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Curt Smith born 24 June is an English-American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and co-founding member of the pop rock band Tears for Fears along with childhood friend Roland Orzabal. Smith possesses a tenor singing voice. After his departure from Tears for Fears in , Smith pursued a solo career and released his debut album Soul on Board in In total, he has released five studio albums and one EP , and has also dabbled in acting. He reunited with Orzabal, as Tears for Fears, in Smith met Roland Orzabal when both were teenagers. They first formed a band in their teens, for which Smith taught himself to play bass guitar. They next formed the ska influenced band Graduate ,  who released their only album in achieving minor success in Europe. Around this time, Smith and Orzabal also became session musicians for the band Neon. Their debut album, 's The Hurting , reached no.
Founded after the dissolution of their first band, the mod -influenced Graduate , Tears for Fears were initially associated with the new wave synthesizer bands of the early s. Later, the band branched out into more mainstream pop and attained international chart success. After the release of their platinum-selling third album, The Seeds of Love , Smith and Orzabal had an acrimonious split in Orzabal retained the Tears for Fears name as a solo project, releasing the albums Elemental and Raoul and the Kings of Spain Orzabal and Smith reconciled in and released an album of new material, Everybody Loves a Happy Ending , in The duo have toured consistently since then. Orzabal and Smith met as teenagers in Bath, Somerset, England. The single just missed the top in the UK, but performed well in Spain and in Switzerland.
We still play those live. The Blu-ray also features a stunning 5. Coming off the back of the ten million selling Songs From The Big Chair , the first writing sessions for The Seeds Of Love started when the band were touring in making use of soundchecks to sketch the outlines of new songs. Over the next four years, Orzabal and Smith would work with several producers, engineers and many musicians before finally deciding to produce the album themselves with assistance from their Songs From The Big Chair engineer Dave Bascombe. A key person in the making of the album was pianist and singer Oleta Adams who Orzabal and Smith had seen play in the bar of their hotel while touring in These sessions in are perhaps the most fascinating tapes unearthed for the box set.