Soul (Seal album)
|Studio album by Seal|
|Released||November 10, 2008|
|Recorded||2008 in United States
(Chartmaker Studios, Capitol Records and Record Plant)
|Label||143, Warner Bros.|
|Producer||David Foster, Jochem van der Saag|
|Singles from Soul|
|The Toronto Star|||
Soul is the sixth studio album by British singer Seal, which was released on 10 November 2008. The album was produced by David Foster, and co-produced, engineered and mixed by Jochem van der Saag. It is made up of cover versions of eleven soul music classics.
The album charted within the top 10 in twelve countries. In the United Kingdom, the album charted at number twelve. As of January 2012, the album had sold 419,841 copies in the UK. The album peaked at number thirteen in the United States on the Billboard 200 albums chart. It has since sold 547,000 copies in the US.
|1.||"A Change Is Gonna Come"||Sam Cooke||3:55|
|2.||"I Can't Stand the Rain"||Ann Peebles, Don Bryant, Bernard Miller||3:35|
|3.||"It's a Man's Man's Man's World"||James Brown, Betty Jean Newsome||3:53|
|4.||"Here I Am (Come and Take Me)"||Al Green, Mabon Hodges||4:10|
|5.||"I've Been Loving You Too Long"||Otis Redding, Jerry Butler||3:08|
|6.||"It's Alright"||Curtis Mayfield||3:47|
|7.||"If You Don't Know Me by Now"||Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff||3:50|
|8.||"Knock on Wood"||Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper||3:22|
|9.||"I'm Still in Love with You"||Al Green, Willie Mitchell, Al Jackson Jr.||4:37|
|10.||"Free"||Henry Redd, Susaye Green, Nathan Watts, Deniece Williams||3:27|
|11.||"Stand by Me"||Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller||4:06|
|12.||"People Get Ready"||Curtis Mayfield||3:35|
Charts and certifications
|Argentina Albums Chart||12|
|Australian Albums Chart||16|
|Austrian Albums Chart||8|
|Greek Albums Chart||7|
|Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)||2|
|Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)||1|
|Canadian Albums Chart||11|
|Dutch Albums Chart||7|
|European Albums Chart||3|
|French Albums Chart||1|
|German Albums Chart||15|
|Italian Albums Chart||5|
|Netherlands Albums Chart||6|
|Spanish Albums Chart||10|
|Swedish Albums Chart||6|
|Swiss Albums Chart||4|
|UK Albums Chart||12|
|U.S. Billboard 200||13|
|U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||4|
|2008||France||SNEP End Of Year Singles||#2|
|2009||France||SNEP End Of Year Singles||#2|
|Swiss Albums Chart||14|
|Austria (IFPI Austria)||Gold||10,000*|
|Belgium (BEA)||2× Platinum||60,000*|
|Canada (Music Canada)||Platinum||80,000^|
|Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)||Platinum||30,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Platinum||300,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
-  Archived 22 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
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- Metacritic score
- Allmusic review
- Billboard review at the Wayback Machine (archived November 15, 2008)
- The Toronto Star review
- Entertainment Weekly review
- PopMatters review
- Robert Christgau review
- Rolling Stone review at the Wayback Machine (archived November 29, 2008)
- Vibe review at the Wayback Machine (archived December 21, 2008)
- http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/apr09/articles/it_0409.htm Article by Paul Tingen on van der Saag's work on Soul, in Sound on Sound magazine
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- "Italian album certifications – Seal – Soul" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Select Album e Compilation in the field Sezione. Enter Seal in the field Filtra. The certification will load automatically
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- "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Seal; 'Soul')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
- "British album certifications – Seal – Soul". British Phonographic Industry. Enter Soul in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
- "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2008". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.