Kiss from a Rose

Kiss from a Rose

Infobox Single
Name = Kiss From a Rose

Artist = Seal
from Album = Seal" and "
B-side = "The Wind Cries Mary", "Blues in 'E'" (1994)
Released = 18 July 1994 (UK)
October 1994 (US)
3 July 1995 (UK re-release)
Format = CD single
Recorded = 1994
Genre = Pop
Length = 4:47 (album/commercial 45 rpm version)
3:38 ("Batman Forever" film edit/DJ promo edit)
Label = ZTT / Warner Bros.
Writer = Seal/Trevor Horn
Producer = Trevor Horn
Last single = "Prayer for the Dying"
(May 1994)
"Newborn Friend"
(Oct 1994)
This single = "Kiss from a Rose"
(Jul 1994)
"Kiss from a Rose"/"I'm Alive"
(Jul 1995)
Next single = "Newborn Friend"
(Oct 1994)
"Don't Cry"/"Prayer for the Dying"
(Nov 1995)
Misc = Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = 1995 re-release
Type = Single

"Kiss from a Rose" is a song from Seal's second eponymous album "Seal", subsequently featured on the "Batman Forever" (1995) film soundtrack. Released as a single in 1995, it achieved a great success, particularly in the U.S. and Australia where it topped the charts.


Written by Seal, the single "Kiss from a Rose", the second taken from the film soundtrack, topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for one week in August 1995. It also went to #4 on the UK singles chart. The single originally made it to #20 in 1994, but upon being re-released after being featured in the film, it reached the top position. It won two Grammy Awards, for 'Song of the Year' and 'Record of the Year'. It was also nominated for a 1996 MTV Movie Award. [ Kiss From A Rose by Seal Songfacts ] ]

Music video

Two versions of the music video were produced:
* The original version is set in a photographic studio
* The second version was directed by Joel Schumacher and has Seal performing the song beside the Bat-Signal, interspersed with clips from the film.

Track listing

Between all the formats of the single release, bonus tracks include the non-album tracks "The Wind Cries Mary" (a Jimi Hendrix cover) and "Blues in 'E'"; remixes of "Kiss from a Rose" by Adamski (who produced the original version of "Killer"); and remixes of album track "I'm Alive" by Steve Fitzmaurice and Sasha with BT.

*"Kiss from a Rose" (radio edit) — 3:38
*"Kiss from a Rose" (album version) — 4:47

Cover versions

Irish vocal trio Trinití and Japanese artist Angela Aki have recorded cover versions of the song. Saxophonist Alfonzo Blackwell created an instrumental version of the song as well. Jack Black performed a cover of "Kiss from a Rose" on an American Idol charity special in 2007. [YouTube|mXsC6uB2n4E|Jack Black performing "Kiss from a Rose" on an American Idol charity special in 2007] Chris Sligh, an American Idol finalist, performed this song for his audition. Also, electro-punk duo Vyncent Flaw has released a higher tempo cover of the song. Head Control System has released a cover version of the song on their official myspace.

Katherine Jenkins also recorded her version of the track in her 2007 album "Rejoice".



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