History Music / TearsForFears

14th Jul '17 7:22:39 AM onionmaster
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* RecusiveImport: Saturnine Martial & Lunatic was designed for the US market to satisfy demand for the Elemental era rarities as the singles were not released over there, and padded out with a selection of earlier non-LP material excluding any Hurting era tracks (which were released when the group was not widely known in the US anyway). It was immediately a popular import into the UK and Europe due to its convenience and the inclusion of the singles "The Way You Are" and "Johnny Panic And The Bible Of Dreams" that had been omitted from their earlier "Tears Roll Down" compilation. It was ultimately released in the UK and Europe partly because Tears For Fears had left Mercury due to the label's decision to not release "Raoul And The Kings Of Spain", so owed the label a final album.

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* RecusiveImport: RecursiveImport: Saturnine Martial & Lunatic was designed for the US market to satisfy demand for the Elemental era rarities as the singles were not released over there, and padded out with a selection of earlier non-LP material excluding any Hurting era tracks (which were released when the group was not widely known in the US anyway). It was immediately a popular import into the UK and Europe due to its convenience and the inclusion of the singles "The Way You Are" and "Johnny Panic And The Bible Of Dreams" that had been omitted from their earlier "Tears Roll Down" compilation. It was ultimately released in the UK and Europe partly because Tears For Fears had left Mercury due to the label's decision to not release "Raoul And The Kings Of Spain", so owed the label a final album.
14th Jul '17 7:21:55 AM onionmaster
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** As performed live in 2017, "Change" has a modern four on the floor beat.



** "The Body Wah" is constructed around a sample of a woman describing "a well-known female politician" with the words, "Because she has power, she has personality".

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** "The Body Wah" is constructed around a sample of a woman describing "a "[[MargaretThatcher a well-known female politician" politician]]" with the words, "Because she has power, she has personality".


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* RecusiveImport: Saturnine Martial & Lunatic was designed for the US market to satisfy demand for the Elemental era rarities as the singles were not released over there, and padded out with a selection of earlier non-LP material excluding any Hurting era tracks (which were released when the group was not widely known in the US anyway). It was immediately a popular import into the UK and Europe due to its convenience and the inclusion of the singles "The Way You Are" and "Johnny Panic And The Bible Of Dreams" that had been omitted from their earlier "Tears Roll Down" compilation. It was ultimately released in the UK and Europe partly because Tears For Fears had left Mercury due to the label's decision to not release "Raoul And The Kings Of Spain", so owed the label a final album.
27th Jun '17 1:19:51 AM TimeLordVictorious
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: '''SHOUT! SHOUT! LET IT ALL OUT!'''
13th May '17 1:18:40 PM nombretomado
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** Played straighter on some other songs, such as "Sowing the Seeds of Love", which is an attack on the [[MargaretThatcher Thatcher]] government. On the same album "Woman in Chains" protests patriarchy, "Famous Last Words" could be interpreted as protesting nuclear war, and "Standing on the Corner of the Third World" attacks globalisation. Maybe.

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** Played straighter on some other songs, such as "Sowing the Seeds of Love", which is an attack on the [[MargaretThatcher [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Thatcher]] government. On the same album "Woman in Chains" protests patriarchy, "Famous Last Words" could be interpreted as protesting nuclear war, and "Standing on the Corner of the Third World" attacks globalisation. Maybe.
11th Mar '17 8:31:56 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* LyricalDissonance: "Mad World" and "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", subsequently abandoned by cover artists.

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* LyricalDissonance: "Mad World" and "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", subsequently abandoned ignored by cover artists.
11th Mar '17 8:27:51 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* LyricalDissonance: "Mad World" and "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", subsequently abandoned by cover artists.
2nd Mar '17 9:15:06 PM Nozdordomu
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** Though it's [[LyricalDissonance not obvious in the song]], "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" was originally conceived as a commentary on the Cold War. Orzabal noted the original title was "Everybody Wants to Go to War", which producer Chris Hughes nixed as not catchy enough.

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** Though it's [[LyricalDissonance not obvious in the song]], "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" was originally conceived as a commentary on the Cold War. Orzabal noted the original title was "Everybody Wants to Go to War", which producer Chris Hughes nixed as not catchy enough. More Cold War commentary shows up on the album's closing track "Listen", though it's fairly cryptic there as well.
2nd Mar '17 1:33:58 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* PerfectlyCromulentWord: "''Halargian'' world..." in "Mad World", which was an in-joke among the two. Some covers changed it to "''Enlarging your'' world..."
3rd Jan '17 7:20:02 PM CassandraLeo
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* BaroquePop: On ''The Seeds of Love'' and ''Everybody Loves a Happy Ending''

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* BaroquePop: On ''The Seeds of Love'' and ''Everybody Loves a Happy Ending''Ending''. To a lesser extent, some of ''Elemental'' could also be considered to fall into this.



** ''Elemental'' had a more slick modern sound with a more cinematic scope.

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** ''Elemental'' had a more slick slicker modern sound with a more cinematic scope.



* PsychedelicRock, ProgressiveRock: These were both major influences on ''The Seeds of Love''. ''Everybody Loves a Happy Ending'' also bears strong psychedelic rock influence.

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* PsychedelicRock, ProgressiveRock: These were both major influences on ''The Seeds of Love''. ''Everybody Loves a Happy Ending'' also bears strong psychedelic rock influence.influence, and there is some psychedelic influence on ''Elemental'' as well.
3rd Jan '17 7:13:42 PM CassandraLeo
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** "Music/BrianWilson Said", as might be expected from the title, is a Music/TheBeachBoys pastiche (it also alludes to Music/VanMorrison's track "Jackie Wilson Said", which appears on ''Saint Dominic's Preview'', though if there is any other Morrison influence on the track, it's oblique at most).

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** "Music/BrianWilson Said", as might be expected from the title, is a Music/TheBeachBoys pastiche (it also alludes to Music/VanMorrison's track "Jackie Wilson Said", which appears on ''Saint Dominic's Preview'', though if there is any other Morrison influence on the track, it's oblique at most). The clearest influence on the song is "Good Vibrations", but it contains several other references, both musical and lyrical, to Wilson's work as well (such as to "California Girls").
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