Win 2 Tix to See SEAL with MACY GRAY at Chastain

July 11, 2012

Show is July 28th at 8pm at Chastain Park Amphitheater

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Another amazing Chastain giveaway for you! See Seal and Macy Gray on July 28th at 8pm!

Scroll down to see the complete Delta Classic Chastain schedule below, or simply CLICK HERE. (Read my LEAD ARTICLE about my experience a few weeks ago...always bring a poncho and a dry towel just in case of unpredictable storms!!!)

This is a table set up concert. Coolers & Carry Ins are allowed.

When Seal was a teenager in England, a new wave of American soul turned his head. “I remember songs like ‘Love T.K.O.’ and ‘Wishing on a Star’ and ‘Love Don’t Live Here Anymore’ — I just remember those songs being so unique-sounding when they came on the radio,” he says. “They had a big impact on me, because they were just very different from a lot of R&B that we were hearing. They were huge influences on my life and my outlook on writing music when I was growing up.”

Seal pays loving homage to that vibrant time in his own musical life with Soul 2, his eighth studio album, bringing his immense talents and deep sensibilities to songs that were coming out of Detroit, Memphis and especially Philadelphia, a sound that in England became known as Northern Soul. Working with producer Trevor Horn (who launched Seal’s career and produced his first four albums) and on four songs David Foster (who produced Seal’s first foray into the classics catalog, the international hit 2008 album Soul, and 2010‘s Commitment), Seal at once internalizes and evokes the spirit of such musical giants as Marvin Gaye, Teddy Pendergrass, Smokey Robinson, Bill Withers, the Spinners and the O’Jays.

Recording was done in settings ranging from elaborate orchestra sessions to a few vocals performed in Horn’s garage. The result is a variety of inventive textures, maximizing the spirit of both the songs and the singer. Support came from a wealth of all-star musicians, including Horn on bass and guitar, Foster on keyboards, with orchestral and brass arrangements by Pete Murray, Julian Hinton and Foster.

Seal’s first Soul album captured, by-and-large, the spirit of the ‘60s, with songs of Sam Cooke (a glorious version of “A Change Is Gonna Come”), Otis Redding among others, selling 3 million copies worldwide and standing as the top-selling album of the decade in France. Soul 2 leans more to the ‘70s, digging deep into a time in which artists explored new heights of personal expression and cultural openness with equal measures of inventive creativity and populist immediacy. As a set it features love songs (the Chi-Lites’ “Oh Girl,” Smokey Robinson & the Miracles’ “Ooo Baby Baby”), out-of-love songs (Pendergrass’ “Love T.K.O.,” Rose Royce’s “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”) and some that are both (the Spinners’ “I’ll Be Around”).

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Ticket Price(s): $414.00 Terrace Table (seats 6), $276.00 Terrace Table (seats 4), $75.00 Box Seat, $53.00 Terrace Seat, $39.00 Rear Terrace Seat and $25.00 Lawn

Here's the remaing Delta Classic Chastain Schedule for 2012!
July 13 - Summerland: Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit & Marcy Playground
July 14 - Kenny Rogers & Glen Campbell
July 21 - The Temptations & The Four Tops
July 25 - Joe Cocker, Huey Lewis And The News
July 27 - Brandi Carlile, Josh Ritter
July 28 - Seal, Macy Gray
August 4 - The Music of Abba: Arrival from Sweden with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
August 18 - Will Downing, Lalah Hathaway, David Sanborn, Gerald Albright, Norman Brown
August 31 - Foreigner, Night Ranger
September 7 - Train, Mat Kearney & Andy Grammer
September 8 - Charlie Wilson

Food & Beverage Information
Pack a picnic, purchase food at the show, or order ahead from on-site caterers!  CLICK HERE for more information on your options and menus too! Whatever you do, don't forget your candles, tablecloths (or blankets) and perhaps even flowers...


  • CLICK HERE to enter via form. (MANDATORY). Deadline to enter is Wed., July 18 at 9am. Must be a subscriber to SVM Macaroni Kid to be eligible.
  • 2 BONUS ENTRIES: Like my post on Facebook about this giveaway by CLICKING HERE and commenting with your favorite song by Seal or Macy Gray!

Rules: Must be a subscriber to Smyrna Vinings Marietta Macaroni Kid and a resident of the Metro Atlanta area. Must be 18 or older. Winner will be chosen at random on Wed. July 18, 2012. Once chosen, winner will have 24 hours to claim prize, or I will have to choose another winner. By entering this contest, you are automatically agreeing to be subscribed to receive SVM Macaroni Kid Kid via email each week, if you are not already a subscriber.

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