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Tears for Fears

Tears for Fears
Formed: 1981 in Bath, Somerset, England
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Curt Smith, Manny Elias, Chris Hughes, Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley
Biography: Tears for Fears were always more ambitious than the average synth pop group. From the beginning, the duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith were tackling big subjects -- their very name derived from Arthur Janov's primal scream therapy, and his theories were evident throughout their debut, The Hurting. ...Read full biography
Released: 1983
Label: Universal Music
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The Hurting would have been a daring debut for a pop-oriented band in any era, but it was an unexpected success in England in 1983, mostly by virtue of its makers' ability to package an unpleasant subject ...Read full review
Songs from the Big Chair
Released: 1985
Label: Universal Distribution
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If The Hurting was mental anguish, Songs from the Big Chair marks the progression towards emotional healing, a particularly bold sort of catharsis culled from Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith's shared attraction ...Read full review