Seal IV

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Seal IV
SealIV.jpg
Studio album by Seal
Released 9 September 2003
Genre
Label Warner Bros.
Producer
Seal chronology
Human Being
(1998)
Seal IV
(2003)
Best 1991–2004
(2004)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic56/100 [1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars [2]
Blender4/5 stars [1]
Entertainment WeeklyC [3]
PopMatters6/10 stars [1][4]
Q1.5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars [5]
Uncut2/5 stars [1]
Sputnikmusic3.5/5[6]

Seal IV is the fourth studio album by Seal. It follows the aborted sessions for Togetherland, which was scrapped because Seal thought it was not up to the standard of his previous work.

In the United Kingdom, the album debuted at number four. In the United States, it debuted at number three in the U.S. Billboard 200, making his highest-charting album to date. The album sold over 1 million copies worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

Standard version
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Get It Together"Seal, Mark BatsonTrevor Horn, Mark Batson[a]4:25
2."Love's Divine"Seal, Mark BatsonHorn, Mark Batson[a]4:35
3."Waiting for You"Seal, Mark BatsonHorn, Mark Batson[a]3:44
4."My Vision"Seal, Dave Lee, Rick Salmon, Thomas NewmanHorn4:48
5."Don't Make Me Wait"Seal, Mark BatsonHorn4:32
6."Let Me Roll"Seal, Mark BatsonHorn, Mark Batson[a]3:53
7."Touch"Seal, Mark BatsonHorn, Mark Batson[a]5:22
8."Where There's Gold"Seal, Mark BatsonHorn, Mark Batson[a]5:12
9."Loneliest Star"SealHorn4:06
10."Heavenly... (Good Feeling)"Seal, Alan GriffithsHorn5:02
11."Tinsel Town"SealHorn5:52
12."Get It Together" (Reprise)Seal, Mark BatsonHorn, Mark Batson[a]1:06
Notes
  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[a] signifies additional production and remix

Personnel[edit]

  • Seal - vocals, keyboards, bass guitar, guitar
  • Jamie Muhoberac - keyboards, bass guitar
  • Mark Batson - keyboards, bass guitar, piano, Hammond organ, programming
  • Chris Bruce - bass guitar, guitar
  • Earl Harvin - drums
  • Luís Jardim - percussion
  • Trevor Horn - guitar, piano, bass guitar, keyboards
  • Gus Isidore, Tim Cansfield, Tim Pierce, Heitor Pereira, Steven McDonald - guitar
  • Ian Thomas - drums
  • Charlie Russell - programming
  • Alan Griffiths - programming, guitar
  • Tessa Niles - backing vocals
  • Pete Murray - keyboards, piano
  • Carlos Rios - keyboards
  • Gavyn Wright - strings
  • Nick Ingman, Steve Sidwell - string, horn and choir arrangements

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[7] Platinum 30,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[8] Gold 50,000^
France (SNEP)[9] Platinum 300,000*
Germany (BVMI)[10] 2× Platinum 400,000^
Sweden (GLF)[11] Gold 30,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[12] Platinum 40,000^
United States (RIAA)[13] Gold 500,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Critic reviews from Metacritic
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  4. ^ PopMatters review
  5. ^ "Rolling Stone review". Archived from the original on 6 January 2007. Retrieved 13 August 2007.
  6. ^ "Seal: Seal IV". Sputnikmusic. sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Seal – Seal IV" (in German). IFPI Austria. Enter Seal in the field Interpret. Enter Seal IV in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen. 
  8. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Seal – Seal IV". Music Canada.
  9. ^ "French album certifications – Seal – Seal IV" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  10. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Seal; 'Seal IV')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  11. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2004" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden.
  12. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Seal; 'Seal IV')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  13. ^ "American album certifications – Seal – Seal IV". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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