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Sealed with a Kiss,
This review is from: Seal 6: Commitment (Audio CD)
It is hard for me listen to Seal and not be stirred in some way. He may very well be the only dude who can make me cry ;) I have to say that the first 3 Seal albums for me were nothing short of brilliant. Trevor Horn, in my humble opinion, is really what made Seal and his unique sound, well...uniquely Seal's. Since then his work has seemed a bit disjointed for me, still great but not quite as cohesive between the lyrics and the music and the general flow of the album. I have heard several cuts off the Commitment album and it seems that Seal is back on track. No doubt influenced by his charmed life (and yes I mean Heidi ;) I really was struck by the subtle euro-funk of When I lie, and the epic show tune quality Weight of My Mistakes thus far and am eager to hear the rest of the album. The best thing about the first 3 Seal albums for me was the less is more approach and despite the grand production this album is likely to have at the hands of Foster it sounds like it has struck a good middle ground. With all of that said I don't know if this will make you a Seal fan but you may never hear a voice and orchestration as unique as this and that in of itself is worth investing in this album.