Tears For Fears

Formed 1981, Bath, Somerset, UK. Group name is from Arthur Yanov's book 'Prisoners Of Pain'. Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal were both members of Neon, which also included Simon Climie and Rob Fisher.
Label: Mercury
Musicians: Curt Smith (vcls, bs); Roland Orzabal (gtr, kbds)
Producers: Chris Hughes/Ross Cullen
Writers: Roland Orzabal
IDEA 3 Mad World 25 Sep 1982 65-47-38-16-6-3-3-3-6-15-23-38-47-45-45 Pts: 282
    sales: 250000; from the album The Hurting (3/1983)  
    15 Jan 1983 83 Pts: 1
Producers: Chris Hughes
IDEA 4 Change 29 Jan 1983 19-5-4-4-7-16-25-44-61 Pts: 189
    sales: 250000; from the album The Hurting (3/1983)  
Musicians: Curt Smith (vcls, bs); Roland Orzabal (gtr, kbds); Ian Stanley (kbds); Manny Elias (drms)
Producers: Chris Hughes/Ross Cullum
MERS 17 The Hurting LP 12 Mar 1983 2-1-2-3-4-7-10-8-6-6-9-10-12-14-19-18-23-26-27-30-28-32-35-29-33-37-42-55-67-68-67-99-xx-72-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-100-100 Pts: 212
    sales: 300000  
    14 Jan 1984 75 Pts: 1
    26 Jan 1985 83-89-80-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-57-69-74-67-48-48-57-78-68-70-93-65-98-84-84-71-81-99-xx-93-84-83-82-88-75-82-98 Pts: 33
Musicians: Curt Smith (vcls, bs); Roland Orzabal (gtr, kbds)
Writers: Roland Orzabel/Curt Smith
IDEA 5 Pale Shelter 23 Apr 1983 22-5-6-8-18-25-41-69 Pts: 138
    from the album The Hurting (3/1983)  
    24 Aug 1985 76-73-73-87 Pts: 4
Musicians: Curt Smith (vcls, bs); Roland Orzabal (gtr, kbds); Ian Stanley (kbds); Manny Elias (drms)
Producers: Chris Hughes
Writers: Roland Orzabel/Ian Stanley
IDEA 8 Shout 24 Nov 1984 45-35-32-13-10-8 Pts: 92
    sales: 250000  
    12 Jan 1985 5-4-5-8-16-23-29-49-75-xx-83-94-97-96 Pts: 181
Musicians: Curt Smith (vcls, bs); Roland Orzabal (gtr, kbds); Ian Stanley (kbds); Manny Elias (drms); William Gregory (sx); Nicky Holland (kbds)
MERH 58 Songs From The Big Chair LP 2 Mar 1985 2-2-4-3-3-4-3-2-3-3-4-5-4-6-9-8-9-7-3-4-4-4-4-6-7-7-6-5-7-12-17-15-18-24-21-29-18-23-28-25-23-21-27-23 Pts: 424
    sales: 600000  
    11 Jan 1986 17-26-24-31-38-21-23-26-29-35-34-44-42-35-37-38-58-44-45-35-31-29-30-35-47-36-56-49-55-74-61-83-85-90-xx-100 Pts: 97
    8 Jun 1991 71 Pts: 1
Writers: Roland Orzabal/Ian Stanley/Chris Hughes
IDEA 9 Everybody Wants To Rule The World 23 Mar 1985 16-5-3-2-2-3-4-9-15-25-36-51-70-75-xx-xx-xx-94 Pts: 364
    sales: 250000  
    15 Feb 1986 73-77 Pts: 2
RACE 1 Everybody Wants To Run The World 24 May 1986 13-5-8-27-41-55-xx-xx-73-85 Pts: 104
    Adapted from 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World'; royalties donated to Sports Aid.  
Label: Fontana
Musicians: Curt Smith (vcls, bs); Roland Orzabal (gtr, kbds); Ian Stanley (kbds); Nicky Holland (kbds)
Producers: Tears For Fears/David Bascombe
Writers: Roland Orzabel/Curt Smith
IDEA 12 Sowing The Seeds Of Love 26 Aug 1989 9-6-5-9-10-23-34-46-63 Pts: 165
838730 1 The Seeds Of Love LP 30 Sep 1989 1-3-5-10-23-27-20-25-19-18-20-25-28-26 Pts: 97
    sales: 300000  
    13 Jan 1990 35-40-45-51-52-51-36-27-24-29-35-40-52-49-63 Pts: 41
Producers: Tears For Fears/Griffiths/Hughes/Palmer/Bascombe
5109392 Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 1982-1992) LP 7 Mar 1992 2-2-2-6-7-5-5-10-15-13-20-25-27-41-59-75-xx-24-36-47-55-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-38-32-66 Pts: 377
    sales: 600000  
    24 Jul 1993 37-48-57-54 Pts: 14
      6-6-6-12-9-21-24-36-53-67 Pts: 69
Label: Mercury
Musicians: Roland Orzabal (gtr, kbds)
Producers: Tim Palmer/Roland Orzabal/Alan Griffiths
5148752 Elemental LP 12 Jun 1993 5-12-16-25-37-49-68 Pts: 83
    sales: 60000  

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