Tears for Fears Songs From the Big Chair on Numbered Limited Edition LP
1985 Smash Includes Chart-Topping Everybody Wants to Rule the World and Shout
Few songs in the mid-80s attained bigger status than Tears for Fears’ contagious Everybody Wants to Rule the World and Shout. As commercial breakthroughs, the singles drew attention to the meticulous detail and sophisticated arrangements gracing Songs From the Big Chair, a creative maelstrom of emotional catharsis, dreamy melodicism, and magnetic lyricism. Having hit the top of the album charts in most major countries, the 1985 album remains a staple of the decade’s essential sounds and a critically beloved work.
This Silver Label LP brings to a warmth and transparency to the music that previous analog editions have lacked. By clearing a direct path to the production, it reveals the myriad soulful complexities contained within tracks such as Mothers Talk and Head Over Heels, also charting hits. Dramatic, literate, immediate, refined, and subtly elaborate, the material glistens with carefully placed instrumentation. Here, the depth of the piano chords, extension of the brassy horns, high frequencies of the backing vocals, and bite of the guitar solos come to life as never before.
2. The Working Hour
3. Everybody Wants to Rule the World
4. Mothers Talk
5. I Believe
7. Head over Heels