Sowing The Seeds of Love
by Tears For Fears (1989)
Released on August 22nd 1989, this was the first single to be lifted from
the best-selling (Platinum), third studio album album The Seeds of Love, which was
the follow-up to their 3 x Platinum album (5x Platinum in the U.S.) Songs From The Big Chair.
The single reached #5 in the UK and #2 in the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.After the huge success of the second album Songs from the Bigchair
during 1985, there was a gap of four years before The Seeds of Love was released! The album reached #1 in
the UK and #8 in the U.S. Production costs were reported to be over a
£1million and the album was
written largely by Orzabal along with keyboardist Nicky Holland.
Tears For Fears released three successful albums during the 80s. Their
first album The Hurting was released in 1983 and made No.1 in the UK
album charts and went Platinum (Gold in the U.S.)
For Fears formed in 1981, after teenagers Roland Orzabel and Curt Smith
met in their home city of Bath, England.