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Tears For Fears: ‘Standing On The Corner Of The Third’ World live jam

Previously unreleased live-in-the-studio rendition

Another Friday and another treat from the forthcoming Tears For FearsThe Seeds of Love box set. This time, treat your ears to a previously unreleased nine-minute version of album track ‘Standing On The Corner Of The Third World’.

This was one of only two songs on the album written solely by Roland Orzabal (the other being ‘Woman in Chains’) and like the previously unreleased version of ‘Woman in Chains’ made available last week, this unheard version of ‘Standing On The Corner Of The Third World’ is a live-in-the-studio rendition from the early 1988 Townhouse jam sessions and is exclusive to the box set (it’s on CD 4: “The Wind: Demos, Diversions and Jams”). It was recorded on 19 February 1988, 19 months before the album was eventually released!

The super deluxe edition box set of The Seeds of Love, along with the other formats, will be released on 9 October 2020.

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The Seeds of Love
– 4CD+blu-ray box set

CD 1 – ORIGINAL ALBUM
NEW REMASTER BY ANDREW WALTER AT ABBEY ROAD

01. Woman In Chains: 6:31
02. Badman’s Song: 8:32
03. Sowing The Seeds Of Love: 6:19
04. Advice For The Young At Heart: 4:50
05. Standing On The Corner Of The Third World: 5:33
06. Swords And Knives: 6:12
07. Year Of The Knife: 7:08
08. Famous Last Words: 4:26

CD 2 – THE SUN
45’s AND B-SIDES

01. Sowing The Seeds Of Love – 7″ Version: 5:43
02. Tears Roll Down: 3:16
03. Woman In Chains – 7” Version: 5:28
04. Always In The Past: 4:38
05. My Life In The Suicide Ranks: 4:32
06. Woman In Chains – Instrumental: 6:30
07. Advice For The Young At Heart – 7” Version: 4:49
08. Johnny Panic And The Bible Of Dreams Instrumental: 4:18
09. Music For Tables: 3:32
10. Johnny Panic And The Bible Of Dreams Mix One: 6:22
11. Johnny Panic And The Bible Of Dreams Mix Two: 5:55
12. Sowing The Seeds Of Love – US Radio Edit: 4:04
13. Woman In Chains – US Radio Edit 1: 4:42
14. Advice For The Young At Heart – Italian Radio Edit: 3:40
15. Year Of The Knife – Canadian Single Version: 5:40
16. Johnny Panic And The Bible Of Dreams: 4:17

CD 3 – THE MOON
RADIO EDITS AND EARLY MIXES

01. Year Of The Knife – Overture: 1:47
02. Year Of The Knife – Early Mix – Instrumental: 8:50
03. Sowing The Seeds Of Love – Alternate Mix: 7:22
04. Tears Roll Down – Alternate Mix: 4:07
05. Year Of The Knife – Steve Chase 7″ Remix: 4.29
06. Badman’s Song – Early Mix: 7:56
07. Advice For The Young At Heart – Instrumental: 4:56
08. Year Of The Knife – The Mix: 06:55
09. Johnny Panic And The Bible Of Dreams – Mix One Edit: 3:43
10. Sowing The Seeds Of Love – Early Mix – Instrumental: 5.55
11. Woman In Chains – US Radio Edit 2: 4:19
12. Year Of The Knife – Canadian Single Version – Instrumental: 5:40
13. Famous Last Words – French Radio Edit: 3:07
14. Woman In Chains – Reprise: 6:39

CD 4 – THE WIND
DEMOS, DIVERSIONS AND JAMS

01. Rhythm Of Life – Demo: 5:12
02. Advice For The Young At Heart – Demo: 4:52
03. Swords And Knives – Demo: 3:51
04. Famous Last Words – Demo: 4:12
05. Sowing The Seeds Of Love – Demo – Instrumental: 6:06
06. Badman’s Song – Langer / Winstanley Version – Instrumental: 7:30
07. Woman In Chains – Townhouse Jam: 7:06
08. Broken – Townhouse Jam: 1:37 Tears For Fears
09. Rhythm Of Life – Townhouse Jam: 3:09
10. Badman’s Song – Townhouse Jam: 8:17
11. Badman’s Song – Reprise – Townhouse Jam: 2:50
12. Standing On The Corner Of The Third World – Townhouse Jam: 9:09

BLU RAY – THE RAIN
STEVEN WILSON 5.1 MIX, ORIGINAL ALBUM MIX &  NEW REMASTER

Steven Wilson 5.1 MIX

01. Woman In Chains: 6:30
02. Badman’s Song: 8:32
03. Sowing The Seeds Of Love: 6:19
04. Advice For The Young At Heart: 4:55
05. Standing On The Corner Of The Third World: 5:33
06. Swords And Knives: 6:20
07. Year Of The Knife: 6:55
08. Famous Last Words: 4:11

Original Album Mix (Bob Ludwig 1989 mastering)

01. Woman In Chains: 6:31 (Original album master)
02. Badman’s Song: 8:32 (Original album master)
03. Sowing The Seeds Of Love: 6:19 (Original album master)
04. Advice For The Young At Heart: 4:50 (Original album master)
05. Standing On The Corner Of The Third World: 5:33 (Original album master)
06. Swords And Knives: 6:12 (Original album master)
07. Year Of The Knife: 7:08 (Original album master)
08. Famous Last Words: 4:26 (Original album master)

New remaster (by Andrew Walter at Abbey Road)

01. Woman In Chains: 6:30 (New remaster)
02. Badman’s Song: 8:32 (New remaster)
03. Sowing The Seeds Of Love: 6:19  (New remaster)
04. Advice For The Young At Heart: 4:55 (New remaster)
05. Standing On The Corner Of The Third World: 5:33 (New remaster)
06. Swords And Knives: 6:20 (New remaster)
07. Year Of The Knife: 6:55  (New remaster)
08. Famous Last Words: 4:11 (New remaster)

The Seeds of Love vinyl LP remaster (same tracks on picture disc)

Side 1
01. Woman In Chains: 6:31
02. Badman’s Song: 8:32
03. Sowing The Seeds Of Love: 6:19
04. Advice For The Young At Heart: 4:50

Side 2
01. Standing On The Corner Of The Third World: 5:33
02. Swords And Knives: 6:12
03. Year Of The Knife: 7:08
04. Famous Last Words: 4:26

The Seeds of Love 2CD deluxe

CD 1 – ORIGINAL ALBUM
NEW REMASTER BY ANDREW WALTER AT ABBEY ROAD

01. Woman In Chains: 6:31
02. Badman’s Song: 8:32
03. Sowing The Seeds Of Love: 6:19
04. Advice For The Young At Heart: 4:50
05. Standing On The Corner Of The Third World: 5:33
06. Swords And Knives: 6:12
07. Year Of The Knife: 7:08
08. Famous Last Words: 4:26

CD 2 – THE SUN
45’s AND B-SIDES

01. Sowing The Seeds Of Love – 7" Version: 5:43
02. Tears Roll Down: 3:16
03. Woman In Chains – 7” Version: 5:28
04. Always In The Past: 4:38
05. My Life In The Suicide Ranks: 4:32
06. Woman In Chains – Instrumental: 6:30
07. Advice For The Young At Heart – 7” Version: 4:49
08. Johnny Panic And The Bible Of Dreams Instrumental: 4:18
09. Music For Tables: 3:32
10. Johnny Panic And The Bible Of Dreams Mix One: 6:22
11. Johnny Panic And The Bible Of Dreams Mix Two: 5:55
12. Sowing The Seeds Of Love – US Radio Edit: 4:04
13. Woman In Chains – US Radio Edit 1: 4:42
14. Advice For The Young At Heart – Italian Radio Edit: 3:40
15. Year Of The Knife – Canadian Single Version: 5:40
16. Johnny Panic And The Bible Of Dreams: 4:17

The Seeds of Love single CD remaster

NEW REMASTER BY ANDREW WALTER AT ABBEY ROAD

01. Woman In Chains: 6:31
02. Badman’s Song: 8:32
03. Sowing The Seeds Of Love: 6:19
04. Advice For The Young At Heart: 4:50
05. Standing On The Corner Of The Third World: 5:33
06. Swords And Knives: 6:12
07. Year Of The Knife: 7:08
08. Famous Last Words: 4:26

 

 

33 responses to Tears For Fears: ‘Standing On The Corner Of The Third’ World live jam

  1. Peter Andersen says:

    Great… This really beginning to piss me off, “This video is not available in your country”… Just like the new Puscifer single I wasn’t allowed to listen to (Because f*** you apparently) Even though the bloody video was uploaded by their “official you-tube channel”… And It has become more frequent lately I’ve noticed. :(

    Anyway, nice article as usual Paul… Thank you.

  2. Alcor says:

    Thanks for this pre-listen! Looking forward to the box set! The Townhouse jams released so far have slightly different lyrics than the original, final versions (which is only logical). However, as a non- native speaker it is virtually impossible to make out what they are. Any chance of them being posted here at some stage? Thanks again for a great release!

    • Jules(Rules) says:

      I’m already preparing my own personal lyric booklet for printing out and filing in the box set like I did with the previous two… I guess I’ll never see eye to eye with Paul on this one… :(

  3. Stephen C says:

    What equipment do you need to get the benefit of the 5.1 mix? ive heard you need a stack of atmos surround speakers or whatever nonsense
    seems like a ridiculous decision to include this self indulgent disc in favour of a Blu ray disc of videos and/or a Live concert

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      ‘Ridiculous decision’? Gimme a break. A lossless Steven Wilson surround mix of The Seeds of Love is one of the main attractions of this box set.

      • Stephen C says:

        No doubt alot of work gone into ‘A lossless Steven Wilson surround mix of The Seeds of Love’ but the exclusion of promo videos and a Live era concert like their Knebworth appearance would have been a much greater draw than what i maintain is a self indulgent disc which requires a costly set up and a decent sized room to reap any benefit which will rarely be played more than once anyway

        I do believe it is a mistake to favour endless duplicates over a Blu Ray video which i suggested,The Hurting and Songs from Big Chair were enormous sellers with the inclusion of Live and promo material,why Seeds of Love is 5 discs of sound and no vision is mystifying

        • Paul Sinclair says:

          A 5.1 mix will get played much more than some SD promo video because it is an audio experience. You play albums regularly, you don’t watch the same film regularly.

          I don’t know why you keep insisting it’s ‘self indulgent’ – it’s there because there is a demand for it. Universal would have never signed off on it if the demand wasn’t there. YOU don’t want it, that’s clear enough. But that doesn’t mean it is self-indulgent. The pre-orders suggest Seeds will be a much bigger seller than the ‘enormous selling’ Hurting and Songs box sets, so the proof is in the pudding.

        • Ryk says:

          “will rarely be played more than once”? This is the disc that will be played most often on my system!

          I watch concert footage once, then never touch it again.

          On another note, some online searches show that I can not source a 2-channel amp from the local electronic chains, only 5.1+, even if I wanted one. I’ve had my 5.1 system for 15 years (and I certainly was not an early adoptee). I scratch my head wondering what people are using to watch movies if they haven’t a 5.1 system by now (you can hardly hear dialogue without a centre speaker now that a 2-channel track is no longer provided).

    • Shawn C says:

      I would imagine that, like any 5.1 remix, to receive the “optimal” sound you’d need a very high end set up which was tweaked for location, etc… by a professional. I imagine very few of us have such a set-up.

      Personally, I have a surround set up which I know is far from optimal. My living room is too small to get the rear speakers behind me. The distance between my speakers is insufficient. Technically, my receiver and speakers are middle of the road. Not junk, but nowhere near high end. Despite all the clear limitations, I still receive great enjoyment from 5.1 mixes, especially those by Steven Wilson (primarily on the Marillion boxes). So, I’m very excited about the surround mix on the TFF box even though I don’t have a stack of “atmos surround speakers.”

      Personally I have zero interest in a blu-ray of videos or a live concert. I mean, if they through it in I’d take it, but I would not be excited about it. I’d like to believe most fans would also prefer the 5.1 mix over such a disc.

      • Chris Squires says:

        I watched Going to California yesterday as it happens.
        And mostly I agree with you Shawn, live concerts rarely do it for me.

        However, I would say there are exceptions. Last nights Sky Arts “From the Vaults” programme which had three unaired Kate Bush songs live from Manchester 1979 made me just want to watch the whole “Tour of Life” thing again, for about the dozenth(?) time this morning. Then the concerts you were actually at…. “Before the Dawn” in HD / 4K would sell a few copies I would think. Must have seen Tubular Bells II at Edinburgh castle a fair few times as well as “Exposed” on DVD both are re-watchable for me. But I was there for each and that changes the rules a bit.
        Conversely.
        I love ELO to death and I have yet to watch a live concert of theirs with more than half an eye and to be frank my growing love of all things ABBA has not spread to any live performances with most live videos of both groups seeming quite…. hmmm whats the word? dull?
        If you weren’t actually there, the performance and / or your love for the artist would have to be exceptional for me to be that bothered.

        • Ryk says:

          Chris,

          I’m with you on the concert listening. I own a number, but never listen to them. The only one I can think of that is great and that I listen to regularly is Cheap Trick’s At Budokan.

          I am also a huge ELO fan.

        • Quante says:

          Music is generally an aural experience which ignites the imagination and the mind. It also means you can do other things, like working or driving, at the same time. Going to live music events is often exhilarating and you’ve elected to give it your time and money, which concentrates the mind to the concert.

          Watching concerts on tv is generally dull, but not always. Chris mentioned the Kate Bush performance on Friday night, but also the Beyonce….i am concert performance that was also on Sky Arts after the Guy Garvey show, was stunning. It does help when you’ve been to a concert when you watch it again at home, so this will influence my view on the Beyonce film. I attended the Beyonce concert ten years ago with little thought that it would be nothing beyond a regular concert, and came away blown away from the whole spectacle.

          If Abba were a young band today, the technology available to them to put on a show would enhance the home viewing experience, which we may well see with the avatars, but I actually like the live performances in the rain in Abba the movie.

          Steven Wilson hasn’t cracked how to get a live performance across to the small screen, but the budget required to do what Beyonce and Roger Waters can achieve will be crazy money. I can imagine why Kate Bush felt why she doesn’t want to release a visual of what was an amazing concert; it probably lacks the magic of the event.

          Then again, a recording of live performance doesn’t have to be all about effects and big theatre, and most concerts aren’t. Laura Marling’s recent performance at The Proms on the BBC was brilliant. What a shame there wasn’t an audience to see it.

          Enjoy Roger Waters Us & Them on bluray when it comes out in October. I saw the concert and the cinema release and it’s his best visual release.

          • Personally, I find live recordings THE main draw with many deluxe editions. I just love live recordings, period (unless they’re technically bad, and/or represent a performance with too much ‘enhancement’ á la ZZ Top). Often enough, songs can take on a different edge live, either due to being arranged differently, or due to the interaction with an audience (sigh).

            Furthermore, “Going to California” is an absolutely amazing recording of a stunning tour band with a great program of songs / arrangements. Knebworth was riddled with electricity problems but still contained some great performances. Buenos Aires was also filmed.

            I can also understand why some aren’t excited about a 5.1 mix because, just like all the many edits (some quite pointless like the Italian radio edit of “Advice…”), it is not “new” in the sense that they are still the same performances as on the album. At least the CDs offer up some alternative takes and mixes, so that is covered.

            Next problem is that listening to an album and watching a concert film are very different experiences – 5.1 surround mixes are somewhat in the middle…. you don’t have to watch a screen but you’re chained to a listening position and also need the TV to select the program.

            In short, I understand why some people are underwhelmed that the Blu-Ray is audio only. (For the record, I’ve watched several of the promo videos on the Big Chair DVD several times!) On the other hand, this is one of THE most often required/mentioned albums whenever the question of what should get the surround treatment gets asked, simply because the sonic landscape contains so many elements. Plus, Steven himself has praised the album musically as well as sonically, so many were looking forward to this.

            I tend to see on the bright side of things and hope that a separate, perhaps remixed and reedited “Going to California” can see the light of day once the main albums have all been covered in this series. It certainly deserves the spotlight much more so than, say, “Secret World – Live in Paris”, which to date is the only official live TFF album.

      • SimonP says:

        The surround speakers don’t need to behind the listener, to the side is fine. Mine are next to the sofa pointing towards where I sit and sound great.

  4. joel ivins says:

    what a friday treat!…looking forward to listening to this on my way home from work.

  5. SimonP says:

    A redeemer for me, as I thought the last two outtakes weren’t that great. I was teetering on cancelling the order…

  6. ROBIN PULLEN says:

    I’ve steadfastly resisted listening to any of the tracks that have been released so far as I want to listen to the set as a whole once it’s released but have to admit that my resolve is starting to weaken. By far this and the forthcoming Prince and Ultravox boxes are what I’m looking forward to the most this year and am refusing to listen to any tracks that have been released so far but have to admit its getting pretty hard now :)

    • Ralf says:

      Same here.
      It’s very tempting but I will listen to the whole thing in 3 weeks time when it’s out.
      Most exciting SDE in ages for me.

  7. David Roest says:

    I wanna hear the alternative 7 minute version of STSOL.

  8. Timm Davison says:

    Loving this! By the way Paul, I just got around yesterday to listening to my TFF ‘Hurting’ box set, and I have to commend you on such a good job with the liner notes and compiling the tracks! Breaking into the ‘Songs from the Big Chair’ super deluxe this weekend, I’m sure it’ll be more of the same excellence.

  9. Kauwgompie says:

    Sweet Jesus, this is good. This box together with Prince’s Sign O The Times will be THE box sets of the year. This is what a box set should be all about.

  10. Miguel Rocha says:

    Paul, I can’t thank you enough for sharing these sessions. They’re all absolutely stunning! Seeds of Love has always been by least favourite of the first three LPs (conversely, my wife’s favourite!), but now there’s no doubt I’ll be ordering the super deluxe edition. Can’t wait!!!

  11. ian whiteford says:

    Thanks Paul, sounds really good.

  12. Trash says:

    Paul – you are killing us :-)

    These postings are really cranking the anticipations levels ever higher…

    Far from being my favourite TFF album but this may well turn out to be my favourite TFF SDE based on what I have heard so far.

  13. Gareth Pugh says:

    This one sounds particularly lovely – thanks for posting Paul!

  14. Dirk says:

    It ‘s magic!

  15. ant says:

    just wonderful – and those super rich tom drum fills :-)
    so looking forward to this

  16. Hendriks Léon says:

    FANTASTIC!

    Thanks Paul,

    Greetz from The Netherlands

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