Songs From The Big Chair

by Tears For Fears

Original Release Date: 1985-02-25

Songs From The Big Chair

Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal’s MTV-era breakthrough is a tour de force of New Wave’s possibilities. They tip toward prog on the surging “Broken” and indulge in piano-led balladry on the spare “I Believe.” The album is also a vehicle for some of the ’80s’ most inspired singles: On “Shout,” with its indelible hook and vivid digital production, and the open-road anthem “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” they put their big-tent aspirations front and center, while the majestic “Head Over Heels / Broken” confirms their place atop the arena-pop throne.


  1. Shout
  2. The Working Hour
  3. Everybody Wants To Rule The World
  4. Mothers Talk
  5. I Believe
  6. Broken
  7. Head Over Heels
  8. Broken (Live)
  9. Listen

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Format Vinyl LP Album
Label Mercury
Catalog Number MERH 58
Notes Released with known two different types of hype sticker. See images. Labels: A1 to A4 & B5 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd./10 Music Ltd. B1 to B4 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd. Original sound recording made by Phonogram Ltd. (London) A1 & A4 ℗ 1984 Phonogram Ltd. (London) A2, A3 & B1 to B5 ℗ 1985 Phonogram Ltd. (London) Made In England Sleeve: © Phonogram Ltd. (London) 1985 ℗ 1985 Phonogram Ltd. (London) Track B4 Broken (Live) is only mentioned on the label. Comes with Credits / Picture inner sleeve.
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