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Seal IV [Import]

Seal Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)
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1. Let Me Roll
2. Get It Together
3. Love's Divine
4. Waiting For You
5. My Vision
6. Don't Make Me Wait
7. Touch
8. Where There's Gold
9. Loneliest Star
10. Heavenly...(Good Feeling)
11. Tinsel Town

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After five years and one do-over later, Seal presents a fourth album that finds the singer growing with his audience. The disc’s opener, "Get It Together," melds a quiet "live" moment into a horn-and-string disco number, setting the stage for the rest of the disc, which is largely a nod to Detroit- and Philly-R&B. The British-born musician pulls it off. His rasp and emotive, positive vocals are well suited for the retro stylings he attempts. "Waiting for You" will flood the dance floor, and he’s unafraid to dig deep for the ballads--Marvin Gaye would approve. The funk is real, but saddled with a pop safety net, and the upbeat tracks need a helping hand from a good remixer before they are as compelling as his seminal singles "Killer" and "Crazy." Seal never goes all out in any direction and this coolness, combined with Trevor Horn’s perfectionist production, plants the album inescapably in the realm of adult contemporary (although this is as good as adult contemporary gets). On "Let Me Roll" Seal salutes the album’s influences by proclaiming he’s "not too proud to beg." If that were actually true, the songs would have been that much better for it. --Beth Massa

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5.0 out of 5 stars dkiefer May 20 2004
Format:DVD Audio
I own over 1000 Jazz, Rock and World Music Cds. This album ranks in my top 10 finds for the year. The band is tight! The lyrical content deep and true to form and its a joy to listen to. My wife and I have seen him twice since buying the CD. Do yourself a favor buy the CD.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another great Seal CD Sept. 15 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is a great CD and even though I don't love every single song in it (I don't think this is possible, no matter what CD) there is at least 4 songs that I really love and I have been playing over and over for 2 weeks now.
I am not a big fan of "Get it Together" (the first single), but "Waiting For You" and "My Vision" are, in my opinion, incredibly good and very danceable (I can't wait for the remixes).
I am very happy with my purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Seal Does It Again July 7 2004
Format:Audio CD
It seems that anything Seal sings is destined to be good, and IV is no different. Like his three previous albums the music is top quality, dominated by Seal's powerful voice. The cuts vary from up-tempo R&B to soft ballads. This album is right in the middle of Seal's ability, and although he doesn't reach to try something radically new it is still a great listen.
From the opening notes of piano and Seal's voice on "Get It Together" it is easy to hear this album is worthwhile. Starting with the upbeat dance feel tune of vocal gymnastics, Seal rushes back to the scene. "My Vision" is classic Seal letting his voice carry the beginning of the tune, as the accompaniment is barely noticeable before they jump in with force. The music experiments with different levels of intensity all held together by Seal's voice. He gets back into more R&B sounds with "Let Me Roll." His slow stuff is good too, but how could it not be with a voice like his. "Don't Make Me Wait" is soft yet powerful, and "Love's Divine" follows suit.
Let's face it, we buy Seal albums for his voice. His is one of the best in the business, and even if he played the same music over and over and only changed how he sang, we'd buy it too. The music is the canvas on which he uses his voice to paint vivid pictures of soul and feeling. If you're a Seal fan, this album is definitely worth it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Feels a bit incomplete July 1 2004
Format:Audio CD
Seal's 4th album "Seal IV" is his first since "Human Beeing" in 1998 but it's far from as good as previous albums. He and longtime collaborator Trevor Horn desperately try to make miracles of a album that never reaches above it's potential. Seal's somehow raspy voice is always pleasant to listen to but none of the songs here comes close to classics such as "Prayer For The Dying" "Kiss From a Rose" or "Crazy". They have also tried to make a new sound, a soulish motown sound, which doesn't suit the image of true Seal music. This album is far from bad, with many decent songs like the catchy disco influented "Get it Together" the ballad "Lover's Devine" and up-tempo "My Vision". The sound of many songs are great, but the lyrics fall plain. There aren't songs with magical hooks either. I would have like remixes on a few songs. The potential is there but it Feels a bit incomplete and messy. listen before buying.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing CD!!!! June 17 2004
Format:Audio CD
I can highly recommend this CD to everyone. It is an amazing mix of ballads and more upbeat songs that plays wonderfully in the background at dinner time and at partys or just for you when you enjoy a relaxing evening at home. This is a CD that gets better and better, the more you listen to it. I have to confess that when I listend to it the very first time, I wasn't that impressed but the more I played the CD the better it got. But this is what makes great music, listening to pieces without getting tired of it. I love this CD and I am sure that you won't regret this purchase. WEll Done, Seal ;-))) I am a big fan ;-)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Strong start, weak endurance June 9 2004
Format:Audio CD
Seal returns with several phenominal tracks on his "IV" album, but there are also many flat, detached pieces as well. One of those cd's with great potential for a few top-10 hits, but not worth purchasing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good June 6 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
In rating this album, I was between 3 - 4 stars. It isn't a 3 star album because it does have some great songs on it, yet it barely (for me at least) scores a perfect 4 star rating. This album is a good album, though it isn't the strongest I've ever heard. The first half is stronger than the second half with hits I love such as "Get It Together", "Waiting for you", "Don't Make Me Wait", and "Let Me Roll". "Love's Divine" is OK, 3 stars but I think the above mentioned selections overshadow it. The rest of the songs are OK, not what I consider huge hits, but OK. I admire the fact that Seal, like Prince, Lenny Kravitz, and Alicia Keys does help/writes his own songs. Personally, I recommend this album. 3 1/2 stars I think is appropriate.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't Stop Listening May 19 2004
Format:Audio CD
After listening to one or two of Seal's songs, I decided to check out more of his music ... I've just been listening to this cd online, but I know that I'll buy it asap. I just can't seem to hear it enough!!! The chill groove is great, Seal's voice is smooth and warm, and every song has its own magic, making me want to listen to this cd over and over again. When trying to pick some of the best songs on this cd, I found myself having so much difficulty, bcuz they're all great. A few that do jump out at me though are Waiting For You, Love's Divine and Don't Make Me Wait ... Check out this cd as soon as you can, it's amazing.
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3.0 out of 5 stars i stand corrected!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i am 1 of seal henry samuels biggest admirers and i must admit i submitted my 1st review too hastily.i was expecting,as always,every song to be an equal to any on seal 1. Read more
Published on May 25 2004 by the mook
4.0 out of 5 stars Music that fits the night like a glove
OK, here's the situation: You're having your sweetheart over for a candlelight dinner and all your Bryan Ferry CD's are worn out. Not to fear: Seal is here! Read more
Published on May 17 2004 by Eddie Konczal
4.0 out of 5 stars Springing from a sad & lonely piano
Walking through our local shopping mall into one of the larger catalog stores, the TV overheads were playing the typical hip-hop "I love you baby because you dance so fine... Read more
Published on May 12 2004 by PhiloX
5.0 out of 5 stars What an inspiration!
There's something about this album that makes you want to get up and face the world. It touches that part of you that will never be jaded, that you may have forgotten existed. Read more
Published on April 29 2004 by bravegal
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Pop Artist since Stevie Wonder
It saddens me that after Seal's second release in 1994 he has not gained the attention he deserves. ALL of his albums are masterpieces (including the experimental "Human... Read more
Published on April 27 2004 by The Sesh
4.0 out of 5 stars Great music. Period.
This is an album which reveals more pleasures with each subsequent listen, not unlike his first two albums. Read more
Published on April 27 2004 by M J Heilbron Jr.
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