Seal – Seal II (1994/2005) [FLAC 24-88.2]

Seal – Seal II (1994/2005)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88.2kHz  | Time – 01:24:49 minutes | 1,62 GB | Genre: Pop, Soul
Official Digital Download – Source: DVD Audio (Watermarked!) |  © Warner Bros. Records
Recorded: Sarm West Studios, 1993-1994

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. –AllMusic Review by MacKenzie Wilson


1 Bring It On 3:58
2 Prayer For The Dying 5:30
3 Dreaming In Metaphors 5:52
4 Don’t Cry 6:18
5 Fast Changes 5:41
6 Kiss From A Rose 4:48
7 People Asking Why 4:46
8 Newborn Friend 4:04
9 If I Could 4:16
10 I’m Alive 4:02
11 Bring It On (Reprise) 1:16
12 Blues In ‘E’ 3:44
13 Hey Joe (Live) 4:21
14 Newborn Friend (Morales Radio Mix) 3:53
15 I’m Alive (BT & Sasha Mix) 13:48
16 Don’t Cry (Soulpower Radio Remix) 4:23
17 Kiss From A Rose (Kicks From A Rhodes Edit) 4:05

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