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Tears Roll Down: Greatest Hits 1982-1992
     

Tears Roll Down: Greatest Hits 1982-1992

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by Tears for Fears
 

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Capturing some of their chart-topping smashes and other key tracks, Tears for Fears marks a monumental career with their collection Tears Roll Down: Greatest Hits 82-92. Toward the end of the praise surrounding their third album, 1991's Seeds of Love,

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Capturing some of their chart-topping smashes and other key tracks, Tears for Fears marks a monumental career with their collection Tears Roll Down: Greatest Hits 82-92. Toward the end of the praise surrounding their third album, 1991's Seeds of Love, Curt Smith left the band. Roland Orzabal was left to sail the ship alone, and the strong success dwindled years later. However, this dozen-track compilation showcases some of the band's early tracks heavily dominated by pulsating bass drops and heavy synth beats. "Pale Shelter" and "Mad World" from their 1982 debut The Hurting moved toward the soul-defining musical maturation found on 1985's groundbreaking staple Songs From the Big Chair. The Top Ten hits are undoubtedly featured: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," "Shout," and the more obscure "Mothers Talk." The luscious "Head Over Heels" cuts short of it's closing guitar work, a disappointment in the grand scheme of Tears for Fears' synth-dominated sound. Such layered riffs separated the rawness from the fluffy new wave aspect. "Sowing the Seeds of Love" marked the band's own branded progressive rock & roll, but "Woman in Chains," the gospel-tinged cut featuring guest vocals from Oleta Adams, was their most spiritual effort. Essentially, the dozen-track collection is a perfect look at what Tears for Fears did for music during the '80s until the mid-'90s. They made new wave sound cool and melodically beautiful.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/17/1992
Label:
Polygram Uk
UPC:
0731451093920
catalogNumber:
510939
Rank:
3296

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tears for Fears   Primary Artist,Vocals,Group

Technical Credits

Tears for Fears   Producer
Curt Smith   Composer
Dave Bascombe   Producer
Ross Cullum   Producer
Steve Howard   Producer
Chris Hughes   Producer
Roland Orzabal   Composer,Producer
Tim Palmer   Producer
Ian Stanley   Composer
Nigel Dick   Director,Producer
Jim Blashfield   Director
Joni Sighvatsson   Producer
Steve Suyik   Producer
Adam Whittaker   Producer
Ross Collum   Producer
Andy Morahan   Director
David Bascombe   Composer,Producer
Siobhan Barron   Producer
Steve Barron   Director
Sarah de V. Wills   Producer
Paul Diener   Producer

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Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82-92) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was a young kid I used to love listening to Tears for Fears, but some of the songs on their albums were pretty crummy. I bought this album with the outlook that the songs presented would be great and they all were... it's really worth it.