TEARS FOR FEARS
"SONGS FROM THE BIG CHAIR"
SHOUT - The epic 6 and a half minutes version of the single that reached Number 1 in many countries globally. One of the best and most well known songs from the duo. This second album was more mature and heavier in sound starting with this song with its power chords and synths, guitar solo and a more rockier drumbeat. Awesome and memorable track.
THE WORKING HOUR - A more soulful, melancholic song with piano and saxophone parts. Similar to Spandau Ballet's soul style on "True" in 1983. A really nice relaxing, mellow song, maybe a little long at over 6 minutes but nice all the same.
EVERYBODY WANTS TO THE RULE THE WORLD - Probably one of two most memorable songs by Tears For Fears along with "Shout". Ultimate Pop New Wave, lots of instrumental parts, a catchy sing along chorus, a mega hit all around the world.
MOTHERS TALK - One of my favourites, a funky New Wave Pop Rock crossover. Sampling, echo effects and guitar riffs make this the new edgier and creatively experimental Tears For Fears sound on this album.
I BELIEVE - A lovely, laid back Jazz based Pop ballad. Minimal and piano led it apparently was dedicated to singer songwriter Robert Wyatt. The song was released as a live single subtitled "A Soulful Re-recording".
BROKEN - A mostly experimental instrumental with a little snippet of the melody from the next track "Head Over Heels".
HEAD OVER HEELS/BROKEN - Leading into a a little reprise of a live version of "Broken" this track is also one of my favourites. Probably the most Pop Rock styled track off the album, its midtempo almost ballad like quality is really nice and the chorus is engaging.
LISTEN - An almost Classical orchestrated epic ending to the album. The synths and guitars briefly contort to include effects and an operatic vocal backing by Marilyn Davis. Eases your mind gently out of the album, nice if not as memorable as some of the tracks on this great second album.