Mar 222009
 

From SOUL
Written by Al Green, Al Jackson Jr. & Willie Mitchell

Seal is one of the hottest stars in the world of pop music. The UK singer responsible for planetary hits like “Crazy” and “Kiss From A Rose” recently joined forces with David Foster for his new album “Soul.”

Released in the fall of 2008, “Soul” is a stunning collection of classic R&B songs originally performed by legends like Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, James Brown and Al Green. It debuted at #13 on Billboard’s Top 200 and #4 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop chart.

Under Foster’s expert guidance, Seal is in top vocal form and shines on his passionate renditions of gems like the lead-off single, “A Change Is Gonna Come” and two classic R&B ballads, “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” and “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long.” Foster also had a strong hand in the vintage sounding arrangements that have a smart modern twist in this state of the art production. There’s a large use of horn sections on the up-tempoed “I Can’t Stand The Rain” and “Here I Am (Come And Take Me).” Plus, Foster adds his fantastic touch on fender rhodes, acoustic piano and hammond organ.

One of the absolute highlights of “Soul” is the smooth take on Al Green’s “I’m Still In Love With You.” Seal’s vocal reminds you of Marvin Gaye while the musical scenario is pure ear candy with an enchanting coda made of refined strings and horns breaks. He has also thrown in delicious rhythm guitars and an irresistible funky beat.

Here’s what Seal had to say about working with Foster: “…I was quick to realize that I was in the presence of true greatness. I’ve worked with a lot of producers before, but
never have I come across anyone as naturally gifted and knowledgeable as David.”


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Lead Vocals: Seal
Keyboards: David Foster
Synths, Drum Programmino & Sound Design: Jochem van der Saag
Bass: Marcus Brown
Background Vocals: Seal

Strings & Horns Arranged by David Foster & Brad Dechtor
Produced & Arranged by David Foster
Co-Produced by Jochem van der Saag


Lyrics

Spending my day
Thinking ’bout you girl being here with you
Being near with you, can’t explain myself
I feel like I do, though it hurt me so
To let you know when I look in your eyes

And if you let me know how you feel
Let me know if this love is really real
But it seems to me
That I’m wrapped up in your love

Don’t you know that I’m still in love
Sho’ ’nuff in love with you, hey
Heaven knows that I’m still in love
In love with you, hey

Hey, hey, when I look in your eyes
Aw, for all the years I see
Me loving you and you loving me, hey seem to me
That I’m still wrapped up in your love

Don’t you know that I’m still in love
Sho’ ’nuff in love with you, hey I’m, I’m
To know that I’m still in love
Sho’ ’nuff in love with you, hey
Yeah, I try if you want me to, I’m,

I’m still in love with you