Roland Orzabal

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Roland Orzabal

Post  Aldebaran on Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:13 pm



Voice Type: Baritone
Vocal Range: E2-B♭5
Associated Acts: Tears For Fears (1981-present); solo (2001)

Significant high notes:

  • B♭5 ("Elemental" (1993))
  • G♯5 ("Elemental" (1993))
  • G5 ("Year Of The Knife" (1989), "Closest Thing To Heaven" (2004))
  • F♯5 ("Dog's A Best Friend's Dog" (1993), "Year Of The Knife" (1989))
  • E5 ("Raoul & The Kings Of Spain" (1995))
  • D5 ("Day by Day by Day by Day" (2001), "Raoul & The Kings Of Spain" (1995))
  • C5 ("Secrets" (1995), "Sorry" (1995), "Killing With Kindness" (2004), "Day by Day by Day by Day" (2001))
  • B4 ("Elemental" (1993), "Year Of The Knife" (1989), "Closest Thing To Heaven" (2004) , "Killing With Kindness" (2004), "Cold" (1993), "Head Over Heels" (1985))
  • B♭4 ("Bullets For Brains" (2001), "Day by Day by Day by Day" (2001), "Dandelion" (2001), "Secrets" (1995), "Elemental" (1993))
  • A4 ("Snowdrop" (2001), "Falling Down" (1995), "Woman In Chains" (1989), "The Working Hour" (1985), "Closest Thing To Heaven" (2004))
  • G♯4 ("Secrets" (1995), "Elemental" (1993), "Cold" (1993), "The Working Hour" (1985), "Ideas As Opiates" (1983))
  • G4 ("Falling Down" (1995), "God's Mistake" (1995), "Sowing The Seeds Of Love" (1989), "Woman In Chains" (1989), "Shout" (1985), "Watch Me Bleed" (1983), "Start of the Breakdown" (1983))

Significant low notes:

  • C♯3 ("Laid So Low" (1992), "The Hurting" (1983), "The Body Wah" (1992))
  • C3 ("The Hurting" (1983), "The Body Wah", (1992))
  • B2 ("Everybody Loves A Happy Ending" (2004))
  • B♭2 ("Laid So Low" (1992))
  • A2 ("Low Life" (2001), "Snowdrop" (2001), "Don't Drink The Water" (1995), "The Hurting" (1983))
  • G♯2 ("Last Days On Earth" (2004), "Everybody Loves A Happy Ending" (2004), "Humdrum and Humble" (1995), "The Body Wah" (1992))
  • G2 ("Snowdrop" (2001), "Low Life" (2001))
  • F♯2 ("Everybody Loves A Happy Ending" (2004), "Last Days On Earth" (2004))
  • E2 ("Everybody Loves A Happy Ending" (2004))

Summary: Powerful and dark timbre, strong lows and fullbodied or shouted upper fourth octave range. Soft and tasteful use of falsetto and general head voice. Lighter voice at the 80's, with considerable darker and thicker singing during the 90's and so on.

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*Italics marks non-sung notes.
*Purple marks notes that are in backing vocals or otherwise hard to hear.




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Re: Roland Orzabal

Post  Aldebaran on Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:04 am

Any thoughts on the register of some of his high notes?

F#5 in "Dog's a Best Friend's Dog": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDrdaQHzWLU#t=3m25s
B♭5 in "Elemental": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8fNta7Tcbg#t=3m09s
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Re: Roland Orzabal

Post  Celice on Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:44 pm

M.A. wrote:Any thoughts on the register of some of his high notes?

F#5 in "Dog's a Best Friend's Dog": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDrdaQHzWLU#t=3m25s
I could buy orange for that one.
Definitely blue imo.
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