On their debut album ‘The Hurting,’ Tears For Fears included a track that has never been so apropos than now, ‘Mad World.’ For whatever reason, the song wasn’t a hit for the band yet when the track was covered and re-released by Gary Jules for the 2001 movie Donnie Darko, the track was a smash all over the globe.
Tears For Fears though went on to have incredible success, and their second album, Songs From The Big Chair, spawned one of the band’s biggest hits Everybody Wants To Rule The World. Here’s where we get to feel old, last week (March 18th) saw the song reach its 35th anniversary since release. Crazy right?
The song was the third single to be taken from Songs From The Big Chair, and ever since its release, the track has been regularly covered by the likes of Patti Smith, Weezer, and even soul legend Gloria Gaynor. To celebrate the track’s status as one of greatest of its time, the band’s iconic video has been now transferred to high-resolution for the very first time.
So, for the songs 35th anniversary, the original video has had a high-res makeover. Directed by Nigel Dick, the video was shot in Las Vegas in early 1985, and the filming was spread over to venues, the Salton Sea in California, and a studio in London.
For its 35th anniversary, Songs From The Big Chair has been released as a limited edition picture disc, a reissue of the super deluxe version of the album is also set for release in the near future, and a boxset is already available to order now.
For those of you jonesing for some Tears For Fears right now, we’ve got you covered. Check out the band kicking ass at Rock in Rio in 2017 below: