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All three of these singles reached the Top 5 in the UK. Towards the end of , the band released a new, slightly more experimental single, " The Way You Are ", intended as a stopgap while they worked on their second album. The single was a top hit in the UK, but did not come close to matching the success of their three previous hits, despite a national concert tour in December of that year captured on the In My Mind's Eye live video release. The single, which heavily featured sampling and programmed rhythms, was a departure from Tears for Fears' previous musical approach.
In early , they began working with a new producer, Jeremy Green, on their new single " Mothers Talk ". However, the band were ultimately unhappy with the results and so producer Chris Hughes was brought back into the fold and the "Mothers Talk" single re-produced for release in August A departure from their earlier works, the single became a top hit in the UK, but it was the follow-up single " Shout " released in the UK in November that was the real beginning of the band's international fame.
They did away with the predominantly synthpop feel of the first album, instead expanding into a more sophisticated sound that would become the band's stylistic hallmark.
Anchored on the creative hub of Orzabal, Stanley and producer Hughes, the new Tears for Fears sound helped to propel Songs from the Big Chair into becoming one of the year's biggest sellers worldwide, eventually being certified triple platinum in the UK and quintuple platinum in the US where it remained the No. The album's title was inspired by the book and television miniseries Sybil , the chronicle of a woman with multiple personality disorder who sought refuge in her analyst's "big chair", Orzabal and Smith stating they felt each of the album's songs had a distinctive personality of its own.
The band had also recorded a track titled "The Big Chair", which was released as the B-side to "Shout" but was not included on the album. The album's success came in conjunction with the array of hit singles it yielded: "Mothers Talk" re-recorded yet again for its US release in , " Shout " No. Following the album's release, the band went on a world tour that lasted most of the year, playing notably at the Montreux Golden Rose Rock and Pop Festival in May However, on the morning of the historic event, it was announced that the band who had actually been billed to appear at the event before they had even agreed to do so had pulled out of the show.
They were replaced by blues rock group George Thorogood and the Destroyers , which has a strong Philadelphia-area following. The official reason given for their non-appearance was that two of their backing musicians, guitarist Andrew Saunders and saxophonist Will Gregory , had quit due to the expiration of their contract; they were replaced by Alan Griffiths on guitar and Josephine Wells on saxophone for the remaining bulk of the world tour.
In place of appearing, the band pledged to donate proceeds from their concerts played in Tokyo, Sydney, London and New York. As a further donation, the band also recorded a slightly rewritten version of one of their biggest hits and released it for the British fundraising initiative Sport Aid , a sister project of Band Aid in which people took part in running races of varying length and seriousness to raise more money for African famine relief projects.
It was before the group released their third album, The Seeds of Love on which Ian Stanley appeared for the last time as a member of Tears for Fears , at a reported production cost of over a million pounds. Moving from various studios and using various sets of producers over many months, the band ultimately decided to scrap the recordings and take the reins themselves with assistance from engineer Dave Bascombe. Much of the material was recorded in jam sessions and later edited down.
The length of the production impacted on the band's management company, who had financially over-extended themselves in other business matters and were hoping for an earlier release date to pay off their debts.
The album retained the band's epic sound while showing increasing influences ranging from jazz and blues to the Beatles , the latter being evident on the hit single " Sowing the Seeds of Love "  The second single from the album was " Woman in Chains " a top 40 hit in the UK, Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden and the US , on which Phil Collins played drums and Oleta Adams —whom Orzabal would later guide to a successful solo career—shared vocals.
The album was a worldwide success, entering the UK Albums Chart at no. The band set out on an extensive "Seeds of Love" world tour sponsored by Philips to start recovering the debt incurred. The band's show in Santa Barbara, California , in May would be captured on the Going to California live video as the singles " Advice for the Young at Heart " and " Famous Last Words " delivered modest chart success.
A page companion book, simply titled Tears for Fears — The Seeds of Love , was released by Virgin Books in and offered extensive insight from Orzabal, Holland and Adams into the songwriting and production process for the album, as well as the musical scores for each track and rare promotional photographs from the era. After The Seeds of Love , Orzabal and Smith had an acrimonious falling out and parted company in The split was blamed on Orzabal's intricate but frustrating approach to production and Smith's desire to slow down the pace of their work prior to the release of The Seeds of Love , Smith's marriage had also broken down.
Another factor in the break-up was the band's manager, Paul King, who declared bankruptcy in and was later convicted of fraud. The duo had signed to King's Outlaw Management Agency in and remained clients throughout the remainder of the decade the agency also operated the band's fan club, the Tears For Fears World Service, between and Release me, and restore me to the ground; Thou seest all things, thou wilt see my grave: Thou wilt renew thy beauty morn by morn; I earth in earth forget these empty courts, And thee returning on thy silver wheels.
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The band As the year-old singer looked just stunning in a sparkly, lavender number and held her own amid the solo performance, we can't say we're surprised her dad broke down in tears. In fact, even Gwen Stefani cried a bit during the moving performance. Saturday 18 July Sunday 19 July Monday 20 July Tuesday 21 July Wednesday 22 July Thursday 23 July Friday 24 July Saturday 25 July Sunday 26 July Monday 27 July Tuesday 28 July Wednesday 29 July Thursday 30 July Friday 31 July Saturday 1 August Sunday 2 August Monday 3 August Tuesday 4 August Wednesday 5 August Thursday 6 August Friday 7 August Saturday 8 August Sunday 9 August Monday 10 August Tuesday 11 August Wednesday 12 August Thursday 13 August Friday 14 August Saturday 15 August Sunday 16 August Monday 17 August Tuesday 18 August Wednesday 19 August Thursday 20 AugustI Sing Last / Not for Tears Songtext. We've been told lies. We've been herded around Taken for rides, told that this is the one We've learned all the steps and where do they lead Right back to zero or not far I believe Making history as we open our eyes.