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Seal [1994]

Seal [1994]

by Seal Seal
Seal [1994]

Seal [1994]

by Seal Seal


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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: 05/31/1994
Label: Sire / London/Rhino
UPC: 0093624541523
catalogNumber: 45415


  1. Bring It On
  2. Prayer For the Dying
  3. Dreaming in Metaphors
  4. Don't Cry
  5. Fast Changes
  6. Kiss From a Rose
  7. People Asking Why
  8. Newborn Friend
  9. If I Could
  10. I'm Alive
  11. Bring It on (Reprise)

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
Charley Drayton   Contributor
Andy Duncan   Contributor
Steve Fitzmaurice   Engineer
Roger Garland   Contributor
Wilfred Gibson   Contributor
Trevor Horn   Producer
Luis Jardim   Contributor
Paul Kegg   Contributor
Chris Laurence   Contributor
Helen Liebmann   Contributor
Martin Loveday   Contributor
Steve MacMillan   Engineer
Rita Manning   Contributor
Harvey Mason   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
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
W. Garfield-Jackson   Contributor
Gus Isidore   Contributor
Patrick Kiernan   Contributor
Boguslaw Kostecki   Contributor
Eddie Roberts   Contributor
Jackie Shave   Contributor
Amp Fiddler   Contributor
Marc Mann   Programming,Contributor
Gregg Jackmann   Engineer
Nicholas Busch   Contributor
Seal Henry Samuel   Composer
Roger Smith   Contributor
Katie Wilkinson Khoroshunin   Contributor
Benedict Cruft   Contributor
James McLeod   Contributor
Jonathan Evans-Jones   Contributor

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