On February 25, 1985.


On February 25, 1985, “Phonogram” label released “Songs from the Big Chair”, the second Tears for Fears studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “The Wool Hall” in Somerset, and was produced by Chris Hughes.


  • Roland Orzabal – lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, grand piano, vocal styling, bass synth and Linn Drum Programming
  • Curt Smith – vocals, bass guitar
  • Ian Stanley – keyboards, synths, Linn Drum programming, arrangements
  • Manny Elias– drums drum arrangement
  • Tim O’Sullivan –cover photography
  • Sandy McLelland –backing vocals
  • Chris Hughes– drums
  • Jerry Marotta– percussion, saxophone arrangements
  • Will Gregory– saxophone
  • Mel Collins– saxophone
  • Andy Davis –grand piano
  • Neil Taylor– guitar
  • Chris Hughes– drums, MIDI programming
  • Stevie Lange– backing vocals
  • Will Gregory– saxophone
  • Annie McCaig – backing vocals
  • Marilyn Davis – backing vocals, operatic vocal

Track listing:

  1. Shout – Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley
  2. The Working Hour – Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley, Manny Elias
  3. Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley, Chris Hughes
  4. Mothers Talk – Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley
  5. I Believe – Roland Orzabal
  6. Broken – Roland Orzabal
  7. Head Over Heels / Broken– Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley
  8. Listen – Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley


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