The Drop: Seal and David Foster At The GRAMMY Museum
LOS ANGELES (September 2010) – On Sept. 26, 2010, The GRAMMY Museum will welcome internationally acclaimed vocalist Seal and 15-time GRAMMY Award Winner/producer David Foster, to discuss Seal’s new album Seal 6: Commitment (Reprise) two days before its release.
Due out September 28, 2010 on Reprise Records, Seal 6: Commitment could be his greatest work to date. With a career that’s lasted over two decades and more than 15million albums sold, the celebrated vocalist and GRAMMY Award-winner went into the studio and challenged himself to “write an album that exceeds my own expectations.” After working on 2008’s Soul with producer David Foster, Seal knew who to turn to, to bring his new project to life. “I asked David to produce Commitment because quite simply, he’s the most incredible person I’ve worked with in the studio in a long time,” Seal says. “He’s one of a kind. I don’t think there’s an arranger and producer on the planet that can do what he does.” Foster shares the same sentiment for Seal saying, “The album is full of beautiful musical surprises and his songwriting has never been better. He says it may be his best work yet and I think he may be right.”
In the Museum’s 200 seat Clive Davis Theater, two days before the release of Seal 6: Commitment, Seal and David Foster will sit down with Executive Director Robert Santelli to discuss how his focus on family, life, music and his career influenced his new album. They will also talk about what it was like to work together again in the studio before taking audience questions and performing a few songs.
The GRAMMY Museum launched its celebrated public program series “The Drop” in June 2009 with critically-acclaimed artists Nanci Griffith, Rhett Miller, Mandy Moore, and Marshall Crenshaw. Since then, Ace Frehley, Todd Snider, Don Was, Jakob Dylan, Shooter Jennings, Robert Randolph, The Hold Steady, Court Yard Hounds, Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses, Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs have all “dropped” their albums at The GRAMMY Museum. Taking place in the Museum’s state-of-the-art Clive Davis Theater, the series regularly features musicians live and onstage discussing their most recent albums and musical projects, allowing fans the chance to hear about their newest work in a unique and intimate setting.
“American Express Presents The Drop: Seal and David Foster” will take place at 8pm in the Museum’s Clive Davis Theater, on the second floor of The GRAMMY Museum. Doors open at 7:30pm. American Express presale tickets are $30 and can be purchased on ticketmaster.com by American Express Cardmembers starting Friday, September 10, 2010 at 12pm or by calling 1.800.745.3000. Ticket purchase also includes a special gift. American Express is the exclusive payment method for presale tickets. All proceeds benefit the GRAMMY Museum. For more information, please call 213.765.6800 or visit www.grammymuseum.org.
The GRAMMY Museum is located at 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite A245, Los Angeles, CA 90015. With an entrance off of Figueroa Street, the Museum resides within the L.A. LIVE campus, at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles.
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September 12, 2010 5:10pm ET by Pressparty