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The Best of Sade

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Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
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.
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."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/3/2001
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998528727
  • Catalog Number: 85287
  • Sales rank: 7,446

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 Contributor, Orchestra Leader
Hein Hoven Producer
Ian Cooper Mastering
Gordon Matthewman Composer
Tom Coyne Remastering
Murray Stein Composer
Antonio Hardy Composer
H.F. Adu Composer
Stewart Matthewman Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    sultry smooth

    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...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Best of Sade

    I Love any song by Sade-her best IS the best! This great album has her all-time hit: "Smooth Operator", my very favorite.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    My Favorite easy listening CD

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE BEST OF ALL

    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 !!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cherish The Day

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A superior greatest hits collection!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Beautiful Work of Art

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Was Lucky

    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.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Romantic Singer Out Now

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE BEST FEMALE ARTIST---She must be given an Oscar, Noble Prize or something

    She is simply the best female vocalist. The album (all her albums are superb). Love you Sade!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If you enjoy transformation from dull midwest/western life, put on SADE and become woman of the islands-long, slender, and alive

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE BEST BY THE NO 1 DIVA IN JAZZ........

    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..........

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