Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Change is Gonna Come

Song: A Change is Gonna Come
Artist: Seal
Album: Soul

Hot off the heels of his amazing dance record “System” (did anyone buy that? It really was great) from last year, Seal is releasing an album of classic soul covers. The set includes Curtis Mayfield’s “It’s Alright” and “ People Get Ready,” as well as It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” by James Brown, and Knock on Wood” and “If You Don’t Know Me By Now.” Starting off the set is the excellent Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come.” The song has some very specific relevance in this country (and by default, the world) right now, and come November when the album is released… let’s home it’s true.

Hearing a classic song sung by Seal I realize just how great his voice is. With his dance music it’s hidden a bit, but here it really soars. I think this will be a great record. Check out the beautiful black & white video below, as well as a little piece about the album.


A Change is Gonna Come

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