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Just got an email from Ovation Productions, I thought they wouldn't reply anymore and I appreciate that they did. Unfortunately, they said they did not record the concert so.... no DVD. Sayang.
andirodd, also got a reply yesterday.. i inquired if there are still goods unsold specifically the shirts.. learned that they were brought in by TFF and the remaining unsold items were returned to them.
and that's sad.. no mnl dvd.. if they've known that they'll have that kind of reception, for sure they'll record it.. maybe next time.. or maybe they can record any of the upcoming shows in the u.s. for sure, they'll still have the same setlist.. at least we'll have something to watch over and over again
ako i was waiting for the working hour pero saw some of fanvids ng tour nila last few years e di talaga nila sinasama 'to kaya oks na ko.. sobrang thankful na talaga ako at nakarating at nakagperform sila dito. grabe.. hindi ko na inakala ng mangyari pa 'to.. heheh
ang liit lang pala ng venue sa singapore.. siguro pinakamalaki yung sa 'tin as compared to them, hk and taiwan..
Head over heels in love with Tears For Fears
[Above: Tears For Fears' Curt Smith (left) and Roland Orzabal proved nothing beats the real thing by belting out original arrangements of songs like Mad World.]
By Yong Shu Hoong
ARTIST: Tears For Fears
VENUE: Compass Ballroom, Resorts World Sentosa
THERE were girlish shrieks of "I love you!" and the more manly "I love you, bro!" aimed at Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith during their first concert in Singapore.
Indeed, the synthesiser-pop duo inspired such adoration that the full-capacity crowd was up and dancing right from the start.
You could attribute the enthusiastic response to decades of pent-up devotion for one of the key players in Britain's New Romantics movement of the 1980s.
And don't even let the description "over the hill" enter your mind, as the audience appeared only too eager to race down memory lane when, at 8.40pm, Smith emerged onstage to sing Mad World.
But the tune, with pre-recorded orchestral music and choir backing, was only a teaser.
Flanked by Orzabal and three other session musicians on drums, keyboards and guitar, Smith later belted out the original arrangement of the same song, proving that nothing beats the real thing, even in the face of memorable covers by Gary Jules and Adam Lambert.
This approach was taken with most of the repertoire, where the duo shared vocals on hits like Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Sowing The Seeds Of Love and Pale Shelter.
The two 48-year-old musicians, who have aged well despite some wrinkles and grey hair, joked and bantered with fans mostly in their 30s and 40s.
The duo was relaxed throughout the gig, with Smith even taking the time to thank an audience member for flying in from Jakarta. Smith also acknowledged the presence of my paper journalist Victoria Barker, who interviewed him recently.
There were a few irksome technical problems - a microphone, for example, failed to amplify Orzabal's rich soulful vocals as he embarked on a slow version of Michael Jackson's Billie Jean.
For around 90 minutes, the audience was also treated to catchy but less familiar songs like Call Me Mellow from their latest studio album, Everybody Loves A Happy Ending (2004), and rare tracks like Floating Down The River and Smith's solo single, Seven Of Sundays.
After an encore of Woman In Chains (where the opening act, Canadian singer-songwriter Michael Wainwright, took on parts originally sung by Oleta Adams) and the rousing anthem Shout, some fans may have wished that more of the older tracks - like Change and Mothers Talk - could have made it to the set list.
But at least they can hold on to the memory of how the 1985 hit, Head Over Heels, provoked a sing-along and the wildest audience reaction in a night filled with sweet nostalgia.
sana mag-start na sila gumawa ng new album habang rest sila before going for their u.s. tour starting aug.. a friend is so excited and already waiting at clearwater, florida.. grabe..sila naman ang magsi-sing along. hehe
12-Aug Detroit, MI Sound Board at MotorCity Casino 19-Apr 10:00am
13-Aug Lockport, NY Molson Canal Concert Series N/A Free Show
14-Aug Orillia, ON Casino Rama Entertainment Centre TBD
16-Aug Boston, MA House of Blues Boston 16-Apr 10:00am
17-Aug Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom TBD
19-Aug New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom 23-Apr 10:00am
20-Aug Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues 1-May 12:00pm
21-Aug Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre 2-Apr 12:00pm
23-Aug Washington, DC 9:30 Club TBD
26-Aug Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre (TBD In June)
27-Aug Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte 16-Apr 10:00am
28-Aug Orlando, FL WMMO Downtown Concert Series (radio show) N/A Free Show
31-Aug Ft. Lauderdale, FL Broward Center for the Performing Arts 14-May 10:00am
1-Sep Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall TBD
3-Sep Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues - Myrtle Beach 16-Apr 11:00am
4-Sep Norfolk, VA Norva Theater 2-Apr 10:00am
5-Sep Richmond, VA The National 2-Apr
roland got a new composition for michael wainwright. can't wait to hear this. i just hope he will compose songs for his new solo or new TFF album.. wish wish..
"received a new demo of "Heart Shaped Man" from Roland today. OH it's goooooood! excited to record it!"
and here's england's world cup theme.. astig!!!!!! shout!!!!!
and yup. i'm still on TFF mode. grabe.
And for the others still in TFF mode, look for Curt's 1-hour interview here (June 1st link)
At about 39 minutes or, he talked about how he felt Manila was the hardest for them in SE Asia during their tour. He didn't like it that they couldn't get out and were just stuck in their hotel room and security was a bit tight (...or something like that). But he also said that it was the most enjoyable concert
They also played Curt's 2 new songs which I thought were both good.
Watching MYX Backtrax now featuring TFF and they just showed some moments by Sandwich from the concert. I wonder if MYX has got the whole thing and if they're ever gonna show it...
ETA: Hey, they just showed the whole EWTRTW perf from the concert! C'mon MYX, release the DVD, I'll buy it!
What a shame.
From The Guardian:
Tears for Fears: Labels Won't Back Us
Despite a string of live dates, Curt Smith admits that "there isn't really a forum for people like us to make new music"
Record labels refuse to "invest" in new material by Tears for Fears, according to Curt Smith. As the reformed 80s band lurch and creak into the 2010s, the group's co-founder claims they would be interested in making new records, but can't – and "not necessarily [by] choice".
"There really isn't a forum for people like us to make new music," Smith told Canada's QMI Agency. Almost 30 years after their formation, Tears for Fears continue to tour – visiting relative backwaters, opening for Spandau Ballet, reminding people of Gary Jules's "Mad World" cover. But according to Smith, it's circumstances that have forced them to become their own cover act. "People don't really buy records anymore, so record companies won't invest in bands like us," he said. "They want cookie-cutter acts. For us, making a record would be a money-losing proposition."
It doesn't help, Smith said, that he and band-mate Roland Orzabal are a little exhausted with each other. "We know our limitations," Smith explained. "There's only a certain amount of time that Roland and I really want to be on the same bus together. Our limit is about four to six weeks."
With Smith living in Los Angeles and Orzabal in England, they are instead making music via Twitter. Smith has recorded several songs using Twitter suggestions, MySpace research, YouTube auditions and emailed audio tracks. "It's actually a lot more gratifying [than working in a studio]," Smith said. "When you're in the studio, whether you call it a collaboration or not, you know whose record it is. So you're sitting there trying to please another party, with the artist or producer sitting behind you saying, 'I'm not sure about that bit.'"
Tears for Fears' most recent studio album, released independently in 2005, peaked at number 45.
One of my favorite acts of all-time.
balik uli sana sila for another concert.
In a recent interview, Curt Smith mentioned that he and Roland Orzabal have started talking about recording a new album:
Any Tears For Fears plans to tour or record in 2012?
Curt Smith: We’re looking at doing a tour of European festivals next summer, and perhaps some US dates. Roland and I have talked about doing a new album as it’s been seven years now since the last one, but we haven’t got much further than the talking stage yet.
The rest of the interview: http://blog.sonos.com/sonos-stories/...th-curt-smith/
Ganda na sana kaso merong "and also featuring..."
Yes, with all due respect to fans of Fra Lippo Lippi, they're not in the same class.
Such a dour beautiful Sunday afternoon playing melancholy Tears For Fears...
Heaven comes to he who waits
But I know I'm getting nowhere
And all the deeds of yesterday
Have really helped to pave my way
Though there's no one near me now
How come everyone can touch me now?
You see the torture on my brow
Relates to neither here nor now
Watch me bleed
Watch me bleed
Although my face is straight it lies
My body feels the pain and cries