Tears for Fears - tailor made for MTV.

Tears For Fears – In Concert At Hammersmith Palais 1983 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Tears for Fears - tailor made for MTV.

Tears for Fears – tailor made for MTV.

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Tears For Fears – In Concert at Hammersmith Palais – 1983 – BBC Radio 1

Ending up our week of 80s icons and lesser-knowns with a 1983 concert from Tears For Fears. Recorded by the BBC right around the time of the release of their debut album, The Hurting. They were enormously popular right from the start. Their debut album went platinum – a pattern that would be duplicated, and doubled when their follow-up album was released two years later. They had a string of hits, even though they switched styles later on – going from New-Wave/Synth to more mainstream later on, they still had a huge following all the way up until their dissolve in 1991. After several releases as solo acts, the team of Roland (Orzabal) and Curt (Smith) reunited and are continuing where they left off.

Tonight’s concert puts them right at the place they were achieving worldwide popularity in 1983 and a reminder of a lot of great music the band made during that time. Recorded at The Hammersmith Palais in 1983 by the venerable BBC. They were, after all, the quintessential 80s band.

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