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There are two versions of this album. Between the versions, only "The Beginning" and "Future Love Paradise" are identical. "Deep Water", "Whirlpool" and "Show Me" have differences only audible by careful comparison. "Crazy", "Killer" and "Violet" are mixed differently, and "Wild" is a different recording altogether.

Both versions are known to exist on all formats (CD, LP and Cassette). Country of origin appears to play no role. In general, there are no external, visible identifiers to tell which version of the album a release might contain.

The 'premix' (early, first) version of the album is easily identified by the duration of "Crazy" being 4:47 instead of 5:56. On the 'final' (second) version, the last track, "Violet" contains movie dialogue and sounds of rain, both missing in the 'premix' version.

Some of the editions containing the 'premix' are found at:
Seal - CD, Europe;
Seal - CD, Japan;
Seal - LP, Europe.

Tracklist

The Beginning 5:39
Deep Water 5:57
Crazy 5:55
Killer 6:21
Whirlpool 3:55
Future Love Paradise 4:19
Wild 5:27
Show Me 5:59
Violet 8:30

Versions (55)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9031-74557-2 Seal Seal(CD, Album) ZTT 9031-74557-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
9031-74557-2 Seal Seal(CD, Album) ZTT 9031-74557-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
WMC5-355 Seal Seal(CD, Album) WEA, ZTT WMC5-355 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
9 26627-2 Seal Seal(CD, Album) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 9 26627-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
9 26627-2 Seal Seal(CD, Album) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 9 26627-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
CD 74557 Seal Seal(CD, Album) ZTT CD 74557 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
WICD 5132 Seal Seal(CD, Album) ZTT WICD 5132 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
CD MMC 9129 Seal Seal(CD, Album) MMC Records (2) CD MMC 9129 Hungary 1991 Sell This Version
9 26627-2/4, 9 26627-2, 9 26627-4 Seal Seal(CD, Album + Cass, Album + Box, Promo) Sire, Sire, Sire 9 26627-2/4, 9 26627-2, 9 26627-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
W2 26627 Seal Seal(CD, Album, Club) Sire, Warner Bros. Records W2 26627 US 1991 Sell This Version
W2 74557 Seal Seal(CD, Album, Club) ZTT W2 74557 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
9 26627-2 Seal Seal(CD, Album, Club) Sire 9 26627-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
9 26627-2 Seal Seal(CD, Album, Lon) Sire 9 26627-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
CD 74557 Seal Seal(CD, Album, RE) ZTT CD 74557 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
9031-74557-2, CD-0455 Seal Seal(CD, Album, Unofficial) ZTT, ZTT 9031-74557-2, CD-0455 China 1991 Sell This Version
9 26627-4 Seal Seal(Cass, Album) Sire 9 26627-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
WU 1656, 9031-74557 Seal Seal(Cass, Album) UFO Group, ZTT WU 1656, 9031-74557 Taiwan 1991 Sell This Version
9031-74557-4, ZTT9C Seal Seal(Cass, Album) ZTT, ZTT 9031-74557-4, ZTT9C UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
ZTT9C, 9031-74557-4, 74557-4 Seal Seal(Cass, Album) ZTT, ZTT, ZTT ZTT9C, 9031-74557-4, 74557-4 Thailand 1991 Sell This Version
PK MMC 9129 Seal Seal(Cass, Album) MMC Records (2) PK MMC 9129 Hungary 1991 Sell This Version
ZWIC 5132 Seal Seal(Cass, Album) ZTT Records ZWIC 5132 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
9031-74557-4, ZTT9C Seal Seal(Cass, Album) Warner Music Poland, ZTT 9031-74557-4, ZTT9C Poland 1991 Sell This Version
IC-059, 9031-74557-4 Seal Seal(Cass, Album) Warner Music Korea, EastWest IC-059, 9031-74557-4 South Korea 1991 Sell This Version
9 26627-4 Seal Seal(Cass, Album, Club) Sire 9 26627-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
W4 26627 / 4-26627 Seal Seal(Cass, Album, Club) Sire W4 26627 / 4-26627 US 1991 Sell This Version
17 45574 Seal Seal(Cass, Album, Dol) Warner Music Canada, ZTT 17 45574 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
0257 Seal Seal(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Gold Hit 0257 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
9431-74557-4, Y-1432 Seal Seal(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ZTT, ZTT 9431-74557-4, Y-1432 China 1991 Sell This Version
ZTT9, PL MMC 9129 Seal Seal(LP, Album) ZTT, MMC Records (2) ZTT9, PL MMC 9129 Hungary 1991 Sell This Version
WIC 5132 Seal Seal(LP, Album) Tusk Music WIC 5132 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
9031-74557-1, ZTT9 Seal Seal(LP, Album) ZTT, ZTT 9031-74557-1, ZTT9 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
670.9376 Seal Seal(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 670.9376 Brazil 1991 Sell This Version
9031-74557-1, ZTT9 Seal Seal(LP, Album, RE) ZTT, ZTT 9031-74557-1, ZTT9 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
9031-74557-5 Seal Seal(DCC, Album) ZTT 9031-74557-5 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
9031-74557-4 Seal Seal(Cass, Album) EastWest, Warner Music Korea 9031-74557-4 South Korea 1993 Sell This Version
9031-74557-2 Seal Seal(CD, Album, Unofficial) ZTT (2), РБСЗС 9031-74557-2 Russia 1995 Sell This Version
WPCR-2206 Seal Seal(CD, Album) ZTT WPCR-2206 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
9031-74557-4 Seal Seal(Cass, Album, RE) ZTT, Союз 9031-74557-4 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
9031-74557-4 Seal Seal(Cass, Album, RE) ZTT, Союз 9031-74557-4 Ukraine 2000 Sell This Version
9031-74557-2 Seal Seal(CD, Album, RE) ZTT 9031-74557-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
48784-2 Seal Seal(CD, Album, RE + DVD-A, Album, Comp, RM, Multichann) Warner Bros. Records 48784-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
WMC5-355 Seal Seal [1991](9xFile, AAC, Album, 256) ZTT WMC5-355 Canada Unknown
9031-74557-2, ZTT9 Seal Seal(CD, Album) ZTT, ZTT 9031-74557-2, ZTT9 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
9 26627-2 Seal Seal(CD, Album, Club, RE) Sire, Warner Bros. Records, ZTT 9 26627-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9031-74557-2 Seal Seal(CD, Album, RE) ZTT 9031-74557-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
9031-74557-2 Seal Seal(CD, Album, RE) ZTT 9031-74557-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
903174557-2 Seal Seal(CD, Album, RE) ZTT 903174557-2 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
9031-74557-2 Seal Seal(CD, Album, RE) ZTT 9031-74557-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9 26627-2 Seal Seal(CD, Album, RP) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 9 26627-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
838 Seal Seal(Cass, Album) TK7 838 Tunisia Unknown Sell This Version
74557-4 Seal Seal(Cass, Album) ZTT, Milletlerarası Müzik Yayınları Ltd. 74557-4 Turkey Unknown Sell This Version
664 Seal Seal(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Poker Sound By Roton 664 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
258 Seal Seal(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ASTA 258 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
1177 Seal Seal(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 1177 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
D504, 504 Seal Seal(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Seal), Not On Label (Seal) D504, 504 Unknown Sell This Version

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justin.dion.jennings

justin.dion.jennings

June 1, 2018
referencing Seal, LP, Album, 9031-74557-1, ZTT9
Seal. The first album. This is the only album of significance. If you lived in this era you will know. This fusion of era dance music mixed with pop music and Seal's killer ability to sing and those amazing lyrics. This album shadows all of his others. This is art art. Pure. Top ten album of all time. Peace.
mc959

mc959

February 21, 2017
referencing Seal, LP, Album, RE, 9031-74557-1, ZTT9
I'm confused by this description. Usually the "alternative" mix of this album is considered the "premix" version - the less common mix of the album that they don't produce anymore. So is this meant to be the more common second version that you'd get if you bought a new CD of it today? Or the rare premix? The times mention match up with the current version (premix had shorter Crazy, current mix has longer), but "alternative version" seems to imply it would be the other mix.
Barnaba

Barnaba

September 30, 2016
referencing Seal, LP, Album, 9031-74557-1, ZTT9
Is there an inner sleeve? On my copy is absent...
Eruption44

Eruption44

December 26, 2015
referencing Seal, LP, Album, 9031-74557-1, ZTT9
Please note the track 'a kiss from a rose' is under review by music regulators for being banned away from the mainstream.
simonali

simonali

April 25, 2012
referencing Seal, CD, Album, 9031-74557-2
Well, after owning this CD since it was released, I never knew it was revamped a short while later until just now! There may be quiet bits and iffy mastering on this version, but I think the take on the track Wild is better than on the second version. I did always wonder why my album didn't have the 6 min version of Crazy on it, too!