bar for future releases. All others take note.

  321. Ant G says:

    Head Over Heels. Absolute TUNE

  322. pinkfloyd says:

    sftbc is my all time Top 10 albums!
    my favourite tracks…
    1. Everybody Wants To Rule The World
    2. Head Over Heels/Broken (Live)
    3. Shout
    4. The Working Hour
    5. Broken
    6. Listen
    7. I Believe
    8. Mothers Talk

  323. Richard says:

    Mothers Talk- brave choice for a lead single

  324. John H says:

    ‘Shout’, because I love the huge drum sound. And it’s a great song.

  325. Lori Love says:

    OMYGOSH! THIS IS FANTASTIC! HOPE I GET TO WIN THIS! MY FAVE MUSIC is TEARS FOR FEARS! ROLAND ORZABAL and CURT SMITH is the BEST! Hard to choose a favorite track! Every track is awesome and timeless! But if I had to pick one, it would be The Working Hour. Recently, Tears For Fears performed The Working Hour live (again after 20+ years) at the Wiltern Theater, LA as an encore. Sent shivers and goosebumps down my spine! I cried! 2014 So much emotion! 80′s 90′s Amazing. Never gets old. Tears for Fears forever!

  326. Sean says:

    Has to be Shout. Superb track from a great album.

  327. Rodolfo Martin says:

    Impossible to pick just one single track on a fabulous album, in which every track is a radio hit. However, SHOUT is my election. It was my introduction to TFF and I became an instant collector. I am so happy to see Roland and Curt together on stage and enjoying doing music under the same name. The gig they did lat Spotify for just 50 fans was lovely (I hope it is part of a future blu-ray).

  328. Ian D. says:

    Head Over Heels! Thank you for the opportunity!

  329. Tom M says:

    “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”
    That may be, but I’ll settle for a continent and this giveaway.

  330. Gerard D says:

    Just received my copy from the link SDE provided for the limited edition Stereo mix – alas Universal seems to have sold out and they sent me the regular version instead. Sigh. Still, ‘Listen’ is fantastic.

  331. David says:

    Head Over Heels

  332. Andy Hawkins says:

    The start of Shout is an all time classic

  333. Phil says:

    “Head Over Heels”.

  334. says:

    It’s not an easy question but the choice is: “Head Over Heels”. A beautiful must have pack.

  335. Jackie says:

    “I Believe” is my favorite. Though every track is fantastic. Thanks for the opportunity to win a great package.

  336. richie says:

    Favourite track? Love `em all!

  337. Royce says:

    Head Over Heels – Just singing or speaking the lyrics of the refrain to your wife will make both of you , well, fall head over heels over each other forever!

  338. Paul says:

    It’s simply got to be “Mothers’ Talk” – a fabulous track which sounds amazing through a great stereo system.

  339. frank c says:

    Mothers Talk is my favorite track.

  340. Rob Maurer says:

    I can’t pick one favorite. So I’ll pick my favorite MOMENT on the album instead: when the live drums kick in on “Shout”. Tremendous!!!

  341. jaran says:

    The drums on “everybody wants to rule the world” are sooo powerful and sounding sooo good. Specially on the mfsl version…..

  342. Todd R. says:

    Judging by the response here – and the fact that the 6-disc box-set is so hard to find this holiday season – I don’t think Universal Music realized how important this album is to people. Hearing the current version of the band play on SPOT Landmark a few days ago reminded me how powerful “The Working Hour” and “Head Over Heals” really are. Looking forward to a new album soon, not to mention the eventual (must!) reissue of The Seeds Of Love. someday…..bring it on!

  343. Mark James says:

    “Shout” and “The Working Hour” make a brilliantly moody open to the album. It’s quite jarring when Everybody Wants To Rule The World comes on. Brilliant album, nonetheless!

  344. yuyikurt says:

    “everybody wants to rule the world” is my all time Favorite. And my 4-year-old daughter likes the song “shout” every time I play this album.

  345. Darrell says:

    Nice! If i had to pick one song it would be “Head Over Heals”. I was actually working in a record store when this album came out and that was always the song that stood out.

  346. Piotr says:

    Everybody Want’s To Rule The World. If I win, you can give the 6 disc box to the next person, as I already have it. Brilliant album, brilliant reissue.

  347. Hedley says:

    Definitely Shout..bust the charts wide open. Thanks for a great contest

  348. Keith G says:

    In black & white it’s got to be Shout!

  349. Emanuele says:

    I’ll always be partial to Shout. Broken would be my 2nd choice.

  350. Tracey says:

    Wow…how do you possibly pick a favorite from an album full of great tunes??? I’ll go with Shout. It’s a song I will absolutely never tire of hearing.

  351. Sheila says:

    SFTBC was my first vinyl album ever. Loved every song on that album and still do.

  352. Jan Nadal says:

    Shout definitely. Head over H, Everybody..mothers talk. This album is a gold mine of treasures ^_^

  353. GG says:

    It is such a difficult task picking a favourite, Shout just by a hair to Broken and Head Over Heels.
    I can listen to Tears For Fears end to end for weeks and never get bored or want to skip a track.

  354. ZenemiG says:

    I think “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” is the first that comes to mind without checking, but it would be a great excuse to have a good listen to the album.

  355. Jon Glenn says:

    Head Over Heels, although it’s a close one. There are no duff tracks on the album. Broken starts to lead into it with the piano motif then the moment those big piano notes start up solo you know something big is coming, and the boys totally deliver on it. Absolutely great track that has not dated one bit. Would totally love to hear it in 5.1.

  356. Francisco Javier Martinez says:

    My favorite track has to be Broken/Head Over Heels/Broken (live)

  357. derek CORNISH says:

    I’ve always been partial to LISTEN. I have many great memories of listening to this album in the dark with headphones when it was released 30 years ago

  358. Fred Schweig says:

    My favourite track from “Songs from the Big Chair” is “Listen”, not a song per se, but a lovely piece of music nevertheless.

  359. Neil says:

    Then, when first released it was ‘Head Over Heels’ and I sat at the piano (‘Curt Smith ‘Change’ hairdo intact!) and played the riff over and over again. Now? ‘I Believe’ – beautiful, soulful! Still at the piano but substantially less hair!

  360. John says:

    Nice. I’ve always liked “Head Over Heals.”

  361. Joey says:

    I have to say that Head Over Heels is my favorite track. Like many TFF songs, it has a cinematic scope and emotional depth.

  362. Brent says:

    “The Working Hour” is still my favorite- I remember buying the cassette of this after “Head Over Heels” was a single, and just getting my mind blown by how cool and complex this song was.

  363. Andrew says:

    Used to play SFTBC to death when it came out and my favourite has always been ‘I Believe’.

    An absolutely hauntingly stunning way to start the second side of an LP. Any LP….

  364. SheeShee says:

    Mothers Talk is one of my favorites. Wish they would play it at one of their concerts.

  365. John Albanese says:

    Fav song from the album is “Head Over Heels/Broken” A fantastic song.

  366. RB says:

    Definitely Mothers Talk, plus all the remixes that were released for the single. Great bass and drum work.

  367. Brian Wenner says:

    The entire album and b-sides/remixes are iconic. Tracking down the variants is one of the things that hooked me on TFF. I have to say that ‘The Working Hour’ is the song that stands out the most for me.. The released singles were popular, but that track brings my right back to my youth, when I hear it.

    The Preacher Mix of Broken/Head over Heels is also pretty high on my list.
    The James Brown Car Alarm mix ( actually called Mother’s talk [Beat of the Drum] ) is one that stand out..not necessarily in a good way…

  368. says:

    The working hour is my favorite song by far.

  369. Runicen says:

    I feel a bit like I’m cheating here, but Everybody Wants to Rule the World was a hit for a reason AND has the benefit of not seeing quite as much radio play as Shout, so it still sounds fresh even now. Great stuff all around though.

  370. Mike Killian says:

    My favorite track on Songs from the Big Chair, this week, is The Big Chair. So unique, mysterious, and a great listen with headphones.

  371. Michael says:

    Excellent collection

  372. Michael says:

    Best track: Head Over Heels

  373. Rob says:

    My favorite is Head Over Heels. I hope I win; I never win anything!

  374. Tommy says:

    The Working Hour: a masterpiece collaboration of Roland and Ian that really defined Tears For Fears for me.

  375. Conner says:

    I have to say that Mothers Talk is my face track. I heard it on the radio once and loved it.

  376. Glenn says:

    Count me in! Everybody Wants To Rule The World is one of the best songs from anyone in the Eighties.

  377. Fat Old Bloke says:

    I’d love this please

  378. Shai says:

    I love Head Over Heels.
    Even though this is a great album, I prefer the edginess of “The Hurting”.

  379. Matthew L. Ganoe says:

    I would love to win this deluxe bundle. My favorite track is “The Way You Are” – although not technically from the actual album, it’s such a standout song to me. I played it to death when i first became aware of it on Vinny Vero’s “Living In Oblivion” collections.

  380. esmarelda says:

    My favourite is Shout. I could play it endlessly! :)

  381. Dirk says:

    Track#1: The Working Hour…great, epic…an anthem!

  382. Roni Santoss says:

    I was in junior high in 1985 when TFF 2nd album Songs from the big chair hit our local airwaves here in Manila, Philippines. Instantly, Shout became a household favorite. My ultimate choice however is EWTRTW. Now, I’m in my 40s, my 4 kids listen to TFF. The whole family got the chance to see Roland and Curt performed live twice in 2010 and 2012 over an elated screaming fans of about 16,000 per night.

  383. Roni Santos says:

    My ultimate favorite is EWTRTW. I was in junior high in 1985 when TFF 2nd album Songs from the big chair hit our local airwaves here in Manila, Philippines. Instantly, Shout became a household favorite. Now, I’m in my 40s, my 4 kids listen to TFF. The whole family got the chance to see Roland and Curt performed live twice in 2010 and 2012 over an elated screaming fans of about 16,000 per night.

  384. paul griffiths says:

    without doubt “the working hour” bliss

  385. Max says:

    Shout, no doubt!

  386. Gerd says:

    My favourite TRACK is Shout (Extended), but I also like Sea Song, the Robert Wyatt Cover very much!

  387. Paul S says:

    Its got to be Shout. The quality of the bluray is astounding and the 5.1 brings it all upto date with a new twist on the album. Great work.

  388. Juan Arroyo says:

    I think Shout is my favourite, this song give me a lot of POWER!

  389. Michael says:

    If I had to choose one favorite track from the album it would be “The Working Hour”. From the lush saxophone intro to the beat to the phrase “fear is such a vicious thing it wraps me up on chains” to the final saxophone note fading out – a pure masterpiece.

  390. Simon says:

    The best song has to be listen, there is simply no other song on the album like it.

  391. Head over Heels is my favourite but the album as a whole is all killer, no filler.

  392. mark browne says:

    avid supporter of SDE on twitter,FB and web. subscribed to the newsletter already.

    im an original 80’s teenager, and it really is true about music, quality will stand the test of time. tears for fears output is pure quality. i remember buying the clearwhite and brilliant white singles of the time. and listening to day the music and lyrics are still brilliant. always hard to pick one “fav”song from the set..has to be “everybody wants to rule the world” great anthem , great guitar breaks and structures. really builds throughout the song and holds you there.”nothing ever lasts forever”…well this song is certainly doing a good job of it!

  393. Andy says:

    The Working Hour

  394. Thomas Braun says:

    Hello outthere,

    Shout and Everybody wants to rule the world are one of my alltime favourite songs!

  395. Emilio says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World (no doubt about it!!!)

  396. Wazza says:

    Big “shout” out to SDE for the great work

  397. Mikael says:

    I Believe I have a chance to win this bundle ;) I love that song right from the first moment I heard it but it was one of those song that I keept for myself. When people were around it would mostly be Shout or Mothers Talk (Beat of the Drum) 12″ that was spinning.

  398. Tim says:

    SHOUT is the essential song. Especially the solo guitar part on the extended version!

  399. Motty says:

    “Everybody Wants to RUN The World”!…even with the syn horns!….

  400. Andy says:

    Lots of good ones on there, but +1 for the under-loved Mother’s Talk.

  401. Greg says:

    Everyone Wants to Rule the World is one of the greatest singles of all time, it is is the song that comes to mind when one thinks of music from the mid-eighties, and it is the best song on Songs From the Big Chair.

  402. Rob C says:

    Head Over Heels is the fave here…fantastic LP that brings me back to a simpler time full of carefree summer days and blue skies…timeless.

  403. David Camilleri says:

    I believe *wink* my favourite track off Songs from the Big Chair would be “The Working Hour”. From it’s profound lyrics to it’s sultry sax work, this track alone is the perfect soundtrack to the most perfect party which I have yet to have.

  404. fettdog says:

    One of THE great albums of the eighties, if not the last century. It’s certainly stood the test of time and will no doubt sound nothing short of epic on this new release. Naturally I’d love to find out for myself :-)

  405. Justin Campbell says:

    Can’t decide between The Working Hour (Classic, evocative song with a brilliantly long intro that builds into a timeless pop tune) and Head Over Heels (bookended by Broken), as it was mine and my wife’s first dance song!

  406. Martin Dean says:

    Chalk another one down for ‘Head Over Heels’. Monstrous.

  407. Kai Karkkainen says:

    A classic album full of classic songs, very difficult to choose a favourite track, but I’ll go with “Mothers Talk”…

  408. Jan Slemenda says:

    I have already Japanese SHM-SACD release from mid-2014 so no chance I will put my money in any of this “new” releases.

  409. Stuart Paterson says:

    So can’t pick a fave as have too many, it’s a bit like picking a fave child (you can’t!!) but will go with Working Hour in order to enter comp!!

  410. Don says:

    For me it’s ‘Everybody wants to rule the world’. Loved the song when it was released and it has never worn out it’s welcome after all this time. Loved the video too.

  411. Liam Bastick says:

    I’d really like to get this as the 2014 mixes I ordered from the Universal were replaced by the original vinyl :-(

    Head Over Heels is the one for me – not taking me back to the ’80’s but the great Donnie Darko. It’s a Mad World I suppose.

  412. World Citizen says:

    A masterpiece of an album, The Working Hour is my personal favourite from it.

  413. Adam Rabin says:

    Fingers crossed. Would love to dig into this one.

  414. Tero Pyhäluoto says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World.

  415. karl says:

    Everybody wants to rule the world!….but i thinks it would be too much for me.

  416. dave says:

    hi. shout !! great anthem. thanks in advance for the prize ok. and a merry xmas to all ok !

  417. Foxee says:

    These are the things I could do without?

    Come on!

    I’m talking to YOU

    Come on!


  418. Josh says:

    “The Working Hour” takes it home for me by a hair, then Shout and Broken/Head Over Heels / Broken

  419. Karla Arevalo says:

    my favorite song has always been SHOUT, since the first listen. But recently I heard again the working hour and returned me to convey to those days of the 80’s. Both are great !!!!!

  420. Jérôme says:

    The working Hour is my fav one

  421. Skip says:

    I sure do hope they include the vinyl 2014 mixes!!!

  422. Michael says:


  423. David says:

    Got to be Shout.

  424. Mike says:

    For me, it’s the combination of Head Over Heels / Listen (Live). A fantastic 1-2 punch of tracks that just fit together so well. Reminds me (conceptually) of Hard to Say I’m Sorry/Getaway from Chicago.

  425. Aevion says:

    My favourite track is definitely Shout. It’s very different and quite out there compared to the other tracks on the album and their previous singles, and its also the first song of theirs that I ever heard. I love the ‘big’ sound that it has!

  426. Andreas says:

    My favourite tracks are – The working hour and Shout! I’m really looking forward for the acapella version.

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  428. Jay Coyle says:

    I have to admit that even though it was played like crazy on MTV and all over the radio, I simply still love “Head Over Heels”.

    This set looks stellar and it would be a treat to won a copy.

  429. Everybody wants to rule the world, more than ever before. Don’t let it happen. Best song ever from TFF, especially the 12″ version.

  430. claudio says:

    …in tears for this… everybody wants to win it!!!

  431. Dave Howard says:

    My favorite track was always “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”. I just loved the video with the uber-cool dancers, and I loved the instrumental version on the B side of the 12″ record I still have someone buried deep in a closet. What a horn section!

  432. Randy Otto says:

    Everybody Wants to Rule The World…saw the band at the historic Oriental Theater here in Milwaukee when they toured for this album…Since then, the theater has been split into a triplex for movies only, so this show is definitely a fond memory…Also saw Paul Young and Howard Jones perform there in ’85 as well!

  433. Mark Lavallee says:

    Ooh, this I wanna win, I was priced out! The Working Hour is my favorite TFF song, sets a mood beautifully, I can’t help but stop whatever I’m doing and let it just envelop me. Being a huge prog geek having Mel Collins doesn’t hurt either!

  434. Henry says:

    Too difficult a question. All tracks are fantastic!!!

  435. Charles says:

    If this were 1985 it would be Shout but Broken has taken over as my favorite track these days.

  436. Mauricio Abreu says:

    Good memories of the 80’s, Shout is my favourite

  437. Alan says:

    I wanna win!

  438. Amos says:

    EBWTRTW is the one.

  439. william says:

    Got to be SHOUT, hasn’t it?

  440. Bill Cannon says:

    Everybody Rules the World–still sounds like brand new every time I hear it, like when I heard I Want To Hold Your Hand, its that type of song, what is unique is you then have Shout, Head Over Heels et al—its like a Beatles Album!

  441. DJ Muncle says:

    The Working Hour is admittedly a classic, and hard to beat. but for my money it has to be Mothers Talk that is the best track on the album.

    The queazy opening strings, the urgency, the in-your-face, pound you into the ground percussion. It echoed Frankie’s Two Tribes for me (as a young 11 year old) and reinforced that scary Cold War tension that seemed to be everywhere at the time.

    Oh, and my sister was very proud of her Mothers Talk green vinyl 7″ with free window sticker. And yes, I totally stole it from her when she went off to university.

    Sorry, sis :(

  442. Don says:

    Favorite on the album is “The Working Hour,” followed closely by b-side “Pharaohs.”

    I’ve already got the box but I’d love to win the vinyl and blu-ray and give the extra box as a Christmas present. :)

  443. Patty says:

    Everybody Wants to Rule the World has new meaning every time I hear it. Plays on radio right time. Played it just before I got my dream job. Best song. My all time favorite!!

  444. Ian Balentine says:

    Mothers Talk, for certain.

  445. J. Moore says:

    This album has been included in the book, “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.” It is a great pop effort for sure.

  446. Robert Morgenstern says:

    Shout and Mothers Talk are my favorit songs of the album. This could be a nice christmas gift to win. Cheers

  447. Alex says:

    My Xmas gift !!
    thanks Paul

  448. Piman P says:

    My fave track is Head Over Heels and the reason is the signature drum break that follow the line “Don’t don’t don’t throw it away”.

  449. Randy says:

    “Broken” is my favorite. The way it flows just rocks!

  450. jos says:

    No Doubt… I’d still go for Shout

  451. David says:

    I wish I could hear Mothers talk with the 5.1 mix,wow!

  452. Alex says:

    No !! it’s mine xmas gift !!

  453. Geoff says:

    Everybody wants to rule the world

  454. steve anderson says:

    Bought the vinyl when first released and is now worn out…need the new release.

  455. Donal O'Connell says:

    “The Working Hour” a song that even manages to be more majestic then the 2 songs surrounding it.

  456. Robert Boon says:

    I Believe is my favourite track, is such a beautiful ballad. Takes me back to the Indie Disco of the 80’s in Amsterdam

  457. rob says:

    Love “EWTRTW” – great song!

  458. Bob G says:

    “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”, for me.

  459. Nick Brandon says:

    “Broken / Head Over Heels / Broken” for sure! Amazing. SDE rules!!!

  460. Paolo Magnani says:

    This is a masterwork of the eighties.

  461. Graham Palmer says:

    “Shout” for me

  462. Simon P says:

    I used to love Shout but now I think the haunting ‘I Believe’ is my favourite.

  463. Em says:

    I believe has long been my favourite. A homage to Robert Wyatt. Luckily the tracks around it are of an equally high standard that stand the test of time.

  464. mc says:

    Shout it from the rooftops

  465. craig clarke says:

    Shout, all mixes especially the U.K extended mix

  466. carabara says:

    Head Over Heals. My mate at work has recently come out as a TFF fan and he whistles this bloody tune all day, every day (slight exaggeration) Nice song spoiled by horrendous off key whistling….or maybe Curt missed the chance to make a left field whistling remix of this track?

  467. Michel D. says:

    “Broken” for me!!

  468. carsten hansen says:

    “everybody wants to rule the World”

    radio stations in Denmark still plays it today

    funny when “shout” was the biggest hit from the album

  469. Tino Stabile says:

    One of the best bands of the 1980’s period. They produced nothing but quality works; The Hurting, Songs from the Big Chair, The Seeds of Love.
    This would be quite the bundle under the tree. Good luck to everyone.

  470. Jens Iwarson says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World.

  471. Matt says:

    It’s a toss up as it’s all good. Right now I’m feeling I Believe. Fills me with nostalgia.

  472. Sylvain says:

    Head Over Heels

  473. Craig Smith says:

    Always loved the building intro to Head Over Heels

  474. Bob Maddock says:

    All great songs, but the deep cut for me is Listen.

  475. Todd Brown says:

    Head Over Heals. This album was one of the great soundtracks to my high school years!

  476. Jason Paskowitz says:

    If we only knew at the time how fortunate we were to come of age in the early/mid-80’s. Let’s contemplate the music that came afterward: Hair metal, rap, grunge, more rap, and “alternative.”

  477. William says:

    Mothers talk… those drums, that bassline, just perfection. This album is timeless and ageless, faultless and flawless

  478. John says:

    It would have to be “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” for me. Amazing melody, and I never, ever, ever get tired of hearing it. While I consider 1983 to be the best ’80s year from a quality standpoint, I have deep affection for 1985 and this album is a shining example of that wonderful year. “The Working Hour” is my second favorite track.

  479. Aaron says:

    Head Over Heals! Tears for Fears were one of my first concerts. Wish I could remember it better.

  480. Morten says:

    Head Over Heels…like it was, back in the 80’s listening to the cassette version in my mothers car on my way to school…

  481. rick says:


  482. Evripidis says:


  483. Richard Weaver says:

    so hard to choose! I’ll pick two The Working Hour and Head Over Heels.
    pick me!! I’m excited to read the book!

  484. Ronen says:

    The Working Hour – could have been a great single off the album.

  485. Gian Luca says:

    “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” is the song that I prefer, but in general I like vey much all the record (Songs from the Big Chair).

  486. Mark Filby says:

    It’s always been The Working Hour for me, I love the sounds and the way it builds up

  487. Ady Hart says:

    So many great tracks to choose from!! But for me it’s gotta be Shout.
    Such a powerful song. Over the years, whenever life has got me down and has given me a hard time I find it such a cathartic singalong anthem……that instantly puts the world to rights!! Great track, great album… ;-)

  488. Michael says:


  489. Edwin says:

    SHOUT it out. :)

  490. Michael Loesl says:

    It has to be Everybody Wants To Rule The World. Inspired Colin Moulding of XTC to write King For A Day, obviously.

  491. Travis says:

    Super Deluxe bundle for Songs From the Big Chair would make an excellent early Christmas present!

  492. kevin says:

    Shout was always my favorite!

  493. Travis says:

    Head over Heels. Great take of the song in the video from the post last week.

  494. Becky Soboski says:

    My fave from Songs From The Big Chair is Head Over Heels/Broken!! Love, love, love it!!!

  495. esalter says:

    The Working Hour from a top album.

  496. Chris says:

    Have to go with “Head Over Heels”, but “Mothers Talk” is a close 2nd

  497. Bruce says:

    all i want for xmas is a big chair with 5.1 legs…

  498. David A. says:

    My vote goes to “Head over heels”

  499. Lee says:

    Head over heels. Such an 80s classic.

  500. Gary Matfin says:

    How can I choose a fave off such an amazing album? Well here goes, Everybody Want To Rule The World. I can remember buying the 10” single and playing it to death, but also it always reminds me of a hot summer!

  501. Tony says:

    My favorite changes, but as of this moment it has to be “I Believe”.

  502. Andrew A says:

    Nice looking set…fingers crossed!

  503. Marshall says:

    Head Over Heals/Broken reprise have always been a favorite!

  504. Dagny says:

    Nice comp:)
    My current fave is The Working Hour.

  505. Nick says:

    The Working Hour. Also – I pre-ordered the Steven Wilson mix on vinyl from the Universal site but just received the regular edition. Did anyone else have that happen? I’m really hoping they still have a copy to fill my original order.

  506. D. Sprecher says:

    “Everybody wants to rule the world” was the soundtrack to my summer 1985, especially the extended mix. Today SFTBC seems to me a blueprint in perfect pop production.

  507. Florent says:

    My favorite song : Everybody wants to rule the world. Album or extended mix…

  508. TFFver says:

    The Working Hour.

  509. Carl Hulland says:

    Head Over Heels

  510. Michael says:

    Head over Heels, not just as a song but as a part of a memorable section of the album cleverly sequenced.

  511. TMT says:

    It has to be the The Working Hour. I enjoyed the recent Spotify Landmark stream where they played it live.

  512. Andrew says:

    Mothers Talk for the line “it’s not that you’re not good enough, it’s just that we can make you better.”

  513. Kai says:

    Changes with every day. Today: head over heels.
    Great music – timeless!

  514. wardo says:

    The Working Hour.

  515. Mike Morris says:

    It’s the obvious choice but Shout is my favorite on the album. I know Roland and Curt don’t care for The Way You Are but I think it is underrated. The album as a whole flows well and deserves to be listened to in order, an underutilized way to enjoy an album nowadays.

  516. b00la says:

    Fantastic album, all of it. Though my favorite track has to be “The Working Hour.”

    I rarely post comments anymore, but I discovered this site by chance about a month ago and its become one of my daily visits. Thanks for all the great content.

  517. Mark Rainbow says:

    I’m going for SHOUT for the way it slams the album right in your face from the start. It’s sung with a passion that says “I mean it” and also confirms that Tears for Fear are a whole lot more than just an other early 80s synth pop band in much the same way Talk Talk would do shortly after.

  518. Nick Stroman says:

    Head Over Heels. Still gets me!

  519. spaceboy says:

    Everybody Wants to Rule the World is my fav, a classic!

  520. Introspector says:

    Love to listen…

  521. Geoff says:

    My fave track changes all the time – it depends on whether it is day or night or I am tired or full of energy. So many great moments. Thanks for creating this great website Paul – I get a lot of enjoyment out of it.

  522. PAC says:

    In it to win it !!!!!

  523. Mar Mixa says:

    Shout – my kids always sing “Shout, I really don’t mean it” – among their first stab at being ironic.

  524. Anja says:

    Back in the eighties, when I was young (old enough, though), as a German with lousy English, I always understood:
    Shout, shout, clad it all out. Complete nonsense.

  525. Garry Dickson says:

    My fav songs is ‘Head over Heels’ – such a beautiful tune and a great sprawling vocal. Haven’t heard in ages and I had to put it on while I posted.
    Overall – very fond memories for this album – at least on par with ‘The Hurting’.
    Won’t say no to a copy of the deluxe version!

  526. J.T. Gade says:

    Love Everybody Wants to Rule The World. Always reminds me of summer…

  527. Pijnenburg says:

    It would be nice to go back to the original of Everybody wants to rule the world, instead of the cover done by Lorde.

  528. iain maciver says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World Is a cracking song, the best on a superb album

  529. José Enrique Plata Manjarrés says:

    I wish to have this nice box set. I´ve listened to Tears for Fears for years in here in Bogotá, Colombia.

    My favorite track from this album is Broken. Really nice one.

  530. John Jones says:

    Everybody Wants to Rule the World

  531. Paul Ives says:

    I think this eclipsed ‘The Hurting’ which was a feat in itself. An iconic 80’s album.

  532. Hayley Riches says:

    Everybody wants to rule the world

  533. Wax Monster X says:

    ‘Head Over Heels’ is tremendous! Haven’t tired of this track in 30 years!

  534. Graham Ross says:

    Has to be Shout for me

  535. Renato Accioly says:

    My favourite track from the album is definitely “I Believe”.

  536. jack says:

    Shout! Shout! Let it all out!

  537. Hub Hamers says:

    Difficult choice to choose between ‘Shout’ and ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ from this classic album…

    I think ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ wins, very close to ‘Shout!

  538. David Martin says:

    ‘ Head Over Heels’ – sublime.

  539. ScottG says:

    The 2014 remaster in both Stereo and Surround 5.1 are just superb.
    When can we have ‘The Seeds Of Love’?

  540. Olivier C. says:

    Head over Heels !!

  541. Grant says:

    While the hits are nice, The Working Hour has always been my favourite track from the album!

  542. Lithium says:

    Puh… Hard to decide,
    But I would go for the Broken arc.
    But nothing beats the 12″ Remix (UK) of Shout.

  543. Jenn says:

    Hard to choose just one track as my favorite, but perhaps “Head Over Heels” is just slightly more excellent than the others. :)

  544. Mark Owen says:


  545. Ron Durham says:

    I think I would have to say that “Head Over Heels” is my favorite song from this album. “Everybody Want To Rule The World is a close second though.

  546. Charlie says:

    I would love to win this! I still haven’t had a chance to get the “Hurting” deluxe either and it’s one of my all time favorite albums. What is my favorite off “big chair”? I’d say “Listen” although “Working Hour” is probably the more logical choice. At the time of release, Ian Stanley’s production behind Lloyd Cole’s “Mainstream” and his contribution to TFF was what was in my head at time of original purchase, and “Listen” was just extraordinary listening for me at the time I first heard “big chair”.

  547. Stephen Little says:


  548. Simon Bonnett says:


  549. simon hardy says:

    Everybody wants to rule the world because it is catchy

  550. Jonah McGarva says:

    I am STOKED for this release!

    I have always been a HUGE fan of TFF and this album deserves the Super Deluxe treatment!

    I have all the 12″‘s of the singles from this era, and it is great to have them in one place, digitally.

    Easily my favorite song from this record is “The Working Hour” followed by “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” followed by “Broken”

    The Working Hour has such awesome drums and an amazing sax solo(s) that just leaves my jaw dropping every time I hear it.

    And I can not wait to hear this album remixed by Mr. Wilson (one of my heroes) in 5.1! I can only imagine, like his previous work, that it will blow my mind!

    Maybe Santa will leave the box under my tree this year? One can hope….

  551. Don Balfour says:

    Everybody wants to rule the world. I first heard it in a book shop in Melbourne Australia. And that is also the day I meet my life partner.
    It was our song. Sadly I lost my partner 6 years a go. But every time I hear it, it make me smile.

  552. Joseph says:

    Shout is my favorite because it’s the soundtrack of some of the best times of my life.

  553. Chris S says:

    Has to be Shout for me. Memories of a whole pub in Nottingham singing along to it on New Year’s Eve before going into the Market Square for the 12:00 chimes.

  554. Eppo Eppens says:

    Everytime I hear the intro of everybody wants to rule the world I start feeling happy. Great memories of the ‘run’ version. This item is still missing in my collection. Can’t wait to complete my collection with this one!

  555. Raymond Hovey says:

    ‘Head Over Heels’ brings back so many teenage memories of high school and MTV. And if I won this contest, it’s exactly how I would feel!^_^v

  556. Everybody wants to rule the world, an all time favourite.

  557. Markus says:

    Definitively “Broken” ! Short but great!

  558. Paul Aislabie says:

    The Working Hour

  559. Dave Kaple says:

    Shout is my go to track.
    Cd very special as it was chosen at the time I bought a brand new hi-end stereo and this cd/song Shout sounded Amazing!

  560. Paul R says:

    Always Mothers Talk (US version) for me.

  561. George Loukakis says:

    My favourite tracks from Songs From The Big Chair is ‘Listen’, a wonderful atmospheric instrumental that captures all that the 80’s were about.

  562. John Humphrey says:

    My son was born to the song…SHOUT!

  563. Rez says:

    The go to track for me is “Head Over Heels”.

  564. Pal says:

    Shout is the best track of course

  565. Jonathan says:

    I LOVE: The Working Hour. A masterpiece of 80s pop.

  566. Alejandro says:

    Hard to decide, but I think is Mother Talk.

  567. angel says:

    ‘The Working Hour’, no doubt.
    In fact, a have a little trauma with this track. My copy of the album was dramatically damaged (scratched by my little dog) very few days after the purchase.. Where? Casually at the beginning of ‘The Working Hour’. I was 16 at that time, and I had not enough money to spend in a 2nd copy of the same record (nor youtube, nor spotify….), so I had to wait many years to listen it properly.

  568. Thib says:

    First there was Shout. Excellent. Then came Everybody Want to Rule the World. Even better. But when the album was out, my definitive favourite song became The Working Hour.

  569. Dominic says:

    Any version of Head Over Heals, that track still holds up.

  570. Geoff says:

    Always loved the video for Head over Heels and I’ve been hooked since

  571. Scott says:

    What an incredible album from this era. My favorite track over the years would be ” Mother’s Talk” That track has grown on me over the years and the rhythmic energy of the track is really exciting.

  572. Stuart says:

    Everybody Rules The World is just about the perfect 80s pop song so I’ll go with that one although The Marauders is a vastly underrated song.

  573. Ray Becker says:


  574. guy says:

    Shout, Shout, Shout

  575. Paul says:

    “Everybody Wantsd To Rule The World really takes me back to my high school and college days. I use to come home late at night and before I would go to bed I would turn on MTV. I would typically see this video everytime…. gives me that warm and fuzzy. Love these guys. It also takes me back to a time when Dennis Miller had a talk show on HBO. His opening theme song was “Everybody Wants To Rule The World.” Love, Love, Love this song… and entire album.

    Thanks guys!!!!

  576. Keith Lambert says:

    A timeless masterpiece….and as an added bonus, it makes me feel like I’m 18 again! :)

  577. Daniel says:

    It’s a really tough one but my favourite song has to be Shout, but it could easily be Mother’s Talk! Great album.

  578. Albert says:

    Head Over Heels is the one for me. The lyrics are great and so emblematic of that time in my life. Those lyrics, plus that piano hook and the guitar that goes on top of it just makes it real winner to my ears. To me, this is what pop music should be.

  579. Sam Stevens says:

    this album was one of the very few LPs we had in the sixth-form common room and it was a constant background hum to my teenage moods –
    ‘shout shout let it all out’ – indeed. good times.

  580. Lee Trathan says:

    Head Over Heels is a fantastic song – part of the reason why I love the film Donnie Darko so much!

  581. Chris Hopkins says:

    One of the first singles I ever bought was “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”. It has never dated for me and remains one of the big zeitgeist moments of the 80’s.

  582. Dave Van MusicMaster says:

    love this album :D

    Favourite track is probably “The Working Hour” – often turned up very loud on the iPod … I’ll never grow tired of this album.

    I’ve still got my cassette of this album from 1985 – it squeaks a little, but still plays OK :D

  583. Brian says:

    There are so many good tracks on this record that it’s hard to pick just one. So easy to pick Shout or Head Over Heels or one of the staple singles I love. At the end of the day, I really think my favourite track on this one is the one that I kept listening to over and over again that year — ‘The Working Hour’. Something about the musicality of it just spoke to me and the mournful sax solo at the end is beautiful. In fact, I think I will go listen to it now!

  584. David TW says:

    Shout, shout, let it all out. This is a boxset I can’t do without. Come on. I’m talking to you, come on!

  585. Stephen.J.Tilney says:

    I absolutely love this album , I purchased it on its original day of release and have enjoyed it ever since.
    I would go for (The Preacher Mix) as my favourite recording.
    Keep up the good work at ‘Super Deluxe Edition’.
    Have a super christmas….

  586. Zio Mario says:

    I must win.. my song is “Listen”

  587. Karsten Fischer says:


  588. Fabio David Franco says:

    I need this, really, REALLY need this!

  589. kawai says:

    Shout! The song couldn’t get out from my head. I actually did like other songs too like Head Over Heels and Everybody Wants To Rule The World

  590. Jean Christophe DERRIEN says:

    Head over heels definitely. I loved that Richard Kelly used that track in his movie, Donnie Darko.

  591. David says:

    Really liked “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”. Simple pop song with an eye catching video. Perfect.

  592. anthony armstrong says:

    has to be shout

  593. Simon Gallagher says:

    Would love to win this box set. Please :-)

  594. Simon Gallagher says:

    Oh yeah, it’s gotta be Head Over Heels :-)

  595. Mark Armstrong says:

    Everybody wants to Rule the World.
    Brings memories of the 80s crashing back! Great days!!

  596. simon harrow says:

    I could not win an argument

  597. Paul Anthony Chapman says:

    a near impossible choice, but The Working Hour edges it!

  598. Thomas Hooper says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World

  599. Damien says:

    Head Over Heels :)

  600. Andy says:

    Head over Heels

  601. Thomas Kjaer says:

    Mothers Talk

  602. Paul C says:

    Originally Shout, with the great Chris Hughes on drums (my favourite drummer), but will always love Head over Heels especially after seeing the video.

  603. Jonas G says:


  604. Vegard E says:

    The Working Hour is the best Song!

  605. Declan O'Neill says:

    It’s got to be SHOUT for me.

  606. Juanmi says:

    Difficult choice, but I would say that my favourite is “Every body wants to rule the world!.

  607. Munloong says:

    My favorite track: Everybody Wants To Rule The World! Great drive-time song, never fails to get me up and about, and also to sing along with TFF:-)

  608. Steven Roberts says:

    Head Over Heels.

  609. randy says:

    The Working Hour (piano version) has always been my fave.

  610. Charmian Filewood says:

    I would say Head Over Heels is my fav

  611. Analogue says:

    Although not a favourite with the band itself and generally not an overwhelming fan favourite, the original version of ‘Mothers Talk’ would take the top spot if I had to choose.

    “Put your head right next to my heart,
    The beat of the drum is the fear of the dark”

    Just excellent!

  612. Russell Emberson says:

    one of the best albums of the 80’s

  613. Don says:

    “I Believe” I want that 2014 Mix!

  614. Tim Woolfenden says:

    The Working Hour….

  615. Liz Ferguson says:

    I like shout the best

  616. Donovan says:

    I like Everybody Wants To Rule The World the most.

  617. Ross says:

    The best track is Mothers Talk. It had those heavy, Trevor Horn-style Fairlight effects. I remember my first listen was just mesmerising. It’s hard to imagine now, but music was changing significantly at the time. It was so bloody exciting!

  618. Mark Hayes says:

    Has to be (shout) what an epic and underrated track

  619. Bono Kang says:

    I will SHOUT if win!!!

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  623. Gurn says:

    Everybody wants to rule the world is my favourite and now more than ever as my son recently recorded a cover version with Ninja sex party.

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