Sunday, August 21, 2022

Tears of Fears - The Seeds of Love (1989)


Tears of Fears - The Seeds of Love (1989)

Tracklist front / back album covers download

1. "Woman in Chains" (featuring Oleta Adams)   6:30
2. "Badman's Song"   8:32
3. "Sowing the Seeds of Love"   6:19
4. "Advice for the Young at Heart"   4:54
5. "Standing on the Corner of the Third World"   5:30
6. "Swords and Knives"   6:20
7. "Year of the Knife"   6:55
8. "Famous Last Words"   4:31

Total length:   49:37

1999 reissue bonus tracks
9. "Tears Roll Down" (B-side to "Sowing the Seeds of Love")   3:16
10. "Always in the Past" (B-side to "Woman in Chains")   4:38
11. "Music for Tables" (B-side to "Advice for the Young at Heart")   3:32
12. "Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams" (additional B-side to "Advice for the Young at Heart")   4:17

Total length:   77:40



Tears of Fears Band Members / Musicians

Roland Orzabal – lead vocals (1-3, 5–8), backing vocals, guitars, keyboards, Fairlight programming

Curt Smith – bass guitar, backing vocals, co-lead vocals (3), lead vocals (4)

Ian Stanley – keyboards and Hammond organ (1, 3, 10)

Oleta Adams – keyboards, female vocal (1, 2), acoustic piano (2, 5), backing vocals (5, 12)

Nicky Holland – keyboards, backing vocals (2, 4, 7), acoustic piano (4, 6, 8), Kurzweil strings (8)

Simon Clark – keyboards, synthesizers (2, 5), Hammond organ (2, 4, 5, 7)

Neil Taylor – guitar (1), rhythm guitar (7)

Robbie McIntosh – lead guitar (2, 7), slide guitar (2)

Randy Jacobs – guitar

Pino Palladino – bass (2, 5)

Phil Collins – drums (1 from 3:32)

Manu Katché – drums (2, 5)

Chris Hughes – drums and production (3, 10)

Simon Phillips – drums (7 from 5:04)

Luís Jardim – percussion

Carole Steele – percussion (2, 5)

Richard Niles – orchestral arrangements (3)

Jon Hassell – trumpet (5, 8)

Peter Hope-Evans – harmonica (5)

Kate St John – saxophone (6), oboe (6)

Tessa Niles – backing vocals (2, 5, 7), female vocal (6)

Carol Kenyon – backing vocals (2, 5, 7)

Maggie Ryder – backing vocals (4)

Dolette McDonald – backing vocals (7)

Andy Caine – backing vocals (7)

Producers – Tears for Fears and David Bascombe
Engineer – David Bascombe
Additional engineer – Steve Chase
Assistant engineers – Heidi Canova and Lee Curle
Mixing – Bob Clearmountain (tracks 1 and part of 7), David Bascombe (tracks 2–6, part of 7, and 8).
Mastering – Bob Ludwig
Art direction and photography – David Scheinmann
Oleta Adams' photo – Jeff Katz
Design – Stylorouge



The Seeds of Love is the 3rd studio album by British pop rock band Tears for Fears, released on 25 September 1989 by Fontana Records. It retained the band's epic sound while incorporating influences ranging from jazz and soul to Beatlesque pop. Its lengthy production and scrapped recording sessions cost over £1 million. The album spanned the title hit single "Sowing the Seeds of Love," as well as "Woman in Chains," and "Advice for the Young at Heart", both of which reached the top 40 in several countries.

The Seeds of Love was an international success, entering the UK Albums Chart at number one, and top ten in other countries including the U.S. It has been certified Gold or Platinum in several territories including the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany, Canada, and the Netherlands. Despite its success, personal tensions during recording led to band members Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal splitting up at the conclusion of their 1990 world tour, with Orzabal remaining as the band's sole official member until the two reunited in the early 2000s.

In October 2020, the remastered reissue of The Seeds of Love was released in several formats including a super deluxe edition, with B-sides, remixes, and a 5.1 surround sound mix.

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