Seal To Release Album Of Covers, 'Soul,' Nov. 11
"Someone once said '...the album will sound like the time you had making it'... Never before has it been as true as in the process of recording this record," Seal said. "Although David and I had been acquaintances before, we'd never quite managed to work together. Upon doing so, I was quick to realize that I was in the presence of true greatness. I've worked with a lot of producers before, but never have I come across anyone as naturally gifted and knowledgeable as David. If you are fortunate enough to have that combination, then you find that the album-making process tends to go very swiftly, making this the smoothest and most enjoyable album I have ever made. And if you are exceptionally fortunate, you find yourself also having made a great friend. I cannot thank him enough."
"I've made a lot of records in my time, but I've never enjoyed the recording experience more than I have with Seal. I think he's the only singer on the planet that could do this album, bringing something new and fresh to these classics, paying tremendous respect to their heritage, but, at the same time, owning them and making them uniquely 'Seal.' He was born to sing these songs and all we've got to do is hang on for what is going to be a 'killer' ride," David Foster said.
The London-born singer first emerged from Britain's house music scene in the early '90s providing vocals and lyrics for techno artist Adamski's 1990 hit "Killer." The Top Ten debut single, "Crazy," followed and Seal would go on to earn critical acclaim and worldwide commercial success over four albums. Seal's prodigious vocal gifts — his soaring, husky baritone that has become a signature on such hits as "Prayer for the Dying," "Kiss From a Rose," and "Don't Cry" — amplify the emotion he brings to a song.
1. A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
2. I Can't Stand The Rain - Ann Peebles
3. It's A Man's Man's Man's World - James Brown
4. Here I Am (Come and Take Me) - Al Green
5. I've Been Loving You Too Long - Otis Redding
6. It's Alright - The Impressions
7. If You Don't Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
8. Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
9. I'm Still In Love With You - Al Green
10. Free - Deniece Williams
11. Stand By Me - Ben E. King
12. People Get Ready - Curtis Mayfield
Listen to the evocative first single, "A Change is Gonna Come":
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