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Lovers Live [Live]

SadeAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Cherish the Day (Live)Sade 6:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Somebody Already Broke My Heart (Live)Sade 5:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Smooth Operator (Live)Sade 4:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  8. The Sweetest Taboo (Live)Sade 6:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Paradise (Live)Sade 4:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. No Ordinary Love (Live)Sade 6:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. By Your Side (Live)Sade 4:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen13. Is It A Crime (Live)Sade 8:21$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 5, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: 2002
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00005V9QJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,665 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Sade's studio recordings are so pristine that plans for a concert album at first sounded more like a way to dig deeper into the gold mine. But rather than simply rehashing a tall stack of romantic pop-R&B hits, Lovers Live documents a surprisingly vibrant live group and its warm namesake (but hardly spotlight-hogging) singer. Taken from two California dates on 2001's Lovers Rock tour, the disc reflects an obvious enthusiasm for returning to the stage after a seven-year break. "The Sweetest Taboo" especially benefits from an infusion of energy, performed at a noticeably faster pace than the already assured original version. That's not the only surprise, as the dubwise "Slave Song" acquires another dimension in this setting. In the end, Live proves much more than a cash-in on an outfit that might drop into another long hiatus at any moment. --Rickey Wright

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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bulls**t free, no-nonsense music. February 5, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Where were you when you first heard "Smooth Operator" on the radio in 1983? What were your feelings? Delighted? Depressed? Annoyed? Refreshed? Intrigued? Uncertain?
Now fast forward to 2002. Is there any song on today's pop radio that has even come close to the impact of the above song that you know just where you were or what the time of the season was when you first heard it?
I didn't think so. God bless Sade. The singer and her band.
I was at first very hesitant about purchasing "Lover's Live" for many reasons: 1) I had seen some clips of the concert on VH1 Soul and was purely blown away. 2) I'm kicking myself hard with regret for missing this tour. 3) That the audio CD was going to be a teaser for the VHS & DVD coming out in March (and directed by Sophie Muller).
Yes, the CD IS a teaser. It's only 70 minutes long as opposed to the two hours-plus worth of material that will be on the video edition. Example? "Smooth Operator", played with more urgency this time, fades out when the extended jam is about to begin. Plus, the booklet pictures (and slight memories of the 1994 "Sade Live" video) only give a slight hint of the visuals about to be released in a month's time.
But, oh, my God, what a teaser this is!
There is a beautiful psychedelic flow that runs throughout the 13 tracks worth. It's still jazzy and pop, but with other elements of dub, folk and slow soul that make the whole listening experience very dreamlike. Plus, the fact that the crowd is sometimes louder than the band at times is almost surreal yet comforting.
And Sade had never sounded better. There's plenty of wisdom & experience that has crept into that unique voice of hers and has made it stronger with age. The same applies to the band.
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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
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I have always been a fan of Sade and their music. I have every CD from "Diamond Life" to "Lover's Rock". However, there is nothing like seeing a live Sade performance. On August 24, 2001, I saw Sade, along with India Arie at Nissan Pavillion. The concert was out of this world. India Arie did a good concert but everyone that was at the concert was waiting for Sade to perform. Once they reached the stage, Sade and company performed for almost 2 hours. When I learned that a live CD and DVD were on the way, I was eagerly awaiting both. The live CD does not disappoint at all. Although, the CD was recorded from two live shows in California, you couldn't even tell the difference between California and The Nissan Pavillion when it comes to the sound. I have been reading a few reviews and have a few comments to make: First of all, the CD is called "Lovers Live". So that tells you right there that a lot of songs will come directly from "Lovers Rock". As a fan, I would have loved to hear "Your Love Is King", "Hang On To Your Love" and other of her classics but as a Sade fan, I was not going to let that stop me from buying this live CD. Then I am reading where some people are complaining about the crowd noise on the CD. HELLO, it's a live CD. What do you expect? Sade has made a mark on r&b music for life and when she hasn't toured in almost 10 years, how do you expect their fans to react. Real fans of music, when they see one of their favorite bands, they will act accordingly and consumers should expect that. "Lovers Live" gets off to a nice start with the 3rd single from the "Love Deluxe" CD, "Cherish The Day". I can't think of a better way to start a live CD. Read more ›
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars La Divina! La Stupenda! La Superba! February 6, 2002
Format:Audio CD
To say that I am thrilled to bits with this live capture of Sade's Lovers Rock concert would be an understatement!!! Adding to my thrill is that Lovers Live is released in Asia at the same time as its US premiere(5 Feb). It seems only European Sade fans must wait until 18 Feb!??
Anyway, this album showcases not only the unique voice of the great Nigerian-British chanteuse, it also serves as a platform for the rest of her bandmates to display their immaculate musicanship. Any accusation that Matthewman, Hale, and Denman are only wallpaper flowers who serve as the musical backdrop for Ms Adu's voice is completely dispelled here. They play their hearts out!
Given the long sequence of songs (17+) she has to perform in a single evening, Sade's voice manages to retain remarkable uniformity of breadth, communicativeness and suppleness. You never get the feeling that she is at the end of a tether. The appreciative audience also plays a star role in this album, their hoots and applauses really add to the excitement of the occasion. The standout tracks are "Cherish the Day", "The Sweetest Taboo", "Paradise"(WOW, it really rocks!), "No Ordinary Love" and of course, "Is It A Crime". This last track is alone worth the price of admission --- Sade truly gives this ultimate torch song her all. If you aren't moved by this electrifying performance, please check your pulse!
In all, this album is a must-have for any Sade fan.
And for non-fans who contend that Sade's music is lifeless and dull, well, they had better take note of this incredible CD!
Five Stars All The Way!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 7 days ago by John Atwood
5.0 out of 5 stars Love her music
I've bought just about ever CD Sade has on the market. Love her music. Beautiful voice.
Published 1 month ago by Brinda /moonsister8
I've owned the Lover's Live DVD for over a decade and watch it often ... and my 2 year old son now requests to watch it we both adore Sade... Read more
Published 3 months ago by AlyNYC
5.0 out of 5 stars love sade!
Sade is the epitome of unusual, sensuous music. i am giving this DVD to one of my brothers as I know he will appreciate it.
Published 12 months ago by Philip A. Ortiz
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovers Live
Like a fine wine Sade improves with age!Fantastic live show with her flawless band compliments her flawless self!Love Sade!Brava!Highly Reccomend!
Published 15 months ago by Mary Jo Janchar
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this woman!
Sade is INCREDIBLE! and this live album is a must have. Growing up in the 70s I love live music. This younger generation has missed out on so much & doesn't have a clue what real... Read more
Published 18 months ago by scorpio rising
4.0 out of 5 stars lovers love sade
enjoyed this album but already have so many cds with the same songs. should have maybe checked out the songs before ordering. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Diana Dintino-Stein
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Music
If you are in to Sade, this is a great buy. She puts you into a trance with her voice and unique style of music.
Published on October 10, 2011 by Lilstar 88
3.0 out of 5 stars A Little Disappointing
I am a huge Sade fan. Having seen the Lovers Live concert on DVD a number of times I thought it would be great to have an audio version so I could enjoy the same live versions in... Read more
Published on September 24, 2011 by David A
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful Sade release. Get 'Best of' Instead
I listened to most of this once. It's awful. There are two minutes of audience cheering for most songs, then the drummer starts the beat for 90 seconds. Read more
Published on September 30, 2010 by Diverse
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