Product Code: 888751805910
Artist: Sade
Origin: EU
Label: Sony (2016)
Format: 2 X LP
Availability: In Stock
Cover: M
Record: M
Genre: Funk , Jazz , Soul N

The Best of Sade

Sealed - Brand new 180 gram audiophile vinyl 2LP set with gatefold cover.

By the time this was released in 1994, something unexpected happened. Sade's early work became classic and the later additions boasted even better vocals and songs that nicely improved on the theme. The timeless sound and class always exhibited makes Sade Adu and her band a no-brainer for an appealing compilation. Like Al Green's Greatest Hits, The Best of Sade doesn't detract from the original albums and is a marker of time, not the end of the act. The ice-princess demeanor and detached vocals worked perfectly for the mid-'80s singles and radio samples "Smooth Operator" and "Your Love Is King." The tracks from the make-or-break second album, Promise, seem less dolorous propped up and sequenced for a compilation. The sensual-to-a-fault "The Sweetest Taboo" and "Never As Good As the First Time" both retain their strength here. The songs from Stronger Than Pride -- "Love Is Stronger Than Pride," "Nothing Can Come Between Us," and the great "Paradise" -- all benefit from Ian Cooper's mastering job. This set also includes tracks from Sade's "comeback" CD, Love Deluxe, including "Kiss of Life" and "No Ordinary Love." As a bonus, The Best of Sade also includes a rare cover of "Please Send Me Someone to Love" from the Philadelphia soundtrack. Despite its riches, The Best of Sade doesn't include all of the best, since "Maureen" and or "Keep Looking" aren't here. It's a small complaint and The Best of Sade is a great overview.

A2   Hang On To Your Love
Written-ByAdu*, Matthewman*
A3   Smooth Operator
Written-BySt John*, Adu*
A4   Jezebel
Written-ByAdu*, Matthewman*
B1   The Sweetest Taboo
Written-ByDitcham*, Adu*
B2   Is It A Crime
Written-ByHale*, Adu*, Matthewman*
B3   Never As Good As The First Time
ProducerRogan*, Pela*, Millar*
VocalsJake Jacas
Written-ByAdu*, Matthewman*
B4   Love Is Stronger Than Pride
Written-ByHale*, Adu*, Matthewman*
C1   Paradise
GuitarGordon Hunte
Written-ByHale*, Denman*, Adu*, Matthewman*
C2   Nothing Can Come Between Us
Written-ByHale*, Adu*, Matthewman*
C3   No Ordinary Love
Written-ByAdu*, Matthewman*
C4   Like A Tattoo
Written-ByHale*, Adu*, Matthewman*
D1   Kiss Of Life
Arranged By [String Arrangements]Nick Ingman
Written-ByHale*, Denman*, Adu*, Matthewman*
D2   Please Send Me Someone To Love
DrumsTrevor Murrell
GuitarGordon Hunte
PercussionKarl Vanden Bossche*
Producer, Mixed ByHein Hoven
Written-ByPercy Mayfield
D3   Cherish The Day
Written-ByHale*, Adu*, Matthewman*
D4   Pearls
Arranged By [String Arrangements]Nick Ingman
Cello, SoloistTony Pleeth*
Written-ByHale*, Adu*


A1   Your Love Is King
Written-ByAdu*, Matthewman*