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Live in Paris

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Seal 6/7/2005

Review

In the case of Seal's Live in Paris, the CD with packed-in DVD format turns what would be a mediocre live album release into a desirable package. The DVD is by far the highlight of the set, since Seal's live show doesn't vary drastically from his recordings. There's very little improvisation and the arrangements stick as closely to the album versions as a five-piece can, which is a compliment since carrying off Trevor Horn's ambitious productions with a small combo is no small feat. The CD also disappoints by chopping off Seal's versions of "Hey Joe" and "Deep Water," an intimate encore that looks and sounds triumphant on the DVD. Consider the CD a freebie for fans away from their televisions and consider the DVD first. The concert is captured well with shots around Paris and bits of Seal backstage tastefully inserted into the main program. The cameramen seem a little more infatuated with the female concertgoers than they should be, but not at the expense of the show, which is captured brilliantly from all angles. Seal's pleasant exchanges with the audience add the warm charisma missed on the CD, and while his voice isn't in A+ condition for the show, it doesn't crack and survives every demanding, dramatic ballad just fine. Live albums are rarely recommendable to anyone but the most devoted fans, but with the DVD, Live in Paris rises above being a throwaway, stopgap release. ~ David Jeffries
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Crazy Seal 5:38
  3. 2 Get It Together Seal 4:17
  4. 3 Killer Seal 6:2
  5. 4 Just Like You Said Seal 4:59
  6. 5 Dreaming in Metaphors Seal 4:54
  7. 6 Prayer for the Dying Seal 5:3
  8. 7 Love's Divine Seal 5:27
  9. 8 My Vision Seal 5:19
  10. 9 Waiting for You Seal 3:51
  11. 10 Kiss from a Rose Seal 5:9
  12. 11 Heavenly... (Good Feeling) Seal 5:6
  13. 12 Don't Cry Seal 5:27
  14. 13 Bring It On Seal 5:53
  15. 14 Future Love Paradise Seal 7:3
  16. 1 Crazy [DVD] Seal null:null
  17. 2 Get It Together [DVD] Seal null:null
  18. 3 Killer [DVD] Seal null:null
  19. 4 Just Like You Said [DVD] Seal null:null
  20. 5 Dreaming in Metaphors [DVD] Seal null:null
  21. 6 Prayer for the Dying [DVD] Seal null:null
  22. 7 Don't Make Me Wait [DVD] Seal null:null
  23. 8 Whirlpool [DVD] Seal null:null
  24. 9 Love's Divine [DVD] Seal null:null
  25. 10 My Vision [DVD] Seal null:null
  26. 11 Waiting for You [DVD] Seal null:null
  27. 12 Kiss from a Rose [DVD] Seal null:null
  28. 13 Heavenly... (Good Feeling) [DVD] Seal null:null
  29. 14 Don't Cry [DVD] Seal null:null
  30. 15 Bring It On [DVD] Seal null:null
  31. 16 Future Love Paradise [DVD] Seal null:null
  32. 17 Hey Joe [DVD] Seal null:null
  33. 18 Deep Water [DVD] Seal null:null

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