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Classic tunes done well,
This review is from: Soul 2 (Audio CD)
You could be mean about this - man produces (BBC) Radio Two album of cover versions - but what's the point? He's got a fantastic voice and these are classic tunes originally hits at the hands of Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Al Green, Teddy Pendergrass et al.
A couple are a little lacklustre but the ones that work, really work, such as "Wishing on a star", "Let's stay together", "Love doesn't live here anymore" and "Lean on me".
In fact, sometimes he's better than the originals because you can make out the lyrics better; some are clever and touching, others cheesy.
"Soul 2" follows his previous album "Soul" and sees him join forces once again with legendary producer Trevor Horn. "Soul" sold shedloads across the world.
From memory I seem to think Seal put out an album himself (maybe it was "Soul") but now he's back on a major label, so presumably his sales made a point for him, in which case well done.