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Thursday, 1 April 2010

Tears For Fears - Pale Shelter

Tears for Fears released 'Pale Shelter' as a single three times. The first edition, with (You Don't Give Me Love) in the tiel, was produced by Mike Howlett and was released as the band's second single, after their debut single 'Suffer the children'. Both tracks of this single would appear on the band's debut album 'The hurting', but in re-recorded versions.

About the lyric, Roland Orzabal said: 'It's a kind of a love song, though more referring to one's parents than to a girl'. One of the oldest Tears For Fears songs it was recorded, along with 'Suffer The Children', for the duo's first demo tape in 1981. The title of the song is a reference to "Pale Shelter Scene", a 1941 drawing by British sculptor Henry Moore.

The second version was produced by Chris Hughes and Ross Collum, released just after Tears for Fears' debut album 'The hurting' in 1983. To provide a chart push this second time around, Mercury took full advantage of the picture disc and coloured vinyl gimmicks that were popular at the time. In all, eleven different variations of the reissued single were available for purchase. It helped get the single to peak at number 5 in the UK singles chart in April 1983.

The promotional music video for 'Pale Shelter' was filmed in early 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA. The video is notable for a scene in which Orzabal and Smith walk on the tarmac of an airport towards an image of a giant iron burn, with steam coming off the image as they walk over it. It was also notable for a scene in which they walk headfirst into a sea of flying paper airplanes, with one of them hitting Orzabal directly in the eye. The video was directed by music video pioneer Steve Barron.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Extended Version
Cold Shoulder Mix
The Prisoner - B-Side
We Are Broken - B-Side


Tears For Fears - Pale Shelter - Video

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