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Odd Budget Comps Coming Your Way from Universal

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Two unusual listings have appeared from Universal’s U.K. arm: budget-priced, double-disc compilations for ABC and Tears for Fears.

They’re certainly appealing to the collector of either band, but they sure are strange; the sets don’t have any cohesive order about them. They’re all singles, album cuts and some B-sides just sort of mixed up. Odd.

In any case, they might be fun if you haven’t purchased any deluxe editions or other sets with these tracks. So have a look after the jump for track lists and order links!

Tears for Fears, Mad World: The Collection (Spectrum/Universal (U.K.), 2010)

Disc 1

  1. Shout
  2. Everybody Wants to Rule the World
  3. Sowing the Seeds of Love
  4. Mad World
  5. Head Over Heels
  6. Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)
  7. The Hurting
  8. Suffer the Children
  9. Mothers Talk
  10. Lord of Karma
  11. Cold
  12. New Star
  13. When in Love With a Blind Man
  14. Pharaohs
  15. We Are Broken
  16. Ideas As Opiates
  17. The Big Chair
  18. Brian Wilson Said

Disc 2

  1. Change
  2. Woman in Chains
  3. Tears Roll Down
  4. Advice for the Young at Heart
  5. Break It Down Again
  6. The Prisoner
  7. The Body Wah
  8. The Marauders
  9. Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams
  10. Empire Building
  11. The Conflict
  12. Ghost Papa
  13. The Way You Are
  14. I Believe
  15. Famous Last Words
  16. Deja-Vu and the Sins of Science
  17. Year of the Knife

Disc 1, Tracks 1-2, 5 and 9 and Disc 2, Track 14 from Songs from the Big Chair (Mercury, 1985)
Disc 1, Tracks 3 and Disc 2, Tracks 2, 4, 15 and 17 from The Seeds of Love (Mercury, 1989)
Disc 1, Tracks 4, 7-8 and 16 and Disc 2, Tracks 1 and 6 from The Hurting (Mercury, 1983)
Disc 1, Track 6 from Tears Roll Down: Greatest Hits 82-92 (Mercury, 1992)
Disc 1, Track 10 and Disc 2, Track 7 were B-sides to “Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)” (Mercury, 1992)
Disc 1, Track 11 and 18 and Disc 2, Track 5 from Elemental (Mercury, 1993)
Disc 1, Track 12 and Disc 2, Track 16 were B-sides to “Cold” (Mercury, 1993)
Disc 1, Track 13 was the B-side to “Head Over Heels” (Mercury, 1985)
Disc 1, Track 14 was the B-side to “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” (Mercury, 1985)
Disc 1, Track 15 was the B-side to “Pale Shelter” (Mercury, 1983)
Disc 1, Track 17 was the B-side to “Shout” (Mercury, 1984)
Disc 2, Track 3 was the B-side to “Sowing the Seeds of Love” (Mercury, 1989)
Disc 2, Tracks 8 and 13 were a non-LP single (Mercury, 1984)
Disc 2, Track 9 was the B-side to “Advice for the Young at Heart” (Mercury, 1990)
Disc 2, Track 10 was the B-side to “Mothers Talk” (Mercury, 1984)
Disc 2, Track 11 was the B-side to “Change” (Mercury, 1983)
Disc 2, Track 12 was the B-side to “Woman in Chains” (Mercury, 1992)
Disc 1, Tracks 10, 12-14 and 17 and Disc 2, Tracks 3, 7-8, 10, 13 and 16 can also be found on Saturnine Martial & Lunatic (Mercury, 1996)

ABC, All of My Heart: The Collection (Spectrum/Universal (U.K.), 2010)

Disc 1

  1. Poison Arrow
  2. The Look of Love (Part 1)
  3. Be Near Me
  4. One Better World
  5. Tears Are Not Enough
  6. Valentine’s Day
  7. Between You and Me
  8. Paper Thin
  9. The Power of Persuasion
  10. Ocean Blue
  11. North
  12. Hey Citizen!
  13. 24 Carat Plastic
  14. Tower of London
  15. Alphabet Soup
  16. How to Be a Millionaire
  17. All of My Heart

CD 2

  1. When Smokey Sings
  2. That Was Then But This is Now
  3. The Night You Murdered Love
  4. The Real Thing
  5. Chicago (Part 1)
  6. 15 Storey Halo
  7. Minneapolis
  8. Peace and Tranquility
  9. Blame
  10. Rage and Then Regret
  11. S.O.S.
  12. King Without a Crown
  13. Theme from “Mantrap”
  14. I’m in Love with You
  15. Never More Than Now
  16. Be Near Me (Munich Disco Mix)

Disc 1, Tracks 1-2, 5-6 and 17 from The Lexicon of Love (Neutron, 1982)
Disc 1, Tracks 3, 7, 10, 14 and 16 and Disc 2, Track 6 from How to Be a…Zillionaire! (Neutron, 1985)
Disc 1, Track 4, 8 and 11 and Disc 2, Tracks 4 and 14-15 from Up (Neutron, 1989)
Disc 1, Tracks 9 and 12 and Disc 2, Track 2 and 11 from Beauty Stab (Neutron, 1983)
Disc 1, Track 13 from the 2005 reissue of Alphabet City (Neutron, 1987)
Disc 1, Track 15 was the B-side to “Tears Are Not Enough” (Neutron, 1981)
Disc 2, Tracks 1, 3, 10 and 12 from Alphabet City (Neutron, 1987)
Disc 2, Track 5 was the B-side to “When Smokey Sings” (Neutron, 1987)
Disc 2, Track 7 was the B-side to “The Night You Murdered Love” (Neutron, 1987)
Disc 2, Tracks 8-9 from Absolutely (Neutron, 1990)
Disc 2, Track 13 was the B-side to “Poison Arrow” (Neutron, 1982)
Disc 2, Track 16 released as 12″ A-side (Neutron, 1985)

Order the TFF set here and the ABC compilation here.

Written by Mike Duquette

October 19, 2010 at 15:07

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  1. There’s a Level 42 compilation from Universal/Spectrum as well:

    http://www.imwan.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=68172

    Don

    October 20, 2010 at 10:11


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