Soul 2 - Seal
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  • Summary: Seal's second collection of classic soul covers was coproduced by David Foster and Trevor Horn.
  • Record Label: Warner Bros.
  • Genre(s): R&B, Soul, Adult Contemporary, Pop/Rock, Neo-Soul, Adult Contemporary R&B
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Dec 7, 2011
    80
    His voice and interpretive skills are such, though, that most tracks fit him like a glove.
  2. Jan 27, 2012
    80
    They never supersede the originals, but hardly suffer in comparison.
  3. Dec 7, 2011
    70
    There's nothing bad to be said for Soul 2, and with Horn on production everything shines brightly like the first snowflakes of a new winter.
  4. 60
    while Seal's voice is a natural fit, it's hard to discern what these versions add, given their general faithfulness to the originals.
  5. Jan 23, 2012
    60
    It's certainly pleasant either as nostalgia or as high-end lifestyle music.
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  1. Jan 25, 2012
    4
    At 33, I was a child in the 80's but I have fairly vivid memories of the sappiness of a lot of the soft rock hits that were so prevalent atAt 33, I was a child in the 80's but I have fairly vivid memories of the sappiness of a lot of the soft rock hits that were so prevalent at the time. That's what this Seal covers album reminds me of. One listen, and I feel like I'm at the mall in 1982 shopping for some pants. The production is nice and sparkly but the emotion is totally lacking. Audio purgatory. Collapse