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Sade - The Best Of Sade (1994) [2009, Japan, EICP 1128/9, Special Edition]

Posted By : v3122 | Date : 22 Jul 2010 11:44:46 | Comments : 9 |
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Sade - The Best Of Sade

Sade - The Best Of Sade (1994) [2009, Japan, EICP 1128/9, Special Edition]
CD + DVD | Pop/Soul/Soft Jazz/Funk | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 15 Tracks
Scans -> 131 Mb | Sony Music Japan | 1128/9 | ~292 + 177 Mb | HF.com + SM.com
DVD-5 -> MPEG2, NTSC (720x480), 4/3, VBR | AC-3, 6ch, 448Kbps/LPCM, 2ch, 1536Kbps -> 4.21 Gb
DVD-Rip -> DivX 5, 720x480 | MPEG Audio, 2ch, 48.0Khz, 256Kbps -> 1.32 Gb

Nigerian vocalist Sade Adu has carved out a cosmpolitan niche for herself over the past decade, gathering together elements of cool jazz, samba, reggae, funk and pop all under the pastoral umbrella of her suede-and-velvet voice. A pop stylist with a musical universe all her own, Sade has endured and matured over the past decade, seemingly unaffected by changes in taste and fashion--a movement unto herself.

As her most recent single (Percy Mayfield's "Please Send Me Someone To Love" from the PHILADELPHIA soundtrack) illustrates, Sade's coy caressing voice speaks more of commitment and trust, of relationships in flux ("Nothing Can Come Between Us") than of the heat of the moment: from the the coy duplicity of "Smooth Operator" to the positive reinforcement of "The Sweetest Taboo" and the sweet ambiguities of "Love Is Stronger Than Pride."

Outside of Sade's mentholated vocals, it is the serene, understated quality of her arrangements that lend THE BEST OF SADE its classic touch of elegance. Delicate washes of percussion and acoustic guitar, the coiled intensity of Stewart Matthewman's tenor saxophone counterpoint, Andrew Hale's suave, elusive keyboard colorations, and Paul S. Denman's discretely dancing bass provide a maximum of smoke, but precious little fire. The simmering aftermath of Sade's music is as deceptively powerful as a mixed drink: smooth and sweet going down, but with a surprisingly potent kick.

Sade

Sade:

Formed: 1983, England
Genres: Rhythm & Blues
Representative Albums: "Diamond Life", "The Best of Sade", "Promise"
Representative Songs: "Smooth Operator", "Paradise", "The Sweetest Taboo"

Biography:

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 during 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. The mostly somber Soldier of Love was released in 2010.

~ Ed Hogan, All Music Guide


Sade - The Best Of Sade (1994) [Special Edition] - CD:

Sade - The Best Of Sade - CD

Tracklist:

01. Your Love Is King
02. Hang On To Your Love
03. Smooth Operator
04. Jezebel
05. The Sweetest Taboo
06. Is It A Crime
07. Never As Good As The First Time
08. Love Is Stronger Than Pride
09. Paradise
10. Nothing Can Come Between Us
11. No Ordinary Love
12. Like A Tattoo
13. Kiss Of Life
14. Please Send Me Someone To Love
15. Cherish The Day
16. Pearls

EAC Log
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Sade - The Best Of Sade (1994) [Special Edition] - DVD:


Tracklist:

01. Your Love Is King
02. Smooth Operator
03. Hang On To Your Love
04. Never As Good As The First Time
05. Sweetest Taboo
06. Is It A Crime
07. Paradise
08. Nothing Can Come Between Us
09. Turn My Back On You
10. Love Is Stronger Than Pride
11. No Ordinary Love
12. Cherish The Day
13. Kiss Of Life
14. Feel No Pain
15. By Your Side (Bonus Video)

Sade - The Best Of Sade - s1

Sade - The Best Of Sade - s2

Sade - The Best Of Sade - s3

Sade - The Best Of Sade - s4

Sade - The Best Of Sade - s5


Download Sade - The Best Of Sade (1994) [Special Edition]:

HF.com:
Sade - The Best Of Sade - CD - part1
Sade - The Best Of Sade - CD - part2
Sade - The Best Of Sade - CD - part3
Sade - The Best Of Sade - CD - part4

Sade - The Best Of Sade - MP3-320 - One file

Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part1
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part2
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part3
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part4
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part5
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part6
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part7
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part8
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part9
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part10
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part11
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part12

Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-Rip - part1
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-Rip - part2
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-Rip - part3
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-Rip - part4
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-Rip - part5

Sade - The Best Of Sade - Covers - One file

SM.com:
Sade - The Best Of Sade - CD - part1
Sade - The Best Of Sade - CD - part2
Sade - The Best Of Sade - CD - part3
Sade - The Best Of Sade - CD - part4

Sade - The Best Of Sade - MP3-320 - One file

Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part1
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part2
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part3
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part4
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part5
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part6
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part7
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part8
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part9
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part10
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part11
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-5 - part12

Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-Rip - part1
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-Rip - part2
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-Rip - part3
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-Rip - part4
Sade - The Best Of Sade - DVD-Rip - part5

Sade - The Best Of Sade - Covers - One file

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Posted By: gonzalo76 Date: 22 Jul 2010 12:16:36
FANTASTIC post !!!
Didn't know about this edition.
Thank you very much !!!
Posted By: adcom10 Date: 22 Jul 2010 13:00:44
Please post in Rapidshare or Hotfile, excellent disc !!!!!
Posted By: cerrone68 Date: 24 Jul 2010 10:27:55
Amazing. I didn't know this was released like this. I purchased this when it first came out. This is a far better remaster. The DVD is awesome! Thank you!!!
Posted By: sssputnik Date: 25 Jul 2010 01:27:47
Thanks for all the Sade.

FYI, the DVD is actually the "Life Promise Pride Love" DVD, right down to the menus.
Posted By: humyaimakmak Date: 05 Aug 2010 01:24:29
Thank you!!
Posted By: bobesz Date: 27 Dec 2010 19:14:01
Thank you very much !
Posted By: @Andrex Date: 06 Feb 2011 06:45:58
This is an awesome share. Millions thank yous!
Posted By: purlem1985 Date: 10 Apr 2011 13:34:39
link part 09 don't work. Please new link.
Posted By: stylecouncillor Date: 14 Sep 2011 14:13:57
can you re-upload this gem please???
best regards from Lima