The ’59 2018 #193: 180712
Tears for Fears – The seeds of love (1989)
Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, has now turned 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Currently we’re at year 31 – 1989.
The Seeds of Love was the third studio album from Tears for Fears, released on 25 September 1989
The album, which reportedly cost over £1 million to produce, retained the band’s epic sound while incorporating influences ranging from jazz and blues to The Beatles, of which the latter is most evident on the hit single “Sowing the Seeds of Love”.
It was an international success, entering the UK Albums Chart at number one and reaching the top ten in numerous other countries including the US. However, it would be the last album that band members Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith would work on together for over a decade.