Seal [1991]

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
London singer/songwriter Seal certainly made a name for himself with his eponymous debut despite the comparison to fellow London mate, the raspy soul Terence Trent D'Arby. But Seal is more relaxed, and his craftsmanship is delicate and well defined. Lyrical depictions are light, songwriting is personal, and production credits are most impressive. With star-studded work from both Trevor Horn Tina Turner, the Art of Noise, Rod Stewart and Trevor Rabin Yes, John Miles, Seal is surely a critical hit. Becoming a mainstream radio mainstay for the summer of 1991, the single "Crazy" carried heavy notoriety for Seal and instantly made him a household name. His collaborative ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
London singer/songwriter Seal certainly made a name for himself with his eponymous debut despite the comparison to fellow London mate, the raspy soul Terence Trent D'Arby. But Seal is more relaxed, and his craftsmanship is delicate and well defined. Lyrical depictions are light, songwriting is personal, and production credits are most impressive. With star-studded work from both Trevor Horn Tina Turner, the Art of Noise, Rod Stewart and Trevor Rabin Yes, John Miles, Seal is surely a critical hit. Becoming a mainstream radio mainstay for the summer of 1991, the single "Crazy" carried heavy notoriety for Seal and instantly made him a household name. His collaborative effort with Adamski for "Killer" was a massive club hit thanks to its Hi-NRG strength, but house elements are showcased other album tracks such as "The Beginning." Seal is not necessarily a dance innovator, but he makes for a select crossover artist with impeccable talent worthy of heavy acclamation and critical recognition. The general mood captured on his debut album is refreshing for the early-'90s mediocrity of post-hair metal and manufactured synth bands. His music was a major force throughout the decade and well into the new millennium. With Trevor Horn at his side, it's undeniable. Together they go for exactly what Seal is looking for: the beauty, desire, and simplicity in creating a new sound. Seal is the face and Horn is the face behind it all.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/11/1991
  • Label: Sire / London/Rhino
  • UPC: 075992662727
  • Catalog Number: 26627
  • Sales rank: 36,355

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Beginning (5:40)
  2. 2 Deep Water (5:57)
  3. 3 Crazy (5:56)
  4. 4 Killer (6:22)
  5. 5 Whirlpool (3:58)
  6. 6 Future Love Paradise (4:20)
  7. 7 Wild (5:28)
  8. 8 Show Me (5:59)
  9. 9 Violet (8:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Seal Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Trevor Rabin Guitar
Mars Lasar Keyboards
Curt Bisquera Drums
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Andy Duncan Saxophone
Luis Jardim Percussion, Drums
Pino Palladino Bass
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Bruce Woolley Keyboards
Technical Credits
Trevor Rabin Contributor
Keith LeBlanc Contributor
Maria Vidal Contributor
Anne Dudley Arranger, String Arrangements
Mars Lasar Programming
Curt Bisquera Contributor
Paulinho Da Costa Contributor
Richard Cottle Contributor
Andy Duncan Contributor
Denny Fongheiser Contributor
Robin Hancock Engineer, Contributor
Trevor Horn Producer, Contributor
Guy Isidore Contributor
Greg Jackman Engineer
Randall Jacobs Contributor
Luis Jardim Contributor
Chester Kamen Contributor
Steve MacMillan Engineer
Mark Mancina Contributor
Gary Maughn Contributor
Ian Morrow Contributor
Jamie Muhoberac Contributor
Steve Pearce Contributor
Tony Phillips Engineer
John "J.R." Robinson Contributor
Chrissie Scheft Contributor
Chrissy Shefts Contributor
Guy Sigsworth Contributor
Damo Suzuki Contributor
Ren Swan Engineer
Tim Weidner Engineer
Doug Wimbish Contributor
Bruce Woolley Contributor
Gota Yashiki Contributor
Mac Mill Engineer
Gregg Jackman Engineer
Seal Henry Samuel Composer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    First Outing Perfection

    A true masterpiece from start to finish. This man has more soul pound for pound than any singer around, and his compositions of love and loss make for an ethereal experience with no peer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Music Worthy of Praise!

    There are very few cd's I have that I love to hear from start to finish, over and over but this is definitely one of them! I knew the first time that I heard this cd that Seal would be big and I was quite surprised that he didn't become a more prominent person in the limelight of MTV, VH1 and the music generation of the early 90's. I think if he hadn't been so shy, he would have been. Thank goodness he never sold out for the big bucks though because his words are like ear candy for the soul. You can truly relate to the feelings he expresses and his eloquence blends perfectly with the structure of his melodic, sometimes techno, upbeat rhythms. Often he recounts times that were difficult for him in his life and speaks of mans inhumanities and injustices in the world which, I think most people can relate to in some way or another. I truly believe that he contemplates his music with great forethought before he's able to put pen to paper and this is part of the reason his albums take so long to get to the store shelves. Who cares! The wait is worth it to me! Simply put, his songs are poetry put to music. There's not a single song on this cd that I don't like. It's everything an album should be, it's thoughtful, innovative, up beat, encouraging, soulful, spiritual, and it satisfies but still leaves you with that feeling of exhiliration and anticipation because you can't wait to see what he does next!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZING DEBUT

    This is one of the strongest..most original debut albums I have ever heard..great acoustic guitar, piano and bass throughout!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THIS MAN CAN SANG

    His soulful voice gives a new meaning to good music.all three of his albumns have a meaningful up tempo and he should be given the proper recpect for sanging them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    violet

    very very very very NICE!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Seal's First Remains His Best

    Although Seal has come out with some excellent albums in recent years, his first album is his best. His first hit single, Crazy, beautifully blends futuristic effects and beats with his Godlike, earthy voice, and Whirlpool is deserving of airplay. Every song on the album makes the listener want to hear it again. This is one disc that no music lover can go without.

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