Tears for Fears ‎– Songs from the Big Chair (1985)

Songs from the Big Chair is the second album by English art-pop combo Tears for Fears, released in 1985 on Mercury.

A1. “Shout” (6:35)
A2. “The Working Hour” (6:29)
A3. “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” (4:10)
A4. “Mothers Talk” (3:53)
B1. “I Believe” (4:53)
B2. “Broken” (2:33)
B3. “Head Over Heels” (5:00)
B4. “Listen” (6:54)

Roland Orzabal – guitar, keyboards, lead vocals, grand piano on 5, vocal styling on 8, bass synth and LinnDrum programming on 1
Curt Smith – bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on 3 and 8
Ian Stanley – keyboards, LinnDrum programming, arrangements on “Listen”
Manny Elias – drums (all except track 1), drum arrangement on “The Working Hour”
“Shout”: Sandy McLelland – backing vocals, Chris Hughes – drums
“The Working Hour”: Jerry Marotta – percussion and saxophone arrangement, Will Gregory – saxophone solos, Mel Collins – saxophone, Andy Davis – grand piano
“Everybody Wants to Rule the World”: Neil Taylor – second guitar solo, Chris Hughes – MIDI programming Drumulator
“Mothers Talk”: Stevie Lange – backing vocals
“I Believe”: Will Gregory – saxophone
“Broken”: Neil Taylor – guitar solo
“Head Over Heels”: Sandy McLelland – backing vocals, Andy Davis – grand piano, Annie McCaig – backing vocals, Marilyn Davis – backing vocals
“Listen”: Marilyn Davis – operatic vocal
Chris Hughes – producer

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