Songs that benefit from orchestral treatments

Much of Tears for Fears sounds truly wonderful in full-blown orchestral performance. Check out Mad World . Lush, memorable, and really uses the chorus to great effect.

Here’s the same song in 1982.

The second I would love for zipping around in my car, getting to work in the morning. Somehow, early 80s synthesizer music is really wonderful for commuting. Well, that and Bonnie Tyler or Pat Benetar’s Love is a Battlefield (I’ll get you started… “we are young…”).


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