Tears for Fears / Tipping Point, The
Album:Tipping Point, The Collection:General
Artist:Tears for Fears Added:Apr 2022
Label:Concord Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2022-05-11 Pull Date:2022-07-13 
Week Ending:Jul 10Jun 26Jun 12Jun 5May 29May 15

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 06, 2023:Music Genealogy
The Tipping Point
4.Aug 30, 2022:I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
The Tipping Point
2.Sep 13, 2022:I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
The Tipping Point, My Demons
5.Aug 11, 2022:Hanging In The Boneyard
No Small Thing
3.Sep 06, 2022:I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
My Demons
6.Aug 05, 2022:KZSU Time Traveler
The Tipping Point

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2022-04-18 

Forty years after breaking out huge as part of the “New Wave” or “second British invasion” in the early 1980s, Tears for Fears have released another fine album. Supported by the early MTV, the duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith had several smash singles and albums. Their exclusive reliance on a synth-based sound has evolved into more versatile approach; the deeply emotional, psychological themes remain.

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1 ** “No Small Thing” - mid-tempo. Gentle ballad; starts acoustic, ends electric. (4:42)
2 ** “The Tipping Point” - mid-tempo. Synth-based; sounds much like their 80s hits. (4:13)
3 “Long, Long, Long Time” - slow & melancholy. Starts quiet but grows bigger. (4:31)
4 * “Break the Man” - mid-fast. Bouncy & pleasant sounding, like a radio single. (3:55)
5 “My Demons” - mid-fast toe tapper. Confronts the stress of contemporary life. (3:08)
6 ** “Rivers of Mercy” – slow. A plea for mercy & redemption. It’s just gorgeous. (6:08)
7 “Please Be Happy” – slow, pleading ballad with big orchestration. A bit schmaltzy. (3:05)
8 “Master Plan” - mid-tempo. That bouncy 80s synth sound, plus backing vocals. (4:37)
9 “End of Night” – mid-tempo. Big sound, thumping beat. Somewhat retro. (3:23)
10 “Stay” – very slow; kind of dreary. (4:36)

Track Listing
1.No Small Thing 6.Rivers of Mercy
2.The Tipping Point 7.Please Be Happy
3.Long, Long, Long Time 8.Master Plan
4.Break the Man 9.End of Night
5.My Demons 10.Stay