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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 25, 2001
  • Release Date: September 25, 2001
  • Label: Island Def Jam
  • Copyright: (C) 2001 The Island Def Jam Music Group
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  • Duration: 3:33 minutes
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  • ASIN: B000W20H1I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,960 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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Since Tears for Fears recorded their composition "Mad World" there have been many singers/groups who have made their own versions of it. Some of these are excellent.

The original--with its fast tempo and emphasis on putting out an almost machine-like rhythm--stresses the fast pace & madness of the world. Other versions emphasize more what the words ultimately mean--the sadness in the song. The point is, this song has enough complexity in the lyrics and melody to provide very varied interpretations.
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This is one of the most haunting songs ever made. I think the various remakes from Adam Lambert to Michael Andrews are more famous than the original. Still the song finds a way into your head where it will stay planted. Beautiful, simple, haunting. This is song that makes you hit repeat.
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Not the cover I am used to, but I wanted to check out the original. I found it rather enjoyable. Anyone used to the Donnie Darko version might not appreciate it but it has a charm. I definitely appreciate it and am glad I purchased it.
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How many years later and these guys are still relevant. Their music has aged very well, unlike the other 'electronic' bands of the mid 80s.
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By tapi on December 13, 2012
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Good listening CD. I love the Mad World song and remember Tears for Fears fondly although I think I like Adam Lamberts version better!
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By Enigma on August 27, 2013
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great song
great price
hard to find
now on mp3
great item that was on charts at its prime and still is good today
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I like the offbeat tempo and the way it points out the crazy way the world is going.
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