Best of Sade

The Best of Sade

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From the painstaking ballads "Is It a Crime" and "Jezebel" to spirited, up-tempo favorites such as "Paradise" and "Kiss of Life," The Best of Sade is an essential addition to the collection of any true fan of the dynamic, African-Brit beauty. With the 1985 release of her jazzy debut, Diamond Life, the sultry vocalist turned

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From the painstaking ballads "Is It a Crime" and "Jezebel" to spirited, up-tempo favorites such as "Paradise" and "Kiss of Life," The Best of Sade is an essential addition to the collection of any true fan of the dynamic, African-Brit beauty. With the 1985 release of her jazzy debut, Diamond Life, the sultry vocalist turned contemporary R&B on its ear with her husky pipes and heart-wrenchingly honest lyrics. This stellar collection includes highlights from that disc ("Smooth Operator," "Your Love Is King") as well as cherished songs from her equally provocative follow-ups, Promise ("The Sweetest Taboo," "Never as Good as the First Time"), Stronger Than Pride ("Love Is Stronger Than Pride," "Nothing Can Come Between Us"), and Love Deluxe ("No Ordinary Love," "Cherish the Day"). Although this disc doesn't capture the full Sade experience, The Best of Sade offers an appetizing sampling of the delectable musings of this timeless artist.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eddie Huffman
It's easy to dismiss Sade as makeout music for Calvin Klein Obsession models, but she created an impressive body of work over the course of a decade, a series of moody singles with cool jazz passion and the kick of good R&B. All the hits are here, of course, from "Smooth Operator" to "No Ordinary Love."

Product Details

Release Date:
07/22/2008
Label:
Slider Pack
UPC:
0886972262628
catalogNumber:
722626

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sade   Primary Artist
Sade Adu   Vocals
Terry Bailey   Trumpet
Pete Beachill   Trombone
Paul S. Denman   Bass
Martin Ditcham   Percussion,Drums
Dave Early   Percussion,Drums
Andrew Hale   Keyboards
Gordon Hunte   Guitar
Jake Jacas   Vocals
Stuart Matthewman   Guitar,Saxophone
Trevor Murrell   Drums
Leroy Osbourne   Vocals
Paul Cooke   Drums
Gordon Matthewman   Trumpet
Tony Pleeth   Cello,Soloist
Karl Van Den Bossche   Percussion

Technical Credits

Percy Mayfield   Composer
Sade   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Sade Adu   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Paul S. Denman   Composer
Martin Ditcham   Composer
Andrew Hale   Composer
Nick Ingman   Arranger,String Arrangements
Stuart Matthewman   Composer
Robin Millar   Producer
Clyde Otis   Composer
Mike Pela   Producer,Engineer
Ben Rogan   Producer,Engineer
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
Hein Hoven   Producer
Gordon Matthewman   Composer
Murray Stein   Composer
Antonio Hardy   Composer
H.F. Adu   Composer

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The Best of Sade 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is a wonderful compilation of R&B and Jazz music. Sade's voice is teeming with sensuality. Great for cold winter nights and thick August evenings...
PatriciaP53 More than 1 year ago
I so love this CD. I listen to it everyday in my car and actually have an extra one in my home CD player. Her breathy sound is very nice to the ear. Back ground sound is the best. I love every bit of it.
gammie2 More than 1 year ago
I Love any song by Sade-her best IS the best! This great album has her all-time hit: "Smooth Operator", my very favorite.
Anonymous 9 months ago
This album has been incredibly mastered and mixed. Bravo to you engineers who put this together. Overall the song selection and arrangement is amazing. I will use this album as a reference for all my future albums.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is no other Diva in this class, she stands alone with her style, elegance, and voice. There is no other to put you in a new world like SADE can. This is the only place you need to go on vacation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sade's Music is the best to lounge, have a candle light dinner, our just a romantic evening with that special someone. Love her, and owe her a lot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The cd had all of my favorite songs on there. That is the best cd to listen to when you're feeling down or feeling sexy. It relaxes you and takes you on a journey through Sade's career and through time. For example, Pearls is about a girl in Somalia. This song was made in 1991 before we knew about their problems in that country. Except for Someone to Love, the album is perfect.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't live without her songs. I am hard of hearing and I like to hear her pops and it make me so relax to hear her song as much I can hear. I love her song to death and wish that I could see her live songs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great album to purchase if you are a long time Sade fan or if you're just discovering her. All of her biggest and best hits are contained here conveniently on one album. The hits are here from ''Smooth Operator'' to ''Sweetest Taboo'', ''Never As Good As the First Time'', ''Paradise'' down to ''No Ordinary Love'', ''Kiss of Life'' and ''Like a Tattoo'' and ''Pearls''. Die hard fans might be a little disappointed that the songs ''Maureen'' and ''Keep Looking'' were not included on this collection, but the other songs contained are so fantastic that one can easily overlook these omissions. This is a terrific album and a must have for any and all music libraries near and far. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
COMPLETE WORKS OF ONE OF THE TRUE GENIOUSES OF OUR TIME................THE AFRODITE.............WAS SIMPLYBRILLANT IN VOCALS AND ARRANGEMENT.....HI FIVE TO ROYALTY ON THE ALBUM..........
Guest More than 1 year ago
She is simply the best female vocalist. The album (all her albums are superb). Love you Sade!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Let me tell you all something ok listen. I was walking down the street and I saw Sade CD's on sale, and I bought this album, plus I was so lucky I got this in a box whit Diamond Life. So I got 2 cd's for one cd's price. The best songs on these album's is: Smooth Operator, Your Love Is king, No Ordinary Love and many more. Buy this album U will no regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
SADE IS THE BEST OF ALL SINGERS !!!! SHE HAS THE GREATEST STYLE !!!! HER SWEETEST TABOO ALWAYS BRINGS A SMILE !!! LOVE IS STRONGER THAN PRIDE, BUT WITH THE KISS OF LIFE, WE CAN TAKE IT IN STRIDE !!! ONLY THE QUEEN CAN KNOW OUR LOVE IS KING !!! SO CHERISH THE DAY(S), SADE SINGS !!! FOR HER MUSIC IS NO ORDINARY LOVE !!! I THANK HER FOR SENDING US (SONGS) SOMEONE TO LOVE !!! SO WHETHER PARADISE, PEARLS, OR IS IT A CRIME,..... LIKE A TATTOO, NOTHING CAN COME BETWEEN US,.... FOR I AM GOING TO HANG ON TO HER LOVE ...(SONGS) !!! MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU SADE !!!!