7 (Seal album)

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7
Seal 7.png
Studio album by Seal
Released 6 November 2015 (2015-11-06)
Genre
Label Warner Bros.
Producer
Seal chronology
Soul 2
(2011)
7
(2015)
Standards
(2017)
Singles from Seal 7
  1. "Every Time I'm with You"
    Released: 11 September 2015
  2. "Do You Ever"
    Released: 11 September 2015
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[2]
The Irish Times 3/5 stars[3]
Pop Magazine 3/5 stars[4]
Sputnikmusic 3.6/5[5]

7 is the ninth studio album by British soul and R&B singer-songwriter Seal.[6] The album was released on 6 November 2015 by Warner Bros. Records. Its title comes from being the seventh album of original songs, his first since Seal 6: Commitment (2010).

The singles "Every Time I'm with You" and "Do You Ever" were released on 11 September 2015. Two promotional singles were released in advance of the album; "Life on the Dancefloor" on 2 October and "Padded Cell" on 16 October.

Track listing

All tracks produced by Trevor Horn and Seal; additional production on "Life on the Dancefloor" by Jamie Odell.[7]

No. Title Writer(s) Producers Length
1. "Daylight Saving" Seal, Stephan Moccio, Trevor Horn Seal/Trevor Horn 4:50
2. "Every Time I'm with You" Seal, Simon Bloor, T. Horn Seal/T Horn 4:31
3. "Life On the Dancefloor" Seal, Jamie Odell Seal/T Horn; additional production Odell 5:14
4. "Padded Cell" Seal, Bloor, Aaron Horn, T. Horn, Louis Cole Seal/T Horn 4:08
5. "Do You Ever" Seal, Justin Parker, T. Horn Seal/T Horn 4:36
6. "The Big Love Has Died" Seal, Bloor, T. Horn Seal/T Horn 4:30
7. "Redzone Killer" Seal, Bloor, A. Horn, T. Horn Seal/T Horn 4:22
8. "Monascow" Seal, Joel Compass, T. Horn Seal/T Horn 4:10
9. "Half a Heart" Seal, Echosmith, Jeffery David, Philip Bentley Seal/T Horn 3:54
10. "Let Yourself" Seal Seal/T Horn 4:26
11. "Love" Seal, David Seal/T Horn 4:35

Personnel

  • Seal - vocals (all), programming (4, 7, 10)
  • Joel Peters - drums (1, 4, 5, 7), programming (4, 5, 9), percussion (7, 10)
  • Earl Harvin - drums (1, 2, 4), cymbals (4)
  • Ash Soan - drums (4, 5, 7, 9)
  • Abe Rounds - drums (8)
  • Aaron Horn - programming (1, 4, 7)
  • Stephan Moccio - piano (1), keyboards (1), programming (1)
  • Julian Hinton - keyboards (1), programming (6, 9)
  • Jamie Odell - keyboards (3, 8), programming (3, 4, 7, 8)
  • Cameron Gower Poole - programming (4, 5, 9, 10), percussion (7)
  • Dave McCracken - programming (4)
  • Justin Parker - keyboards (5), programming (5)
  • Anne Dudley - piano (5)
  • Tim Weidner - programming (5), sound FX (6)
  • Trevor Horn - bass guitar (2, 3, 5, 7–9), keyboards (all), guitar (1, 4, 5), backing vocals (9)
  • Chris Bruce - bass guitar (1, 2, 4, 6–8, 11), guitar (1, 4, 5, 7)
  • Jamie Muhoberac - bass guitar (9, 10), piano (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11), Hammond organ (2, 4, 9), keyboards (1, 2, 4, 5, 7–11), programming (1, 3–5, 7, 9–11)
  • Paul Turner - bass guitar (4)
  • Simon Bloor - guitar (1–9), piano (4, 6, 10), keyboards (2, 7–10), programming (2, 3, 6, 10, 11)
  • Phil Palmer - guitar (2, 4–6, 8, 9)
  • Lol Crème - guitar (4, 7–9), percussion (9), backing vocals (9)
  • Josh Campbell - guitar (7)
  • Luís Jardim - percussion (1, 2, 5–7, 9, 10)
  • Paul Spong - trumpet (3, 8)
  • Steve Sidwell - trumpet (3, 8)
  • Andy Wood - trombone (3, 8)
  • Dave Bishop - saxophone (3, 8)
  • Minnetonka - backing vocals (4)
  • Mr Probz - backing vocals (4)
  • orchestral arrangement/orchestra conducted by Anne Dudley (1, 2, 4, 6), Nick Ingman (5, 7, 10), Hinton (9)
  • additional orchestration - Hinton (6), Bloor (9)
  • brass arrangement - Steve Sidwell (3, 8)

Charts

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[8] 64
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[9] 23
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[10] 13
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[11] 21
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[12] 7
French Albums (SNEP)[13] 18
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[14] 2
Irish Albums (IRMA)[15] 69
Italian Albums (FIMI)[16] 45
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[17] 25
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[18] 40
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 9
UK Albums (OCC)[20] 13
US Billboard 200[21] 45

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[22] Gold 50,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References

  1. ^ "Seal: 7". Allmusic. allmusic.com. Retrieved 3 May 2018. 
  2. ^ Jonze, Tim (5 November 2017). "Seal: 7 review – back from the 90s with uncertain purpose". The Guardian. theguardian.com. Retrieved 3 May 2018. 
  3. ^ Murphy, Lauren (4 November 2015). "Seal: 7 - Album Review". The Irish Times. irishtimes.com. Retrieved 3 May 2018. 
  4. ^ Perkins, Mai (November 10, 2015). "Review: Seal – 7". Pop Magazine. pop-mag.com. Retrieved 3 May 2018. 
  5. ^ "Seal: 7". Sputnikmusic. sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 3 May 2018. 
  6. ^ http://www.people.com/article/seal-first-listen-every-time-im-with-you-new-album-7
  7. ^ "7". Qobuz. 
  8. ^ Ryan, Gavin (14 November 2015). "ARIA Albums: Elvis Presley Has the No 1 Album in Australia Again". Noise11. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Seal – 7" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Seal – 7" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Seal Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Seal – 7" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – Seal – 7". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2015. 45. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  15. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 46, 2015". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  16. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Seal – 7". Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  17. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Seal – 7". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  18. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Seal – 7". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Seal – 7". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  20. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  21. ^ "Seal Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  22. ^ "French album certifications – Seal – 7" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
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