Going to California (Tears for Fears video)

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Going to California
Video by
Recorded26 May 1990
GenreConcert Performance Video
Length90 mins
LabelFontana Records
(Polygram Music Video)
DirectorNigel Dick
ProducerLisa Hollingshead
Tears for Fears chronology
Sowing The Seeds
Going to California
Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits)
Live from Santa Barbara
TFF SB.jpg
Live album by
Released15 December 2009
Recorded1990 (Erroneously states 1989 on case)
GenreNew wave, pop rock, synthpop
ProducerRaoul (Roland Orzabal)
Tears for Fears chronology
Secret World Live in Paris
Live from Santa Barbara

Going to California is a concert performance video by the British group Tears for Fears. Released in 1990, it is a recording of the band's show at the Santa Barbara County Bowl in May 1990 during their "Seeds of Love" World Tour.

The performance also features American vocalist/pianist Oleta Adams who had worked with the band on their album The Seeds Of Love and joined them for the subsequent world tour.

Going to California was initially released on VHS home video and Laserdisc, and was later released on DVD in 2005 as an "extra feature" on the band's Scenes from the Big Chair documentary DVD, complete with an updated 5.1 soundtrack audio option.

It was re-released (by itself) on DVD in 2009 as Tears for Fears - Live from Santa Barbara, which featured twelve of the tracks (the original 1990 release had sixteen). An audio CD version was also released simultaneously under the same title.[1]

Track listing[edit]

VHS/Laserdisc/DVD version[edit]

2009 "Live from Santa Barbara" (DVD and CD)[edit]

The 2009 DVD and CD release uses the tracks from the same performance as the VHS/DVD version but only uses twelve and in a slightly different order. This release ends with "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" instead of "Shout" which has always been used as the closing song at all Tears for Fears concerts since 1985.

Band personnel[edit]

Music produced by Roland Orzabal (credited as "Raoul").


  1. ^ "Live from Santa Barbara: Tears for Fears: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 18 February 2012.