In 2004, Orzabal reunited with Smith for the colorful and Beatlesque Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, their first collaboration in over a decade. Don't Drink the Water 4:51 11. Break It Down Again 4:32 04. . Riding in on the tail end of new wave and new romantic, Tears for Fears -- which featured musical contributions from former Graduate keyboardist Ian Stanley on early albums -- landed a record contract with Polygram in 1982. Humdrum and Humble 4:11 09.
Suffer the Children 3:54 07. Johnny Panic And The Bible Of Dreams 6:22 02. Ashes To Ashes 4:32 17. Instead of quickly following Songs from the Big Chair with a new record, Tears for Fears labored over their new record, eventually delivering the layered, Beatlesque The Seeds of Love in 1989. Smith left the group early in the '90s, and Orzabal continued with Tears for Fears, pursuing more sophisticated and pretentious directions to a smaller audience. Everybody Loves A Happy Ending 4:21 02. Last Days On Earth 5:41.
Year of the Knife 7:07 08. Swords and Knives 6:15 07. Orzabal, however, turned toward books, eventually discovering Arthur Janov's primal scream therapy, a way of confronting childhood fears that John Lennon embraced after the Beatles disbanded. Lord Of Karma 4:42 13. Who You Are 3:41 08.
Although continuing to tour regularly across the world, the band's recording output slowed down for several years. Call Me Mellow 3:39 04. Ideas as Opiates 3:46 05. Closest Thing To Heaven 3:37 03. In late 1996, the group released a rarities collection. Smith, meanwhile, released a solo album in 1993, Soul on Board, which went ignored. Tears for Fears were always more ambitious than the average synth pop group.
Orzabal turned Smith on to Janov, but before the duo explored this theory further, they formed the ska revival band Graduate in the late '70s. Watch Me Bleed 4:19 08. I Choose You 3:26 10. The Working Hour 6:32 03. Famous Last Words 4:24 1993 - Elemental Italy Release 01.
Standing on the Corner of the Third World 5:34 06. Me and My Big Ideas 4:33 12. Size Of Sorrow 4:44 05. Orzabal returned with another Tears for Fears album, Raoul and the Kings of Spain, in 1995, which failed to make much of an impact. Both boys came from broken homes, and Smith was leaning toward juvenile delinquency. Orzabal and Smith met as children in Bath, England.
While the album was a big hit, it was the end of an era instead of a new beginning. Subsequent Tears for Fears studio albums 1993 and 1995 were effectively solo albums by Orzabal. The following year, the band released its debut, The Hurting, which became a major hit in Britain, generating no less than three Top Five hit singles. Instead of quickly recording a follow-up, Tears for Fears labored over their third album, the psychedelic and jazz-rock-tinged The Seeds of Love. Fish Out of Water 5:10 07. Two years later, the group released Songs from the Big Chair, which demonstrated a more streamlined and soul-influenced sound.
Listen 6:50 1989 - The Seeds Of Love Germany Release 01. The Big Chair 3:20 03. Always In The Past 4:38 15. Killing With Kindness 5:25 11. Laid So Low Tears Roll Down 3:16 10.