Seal (1994 album)

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Seal
Studio album by Seal
Released May 23, 1994 [1]
Genre Soul, R&B, pop
Length 50:29
Label Zang Tumb Tuum
Sire (US)
Producer Trevor Horn
Seal chronology
Seal
(1991)
Seal
(1994)
Human Being
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (dud)[2]
Entertainment Weekly A[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]

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Seal (sometimes referred to as Seal II to avoid confusion with the 1991 album of the same name) is the second self-titled album of singer Seal. The album was released in 1994 on ZTT/Sire Records.

The image on the cover has since become nearly synonymous with Seal, in that it has appeared on several singles covers and was reused for his greatest hits album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Bring It On"   Chris Bruce, Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin, Carmen Rizzo, Augustus Isidore, Seal 3:58
2. "Prayer for the Dying"   Isidore, Seal 5:30
3. "Dreaming in Metaphors"   Isidore, Seal 5:52
4. "Don't Cry"   Seal 6:17
5. "Fast Changes"   Isidore, Seal 5:42
6. "Kiss from a Rose"   Seal 4:47
7. "People Asking Why"   Seal 4:45
8. "Newborn Friend"   Seal 4:05
9. "If I Could" (duet with Joni Mitchell) Seal 4:16
10. "I'm Alive"   Coleman, Melvoin, Rizzo, Isidore, Seal 4:02
11. "Bring It On" (Reprise) Bruce, Coleman, Melvoin, Rizzo, Isidore, Seal 1:15

Singles[edit]

UK[edit]

Release date Title Peak
1994-05-099 May 1994 "Prayer for the Dying" 14
1994-07-1818 July 1994 "Kiss from a Rose" 20
1994-10-2424 October 1994 "Newborn Friend" 45
1995-07-033 July 1995 "Kiss from a Rose"/"I'm Alive" 4
1995-11-2727 November 1995 "Don't Cry"/"Prayer for the Dying" 51
1996-03-055 March 1996 "Don't Cry" (remix)

References[edit]

Preceded by
I Say I Say I Say by Erasure
UK number one album
4 June 1994 – 17 June 1994
Succeeded by
Real Things by 2 Unlimited