The Best of Sade Original recording remastered
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MP3 Music, April 3, 2001
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This is an amazing album and it deserves a spot in everyone's collection.
This is highly recommended.
I began my Sade adventure when I was really bored one day and I began to pull out my Dad's old records, to find two. They were the albums 'Diamond Life' and 'Promise', the first two albums released. I wanted to take these with me in my discman, though not possible, so I went out to find their 'best of' CD, so I could get a feel for all of Sade's music.
Off those two albums, I immediately found my most favourite tracks. From Diamond Life 'Your love is king' (really nice sax here), 'Hang on to your love' (very nice bass and lyrics very true to life), and of course what I think is my most favourite song of all time, and I'm sure many others feel the same 'Smooth Operator'. It's amazing how their songs are timeless...smooth, lush and soulful.
From Promise 'Jezabel' (really touching lyrics), 'The Sweetest Taboo' (honestly, listen to the lyrics...I wish! fabulously upbeat and positive), 'Is it a crime' (Can we relate people?!), and 'never as good as the first time' (nice harmonies here with great percussion). I'm glad to say as well how from all of these tracks that I've mentioned, how the lyrics people can relate to. This is what with the musicality and rythms created by the musicians creates the evoking of different emotions spoken of earlier. I feel that that is what makes music, you like it because you feel for it, you're able to delve into it's layers, which is why I like Sade's music so much.Read more ›
At least one other reviewer has commented that Sade is a one-trick pony because her vocal talent is generally limited to one style. On the flip side, she sings best when she sings in the style that is her trademark. As an example, in the song "Nothing Can Come Between Us" Sade tries a bit faster pace and a different style, and the music overruns her vocals. I listen to Sade's music to listen to her, and when the instruments become the primary voice in a song then I feel as though I am not listening to Sade. This particular song is also very derivative and somewhat lackluster as compared to most of her other songs.
Sade's voice is well exploited and at its best in songs such as "Smooth Operator," "The Sweetest Taboo," and the emotional, heartfelt "Jezebel." But the examples on this CD are numerous extend well beyond these songs. "No Ordinary Love" is powerful, Sade sings from some deep place inside of her that connects you to her soul. This song is more than seven minutes of passion and beauty. Try listening to this song in a completely dark room, preferably holding your significant other, and keeping your eyes closed. The power of this song will flow through you and give you a most amazing feeling.
There are so many other wonderful songs on this CD that I could easily extol the virtues of nearly all of them.Read more ›
Sade is one of my all time favorite artists because she is just so smooth and mellow. Her songs may be a little tortured, but that delivery is always flawless. And the inclusion of some of her uptempo cuts should silence critics who claim that she is monotonous. My top picks are "Is it a Crime" "Jezebel" "No Ordinary Love" and "The Sweetest Taboo."
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Always have loved Sade's music. This is the best of the best of her.Published 5 days ago by Patti Hamilton
The lyrics are so intriguing. I love the music, it takes me back to my college days and makes me think about my life and relationship today. Read morePublished 1 month ago by peachey
I bought this album as a gift for a lifelong fan of Sade, he couldn't have been happier!Published 1 month ago by catherine beal