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4.8 out of 5

14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Great solo album

schubert1970

Makes me want to go buy a case of Dr. Pepper.

Fresh air to my ears!

sirenscall

Curt Smith takes hispersonal signature style to another level again with music that shows passion and soul. This album may not be for anyone, as you will not find a bunch of electronic drum beats or someone screaming for blood, but that's a good thing.

Awesome!

Gamelover626

I love this album!

About Curt Smith

Curt Smith is formerly of the chart-topping '80s pop/rock band Tears for Fears, in which he played bass with his childhood mate and songwriting partner, Roland Orzabal. The Tears for Fears duo only released three albums together; Orzabal alone issued three more albums under the band's moniker. They achieved their greatest success in 1985 with their second LP, Songs from the Big Chair, making themselves a mainstream favorite with cuts like "Shout," "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," and "Head Over Heels." After a four-year break, Smith and Orzabal released the sophisticated The Seeds of Love and briefly dabbled in fame again. Supposed creative differences and personal strenuous commitments led Smith to leave Tears for Fears in 1990 and subsequently start his own solo career. He released Soul on Board in 1993, which was released as an import in the States. Still chomping at the bit to make music, in 1995 Smith formed Mayfield, who released their self-titled debut three years later. The material caught a slight buzz in the college music scene but quickly fell out of the loop. Also during this time, Smith married longtime girlfriend Frances Pennington and had a baby girl, Pennington Diva Smith. His second solo effort, the Aeroplane EP, followed in June 2000, featuring new versions of Tears for Fears' "Pale Shelter" and "Everybody Wants to Rule the World." Smith and Orzabal reunited and released a new Tears for Fears album, Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, in 2004. In 2007 he returned to his solo career with the album Halfway, Pleased, released by the French label Xiii Bis. The album was re-released internationally a year later on Smith's own Kook label. ~ MacKenzie Wilson

HOMETOWN
Bath, Somerset, England
GENRE
Pop
BORN
June 24, 1961

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