A Change Is Gonna Come
I Can't Stand The Rain
It's A Man's Man's Man's World
Here I Am (Come And Take Me)
I've Been Loving You Too Long
If You Don't Know Me By Now
Knock On Wood
I'm Still In Love With You
Stand By Me
People Get Ready
Play.com ReviewR&B sensation, Seal, ventures back in time to cover a selection of the soul genre's greatest tracks on his sixth studio album, Soul. Delivering an alluring mixture of the distinct emotional vocals and unique arrangements that have made him a Grammy Award winner, Seal presents a timeless and sincere album that marks the perfect coming together of both man and material.Since he burst into the music scene in the early nineties, Seal has continuously graced the UK charts with blistering hits. With these celebrated songs, including the acclaimed 'Kiss From A Rose' and 'Crazy', he has shown that he is a talented solo artist that can transcend genres with his powerful voice. Now with Soul, the singer-songwriter steps away from belting out his original material, to interpret and reinvent some of the world's best loved tracks. Opening with R&B legend Sam Cooke's 'A Change Is Gonna Come', Seal unveils his seductive adaptations with stone-cold aplomb. While the Ann Peebles' guitar laden 'I Can't Stand The Rain' gives Seal an opportunity to ignite his rockier side, the funky version of Deniece Williams' bass laden 'Free' is an up-tempo party track that bristles with '70s inspired sounds. Going on to confidently tackle one of the world's most recognised songs with Ben E. King's 'Stand By Me', Seal brings the classic track into the modern day with confident chord progressions and husky, quavering vocals. As the spine-tingling versions of Al Green's 'I'm Still In Love With You' and James Brown's 'It's A Man's Man's Man's World', regain the essence of the genre in hauntingly brooding style, the sensual love songs of Otis Redding's 'I've Been Loving You Too Long' and Kenny Gamble's 'If You Don't Know Me By Now' add a touch of romance to emphasise the contemporary interpretation that has been taken with this album. By reigniting the classic tracks with a modern twist Seal has reinvented their sound to make them his own without losing any of their initial charm.The subtle yet effective production work of fifteen-time Grammy Award winning record producer David Foster brings Soul to life. By underlining each track with earthy, organic arrangements and funky beats that allow focus to be placed on Seal's caressing vocals, the songs are interpreted in a way that enhances their inspirational feel without losing any effect. Regaining all of the enthusiasm and familiarity that lay within the original recordings, Seal presents a passion-filled album that is a fitting tribute to the great soul songs of all time.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 27/02/2009 19:41:27
Never listened to Seal before hearing the 'Barack Obama' song on Radio 2, (A Change is Gonna Come) which made me want to hear more, and am I glad I did! Seal has a fantastic voice and the musical arrangements add to the whole soul soundi.It's a 'must have' cd - not one duff track. Defy anyone not to enjoy it!
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 19/12/2008 18:30:42
if u like soul u will love this!!! really mellow. nice dinner and smoochie with loved one is what this cd needs
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 04/12/2008 12:07:33
Having been impressed with system, I bought this knowing it was a series of covers of old songs. Sorry but it just doesn't do anything for me at all.I just found myself reaching for the next track button! Michael Boulton did a similar CD years ago and in my view that was miles better.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 19/11/2008 16:24:54
This album is so good ,have not stopped listening to it, brings back memories, have never really been a Seal fan, but he has excelled himself with this one Brilliant!!!
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 18/11/2008 13:11:37
Brilliant album listened to it today at work fantastic........never really been a seal or soul fan but will be buying this one x
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 08/11/2008 07:26:57
This is pure soul music comparing seal to sam cooke otis readding wilson pickit style in the 60s is a gift of talent this guy has got the lot fantastic voice musical phrasing and clear sharp sound
This is a cd for a collector in the 60s area such as myself
Lovely memories of good soul music and happy times
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: jazzyman on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
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