Sunday, August 21, 2022

Tears of Fears - Songs from the Big Chair (1985)

Tears of Fears - Songs from the Big Chair (1985)

Tracklist front / back album covers download

Side one
1. "Shout"   6:32
2. "The Working Hour"   6:30
3. "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"   4:10
4. "Mothers Talk"   5:09

Side two
5. "I Believe"   4:53
6. "Broken"   2:38
7. "Head over Heels / Broken (reprise)"   5:01
8. "Listen"   6:48



Tears for Fears Band Members / Musicians

Roland Orzabal – vocals, keyboards, guitars, synth bass (1), LinnDrum programming (1), grand piano (5)

Curt Smith – vocals, bass guitar, synth bass (3)

Ian Stanley – keyboards, LinnDrum programming, arrangements (8)

Manny Elias – drums (2-7), drum arrangement (2)

"Shout": Chris Hughes – drums, Sandy McLelland – backing vocals

"The Working Hour": Andy Davis – grand piano, Mel Collins – saxophone, Will Gregory – saxophone solos, Jerry Marotta – percussion and saxophone arrangements

"Everybody Wants to Rule the World": Neil Taylor – second guitar solo, Chris Hughes – LinnDrum and MIDI programming

"Mothers Talk": Stevie Lange – backing vocals

"I Believe": Will Gregory – saxophone

"Broken": Neil Taylor – guitar solo

"Head Over Heels": Andy Davis – grand piano, Marilyn 
Davis – backing vocals, Annie McCaig – backing vocals, Sandy McLelland – backing vocals

"Listen": Marilyn Davis – operatic vocal

"The Big Chair": samples dialogue from Sybil (1976 film)

Chris Hughes – producer
Dave Bascombe – engineer
Tim O'Sullivan – cover photography
Paul King – management



Songs from the Big Chair is the 2nd studio album by English pop rock band Tears for Fears, released on 25 February 1985 by Phonogram Records. The album peaked at number two in the UK and at number one in the US, becoming a multi-platinum seller and the band's most successful album to date. Songs from the Big Chair spawned the commercially successful singles "Mothers Talk", "Shout", "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", "Head over Heels", and "I Believe". 

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