Tears for Fears - New Greatest hits with 2 new songs

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by negative1, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. morgan1098

    morgan1098 Forum Resident

    @Say It Right here's the interview I was talking about! In July Roland was interviewed, he talks about the new album for Warner Bros., which even has a title, The Tipping Point. And he also mentions "I Love You But I'm Lost" as one of the songs from the new album. So who knows? Maybe this greatest hits set really is a kind of preview...

    Tears for Fears Could Be Nostalgic, But the Band's Future Is Bright
  2. MikeVielhaber

    MikeVielhaber Forum Resident

    Cypress, TX
    I find anniversary editions often come with a cheap bare bones option.
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  3. JAuz

    JAuz Forum Resident

    It has the a similar feel to the new Weezer album cover (Pacific Daydream). I wonder if it's from the same artist.
  4. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    looks like supertramp, 'somethings never change'....at least the background does.
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  5. hackjo

    hackjo Forum Resident

    Just heard the new single “I Love You But I’m Lost” on BBC Radio.

    I say this as a massive TFF fan - I didn’t care much for Everybody Loves A Happy Ending and I didn’t much like this either. It sounds like modern clubby production meets Coldplay - bland.
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  6. Seems you can hear a 30-second snippet of the song (from the broadcast this morning) on this page:

    Find a track - BBC Music

    Aired at 7:45am, Thu, Oct 12th -- on BBC Radio 2

    (Not much, but it's something.)
  7. negative1

    negative1 80s retro fan Thread Starter

    Its on youtube (at least for the US):

    interesting, but different sound from them. not sure i like it.

    will have to listen to it more, to get a good idea about it.

  8. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    That new single is el-stinker-roonie! That doesn't sound anything like Tears For Fears or even anything else that I would appreciate hearing again.
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  9. snowman872

    snowman872 Forum Resident

    Wilcox, AZ
    I liked it. I think it has touches of Tears for Fears but more modern. The sentiment is cool too. :thumbsup:
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  10. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Is this the right band? :laugh: I enjoyed it. Man, massive compression to the point of distortion... :sigh:
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  11. RTW

    RTW Forum Resident

    It's modern. Very Euro pop. Not actually bland enough for the American market!
  12. DHamilton

    DHamilton Forum Resident

    Any idea if this will be a CD only release or perhaps LP as well?
  13. JAuz

    JAuz Forum Resident

    My first impression is that it feels closer to Tomcats Screaming Outside than the traditional TFF sound. That's not necessarily a bad thing though since I really like the Tomcats album.

    It does kind of sound like someone else as someone suggested. In that sense it's like "Floating Down The River", which made me think of another band's sound (the horns on that one really made it sound like Duran Duran's "Skin Trade"). But then I like "Floating" too. And the horns are there again on this new one.
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  14. JAuz

    JAuz Forum Resident

    The credits as listen on Youtube:

    Producer, Keyboards, Programming: Sacha Skarbek
    Producer: Tears For Fears
    Producer, Programming: Mark Crew
    Producer: Dan Smith Producer,
    Drums, Keyboards, Programming, Recording Engineer: Florian Reutter
    Asst. Recording Engineer: Maximilian Von Ameln
    Mixer: Tim Palmer
    Guitar, Vocals: Roland Orzabal
    Bass Guitar, Vocals: Curt Smith
    Guitar: Charlton Pettus
    Background Vocalist: Carina Round
    Mastering Engineer: Dick Beetham
    Author, Composer: Roland Orzabal
    Author, Composer: Curt Smith
    Author, Composer: Mark Crew
    Author, Composer: Dan Smith
    Music Publisher: Crucial 7th Music (BMI) Music Publisher: Happy Fish Music (BMI)
    Music Publisher: Kobalt Music Group
    Music Publisher: Sony ATV Music Publishing Ltd;
    Music Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Ltd
  15. whisper3978

    whisper3978 Forum Resident

    Cary, NC
    It's too stadiumy. I wanted it to sound more down-to-earth, which is ironic because the artwork is people literally jumping down to earth.
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  16. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    The Love You Lost song is pretty good, but unless there is really good mastering here, why should I have yet another compilation on my shelf? It's getting like The Who.
  17. negative1

    negative1 80s retro fan Thread Starter

    Yes vinyl as well:
    Tears For Fears / Rule The World - The Greatest Hits / new compilation

    2LP Vinyl

    LP 1
    1. Everybody wants to rule the world
    2. Shout
    3. I love you but I’m lost
    4. Mad World
    5. Sowing the seeds of love
    6. Advice for the young at heart
    7. Head over heels
    8. Woman in chains

    LP 2
    1. Change
    2. Stay
    3. Pale shelter
    4. Mothers talk
    5. Break it down again
    6. I believe
    7. Raoul and the kings of spain
    8. Closest thing to heaven

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  18. morgan1098

    morgan1098 Forum Resident

    I like the song, it definitely sounds more like a Roland effort than a TFF band effort. Does Curt really play bass on there? I doubt it. Maybe behind the synth bass somewhere. I was actually expecting something more electronic. This isn't that far removed from some of the other electronics-heavy tracks they've done in the past. And produced by TFF along with three additional producers! Never heard of those other guys.
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  19. jeffmo789

    jeffmo789 Give The Gift of Music!

    New England
    The new single is on iTunes today.

    I like it but don't love it. Need to give a closer listen on good headphones.

    First impression - doesn't highlight Roland's powerful voice too well.
  20. JAuz

    JAuz Forum Resident

    Rolling Stone has a write-up on this: Hear Tears for Fears' First Song in 13 Years, 'I Love You But I'm Lost'

    A couple of notes from the article:
    - "I Love But I'm Lost" will be also on their forthcoming album The Tipping Point
    Other songs titles for that new album are "My Demons", "End Of Night" and "Up Above The World"
    - They write that Curt "takes the reigns" on "I Love You But I'm Lost". That must be a mistake as I'm not sure I hear his voice on it at all! That's definitely Roland on lead.
  21. George Co-Stanza

    George Co-Stanza Forum Resident

    New song sounded pretty good; I will give it a few more whirls before I decide what I really think.
  22. graystoke

    graystoke Forum Resident

    I didn't mind I Love You But I'm Lost. Not stellar but a good listen. Looking forward to the new album The Tipping Point.
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  23. JannL

    JannL Forum Resident

    That's my complaint. I feel like Roland's vocals are buried in the mix too much.
  24. hackjo

    hackjo Forum Resident

    TFF with several producers? Something not right here. Sounds like record company execs pushing for a market friendly sound. If the rest of the new album is like this, count me out.
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  25. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

    If they want to make more money, this is what they should do.

    Remaster the last 2 albums so they're not brickwalled messes and release them on vinyl while you're at it. Great material which is unlistenable for more than 2-3 minutes at a time.
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