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Encyclopedia > Kiss from a Rose
"Kiss From A Rose"
"Kiss From A Rose" cover
Single by Seal
from the album Seal and Batman Forever: Original Soundtrack
B-side(s) "The Wind Cries Mary", "Blues in 'E'" (1994)
Released 18 July 1994 (UK)
3 July 1995 (UK re-release)
Format CD single
Recorded 1994
Genre Pop
Length 4:47 (album/commercial 45rpm version)
3:38 (Batman Forever film edit/DJ promo edit)
Label ZTT / Warner Bros.
Producer(s) Trevor Horn
Peak chart positions
Seal singles chronology
"Prayer for the Dying"
(May 1994)
---
"Newborn Friend"
(Oct 1994)
"Kiss from a Rose"
(Jul 1994)
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"Kiss from a Rose"/"I'm Alive"
(Jul 1995)
"Newborn Friend"
(Oct 1994)
---
"Don't Cry"/"Prayer for the Dying"
(Nov 1995)
1995 re-release
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"Kiss from a Rose" is a song from Seal's second eponymous album Seal, subsequently featured on the Batman Forever (1995) film soundtrack. It was originally planned to accompany a love scene between Bruce Wayne and the character Chase Meridian but ended up placed at the end of the film.[citation needed] Image File history File links Seal_-_Kiss_From_A_Rose_(single). ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel (born February 19, 1963 in Paddington, London, England) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning British soul vocalist and songwriter. ... Seal is Seals second self-titled album which was released in 1994. ... Batman Forever is a 1995 superhero film. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Wind Cries Mary is a song originally recorded by Jimi Hendrix off of his 1967 album Are You Experienced. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... ZTT Records is a record label founded in 1983 by NME journalist Paul Morley, record producer Trevor Horn, producer/engineer Gary Langan and businesswoman Jill Sinclair. ... Warner Bros. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Trevor Charles Horn, born July 15, 1949 in Durham, England, is a British pop music record producer, songwriter and musician. ... // A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel (born February 19, 1963 in Paddington, London, England) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning British soul vocalist and songwriter. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 683 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (717 × 629 pixel, file size: 181 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The cover artwork for Seals single Kiss From A Rose (1996). ... Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel (born February 19, 1963 in Paddington, London, England) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning British soul vocalist and songwriter. ... An eponym is a person (real or fictitious) whose name has become identified with a particular object or activity. ... Seal is Seals second self-titled album which was released in 1994. ... Batman Forever is a 1995 superhero film. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ...


The single, 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 after being re-released after being featured in the film, it reached that 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. The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... See also MTV Movie Awards The MTV Movie Awards 1996 were hosted by Ben Stiller and Janeane Garofalo. ...


It was rumoured that "Kiss from a Rose" is potentially about the use of cocaine. Some lines such as "...and did you know, that when it snows, my eyes become large...", "you remain my power, my pleasure, my pain..." and "...the more I get of you the stranger it feels..." may reference the color and effects the drug has. This has been disputed by others, who argue that it is more about the pure love between a man and a woman, similar to the concept of the story of Beauty and the Beast.[citation needed] Cocaine is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ... Illustration by Warwick Goble Beauty and the Beast is a traditional fairy tale (type 425C -- search for a lost husband -- in the Aarne-Thompson classification). ...


With its 6/8 time signature (rather uncommon for a pop song) and its danceable tempo, "Kiss from a Rose" is one of the most popular waltzes written in the 1990s. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A waltz (German: , Italian: , French: , Spanish: , Catalan: ) is a ballroom and folk dance in   time, done primarily in closed position. ...


Irish vocal trio Triniti 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. Also, electro-punk duo Vyncent Flaw are currently working on a higher tempo cover of the song. Triniti are a vocal female trio from Dublin. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Jack Black (born Thomas Jack Black, Jr. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ...


Two versions of the music video were produced; the original version is set in a photographic studio, while the film promotional version that followed, directed by Batman Forever director Joel Schumacher, has Seal performing the song beside the Bat-Signal, interspersed with clips from the film. A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... A photographic studio is both a workspace and a corporate body. ... Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939) is an American film director, writer, and producer. ... The Bat-Signal in Jim Lees cover art from Batman #608. ...


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. The Wind Cries Mary is a song originally recorded by Jimi Hendrix off of his 1967 album Are You Experienced. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Adamski (born Adam Tinley, 4 December 1967, in the New Forest, England) is a English dance music producer, prominent at the time of acid house for his tracks N-R-G and Killer (a collaboration with Seal). ... Killer is a popular song by Seal. ... Sasha (born Alexander Coe on September 4, 1969), is a Welsh DJ and record producer. ... Brian Wayne Transeau (born October 4, 1971 in Rockville, Maryland) is a trance musician, better known by his stage name, BT. He has been called the Father of Trance for his pioneering in the trance genre [1],[2] and Prince of Dance Music for his multi-instrumentalist skills [3], and...

  • "Kiss from a Rose" (radio edit) — 3:38
  • "Kiss from a Rose" (album version) — 4:47
Preceded by
"Waterfalls" by TLC
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
August 26, 1995
Succeeded by
"You Are Not Alone" by Michael Jackson

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