System (album)

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System
Seal System Album Cover.JPG
Studio album by
Released12 November 2007
Genre
Length47:22
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerStuart Price
Seal chronology
One Night to Remember
(2006)
System
(2007)
Soul
(2008)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic64/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[3]
IM3/5 stars[4]
The Observer(favorable)[5]
Okayplayer4/5 stars[6]
PopMatters7/10 stars[7]
Q2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[8]
Slant2.5/5 stars[9]
Uncut2/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic3/5[10]

System is the fifth studio album by British soul/R&B singer Seal, released on 12 November 2007. In his online blog, Seal described the album as a return to his dance roots and his best album since his debut.[11] However, it is his lowest-selling album to date in the US, selling 155,000 copies in the first year of its release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics are written by Seal.

No.TitleMusicLength
1."If It's in My Mind, It's on My Face"Seal, Eric Schermerhorn, Stuart Price5:11
2."Amazing" (Thin White Duke Edit)Seal3:27
3."Just Like Before"Seal, Schermerhorn, Price4:42
4."Loaded"Seal, Bill Bottrell, Price5:20
5."Wedding Day" (Duet with Heidi Klum)Seal, Schermerhorn, Price3:57
6."System"Seal, Schermerhorn3:48
7."Dumb"Seal, Christopher Bruce, Schermerhorn4:12
8."The Right Life"Seal, Price5:09
9."Rolling"Seal, Schermerhorn4:30
10."Immaculate"Seal4:04
11."Amazing"Seal3:02
UK iTunes Store bonus tracks[13] / Japanese bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
12."Amazing" (Kaskade Remix)6:33
13."Amazing" (Bill Hamel Vocal Mix)9:07

Jennifer24 [14]

US iTunes Store bonus tracks[15]
No.TitleLength
12."The Right Life" (Eddie Amador's Backroom Stripped Mix)8:21
13."Amazing" (Bill Hamel Vocal Edit)5:02
14."Amazing" (Kaskade Remix)6:34
15."Killer" (Live in Germany)6:32
16."Crazy" (Live in Germany)5:25
17."Get It Together" (Live in Germany)5:20
18."Amazing" (Bill Hamel Stripped Mix)8:39
19."Interview: The Making of System" (Pre-order bonus track)5:00

Charts and certifications[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
France (SNEP)[33] Gold 75,000*
Germany (BVMI)[34] Gold 100,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[35] Gold 15,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Critic reviews from". Metacritic.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Neil Drumming (9 November 2007). "Entertainment Weekly review". Ew.com.
  4. ^ IM review
  5. ^ Paul Flynn (10 November 2007). "The Observer review". The Guardian. London.
  6. ^ "Okayplayer review". 15 December 2007. Archived from the original on 15 December 2007.
  7. ^ Joseph, Mike. "PopMatters review". Popmatters.com.
  8. ^ Seal (29 November 2007). "Album reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 23 November 2007.
  9. ^ "Slant review". Slantmagazine.com. 10 November 2007.
  10. ^ "Seal: System". Sputnikmusic. sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Blog Archive » SEAL-REPORT". Seal. 5 June 2007. Archived from the original on 17 November 2007. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  12. ^ "Seal Sings From His "Soul" On New Album". Billboard. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  13. ^ "iTunes – Music – System by Seal". iTunes Store. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  14. ^ "Supplemental Information 2: Bayesian tag retention/tag observation code (A)". dx.doi.org. doi:10.7717/peerj.9630/supp-2. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  15. ^ "iTunes – Music – System (Bonus Track Version) by Seal". iTunes Store. Archived from the original on 25 October 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
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  17. ^ "Ultratop.be – Seal – System" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
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  19. ^ "ČNS IFPI". Hitparáda – TOP50 Prodejní (in Czech). IFPI Czech Republic. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  20. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Seal – System" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  21. ^ "Lescharts.com – Seal – System". Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  22. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Seal – System" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  23. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Seal – System". Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  24. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Seal – System". Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  25. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  26. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Seal – System". Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  27. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Seal – System". Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  28. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Seal – System". Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  29. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  30. ^ "Seal Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  31. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 2007". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  32. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts". GfK Entertainment (in German). offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  33. ^ "Les Certifications 2007" (in French). InfoDisc. Archived from the original on 23 December 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  34. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Seal; 'System')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  35. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Seal; 'System')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.

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