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.
The Epic 2017 Project #322: 171118
Tears for Fears – Tears roll down (1992)
Tears Roll Down is a compilation of the band’s hits between 1982 and 1992, released in 1992. Preceded by the hit single “Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)”, the album contains 12 of the band’s UK Top 40 hits. It’s been certified double platinum in the UK, platinum in the US, and gold in several other countries including Canada and France.
Tears Roll Down originally peaked at No.1 in Italy and No.2 in the UK and France upon its release, but returned to the UK Top 10 (No.6) in 2004 for several weeks following the success of Gary Jules’ cover version of “Mad World”.
A compilation video under the same title was also released in 1992, and later issued on DVD.
The album itself was reissued in 2004 as a 2CD/1DVD set under the “Sound+Vision Deluxe” line, and again in 2005 with a bonus disc containing various remixes.