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Live in Paris
     

Live in Paris

by Seal
 
In the case of Seal's Live in Paris, the CD with packed-in DVD format turns what would be a mediocre live album release into a desirable package. The DVD is by far the highlight of the set, since Seal's live show doesn't vary drastically from his recordings. There's very little improvisation and the arrangements stick as closely to the

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In the case of Seal's Live in Paris, the CD with packed-in DVD format turns what would be a mediocre live album release into a desirable package. The DVD is by far the highlight of the set, since Seal's live show doesn't vary drastically from his recordings. There's very little improvisation and the arrangements stick as closely to the album versions as a five-piece can, which is a compliment since carrying off Trevor Horn's ambitious productions with a small combo is no small feat. The CD also disappoints by chopping off Seal's versions of "Hey Joe" and "Deep Water," an intimate encore that looks and sounds triumphant on the DVD. Consider the CD a freebie for fans away from their televisions and consider the DVD first. The concert is captured well with shots around Paris and bits of Seal backstage tastefully inserted into the main program. The cameramen seem a little more infatuated with the female concertgoers than they should be, but not at the expense of the show, which is captured brilliantly from all angles. Seal's pleasant exchanges with the audience add the warm charisma missed on the CD, and while his voice isn't in A+ condition for the show, it doesn't crack and survives every demanding, dramatic ballad just fine. Live albums are rarely recommendable to anyone but the most devoted fans, but with the DVD, Live in Paris rises above being a throwaway, stopgap release.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/07/2005
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624897927
catalogNumber:
48979
Rank:
70574

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Seal   Primary Artist
Chris Bruce   Bass
Deron Johnson   Keyboards
Eric Schermerhorn   Guitar
Ramy Antoun   Drums

Technical Credits

Seal   Composer
Irving Azoff   Executive Producer
Chris Bruce   Composer
Alan Griffiths   Composer
Thomas Newman   Composer
Mark Batson   Composer
Kim Biggs   Art Direction
John Baruck   Producer
Tom Consolo   Producer
David Harlan   Art Direction
Martyn Atkins   Director
Ric Salmon   Composer
James Pluta   Producer
Billy Roberts   Composer
John Beug   Executive Producer
Nancy Gabriele   Executive Producer
Susan Markheim   Producer

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