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Human Being
     

Human Being

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by Seal
 

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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,

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/17/1998
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624682820
catalogNumber:
46828

Tracks

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
Richard Lowe   Engineer
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
Melanie Nissen   Art Direction
Dave McCracken   Programming
Michael Perfitt   Engineer
Tom Elmhirst   Engineer
Matt Coonrod   Artwork
Gregg Jackmann   Engineer
Wil Malone   Arranger,String Arrangements

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Human Being 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.