1991 Seal – Seal

Seal is the debut studio album by Seal, released in 1991. It contains the singles “Crazy”, “Future Love Paradise”, “The Beginning”, “Killer” and “Violet”. The album debuted at number one in the UK and went on to win Best British Album at the 1992 Brit Awards. Seal’s following album, released in 1994, was also named Seal. It is usually referred to as Seal II.

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. “Killer” is a re-recorded version of the UK number one single by Adamski, which also features Seal on vocals.


1  The Beginning (Seal; Guy Sigsworth) 05:40
2  Deep Water (Seal) 05:56
Crazy (Seal) 05:56
Killer (Seal; Adam Tinley) 06:22
5  Whirlpool (Seal) 03:58
6  Future Love Paradise (Seal) 04:20
7  Wild (Seal; Guy Sigsworth) 05:27
8  Show Me (Seal) 05:59
9  Violet (Seal; Guy Sigsworth) 08:29


BassDoug Wimbish
BassSteve Pearce
BassTrevor Horn
BassGota Yashiki
DrumsCurt Bisquera
DrumsDenny Fongheiser
DrumsJR Robinson
DrumsKeith Leblanc
DrumsGota Yashiki
GuitarBruce Woolley
GuitarChester Kamen
GuitarGus Isidore
GuitarKenji Suzuki
GuitarRandy Jacobs
GuitarTrevor Rabin
GuitarChrissie Schefts
KeyboardsGuy Sigsworth
KeyboardsJamie Muhoberac
KeyboardsMark Mancina
KeyboardsMars Lasar
KeyboardsRichard Cottle
KeyboardsIan Morrow
SynthesizerGary Maughan
ProgrammingIan Morrow
ProgrammingRobin Hancock
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionAndy Duncan
PercussionLuis Jardim
PercussionGota Yashiki
Background VocalsMaria Vidal

Liner Notes

Producer – Trevor Horn
Arranged By (Strings) – Anne Dudley
Engineer – Gregg Jackman, Ren Swan, Robin Hancock, Steve MacMillan, Tim Weidner, Tony Phillips
Engineer (Assistant) – Richard Lowe, Steve Fitzmaurice
Mixed By – Brian Malouf, Robin Hancock, Steve MacMillan, Tim Weidner, Tony Phillips

Design – Michael Nash
Photography – Philippe McClelland, Richard Croft

Recorded At Sarm West Studios
Recorded At Beethoven St. Studios
Recorded At Can-Am Recorders
Recorded At Cherokee Studios
Recorded At The Complex
Recorded At CTS Studios
Recorded At Lion Share Recording Studios
Recorded At The Manor
Recorded At Ridge Farm Studios
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