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Encyclopedia > Tears for Fears
Tears for Fears
Origin Bath, England
Genre(s) New Wave
Pop rock
Post-punk
Years active 1981 – present
Label(s) New Door, Gut, Phonogram,
Mercury, Universal
Website Tears for Fears.net
Members
Roland Orzabal
Curt Smith
Former members
Ian Stanley
Manny Elias
Peripheral members/Associated artists:
Chris Hughes
Nicky Holland
Alan Griffiths
Charlton Pettus
Oleta Adams
Mel Collins
William Gregory
Neil Taylor
Andy Davis
Gail Ann Dorsey

Tears for Fears (sometimes abbreviated to TFF or T4F) are a popular English pop band formed in the early 1980s by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, which emerged after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate. They were initially associated with New Wave and the burgeoning wave of synthesizer bands of the early 1980s, but quickly branched out into mainstream chart success. Tears for Fears have sold more than 22 million albums worldwide (including over 8 million in the United States alone). , Bath is a small city in Somerset, England most famous for its historic baths fed by three hot springs. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... New Wave was a music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the early-to-mid 1980s. ... For other uses, see Pop rock (disambiguation). ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... -1... Manufacturers put records inside protective and decorative cardboard jackets and an inner paper sleeve to protect the grooves from dust and scratches. ... Mercury Records is a record label currently headquartered in the UK, and is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry. ... Roland Orzabal (full name Roland Jaime Orzabal de la Quintana) is an internationally acclaimed musician, songwriter and record producer. ... Curt Smith (born June 24, 1961, Bath, Somerset, England) is an English singer, bassist, synthesizer player and songwriter. ... Ian Stanley (born Ian Christopher Stanley, Bath, England, on 28 February 1957) is an English musician, songwriter and record producer. ... Manny Elias (born in 1953 in Calcutta) is an English drummer. ... Oleta Adams (born May 4, 1962 in Seattle, Washington) is an American soul and jazz singer. ... Melvyn Desmond Mel Collins (b. ... Will Gregory is the lead keyboards and synthesizer of electronic music group Goldfrapp. ... Gail Ann Dorsey is an American bassist and vocalist with a distinguished session career, most notably her long association with David Bowie. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Roland Orzabal (full name Roland Jaime Orzabal de la Quintana) is an internationally acclaimed musician, songwriter and record producer. ... Curt Smith (born June 24, 1961, Bath, Somerset, England) is an English singer, bassist, synthesizer player and songwriter. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Graduate was formed in 1979 in Bath. ... New Wave was a music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the early-to-mid 1980s. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ...

Contents

Career

Formation

Orzabal and Smith met as teenagers in their home town of Bath, England. Their professional debut came with the band Graduate, a Mod Revival/New Wave act drawing on the major influences of the time, including The Jam and Elvis Costello. In 1980, Graduate released an album, Acting My Age, and a single "Elvis Should Play Ska" (referring to Elvis Costello, not Presley). The single just missed the Top 100 in the UK, though it performed well in Spain and in the Netherlands. For alternate meanings see Bath (disambiguation) Palladian Pulteney Bridge and the weir at Bath Bath is a city in south-west England, most famous for its baths fed by three hot springs. ... Graduate was formed in 1979 in Bath. ... The mod revival was a music genre and subculture that started in the United Kingdom in 1978 and later spread to other countries (to a lesser degree). ... The Jam were an English punk rock/mod revival band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick McManus August 25, 1954) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent...


By 1981, Orzabal and Smith were becoming more influenced by artists such as Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel and Brian Eno. They departed from Graduate and formed a band called History of Headaches, a moniker which was then changed to Tears for Fears. The plan was for Orzabal and Smith to form the nucleus of the group and bring in surrounding musicians to help them complete the picture. AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... The Talking Heads was an American rock band formed in 1974 in New York City and active until 1991. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950, in Cobham,[1] Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... Brian Eno (pronounced IPA: ) born on 15 May 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England) is an English electronic musician, music theorist and record producer. ...


Tears for Fears were signed to Phonogram Records, UK in 1981 by A&R manager Dave Bates. Their first single as Tears for Fears, "Suffer the Children" (produced by David Lord), was released on that label in November 1981, followed by the first edition of "Pale Shelter" (produced by Mike Howlett) in March 1982. Phonogram Records was started in 1962 as a joint venture between Philips Records and Deutsche Grammophon. ... Suffer the Children is a song originally written by Roland Orzabal of the British band Tears for Fears. ... Mike Howlett (born April 27, 1950) is a Fijian-born musician and producer based in the United Kingdom. ...


Derivation of band name

The band's name is derived from the primal therapy treatment of the same name developed by Arthur Janov, which was made famous after John Lennon became Janov's patient. In a 2004 interview with VH1 UK, Orzabal and Smith said that when they finally met Janov in the mid-80s, they were disillusioned to find that he had become quite "Hollywood" and wanted the band to write a musical. Primal Therapy is a trauma-based psychotherapy created by Arthur Janov, Ph. ... Dr. Arthur Janov (born August 21, 1924) is an American psychologist and psychotherapist, and the creator of Primal Therapy. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... VH1 UK is a music television channel from MTV Networks Europe. ...


Eras and albums

The Hurting and first international successes

Album cover of The Hurting (1983).
Album cover of The Hurting (1983).

The band's third single "Mad World" hit the top 3 in the UK in November 1982. Their first album, The Hurting, was released in March 1983. For this LP (and the next), keyboard player and composer Ian Stanley and drummer Manny Elias were considered full members of the band, though Smith and Orzabal were still essentially the frontmen and public face of the band. Image File history File links The_hurting. ... Image File history File links The_hurting. ... The Hurting is the debut album by British pop band Tears for Fears. ... Mad World is a song written by Roland Orzabal of the British band Tears for Fears. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... The Hurting is the debut album by British pop band Tears for Fears. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... An LP Long playing (LP), either 10 or 12-inch diameter, 33 rpm (actually 33. ... Keyboard player is a term used for a musician who plays multiple instruments that have piano-style keyboards. ... Ian Stanley (born Ian Christopher Stanley, Bath, England, on 28 February 1957) is an English musician, songwriter and record producer. ... For the comic book character, see Drummer (comics). ... Manny Elias (born in 1953 in Calcutta) is an English drummer. ...


The album, produced by Chris Hughes and Ross Cullum, showcased synthesizer-based songs with lyrics reflecting Orzabal's bitter childhood and upbringing. The Hurting can be considered Tears for Fears' only true concept album, as references to emotional distress and primal therapy are found in nearly every song. The album strongly bears the behind the scenes influence of Daniel Lichtblau, commonly thought of as the "fifth" T4F member, owing to his premature departure from the group just as they were on the cusp of real fame. Some say his haircut at the time even resembled Pete Best's. In any case, Lichtblau, a pianist, was a big proponent of the "double keyboard" effect that characterizes their early sound and is prevalent on this album. The album itself was a big success and had a lengthy chart run (65 weeks) in the UK, where it reached no.1 - also reaching the Top 20 in several countries and yielded the international hit singles "Mad World" (top 5 hit in South Africa), "Change" (top 30 hit in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy and South Africa), and a re-recorded version of "Pale Shelter" (all of which were top 5 in the UK). Chris Hughes could refer to one of several notable men: Chris Hughes (Facebook), co-founder of Facebook. ... Synth redirects here. ... The Hurting is the debut album by British pop band Tears for Fears. ... In popular music, a concept album is an album which is unified by a theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, narrative, or lyrical (Shuker 2002, p. ... Emotional distress may refer to: Law of torts: Intentional infliction of emotional distress Negligent infliction of emotional distress Medicine: Stress (medicine) see also List of emotions Category: ... Change is a song originally written by Roland Orzabal of the British band Tears for Fears. ... Pale Shelter is a song originally written by Roland Orzabal of the British band Tears for Fears. ...


Towards the end of 1983 the record company released a new, slightly more abstract single, "The Way You Are", to keep the band in the public eye while they worked on their second album. The single was a top 30 hit in the UK, but did not come close to matching the success of their three previous hits, despite a national concert tour in December of that year (captured on the "In My Mind's Eye" live video release). The single, which heavily featured sampling and programmed rhythms, led to a departure in Tears for Fears' musical approach. In the liner notes to their B-sides album "Saturnine, Martial and Lunatic" they wrote that "this was the point we realised we had to change direction", although the somewhat experimental style of the single continued to be reflected to some extent in their forthcoming B-sides. The Way You Are was recorded by Agnetha and Ola Håkansson from Secret Service in 1986 to promote Sweden as a candidate for the Olympic Winter Games in Falun in 1992. ... For other uses, see Concert (disambiguation). ... “B-Sides” redirects here. ...


Songs from the Big Chair and worldwide fame

Album cover of Songs from the Big Chair (1985); with Roland Orzabal (left) and Curt Smith.
Album cover of Songs from the Big Chair (1985); with Roland Orzabal (left) and Curt Smith.

A change of direction was initially instigated as they began working with a new producer, Jeremy Green, on their new single "Mothers Talk" in early 1984, but the band were ultimately unhappy with the results and so producer Chris Hughes was brought back into the fold and the "Mothers Talk" single reproduced for release in August 1984. A distinct departure from their earlier works, the single became a top 20 hit in the UK, but it was the follow-up single "Shout" (released in the UK in November 1984) that was the real beginning of the band's golden age. Cover of the Tear for Fears album Songs from the Big Chair. ... Cover of the Tear for Fears album Songs from the Big Chair. ... Singles from Songs from the Big Chair Released: August 1984 Released: November 1984 Released: March 1985 Released: June 1985 Released: September 1985 Songs from the Big Chair was the second album released by the British pop band Tears for Fears, and remains their highest selling album to date. ... Roland Orzabal (full name Roland Jaime Orzabal de la Quintana) is an internationally acclaimed musician, songwriter and record producer. ... Curt Smith (born June 24, 1961, Bath, Somerset, England) is an English singer, bassist, synthesizer player and songwriter. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Mothers Talk is a song originally written by Roland Orzabal and Ian Stanley of the British band Tears for Fears. ... Shout is a song originally written by Roland Orzabal and Ian Stanley of the British band Tears for Fears. ...


This top 5 hit paved the way for the long-awaited second album Songs from the Big Chair (released in February 1985), which entered the UK album chart at no.2 and remained in the upper reaches of the chart for the next 12 months. With this album, Orzabal and Smith lessened their preoccupation with pop psychology and turned their attention to wider themes, including the global politics of the Reagan-Thatcher era. They did away with the predominantly synth-pop feel of the first album, instead expanding into a more sophisticated sound that would become the band's stylistic hallmark. Anchored around the creative hub of producer Hughes, Stanley and Orzabal, the new Tears for Fears sound helped to propel Songs from the Big Chair into becoming one of the year's biggest global sellers and achieve quintuple-platinum sales status in the U.S. (where it remained the no.1 album for five weeks). Singles from Songs from the Big Chair Released: August 1984 Released: November 1984 Released: March 1985 Released: June 1985 Released: September 1985 Songs from the Big Chair was the second album released by the British pop band Tears for Fears, and remains their highest selling album to date. ... The term popular psychology (frequently called pop psychology or pop psych), refers to concepts and theories about human mental life and behaviour that are purportedly based on psychology and that attain popularity amongst the general population. ... Global politics is the discipline that studies the political and economical patterns of the world. ... Reagan redirects here. ... Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (née Roberts; born 13 October 1925) served as British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990 and leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 until 1990, being the first and only woman to hold either post. ...


The album's success was in conjunction to the array of hit singles it yielded: "Mothers Talk" (the first to be released in the UK, but the last to be released in the US in a remixed form), "Shout" (#4 UK, #1 in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, etc., and a huge hit in other territories, in fact one of the biggest of the eighties), "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", (their biggest UK and Irish hit at #2 and another #1 in the U.S. and in Canada), "Head Over Heels" (UK #12, US #3, Ireland #5, Canada #8) and "I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording)" (UK #23 and Ireland #10). Some territories even saw the release of limited edition 10" singles for these hits, in addition to the regular 7" and 12" formats. Shout is a song originally written by Roland Orzabal and Ian Stanley of the British band Tears for Fears. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium Events and trends Computers, technology Bulletin board system popularity Popularization of personal computers, Walkmans, VHS videocassette recorders, and compact disc (CD) players Home video games become enormously popular, most notably Atari until the market crashes in 1983; the rise of Nintendo brings about... Everybody wants to rule the world is a song by Tears for Fears from their 1984 album Songs From The Big Chair. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... Head Over Heels is a song originally written by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith of the British band Tears for Fears. ... I Believe is a song originally written by Roland Orzabal of the British band Tears for Fears. ... Reefer Madness was issued in a Special Addiction as a reference to the cult films ironic appeal. ...


Following the album's release, the band went on a world tour that lasted most of the year. During this tour, Orzabal and Smith discovered an American female singer/pianist, Oleta Adams, who was performing in a Kansas City, Missouri hotel bar, with whom they invited to collaborate on their next album. Roland Orzabal (full name Roland Jaime Orzabal de la Quintana) is an internationally acclaimed musician, songwriter and record producer. ... Curt Smith (born June 24, 1961, Bath, Somerset, England) is an English singer, bassist, synthesizer player and songwriter. ... Oleta Adams (born May 4, 1962 in Seattle, Washington) is an American soul and jazz singer. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


The album's title was inspired by the book and television mini-series Sybil, the chronicle of a woman with multiple personality disorder who sought refuge in her analyst's "big chair", Orzabal and Smith stating that they felt each of the album's songs had a distinctive personality of its own. The band had a song entitled "The Big Chair" which they had put on the B-side to "Shout" but decided not to include on the album. They also released a video collection/documentary entitled "Scenes From The Big Chair" the same year, while their first two earliest singles were re-released, both reaching the UK Top 75. In 1986, upon completion of the lengthy and exhausting Big Chair world tour, Manny Elias left the group. A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... A picture of 30th anniversary DVD version of Sybil Sybil originally aired as a made-for-television miniseries in 1976. ... Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), as defined by the American Psychiatric Associations Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), is a mental condition whereby a single individual evidences two or more distinct identities or personalities, each with its own pattern of perceiving and interacting with the environment. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent...


Also in 1986, Orzabal and Stanley collaborated together on a side project named "Mancrab". They released one single, "Fish For Life", which was written for the soundtrack of the film "The Karate Kid, Part II". The track was written and produced by Orzabal and Stanley, and featuring vocals by US singer/dancer Eddie Thomas. The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) is a Hollywood adventure-drama movie and is a sequel to The Karate Kid. ...


Live Aid

In 1985, Tears for Fears was scheduled to perform at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia for Bob Geldof's Live Aid charity event; however, on the morning of the historic event, July 13, 1985, it was announced that Tears for Fears had pulled out of the show. The official reason given for their non-appearance was that two of their backing musicians had quit - guitarist Andrew Saunders and saxophonist Will Gregory, due to the expiration of their contract. In place of appearing, the band pledged to donate proceeds from their world tour played in Tokyo, Sydney, London and New York. John F. Kennedy Stadium (originally known as Municipal Stadium, later also referred to as JFK Stadium) was a stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that stood from 1925-1992. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Robert Frederick Xenon Geldof[1], KBE[2], known as Bob Geldof (born 5 October 1951) [3], is an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. ... Live Aid was a multi-venue rock music concert held on July 13, 1985). ... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Will Gregory is the lead keyboards and synthesizer of electronic music group Goldfrapp. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the state. ...


In 1986, a slightly rewritten version of one of their biggest hits was recorded and released for the British fund-raising initiative Sport Aid, a splinter project of Band Aid in which people took part in running races of varying length and seriousness to raise more money for African projects. The slogan was "I Ran the World"; therefore Tears for Fears released "Everybody Wants To Run The World" (#5 in the UK and #4 in Ireland). They were indirectly involved in the earlier Band Aid single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" of 1984 which featured a slowed down sample from their song "The Hurting" in the introduction. A charity record (also known as a charity single) is a release of a song for a specific charitable cause. ... Fundraising is the process of soliciting and gathering money or other gifts in-kind, by requesting donations from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies. ... Sport Aid (also known as Sports Aid) was a charitable event held on May 25, 1986, raising millions of pounds to support famine relief in Africa, and is the sporting event with the most participants in history. ... Band Aid was a British and Irish charity supergroup, founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia by releasing the record Do They Know Its Christmas? for the Christmas market. ... Everybody Wants to Run the World is a re-recording of the song Everybody Wants to Rule the World, originally written by Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley and Chris Hughes of the British band Tears for Fears and featured on the bands 1985 sophomore LP Songs from the Big Chair. ... Do They Know Its Christmas? is a song written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984 specifically to raise money for Ethiopian famine relief. ... This article is about reusing existing sound recordings in creating new works. ...


The Seeds of Love and the end of an era

Album cover of The Seeds of Love (1989).

It was 1989 before the group released its third album, The Seeds of Love (on which Ian Stanley appeared for the last time as a TFF member), at a reported production cost of over a million pounds. The album was written largely by Orzabal along with keyboardist Nicky Holland, who had toured with the band on their global 1985 "Big Chair" tour. Moving from various studios and using various sets of producers, the band decided to take the reins themselves with assistance from engineer Dave Bascombe. Much of the material was recorded in jam-sessions and later edited down. The length of the production left the band with lumbering debt and a record-company eager to cash in on lost earnings. The album retained the band's epic sound while showing increasing influences ranging from jazz and blues to The Beatles, the last of which is evident in the hit single "Sowing the Seeds of Love" - the first record ever played on Atlantic 252, the UK and Ireland Longwave Radio station. Another single was "Woman in Chains" (Top 30 hit in the UK, in France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, etc.), on which Phil Collins played drums and Oleta Adams — whom Orzabal would later guide to a successful solo career — shared vocals. The album was a worldwide success, entering the UK album charts at no.1, making the Top 10 in the US (though charting lower there than its multi-platinum predecessor) and in numerous countries, and eventually going on to sell millions of copies worldwide. The band set out on an extensive "Seeds of Love" tour sponsored by Philips to start recovering the debt incurred. The show would be captured on the "Going to California" video as the singles "Advice For The Young At Heart" and "Famous Last Words" delivered some moderate chart success. Cover of the Tears for Fears album The Seeds of Love. ... Cover of the Tears for Fears album The Seeds of Love. ... The Seeds of Love is the third album by the band Tears for Fears, released in 1989. ... The Seeds of Love is the third album by the band Tears for Fears, released in 1989. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Blues music redirects here. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... A song which has charted in one of the worlds music charts, or (if a specialist genre of music) had proven popularity. ... Sowing the Seeds of Love is a 1989 hit song by popular British group Tears for Fears, who had many hit singles during the early 1980s. ... Atlantic 252 was a long wave, pirate radio station broadcasting to Ireland, Britain, north west of France and the Channel Islands on 252 kHz (1190. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... Oleta Adams singles chronology - Woman in Chains (1989) Rhythm of Life (1990) Woman in Chains is a song by the band Tears for Fears released as the second single from their 1989 album The Seeds of Love. ... For other uses, see Phil Collins (disambiguation). ... Oleta Adams (born May 4, 1962 in Seattle, Washington) is an American soul and jazz singer. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Advice for the Young at Heart is a song by the British band Tears for Fears, taken from their 1989 album The Seeds of Love. ... Famous Last Words is a single by the British group Tears for Fears originally released in their 1989 album The Seeds of Love. ...


A 64-page companion book, simply titled "Tears for Fears - The Seeds of Love", was released by Virgin Books in 1990 and offered extensive insight from Orzabal, Holland and Adams into the songwriting and production process for the album, as well as the musical scores for each track and rare promotional photographs from the era. Virgin Books is the book publishing arm of Virgin Enterprises, the company originally set up by Richard Branson as a record company. ...


Breakup and solo careers

After The Seeds of Love, Orzabal and Smith had an acrimonious falling out.Though only in their late twenties, the two had been in the musical spotlight for nearly a decade. Moreover, they were no longer the angst-ridden teenagers they had been when they first met. The split was blamed on Orzabal's intricate but frustrating approach to production and Smith's desire to slow down the pace of their work. As well, Smith had also been deeply affected by the breakdown of his marriage to Lynn Altman, whom he had met in his teens. Orzabal kept the band name alive by releasing the 1992 hit single "Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)" in order to promote the greatest hits collection Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82-92) which featured every Top 20 hit single to date (in the UK and internationally) apart from the Sport Aid fundraiser. Over the course of the 1990s, Curt and Roland would launch thinly-veiled attacks on each other via their music. For other uses, see Angst (disambiguation). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Alternate cover French 2-track promo single Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down) is a 1992 single released by the band Tears for Fears in support of their Greatest Hits album Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82-92). ... This album is the first greatest hits collection by Tears for Fears. ...


Smith relocated to New York City and took several years to recover from the spotlight. In 1993 he recorded the album Soul On Board. The album was subsequently a commercial failure and Smith himself has said on numerous occasions that he despised it, alleging that he only made it in order to fulfill his recording contract. In 1995 he met local songwriter and producer Charlton Pettus. The two formed a self-described "organic" partnership, writing simple, melody-based songs and recording them at home on vintage analog equipment. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Soul On Board was the first solo album released by Curt Smith, member of the British pop band Tears for Fears. ... A recording contract (commonly called a record deal) is a legal agreement between a record label and a recording artist (or group), where the artist makes a record (or series of records) for the label to sell and promote. ...


From 1996 to 1998 their band, Mayfield, performed occasional sets in clubs throughout Greenwich Village and SoHo including Brownie's, the Mercury Lounge, and CBGB. The band's name is actually a play on the name Curtis Mayfield (i.e.: "Curt is Mayfield"). As a live band, Mayfield performed with minimal production and no commercial obligations, and Smith's sense of musicianship was rekindled for the first time since his teenage years. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Washington Square Arch Greenwich Village (IPA pronunciation: ), also called simply the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City named after Greenwich, London. ... Cast-iron architecture in Greene Street SoHo is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... The Mercury Lounge is a music venue in the Lower East Side section of New York City. ... CBGB (Country, Blue Grass, and Blues) was a music club at 315 Bowery at Bleecker Street in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. ... Curtis Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American soul, funk and R&B singer, songwriter and guitarist best known for his anthemic music with The Impressions and composing the soundtrack to the blaxploitation film Superfly. ...


Eschewing major record labels, Smith formed his own label, Zerodisc, to release Mayfield's music, and was an early advocate of using the internet to share and distribute music outside the mainstream industry. The Mayfield album was released online in 1997, and released to stores in 1998. Another album, Aeroplane was released in 1999. This was essentially a 6-track EP in the US that included new renditions of two TFF tracks, but was released as a 15-track album elsewhere which incorporated the tracks from the Mayfield album. Aeroplane was released under Smith's own name (rather than as "Mayfield"), and is therefore officially his second solo album. Smith also took on the management or co-management of several independent bands and musicians. The world music market, or global music market consists of record companies, labels and publishers that distribute recorded music products internationally and that often control the rights to those products. ... Aeroplane was the second solo album released by Curt Smith, member of the British pop band Tears for Fears. ... Aeroplane was the second solo album released by Curt Smith, member of the British pop band Tears for Fears. ...


Smith cut nine demos for a third solo album, Halfway, Pleased, in 2002. After making the demo tracks available on his web site, he set the project aside for several years until the recording and promotion for 'Everybody Loves a Happy Ending' had run its course. One of the Halfway Pleased tracks, "Who You Are", was recorded for Happy Ending in a slightly different version. Halfway, Pleased was mastered by Tim Palmer in 2006 and released on French label XIII Bis Records in April 2007. On the web site for the album, Smith included prose stories behind two of the songs, revealing the title track to be a memoir of his mother's postnatal depression and Perfect Day to be the final thoughts of a fictional suicide bomber. Also see: 2002 (number). ... Everybody Loves a Happy Ending is the first album in 8 years by Tears for Fears. ... Tim Palmer is a British music producer, audio engineer and songwriter of rock and alternative music. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... XIII Bis Records is a French, Paris-based independent record label, releasing a variety of music. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Postnatal Depression (also called Postpartum Depression and referred throughout this article by the acronym PPD) is a form of clinical depression which can affect women, and less frequently men, after childbirth. ...


Second line-up and Elemental /Raoul and the Kings of Spain

Cover of Elemental (1993).
Cover of Elemental (1993).

In 1993, Orzabal (still under the name Tears for Fears) released the album Elemental together with longtime collaborator Alan Griffiths and co-producer Tim Palmer. It yielded the international hit "Break It Down Again" (Top 20 in the UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands, etc.) and was supported with a successful U.S. college tour, where "Break It Down Again" reached #25. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Elemental is the fourth album by a British pop band Tears for Fears. ... Elemental is the fourth album by a British pop band Tears for Fears. ... Break It Down Again is a song by the British band Tears for Fears, released as the first single from their 1993 album Elemental. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent...


Despite being regarded by some faithful as "an album without Smith", many found this LP to be an enjoyable blend of good songwriting and creative production. The album was top 5 in the UK and France and top 30 in several other countries. But it charted considerably lower in the US than the previous two studio albums, though was still certified Gold status for sales of over half a million copies there. The singles "Cold", "Elemental" and "Goodnight Song" met with minor chart success in certain territories. Look up cold in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Elemental is a the last single released by British band Tears for Fears from their album Elemental. ... Goodnight Song is a song by the British band Tears for Fears. ...


Orzabal, still working with Griffiths and Palmer, released another Tears for Fears album in 1995, Raoul and the Kings of Spain, a more contemplative work that delved into his own Spanish heritage and showed a new Latin musical influence (Raoul was originally the name Orzabal's parents wanted to give him, and is also the name of his own first son). Orzabal stated that it was not a concept album but that there was a theme, namely that of familial relationships. Although it continued Tears for Fears' legacy of outstanding songwriting, big production values, and varied influences, the album was not a commercial success by Tears for Fears standards, though minor chart success came via the single release of the title track (top 40 in the UK) and (to a lesser extent) the single "God's Mistake". Raoul and the Kings of Spain also included a reunion with Oleta Adams who collaborated with Orzabal on the track "Me and My Big Ideas". Raoul and the Kings of Spain is the fifth album by the rock band Tears for Fears. ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... A title track is the name for a song which shares its name with the album its from. ... Gods Mistake is a single by the band Tears for Fears from their 1995 album Raoul and the Kings of Spain. ... Oleta Adams (born May 4, 1962 in Seattle, Washington) is an American soul and jazz singer. ...


A worldwide tour, which included a frenzied welcome in Latin America, had the effect of straining Orzabal's energies rather than supporting them. The release of Raoul was delayed for nearly a year due to a last-minute label switch from Mercury to Epic, and the ensuing confusion (Mercury had already begun promotion) did not help the album's chances either. Although the tracklisting for the album had been changed at the record company's request, Sony did not extend Tears for Fears' contract. Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Mercury Records is a record label currently headquartered in the UK, and is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ...


In 1996 a B-sides collection, Saturnine Martial & Lunatic, was released on Mercury, which included B-sides and some rare tracks from the successful 1982-93 period. The liner notes by Orzabal and Hughes gave fans an insight into the songwriting process as well as a rare glimpse of self-deprecating humour regarding the tracks which they would rather forget. This album contains rare tracks by the British rock band, Tears For Fears. ... Self-deprecation is a form of humour in which a comedian makes jokes about himself, his shortcomings, or his culture. ...


Remastering

In 1999, Mercury Records released remastered editions of Tears for Fears' first three albums which included B-sides, remixes, and extended versions. Supervised by producer Chris Hughes it proved to be a meticulous effort bringing new clarity to the recordings. As with Saturnine, the liner notes provided rich background and new insights into the music to even longtime fans. The remasters also had the effect of establishing Tears for Fears as definitive artists, helping them to escape the dreaded "80s band" moniker.


The dizzying array of record company mergers and acquisitions in the late 1990s eventually placed Tears for Fears' back catalogue into the Universal fold. Acquisition redirects here. ...


After undertaking production work (and some songwriting) for Icelandic singer/songwriter Emiliana Torrini on her acclaimed 1999 album "Love In The Time Of Science", Orzabal reteamed with Griffiths and released the album Tomcats Screaming Outside, released on Eagle Records as a solo project under his own name. Whereas Tears for Fears' work had become guitar-based, Tomcats Screaming Outside showcased a predominantly electronic style and a darker approach. The album was released in April 2001 in the UK and Europe, but had the unfortunate coincidence to be released on September 11, 2001 in the US, the same day the United States experienced its worst-ever terrorist attack, and ultimately drew little notice outside the group's core fan base. Emiliana Torrini. ... Roland Orzabal from the group Tears for Fears issued his first proper debut album Tomcats Screaming Outside on 2 April 2001. ... Eagle Records is a record label. ... A solo project usually refers to a single member of a bands work independent of their original group, yet typically without having quit their original group. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Fans of Janet Jackson, at Much Music in Toronto The word fan refers to someone who has an intense, occasionally overwhelming liking of a person, group of persons, work of art, idea, or trend. ...


Reunion: Everybody Loves a Happy Ending

Album cover of Everybody Loves a Happy Ending (2004).
Album cover of Everybody Loves a Happy Ending (2004).

In 2000, routine paperwork obligations led to Orzabal and Smith's first conversation in almost a decade. The two patched up their differences and Orzabal flew to Smith's home in Los Angeles for what they assumed would be a hesitant attempt at songwriting. Cover for album Everybody Loves a Happy Ending by Tears for Fears. ... Cover for album Everybody Loves a Happy Ending by Tears for Fears. ... Everybody Loves a Happy Ending is the first album in 8 years by Tears for Fears. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


The songwriting sessions, which included Charlton Pettus, Smith's collaborator from the Mayfield years, went so well that fourteen songs were written and recorded in less than six months. The ensuing album, Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, is in many ways a natural successor to The Seeds of Love, featuring vibrant Beatles-esque melodies, solid songwriting, and turns of phrase, but the album also has a free spirit that Orzabal and Smith would have shunned in their earlier, more serious years. This spirit is largely the work of co-writer and producer Charlton Pettus, who succeeded at the formidable task of welding Orzabal's lush songwriting with the live energy of Smith's Mayfield shows. Indeed, one of the highest compliments paid to the album was one reviewer's comment that "John Lennon and Paul McCartney are alive and well."[citation needed] Everybody Loves a Happy Ending is the first album in 8 years by Tears for Fears. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, record producer, film producer, and animal-rights activist. ...


The twelve-track album was scheduled for release on Arista Records in late 2003, but a change in management at Arista led to a last-minute label switch to New Door, a new offshoot of Universal, and delayed the release until September 14, 2004. Two successful U.S. tours followed. The 2004 tour included an unrehearsed guest appearance by Oleta Adams at the Kansas City show for a performance of "Woman in Chains". The song "Who Killed Tangerine?" was used in the movie Fever Pitch starring Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore. Arista redirects here. ... is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oleta Adams (born May 4, 1962 in Seattle, Washington) is an American soul and jazz singer. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... James Thomas Fallon (born September 19, 1974 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American comedian, actor, musician, and Grammy nominee best known for his work on Saturday Night Live. ... Drew Blyth Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress and film producer, the youngest member of the Barrymore family of American actors. ...


Everybody Loves a Happy Ending was released in the UK and Europe in March 2005 on Gut Records, shortly after the comeback single "Closest Thing To Heaven" became the first Tears for Fears UK Top 40 hit in a decade. The promo video for the single was a colourful fantasy, featuring Hollywood actress Brittany Murphy riding in a hot air balloon. The European releases of the album contained all fourteen tracks written and recorded during the ELAHE sessions. A brief tour of larger UK venues followed in April. Everybody Loves a Happy Ending is the first album in 8 years by Tears for Fears. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... -1... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... Brittany Murphy (born Brittany Anne Bertolotti on November 10, 1977) is an American singer and actress. ... This article is about hot air balloons themselves. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent...


A performance at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, recorded in June 2005, was released on CD and DVD in France and Benelux, as Secret World Live in Paris on the XIII Bis label in early 2006 and became an instant bestseller, with over 70,000 physical copies sold in addition to downloads. The CD contained one new studio song, "Floating Down the River", and a remastered Mayfield track, "What Are We Fighting For?". The relationship with XIII Bis proved so successful that Smith chose the comparatively small French label to release his 2007 solo album, Halfway, Pleased. The Parc des Princes (translation: Princes Park) is a 48527 capacity stadium in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit ÄŒeské Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Location of Benelux in Europe Official languages Dutch and French Membership  Belgium  Netherlands  Luxembourg Website http://www. ... Secret World Live in Paris is live album released by Tears for Fears. ...


In 2006, the classic Songs from the Big Chair album got the deluxe treatment with additional B-sides and rarities added, expanding even further from the 1999 remastered version. The release was presented with care and did not include the lyrics as the artists had intended with the original release, but came with a 24 page booklet including rare photographs and newly written liner notes. The two-disc set contained four sections, including one with the album taken from the original remasters from 1999. It also included the piano version of "The Working Hour" which had previously only been available as a rare promotional item, as well as numerous B-sides, and the 7" versions of the singles (including the aforementioned "The Way You Are" and the 1986 US remix of "Mothers Talk"). The last section showed the true 80s effect of five remixes, heavily reliant on sequencers, sampling and programming. Promotional items or promotional products refers to articles of merchandise that are used in marketing and communication programs. ...


In 2005 the band began discussions for the release of an anthology which would be issued with their own involvement, as opposed to the frequent release of numerous greatest hits collections, compilations, DVDs, and repackaged reissues of the same which are usually issued by record companies without the band's involvement or blessing. Despite best intentions, record company backtracking delayed the release until 2006, by which time the release was an unremarkable compilation issued as part of Hip-O's generic "Gold" series and not a true anthology.


The band played the Night of the Proms festival in Belgium and the Netherlands in Fall 2006 and Belgium, France, and Spain in Spring 2007. For the BBC concerts, see The Proms. ...


In late July 2007, the band embarked on a mini tour of the western United States. Their Costa Mesa show included an opening performance by Gary Jules. Gary Jules (born March 19, 1969 in Fresno, California as Gary Jules Aguirre) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his cover of Tears for Fears third single Mad World, which he recorded together with friend Michael Andrews for the movie Donnie Darko. ...


Impact and influence

Musical legacy

In the song "In Love With the 80s (Pink Tux to the Prom)", rock band Relient K pays tribute to Tears for Fears with a line in the chorus, "And my favourite band will always be Tears for Fears". This article is about the type of musical group. ... This article is about the Christian rock band. ...


In an appearance on the UK television programme Saturday Superstore on 7 December 1985, Paul McCartney stated that his current favourite band at that time were none other than Tears for Fears. Saturday Superstore was a childrens television series, broadcast on BBC One from 1982 until 1987. ...


Their song "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" was the theme song for Dennis Miller's HBO show Dennis Miller Live and was featured in the 1985 comedy film Real Genius and in the opening titles for the 1992 British dramedy Peter's Friends starring Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson, as well as the 1997 comedy Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion starring Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino. It can also be heard in the background during a scene in the 2006 comedy Click. This song also appears in the episode Everybody Hates A Part-Time Job of the TV series Everybody Hates Chris. Everybody wants to rule the world is a song by Tears for Fears from their 1984 album Songs From The Big Chair. ... The theme music of a radio or television program is a piece that is written specifically for that show and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... Dennis Miller (born November 3, 1953) is an American stand-up comedian, political/sports commentator, and television/radio personality. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Dennis Miller Live was a weekly talk show on Home Box Office, hosted by comedian Dennis Miller. ... Comedy film is genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humor. ... Real Genius is a 1985 comedy film starring Val Kilmer and Gabriel Jarret. ... Peters Friends (1992) is a British comedy-drama film written by Rita Rudner and her husband Martin Bergman, and directed and produced by Kenneth Branagh. ... Kenneth Charles Branagh (born December 10, 1960) is an Emmy Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated Northern Irish-born actor and film director. ... Emma Thompson (born 15 April 1959) is an Emmy-, BAFTA- and Academy Award-winning English actress, comedian, and screenwriter. ... Romy and Micheles High School Reunion is a 1997 comedy film starring Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, Janeane Garofalo, Camryn Manheim, and Alan Cumming. ... Lisa Diane Marie Kudrow[1] (born July 30, 1963) is an Emmy Award- and SAG-winning American actress, best known for her roles as Phoebe Buffay in the popular television sitcom Friends and as Valerie Cherish in the HBO series The Comeback, which she co-created and produced. ... Mira Katherine Sorvino (born September 28, 1967 in Tenafly, New Jersey) is an Oscar and Golden Globe Award-winning American actress. ... Click is a 2006 comedy/drama/fantasy film directed by Frank Coraci and written by Steve Koren and Mark OKeefe. ... Everybody Hates Chris is an Emmy Award-nominated sitcom broadcast on the The CW, featuring fictional characters and situations broadly based on real people and situations. ...


Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill) "cover" TFF's "Shout" in American Duo, the Season 2 premiere episode of the USA Network series Psych, Shawn as Roland Orzabal and Gus as Michael Jackson. James Roday as Shawn Spencer on the USA original series Psych James Roday (born on April 4, 1976 in San Antonio, Texas as James Rodriguez[1]) is an American actor. ... Karim Dulé Hill (born May 3, 1975) is an Emmy Award-nominated American actor, primarily in movies, soap operas and television. ... Shout is a song originally written by Roland Orzabal and Ian Stanley of the British band Tears for Fears. ... USA Network is a popular American cable television network with about 89 million household subscribers as of 2005. ... For the style of music often known as psych, see Psychedelic music. ... Roland Orzabal (full name Roland Jaime Orzabal de la Quintana) is an internationally acclaimed musician, songwriter and record producer. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ...


A haunting cover of "Mad World" by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules was featured on the soundtrack to the sci-fi film Donnie Darko and reached UK Number 1 spot for Christmas 2003. "Head Over Heels" was also used in the film. Despite chart-topping success in the USA, Tears for Fears themselves had yet to reach the top spot in their native country. The timing of the Gary Jules "Mad World" cover led many critics to accuse Tears for Fears of reforming to capitalise financially on the single's success, when in fact they had reformed years before the cover was recorded. Mad World is a song originally written by Roland Orzabal of the British band Tears for Fears. ... Michael Andrews is a Los Angeles musician and film score composer. ... Gary Jules (born March 19, 1969 in Fresno, California as Gary Jules Aguirre) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his cover of Tears for Fears third single Mad World, which he recorded together with friend Michael Andrews for the movie Donnie Darko. ... Donnie Darko is a 2001 drama/psychological thriller/science fiction film written and directed by Richard Kelly. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized...


The success of the single also led to the re-emergence of the Tears Roll Down greatest hits album, which returned to the UK top ten (#6) and spent eight weeks in the album chart, a dozen years after its release.


This same cover of "Mad World" is also used in a trailer for the Xbox 360 game Gears of War and caused the song to become number one for a time on the iTunes music store.[1] Mad World is a song originally written by Roland Orzabal of the British band Tears for Fears. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... Gears of War is a tactical third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games (the creators of the Unreal series) using Unreal Engine 3. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into ITunes. ...


Disturbed covered "Shout" on their first album, The Sickness. Look up disturbed in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Shout is a song originally written by Roland Orzabal and Ian Stanley of the British band Tears for Fears. ... For the Animorphs book, see The Sickness (Animorphs). ...


The song "Pale Shelter" is featured in the 2002 PlayStation 2 videogame Grand Theft Auto: Vice City as part of the New wave radio station Wave 103. Pale Shelter is a song originally written by Roland Orzabal of the British band Tears for Fears. ... PS2 redirects here. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (released in October 2002) is the fourth video game in the hit Grand Theft Auto series. ... New Wave was a music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the early-to-mid 1980s. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


In early 2004, Universal Music reprinted the first three albums for sale in the UK following the success of the Andrews/Jules cover. Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest major label in the record industry, with a 23% market share. ...


Everybody Wants to Rule the World was covered by Isha on her album Time and Again in 2004, and by JamisonParker for the CD Punk Goes 80's in 2005. Everybody wants to rule the world is a song by Tears for Fears from their 1984 album Songs From The Big Chair. ... JamisonParker was an alternative rock duo in the early to mid 2000s, consisting of singer/guitarist Jamison Covington and guitarist/bassist/drummer Parker Case, as well as former founder Alex Hovis, who originally founded the project with Jamison. ... Punk Goes 80s is part of the Punk Goes. ...


In a nod to quantum physics, the band recorded a b-side called Schrödinger's Cat, and there is a lyrical reference in God's Mistake to Einstein's famous quote, "God does not play dice." Fig. ... Schrödingers Cat: When the nucleus (bottom left) decays, the Geiger counter (bottom centre) may sense it and trigger the release of the gas. ... Einstein redirects here. ... This article is about the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... Two standard six-sided pipped dice with rounded corners. ...


Metalcore band Evergreen Terrace covered the song "Mad World" on their album Writer's Block. Metalcore is a fusion of extreme metal and hardcore punk that began in the United States. ... Evergreen Terrace is a 5 piece melodic metalcore band out of Jacksonville, Florida // Band Members Andrew Carey(vocals) Craig Chaney(guitar,vocals) Joshua James(guitar) Jason Southwell(bass) Christopher Brown(drums) Discography Losing All Hope Is Freedom (2001)Indianola Burned Alive by Time (2002) Eulogy Recordings Evergreen Terrace vs. ... For other uses, see Writers block (disambiguation). ...


Australian electro rock band Rogue Traders included the melody from "Head Over Heels" in their 2006 hit "In Love Again" which received heavy radio play in Australia in 2006 / 2007. The song was also used in an Australian television advertisement for Australian Channel 10 drama 'Neighbours' in mid 2007, where the 'Head Over Heels' melody featured prominently. Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is the sixth-largest country in the world, the only country to occupy an entire continent, and the largest in the region of Australasia/Oceania. ... Electro rock is a sub-genre of punk. ... Rogue Traders are an Australian electro pop band consisting of James Ash (keyboards), Danny Spencer (guitars), Cameron McGlinchey (drums) and Natalie Bassingthwaighte (lead vocals). ... In Love Again (2006) is the fifth and final single released by Rogue Traders from their second album Here Come The Drums. ... Network Ten, or Channel Ten, is one of Australias three major commercial television networks. ... This article is about the Australian soap opera. ...


Punk rock legend Patti Smith covered "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" on her album Twelve. Patricia Lee (Patti) Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American musician, singer, and poet. ... Everybody wants to rule the world is a song by Tears for Fears from their 1984 album Songs From The Big Chair. ... Twelve is the tenth album by American singer-songwriter Patti Smith. ...


Everybody Wants to Rule the World was featured in the RTS game World in Conflict. Everybody wants to rule the world is a song by Tears for Fears from their 1984 album Songs From The Big Chair. ... A real-time strategy (RTS) video game is one that is distinctly not turn-based. ... World in Conflict (also known as WiC or WIC) is a real-time tactical video game developed by the Swedish video game company Massive Entertainment and published by Sierra Entertainment for Windows PC. The game was released in September of 2007. ...


Synth-Punk band, "The Emotron," mentions Everybody Wants to Rule the World as a lyric in his song "80's Nightmare"


Avant-Jazz group The Bad Plus does an interpretation of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" on their recent album, Prog. The Bad Plus (Ethan Iverson, Reid Anderson, David King The Bad Plus are a jazz trio from the United States, consisting of pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson, and drummer Dave King. ... The progressive rock band Yes performing in 1977. ...


The first episode of the eleventh season of the Pokémon anime is called Tears For Fears. The official Pokémon logo. ...


Discography

Year Album UK US BPI Certification RIAA Certification
1983 The Hurting 1 73 Platinum Gold
1985 Songs from the Big Chair 2 1 3x Platinum 5x Platinum
1989 The Seeds of Love 1 8 Platinum Platinum
1992 Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82-92) 2 53 2x Platinum Platinum
1993 Elemental 5 45 Silver Gold
1995 Raoul and the Kings of Spain 41 79 - -
2004/2005 Everybody Loves a Happy Ending 45 46 - -

Tears for Fears - Curt Smith & Roland Orzabal (circa 1986). ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The British Phonographic Industry was founded in 1973 to represent the interests of British music companies and to fight the growing problem of music piracy. ... The RIAA Logo. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... The Hurting is the debut album by British pop band Tears for Fears. ... Singles from Songs from the Big Chair Released: August 1984 Released: November 1984 Released: March 1985 Released: June 1985 Released: September 1985 Songs from the Big Chair was the second album released by the British pop band Tears for Fears, and remains their highest selling album to date. ... The Seeds of Love is the third album by the band Tears for Fears, released in 1989. ... This album is the first greatest hits collection by Tears for Fears. ... Elemental is the fourth album by a British pop band Tears for Fears. ... Raoul and the Kings of Spain is the fifth album by the rock band Tears for Fears. ... Everybody Loves a Happy Ending is the first album in 8 years by Tears for Fears. ...

See also

This is a list of number-one hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines weekly pop singles chart(s). ... This is a list of number-one dance hits as recorded by Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart. ...

Notes

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External links

  • Official Tears for Fears/Roland Orzabal Fan Site
  • Tears for Fears at Rolling Stone
  • Tears For Fears on WorldMusicDatabase
  • The Unofficial Tears For Fears Web Radio

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