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Sade: Bring Me Home - Live 2011 (DVD/CD)
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63 of 64 people found the following review helpful
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
Sade's new blu-ray concert video is exceptionally crystal-clear, great to watch and highly recommended. Sade performs with style, grace, and elegance as always. Her voice is even more beautiful and clear than ever -- and the band is tight; a great ensemble. Stuart's sax playing, esp. on Jezebel, is legendary...way to go!

There's many new tracks in addition to familiar favorites like Paradise, No Ordinary Love and Smooth Operator; for example the new "Love is Found" song is upbeat, fun to watch. Thanks Sade for continuing to shine, to the band for musical brilliance, and to everyone for making this possible (clear audio and excellent visuals/dp/production/staging). As a longtime fan since the 80s, it's great to see Sade continue to perform magnificently. Very professional and well-produced.

To the music,

Ken

7/2012 Update: Two months later, this is my most-played recent concert DVD... I'd watched Sade's earlier dvds dozens of times over the years; I've been watching this at least 1-2x/week since I got it, lots of replay value. Really enjoying the high-impact production touches; like lightning flashes on No Ordinary Love, the staging on Smooth Operator a la film noire look, upbeat visual background scenery on Kiss of Life, circles/visuals in video background on Paradise. Perfect way to highlight Sade's most-beautiful vocal stylings.

Sade's band redefines "tight", with smooth backup singers, and brilliant ensemble musicianship this one's a real treat to watch over and over again. Thanks Sade for shining some light into these times. As always you sparkle with clear, thoughtful vocals, wit, professionalism, talent and stylish worldclass musicianship. You 'bring it'; we all appreciate it. Like a fine wine, you and the rest of the band just get better with time. Thank you! A+++ This one's a winner.

9/2013 update: all this time later, I like this bluray dvd better than any other concert one I have, imho it's the best released in recent years. I watch it over and over again, Sade and her band bring beautiful music better than anyone else. Tight, hip, fun, immensely musical; thanks so much to all of you for producing this treasure. Best. Concert DVD. Ever. This is very watchable/listenable, over and over again; I watch favorite tracks from this more than any other, in my considerable library. Sade's the best. Smooth, stylish, tight, and wonderfully brilliant. Thanks a million, for adding so much. Classy musicianship reinvented and kept more vibrant and alive than ever. You're my favorite singer, and favorite band, of them all. Unlike others, I never get tired of listening to Sade. I still watch 'Love Is Found', 'Paradise', 'Your Love is King' and others every week, very enjoyable.

12/2014: the professional sound, impact and visuals continue to make this my favorite concert dvd ever. In watching it so often one thing I like a lot is the variety of songs, from upbeat 'Paradise'/'Love is Found' to quiet, wistful 'Jezebel'. Astonishing range and versatility from the entire band, and world's best singing from Sade. Thanks!
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63 of 71 people found the following review helpful
on April 19, 2012
Format: DVD
I went to see this show in London on May 31st last year.

The best concert experience of my life! She sounded like a dream. I have been waiting for this DVD even before they announced they're filming the tour for a future DVD release.

This is a must buy because:

1. It includes all the hits (No ordinary love, smooth operator, cherish the day, kiss of life, by your side, soldier of love and more!!)
2. Newer album cuts like IN ANOTHER TIME and BRING ME HOME sung live!! Sade breathes new life onto CD recordings! Hearing these songs sung live truly connects you with her. Whatever message she tries to give through her music comes right through you, into your veins, your heart and your soul!
3. The VISUALS are absolutely stunning. Sophie Muller is a goddess and Baz Halpin is a genius, you get to see why! Sade, Muller and Halpin put the best visual and lighting show along with Sade's ethereal and timeless music.
4. The BAND. The band is truly magnificent. Stuart's sax, Andrew's piano and Paul's guitar and the lovely backing vocalists!!

I could go on and on. Personally I can't wait for this DVD to come out!! Its going to be more exciting than LOVERS LIVE!
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48 of 54 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2012
Format: DVD
I saw Sade last year in concert at the Mohegan Sun Casino. I'm what you call a late seventies baby,so I'm quite aware of todays music. Sade is timeless,she transcends time and space and captures you with her beauty grace,and seductivness.Sade is true to her art,she is a living legend. On stage she wowed us,not by flashy get ups or rounchy dances,but with her brillance of artistry. The best concert of 2011,or should I say, "The best concert I have ever seen in my entire life". Beyonce who? Rihanna who? Sade is a class act,a master at what she does,and she only gets finer with age.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
I saw this tour in Houston and as a veteran of over 100 concerts ranging from country to heavy metal...this one tops them all (and I have seen some legends in their prime). Sade is nothing short of mesmerizing and if this DVD lives up to the show I saw (and it should), then stop what you're doing and order this now.
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33 of 42 people found the following review helpful
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
I had the opportunity to see this concert last year in Austin, TX and it was an amazing experience! I literally didn't want the concert to end. I was in the 9th row, directly centered in front of the stage which was excellent seating. The concert was set up to be up close and personal. Everything from the lighting, background video, audio and overall visuals were done in way that's indescribable. It totally took my husband's and mine breath away! I believe the lighting at this show was the best I've seen at any concert. The lighting and audio crew did an magnificent job! The music, background video used for songs, lighting and Sade were totally in sync with each other. The concert had a very romantic feel to it.

I absolutely love this band. It was really nice seeing Paul, Andrew and Stuart back together again! These three gentlemen on guitar, piano, and saxaphone will literally take your breath away! The guys performing background vocals were also phenomenal! I was totally in awe throughout the concert and had to pinch myself to make sure I was actually there! Sade looked beautiful and her voice was nothing short of pure greatness. She performed all her classics as well as her new material. After attending this spectacular show, I already knew that if and when it came out on Blue-ray, I was going to purchase it immediately because it was literally one of the best nights of my life!
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on May 8, 2012
Format: DVD
I've never written a review in my 48 year life about any "Live" performance but I feel strongly about giving recognition to this Stellar performance (Phoenix 2011). On all levels their performance was spectacular, even if you haven't been a huge "Fan" of Sade in the past, I think anyone that has the opportunity to view this show (DVD) will walk away with a new appreciation for not only Sade but for her extremely talented Cast of bandmembers. They surely appear to really like each other and richly compliment the whole performance both individually and as a group. I have been to more concerts than most and I can honestly say that this show was at or very near to the top for both my Wife and for myself, DON'T MISS IT!.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on May 23, 2012
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
This concert on Blu Ray is simply stunning. The picture quality and sound are truly amazing. Having seen her in Portland last summer and been in the second row, I can honestly say that this is in some ways even better than being there. OK when you are there you are seeing her live, and it is very thrilling, especially when she comes across the stage and looks right at you and your wife and smiles, but there are people around you talking, and you are so close that you can't see the forest through the trees, and you can't appreciate some of the lighting/visual effects, or see very well at all when the semitransparent curtain on to which they project images comes down. On this disc, everything is ultra clear, and you get a full sense of the stage. This is a brilliantly done production without many distracting crowd shots or choppy editing. Sade is stunning, just stunning, as is the lighting/effects, and I would just like to say thank you Sade for being so beautiful in every way and for giving us your music and this fantastic show. At the concert I found myself inadvertently yelling out "Thank you Sade!", but that is how I really feel, just so grateful.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on July 9, 2012
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
You know, this is what it's about; a straight-up, top-notch, professional production. This was way more than just a concert, this was a major show. I surprised my wife with great seats, and two+ hours later, we walked out of there saying that was the best concert we've seen, period. Understand, we've been fans since day one, but never had the opportunity to see her in concert. The band is still as tight as ever, and the light show, cameras, silohuettes, ah, what a performance. Oh wait, I'm talking about the show we went to...well, that's my point. We put the disc in, turned out the lights, and as soon as Sade and band started rising up from the stage, my wife jumped out of her chair screaming, and it was on! The one thing that made the blu-ray better than the concert was I got to see that pretty face up close, and crystal clear on my large plasma.

Great concert, great blu-ray disc..if you're a fan, you can't go wrong.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 13, 2012
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
I pre-ordered this and received it on a Monday, which was one day before it was to be released in the stores. Great job, Amazon! As for the concert, well I went to her LA show and was blown away. Sade is a one-of-a-kind class act. One of my top 2 concerts ever (Jamiroquai is the other). From start to finish, this concert captivated me and the entire audience. I just saw the blu-ray disc last night with a fellow Sade fan. I waited because my surround sound was not hooked up and I wanted to blast the concert, so we watched it at my friend's house. I was not disappointed, and neither was my friend (who did not get to see the live show). This concert DVD was true to the live concert I attended in LA. Sade's voice sounds as great as ever, she's as beautiful as ever, and her performance comes from within. No crazy stage shows with acrobatics, 50 dancers jumping about, pyrotechnics, and the dreaded lip-syncing and autotune. Just Sade and her amazing band. What more do you need or expect? There is some behind-the-scenes footage of the tour, where she gives thanks to all her supporting crew. There's also a nice dance remix of Love Is Found at the end of the DVD. Buy this DVD. You won't be disappointed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 10, 2012
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
I'm a big Sade fan, but I'm also a connoisseur of quality recordings. This was recorded in hi definition, HD 5.1 Surround and the film was digitally shot as well. The production quality is fantastic...you feel like you're on the fifth row.

Now...what can I say about Sade other than she met every expectation I had of her in this concert. I saw it live last July 2011 in Dallas and she was amazing. This DVD captured that evening very well. I'm buying this for several friends who aren't believers...they will be after watching this.
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