Tears for Fears Preview ‘The Seeds of Love’ Reissue with ‘Woman in Chains’ Live Performance (Listen/Pre-Order)


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On Oct. 9, Tears for Fears will release a special reissue of 1989’s The Seeds of Love, the band‘s third album and the anticipated follow-up to Songs from the Big Chair, the group’s massively successful 1985 record.

(Click here to pre-order The Seeds of Love Super Deluxe Edition from our Rock Cellar Store, and click here for the 2-CD set).

As with most reissues, The Seeds of Love revisit features a ton of bonus and rare material, and on Friday Tears for Fears shared a previously unheard live recording of “Woman in Chains” as a preview of the set. Dubbed the “Townhouse Live Jam Sessions,” the live take features gospel singer Oleta Adams, who turned up on the studio recording as well.

“We got Oleta in and we had Manu Katche on drums and Pino Palladino on bass and started playing live,” Roland Orzabal said in a statement (quoted by Rolling Stone). “That was really when the album kicked off, it was really getting Oleta involved. It’s almost like every album needs a key person and one to unlock it. It was incredible; those live sessions were magical.”

Said Adams: “To this day that is a classic record. Absolutely classic and it was a very personal song Roland had written, inspired by the memory of his mother and things that she had gone through. Not only that, but women in general who are mistreated and held back by male figures and a very strong personality. I guess it could have been therapeutic for him. As we say over here ‘he put his foot in it’ — a lot of heart and soul in that music.”

Another early preview of The Seeds of Love reissue came recently in the form of a demo recording of “Rhythm of Life”:

All of this and more is included in the Super Deluxe edition of the reissue, which you can pre-order now by clicking here. Full details:

The super deluxe box set consists of four CDs and one Blu-Ray, which fully tells the story of how this extraordinary album came to be. The box set includes 22 unreleased tracks from demo sessions, live jams, studio sessions along with a definitive set of b-sides, and rare mixes. Highlights include demos of “Advice For The Young At Heart” with Roland Orzabal singing lead vocal and “Rhythm of Life,” which didn’t make it onto The Seeds of Love and was later given to Oleta Adams for her Circle of One album. The Blu-ray also features a stunning 5.1 mix by Grammy-nominated artist Steven Wilson.

Finally, here’s the full track listing for the Super Deluxe edition of The Seeds of Love:

CD 1 – ORIGINAL ALBUM

NEW REMASTER BY ANDREW WALTER AT ABBEY ROAD

01. Woman In Chains: 6:31

02. Badman’s Song: 8:32

03. Sowing The Seeds Of Love: 6:19

04. Advice For The Young At Heart: 4:50

05. Standing On The Corner Of The Third World: 5:33

06. Swords And Knives: 6:12

07. Year Of The Knife: 7:08

08. Famous Last Words: 4:26

 

CD 2 – THE SUN

45’s AND B-SIDES

01. Sowing The Seeds Of Love – 7″ Version: 5:43

02. Tears Roll Down: 3:16

03. Woman In Chains – 7″ Version: 5:28

04. Always In The Past: 4:38

05. My Life In The Suicide Ranks: 4:32

06. Woman In Chains – Instrumental: 6:30

07. Advice For The Young At Heart – 7″ Version: 4:49

08. Johnny Panic And The Bible Of Dreams Instrumental: 4:18

09. Music For Tables: 3:32

10. Johnny Panic And The Bible Of Dreams Mix One: 6:22

11. Johnny Panic And The Bible Of Dreams Mix Two: 5:55

12. Sowing The Seeds Of Love – US Radio Edit: 4:04

13. Woman In Chains – US Radio Edit 1: 4:42

14. Advice For The Young At Heart – Italian Radio Edit: 3:40

15. Year Of The Knife – Canadian Single Version: 5:40

16. Johnny Panic And The Bible Of Dreams: 4:17

 

CD 3 – THE MOON

RADIO EDITS AND EARLY MIXES

01. Year Of The Knife – Overture: 1:47

02. Year Of The Knife – Early Mix – Instrumental: 8:50

03. Sowing The Seeds Of Love – Alternate Mix: 7:22

04. Tears Roll Down – Alternate Mix: 4:07

05. Year Of The Knife – Steve Chase 7″ Remix: 4.29

06. Badman’s Song – Early Mix: 7:56

07. Advice For The Young At Heart – Instrumental: 4:56

08. Year Of The Knife – The Mix: 06:55

09. Johnny Panic And The Bible Of Dreams – Mix One Edit: 3:43

10. Sowing The Seeds Of Love – Early Mix – Instrumental: 6:40

11. Woman In Chains – US Radio Edit 2: 4:19

12. Year Of The Knife – Canadian Single Version – Instrumental: 5:40

13. Famous Last Words – French Radio Edit: 3:07

14. Woman In Chains – Reprise: 6:39

 

CD 4 – THE WIND

DEMOS, DIVERSIONS AND JAMS

01. Rhythm Of Life – Demo: 5:12

02. Advice For The Young At Heart – Demo: 4:52

03. Swords And Knives – Demo: 3:51

04. Famous Last Words – Demo: 4:12

05. Sowing The Seeds Of Love – Demo – Instrumental: 6:06

06. Badman’s Song – Langer / Winstanley Version – Instrumental: 7:30

07. Woman In Chains – Townhouse Jam: 7:06

08. Broken – Townhouse Jam: 1:37 Tears For Fears

09. Rhythm Of Life – Townhouse Jam: 3:09

10. Badman’s Song – Townhouse Jam: 8:17

11. Badman’s Song – Reprise – Townhouse Jam: 2:50

12. Standing On The Corner Of The Third World – Townhouse Jam: 9:09

 

BLU RAY – THE RAIN

ORIGINAL ALBUM MIX, NEW REMASTER & STEVEN WILSON 5.1 MIX

01. Woman In Chains: 6:31 (Original album master)

02. Badman’s Song: 8:32 (Original album master)

03. Sowing The Seeds Of Love: 6:19 (Original album master)

04. Advice For The Young At Heart: 4:50  (Original album master)

05. Standing On The Corner Of The Third World: 5:33 (Original album master)

06. Swords And Knives: 6:12 (Original album master)

07. Year Of The Knife: 7:08 (Original album master)

08. Famous Last Words: 4:26 (Original album master)

09. Woman In Chains: 6:30 (New remaster)

10. Badman’s Song: 8:32 (New remaster)

11. Sowing The Seeds Of Love: 6:19  (New remaster)

12. Advice For The Young At Heart: 4:55 (New remaster)

13. Standing On The Corner Of The Third World: 5:33 (New remaster)

14. Swords And Knives: 6:20 (New remaster)

15. Year Of The Knife: 6:55  (New remaster)

16. Famous Last Words: 4:11 (New remaster)

 

STEVEN WILSON 5.1 MIX

01. Woman In Chains: 6:30

02. Badman’s Song: 8:32

03. Sowing The Seeds Of Love: 6:19

04. Advice For The Young At Heart: 4:55

05. Standing On The Corner Of The Third World: 5:33

06. Swords And Knives: 6:20

07. Year Of The Knife: 6:55

08. Famous Last Words: 4:11


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