The Seeds Of Love

by Tears For Fears

The Seeds Of Love

The Seeds of Love is the third studio album by British pop rock band Tears for Fears, released on 25 September 1989 by Fontana Records. It retained the band’s epic sound while incorporating influences ranging from jazz and soul to Beatlesque pop. Its lengthy production and scrapped recording sessions cost over £1 million. The album spanned the title hit single “Sowing the Seeds of Love,” as well as “Woman in Chains,” and “Advice for the Young at Heart”, both of which reached the top 40 in several countries. The Seeds of Love was an international success, entering the UK Albums Chart at number one, and top ten in other countries including the U.S. It has been certified Gold or Platinum in several territories including the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany, Canada, and the Netherlands. Despite its success, personal tensions during recording led to band members Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal splitting up at the conclusion of their 1990 world tour, with Orzabal remaining as the band’s sole official member until the two reunited in the early 2000s. In October 2020, the remastered reissue of The Seeds of Love was released in several formats including a super deluxe edition, with B-sides, remixes, and a 5.1 surround sound mix.


  1. Woman In Chains (6:31)
  2. Badman’s Song (8:32)
  3. Sowing The Seeds Of Love (6:19)
  4. Advice For The Young At Heart (4:50)
  5. Standing On The Corner Of The Third World (5:33)
  6. Swords And Knives (6:12)
  7. Year Of The Knife (7:08)
  8. Famous Last Words (4:26)

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Format Vinyl LP Album Reissue (Gatefold, 180G)
Label Fontana
Catalog Number 4770716
Notes 2020 Reissue in a high gloss gatefold sleeve with lyrics printed on the inside and a plain sky blue inner sleeve. Some copies include a “The Sound of Vinyl” download code card. National Album Day (NAD) 2020 Release in UK. This compilation ℗ 2020 Mercury Records Limited. © 2020 Mercury records Limited. Made in Germany. 0602547707161 On inner sleeve “ Lead Guiatr ” for tracks B3 “Vocal” credits for Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal are not specified on this release Small 4770716 on the bottom of the one side of the inner sleeve Mixed in SuperBascombeVision. Runouts are etched. In runouts, all Optimal plating symbols may be inverted (e.g., “⊥” vs “T”), and the entire Optimal character string is mirrored (e.g., “1△” vs “△↾”).
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