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Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82–92)

Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82–92) is a greatest hits album by the English pop/rock band Tears for Fears. It was released on 2 March 1992 by Fontana Records. Preceded by the single "Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)", the album contains 12 of the band's UK top-40 singles. The album has been certified double platinum in the United Kingdom, platinum in the United States, and gold in several other countries including Canada, France and Germany.

Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82–92)
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Greatest hits album by
Released2 March 1992 (1992-03-02)
Recorded1982–1992
Length59:15
LabelFontana
Producer
Tears for Fears chronology
The Seeds of Love
(1989)
Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82–92)
(1992)
Elemental
(1993)
Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82–92)
Video by
Released1992
Recorded1982–1992
Length60 minutes
LabelPolyGram Video
Director
Tears for Fears chronology
Going to California
(1990)
Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82–92)
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars link
Entertainment WeeklyC+ link

Tears Roll Down originally peaked at number one in Italy and number two in the UK and France upon its release, but re-entered the UK top 10 at number six in 2004 for several weeks following the success of Gary Jules' cover version of "Mad World".

A compilation video under the same title was also released in 1992, and later issued on DVD.

The album itself was reissued in 2004 as a 2-CD/1-DVD set under the "Sound+Vision Deluxe" line, and again in 2005 with a bonus disc containing several remixes.

Contents

Track listingEdit

  1. "Sowing the Seeds of Love" – 6:19 from The Seeds of Love
  2. "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" – 4:11 from Songs from the Big Chair
  3. "Woman in Chains" – 6:28 from The Seeds of Love
  4. "Shout" – 6:33 from Songs from the Big Chair
  5. "Head over Heels" – 4:14 from Songs from the Big Chair
  6. "Mad World" – 3:29 from The Hurting
  7. "Pale Shelter" – 4:39 from The Hurting
  8. "I Believe" – 4:50 from Songs from the Big Chair
  9. "Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)" – 4:44 Previously unreleased
  10. "Mothers Talk" – 4:59 from Songs from the Big Chair
  11. "Change" – 3:54 from The Hurting
  12. "Advice for the Young at Heart" – 4:54 from The Seeds of Love

  • Tracks 1 and 5 written by Roland Orzabal/Curt Smith.
  • Track 2 written by Orzabal/Ian Stanley/Chris Hughes.
  • Tracks 3, 6, 7, 8, and 11 written by Orzabal.
  • Tracks 4 and 10 written by Orzabal/Stanley.
  • Track 9 written by Orzabal/Dave Bascombe.
  • Track 12 written by Orzabal/Nicky Holland.

2004 bonus discEdit

  1. Memories Fade – 5:08
  2. Start Of The Breakdown – 4:58
  3. The Hurting – 4:16
  4. The Marauders – 4:10
  5. The Working Hour – 6:33
  6. Shout (US Remix) – 8:02
  7. Standing On The Corner Of The Third World – 5:30
  8. Johnny Panic & The Bible Of Dreams – 4:19
  9. Break It Down Again – 4:32
  10. Elemental – 5:31
  11. Bloodletting Go – 4:13
  12. The Body Wah – 5:17

2005 bonus remix discEdit

  1. "Shout" (Skylark 12" Extended Club Mix) – 9:07
  2. "Change" (Joey Negro Punkdisco Mix) – 7:42
  3. "Head Over Heels" (Dave Bascombe 7" N. Mix) – 4:17
  4. "Pale Shelter" (New Extended Version) – 7:09
  5. "Laid So Low" (Tears Roll Down) (US Dance Mix) – 3:18
  6. "Mothers Talk" (Beat of the Drum Mix) – 8:57
  7. "Sowing the Seeds of Love" (Wen's Overnight Mix) – 6:48
  8. "Shout" (Jakatta Thrilled-Out Mix) – 5:36
  9. "Woman in Chains" (Jakatta Awakened Mix Radio Edit) – 3:45
  10. "Mad World" (Afterlife Remix) – 5:18
  11. "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" (The Chosen Few Remix) – 6:34

Notes

Track 3 is the "Remix" from the original 7" (1985).
Track 4 is the "Extended Version" from the re-released 12" (1983).
Track 5 is the original "Sowing the Seeds of Love" (1989) B-side "Tears Roll Down", the same version can be found on the Saturnine Martial & Lunatic compilation.
Track 7 is the "Full Version" from the 12" and CD single (1989).

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[20] Gold 50,000^
France (SNEP)[21] Gold 100,000*
Germany (BVMI)[22] Gold 250,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[23] Platinum 15,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[24] Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[25] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[26] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[27] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Video albumEdit

The video compilation of Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82–92) was released in 1992 in conjunction with the album, featuring an identical track list. It was reissued on DVD in 2003 with a different cover featuring a still from the "Sowing the Seeds of Love" promo video under Universal Music's "Classic Clips" imprint. After the Tears Roll Down album made a return to the UK top 10 in 2004, the DVD was reissued with the original white "sunflower" cover. The DVD release includes a 5.1 surround sound audio option as well as 2.0 stereo.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Sowing the Seeds of Love" – 6:19
  2. "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" – 4:11
  3. "Woman in Chains" – 6:28
  4. "Shout" – 6:33
  5. "Head over Heels" – 4:14
  6. "Mad World" – 3:29
  7. "Pale Shelter" – 4:39
  8. "I Believe" – 4:50
  9. "Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)" – 4:44
  10. "Mothers Talk" – 4:59
  11. "Change" – 3:54
  12. "Advice for the Young at Heart" – 4:54

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