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Seal (1991 album)

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Release date
20 May 1991


Trevor Horn

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24 May 1991 (UK) 7 June 1991 (US)

November 1990 – April 1991

ZTT Warner Music UK Sire

Soul music, Rhythm and blues, Contemporary R&B, Electro, New jack swing

Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year

Seal albums, Rhythm and blues albums

Seal is the eponymous debut studio album by Seal, released in 1991. It contains singles "Crazy", "Future Love Paradise", "The Beginning" and "Violet". The album debuted at #1 in the UK. Seal's following album, released in 1994, was also named Seal. It is usually referred to as Seal II.


The song "Crazy" was covered by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes on their album Take a Break, by Mushroomhead on their album XIII, by Talisman on their 1995 album Life, by Alanis Morissette on her 2005 compilation album Alanis Morissette: The Collection, and by German power metal band Iron Savior.

Many of the songs (including various ZTT mixes) were featured in the Greg Stump 1991 film Groove Requiem in the Key of Ski. Later Seal tracks appeared in other Stump films as well.

The track "Killer" was also featured on the American crime series Homicide: Life on the Streets and was included on the 2-disc soundtrack album.

There are two versions of the album, with minor and major differences in three songs. The shorter version of "Wild" is more rock-based and heavy than the original. The shorter version of "Violet" contains no dialogue within the singing. Track lengths of both versions are given for each song affected.

The album won Best British Album at the 1992 Brit Awards.

Track listing

All lyrics and music written by Seal, except where noted.

  1. "The Beginning" (Seal, Guy Sigsworth) – 5:40
  2. "Deep Water" – 5:56
  3. "Crazy" (Seal, Guy Sigsworth) – 4:47 or 5:57
  4. "Killer" (Adam Tinley, Seal) – 6:22
  5. "Whirlpool" – 3:56 or 3:51
  6. "Future Love Paradise" – 4:20
  7. "Wild" (Seal, Guy Sigsworth) – 5:19 or 5:28
  8. "Show Me" – 5:59
  9. "Violet" (Seal, Guy Sigsworth) – 8:06 or 8:31


  • Seal - vocals
  • Trevor Horn, Andy Duncan, Bruce Woolley, Chester Kamen, Chrissie Schefts, Curt Bisquera, Denny Fongheiser, Doug Wimbish, Gary Maughan, Gota Yashiki, Gus Isidore, Guy Sigsworth, Ian Morrow, Jamie Muhoberac, John Robinson, Keith LeBlanc, Kenji Suzuki, Luís Jardim, Maria Vidale, Mark Mancina, Mars Lasar, Paulinho Da Costa, Randall Jacobs, Richard Cottle, Robin Hancock, Steve Pearce, Trevor Rabin - musicians
  • Anne Dudley - string arrangements
  • Richard Croft - cover photography
  • Songs

    1The Beginning5:40
    2Deep Water5:57


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