Pop soul singer Seal has put out some of my all-time favorite songs. The combination
of his powerful vocals and inspiring lyrics have created classics
like "Dreaming In Metaphors" and "Crazy" (with that ambiguous line "We're never gonna survive unless we get a little crazy crazy") that continue to echo encouragement and resolution.
The Grammy winning vocalist and songwriter has now put together his finest on "Seal Best 1991-2004" (Media Sampler) This fourteen-track compilation features both key tracks and international single hits. But what makes this double CD really a great value is the addition of a bonus CD with thirteen acoustic recordings of his hits.
The disc includes all of his hits such as "Crazy," "Killer," "Kiss From A Rose," Prayer For The Dying" and the more recent VH-1 favorites "Get It Together" and "Love's Divine."
One of the tracks that was not released as a single, but thankfully is included on the album is "My Vision." The song is a signature Seal tune that he wrote with Ministry of Sound's Jakatta. It first appeared on Jakatta's album "Visions" in 2002 that also includes the group's theme for the "American Beauty" movie. Different versions and remixes of the gorgeous "My Vision" are now available:
My Vision - Jakatta featuring Seal (Original) [MP3]
My Vision - Jakatta featuring Seal (Summer In White) [MP3]
I enjoy both the mellow version from "Seal IV" and the Jakatta mix that is included on "Seal Best 1991-2004." Both songs show Seal's wide range and versatility that easily take his meaningful lyrics and soulful voice from the dancefloor to your living room.