Even Ronald Orzabal, the band’s co-founders, never realized this song would rule the world for many decades. Orzabal did not want to include it in the album as he felt it did not fit the album, “Songs from the Big Chair”. It was the bands producer Chris Hughes who persuaded Orzabal to try recoding the song. It was the last song to be included in the album.
“Songs from the Big Chair” was Tears for Fears’s ninth album. The British pop and rock band did have many songs in the UK top 40 charts before. However in 1985, this song reached the top like never before. Peaking #2 in the UK Top 40 charts and Billboard Hot 100 #1 in the USA the song stayed in the top for many weeks.
The newest darlings to Geffen Records and the Xenomania production house, Vagabond, recently took time out from their busy touring schedule to deliver an exclusive performance and Q&A session at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) in London.
Mixing powerful pop melodies with soulful rock, Vagabond deliver a refreshing sound that makes obvious the reason for the buzz around Xenomania. Poised for major success in 2009 with a single and album release set for May, as well as supporting James Morrison on tour, Vagabond makes music that gives you no choice but to get up and move.
The Ronald McDonald House in Rio de Janeiro recently received a very special delivery from the Gibson Foundation. In support of their musical therapy class, Gibson donated a Maestro Electric Mini-V Guitar, a Maestro Acoustic Guitar, and two amps.
“The instruments will certainly be a great contribution to improve the quality of life of our children living with cancer,” says Sonia Neves, President of the Ronald McDonald House Charity in Rio de Janeiro. “They will be used solely in our music therapy class.”
Founded in 2002, the Gibson Foundation is committed to making the world a better place for children by creating, developing, and supporting programs and other non-profit organizations in their efforts to advance education, music and the arts, the environment, and health & welfare causes.