Lovers Rock/Lovers Live [CD & DVD]

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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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

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
All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Three years after the release of Sade's Lovers Rock album and a year after her Lovers Live video, Epic bundled the two into a nice double-disc CD/DVD package. It's definitely the full Sade package, albeit the latter-day Sade package, capturing her in the prime of her third decade running, nearly 20 years after she made her smashing debut with Diamond Life in 1984. More than anything, it's amazing to hear and see her perform with such grace after so many years. You could pose a really strong argument here that Sade has never sounded better than she does on beautiful new songs like "Somebody Already Broke My Heart." And her performances of classic songs like "Jezebel" on Lovers Live makes them sound as fresh as they did way back in the day. Though Lovers Rock and Lovers Live are fine releases on their own, they make for a splendid two-fer, particularly for old Sade fans who stopped following her at the turn of the decade whether at the dusk of the '80s or '90s. It's perhaps no coincidence then that Epic released Lovers Rock/Lovers Live just in time for the 2003 holiday season. It's a perfect gift for those many old Sade fans who still associate her solely with songs like "Smooth Operator" and "The Sweetest Taboo." Those forgivably out-of-touch listeners will surely be delighted to know that Sade never fell off over the years, even if her media presence did.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/2003
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 827969072820
  • Catalog Number: 90728
  • Sales rank: 111,623

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 By Your Side (4:34)
  2. 2 Flow (4:34)
  3. 3 King of Sorrow (4:53)
  4. 4 Somebody Already Broke My Heart (5:01)
  5. 5 All About Our Love (2:40)
  6. 6 Slave Song (4:14)
  7. 7 The Sweetest Gift (2:18)
  8. 8 Every Word (4:04)
  9. 9 Immigrant (3:49)
  10. 10 Lovers Rock (4:14)
  11. 11 It's Only Love That Gets You Through (3:53)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Cherish the Day
  2. 2 Your Love Is King
  3. 3 Somebody Already Broke My Heart
  4. 4 Cherry Pie
  5. 5 Pearls
  6. 6 Every Word
  7. 7 Smooth Operator
  8. 8 Redeye
  9. 9 Jezebel
  10. 10 Kiss of Life
  11. 11 Slave Song
  12. 12 The Sweetest Gift
  13. 13 The Sweetest Taboo
  14. 14 Lovers Rock
  15. 15 Immigrant
  16. 16 Paradise
  17. 17 King of Sorrow
  18. 18 No Ordinary Love
  19. 19 By Your Side
  20. 20 Flow
  21. 21 Is It a Crime
  22. 22 It's Only Love That Gets You Through
  23. 23 Exclusive Backstage Footage
  24. 24 Message to Sade
  25. 25 King of Sorrow
  26. 26 Black and White Stills from the Tour
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sade Primary Artist
Sade Adu Vocals, Group Member
Paul S. Denman Bass, Group Member
Andrew Hale Keyboards, Group Member
Stuart Matthewman Guitar, Saxophone, Group Member
Technical Credits
Sade Composer
Sade Adu Composer
Paul S. Denman Composer
Martin Ditcham Composer
Andrew Hale Composer
Stuart Matthewman Composer
Clyde Otis Composer
Gordon Matthewman Composer
Murray Stein Composer
Sophie Muller Director, Video Director
Antonio Hardy Composer
H.F. Adu Composer
Rob Small Producer, Video Producer
Stewart Matthewman Composer
S. Matthewman Composer
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