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Sade: Discography (1984 - 2010) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & MP3-320]

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Sade: Discography (1984 - 2010) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & MP3-320]

Sade: Discography (1984 - 2010) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & MP3-320]
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 1498 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 631 Mb | Scans(jpg) > 451 Mb
Pop, R&B, Jazz, Funk / Soul

When singer Sade and her band of the same name were establishing themselves, their record company, Epic, made a point of printing "Pronounced Shar-day" on the record labels of their releases. Soon enough, the music had no problem with the correct pronunciation. With the breakthrough Billboard Hot 100 Top Ten single "Smooth Operator" propelling the debut Sade album, Diamond Life, to the same spot on the Billboard 200 chart in 1985, the band fast came to epitomize soulful, adult-oriented, sophisti-pop. Though only five more studio albums would follow in the next 25 years, the band's following abated only slightly, and each release was treated like a long-awaited public return of a mysterious yet beloved diva.

Born Helen Folasade Adu in Ibadan, Nigeria, about 50 miles from Lagos, Sade was the daughter of an African father and an English mother. After her mother returned to England, Adu grew up on the North End of London. Developing a good singing voice in her teens, Adu worked part-time jobs in and outside of the music business. She listened to Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, and Billie Holiday, and studied fashion design at St. Martin's School of Art in London while also doing some modeling on the side.

Around 1980, she started singing harmony with a Latin funk group called Arriva. One of the more popular numbers that the group performed was an Adu original co-written with bandmember Ray St. John, "Smooth Operator." The following year, she joined the eight-piece funk band Pride as a background singer. Pride's opening acts often featured members of the band in different combinations. Pride and their off-shoots performed often around London and stirred up record company interest. Initially, the labels wanted to sign only Sade – technically a trio featuring Adu, Stuart Matthewman, and Paul Denman – while the whole of Pride wanted a deal. The members of Pride not involved in the Sade trio eventually told Adu, Matthewman, and Denman to go ahead and sign a deal. Adding keyboardist Andrew Hale, Sade signed to the U.K. division of Epic Records.

The band's debut album, Diamond Life (with overall production by Robin Millar), went Top Ten in the U.K. in late 1984. January 1985 saw the album released on CBS' Portrait label, and by spring, it had gone platinum on the strength of the Top Ten singles "Smooth Operator" and "Hang On to Your Love." The second album, Promise (1985), featured "Never as Good as the First Time" and "The Sweetest Taboo," the latter of which stayed on the U.S. Hot 100 for six months. Sade was so popular that some radio stations reinstated the '70s practice of playing album tracks, adding "Is It a Crime" and "Tar Baby" to their playlists. In 1986, Sade won a Grammy for Best New Artist.
Sade's third album was 1988's Stronger Than Pride, and featured their first number one single on the U.S. R&B chart, "Paradise," as well as "Nothing Can Come Between Us" and "Keep Looking." The fourth Sade album didn't appear for four years: 1992's Love Deluxe continued the unbroken streak of multi-platinum Sade albums, spinning off the hits "No Ordinary Love," "Feel No Pain," and "Pearls."

Matthewman, Denman, and Hale went on to other projects, including the low-key Sweetback, which released a self-titled album in 1996. Matthewman also played a major role in the development of Maxwell's career, providing instrumentation and production work for the R&B singer's first two albums. Sade eventually reconvened to issue Lovers Rock in 2000. The lead single "By Your Side" was a moderate hit, peaking at number 18 on the adult contemporary chart; the following summer, Sade embarked on their first tour in more than a decade and sold out many dates across America. In early 2002, they celebrated the tour's success by releasing a live album and DVD, Lovers Live. They resurfaced in late 2009 with "Soldier of Love," the lead single for the album of the same title, released the following year. In the U.S., Soldier of Love debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart and sold over 500,000 copies during its first week. Another live set, Bring Me Home, followed in 2012.

by Ed Hogan, allmusic
Sade: Discography (1984 - 2010) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & MP3-320]


Sade: Discography (1984 - 2010) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & MP3-320]:

Sade: Discography (1984 - 2010) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & MP3-320]

Tracklist VNL01 - Diamond Life (1984):
Epic Sony Inc., 28·3P-545, JP

01.A1. Smooth Operator [4:59]
02.A2. Your Love Is King [3:59]
03.A3. Hang On To Your Love [5:59]
04.A4. Frankie's First Affair [4:37]
05.A5. When Am I Going To Make A Living [3:27]
06.B1. Cherry Pie [6:15]
07.B2. Sally [5:16]
08.B3. I Will Be Your Friend [4:38]
09.B4. Why Can't We Live Together [5:20]

foobar2000 1.2.9 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2016-12-06 03:13:57

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Analyzed: SADE / Diamond Life (Japan, Epic, 28В·3P-545)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR14 -0.63 dB -17.28 dB 4:59 01-Smooth Operator
DR15 -2.47 dB -20.38 dB 3:59 02-Your Love Is King
DR16 -1.13 dB -19.52 dB 5:59 03-Hang On To Your Love
DR15 -2.39 dB -20.73 dB 4:37 04-Frankie's First Affair
DR14 -4.29 dB -19.91 dB 3:27 05-When Am I Going To Make A Living
DR15 -1.03 dB -19.14 dB 6:15 06-Cherry Pie
DR15 -2.03 dB -21.44 dB 5:16 07-Sally
DR15 -2.19 dB -20.25 dB 4:38 08-I Will Be Your Friend
DR15 -3.72 dB -21.57 dB 5:20 09-Why Can't We Live Together
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Number of tracks: 9
Official DR value: DR15

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 776 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Sade: Discography (1984 - 2010) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & MP3-320]

Tracklist VNL02 - Promise (1985):
CBS Portrait Records, FR 40263, US

01.A1. Is It A Crime [6:22]
02.A2. The Sweetest Taboo [4:38]
03.A3. War Of The Hearts [6:48]
04.A4. Jezebel [5:27]
05.B1. Mr. Wrong [2:52]
06.B2. Never As Good As The First Time [5:01]
07.B3. Fear [4:12]
08.B4. Tar Baby [3:59]
09.B5. Maureen [4:20]

foobar2000 1.2.9 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2016-12-06 03:14:12

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Analyzed: SADE / Promise (USA, CBS, FR 40263)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR14 -1.05 dB -19.20 dB 6:22 01-Is It A Crime
DR13 -0.76 dB -17.98 dB 4:38 02-The Sweetest Taboo
DR12 -3.02 dB -17.46 dB 6:48 03-War Of The Hearts
DR14 -2.79 dB -20.46 dB 5:27 04-Jezebel
DR12 -0.81 dB -15.30 dB 2:52 05-Mr. Wrong
DR16 -1.50 dB -19.56 dB 5:01 06-Never As Good As The First Time
DR11 -3.11 dB -17.74 dB 4:12 07-Fear
DR14 -0.87 dB -17.92 dB 3:59 08-Tar Baby
DR16 -0.55 dB -18.84 dB 4:20 09-Maureen
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Number of tracks: 9
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 804 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Sade: Discography (1984 - 2010) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & MP3-320]

Tracklist VNL03 - Stronger Than Pride (1988):
CBS Epic Records, E 44210, US

01.A1. Love Is Stronger Than Pride [4:17]
02.A2. Paradise [4:02]
03.A3. Nothing Can Come Between Us [4:24]
04.A4. Haunt Me [5:50]
05.A5. Turn My Back On You [6:08]
06.B1. Keep Looking [5:22]
07.B2. Clean Heart [4:00]
08.B3. Give It Up [3:56]
09.B4. I Never Thought I'd See The Day [4:14]
10.B5. Siempre Hay Esperanza [5:21]

foobar2000 1.2.9 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2016-12-06 03:12:01

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Analyzed: SADE / Stronger Than Pride (USA, Epic, E 44210)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR14 -1.84 dB -17.95 dB 4:17 01-Love Is Stronger Than Pride
DR14 -2.65 dB -19.41 dB 4:02 02-Paradise
DR16 -3.79 dB -22.72 dB 4:24 03-Nothing Can Come Between Us
DR12 -4.66 dB -21.02 dB 5:50 04-Haunt Me
DR14 -3.17 dB -19.01 dB 6:08 05-Turn My Back On You
DR14 -0.83 dB -16.08 dB 5:22 06-Keep Looking
DR14 -2.06 dB -18.06 dB 4:00 07-Clean Heart
DR13 -1.75 dB -17.64 dB 3:56 08-Give It Up
DR14 -2.87 dB -22.50 dB 4:14 09-I Never Thought I'd See The Day
DR14 -2.63 dB -18.82 dB 5:21 10-Siempre Hay Esperanza
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Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 771 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Sade: Discography (1984 - 2010) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & MP3-320]

Tracklist VNL04 - Love Deluxe (1992):
Sony Music Entertainment Ltd, 472626-1, UK

01.A1. No Ordinary Love [7:19]
02.A2. Feel No Pain [5:09]
03.A3. I Couldn't Love You More [3:49]
04.A4. Like A Tattoo [3:37]
05.B1. Kiss Of Life [5:50]
06.B2. Cherish The Day [5:34]
07.B3. Pearls [4:34]
08.B4. Bullet Proof Soul [5:25]
09.B5. Mermaid [4:26]

foobar2000 1.2.9 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2016-12-06 03:14:27

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Analyzed: SADE / Love Deluxe (Gr.Britain, Epic, 472626-1)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -1.52 dB -14.96 dB 7:19 01-No Ordinary Love
DR14 -1.32 dB -16.55 dB 5:09 02-Feel No Pain
DR12 -3.55 dB -18.20 dB 3:49 03-I Couldn't Love You More
DR9 -2.60 dB -16.98 dB 3:37 04-Like A Tattoo
DR12 -0.92 dB -15.47 dB 5:50 05-Kiss Of Life
DR12 -1.73 dB -16.24 dB 5:34 06-Cherish The Day
DR11 -2.64 dB -18.85 dB 4:34 07-Pearls
DR14 -2.21 dB -19.59 dB 5:25 08-Bullet Proof Soul
DR10 -7.10 dB -18.85 dB 4:26 09-Mermaid
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Number of tracks: 9
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 698 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Sade: Discography (1984 - 2010) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & MP3-320]

Tracklist VNL05 - Lovers Rock (2000):
Sony Music Entertainment Ltd., 500766-1, UK

01.A1. By Your Side [4:34]
02.A2. Flow [4:35]
03.A3. King Of Sorrow [4:53]
04.A4. Somebody Already Broke My Heart [5:01]
05.A5. All About Our Love [2:41]
06.A6. Slave Song [4:13]
07.B1. The Sweetest Gift [2:19]
08.B2. Every Word [4:04]
09.B3. Immigrant [3:49]
10.B4. Lovers Rock [4:14]
11.B5. It's Only Love That Gets You Through [3:59]

foobar2000 1.2.9 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2016-12-06 03:14:42

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Analyzed: SADE / Lovers Rock (Gr.Britain, Epic, 500766-1)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -1.87 dB -14.96 dB 4:34 01-By Your Side
DR11 -1.99 dB -14.49 dB 4:35 02-Flow
DR12 -1.01 dB -15.08 dB 4:53 03-King Of Sorrow
DR12 -1.98 dB -15.95 dB 5:01 04-Somebody Already Broke My Heart
DR12 -2.64 dB -16.10 dB 2:41 05-All About Our Love
DR12 -2.07 dB -16.43 dB 4:13 06-Slave Song
DR12 -6.73 dB -22.35 dB 2:19 07-The Sweetest Gift
DR12 -2.01 dB -16.84 dB 4:04 08-Every Word
DR11 -2.86 dB -16.65 dB 3:49 09-Immigrant
DR13 -1.50 dB -16.43 dB 4:14 10-Lovers Rock
DR12 -7.69 dB -25.10 dB 3:59 11-It's Only Love That Gets You Through
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Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 732 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Sade: Discography (1984 - 2010) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & MP3-320]

Tracklist VNL06 - Soldier Of Love (2010):
Music On Vinyl B.V., MOVLP216, NL

01.A1. The Moon And The Sky [4:28]
02.A2. Soldier Of Love [5:57]
03.A3. Morning Bird [3:55]
04.A4. Babyfather [4:39]
05.A5. Long Hard Road [3:01]
06.B1. Be That Easy [3:40]
07.B2. Bring Me Home [4:07]
08.B3. In Another Time [5:06]
09.B4. Skin [4:13]
10.B5. The Safest Place [2:47]

foobar2000 1.2.9 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2016-12-06 03:14:56

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Analyzed: SADE / Soldier Of Love (Holland, Epic, MOVLP216
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR10 -1.01 dB -12.99 dB 4:28 01-The Moon And The Sky
DR11 -1.36 dB -13.78 dB 5:57 02-Soldier Of Love
DR12 -3.57 dB -19.13 dB 3:55 03-Morning Bird
DR10 -2.30 dB -12.91 dB 4:39 04-Babyfather
DR10 -2.88 dB -14.43 dB 3:01 05-Long Hard Road
DR11 -1.91 dB -15.65 dB 3:40 06-Be That Easy
DR8 -1.37 dB -12.93 dB 4:07 07-Bring Me Home
DR10 -1.03 dB -13.36 dB 5:06 08-In Another Time
DR9 -1.91 dB -13.05 dB 4:13 09-Skin
DR8 -5.55 dB -16.79 dB 2:47 10-The Safest Place
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Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 785 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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