Soldier Of Love
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Soldier Of Love

8 Feb 2010

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  Song Title
The Moon And The Sky
Soldier Of Love
Morning Bird
Long Hard Road
Be That Easy
Bring Me Home
In Another Time
The Safest Place

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  • Original Release Date: 5 Feb 2010
  • Release Date: 5 Feb 2010
  • Label: RCA Records Label
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  • Total Length: 41:44
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  • ASIN: B0033Z24BM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,593 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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44 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gentle Kind Of Glory 8 Feb 2010
Format:Audio CD
Ten years is a long time to linger between albums
but with a performer of Sade's impeccable calibre
the wait has been more than worthwhile.
(Can it really be a quarter of a century since we fell
head-over-heels in love with her debut 'Diamond Life'?!)

This collection of ten fine compositions finds her
graceful presence undiminished. The velvet tones of her
unforced voice have deepened and darkened with time.
Always a captivating instrument, it has never sounded
better than with this mesmerising new material.

There really are some amazing songs here.

The stripped-down arrangement of 'Morning Bird' allows
the intensity of the rapturous melody to shine through.

The martial rhythm of title track 'Soldier Of Love'
delivers one of the most unusual songs she has recorded
in her long and distinguished career. The complex, layered,
harmonies add depth and atmosphere to the central vocal
performance. Martin Ditcham's staccato percussion and
Stuart Matthewman's angular guitar are perfectly judged.

'Long Hard Road' is an elementally soulful track.
The languorous vocal is perfectly focussed and deeply affecting.

'Bring Me Home', too, tugs at the heart-strings.
A sixties-flavoured ballad of captivating beauty.

'Skin' has everything we have come to know and love
about Sade wrapped up in music and lyrics of immediately
recognisable character and quality. A dream of a song!

Final track 'The Safest Place' is simply sublime!

There will be few finer albums this year.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Turkish Delight 17 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD
Sitting on a beach in Akyaka I heard this wonderful music drifting out from a beach bar. I thought it was some local gem and roused myself to ask the barman what was playing. He went on about how it all his customers from all around the world say it is their favourite afternoon chill out music by Sade. When I expressed disbelief as her music is lift musak I was goodnaturedly thrown into the sea. Having now bought the CD I am gradually changing my view on this type of music! Best CD I have bought for years.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the wait!! 8 April 2010
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I have been a Sade fan since Diamond Life and Promise, back in the early 80's. My original cassette tapes of those two wore out and were eventually replaced with CDs; I own all of her albums. We have waited a long time for this latest release and I am not disappointed. I bought it within the first few days and waited to review until I had played it through a number of times. She is at her soulful best on many tracks, her voice seems to be smokier and more soulful than ever, but there are also lighter notes. Beautiful music, I wish it was longer, but perhaps you can't have quality and quantity.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Was the ten year wait worth it? I think so! 31 Mar 2010
By Best Crime Books TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Describing Sade's music is quite difficult and I cannot profess to be an expert in musical descriptions. Having said that, I can say that her voice is very smooth and a lot of her songs seem to have a jazz based feel to them. I own every one of her albums and if I'm honest was excited at the prospect of getting my mitts on her new album to see how much the music had changed since the release of Lovers Rock.

Soldier of Love the album has a mere 10 songs on it but as a fan it's more quality than quantity for me. With much trepidation I inserted the CD into my player and waited with baited breath. I had purposely avoided listening to any pre-release snippets so I could decide what I felt.

Her opening track is like the Sade I am used to, a slow and sultry beat and some nice lyrics. The best description is easy listening. However, when her song with the Album name Soldier of Love opened I wondered what had happened. The song opens with quite a fierce beat that I could almost imagine the Soldier's marching to. The song itself is unusual and at first I wasn't sure what my opinion was on it. Babyfather is another track that is a slight change form the Sade `norm'. It does not however fail to hit the right notes. It seems to have a slight reggae feel to it which I really liked. I do not want to describe in detail each song as I don't feel quite qualified to harp on about the music styles; I can only express my personal feeling on the album as a whole.

Just because I am a huge Sade fan, that doesn't mean that I love every track she has produced. I have my favourites and some that I point blank refuse to listen to. Sade has however, produced some amazing songs in her career and her new album will be proudly placed next to the rest of her albums I own.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LIQUID VELVET 17 Feb 2010
By NeuroSplicer TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:MP3 Download
Christmas break of 1998, second floor living-room of a New Jersey Victorian house, visiting friends; the snow started falling at dusk and now it was well underway, the generous flakes absorbing any sound in the atmosphere. The fireplace radiates a soft glow and the sweet scent of burning pine wood. Tucked in the couch, I am reading a good spy novel. And on the Stereo, Sade's Love Deluxe is playing over and over, making the evening unforgettable, etching every detail to my memory.

Since then the deep, magic voice of SADE provided the soundtrack of many evenings of my life. However, LOVE DELUXE remained unsurpassed. SOLDIER OF LOVE though came as close as none other album.

SOLDIER OF LOVE is a masterpiece. Every single song is wonderful and yet LONG HARD ROAD and IN ANOTHER TIME are the ones I feel longing for. Both of these songs remind of Sade's signature sounds. The rest of the album though takes well studied steps, dancing around her previous works.

Fans will find this album comfortable like an old favorite sweater and fresh like untouched morning snow. If you do not know Sade, this is one of her albums that you must have.

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Classic from Sade
A great album from the long established, classy Sade. Well worth adding to your collection. Hardly a bad track on it. Highly recommended.
Published 29 days ago by TonyTee
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not really good
Once again the voice helps me get through this. Pleasant background music, but nothing that really stands out like her earlier stuff.
Published 4 months ago by adrian donnelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely!
The real DIVA and her band in their best... Makes you want to cuddle with your love right away, and who knows what else...
Published 7 months ago by Claudio Ramos de Lima Chaves
4.0 out of 5 stars like it very much
not the best but very good indeed. loved to watch the live concert in uk O2 arena. great songs recommended
Published 9 months ago by Antonio Bernardi
2.0 out of 5 stars sade cd
i love sade and have a few of her cd there is only two songs i like on it i would not recomend this cd
Published 12 months ago by g nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied Customer
Great Job, The product arrived on time and it was exactly what I thought it would be and the price was very reasonable,
Published 14 months ago by Mrs. M. Obrien
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
There are records to die for, and they are worth rating 5 of 5 stars. Four stars could mean that the album is good, but I rate the music worth of 3 stars but give one star for the... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Migetsu (FIN)
5.0 out of 5 stars Soldier of Love
A soul soothing album - not to be missed :-) Sade does her hits so smooth and slick.

A very classic album that both my husband and I enjoy.
Published 18 months ago by sparkles
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth having
Ok, this is not the best Sade album that has been made, but i would say it's certainly worthy of having in your collection. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Mr. Michael J. ANDRADE
4.0 out of 5 stars Soldier of Love.
This is a terrific album, especially the number that is the title of the album, 'Soldier of Love'. Sade creates great harmonies and fantastic rhythms. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Maddyb
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