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Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair

 (Japanese Import)





Product No.:
CMEJ 9559 SA
EAN: 4988031161869
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SHM Single Layer SACDs

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Also available on:
180 Gram Vinyl Record
180-gram LP reissue

Includes the hits "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" and "Head Over Heels!"

Songs from the Big Chair is the second album by the British rock band Tears for Fears. It was released in 1985 on Phonogram Records and remains their highest selling album to date. The album peaked at No. 2 in the U.K. (where it remained in the Top 10 for over six months and in the Top 40 for over a year) and reached No. 1 (for five weeks) in the U.S. It contained a string of international hit singles, including: "Mothers Talk," "Shout," "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" and "Head over Heels."

High-fidelity SHM-SACD format (fully compatible with standard SACD player, but it does not play on standard CD players). Japanese pressing.

"The album also heralded a dramatic maturation in the band's music, away from the synth-pop brand with which it was (unjustly) seared following the debut, and towards a complex, enveloping pop sophistication. The songwriting of Orzabal, Smith, and keyboardist Ian Stanley took a huge leap forward, drawing on reserves of palpable emotion and lovely, protracted melodies that draw just as much on soul and R&B music as they do on immediate pop hooks...It is not only a commercial triumph, it is an artistic tour de force...Songs from the Big Chair is one of the finest statements of the decade." —


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 / Broken
8. Listen

Customer Reviews (4.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Slightly better than the CD

posted on 11/26/2020
3 Stars
Reviewer: Brian
I was hoping for “Breakfast In America” type transformation but it the same thin sound with annoying sibilance. I really like this album and was hoping it would be more listenable. I may try the vinyl but I’m not optimistic as this just may be the way the tape sounds. I am only giving 3 stars as I think it has more to do with the recording than the remaster.

Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair SHM-SACD

posted on 09/11/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mark Powers
Is it pop jazz, pop rock, or pop pop? All of the above. Great album, actually quite complex in arrangements. This SHM-SACD, stereo only, is superb. The synth sound comes across pure and alive in this disc format. I do not believe it could sound better on vinyl. Packaging is great, little box, plastic cover, great mini original LP cover, etc. A disc like this is the reason I don't own a turntable and I am glad I don't. When others talk about the "Big 80's Sound" this disc is one of that they are referring to.

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