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Tears for Fears- Sowing the Seeds of Love

Tears for Fears
By Efren Martinez

As Tears for Fears came onto the stage the crowd cheered as you would expect at any concert I’m sure, but the cheering never really subsided. At one point when the applause continued without stop for a few minutes, Curt and Roland smiled at each other. Then when it seemed like the cheers would not stop, Curt laughed and asked the audience if they were finished.

Tears for Fears opened up with the song Secret World followed by their big hit Sowing the Seeds of Love. From there on the concert goers enjoyed all of their songs including a Michael Jackson cover “Billie Jean,” but the songs everyone flipped over for where Change, Mad World, Everyone Wants to Rule the World and of course their closing hit that brought down the house, Shout.

This was an extremely short tour for Tears for Fears in comparison to all the other 1980’s Retro bands that have been touring this year. In fact they only had roughly 7 shows that spanned in the US between September 17th to the 28th. If you were fortunate to catch one of these shows, consider yourself lucky. Tickets went and are going fast for the remainder of their shows.

Tears for Fears played to a full house at The Fox Theater in Oakland, CA. On August 1st as part of Universal Music’s Pop Sound their 1983 LP, The Hurting, was given a special limited re-press on 180gm vinyl with the original sleeve art and inserts reproduced in full. It was mastered at Abbey Road Studios from the original analogue tapes onto heavy-duty vinyl.

You can get your copy here:

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About the Author:

I answered the call back in 1983; mixing Music and Entertainment with an eccentric European style has always come easy for me. In the early 80's I was the Disc Jockey for most of the high school dances in Modesto. In the late 80's I found myself in Hollywood working as a dancer and sound engineer for various professional recording industries. In 1990 my wife of 25 years and I started (The Quake Mobile DJ ®) which was seeded from San Francisco's 1985, The Quake, radio station that only lasted a short while on the air. 26 years later The Quake Mobile DJ is bigger & better than ever in the Entertainment industry. Real-Estate, photojournalism, event promoter, saving animals, travel and fitness are a few other of my interests. I also enjoy motivational speaking to children and to those who are struggling with addiction. In my life, I have always been a very direct person and once I see a goal I won't quit till I've achieved it. But out of all of the above I feel in my heart that the best inspiration in my life is my wife and my love for the faith that I practice. Phil 4:20