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Format: CD
Sku: 61706948
UPC: 602498631089
UPC 14: 00602498631089
Release Date: 9/14/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Everybody Loves A Happy Ending ~ Tears For Fears
2. Closest Thing To Heaven ~ Tears For Fears
3. Call Me Mellow ~ Tears For Fears
4. Size Of Sorrow ~ Tears For Fears
5. Who Killed Tangerine? ~ Tears For Fears
6. Quiet Ones ~ Tears For Fears
7. Who You Are ~ Tears For Fears
8. Devil, The ~ Tears For Fears
9. Secret World ~ Tears For Fears
10. Killing With Kindness ~ Tears For Fears
11. Ladybird ~ Tears For Fears
12. Last Days On Earth ~ Tears For Fears
 
One of the best rock bands of the 80’s, Tears For Fears is back with their first studio album in 15 years…YES it’s TEARS FOR FEARS. Everybody Loves A Happy Ending marks the reunion of Roland and Curt, the guys that brought you the classics: "Shout," "Pale Shelter," "Change," "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" and "Sowing the Seeds of Love" to name a few. The highlight track from this legendary duo is "Closest Thing to Heaven," which gives listeners the best taste of what the album has to offer.

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Tears for Fears: Curt Smith, Roland Orzabal.
Muze PNote Casual observers might think Tears for Fears, the British duo that started out in the New Romantic/synth-pop vein in the early 1980s, broke up after their '89 album, THE SEEDS OF LOVE, on which the group's sound matured into a lush, Beatles-influenced, orchestral-pop approach. In fact, Roland Orzabal soldiered on under the TFF moniker after his partner Curt Smith flew the coop. Some 15 years down the line, the real Tears for Fears re-emerged on EVERYBODY LOVES A HAPPY ENDING, with Orzabal and Smith collaborating once again.
Muze PNote Perhaps unsurprisingly, the sound bears much in common with SEEDS OF LOVE's ornate popcraft. The synthesizers and sequencers of the band's early days take a backseat to piano, thick orchestrations, George Harrison-like slide guitar, and massed background-vocal harmonies. The songs glide smoothly between shifts in dynamics and melodic modes, and the arrangements are masterful, splitting the difference between E.L.O. and ABBEY ROAD-era Fab Four. It's no easy task for a group that made its name in the bad-haircut "big '80s" to sound completely vital, timeless, and on-point more than two decades down the line, a fact that makes HAPPY ENDING all the more impressive an achievement.

Producer: Tears For Fears

Engineer: Charlton Pettus; Neil Dorfsman; Steve Churchyard

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/14/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 0003042
Music Label Name Label : Hip-O
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602498631089

Professional Reviews

Uncut (5/04, p.93)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "[W]hen and why did people stop making sumptuous, luxuriant epics like this? A guilty, gleeful indulgence."

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