Adeli’s Music Blog

Halfway, Pleased CD Review

Posted in music by adeli on May 27, 2008

As an avid Tears For Fears fan, I was pleased to hear that Curt Smith had another solo album in the works. As a matter a fact, Smith had been working on his new album Halfway, Pleased, when it was put on hold for 2004’s Tears For Fears reunion album Everybody Loves A Happy Ending and its accompanying tour. Smith gave us the memorable vocals on Tears’ Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Mad World, Pale Shelter, Change, and Advice For The Young At Heart. And on this new album, Curt shows off that stellar voice once again, along with his songwriting skills.

Smith’s lush voice is unmistakable, and it especially shines on Seven of Sundays, Halfway Pleased, and Snow Hill. Other standout songs include Coming Out, Aeroplane, Cover Us, and Perfect Day. Smith does a new version of Who You Are, a song from Tears’ last album. Also, acoustic versions of Seven of Sundays and Coming Out, a live version of Snow Hill, and a French duet version of Seven Sundays with an artist named SO are included here.

Halfway, Pleased is an outstanding display of styles. This isn’t like a Tears For Fears album, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Halfway, Pleased is a quiet album, perfect for reflection and relaxation.

Seven of Sundays


Calling Out