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It’s always some kind of baptism of fire. Not a prerequisite but a way to measure oneself to one’s colleagues from yesterday and today. With the aptly named Standards, his tenth studio album, Seal climbs the Everest of the great jazz and swing classics. After three decades, the Brit doesn’t have anything to prove anymore about the soul quality of his voice. But this retro-flavored enchanted digression reminds us of how this powerful and sultry organ can master any repertoire. Recorded for the most part in the famous Capitol studios in Los Angeles, precisely where Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat “King” Cole and many others have recorded some of their greatest discs, Standards has incidentally been created with the help of musicians that have assisted these great voices. We find pianist Randy Waldman (Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka), bass player Chuck Berghofer (Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles) and drummer Greg Fields (Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder), all gathered so that Seal would give his reinterpretations of Autumn Leaves, I Put A Spell On You, Love For Sale, My Funny Valentine, I've Got You Under My Skin, Smile, I'm Beginning To See The Light and Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow. “This is the album I have always wanted to make, explains the concerned party. I grew up listening to music from the Rat Pack era, so recording these timeless tunes was a lifelong dream. It was a true honour to collaborate with the same musicians who performed with Frank Sinatra and so many of my favourite artists, in the very same studios where the magic was first made – it was one of the greatest days of my recording career.” We can easily imagine that… © CM/Qobuz

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1
Luck Be A Lady 00:04:35

Dean Parks, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Don Murray, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gayle Levant, Harp, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce Dukov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Katia Popov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Richardson, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Bisharat, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - SEAL, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jochem Van Der Saag, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - RANDY WALDMAN, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - FRANK LOESSER, ComposerLyricist - Miles Bould, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Tamara Hatwan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Josefina Vergara, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Natalie Leggett, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Weidner, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Phillip Levy, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Berghofer, Double Bass, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Nick Patrick, Producer - John Parricelli, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Karmazyn, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Maya Magub, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Rotter, Orchestra Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Belinda Broughton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Alma Fernandez, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Ana Landauer, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Dembow, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Shawn Mann, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Tereza Stanislav, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Valerio, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Timothy Loo, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Nico Abondolo, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Songa Lee, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Paula Hochhalter, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Wilkie, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Bob McChesney, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Matthew Funes, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Robert A. Brophy, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Martin, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - William Reichenbach, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander Iles, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew T. Shulman, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Yelena Yegoryan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Teag Reaves, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Dylan Hart, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Hanhart, Editor, StudioPersonnel - Gregg Field, Drums, Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Walden, Conductor, Orchestra Leader, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Axt, Double Bass, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Carol Pool, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Synowiec, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Stever, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Bain, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Gray, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Jacob Braun, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - John Zach Dellinger, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Laura Brenes, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Mary Sloan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Luanne Homzy, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Schaer, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Xiaodan Altenbach, Cello, AssociatedPerformer

A Decca Records & Virgin EMI Records Recording; ℗ 2017 Universal Music Operations Limited

2
Autumn Leaves 00:02:55

Dean Parks, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Don Murray, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gayle Levant, Harp, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce Dukov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Katia Popov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Bisharat, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - SEAL, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Johnny Mercer, ComposerLyricist - Jochem Van Der Saag, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jacques Prevert, ComposerLyricist - Joseph Kosma, ComposerLyricist - Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Tamara Hatwan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - David Higgins, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Josefina Vergara, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Natalie Leggett, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Weidner, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Phillip Levy, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Berghofer, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Geoffrey Parsons, ComposerLyricist - Nick Patrick, Producer - John Parricelli, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Karmazyn, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Maya Magub, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Thomas Peterson, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Rotter, Orchestra Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Belinda Broughton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Stuart Clark, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Alma Fernandez, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Ana Landauer, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Dembow, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Heather Clark, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Rose Corrigan, Bassoon, AssociatedPerformer - Shawn Mann, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Tereza Stanislav, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Valerio, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Timothy Loo, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Nico Abondolo, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Songa Lee, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Paula Hochhalter, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Wilkie, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Brandon Fields, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Matthew Funes, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Robert A. Brophy, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew T. Shulman, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Yelena Yegoryan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Teag Reaves, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Dylan Hart, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Hanhart, Editor, StudioPersonnel - Shelton Berg, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Gregg Field, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Walden, Conductor, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Axt, Double Bass, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Carol Pool, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Synowiec, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jeff Driskill, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Bain, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Jacob Braun, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - John Zach Dellinger, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Laura Brenes, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Mary Sloan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Jessica Pearlman, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Lockart, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Luanne Homzy, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Jennifer Olson, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Xiaodan Altenbach, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander H. Budman, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer

A Decca Records & Virgin EMI Records Recording; ℗ 2017 Universal Music Operations Limited

3
I Put A Spell On You 00:02:55

Dean Parks, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Don Murray, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Valerie Pinkston, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Gayle Levant, Harp, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce Dukov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Katia Popov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Bisharat, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - SEAL, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jochem Van Der Saag, Mix Engineer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - RANDY WALDMAN, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Tamara Hatwan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - David Higgins, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Josefina Vergara, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Natalie Leggett, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Weidner, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Phillip Levy, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Lynne Fiddmont, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Berghofer, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Screamin' Jay Hawkins, ComposerLyricist - Nick Patrick, Producer - John Parricelli, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Karmazyn, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Maya Magub, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Thomas Peterson, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Rotter, Orchestra Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Belinda Broughton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Stuart Clark, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Alma Fernandez, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Ana Landauer, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Dembow, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Heather Clark, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Rose Corrigan, Bassoon, AssociatedPerformer - Shawn Mann, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Tereza Stanislav, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Valerio, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Timothy Loo, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Nico Abondolo, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Songa Lee, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Paula Hochhalter, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Wilkie, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Brandon Fields, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Till Brönner, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Matthew Funes, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Robert A. Brophy, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew T. Shulman, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Yelena Yegoryan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Teag Reaves, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Dylan Hart, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Hanhart, Editor, StudioPersonnel - Gregg Field, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Walden, Conductor, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Axt, Double Bass, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Carol Pool, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Synowiec, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Kenya Hathaway, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Jeff Driskill, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Bain, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Jacob Braun, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - John Zach Dellinger, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Laura Brenes, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Mary Sloan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Jessica Pearlman, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Lockart, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Luanne Homzy, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Jennifer Olson, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Xiaodan Altenbach, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander H. Budman, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer

A Decca Records & Virgin EMI Records Recording; ℗ 2017 Universal Music Operations Limited

4
They Can't Take That Away From Me 00:03:15

Dean Parks, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Don Murray, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gayle Levant, Harp, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce Dukov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Katia Popov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Richardson, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Bisharat, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - SEAL, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - George Gershwin, Composer - Ira Gershwin, Author - Jochem Van Der Saag, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - RANDY WALDMAN, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Tamara Hatwan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Josefina Vergara, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Natalie Leggett, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Weidner, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Phillip Levy, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Berghofer, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Nick Patrick, Producer - John Parricelli, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Karmazyn, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Maya Magub, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Rotter, Orchestra Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Belinda Broughton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Alma Fernandez, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Ana Landauer, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Dembow, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Shawn Mann, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Tereza Stanislav, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Valerio, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Timothy Loo, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Nico Abondolo, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Songa Lee, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Paula Hochhalter, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Wilkie, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Bob McChesney, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Matthew Funes, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Robert A. Brophy, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Martin, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - William Reichenbach, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander Iles, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew T. Shulman, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Yelena Yegoryan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Teag Reaves, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Dylan Hart, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Hanhart, Editor, StudioPersonnel - Gregg Field, Drums, Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Walden, Conductor, Orchestra Leader, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Axt, Double Bass, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Carol Pool, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Synowiec, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Stever, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Bain, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Gray, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Jacob Braun, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - John Zach Dellinger, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Laura Brenes, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Mary Sloan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Luanne Homzy, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Schaer, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Xiaodan Altenbach, Cello, AssociatedPerformer

A Decca Records & Virgin EMI Records Recording; ℗ 2017 Universal Music Operations Limited

5
Anyone Who Knows What Love Is 00:04:31

Dean Parks, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Don Murray, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Valerie Pinkston, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Gayle Levant, Harp, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce Dukov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Katia Popov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Bisharat, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - SEAL, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Randy Newman, ComposerLyricist - Jochem Van Der Saag, Mix Engineer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - RANDY WALDMAN, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Tamara Hatwan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Josefina Vergara, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Natalie Leggett, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Weidner, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Phillip Levy, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Lynne Fiddmont, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Berghofer, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Nick Patrick, Producer - John Parricelli, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Karmazyn, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Maya Magub, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Rotter, Orchestra Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Belinda Broughton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Alma Fernandez, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Ana Landauer, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Dembow, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Shawn Mann, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Tereza Stanislav, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Valerio, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Timothy Loo, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Nico Abondolo, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Songa Lee, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Paula Hochhalter, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Wilkie, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Matthew Funes, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Robert A. Brophy, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Jeannie Seely, ComposerLyricist - Andrew T. Shulman, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Yelena Yegoryan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Judith Arbuckle, ComposerLyricist - Simon Hanhart, Editor, StudioPersonnel - Gregg Field, Drums, Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Walden, Conductor, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Axt, Double Bass, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Carol Pool, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Synowiec, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Kenya Hathaway, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Jacob Braun, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - John Zach Dellinger, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Mary Sloan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Luanne Homzy, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Xiaodan Altenbach, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Pat Sheenan, ComposerLyricist

A Decca Records & Virgin EMI Records Recording; ℗ 2017 Universal Music Operations Limited

6
Love For Sale 00:03:45

Dean Parks, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Don Murray, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gayle Levant, Harp, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce Dukov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Katia Popov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Richardson, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Bisharat, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - SEAL, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Cole Porter, ComposerLyricist - Jochem Van Der Saag, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - RANDY WALDMAN, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Bould, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Tamara Hatwan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - David Higgins, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Josefina Vergara, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Natalie Leggett, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Phillip Levy, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Berghofer, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Nick Patrick, Producer - John Parricelli, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Karmazyn, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Maya Magub, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Thomas Peterson, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Rotter, Orchestra Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Belinda Broughton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Stuart Clark, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Alma Fernandez, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Ana Landauer, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Dembow, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Heather Clark, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Rose Corrigan, Bassoon, AssociatedPerformer - Shawn Mann, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Tereza Stanislav, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Valerio, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Timothy Loo, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Nico Abondolo, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Songa Lee, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Paula Hochhalter, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Wilkie, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Bob McChesney, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Brandon Fields, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Matthew Funes, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Robert A. Brophy, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Martin, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - William Reichenbach, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander Iles, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew T. Shulman, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Yelena Yegoryan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Teag Reaves, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Dylan Hart, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Hanhart, Editor, StudioPersonnel - Gregg Field, Drums, Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Walden, Conductor, Orchestra Leader, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Axt, Double Bass, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Carol Pool, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Synowiec, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Stever, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Jeff Driskill, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Bain, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Gray, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Jacob Braun, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - John Zach Dellinger, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Laura Brenes, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Mary Sloan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Jessica Pearlman, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Lockart, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Luanne Homzy, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Jennifer Olson, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Schaer, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Xiaodan Altenbach, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander H. Budman, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer

A Decca Records & Virgin EMI Records Recording; ℗ 2017 Universal Music Operations Limited

7
My Funny Valentine 00:04:32

Dean Parks, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Don Murray, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gayle Levant, Harp, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce Dukov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Katia Popov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Bisharat, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - SEAL, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Rodgers, ComposerLyricist - Lorenz Hart, ComposerLyricist - Jochem Van Der Saag, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Tamara Hatwan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Josefina Vergara, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Natalie Leggett, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Phillip Levy, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Berghofer, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Nick Patrick, Producer - John Parricelli, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Karmazyn, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Maya Magub, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Rotter, Orchestra Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Belinda Broughton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Alma Fernandez, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Ana Landauer, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Dembow, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Shawn Mann, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Tereza Stanislav, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Valerio, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Timothy Loo, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Nico Abondolo, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Songa Lee, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Paula Hochhalter, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Wilkie, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Till Brönner, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Matthew Funes, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Robert A. Brophy, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew T. Shulman, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Yelena Yegoryan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Hanhart, Editor, StudioPersonnel - Shelton Berg, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Gregg Field, Drums, Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Walden, Conductor, Orchestra Leader, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Axt, Double Bass, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Carol Pool, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Synowiec, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jacob Braun, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - John Zach Dellinger, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Mary Sloan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Luanne Homzy, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Xiaodan Altenbach, Cello, AssociatedPerformer

A Decca Records & Virgin EMI Records Recording; ℗ 2017 Universal Music Operations Limited

8
I've Got You Under My Skin 00:03:13

Dean Parks, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Don Murray, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gayle Levant, Harp, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce Dukov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Katia Popov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Richardson, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Bisharat, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - SEAL, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Cole Porter, ComposerLyricist - Jochem Van Der Saag, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - RANDY WALDMAN, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Tamara Hatwan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Josefina Vergara, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Natalie Leggett, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Phillip Levy, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Berghofer, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Nick Patrick, Producer - John Parricelli, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Karmazyn, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Maya Magub, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Rotter, Orchestra Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Belinda Broughton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Alma Fernandez, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Ana Landauer, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Dembow, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Shawn Mann, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Tereza Stanislav, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Valerio, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Timothy Loo, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Nico Abondolo, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Songa Lee, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Paula Hochhalter, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Wilkie, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Bob McChesney, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Matthew Funes, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Robert A. Brophy, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Martin, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - William Reichenbach, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander Iles, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew T. Shulman, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Yelena Yegoryan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Hanhart, Editor, StudioPersonnel - Gregg Field, Drums, Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Walden, Conductor, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Axt, Double Bass, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Carol Pool, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Synowiec, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Stever, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Gray, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Jacob Braun, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - John Zach Dellinger, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Mary Sloan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Luanne Homzy, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Schaer, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Xiaodan Altenbach, Cello, AssociatedPerformer

A Decca Records & Virgin EMI Records Recording; ℗ 2017 Universal Music Operations Limited

9
Smile 00:04:30

Dean Parks, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Don Murray, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gayle Levant, Harp, AssociatedPerformer - Katia Popov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Bisharat, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - SEAL, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jochem Van Der Saag, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Tamara Hatwan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Chaplin, Composer - David Higgins, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Josefina Vergara, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Natalie Leggett, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Phillip Levy, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Berghofer, Double Bass, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - John Turner, Author - Geoffrey Parsons, Author - Nick Patrick, Producer - John Parricelli, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Karmazyn, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Maya Magub, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Thomas Peterson, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Rotter, Orchestra Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Belinda Broughton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Stuart Clark, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Alma Fernandez, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Ana Landauer, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Dembow, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Heather Clark, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Rose Corrigan, Bassoon, AssociatedPerformer - Shawn Mann, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Tereza Stanislav, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Valerio, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Timothy Loo, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Nico Abondolo, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Songa Lee, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Paula Hochhalter, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Wilkie, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Brandon Fields, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Matthew Funes, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Robert A. Brophy, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew T. Shulman, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Yelena Yegoryan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Hanhart, Editor, StudioPersonnel - Shelton Berg, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Gregg Field, Drums, Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Walden, Conductor, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Axt, Double Bass, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Carol Pool, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Synowiec, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jeff Driskill, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Jacob Braun, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - John Zach Dellinger, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Mary Sloan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Jessica Pearlman, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Lockart, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Luanne Homzy, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Jennifer Olson, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Xiaodan Altenbach, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander H. Budman, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer

A Decca Records & Virgin EMI Records Recording; ℗ 2017 Universal Music Operations Limited

10
I'm Beginning To See The Light 00:03:05

Dean Parks, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Don Murray, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - SEAL, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Duke Ellington, Composer - Jochem Van Der Saag, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - RANDY WALDMAN, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Don George, ComposerLyricist - Tim Weidner, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nick Patrick, Producer - JOHNNY HODGES, Composer - HARRY JAMES, ComposerLyricist - Alexander Iles, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Bishop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Simon Hanhart, Editor, StudioPersonnel - The Puppini Sisters, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Gregg Field, Drums, Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Walden, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Axt, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jeff Driskill, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer

A Decca Records & Virgin EMI Records Recording; ℗ 2017 Universal Music Operations Limited

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It Was A Very Good Year 00:04:42

Dean Parks, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Don Murray, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gayle Levant, Harp, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce Dukov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Katia Popov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Bisharat, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - SEAL, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jochem Van Der Saag, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Ervin M. Drake, ComposerLyricist - Tamara Hatwan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - David Higgins, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Josefina Vergara, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Natalie Leggett, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Phillip Levy, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Berghofer, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Nick Patrick, Producer - John Parricelli, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Karmazyn, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Maya Magub, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Thomas Peterson, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Rotter, Orchestra Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Belinda Broughton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Stuart Clark, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Alma Fernandez, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Ana Landauer, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Dembow, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Heather Clark, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Rose Corrigan, Bassoon, AssociatedPerformer - Shawn Mann, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Tereza Stanislav, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Valerio, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Timothy Loo, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Nico Abondolo, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Songa Lee, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Paula Hochhalter, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Wilkie, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Brandon Fields, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Matthew Funes, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Robert A. Brophy, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew T. Shulman, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Yelena Yegoryan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Teag Reaves, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Dylan Hart, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Hanhart, Editor, StudioPersonnel - Shelton Berg, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Gregg Field, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Walden, Conductor, Orchestra Leader, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Axt, Double Bass, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Carol Pool, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Synowiec, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jeff Driskill, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Bain, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Jacob Braun, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - John Zach Dellinger, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Laura Brenes, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Mary Sloan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Jessica Pearlman, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Lockart, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Luanne Homzy, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Jennifer Olson, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Xiaodan Altenbach, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander H. Budman, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer

A Decca Records & Virgin EMI Records Recording; ℗ 2017 Universal Music Operations Limited

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The Nearness Of You 00:03:52

Dean Parks, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Don Murray, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gayle Levant, Harp, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce Dukov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Katia Popov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Bisharat, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - SEAL, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jochem Van Der Saag, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ned Washington, ComposerLyricist - HOAGY CARMICHAEL, ComposerLyricist - RANDY WALDMAN, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Tamara Hatwan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Josefina Vergara, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Natalie Leggett, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Weidner, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Phillip Levy, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Berghofer, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Nick Patrick, Producer - John Parricelli, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Karmazyn, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Maya Magub, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Rotter, Orchestra Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Belinda Broughton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Alma Fernandez, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Ana Landauer, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Dembow, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Shawn Mann, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Tereza Stanislav, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Valerio, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Timothy Loo, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Nico Abondolo, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Songa Lee, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Paula Hochhalter, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Wilkie, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Matthew Funes, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Robert A. Brophy, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew T. Shulman, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Yelena Yegoryan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Hanhart, Editor, StudioPersonnel - Gregg Field, Drums, Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Walden, Conductor, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Axt, Double Bass, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Carol Pool, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Synowiec, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jacob Braun, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - John Zach Dellinger, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Mary Sloan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Luanne Homzy, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Xiaodan Altenbach, Cello, AssociatedPerformer

A Decca Records & Virgin EMI Records Recording; ℗ 2017 Universal Music Operations Limited

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow 00:02:38

Dean Parks, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Don Murray, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra - SEAL, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jule Styne, Composer - Jochem Van Der Saag, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sammy Cahn, Author - RANDY WALDMAN, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Cottle, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - David Higgins, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Nick Patrick, Producer - Thomas Peterson, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Rotter, Orchestra Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Stuart Clark, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Heather Clark, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Rose Corrigan, Bassoon, AssociatedPerformer - Brandon Fields, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Teag Reaves, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Dylan Hart, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Hanhart, Editor, StudioPersonnel - Gregg Field, Drums, Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Walden, Conductor, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Axt, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jeff Driskill, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Bain, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Laura Brenes, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Jessica Pearlman, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Lockart, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Jennifer Olson, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander H. Budman, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Gareth John Luckrane, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Ruth Berresford, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer

A Decca Records & Virgin EMI Records Recording; ℗ 2017 Universal Music Operations Limited

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Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting) 00:03:37

Dean Parks, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Don Murray, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - SEAL, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jochem Van Der Saag, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mel TORME, ComposerLyricist - Robert Wells, ComposerLyricist - RANDY WALDMAN, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Cottle, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - David Higgins, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Skinner, Bassoon, AssociatedPerformer - Nick Patrick, Producer - Thomas Peterson, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Rotter, Orchestra Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Stuart Clark, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Heather Clark, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Rose Corrigan, Bassoon, AssociatedPerformer - Brandon Fields, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Teag Reaves, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Dylan Hart, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Hanhart, Editor, StudioPersonnel - Gregg Field, Drums, Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Prague, Orchestra - Chris Walden, Conductor, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Axt, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jeff Driskill, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Bain, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Laura Brenes, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Jessica Pearlman, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Lockart, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Jennifer Olson, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander H. Budman, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Gareth John Luckrane, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Ruth Berresford, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer

A Decca Records & Virgin EMI Records Recording; ℗ 2017 Universal Music Operations Limited

Album Description

It’s always some kind of baptism of fire. Not a prerequisite but a way to measure oneself to one’s colleagues from yesterday and today. With the aptly named Standards, his tenth studio album, Seal climbs the Everest of the great jazz and swing classics. After three decades, the Brit doesn’t have anything to prove anymore about the soul quality of his voice. But this retro-flavored enchanted digression reminds us of how this powerful and sultry organ can master any repertoire. Recorded for the most part in the famous Capitol studios in Los Angeles, precisely where Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat “King” Cole and many others have recorded some of their greatest discs, Standards has incidentally been created with the help of musicians that have assisted these great voices. We find pianist Randy Waldman (Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka), bass player Chuck Berghofer (Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles) and drummer Greg Fields (Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder), all gathered so that Seal would give his reinterpretations of Autumn Leaves, I Put A Spell On You, Love For Sale, My Funny Valentine, I've Got You Under My Skin, Smile, I'm Beginning To See The Light and Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow. “This is the album I have always wanted to make, explains the concerned party. I grew up listening to music from the Rat Pack era, so recording these timeless tunes was a lifelong dream. It was a true honour to collaborate with the same musicians who performed with Frank Sinatra and so many of my favourite artists, in the very same studios where the magic was first made – it was one of the greatest days of my recording career.” We can easily imagine that… © CM/Qobuz

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