Tears For Fears - The Hurting (1983) [BD-Audio 2014] [FLAC 24 bit/96kHz]

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Tears For Fears - The Hurting (1983) [BD-Audio 2014] [FLAC 24 bit/96kHz]

Tears For Fears - The Hurting (1983/2014)
FLAC(tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:43 minutes | 1,03 GB
Blu-Ray Audio Rip | Sourced Track - LPCM 2.0 Stereo | Full Artwork

"The Hurting" is the debut studio album by the British band Tears for Fears. It peaked at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart in its second week of release. The album was certified Gold by the BPI within three weeks of release, and reached Platinum status in January 1985. The album contains Tears for Fears' first three hit singles – "Mad World", "Change", and "Pale Shelter" – all of which reached the top five in the UK.

The Hurting would have been a daring debut for a pop-oriented band in any era, but it was an unexpected success in England in 1983, mostly by virtue of its makers' ability to package an unpleasant subject – the psychologically wretched family histories of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith – in an attractive and sellable musical format. Not that there weren't a few predecessors, most obviously John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band album – which was also, not coincidentally, inspired by the work of primal scream pioneer Arthur Janov. (But Lennon had the advantage of being an ex-Beatle when that meant the equivalent to having a box next to God's in the great arena of life, where Tears for Fears were just starting out.) Decades later, "Pale Shelter," "Ideas as Opiates," "Memories Fade," "Suffer the Children," "Watch Me Bleed," "Change," and "Start of the Breakdown" are powerful pieces of music, beautifully executed in an almost minimalist style. "Memories Fade" offers emotional resonances reminiscent of "Working Class Hero," while "Pale Shelter" functions on a wholly different level, an exquisite sonic painting sweeping the listener up in layers of pulsing synthesizers, acoustic guitar arpeggios, and sheets of electronic sound (and anticipating the sonic texture, if not the precise sound of their international breakthrough pop hit "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"). The work is sometimes uncomfortably personal, but musically compelling enough to bring it back across the decades.


01 - The Hurting
02 - Mad World
03 - Pale Shelter
04 - Ideas As Opiates
05 - Memories Fade
06 - Suffer The Children
07 - Watch Me Bleed
08 - Change
09 - The Prisoner
10 - Start Of The Breakdown

Analyzed: Tears For Fears / The Hurting

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR8 -0.03 dB -10.13 dB 4:21 01-The Hurting
DR8 -0.03 dB -9.46 dB 3:36 02-Mad World
DR9 -0.03 dB -10.27 dB 4:34 03-Pale Shelter
DR11 -0.01 dB -12.22 dB 3:48 04-Ideas As Opiates
DR9 -0.03 dB -12.40 dB 5:03 05-Memories Fade
DR7 -0.03 dB -8.87 dB 3:53 06-Suffer The Children
DR8 -0.03 dB -9.95 dB 4:18 07-Watch Me Bleed
DR8 -0.03 dB -9.89 dB 4:15 08-Change
DR7 -0.03 dB -9.03 dB 2:56 09-The Prisoner
DR9 -0.03 dB -11.61 dB 4:59 10-Start Of The Breakdown

Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR8

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2978 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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