Human Being

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
U.K. pop sensation Seal has become notorious for taking extended breaks between albums usually up to four years. On his third album, Human Being, producer Trevor Horn again joins Seal, and as on his past releases, life's trials and tribulations are used as the basis for the song's subject matter and lyrics broken relationships, death, etc.. Horn again helps Seal achieve an unbelievably sonically rich album -- with each listen, you hear something you didn't before. The moderately paced, grooving opening track, "Human Beings," merges Seal's trademark soothing and crooned vocals with lyrics that deal with the highly publicized deaths of gangsta rappers Tupac Shakur and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
U.K. pop sensation Seal has become notorious for taking extended breaks between albums usually up to four years. On his third album, Human Being, producer Trevor Horn again joins Seal, and as on his past releases, life's trials and tribulations are used as the basis for the song's subject matter and lyrics broken relationships, death, etc.. Horn again helps Seal achieve an unbelievably sonically rich album -- with each listen, you hear something you didn't before. The moderately paced, grooving opening track, "Human Beings," merges Seal's trademark soothing and crooned vocals with lyrics that deal with the highly publicized deaths of gangsta rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.. Directly after, three instant Seal classics follow -- the gentle "State of Grace" and "Just Like You," plus the dance-rocker "Latest Craze." Other highlights include the ethereal beauty of "Still Love Remains," the gradually building "Excerpt From," and the moving "Colour." Although Seal fans might grow impatient with such long breaks between albums, the pop perfection of Human Being turns out to be well worth the wait.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/17/1998
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624682820
  • Catalog Number: 46828
  • Sales rank: 87,143

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Human Beings (4:34)
  2. 2 State of Grace (4:59)
  3. 3 Latest Craze (4:27)
  4. 4 Just Like You Said (4:14)
  5. 5 Princess (1:57)
  6. 6 Lost My Faith (4:34)
  7. 7 Excerpt From (3:01)
  8. 8 When A Man Is Wrong (4:18)
  9. 9 Colour (5:21)
  10. 10 Still Love Remains (5:54)
  11. 11 No Easy Way (4:47)
  12. 12 Human Beings (Reprise) (3:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Seal Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Mike Garson Keyboards
David Sancious Keyboards
William Orbit Percussion
Alex Acuña Percussion
Gregg Arreguin Guitar
Chris Bruce Bass, Guitar
Lisa Coleman Keyboards
George DeAngelis Keyboards
Andy Duncan Percussion
Earl Harvin Bass, Guitar, Drums
Gus Isadore Guitar
Chester Kamen Guitar
Wendy Melvoin Guitar
Grant Mitchell Keyboards
Jamie Muhoberac Bass, Keyboards
David Palmer Keyboards
Danny Saber Guitar, Percussion
Ramon Stagnaro Guitar
Andy Ducan Percussion
Technical Credits
William Orbit Programming
Anne Dudley Arranger, String Arrangements
Steve Fitzmaurice Engineer
Trevor Horn Producer
Nick Ingman Arranger, String Arrangements
Greg Jackman Engineer
Richard Lowe Engineer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Grant Mitchell Programming
Jamie Muhoberac Programming
Steve Orchard Engineer
Andy Richards Programming
Mike Ross Engineer
Danny Saber Programming
Tim Weidner Engineer
Aaron Zigman Arranger, String Arrangements
Gregg Jackman Engineer
Don C. Tyler Digital Editing, Mastering
Melanie Nissen Art Direction
Dave McCracken Programming
Michael Perfitt Engineer
Tom Elmhirst Engineer
Matt Coonrod Artwork
Wil Malone Arranger, String Arrangements
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic Seal

    This album is excellent! It is classic Seal. Its been a while, but it was definitely worth the wait. "State of Grace", "Just Like You," "Lost My Faith," song after song you can't lose. I rate it up there with his first album and the "Kiss from a Rose" album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Seal's ''other'' album worthy of equal praise

    If someone were to ask me to name my favorite album, Seal's first would unquestionably be it. However, Human Being would be in the top 10, if not number 2. The unique, organic yet futuristic, relaxing sounds of the songs are a perfect escape from a sometimes unfair world. Depending on the listener's mood, Human Being can allow the listener to enjoy a triumph or take comfort in the fact that someone so successful feels the same way. Beyond the feel of the music, however, there is the music itself. The songs are brilliant, most notably ''Lost My Faith'' which is my all time favorite (you may have heard it over the end credits of the movie Entrapment starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones), and State of Grace, which makes me want to sing along every single time I hear it. So, if you're looking for that GREAT album that just lets you unwind, Human Being is it. Sometimes I wish it were twice as long. Absolutely wonderful.

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