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Sade: Lovers Live / Lovers Rock
     

Sade: Lovers Live / Lovers Rock

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Director: Sophie Muller

Cast: Sophie Muller

 

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Sophie Muller directed this live concert film by sultry soul superstar Sade. Composed of footage from two Southern California performances, the 2002 release features the legendary singer and her band on 22 of her most popular songs. Some of the songs included are "Cherish the Day," "Your Love Is King," "Somebody Already Broke My Heart," "Smooth Operator," "Sweetest

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Sophie Muller directed this live concert film by sultry soul superstar Sade. Composed of footage from two Southern California performances, the 2002 release features the legendary singer and her band on 22 of her most popular songs. Some of the songs included are "Cherish the Day," "Your Love Is King," "Somebody Already Broke My Heart," "Smooth Operator," "Sweetest Taboo," "No Ordinary Love," and "It's Only Love That Gets You Through."

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Barnes & Noble - Chas Turner
Few performers hypnotize an audience as effectively as Sade. Like Billie Holiday, the Nigerian-born diva employs a sharp, seductive vocal wisp that hooks ears, eyes, and hearts in communal anticipation of her next note. The Lovers Live concert in support of her superb Lovers Rock album, caught here on DVD and VHS, showcases her extraordinary refinement. There's less glitz here than one has come to expect from contemporary divas, but the adoring fans seem not to miss it at all, particularly during such velvety showstoppers as "Smooth Operator" and "Pearls." For the tour, Sade assembled a crack backing band, led by longtime collaborators Paul Spencer Denman, Stuart Matthewman, and Andrew Hale, who’ve been with her since the beginning and have helped transform her ambient, cool, jazz-inflected early work by fusing it with modern soul’s hip-hop beats. All of Rock is here, alongside much of her bewitching earlier material, like "Sweetest Taboo" and "Your Love Is King." Sade’s sensual, quiet-storm method has moved on to a different groove, and the results are close to breathtaking. Tracks are as follows:
  • Cherish the Day
  • Your Love Is King
  • Somebody Already
  • Broke My Heart
  • Cherry Pie
  • Pearls
  • Everyword
  • Smooth Operator
  • Red Eye
  • Jezebel
  • Kiss of Life
  • Slave Song
  • Sweetest Gift
  • Sweetest Taboo
  • Lovers Rock
  • Immigrant
  • Paradise
  • King of Sorrow
  • No Ordinary Love
  • By Your Side
  • Flow
  • Is It a Crime
  • It's Only Love That Gets You Through
  • Product Details

    Release Date:
    11/21/2003
    UPC:
    0074645696799
    Original Release:
    2002
    Source:
    Sony
    Time:
    1:56:00
    Sales rank:
    31,226

    Special Features

    Exclusive backstage footage; Message to Sade (directed by the Polish Brothers); "King of Sorrow" video; Black and white stills from the tour; 5.1 surround sound; Concert film

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    Side #1 -- DVD
    1. Cherish the Day [6:46]
    2. Your Love Is King [4:37]
    3. Somebody Already Broke My Heart [5:13]
    4. Cherry Pie [6:08]
    5. Pearls [4:46]
    6. Every Word [4:13]
    7. Smooth Operator [4:06]
    8. Redeye [4:11]
    9. Jezebel [6:42]
    10. Kiss of Life [5:04]
    11. Slave Song [4:22]
    12. The Sweetest Gift [2:45]
    13. The Sweetest Taboo [6:29]
    14. Lovers Rock [4:23]
    15. Immigrant [4:13]
    16. Paradise [4:30]
    17. King of Sorrow [4:51]
    18. No Ordinary Love [5:46]
    19. By Your Side [5:52]
    20. Flow [5:35]
    21. Is it a Crime [11:20]
    22. It's Only Love That Gets You Through [4:19]

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    Sade: Lovers Live / Lovers Rock 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I am not too crazy about this DVD. I would like to hear more Sade's voice, and less her backup singers and accompanying band. In addition, the camera work is rather uninspired: constant zoom-ins and zoom-outs; 50% of the time one sees the full stage, with some tiny, fuzzy characters moving in semidarkness. Nevertheless, there is quite a lot of music on the DVD, and so my overall impression is that the DVD is still worth its money.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    Prior to viewing this concert DVD I had been a moderate Sade fan. After viewing it on my home theatre system, with the 5.1 surround turned up, I had a truly relegious experience. The band was flawless, Sade right on, and the meaning of true musical art was revealed. This performance was not about churning out tunes, it was an experience of how true artists appreciate and share their craft.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    A must have for any music lover. This is what R&B music is suppose to be. A touch of soul, a dash of Jazz and a whole lot of talent. That's SADE and her band Sweetback.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    To hear Sade enhance or change any of her early work is a privilege. Tears of joy are inevitable as she weaves her magic. The band is technically outstanding and yet manages to deliver feeling with every note. Retain a sense of occasion with this great DVD. Highly recommended for the visuals and the fantastic sound.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    The reviews listed below really say it all. I think that ''Mixed Feelings'' should check out her 1994 release, ''Sade: Live'' for an ever-so-slightly younger, yet equally sexy Sade, who stands out from her backup more so on that release. While ''Lovers Live'' is truly outstanding, you HAVE to see ''Live'' if you are a Sade addict, as we all should be. What is superior in ''Lovers Live''?...the bonus material. Excerpts of interviews with fans before her 2001 tour will have you rolling in the aisles as they express in various ways the joy that her music brings to all who love her. Check it out for yourself.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    This DVD was released for the millions of fans who have adored her amazing journey. Sade's Lovers Live DVD is so intriguing when you watch it - you will have tears of joy! Everyone has their favourite songs but mine are when she is caught dancing! This woman has no shoes on and it looks like she is floating on the stage. The background of the concert is phenominal enhancing the video quality! The sound quality for Lovers Live is Dolby Digital 5.1 and is really nice! Do not miss this one! It is a treat for you to induldge in by yourself or with your friends and family!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago