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!

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

  1. Tim Wright says:

    Shout has always been my favourite TFF song, but Listen is the one song that frequently stops me in my tracks when I hear it.

  2. 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.

  3. Ralph MacGillivray says:


  4. Hassni says:


  5. jayne hall says:


  6. Bono Kang says:

    I will SHOUT if win!!!

  7. Mark Hayes says:

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

  8. 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!

  9. Donovan says:

    I like Everybody Wants To Rule The World the most.

  10. Liz Ferguson says:

    I like shout the best

  11. Tim Woolfenden says:

    The Working Hour….

  12. Don says:

    “I Believe” I want that 2014 Mix!

  13. Russell Emberson says:

    one of the best albums of the 80’s

  14. 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!

  15. Charmian Filewood says:

    I would say Head Over Heels is my fav

  16. randy says:

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

  17. Steven Roberts says:

    Head Over Heels.

  18. 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:-)

  19. Juanmi says:

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

  20. Declan O'Neill says:

    It’s got to be SHOUT for me.

  21. Vegard E says:

    The Working Hour is the best Song!

  22. Jonas G says:


  23. 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.

  24. Thomas Kjaer says:

    Mothers Talk

  25. Andy says:

    Head over Heels

  26. Damien says:

    Head Over Heels :)

  27. Thomas Hooper says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World

  28. Paul Anthony Chapman says:

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

  29. simon harrow says:

    I could not win an argument

  30. Mark Armstrong says:

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

  31. Simon Gallagher says:

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

  32. Simon Gallagher says:

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

  33. anthony armstrong says:

    has to be shout

  34. David says:

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

  35. Jean Christophe DERRIEN says:

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

  36. 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

  37. Fabio David Franco says:

    I need this, really, REALLY need this!

  38. Karsten Fischer says:


  39. Zio Mario says:

    I must win.. my song is “Listen”

  40. 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….

  41. 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!

  42. 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!

  43. 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

  44. 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.

  45. Lee Trathan says:

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

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. Keith Lambert says:

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

  50. 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!!!!

  51. guy says:

    Shout, Shout, Shout

  52. Ray Becker says:


  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. Geoff says:

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

  56. Dominic says:

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

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. Alejandro says:

    Hard to decide, but I think is Mother Talk.

  60. Jonathan says:

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

  61. Pal says:

    Shout is the best track of course

  62. Rez says:

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

  63. John Humphrey says:

    My son was born to the song…SHOUT!

  64. 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.

  65. Paul R says:

    Always Mothers Talk (US version) for me.

  66. 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!

  67. Paul Aislabie says:

    The Working Hour

  68. Markus says:

    Definitively “Broken” ! Short but great!

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

  70. 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

  71. 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!

  72. 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.

  73. Joseph says:

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

  74. 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.

  75. 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….

  76. simon hardy says:

    Everybody wants to rule the world because it is catchy

  77. Simon Bonnett says:


  78. Stephen Little says:


  79. 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”.

  80. 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.

  81. Mark Owen says:


  82. Jenn says:

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

  83. Lithium says:

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

  84. Grant says:

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

  85. Olivier C. says:

    Head over Heels !!

  86. ScottG says:

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

  87. David Martin says:

    ‘ Head Over Heels’ – sublime.

  88. 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!

  89. jack says:

    Shout! Shout! Let it all out!

  90. Renato Accioly says:

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

  91. Graham Ross says:

    Has to be Shout for me

  92. Wax Monster X says:

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

  93. Hayley Riches says:

    Everybody wants to rule the world

  94. Paul Ives says:

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

  95. John Jones says:

    Everybody Wants to Rule the World

  96. 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.

  97. iain maciver says:

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

  98. 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.

  99. J.T. Gade says:

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

  100. 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!

  101. 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.

  102. Mar Mixa says:

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

  103. PAC says:

    In it to win it !!!!!

  104. 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.

  105. Introspector says:

    Love to listen…

  106. spaceboy says:

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

  107. Nick Stroman says:

    Head Over Heels. Still gets me!

  108. 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.

  109. 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.

  110. 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.

  111. wardo says:

    The Working Hour.

  112. Kai says:

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

  113. 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.”

  114. TMT says:

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

  115. Michael says:

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

  116. Carl Hulland says:

    Head Over Heels

  117. TFFver says:

    The Working Hour.

  118. Florent says:

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

  119. 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.

  120. 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.

  121. Dagny says:

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

  122. Marshall says:

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

  123. Andrew A says:

    Nice looking set…fingers crossed!

  124. Tony says:

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

  125. 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!

  126. Lee says:

    Head over heels. Such an 80s classic.

  127. David A. says:

    My vote goes to “Head over heels”

  128. Bruce says:

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

  129. Chris says:

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

  130. esalter says:

    The Working Hour from a top album.

  131. Becky Soboski says:

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

  132. Travis says:

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

  133. kevin says:

    Shout was always my favorite!

  134. Travis says:

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

  135. 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.

  136. Edwin says:

    SHOUT it out. :)

  137. Michael says:


  138. 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… ;-)

  139. Mark Filby says:

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

  140. 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).

  141. Ronen says:

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

  142. 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!

  143. Evripidis says:


  144. rick says:


  145. 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…

  146. Aaron says:

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

  147. 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.

  148. William says:

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

  149. 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.”

  150. Todd Brown says:

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

  151. Bob Maddock says:

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

  152. Craig Smith says:

    Always loved the building intro to Head Over Heels

  153. Sylvain says:

    Head Over Heels

  154. Matt says:

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

  155. Jens Iwarson says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World.

  156. 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.

  157. 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

  158. Michel D. says:

    “Broken” for me!!

  159. 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?

  160. craig clarke says:

    Shout, all mixes especially the U.K extended mix

  161. mc says:

    Shout it from the rooftops

  162. 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.

  163. Simon P says:

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

  164. Graham Palmer says:

    “Shout” for me

  165. Paolo Magnani says:

    This is a masterwork of the eighties.

  166. Nick Brandon says:

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

  167. Bob G says:

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

  168. rob says:

    Love “EWTRTW” – great song!

  169. 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

  170. Donal O'Connell says:

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

  171. steve anderson says:

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

  172. Geoff says:

    Everybody wants to rule the world

  173. Alex says:

    No !! it’s mine xmas gift !!

  174. David says:

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

  175. jos says:

    No Doubt… I’d still go for Shout

  176. Randy says:

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

  177. 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”.

  178. Alex says:

    My Xmas gift !!
    thanks Paul

  179. Robert Morgenstern says:

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

  180. 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.

  181. Ian Balentine says:

    Mothers Talk, for certain.

  182. 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!!

  183. 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. :)

  184. 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 :(

  185. 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!

  186. william says:

    Got to be SHOUT, hasn’t it?

  187. Amos says:

    EBWTRTW is the one.

  188. Alan says:

    I wanna win!

  189. Mauricio Abreu says:

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

  190. Charles says:

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

  191. Henry says:

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

  192. 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!

  193. 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!

  194. 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!

  195. claudio says:

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

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

  197. 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.

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  199. Andreas says:

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

  200. 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!

  201. 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.

  202. David says:

    Got to be Shout.

  203. Michael says:


  204. Skip says:

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

  205. Jérôme says:

    The working Hour is my fav one

  206. 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 !!!!!

  207. Josh says:

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

  208. Foxee says:

    These are the things I could do without?

    Come on!

    I’m talking to YOU

    Come on!


  209. dave says:

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

  210. karl says:

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

  211. Tero Pyhäluoto says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World.

  212. Adam Rabin says:

    Fingers crossed. Would love to dig into this one.

  213. World Citizen says:

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

  214. 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.

  215. 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.

  216. 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!!

  217. 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.

  218. Kai Karkkainen says:

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

  219. Martin Dean says:

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

  220. 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!

  221. 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 :-)

  222. 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.

  223. 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.

  224. 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.

  225. Andy says:

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

  226. Motty says:

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

  227. Tim says:

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

  228. 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.

  229. Wazza says:

    Big “shout” out to SDE for the great work

  230. Emilio says:

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

  231. Thomas Braun says:

    Hello outthere,

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

  232. Andy says:

    The Working Hour

  233. 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!

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

  235. Simon says:

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

  236. 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.

  237. Juan Arroyo says:

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

  238. 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.

  239. Gerd says:

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

  240. Max says:

    Shout, no doubt!

  241. paul griffiths says:

    without doubt “the working hour” bliss

  242. 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.

  243. 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.

  244. Dirk says:

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

  245. esmarelda says:

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

  246. 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.

  247. Shai says:

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

  248. Fat Old Bloke says:

    I’d love this please

  249. Glenn says:

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

  250. Conner says:

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

  251. Tommy says:

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

  252. Rob says:

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

  253. Michael says:

    Best track: Head Over Heels

  254. Michael says:

    Excellent collection

  255. 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.

  256. 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.

  257. says:

    The working hour is my favorite song by far.

  258. 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…

  259. RB says:

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

  260. John Albanese says:

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

  261. SheeShee says:

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

  262. 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….

  263. 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.

  264. 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.

  265. John says:

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

  266. 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!

  267. 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.

  268. 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

  269. Francisco Javier Martinez says:

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

  270. 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.

  271. 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.

  272. 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.

  273. Jan Nadal says:

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

  274. Sheila says:

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

  275. 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.

  276. Emanuele says:

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

  277. Keith G says:

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

  278. Hedley says:

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

  279. 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.

  280. 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.

  281. 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.

  282. 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!

  283. 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!

  284. jaran says:

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

  285. 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!!!

  286. frank c says:

    Mothers Talk is my favorite track.

  287. Paul says:

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

  288. 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!

  289. richie says:

    Favourite track? Love `em all!

  290. Jackie says:

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

  291. says:

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

  292. Phil says:

    “Head Over Heels”.

  293. Andy Hawkins says:

    The start of Shout is an all time classic

  294. David says:

    Head Over Heels

  295. 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.

  296. Tom M says:

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

  297. Ian D. says:

    Head Over Heels! Thank you for the opportunity!

  298. 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).

  299. Sean says:

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

  300. 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!

  301. John H says:

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

  302. Richard says:

    Mothers Talk- brave choice for a lead single

  303. 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

  304. Ant G says:

    Head Over Heels. Absolute TUNE

  305. 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.

  306. 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 :-)

  307. 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”.

  308. Steve says:

    I’ve been reading the reviews. Looks great!

  309. robERT PEEL says:

    id say shout ;)

  310. 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.

  311. Leslie Hanagan says:

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

  312. 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!

  313. 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!

  314. Sean Lawler says:

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

  315. Kevin says:

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

  316. Michael says:

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

  317. 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.

  318. 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

  319. Walt says:

    Head Over Heels

  320. Mike Williams says:

    Head Over Heels. Euphoric.

  321. Pete Maule says:

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

  322. Noel says:

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

  323. 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.

  324. Andrew Leach says:

    I fear tears if I do not win!

  325. Ray Tierney says:

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

  326. Paul Brown says:

    The Working Hour

  327. Tim H says:

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

  328. 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.

  329. Steve Hak says:

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

  330. Chris Lancaster says:

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

  331. Carlo says:

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

  332. 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.

  333. rise hixson says:

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

  334. Ralf Hottum says:

    Love it!

  335. Jfa3stars says:

    My fave is Mothers talk.

  336. Matt says:

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

  337. Marco says:

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

  338. mike shirk says:

    head over heels

  339. Simon Franklin says:

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

  340. 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.

  341. 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!

  342. John says:

    Funny how time flies…

  343. Robb!e says:

    Everybody wants to rule the world, of course.

  344. Valentin says:

    “The Working Hour”. Still my favorite.

  345. 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.

  346. 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.

  347. 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.

  348. 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.

  349. david culmer says:

    Great reissue – when is the tour?

  350. Georgios says:

    My favourite track is “Shout” .

  351. 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!

  352. ebbhead says:

    The Working Hour is quite the track.

  353. Robert says:

    The Working Hour. Best use of synth piano ever!

  354. Tony Whalan says:

    stairway to heaven

  355. Mr Tim says:

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

  356. GianniZ says:

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

  357. Dennis Versteeg says:

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

  358. 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!

  359. Dave says:

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

  360. Steve says:

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

  361. 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.

  362. DV says:

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

  363. 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……

  364. 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.

  365. 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.

  366. alberto says:

    SHOUT of course!

  367. Louis Philia says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World… so do I!

  368. Eric says:

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

  369. Paul says:

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

  370. 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

  371. Brian says:

    Head Over Heels.

  372. 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!

  373. Larry Mac says:

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

  374. fred says:

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

  375. Charles says:

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

  376. 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).

  377. matg_fr says:

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

  378. Gregg says:

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

  379. Michael says:

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

  380. Chris Kotsiris says:

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

  381. S.Harris says:


  382. Jim says:

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

  383. 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 :-)

  384. Eric says:

    Shout !!!!

  385. Dag says:

    Head over Heels

  386. Mark says:

    Head over heels such a beautiful love song

  387. Chack says:

    Head over heels.

  388. Lee Carson says:

    Shout is my favourite

  389. Brian says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule the World is pretty great!

  390. gary moir says:

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

  391. Paul says:

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

  392. Kenneth says:

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

  393. 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.

  394. Gary says:

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

  395. Steven says:

    Merry Superdeluxe!

  396. Darren Middleton says:

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

  397. 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!

  398. Silvia says:

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

  399. Elliot says:

    Everybody Wants to Rule the World

  400. granata says:

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

  401. Roberto says:

    I have to win this, I have to…

  402. fabio says:


  403. 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!

  404. John says:

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

  405. Simon says:

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

  406. Edu says:


  407. Lee Taylor says:

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

  408. daveyman says:

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

  409. 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.

  410. Marko says:

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

  411. Chris says:

    Yes please!

  412. Emiliano says:

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

  413. Fabio David says:

    Everybody wants to win this prize!

  414. 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 :-)

  415. Barry crell says:

    Favorite track : broken / head over heels

  416. Mike says:

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

  417. Heinz Schweizer says:

    The Working Hour

  418. arthur cheng says:

    Head over heels for me :)

  419. 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.

  420. Christian Fex says:

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

  421. 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!

  422. Nuno Bento says:

    “The Working Hour”

  423. 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!!

  424. 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.

  425. Barry says:

    Got to be Head Over Heels.

  426. Steve says:

    The Working Hour

  427. Mark says:

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

  428. Matt Reid says:

    Head over heels

  429. Bruce says:

    Count me in, please!

  430. Jon Masciana says:

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

  431. Dennis says:

    Head Over Heels for me as well…

  432. Victor M says:

    Head over heels

  433. Victor says:

    Head over heals

  434. Jon J says:

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

  435. Johan says:

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

  436. Craig Jacks says:

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

  437. 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…

  438. Ola says:

    Everybody Wants to Rule the World

  439. George bougas says:

    Wow such a great Xmas present !!!

  440. john ireland says:

    The Working Hour for me. Love the drumming especially.

  441. 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!

  442. 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!!

  443. 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!

  444. 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..


  445. 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 :-)

  446. 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.

  447. David Neal says:

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

  448. 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.

  449. Paolo Pardo says:

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

  450. Marc says:

    Shout because it allows me to let it all out!

  451. Andrew B. White says:

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

  452. bob says:

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

  453. dave says:

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

  454. Jan burnett says:

    So that’s where my vinyl went! ;)

  455. Amy Green says:

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

  456. FM says:

    Head Over Heels

  457. Peter says:


  458. 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.

  459. 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.

  460. Lee Taylor says:

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

  461. EddyP says:

    Head Over Heels for me.

  462. cHristian Brinkmann says:

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

  463. José Ramón García says:

    Listen is my favourite.

  464. Alan Baldock says:

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

  465. Rocío Sánchez Fernández says:


  466. 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.


  467. Charles says:

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

  468. Angelo Maffia says:

    Shout… Shout… in 5.1 is incredible!

  469. Da'Ron Brown says:

    Mothers Talk is my fav.

  470. Alfonso says:

    Head over heels

  471. Dumeny says:


  472. Yoshiaki says:

    really like this album. a genuine classic.

  473. Dameo says:

    Shout, deffo

  474. John says:

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

  475. 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…

  476. Larry Large says:

    Will win:-)

  477. Simon S says:

    Ace prize! Everybody wants to rule the world

  478. Fabrizio says:

    My favourite track is “Shout”.

  479. John says:

    Mother’s Talk is a gem

  480. 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.

  481. Russell says:

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

  482. Wayne says:

    Big fan of “Listen”, especially in 5.1.

  483. Alan says:

    Mothers Talk definitely.

  484. Ludger says:

    Was and always will be: “Shout!”

  485. Caralyn says:

    Head Over Heels

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

  486. 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.

  487. John says:

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

  488. 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.

  489. 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!

  490. Adam Davis says:

    Can vary, but probably I Believe

  491. Chris Ryan says:

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

  492. Anselm Lee says:

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

  493. Olivier says:

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

  494. Jan says:

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

  495. Alexey says:


  496. Steve Bond says:

    Shout !!

  497. Dieter says:

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

  498. 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!

  499. Ritzen says:

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

  500. Adrian says:

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

  501. gordon says:

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

  502. Howard says:

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

  503. tony Pye says:

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

  504. Kenny McHardy says:

    Yes please! Love to hear it in 5.1

  505. 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!

  506. Neill Rees says:

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

  507. John Dotters says:

    Has to be Head Over Heels

  508. Gary says:

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

  509. chris says:

    head over heels/broken (live) 2 great songs

  510. Graham Yapp says:

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

  511. 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!

  512. Antoine says:

    ”Everyyyybooodyyy wants to win the priiize!! ”


  513. 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.

  514. 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… :-)

  515. John says:

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

  516. Marco says:

    Head over heels – just a perfect pop song.

  517. Slawomir Monik says:

    My favourite track is definitely “Shout” :)

  518. David Burgess says:

    Head Over Heels

  519. retroDan says:

    Head Over Heels – of course! never gets old.

  520. 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.

  521. Yossi Barak says:

    Head Over Heels

  522. Randall Kennemer says:

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

  523. Dave C says:

    Mother’s Talk

  524. Christopher Smith says:

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

  525. Francisco says:

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

  526. Steve says:

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

  527. Simon says:

    Head over heels for me.

  528. vodka ed says:

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

  529. Martin B says:

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

  530. Geoff says:

    Shout, especially the new 5.1 mix.

  531. 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’)

  532. Jim says:

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

  533. nereau says:

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

  534. Matthew Edgar says:

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

  535. Luc Swaenen says:

    Shout is the song..

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

  536. Emiliano says:

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

  537. Markus says:

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

  538. Rich says:

    Yes please, Paul!

  539. Jeff says:

    Oh man!!!!

  540. Alan says:

    I would love this!
    Myfavourite is Shout

  541. 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.

  542. David says:

    Please let it be me

  543. Dayvv says:

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

  544. Jos says:

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

  545. Adrian Mulcahy says:


  546. 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.

  547. Anthony says:

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

  548. Gabriel says:

    This will be a great xmas gift !!

  549. Tommy Christiansen says:

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

  550. 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.

  551. Stuart R says:

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

  552. Jimena Aldama says:

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

  553. Edward says:

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

  554. Kiki says:

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

  555. Jackie Ruzzi says:

    Love Tears For Fears

  556. Professor Strychnine says:

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

  557. Sven Schulze says:

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

  558. Brian says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World!

  559. Nimo says:

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

  560. Paul M says:


  561. 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

  562. Ramon Duccini says:

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World is the best one!

  563. Henry says:

    Head Over Heels!

  564. 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.

  565. Svein says:

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

  566. 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.

  567. 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?

  568. David says:

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

  569. mike says:

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

  570. Arthur says:

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

  571. Stefano says:

    Head Over Heels is my fave!

  572. Thomas says:

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

  573. Tom Saltarelli says:

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

  574. David says:

    Listen is the best track by far. Excellent album

  575. Bono Kang says:

    young dream….

  576. Guy says:

    Great bundle! Great prize!

  577. Joy Kao says:

    lucky to win!

  578. Darren Dilliway says:

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

  579. Barry Page says:


  580. 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.

  581. Philip Richard Spencer says:

    Broken but they are all great

  582. DJ Control says:

    Wow what a fantastic bundle.

  583. Ian says:

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

  584. Thomas Hooper says:

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

  585. dominic says:

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

  586. 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.

  587. Sun Chi Man says:


  588. Sylvian SUN says:

    I believe !!

  589. Nigel Croft says:

    Too many great car cruising songs to mention……

  590. Bleddyn Williams says:


  591. Wen Chia says:

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

  592. Steve F says:

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

  593. Roberto Spiga says:

    THE WORKING HOUR. Great track and wonderful album!

  594. Trevor Baker says:

    it’s got to be SHOUT !!

  595. dave butterfield says:

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

  596. Zio Mario says:

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

  597. 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.

  598. 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.

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

    Head Over Heels is my favourite from this album.

  600. Zio Mario says:

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

  601. 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.

  602. Martyn says:


  603. Diego Imperatore says:

    One of the best album I ever listen!

  604. Norman Cooke says:

    Shout, powerful song and album opener.

  605. 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…

  606. 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.

  607. Chris says:

    Head Over Heels

  608. Vitor Duarte says:

    The Working Hour

  609. Robb W says:

    I have always been a big fan of Shout.

  610. Michael says:

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

  611. 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…

  612. 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 !

  613. John Johnstone says:

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

  614. Tom N says:

    The Working Hour – great build up and pretty epic.

  615. Osko says:

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

  616. Mani says:

    Broken – simply a great track

  617. Andreas says:

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

  618. 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)”

  619. Mark Owen says:

    Yes please @:)

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

  621. Jeremy says:

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

  622. Anthony says:

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

  623. Steve H says:

    I hope I am lucky on this one.

  624. 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!!!!

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