Songs from the Big Chair is the second studio album by the British rock/pop band Tears for Fears, released on 25 February 1985 by Phonogram Records. The album peaked at number two in the UK and number one in the US and Canada. It spawned the international hit singles "Mothers Talk", "Shout", "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", "Head over Heels", and "I Believe". It remains their best-selling album to date.
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Scenes From The Big Chair" Documentary.
Tears For Fears, an 80s band, was one of the most innovative and creative bands ever although they aren't nearly as well known as they should be. Songs From The Big Chair was a major success, topping the charts in the United States at number one in 1985. The best known hit on this album is "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" although I prefer "Shout" and "Head Over Heels" to that song.
The album also heralded a dramatic maturation in the band's music, away from the synth-pop brand with which it was (unjustly) seared following the debut, and towards a complex, enveloping pop sophistication. The songwriting of Orzabal, Smith, and keyboardist Ian Stanley took a huge leap forward, drawing on reserves of palpable emotion and lovely, protracted melodies that draw just as much on soul and R&B music as they do on immediate pop hooks. And in the loping, percolating "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," Tears for Fears perfectly captured the zeitgeist of the mid-'80s while impossibly managing to also create a dreamy, timeless pop classic. Songs from the Big Chair is one of the finest statements of the decade.
Album · 1985 · 8 Songs. More By Tears for Fears. See All. Rule the World: The Greatest Hits. The Hurting (Remastered).
The big selling point of Tears for Fears in their early albums is the expert pop songcraft, and none of that is lost here. However, as is the case on many sophomore albums by successful artists, Roland Orzabal, Curt Smith, and co. expand their sound. The songs here are much bigger in magnitude and longer than those on their fantastic debut The Hurting which mixed its confessional, personal lyrics with a smaller but still dynamic atmosphere. The album as a whole moves very well with only eight songs, all of which are memorable, distinctive, and huge. Unfortunately, Songs from the Big Chair would be the last release from the band before they fell into bloated mediocrity. Still, it’s a tremendously enjoyable and well-crafted album packed full of gems, and it’s a delightful and essential listen for anyone interested in 80s pop and new wave.
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|3||Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Clip)|
|4||Blenheim Palace Sequence|
|7||Head Over Heels (Clip)|
|9||Memories Fade (Live)|
|10||Opening Sequence (The Big Chair)|
|11||The Hurting (Live)|
|12||Mothers Talk (Clip)|
|13||I Believe (Clip)|
|14||The Working Hour (Live)|
|15||Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Live)|
|17||End Credits (Listen)|
- Drums – Manny Elias
- Guitar, Vocals – Andy Sanders
- Keyboards, Vocals – Ian Stanley, Nicky Holland
- Saxophone – William Gregory*
- Vocals, Bass – Curt Smith
- Vocals, Guitar – Roland Orzabal
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Scanned): 0044008017219
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|041 299 2||Tears For Fears||Scenes From The Big Chair (VHS, PAL)||PolyGram Music Video||041 299 2||UK||1985|
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