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Everybody say "Pleased"
on June 20, 2008
I'm not going to mess around--I'm a big fan of Tears for Fears and have been for years. But Halfway, Pleased isn't a Tears for Fears album. This is Curt Smith at his most personal, holding up a pane of glass so you can peer into his world, making you feel like a welcome guest. With just the right mix of acoustics and electronics, Halfway, Pleased will have something for any lover of sensual melodies, delicate harmonies, and Smith's airy, urgent voice tying them all together.
"Seven of Sundays" A gentle, musical caress exemplifying and celebrating love in its purest form. A shining gem of a piece.
"Greatest Divide" Should hit close to home with anyone who has acknowledged the end of a relationship.
"Addict" Haunting, mesmerizing, and beautiful.
"Halfway Pleased" Curt's voice is imbued with the ache of wondering whether or not one's arrival into the world was entirely wanted.
"Who You Are" A more intimate, calmer version than what appears on Everybody Loves a Happy Ending.
"Snow Hill (live)" Curt's soaring voice, gorgeous piano accompaniment, and the spark of a live audience will keep this song on repeat.
Normally I like harder, more aggressive music, but Halfway, Pleased has a welcome spot in my collection because of its elegant, poignant beauty; the more I listen to it, the more I like it.