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Seal [1994]

Seal [1994]

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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: 01/13/2008
Label: Warner Bros Uk
UPC: 0745099625627
catalogNumber: 996256
Rank: 54665


  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,Musician
Jeff Beck   Musician
Joni Mitchell   Vocals
Derek Watkins   Musician
Dick Morgan   Musician
William Orbit   Musician
Ian Thomas   Musician
D'Influence   Musician
Anne Dudley   Musician
Mark Berrow   Musician
Mike Brittain   Musician
Chris Bruce   Musician
Betsy Cook   Musician
Laurence Cottle   Musician
Richard Cottle   Musician
Charley Drayton   Musician
Andy Duncan   Musician
Roger Garland   Musician
Wilfred Gibson   Musician
Trevor Horn   Musician
Luis Jardim   Musician
Paul Kegg   Musician
Chris Laurence   Musician
Helen Liebmann   Musician
Martin Loveday   Musician
Rita Manning   Musician
Harvey Mason   Musician
Andy Newmark   Musician
Peter Oxer   Musician
Pino Palladino   Musician
Anthony Pleeth   Musician
Maciej Rakowski   Musician
Carmen Rizzo   Musician
George Robertson   Musician
Robert Smissen   Musician
Phil Spalding   Musician
Tony Stanton   Musician
David Theodore   Musician
Tim Weidner   Musician
Barry Wilde   Musician
Gota Yashiki   Musician
Bill Benham   Musician
Sam Maitland   Musician
David "Olo" Oladunni   Musician
Sarah Webb   Musician
W. Garfield-Jackson   Musician
Patrick Kiernan   Musician
Boguslaw Kostecki   Musician
Eddie Roberts   Musician
Jackie Shave   Musician
Mike de Saulles   Musician
John Pigneguy   Musician
Judd Procter   Musician
Joseph "Amp" Fiddler   Musician
Perry Montague-Mason   Musician
Nicholas Busch   Musician
Pandit Dinesh   Musician
Gavin Wright   Musician
Roger Smith   Musician
Katie Wilkinson Khoroshunin   Musician
Benedict Cruft   Musician
James McLeod   Musician
Jonathan Evans-Jones   Musician
Mark Mann   Musician

Technical Credits

Seal   Composer
Anne Dudley   String Arrangements
Sean Chennery   Engineer
Steve Fitzmaurice   Engineer
Trevor Horn   Producer
Steve MacMillan   Engineer
Graeme Perkins   Arranger
Carmen Rizzo   Programming,Engineer
Tim Weidner   Programming,Engineer
Paul Wright   Engineer
Robin Barclay   Engineer
Eric Cadieux   Programming
Isidore   Composer
Gregg Jackmann   Engineer
Melvoin   Composer
Wil Malone   String Arrangements
John Wadlow   Management

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