From the Vault...



© Sire/Warner Bros. Records

Year of Release: 1991

track listing
  • The Beginning
  • Deep Water
  • Crazy
  • Killer
  • Whirlpool
  • Future Love Paradise
  • Wild
  • Show Me
  • Violet

  • WSVNRadio Archives
    A B C D E F G H I J K L M
    N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

    Seal related sites:
    Seal Website
    Previous Review: #1006
    The MC5--Back In The USA
    Next Review: #1008
    Jack Greene & Jeannie Seely--20 All-Time Greatest Hits

    Born Sealhenry Olumide Samuel, Seal's debut album gets the nod of approval this week, as the WSVNRadio Album Pick of the Week. "Crazy" was the biggest hit, as it is a song that everyone remembers, for those who follow popular music.. This hit is a great song, and listening to the rest of his debut, its best to describe Seal's music as Rock, Pop, & Soul. He would later have another big hit, the #1 from the Batman Forever soundtrack, "Kiss From A Rose."

    The album's beginning track, "The Beginning" definitely is a good kickoff song to start the album; a very good Rock-styled song. "Deep Water" is a very good Pop-sounding song, as it blends into a soulful rock tempo towards the end of the song. "Crazy" mixes Pop, Rock & Soul together, as its one of those songs that is never tiring.

    "Killer" has a techno-pop-dance style, as it was a song Seal wrote, and beecame a hit in the U.K. before he recorded his debut. "Whirlpool" slows the pace down, as it has a definite Lenny Kravitz feel. "Future Love Paradise" also has the Lenny Kravitz feel, in a more Rock style.

    "Wild" has a more Pop-Rock style, has a very good tempo beat, and could relate to Lenny Kravitz's music, if Lenny approached the Pop/Dance style. "Show Me" slows the pace again (as it did on his future hit, "Kiss From A Rose"); a very pleasant, moving song. "Violet" is another pleasant song, as it could match Smooth Jazz formats.

    Seal's debut is a great Rock album. His vocals do compare to Lenny Kravitz, yet Seal has a more Pop style, than Kravitz's harder Rock approach. Seal will be enjoyed over and over. There isn't a bad song on this album, it is a very impressive debut. In appearance, his facial scars do look scary. (A skin ailment was the result.) His music is far much more pleasant. Give his debut a spin, it's worth listening to.

    © All rights reserved. Review or any portion may not be reproduced without written permission. Cover art is the intellectual property of Sire/Warner Bros. Records and is used for reference purposes only.

    Previous Review: #1006
    The MC5--Back In The USA
    Next Review: #1008
    Jack Greene & Jeannie Seely--20 All-Time Greatest Hits