Hits (Seal album)

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Hits
Seal Hits Album Cover.JPG
Greatest hits album by Seal
Released 30 November 2009
Recorded 1991–2009
Genre
Length 79:10 (France)
Label Warner
Seal chronology
Soul
(2008)Soul2008
Hits
(2009)
Commitment
(2010)Commitment2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Hits is a 2009 compilation album by Seal, released by Warner Bros. Records. It is Seal's second compilation album following 2004's Best 1991–2004. The album was released on two formats, a 1-disc standard edition which featured 19 tracks and a 2-disc deluxe edition which featured 34 tracks. Both versions of the album included two new songs "I Am Your Man", composed by Ashford & Simpson and previously recorded by Edwin Starr, Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers and The Four Tops, most notably on their "Live & In Concert" album, and "Thank You Fa Lettin' Me Be Myself", by Sly & The Family Stone.

The cover also serves as the artwork for the 2008 single "It's a Man's Man's Man's World".

The single disc edition tends to include many of the single versions of the songs, whereas the deluxe edition replaces them with the album versions, or as in "The Beginning"'s case, a remix.

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Am Your Man" Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson 4:03
2. "Kiss from a Rose" Seal 4:47
3. "Killer" (radio remix) Guy Sigsworth, Seal 4:17
4. "Crazy" Steve Miller 4:29
5. "Fly Like an Eagle" Mark Batson, Seal 4:14
6. "Love's Divine"   4:34
7. "A Change Is Gonna Come"   3:54
8. "Amazing"   3:02
9. "Get It Together"   4:26
10. "Future Love Paradise"   4:19
11. "My Vision" (featuring Jakatta)   3:43
12. "The Right Life" (single version)   5:16
13. "Prayer for the Dying" (single edit)   4:14
14. "I Can't Stand the Rain"   3:34
15. "Waiting for You"   3:44
16. "The Beginning" (single edit)   4:08
17. "Don't Cry" (single version)   4:29
18. "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"   3:52
19. "Thank You Fa Lettin' Me Be Mice Elf Again"   3:42

French edition[edit]

  1. "I Am Your Man" (new song)
  2. "Kiss from a Rose" (album version)
  3. "Crazy" (single version)
  4. "Love's Divine" (album version)
  5. "Les Mots" – Mylène Farmer and Seal (single version)
  6. "A Change Is Gonna Come" (album version)
  7. "Amazing" (album version)
  8. "Killer" (single version)
  9. "Fly Like an Eagle" (album version)
  10. "Get It Together" (single version)
  11. "Future Love Paradise" (album version)
  12. "My Vision" – Jakatta and Seal (single version)
  13. "The Right Life" (single version)
  14. "Prayer for the Dying" (single version)
  15. "I Can't Stand the Rain" (album version)
  16. "Waiting for You" (album version)
  17. "Don't Cry" (single version)
  18. "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" (album version)
  19. "Thank You Fa Lettin' Me Be Mice Elf Again" (new song)

US limited edition[edit]

Disc one
  1. "I Am Your Man" (new song)
  2. "Kiss from a Rose" (album version)
  3. "Crazy" (album version)
  4. "Fly Like an Eagle" (album version)
  5. "Love's Divine" (album version)
  6. "A Change Is Gonna Come" (album version)
  7. "Amazing" (album version)
  8. "Killer" (single version)
  9. "Prayer for the Dying" (album version)
  10. "Get It Together" (album version)
  11. "The Right Life" (remix radio edit)
  12. "Future Love Paradise" (album version)
  13. "Waiting for You" (album version)
  14. "Free" (album version)
  15. "Rolling" (album version)
  16. "Don't Cry" (album version)
  17. "If You Don't Know Me by Now" (album version)
  18. "Thank You Fa Lettin' Me Be Mice Elf Again" (new song)
Disc two
  1. "A Change Is Gonna Come" (DVD)
  2. "I Can't Stand the Rain" (DVD)
  3. "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" (DVD)
  4. "Knock on Wood" (DVD)
  5. "If You Don't Know Me by Now" (DVD)
  6. "I've Been Loving You Too Long" (DVD)
  7. "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" (DVD)
  8. "People Get Ready" (DVD)
  9. "Stand by Me" (DVD)
  10. "Kiss from a Rose" (DVD)
  11. "Crazy" (DVD)
  12. "If You Don't Know Me by Now" (DVD)
  13. "A Change Is Gonna Come" (DVD)
  14. "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" (DVD)
  15. An Interview with David Foster (DVD)

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[15] Gold 35,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[16] Gold 7,500^
United Kingdom (BPI)[17] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Review: Hits". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ultratop". Ultratop.be. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
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  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "Seal - Hits". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  9. ^ Steffen Hung (1977-12-19). "Portuguese charts portal". portuguesecharts.com. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  10. ^ Steffen Hung. "Seal - Hits". spanishcharts.com. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  11. ^ Steffen Hung. "Seal - Hits". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  12. ^ Steffen Hung. "Seal - Hits". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  13. ^ "australian-charts.com – Seal – Hits". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  14. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums 2012". ARIA. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  15. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2011 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  16. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Seal – Hits". Recorded Music NZ. 
  17. ^ "British album certifications – Seal – Hits". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Hits in the search field and then press Enter.

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