Seal [1994]

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All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Fresh from his 1991 self-titled debut, Seal followed with another self-titled release. And true to form, it's another stunning work, although it becomes clear that a musical maturation has taken place. Produced by ex-Buggles frontman Trevor Horn Pet Shop Boys, ABC, Yes, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Seal is far more enchanting than his debut. True, Seal is a bit too relaxed at times, but aside from that criticism, the record is lush with harmonies and over-the-top melodies. "Don't Cry" flows with the luxuriant vibes of a hushed vocal and a bellowing string arrangement. Seal showcases his collaborative talent with "If I Could," a duet featuring Canadian folkie Joni ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Fresh from his 1991 self-titled debut, Seal followed with another self-titled release. And true to form, it's another stunning work, although it becomes clear that a musical maturation has taken place. Produced by ex-Buggles frontman Trevor Horn Pet Shop Boys, ABC, Yes, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Seal is far more enchanting than his debut. True, Seal is a bit too relaxed at times, but aside from that criticism, the record is lush with harmonies and over-the-top melodies. "Don't Cry" flows with the luxuriant vibes of a hushed vocal and a bellowing string arrangement. Seal showcases his collaborative talent with "If I Could," a duet featuring Canadian folkie Joni Mitchell. "Kiss from a Rose" and "Prayer for the Dying" established Seal as a household name after both became radio and television mainstays. The soul is there, hauntingly similar to singer Terence Trent D'Arby. But what's so unique about Seal is his gift of transforming free-flowing songs into quick dancefloor tracks with a transcendent step into musical magic. His voice has a spell like that, and his second album reflects such skills.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/31/1994
  • Label: Sire / London/Rhino
  • UPC: 093624541523
  • Catalog Number: 45415
  • Sales rank: 10,898

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bring It On (3:57)
  2. 2 Prayer For the Dying (5:30)
  3. 3 Dreaming in Metaphors (5:51)
  4. 4 Don't Cry (6:17)
  5. 5 Fast Changes (5:41)
  6. 6 Kiss From a Rose (4:47)
  7. 7 People Asking Why (4:45)
  8. 8 Newborn Friend (4:04)
  9. 9 If I Could (4:16)
  10. 10 I'm Alive (4:01)
  11. 11 Bring It on (Reprise) (1:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Seal Primary Artist
Jeff Beck Guitar
Pino Palladino Bass
Technical Credits
Seal Composer, Contributor
Derek Watkins Contributor
Dick Morgan Contributor
William Orbit Contributor
Ian Thomas Contributor
D'Influence Contributor
Anne Dudley Contributor
Mark Berrow Contributor
Mike Brittain Contributor
Chris Bruce Contributor
Sean Chennery Engineer
Lisa Coleman Contributor
Betsy Cook Contributor
Laurence Cottle Contributor
Richard Cottle Contributor
Ben Cruft Contributor
Charley Drayton Contributor
Andy Duncan Contributor
Steve Fitzmaurice Engineer
Roger Garland Contributor
Wilfred Gibson Contributor
Trevor Horn Producer
Guy Isidore Contributor
Greg Jackman Engineer
Luis Jardim Contributor
Paul Kegg Contributor
Chris Laurence Contributor
Helen Liebmann Contributor
Martin Loveday Contributor
Steve MacMillan Engineer
Rita Manning Contributor
Harvey Mason Sr. Contributor
Wendy Melvoin Contributor
Jamie Muhoberac Contributor
Andy Newmark Contributor
Peter Oxer Contributor
John Pignegny Contributor
Anthony Pleeth Contributor
Judd Proctor Contributor
Maciej Rakowski Contributor
Carmen Rizzo Programming, Engineer, Contributor
George Robertson Contributor
Robert Smissen Contributor
Phil Spalding Contributor
Tony Stanton Contributor
David Theodore Contributor
Tim Weidner Engineer, Contributor
Barry Wilde Contributor
Kate Wilkinson Contributor
Gavyn Wright Contributor
Paul Wright Engineer
Gota Yashiki Contributor
Bill Benham Contributor
Dinesh Contributor
Sam Maitland Contributor
David "Olo" Oladunni Contributor
Sarah Webb Contributor
Harry Montague-Mason Contributor
Michael DeSaulles Contributor
Robin Barclay Engineer
Nick Busch Contributor
Jon Evans-Jones Contributor
W. Garfield-Jackson Contributor
Patrick Kiernan Contributor
Boguslaw Kostecki Contributor
Eddie Roberts Contributor
Jackie Shave Contributor
Amp Fiddler Contributor
Marc Mann Programming, Contributor
Roger Smith Contributor
Seal Henry Samuel Composer
James McLeod Contributor
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Listen to this sweetie

    nice

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sweetness

    I recently found some Seal music on Kazaa, so i went out and bought this album to as to be legal. I love it. Kissed By A Rose is a sweet song.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wrestling Hearts

    Wrestling hearts. Resolve, resounding voice, empath for scars, long suffered refuge. Fleeting moments, of someone I thought I once was. A place, of somewhere I thought I once knew. Gathering obscurity, Truth out of abstracts, Weeping tears, washed by pouring beauty of liquid sound. Be Still,Know He is God. Seal an Eternal friend.

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