iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Mad World: The Collection by Tears for Fears, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Mad World: The Collection

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

Mad World: The Collection would be the perfect Curt Smith-era Tears for Fears anthology if it included the band's earliest hit, "Pale Shelter." All of the others are here ("Shout," "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," "Head Over Heels," "Mad World," "Sowing the Seeds of Love," etc.), along with enough B-sides and rarities to satisfy even the most ardent fan. Listeners looking for a more comprehensive compilation, specifically one that covers the band's entire career up to 2004's excellent Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, would be better off with 2008's two-disc Gold.

Biography

Formed: 1981 in Bath, Somerset, England

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Tears for Fears were always more ambitious than the average synth pop group. From the beginning, the duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith were tackling big subjects — their very name derived from Arthur Janov's primal scream therapy, and his theories were evident throughout their debut, The Hurting. Driven by catchy, infectious synth pop, The Hurting became a big hit in their native England, setting the stage for international stardom with their second album, 1985's Songs from the Big Chair....
Full bio