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CURT SMITH - TEARS FOR FEARS

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"EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD"


Curt Smith is a musician, singer and songwriter, whose soaring voice is instantly recognizable to the millions of worldwide fans of "Tears for Fears," the British group he co-founded in 1981. Still an active, acclaimed musician more than two decades later, Smith released his second solo album "Halfway, pleased" via his own KOOK Media imprint in May 2008.

Smith and Roland Orzabal, a childhood friend, founded "Tears For Fears," whose debut album, "The Hurting," produced three international bestselling singles: "Change," "Mad World," and "Pale Shelter," each with indelible lead vocals provided by Smith.

Their 1985 album, "Songs From The Big Chair," was even more successful, yielding such hits as "Shout" and "Head Over Heels." The duo recorded their 1990 album, "The Seeds Of Love," which again was a bestseller the world over, but Smith left the band shortly after its release, citing fame and personal friction between Roland and him, and Smith moved to New York.

Between 1995-8 Smith teamed with songwriter-guitarist Charlton Pettus, forming a band,"Mayfield," and releasing a self-titled album in 1997. Curt found himself relocating to Los Angeles,however, in 1998.

During 2001 Smith began work on what was to become "Halfway, pleased," which was put on hold when Smith starting talking again with Orzabal, after a 9 year silence. They reformed TFF for 2004's "Everybody Loves A Happy Ending," resulting in a worldwide tour. Smith returned to the autobiographical "Halfway, pleased" in 2006.

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