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Tears for Fears - Elemental (1993) [Japanese Press]

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Tears for Fears - Elemental (1993) [Japanese Press]

Tears For Fears - Elemental (1993) Japanese Press
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans ~ 144 Mb
Contemporary Pop/Rock | Label: Mercury | # PHCR-1202 | Time: 00:46:56

Elemental is the fourth studio album by the British pop band Tears for Fears. It was released on 7 June 1993 and includes the hit single "Break It Down Again". The album peaked at No. 5 in the UK and No. 45 in the US. It also reached the Top 10 in France and Italy, the Top 20 in Canada and the Top 30 in several European countries. It has been certified Silver in the UK, and Gold in the US and France.

Elemental was the first new Tears for Fears album in four years, following 1989's The Seeds of Love. However, despite being released under the Tears for Fears moniker, it is essentially a solo effort by Roland Orzabal as Curt Smith had left the band in 1991. For much of the writing and recording, Orzabal was assisted by Alan Griffiths, who had been a session musician for Tears For Fears' world tour in 1985. The album was recorded at Orzabal's newly built home studio, Neptune's Kitchen, and was co-produced by Orzabal, Griffiths and Tim Palmer.

Even with one Tear for Fear subtracted from the mix – Curt Smith is gone, but Roland Orzabal remains – the lush sound of Tears for Fears continues to improve. From the early days of The Hurting to Songs From the Big Chair to The Seeds of Love, Tears for Fears has bridged the English pop gap that separates artists like Sade from those with an edgier bite – the Cure, New Order, Morrissey. For over 10 years, Orzabal and Smith churned out sweetly charged soundscapes and provided guilty pleasures like "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," "Pale Shelter" and "Sowing the Seeds of Love." Tears for Fears created a perfect synthesis of fancy and form, combining sublime pop orchestration with genuine insight.

Since Smith quit after the 1991 Seeds of Love world tour, Orzabal is left to fend off existential angst on his own – which he does with amazing grace and integrity on Elemental. Orzabal, guitarist Alan Griffiths and co-producer Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, Tin Machine) provide the production techniques, smooth segues and sweeping guitar-keyboard interplay that fans have come to expect from Tears for Fears. Tracks like "Cold," "Power" and "Break It Down Again" are replete with melodic free falls, harmonized and overlapped vocals, burbling keyboards and guitar shudders. Shamelessly lifting from the Beatles and the Beach Boys, Orzabal molds his borrowings to fit the mood – finally stretching reverence to the extreme with the sad, Smile-inspired embrace of "Brian Wilson Said."

Yet Orzabal doesn't seem to be that thrilled with his musical divorce from Smith. Allusions to the split abound, with "Fish out of Water" echoing sentiments as spiteful as John Lennon's anti-McCartney rant "How Do You Sleep." "With all your cigarettes and fancy cars/You ain't a clue who or what you are," Orzabal sings acidly, pinning his ex-partner and counting "one more martyr to the hit parade." The gorgeous "Goodnight Song" seems a more reflective account of the spat, with Orzabal expressing abandonment and confusion, and cushioning the hurt with sobbing synth riffs.

Bad feelings aside, Elemental flashes the same sort of sheen, wordplay and sound wash that flourished in the '80s and still fights for its place on modern rock charts. Orzabal and songwriting partner Griffiths couldn't have placed Elemental at a better time. Creating a perfect summer album in a year that has seen the return of Duran Duran, Boy George and Cyndi Lauper, Tears for Fears' splendid concoction only proves that, eventually, everything old is new again – and again and again.

Review by Kara Manning, Rolling Stone (RS 664)

On Elemental, Tears for Fears is Roland Orzabal, and he backs away from the cinematic production of The Seeds of Love, preferring a more direct and soulful style of pop music that appeals to both adult contemporary and adult alternative radio audiences. While some of the material is a little weak, the record is easily as good as its immediate predecessor.

Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Allmusic.com

Tears for Fears - Elemental (1993) [Japanese Press]



Tracklist:

01. Elemental (5:31)
02. Cold (5:06)
03. Break It Down Again (4:32)
04. Mr. Pessimist (6:17)
05. Dog's a Best Friend's Dog (3:38)
06. Fish Out of Water (5:07)
07. Gas Giants (2:41)
08. Power (5:50)
09. Brian Wilson Said (4:22)
10. Goodnight Song (3:53)


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Tears for Fears - Elemental (1993) [Japanese Press]

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