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    Default Seal - SEAL (First Album) [DVD-A]

    Please post your thoughts and comments on this DVD-A... :thumbsdow

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    Nice album and nice mix but only the third best Seal DVD-A. A 7 here.

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    Default Re: Seal - SEAL (First Album) [DVD-A]

    Disc scan added 1/5/07

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    Default Re: Seal - SEAL (First Album) [DVD-A]

    I loved the stereo release of this album on cd, hence i was stoked when I found this in 5.1. The mix is not to be faulted. The vocals are much clearer - in fact on some tracks so much so I wondered if a different source track was used for this mix ( some of the vocal delivery seemed to have a different nuance- but I figure in conclusion on this that this was the hi- Rez exposing this Vocal delivery much more transparently, hence revealing more character. ) One song that really shines in 5.1 is 'Future love Paradise'. The whole intent of this song reveals itself more. To my mind this now sounds like a funky 'futuristic' gospel-hall jam with a choir type vibe- a feeling or impact never even closely renditioned in 2.0 . I contemplated giving this a 10, but asked myself whether it was a better overall mix than the Beatles 'Love' which I would rank higher ( which i also gave a nine. Maybe I should have given the Beatles 10 -as it would be a 9.65 , and this one a 9.30.) Some of the songs on this disc like 'The Beginning' are just made for 5.1 delivery. This Seal disc now sits in my top 10.

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    This is a fantastic production and a great mix. I gave it a 9, simply because the songs, though great, are not songs I'll find myself singing in my head later.
    "You gotta always remember, the name of the game is 'What does it sound like?' That's always the end result - I don't care if you got 90 tracks. What does it sound like, baby?" - Ray Charles

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    Default Re: Seal - SEAL (First Album) [DVD-A]

    I've been trying to find this since, oh, forever now.
    Anyone got any links where it is still available?
    I have IV and the Best Of, both of which are outstanding.
    Oh well, whatever - nevermind.

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    I have this one and the "Best of" DVD-A and have been looking for SEAL II, without any luck.... They seem really hard to find these days.

    Not really my style, but I'm a sucker for Trevor Horn productions!! This one brings back memories of the early nineties - I had a flatmate who trashed this album, so I had to get it for nostalgia.

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    Just found this and II still available at http://www.rhinorecords.ca for $32 Canadian. Just search for "dvda" in the search box on the site.

    - Ben

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    You can also get the first album at Amazon marketplace - note the used copy for $10!!! Is it really the CD & DVD-A pack?:

    http://www.amazon.com/Seal-CD-DVD/dp...d_rhf_gw_p_t_4

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    Quote Originally Posted by LizardKing View Post
    Is it really the CD & DVD-A pack?
    Two words: GOOD LUCK!
    "You gotta always remember, the name of the game is 'What does it sound like?' That's always the end result - I don't care if you got 90 tracks. What does it sound like, baby?" - Ray Charles

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    Quote Originally Posted by LizardKing View Post
    You can also get the first album at Amazon marketplace - note the used copy for $10!!! Is it really the CD & DVD-A pack?:

    http://www.amazon.com/Seal-CD-DVD/dp...d_rhf_gw_p_t_4
    It,s not, the seller notes" no dvd , just cd and case"
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    Quote Originally Posted by sukothai View Post
    Just found this and II still available at http://www.rhinorecords.ca for $32 Canadian. Just search for "dvda" in the search box on the site.

    - Ben
    Excellent - many thanks!!
    Oh well, whatever - nevermind.

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    FYI - my order for Seal II from Rhino CA was cancelled - Neil did you get Seal I?

    Order ID 69636000
    Date 2/17/2012 2:26:09 PM
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    Quantity Product Unit Price Total Price
    1 Seal [1994] (CD/DVDA) $31.99 $31.99
    Shipping: International $9.99

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    Quote Originally Posted by LizardKing View Post
    FYI - my order for Seal II from Rhino CA was cancelled
    Same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LizardKing View Post
    FYI - my order for Seal II from Rhino CA was cancelled - Neil did you get Seal I?

    Order ID 69636000
    Date 2/17/2012 2:26:09 PM
    Status Cancelled

    Quantity Product Unit Price Total Price
    1 Seal [1994] (CD/DVDA) $31.99 $31.99
    Shipping: International $9.99
    Not had an email telling me anything - will go look.....

    Motherf***ers!
    Cancelled 4 days ago & never even bothered to tell me about it.
    These guys whine and complain about poor sales, and then go & do this - makes me wonder why we bother sometimes.
    Oh well, whatever - nevermind.

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    Got this note from Rhino Canada after I asked why my order was cancelled:

    Thank you for shopping at RhinoRecords.ca! I see here that your order was cancelled because the item is no longer available and currently discontinued. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you have any further questions please let me know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil wilkes View Post
    Not had an email telling me anything - will go look.....

    Motherf***ers!
    Cancelled 4 days ago & never even bothered to tell me about it.
    These guys whine and complain about poor sales, and then go & do this - makes me wonder why we bother sometimes.
    Didn't this all sound a bit too good to be true to begin with, though? I mean, a long-lost title ordered directly from Rhino? It was very likely to be some sort of mistake.

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    Default Re: Seal - SEAL (First Album) [DVD-A]

    I just went to the site and checked and mine was cancelled also; which means they never had any. Not even one copy. And yet they still list it as available.

    Sorry for putting everyone on the chase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sukothai View Post
    I just went to the site and checked and mine was cancelled also; which means they never had any. Not even one copy. And yet they still list it as available.

    Sorry for putting everyone on the chase.
    No worries - Thanks for trying to give us a "heads up".

    I can't believe they cancelled without sending a e-mail notification!!!

    The Rhino websites are some of the worst... The site still has the DVD-As listed..... You'd think they'd remove them...

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    I'm still waiting to see if I get hit Bank Charges for the aborted CC payment.
    If I do, Rhino get an invoice - especially as they are indeed still listing this as available.

    @sukothai - don't fash yerself, guy - it's not your fault. How were you to know?

    @DKA - stranger things have happened before with OOP titles suddenly showing up in someone's stock room under a pile of old kak.
    It's not common, but it does (sometimes) happen.
    Oh well, whatever - nevermind.

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    I've been keeping an eye on my credit card account - no charges - (yet) !

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    This is my favourite of Seal's records and the surround mix is really terrific. Shame it's not in stock anymore new, I got this back in 2005 or so from Amazon for $20.

    There's a used copy in the UK marketplace that ships internationally - comes to 20 pounds shipped to USA which is roughly US$30 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-lis...condition=used

    Looks like there is a sealed copy on there too for about the same price - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-lis...&condition=new

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    An 8.
    Can't put my finger on it, but there's something kinda lame with this mix...Seal's IV is a WAY better mix...
    Still, any Trevor Horn production is top of the line....
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    Just ordered this on eBay from the same person I bought Seal II (1994) on DVD-A.
    i've already heard most of the tracks on this album, and while it's not quite as good as 1994, it's still good enough to buy for the price, so I'll vote and review once it gets here!

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    Default Re: Seal - SEAL (First Album) [DVD-A]

    I guess I need to pick up II and IV, although I probably have a few tracks on that "Greatest Hits" that has the decent acoustic album in 5.1 24/44.1 surround sound.

    Yikes, they're both still pretty expensive...although not really compared to some other titles.

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