Seal IV

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Seal IV
SealIV.jpg
Studio album by
Released9 September 2003
Genre
LabelWarner 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.[7] In the United States, it debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200, making it his highest-charting album to date.[8]

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
Australian version bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
13."Love's Divine" (Deepsky club mix)Seal, Mark BatsonHorn, Mark Batson[a], Jesse Scott[b], Jason Blum[b]8:48
French version bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."Les Mots" (Duet with Mylène Farmer)Mylène Farmer, Laurent Boutonnat 

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[a] signifies additional production and remix

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003–2004) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[9] 65
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[10] 7
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 37
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[12] 7
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[13] 17
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[14] 7
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[15] 23
French Albums (SNEP)[16] 5
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[17] 2
Italian Albums (FIMI)[18] 24
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[19] 21
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[20] 23
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[21] 4
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[22] 2
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[23] 1
UK Albums (OCC)[7] 4
US Billboard 200[8] 3

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[24] Platinum 30,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[25] Gold 50,000^
France (SNEP)[26] Platinum 300,000*
Germany (BVMI)[27] 2× Platinum 400,000^
Sweden (GLF)[28] Gold 30,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[29] Platinum 40,000^
United States (RIAA)[30] 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.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "Seal: Seal IV". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Seal Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  9. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (PDF ed.). Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 246.
  10. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Seal – Seal IV" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Seal – Seal IV" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Seal – Seal IV" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  13. ^ "Danishcharts.dk – Seal – Seal IV". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Seal – Seal IV" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  15. ^ "Seal: Seal IV" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  16. ^ "Lescharts.com – Seal – Seal IV". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  17. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Seal – Seal IV" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  18. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Seal – Seal IV". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  19. ^ "Charts.nz – Seal – Seal IV". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  20. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Seal – Seal IV". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  21. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Seal – Seal IV". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  22. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Seal – Seal IV". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  23. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Seal – Seal IV". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  24. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Seal – Seal IV" (in German). IFPI Austria.
  25. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Seal – Seal IV". Music Canada.
  26. ^ "French album certifications – Seal – Seal IV" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  27. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Seal; 'Seal IV')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  28. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2004" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden.
  29. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Seal; 'Seal IV')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  30. ^ "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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