Hey, it's an 80s pop song that's hip-hop speed! Let's put every single acapella in the world over it! Better yet, maybe one of my favorite hip-hop producers will make an incendiary "riddim" out of it / "interpolate" it, and yet another perfect 80s song will instantly be marred due to its "revival"! Please Track Boyz and mash-up DJs, leave perfect as perfect. "Shout" is the original Tears for Fears head-clobber, even if "Sowing The Seeds of Love" and "Changes" are better songs. Tears for Fears know epic, and they know how to articulate emotions you never even knew you had. Some emotions (the desire to shout / let it all out) are obvious, and others (revealing your crush on your local librarian in the "Head Over Heels" video) less so. They pull off both with equal aplomb. 7+ minute extended 12-inch version with "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" extended mix on the flip.
- black 12" vinyl pressing
- housed in die-cut jacket w/ printed inner sleeve
- plays at 45rpm
- original release year: 1984-85
- music label: Mercury 2015
reviewed by the Woodman 12/2005