'This is the early/premix version of Seal's debut album, on CD format:
The early/premix version was replaced by the later/final version with slightly alternate mixes of most of the tracks, while the catalog number remained the same.
The early/premix version can be identified by the matrix code '9031-74557-2', while the later/final version has '9031-74557-2.2'. Also, the running time of the early/premix version is shorter (50:28 vs. 52:15), explained by the inclusion of shorter versions of 'Crazy', 'Wild' and 'Violet'. 'Wild' is in fact a different recording altogether. The mix of 'Killer' is also different. Various minor differences appear throughout the album and the only tracks that remained the same are 1, 6 and 8. The 'early' version is also mastered at a slightly lower volume. 'Deep Water' and 'Killer' are noticeably quieter. Additionally, the intro of 'Crazy' and the 4:30-5:05 part in 'Violet' are relatively much quieter than on the 'final' version.
At least three variations of the Germany made CD are known to exist, with minor visual differences - which have no relation to audio content. Visually, this early/premix version is identical to Variation 2 of the later/final version.
Later/final versions on German/Europe CD: Variation 1 Variation 2
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Studios: Mainly at Sarm West Studios but also A & M (LA), Beethoven Street (UK), CanAm (LA), Cherokee (LA), The Complex (LA), CTS (UK), Lionshare (LA), The Manor (UK), Ridge Farm (UK). And special thanks to: Wendy and Lisa and Susannah, Kenji Suzuki appears courtesy of Epic/Sony Records, Wendy and Lisa appears courtesy of Virgin Records.
℗ 1991 ZTT Records Ltd. except 3: ℗ 1990 ZTT Records Ltd. © 1991 ZTT Records Ltd. The copyright in this sound recording and artwork is owned by Warner Music UK Ltd. A Time Warner Company. Made in Germany.
May carry either of two stickers:
'Includes: / Future Love Paradise / Crazy / Killer / 9031-74557-2/4 / ZTT 9 C' or
'Includes: / Future Love Paradise / Crazy / Killer / 9031-74557-2/4'.'[discogs]
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