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Lovers Rock

17 May 2004 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 7 Nov 2000
  • Release Date: 7 Nov 2000
  • Label: Epic
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  • Total Length: 44:10
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  • ASIN: B001GRZU7O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,379 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Jan 2003
Format: Audio CD
Sade had been absent for years and returned with this rich and bluesy masterpiece. It wasn't what some had expected after so long a time but it is exactly what it was meant to be. It is a sumptuous meal seasoned with love and emotion. Sade gives us a portrait of inner strength anyone who has ever loved, and lost, knows all to well. For the most part this is about holding on to hope for love and not becoming jaded by those who hurt us.
It would have been easy for Sade to have a 'guest' or two on this album but she has kept not only the integrity of her music but her own personal integrity in tact. "Lovers Rock" is a mix of African and Caribbean styles that has some great moments. It also includes what will surely become one of the most requested and fondly loved songs in her already full catalog of diamonds.

I am speaking, of course, of "Somebody Already Broke My Heart." Anyone who has ever loved has had the feelings Sade lays bare here. But that has always been the secret of Sade's music. It either captures a mood and makes us feel, or it puts into words what we do feel. It is a magic gift Sade posseses like few others.
"King of Sorrow" is another shining example of Sade's vocal artistry matched with perfect rhythms to create a song we have all felt before. Who hasn't felt at one time or another that it was sorrow, especially the sorrow love can bring, that rules our lives?
We are treated to the hope of love here as well though. "By Your Side" and "All About Our Love" shows how we hang on to real love once we find it. Even the love for a child is touched upon as Sade sings "The Sweetest Gift," a song she wrote for her daughter. It is about the light of hope all children carry into the world.
As Sade reminds us here, it really is only love that gets us through.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Dec 2000
Format: Audio CD
I am afraid that words cannot do this album justice. Along with Jill Scott's debut, this is the year's finest album; it encxhants you. Songs, By Your Side and It's Only Love That Gets You Through, cannot help but bring a smile to your face. In total contrast are the sorrowful Slave Song and Immigrant, where you can really empathise with the pain. Every Word and Somebody Already Broke My Heart are also in a similar vain. But this standout of the set is the heart breaking King of Sorrow. Sade - sheer class!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Nov 2000
Format: Audio CD
It's been too long since Sade Adu was heard gently drifting over the airwaves, but finally, for those of us patiently waiting for new material since the release of "Love Deluxe" the wait is over. Was it worth it? Oh yes, Sade returns with her band and delivers an album of such beauty, pain and passion that one wonders how could anyone beat it. Accused in some quarters of always sounding the same, "Lovers Rock" is a new direction for Sade, the lyrics raw and the music achingly passionate, not an easy album to record, but a easy album to fall in love with. An instant classic. Nobody does it better or with such class. Welcome back girl, we've missed hearing you sing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By guy.madgwick@pgen.com on 29 Nov 2000
Format: Audio CD
The mark of a good album is one that gets better and better with repeat plays. I bought Lover's Rock out of nostalgia for first hearing Sade whilst working in Dubai in the early 80's. I really expected to hear a tired comeback album but was stunned with the quality of songs from start to finish. Sade is truly one of the best soul voices around and the arrangements by her band are exceptional. Play this album on a loop for a week or so and discover one of the most enchanting albums of the year. A very pleasant suprise.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. J. Walker VINE VOICE on 3 Dec 2000
Format: Audio CD
Sade, after am absence of some years, returns with one of those rare albums that I don't mind parting with money for. Her voice is undiminished, the songs thoughtful and poignant and I know that this sort of thing should not matter, but how has returned looking even more beautiful? She must have been but a slip of a girl when she first made her name. Get this album. You will not regret it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Muyak on 4 Mar 2002
Format: Audio CD
I have always wondered why many reviewers often describe Sade as 'quietly releasing an album, continuing where she left off with the previous one, sell a few million and then disappear for a few years'. 'Lovers rock' represents a change of direction: only a very small step in the context
of music in general, but a change nevertheles. When I heard the CD for the first time, I couldn't quite put my finger on what was different about it. I then listened to an older Sade album and then it hit me. Gone are the sensuous,sinewy sax laden songs to be replaced by a set that is acoustic and reggae tinged( e.g. title track).Sade's lyrics are always quite profound and nowhere is this more evident than on the excellent 'Immigrant' and 'King of Sorrow'.The simple effective multilayered tracking that characterised songs like 'Sweetest taboo', 'Paradise', 'Nothing can come between us', 'No ordinary love' etc is absent here although 'Flow'comes close. This CD is not quite as excellent and attention grabbing as the 1st 2 but still very good . Best track by a mile is 'King of sorrow'. Vintage Sade. Other standout tracks are 'Immigrant' and 'All about our
love'
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By arcana@spellings.net on 29 Nov 2000
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This album is fantastic. One of my favourites at the moment. Sheer brillance and a great experience to sit back and listen to on your own or with your loved one. By Your Side and Sweetest Gift, top class. The album just takes you on its journey through her experiences of life and love. Sit back, relax and enjoy !!!!
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