Spark Seeker

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Spark Seeker
Studio album by Matisyahu
Released July 17, 2012
Recorded 2011–2012
Genre Reggae, hip hop, electronic
Length 55:31
Label Fallen Sparks
Producer Kool Kojak
Matisyahu chronology
Live at Stubb's, Vol. 2
(2011)
Spark Seeker
(2012)
Spark Seeker: Acoustic Sessions
(2013)
Singles from Spark Seeker
  1. ""Sunshine""
    Released: 2012
  2. ""Live Like A Warrior"[1]"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[4]

Spark Seeker is an album by American reggae singer Matisyahu, which was released on July 17, 2012. It is his fourth studio release, and follows 2009's Light. Spark Seeker debuted at #19 on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 16,000.[5] It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart.[6] The album was recorded in Los Angeles, California, and Tel Aviv, Israel.

The vinyl LP version of the record was pressed at United Record Pressing in Nashville, TN.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Crossroads" (feat. J. Ralph) 5:02
2. "Sunshine"   3:33
3. "Searchin"   4:18
4. "Buffalo Soldier" (feat. Shyne) 4:31
5. "Fire of Freedom"   4:29
6. "Bal Shem Tov"   5:05
7. "I Believe In Love"   4:16
8. "Breathe Easy"   5:01
9. "Summer Wind"   1:52
10. "Live Like a Warrior"   3:54
11. "Tel Aviv'n"   4:52
12. "King Crown of Judah" (feat. Shyne and Ravin Kahalani) 4:02
13. "Shine on You"   4:36

Personnel[edit]

  • Matisyahu – vocals
  • Ravid Khalani – vocals on "King Crown of Judah"
  • Kool Kojak – production
  • J. Ralph – vocals on "Crossroads"
  • Shyne – vocals on "Buffalo Soldier" and "King Crown of Judah"
  • Rabbi Hagay Batzri – Vocals, vocals (background)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
U.S. The Billboard 200 19
U.S. Top Digital Albums 7
U.S. Top Independent Albums 3
U.S. Top Reggae Albums 1

Spark Seeker: Acoustic Sessions[edit]

Spark Seeker: Acoustic Sessions
EP by Matisyahu
Released January 29, 2013
Recorded 2012
Genre Pop, reggae, hip hop, acoustic
Label Fallen Sparks
Matisyahu chronology
Spark Seeker
(2012)
Spark Seeker: Acoustic Sessions
(2013)
Five7Seven2 Live
(2013)

On January 29, 2013, Matisyahu released Spark Seeker: Acoustic Sessions, a six-song EP that features acoustic versions of songs from Spark Seeker. The iTunes versions includes an exclusive seventh track, "Silence."

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Crossroads"   4:31
2. "Live Like a Warrior"   3:21
3. "Sunshine"   4:24
4. "Searchin"   2:55
5. "Bal Shem Tov"   3:47
6. "I Believe in Love"   5:28
7. "Silence" (iTunes exclusive) 6:08

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Live Like A Warrior" on YouTube
  2. ^ Jeffries, David (2012-07-17). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  3. ^ "Sputnikmusic review". Sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  4. ^ "Consequence of Sound review". Consequenceofsound.net. 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  5. ^ Kaufman, Gil (July 25, 2012). "Life Is Good For Nas Atop Billboard Charts". MTV. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/309981/matisyahu/chart
  7. ^ "Matisyahu – Spark Seeker – Fallen Sparks Records". Facebook. June 22, 2012. Retrieved October 20, 2014.