Celebrating 30 Years of Seal’s Self-Titled Debut Album, Seal

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Celebrating 30 Years of Seal’s Self-Titled Debut Album, Seal

Posted 31 May 2021
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Seal circa 1991. Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns/Getty Images.

When Seal’s self-titled debut album, Seal first arrived thirty years ago this month, in May 1991, it sent the songwriting superstar straight to the top of the U.K. chart and would later win him Best British Album at the Brit Awards.

 

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Producer Trevor Horn built club-friendly beats and arrangements that provided Seal with an epic sonic stage to showcase his incredible vocals, right from the album’s aptly titled first track, “The Beginning.”

Seal | “The Beginning”

“Killer” was born from an earlier collaboration with U.K. producer Adamski which had become a surprise hit for the pair in 1990. Seal revisited the track with Horn and included a new version on his own 1991 debut LP. The track went on to win him an Ivor Novello Award for songwriting the same year. 

Seal | “Killer” 

And it wasn’t just his home country who loved the U.K. singer’s soul-soothing vocal; Seal found global fame with a string of singles including “Killer,” “Future Love Paradise” and the Top 10 hit “Crazy.” 

Seal | “Crazy”

Celebrating 30 years since Seal first arrived, revisit the debut smash below! 

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