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Soul 2

SealAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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Over the course of a remarkable career that spans more than two decades, Seal has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide and enjoyed success across numerous genres of music. His emotional, romantic love songs such as “Prayer For the Dying,” the Grammy Award-winning “Kiss From A Rose,” and “Don’t Cry,” (all from 1994’s Seal II), and ... Read more in Amazon's Seal Store

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  • Audio CD (January 24, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B005P3NPXG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,624 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Wishing On A Star
2. Love T.K.O.
3. Ooh Baby Baby
4. Let's Stay Together
5. What's Going On
6. Love Don't Live Here Anymore
7. Back Stabbers
8. I'll Be Around
9. Love Won't Let Me Wait
10. Lean On Me
11. Oh Girl

Editorial Reviews

2012 album from the British vocalist. After the success of his platinum-selling album Soul, Seal has now turned his attention to classic '70s Soul records for this follow-up. Bringing his recognizable voice to tracks such as Rose Royce's 'Wishing On A Star' and Bill Withers' 'Lean On Me', Seal brings soul back to Soul music.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
On 2008's Soul, Seal went through the '60s soulbook with the assistance of producer David Foster.
For its 2011 sequel, Seal moves on a decade and brings in Trevor Horn to helm its 11 tracks (sometimes in conjunction with Foster and his cohort Jochem van der Saag), a result that perhaps freshens proceedings up a bit but doesn't change them markedly.
Soul 2 remains a faithful re-creation of classic soul, Horn applying a new coat of paint to the original arrangements, ensuring that this is a fresh, glistening environment for Seal.
The singer doesn't pop against this backdrop, he blends into his surroundings, sounding as immaculately tailored as the instrumentation, never pushing the tunes away from the melodies you know by heart.
While that might not make for especially compelling listening, it's certainly pleasant either as nostalgia or as high-end lifestyle music. S.T. Erlewine

Best tracks: "Love T.K.O", "Let's Stay Together", "I'll Be Around".

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24 of 31 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Whirlpool. February 9, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you had told me in the summer of 1991, in the midst of listening to Seal's "Crazy" and his self-titled debut, that one day he would devolve into schmaltz I would have said fat chance. Yet, 20 years on, here is the nadir of Seal's career. His third dud recording in a row. This, and his previous two albums "Commitment" and "Soul" are void of anything interesting. It's as if Seal has been castrated, or an imposter put in his place--some robot on autopilot. His last good album was "System". Why? Well, Seal should always be surrounded by electronics--that's where he sounds best. Forget schmaltz master producer David Foster--I mean look what he did to Chicago in the 1980's. He killed a once great band dead with his balladry and sterile production values.

If Trevor Horn did much on "Soul 2" it's not evident. It feels like David Foster through and through. The only good thing about "Soul 2" is Seal's vocals. I particularly thought he handled "Ooh Baby Baby" and "What's Going On" extremely well in terms of how controlled his vocals were.

The problem here will be beaten to death--these cover versions do nothing. Why even make them? I mean, really? They are worthless. They do not even come close to the originals, and no one tried to do something unique with any of them. Cue Starbucks background music now. That's what Seal's music has become--a coaster to rest your coffee beverage on.

I don't like being so negative about an artist, but this irks me to no end. Seal was once a great artist and he has totally taken an about face with his career. I don't care how many copies he sells, the fact remains that his last three albums (this one included) have been utterly forgettable. I hope Seal reads his customers' reviews here, because he needs a kick in the pants.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My husband and I were Wowwed January 10, 2013
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We've been following Seal for a number of years and we we're blown away by his renditions of old classics....like 'What's Goin On' and 'Love TKO' This is a great album to buy if you're over 45 and love great music!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Daryl
Format:Audio CD
This follow-up to Seal's massively successful 2008 anthology of soul classics extends that album's largely Sixties orientation into the Seventies, with covers of standards by such as Al Green, Marvin Gaye and Bill Withers.
With Trevor Horn sharing production duties with David Foster, the arrangements are impeccable.
But while Seal's voice is a natural fit, it's hard to discern what these versions add, given their general faithfulness to the originals.
Some songs are virtually uncoverable: the lushly orchestrated "What's Going On" loses the ethereal quality of Marvin Gaye's, for instance.
And the lack of variation is wearing: after a while, I was desperate for someone to bring the funk in true Seventies style, but all I got was neatly coiffed covers of Detroit Spinners, Delfonics and Chi-Lites. A. Gill
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you loved Soul January 6, 2013
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You'll probably like this album as well. I found this CD a bit lacking, when compared to SOUL, but Soul 2 is still a VERY good CD. It definitely has a more funk feel to it. Worth it.
Give it a listen
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New vs Old School...... January 4, 2013
By SDB
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I really never listened to any of Seal's music but when I heard a few of the old school songs that he re-made, I thought WOW he really did this CD justice! New School vs Old School....can't wait for the next one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculously Wonderful! May 19, 2012
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Seal has really found his strength in singing these classic R&B soul songs. I bought Soul 1 last year and just love it so much. I am overwhelmed with how ridiculously good Soul 2 is. It starts with "I'm Wishing On a Star",and as soon as you hear this song with Seal's smooth voice, you just stop in your tracks. It is so beautifully done. I love this CD so much I have now bought copies for two friends, and now I'm buying one to send to my sister. If you're wondering whether you should buy this CD, the answer is a big YES!!! I can't wait for Soul 3. Enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful gift idea March 12, 2012
Format:Audio CD
I ordered this CD after reading a favorable review in a magazine. My husband loves the classic R&B and I gave this to him as a gift. He LOVES it. He listens to it in his truck and our gameroom. I would recommend Soul 2 to anyone that shares the love of a great talent doing some classics. Great listening.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars love it!
Great assortment of songs. Seal sings them beautifully and makes them sound as good, if not better than originals. Read more
Published 1 month ago by nancy seelig
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!
This album features some of my my favorite songs sung by the amazing Seal. Love this album! Buy this music!!
Published 2 months ago by Brick
5.0 out of 5 stars Seal cd
The price was outstanding and I will order more in the future. I love Seal enjoying this cd very much
Published 2 months ago by Patricia Davis
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay
Not as good as his first Soul album. I think he tries a little too hard to sing in falsetto
Published 4 months ago by Vamptos
5.0 out of 5 stars A great gift to a fan!
This was a present to a dear friend of mine who is a big fan. I never really got to listen of any of the tracks, but she mentioned to that she just love it and was very thriller to... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Dau
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Seal!
Every song is so beautiful. He is a very talented and sexy man. Love his voice and his style. Great!
Published 4 months ago by mary e. byas
5.0 out of 5 stars Soul 2
Seal is a very good soulful artist. Reminds one of singing heard years ago. There is a lot of emotion on his singing.
Published 5 months ago by Losie cooley
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Seal doing Soul
I have album one and now I own album 2. Love his voice and the arrangements are terrific. Seal is super doing these soul standards.
Published 6 months ago by S. Gluck
5.0 out of 5 stars SEAL IS A GREAT ENTERTAINER AS WELL AS SINGER
SAW HIS CONCERT AND HAD TO BUY THIS ALBUM. FULL OF HOT R & B SOUNDS. DELIVERED PROMPTLY AND IN GREAT CONDITION.
Published 8 months ago by nancy trense
5.0 out of 5 stars Good music
Love this music! I have every album of this artist and I look forward to many more soon. Good music!
Published 8 months ago by Dr. Codling
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