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All Music Guide - John Bush
Although he worked in funk and blues bands early in his career, Seal is by no means a classic soul singer. He's been virtually everything else, starting with house music in his native London, and later turning to various flavors of adult contemporary and pop music. But the power and sincerity of his voice is indisputably great, which makes him a natural to sing soul music -- where passion and conviction are prerequisites. Soul, his tribute album to the great soul songs of all time, is a sincere, well-considered affair, which comes as a small surprise considering the usual type of tribute album (with an easy-to-market concept and an easy-to-digest list of songs). It's the ...
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All Music Guide - John Bush
Although he worked in funk and blues bands early in his career, Seal is by no means a classic soul singer. He's been virtually everything else, starting with house music in his native London, and later turning to various flavors of adult contemporary and pop music. But the power and sincerity of his voice is indisputably great, which makes him a natural to sing soul music -- where passion and conviction are prerequisites. Soul, his tribute album to the great soul songs of all time, is a sincere, well-considered affair, which comes as a small surprise considering the usual type of tribute album (with an easy-to-market concept and an easy-to-digest list of songs). It's the height of ambition not only to cover "A Change Is Gonna Come," Sam Cooke's landmark of hopeful triumphalism, but to place it as the opening song. Seal's version isn't exactly innovative, but he carries it over well. His other choices fall into either of two slots: the inspirational ballad or the sensual love song. Examples of the former come with Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready" (another civil rights anthem to place alongside "A Change Is Gonna Come"), James Brown's turgid "It's a Man's Man's Man's World," and Ben E. King's "Stand by Me." (The last is the only unwise song selection; it's practically impossible to wring anything new out of that standard.) The other category, the sensual love song, includes Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long," two of Al Green's hits, and one from the Philly soul canon ("If You Don't Know Me by Now"). What makes Soul an overall success isn't just Seal's caressing vocals and obvious knowledge of how to interpret these songs faithfully without drifting away; it's the subtle yet effective production work of 15-time Grammy-winning producer David Foster. Although his work of the 2000s for Michael Bublé and Josh Groban wasn't going to instill hope in the hearts of listeners, he does plenty of good work here, with earthy, organic arrangements and funky beats that are slightly clipped for a contemporary feel. Wisely, he fills in just a few of the portions of each song, relying on most listeners' familiarity with these classics to fill in the gaps. [A Barnes & Noble Exclusive edition was also released, including the bonus track "My Girl."]
Entertainment Weekly - Mikael Wood
As always, Seal sounds great; age has relaxed his singing, and that lends the material an appropriately lived-in vibe. [B]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2008
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624980575
  • Catalog Number: 516911

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Seal Primary Artist
Sharon Bryant Choir, Chorus
David Foster Bass, Piano, Keyboards
Michael Thompson Guitar
Keith Allen Choir, Chorus
Nathan East Bass
Dean Parks Guitar
David Daughtry Choir, Chorus
Tony Wilkins Choir, Chorus
Angela Fisher Background Vocals
Marcus Brown Bass
John "4 Daddman" Robinson Drums
Toyia Barnes Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Teddy Campbell Drums
Angie Fisher Choir, Chorus
Koko Barnes Choir, Chorus
Nita Hutton Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Jason Moralis Choir, Chorus
Brandon Winbush Choir, Chorus
Jochem van der Saag Organ, Synthesizer
Technical Credits
Deniece Williams Composer
Sam Cooke Composer
Steve Cropper Composer
Eddie Floyd Composer
Ben E. King Composer
Otis Redding Composer
Smokey Robinson Composer
David Foster Arranger, Producer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Jerry Leiber Composer
Willie Mitchell Composer
Don Bryant Composer
Don Sebesky Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Kenny Gamble Composer
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Leon Huff Composer
Bernard Miller Composer
Ann Peebles Composer
Hank Redd Composer
Dave Reitzas Engineer
Mike Stoller Composer
Susaye Greene Composer
Nathan Watts Composer
Ronald White Composer
Betty Jean Newsome Composer
Jorge Vivo Engineer, Digital Editing
Ellen Wakayama Art Direction
Jochem van der Saag Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, drum programming, Organ Arrangement, Sound Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WONDERFUL!!!!

    I have been waiting for Seal to sing these songs for a long time. I can't believe all the great songs are on one CD. You must buy this one. This CD really showcases Seal's voice!

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