Long a fixture in Kansas City’s music community, Oleta Adams received a big career boost with the release of Tears for Fears’ third album on Sept. 25, 1989.
Born and reared in Washington state, Adams moved to Kansas City on the advice of her vocal coach. She quickly made a name for herself playing hotel bars and showrooms.
I think that Tears for Fears has held up pretty well over the years, and this song is no exception.
Woman in Chains is the opening track and the first single from Tears for Fears’ third album, The Seeds of Love. Although not exactly a duet with Roland Orzabal, the song features Oleta Adams in prominent role on the recording and in this video. Phil Collins and his big drum sound also played on the record but he did not appear in the video.
Today in KC’s Music History: “The Seeds of Love” by Tears for Fears