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Seal - Great bass lines

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by mattsk42, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. mattsk42

    mattsk42 Supporting Member

    I didn't notice it *as* much in the regular albums, but if anyone has a chance to listen to the acoustic greatest hits album, there are some really nice lines. Fast and fun, I wish I could play them.
  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    His Album ' human being' has some killer lines, all around.
  3. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I own all his studio stuff... seen him live twice. The man can sing, write and has one hell of a stage presence. He's also good at getting some killer players!

    I've always dug the first disc best. The new one is pretty cool too
  4. mattsk42

    mattsk42 Supporting Member

    Yeah Reggie Hamilton composed some or all of Human Being. Also, from looking at the credits, Seal did some of the bass lines. I saw him in Minneapolis and their sound was PERFECT. I was close to the back and off to the side, too. Clear bass lines and a perfect blend of everything else.
  5. His first album is an amazing album all around. Those songs are great even after hearing them forever.
  6. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Doug Wimbish (who I think is THE man), had worked with Seal pretty extensively. Mainly in the days when Seal first came out like his self titled CD which has "Crazy" on it.
  7. Didn't know much Seal when he was having his hits, but I was very impressed with the Seal cuts that are on the "Best of MTV's unplugged" trilogy. Great sound, songs, vocals, everything. Basswork is very nice as well (acoustic and fretless, but I can't tell if it's an upright or not). I'll have to check out some of his albums. The Best of double album looks good.
  8. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
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    You are correct... Great players on all the discs

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    I was in an airport that had a bose stero display and one of the songs that they were using was "Kissed By a Rose" Unplugged and i was very impressed with just how beautiful the music was. :bassist:
  10. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
    Atlanta GA
    Absolutely, Seal does write really cool stuff and picks excellent musicians! I love the melodic bass break on "Prayer For The Dying" a ton!!
  11. Simball


    Mar 26, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    Pretty sure Tony Levin has played with him quite a bit. Yeah, good songwriters/performers tend to attract killer players.
  12. mattsk42

    mattsk42 Supporting Member

    I totally agree with Prayer For the Dying bass line. It's fantastic.
  13. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
    Atlanta GA
    Tony actually toured with Seal when "Human Beings" came out. He also had David Sancious on keys and Brian Blade on drums on that tour band.
  14. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Prayer for the Dying played by Pino Palladino?
  15. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    You have to give credit to producer Trevor Horn too! The production on those albums is incredible!! IMHO :D :cool: :)
  16. jazzbasta


    Jul 16, 2005
    Total agreement.
  17. mattsk42

    mattsk42 Supporting Member

    I just noticed that "Waiting for You" and "Future Love Paradise" have fun moving lines, too. I love the tone on Don't Cry and Kiss From a Rose. :bassist:
  18. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Future Love Paradise is one of my all time favorite tunes. It can bring me 'round to a good place whenever the bridge hits :bassist:

  19. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Yeah, he has a knack for making ordinary instruments (including basses) sound otherworldly.
  20. Trevor Horn is talented but alot of the "out there" bass stuff on Seal's first album is Doug Wimbish's doing.. His playing is characterist of him you cant miss it..