Tears For Fears ‎– Songs From The Big Chair

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Mercury ‎– MERH 58
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A1 Shout
Backing Vocals – Sandy McLellandDrums – Chris HughesWritten-By – Stanley*, Orzabal*
A2 The Working Hour
Drums, Arranged By [Drum Arrangement] – Manny EliasDrums, Arranged By [Saxophone Arrangement] – Jerry MarottaGrand Piano – Andy DavisSaxophone – Mel CollinsSoloist, Saxophone [Solos] – William Gregory*Written-By – Stanley*, Elias*, Orzabal*
A3 Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Soloist, Guitar [2nd Solo] – Neil TaylorWritten-By – Hughes*, Stanley*, Orzabal*
A4 Mothers Talk
Backing Vocals – Stevie LangeWritten-By – Stanley*, Orzabal*
B1 I Believe
Grand Piano – Roland OrzabalSaxophone – William Gregory*Written-By – Orzabal*
B2 Broken
Soloist, Guitar [Solo] – Neil TaylorWritten-By – Orzabal*
B3 Head Over Heels
Backing Vocals – Annie McCaig, Marilyn Davis*, Sandy McLellandGrand Piano – Andy DavisWritten-By – Smith*, Orzabal*
B4 Broken (Live)
Written-By – Orzabal*
B5 Listen
Arranged By – Ian StanleyArranged By [Vocal Stylings] – Roland OrzabalVocals [Operatic Vocal] – Marilyn DavidWritten-By – Stanley*, Orzabal*

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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

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© Phonogram Ltd. (London) 1985
℗ 1985 Phonogram Ltd. (London)

Track B4 Broken (Live) is only mentioned on the label.
Comes with Credits / Picture inner sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 42282 43001 4
  • Barcode (String): 042282430014
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A Variation 1): MERH 58 A // 2 ∇ 420 E 1 2 2 NICKZ PENTHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B Variation 1): MERH 58 B // 1 ∇ 420 E 1 1 13 NICKZ PENTHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A Variation 2): MERH 58 A // 3 ∇ 420 E 1 2 5 NICKZ PENTHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B Variation 2): MERH 58 B // 2 ∇ 420 E 1 1 1 1 NICKZ PENTHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A Variation 3): MERH 58 A // 1 ∇ 420 E 1 1 1 NICKZ PENTHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B Variation 3): MERH 58 B // 3 ∇ 420 E 1 1 1 NICKZ PENTHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A Variation 4): MERH 58 A // 1 ∇ 420 E 1 1 7 NICKZ PENTHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B Variation 4): MERH 58 B // 1 ∇ 420 E 1 1 2 NICKZ PENTHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A Variation 5): MERH 58 A // 1 ∇ 420 E 1 1 3 NICKZ PENTHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B Variation 5): MERH 58 B // 1 ∇ 420 E 1 1 4 NICKZ PENTHOUSE

Other Versions (5 of 139) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VOG4-1-3353 Tears For Fears Songs From The Big Chair(Cass, Album) Vertigo VOG4-1-3353 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
824 300-2 Tears For Fears Songs From The Big Chair(CD, Album, RE) Mercury, Phonogram 824 300-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
67251 Tears For Fears Canciones De La Gran Silla = Songs From The Big Chair(Cass, Album) PolyGram 67251 Argentina 1985 Sell This Version
UICY-25075 Tears For Fears Songs From The Big Chair(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Mercury UICY-25075 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
824 300-1 Tears For Fears Songs From The Big Chair(LP, Album) Mercury 824 300-1 France 1985 Sell This Version

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REENO

REENO

February 5, 2016
One of the best "pop" albums EVER to come out of England, h ands down. A masterpiece. Not one weak moment.
stevenaaron

stevenaaron

February 12, 2015
There are two great songs on this album; you know what they are. The rest range from OK to Good. Definitely worth buying for 5 bucks or so
buzzdroid

buzzdroid

November 23, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
if you want an example of a synthpop 80s duo hitting the big time in America during the 1980s ..then Big Chair is your album. This is an incredible piece of work. If I wanted to pick albums from each decade, i'd pick White Album from the 60s, Rumours from the 70s - and Big Chair from the 80s. It's THAT good.

by the way - if you ever wondered why the likes of Depeche Mode went darker and harder in the tail end of the 1980s , culminating in "Enjoy the Silence" and the Violator album, you can trace it back to Big Chair and Hurting. It's also interesting that about a year after Big Chair that we got the first acid house and techno tracks coming out of Detroit and New York - yes, the likes of Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May were listening to Big Chair. And the rest is history..
sbclar

sbclar

October 30, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
I have the Mobile Fidelity cd of "Songs…", which has an 8:18 mix of "Shout" that resembles the original UK 12" mix, but is half a minute longer. Does anyone know where this mix comes from?