"Songs from the Big Chair" is the second studio album by the British band Tears for Fears, released in February 1985. The album peaked at #2 in the UK and #1 in the United States. It produced a string of international hit singles including "Mothers Talk", "Shout", "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" and "Head Over Heels". It remains their best-selling album to date.
The album title was derived from the 1976 television film "Sybil" about a woman with multiple personality disorders who only feels safe when she is sitting in her analyst's big chair.
A Melody Maker music critic wrote, "None of you should really be too suprised that Tears for Fears have made such an excellent album", and went on to conclude, "It's an album that fully justifies the rather sneering, told-you-so looks adopted by Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal on the sleeve".
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair
U.K. Mercury MERH 58 (1984)
Album produced by Chris Hughes.
The vinyl record attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.
Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.
Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.
The album cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minimal signs of wear.
The original inner sleeve is excellently presented.
For full track listing see Own tab.