Released in 1993, Elemental was the fourth Tears For Fears album but the first be recorded without bassist/vocalist Curt Smith, who had left the band in 1991. Despite keeping the band name, the album was effectively a solo effort by guitarist/vocalist Roland Orzabal who had put together a new backing band which featured writing partner Alan Griffiths and bassist Gail Ann Dorsey, who had already released two solo albums herself by that point. The album reached the Top 5 in the UK and earned a Silver disc, but only reached #45 in the US. Despite the relatively low chart placing (in comparison to their two previous albums) it was awarded a Gold disc in the US. Includes the UK top 20 / US Top 30 hit Break It Down Again. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.