The Ultimate Collection

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
An update of the 1994 compilation The Best of Sade, The Ultimate Collection contains all but two of the Sade singles -- "When Am I Going to Make a Living" and, unfortunately, "Turn My Back on You" -- released through the first six studio albums. There are six well-chosen album cuts, highlighted by the exceptionally spacious Love Deluxe ballads "Bullet Proof Soul" and "Pearls." For some Sade followers, the one rarity a restrained Neptunes mix of "By Your Side" and four new songs will be enough to justify re-acquiring the old material. The best of the new songs is a cover of Thin Lizzy's anguished ballad "Still in Love with You," a surprising but strikingly appropriate ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
An update of the 1994 compilation The Best of Sade, The Ultimate Collection contains all but two of the Sade singles -- "When Am I Going to Make a Living" and, unfortunately, "Turn My Back on You" -- released through the first six studio albums. There are six well-chosen album cuts, highlighted by the exceptionally spacious Love Deluxe ballads "Bullet Proof Soul" and "Pearls." For some Sade followers, the one rarity a restrained Neptunes mix of "By Your Side" and four new songs will be enough to justify re-acquiring the old material. The best of the new songs is a cover of Thin Lizzy's anguished ballad "Still in Love with You," a surprising but strikingly appropriate choice that is granted a hint of sweetness. On the opposite end, a remix of Soldier of Love's "The Moon and the Sky," featuring Jay-Z, marks Sade's first and hopefully last collaboration with an MC. The greater part of this two-hour anthology condenses a rich catalog of impeccably sophisticated and subtly stimulating pop, from 1984's seductive "Your Love Is King" to 2009's chilling "Soldier of Love."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/10/2011
  • Label: Sony Import
  • UPC: 886978993922
  • Catalog Number: 7899392

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Your Love is King (3:42)
  2. 2 Smooth Operator (4:18)
  3. 3 Hang On to Your Love (4:31)
  4. 4 The Sweetest Taboo (4:27)
  5. 5 Is It a Crime (6:21)
  6. 6 Never as Good as the First Time (3:58)
  7. 7 Jezebel (5:26)
  8. 8 Love Is Stronger Than Pride (4:19)
  9. 9 Paradise (3:37)
  10. 10 Nothing Can Come Between Us (3:53)
  11. 11 No Ordinary Love (7:20)
  12. 12 Kiss of Life (4:13)
  13. 13 Feel No Pain (5:11)
  14. 14 Bullet Proof Soul (5:25)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Cherish the Day (6:19)
  2. 2 Pearls (4:34)
  3. 3 By Your Side (4:40)
  4. 4 Immigrant (3:49)
  5. 5 Flow (4:34)
  6. 6 King of Sorrow (4:47)
  7. 7 The Sweetest Gift (2:20)
  8. 8 Soldier of Love (5:58)
  9. 9 The Moon and the Sky (4:29)
  10. 10 Babyfather (4:40)
  11. 11 Still in Love with You (4:26)
  12. 12 Love Is Found (4:10)
  13. 13 I Would Never Have Guessed (2:57)
  14. 14 The Moon and the Sky - Jay-Z (4:27)
  15. 15 By Your Side (3:59)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Hang On to Your Love
  2. 2 The Sweetest Taboo
  3. 3 Is It a Crime
  4. 4 Never as Good as the First Time
  5. 5 Love Is Stronger Than Pride
  6. 6 Paradise
  7. 7 Turn My Back on You
  8. 8 Nothing Can Come Between Us
  9. 9 No Ordinary Love
  10. 10 Feel No Pain
  11. 11 Kiss of Life
  12. 12 Cherish the Day
  13. 13 By Your Side
  14. 14 King of Sorrow
  15. 15 Soldier of Love
  16. 16 Babyfather
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sade Primary Artist, Strings, Horn
Sade Adu Vocals, Group Member
Terry Bailey Trumpet
Pete Beachill Trombone
Paul S. Denman Bass, Group Member
Martin Ditcham Percussion, Drums
Dave Early Percussion, Drums
Andrew Hale Keyboards, Group Member
Gordon Hunte Guitar
Jake Jacas Vocals
Noel Langley Trumpet
Peter Lewinson Drums
Stuart Matthewman Guitar, Saxophone, Group Member
Leroy Osbourne Guitar, Vocals
Paul Cooke Drums
Simon Hale Conductor
Gordon Matthewman Trumpet
Tony Pleeth Cello, Soloist
Karl Van Den Bossche Percussion
Everton Nelson Violin
Tony Momrelle Vocals
Ian Burdge Cello
Ryan Waters Guitar
Clay Matthewman Vocals
Ila Adu Vocals
Ben Travers Guitar
Technical Credits
Sade Arranger, Producer
Phil Lynott Composer
Sade Adu Composer, Programming
Roger Davies Management
Andrew Hale Programming
Nick Ingman String Arrangements
Stuart Matthewman Programming
Robin Millar Producer
Mike Pela Producer, Engineer
Ben Rogan Producer, Engineer
Simon Hale Orchestral Arrangements
John Davis Mastering
Albert Watson Director
Brian Ward Director
Sophie Muller Director
40 Instrumentation
Andrew Nicholls Engineer
St John Composer
Gavin Wright Orchestra Leader
Noah Shebib Producer, Engineer
Gary Thomas Engineer
Alex McDowell Director
Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton Engineer
Noel Cadastre Engineer
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