Diamond Life

Diamond Life

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by Sade
     
 

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Former model Sade made an immediate and huge impact with her 1984 debut album, Diamond Life. Her sound and approach were deliberately icy, her delivery and voice aloof, deadpan, and cold, and yet she became an instant sensation through such songs as "Smooth Operator" and "Your Love Is King," where the slick production and quasi-jazz

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Former model Sade made an immediate and huge impact with her 1984 debut album, Diamond Life. Her sound and approach were deliberately icy, her delivery and voice aloof, deadpan, and cold, and yet she became an instant sensation through such songs as "Smooth Operator" and "Your Love Is King," where the slick production and quasi-jazz backing seemed to register with audiences thinking they were hearing a jazz vocalist.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/14/2000
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998524026
catalogNumber:
85240

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sade   Primary Artist
Sade Adu   Vocals
Terry Bailey   Trumpet
Paul S. Denman   Bass
Martin Ditcham   Percussion
Dave Early   Percussion,Drums
Andrew Hale   Keyboards
Stuart Matthewman   Guitar,Saxophone
Paul Cooke   Drums
Gordon Matthewman   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Timmy Thomas   Composer
Sade Adu   Composer
Stuart Matthewman   Composer
Robin Millar   Producer
Clyde Otis   Composer
Ben Rogan   Engineer
Gordon Matthewman   Composer
Murray Stein   Composer
Antonio Hardy   Composer
Graham Smith   Artwork,Sleeve Design

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Diamond Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was pretty much where it all started for Sade. There are 3 big songs on this album that helped get her career off the ground, ''Smooth Operator'' being the most notable. The other 2 songs were ''Your Love Is King'' and ''Hang On To Your Love''. Although these are classic radio staples and the album is a good introduction to her talents, Sade was to release stronger and more mature material in the years to follow. The album ranks very high among smooth jazz fans, adult/contemporary/Top 40 radio disc jockeys and deserves the 5 star rating I'm giving it. A good purchase overall and a nice introduction to Sade.
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