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Helen Folasade Adu was born in Ibadan, Nigeria. Her father was Nigerian, a university teacher of economics; her mother Anne was an English nurse. The couple met in London while he was studying at the LSE and moved to Nigeria shortly after getting married. When their daughter was born, nobody locally was prepared to call her by her English name, and a shortened version of Folasade stuck. Then, ... Read more in Amazon's Sade Store

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  • Audio CD (9 May 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Rca
  • ASIN: B004TDHUG6
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,219 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. Your Love Is King (Remastered)Sade 3:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Smooth Operator (Remastered)Sade 4:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Hang on to Your Love (Remastered Version)Sade 4:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. The Sweetest Taboo (Remastered)Sade 4:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Is It a Crime (Remastered Version)Sade 6:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Never As Good As the First Time (Remastered Version)Sade 3:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Jezebel (Remastered Version)Sade 5:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Love Is Stronger Than Pride (Remastered Version)Sade 4:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Paradise (Remastered Version)Sade 3:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Nothing Can Come Between Us (Remastered Version)Sade 3:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
11. No Ordinary Love (Remastered)Sade 7:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Kiss of Life (Remastered Version)Sade 4:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Feel No Pain (Remastered Version)Sade 5:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
14. Bullet Proof Soul (Remastered Version)Sade 5:25£0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. Cherish the Day (Remastered)Sade 6:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Pearls (Remastered Version)Sade 4:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. By Your Side (Remastered)Sade 4:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Immigrant (Remastered Version)Sade 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Flow (Remastered Version)Sade 4:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. King of Sorrow (Remastered Version)Sade 4:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. The Sweetest Gift (Remastered Version)Sade 2:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Soldier Of Love (Remastered Version)Sade 5:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. The Moon and the Sky (Remastered)Sade 4:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Babyfather (Remastered Version)Sade 4:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Still In Love With YouSade 4:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Love Is FoundSade 4:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
13. I Would Never Have GuessedSade 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
14. The Moon and the Sky (Remix)Sade Feat. Jay-Z 4:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
15. By Your Side (Neptunes Remix - Remastered Version)Sade 3:59£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Product Description

As a follow up to 2010’s platinum-selling Soldier Of Love, which reached number four in the UK album chart and garnered a well-deserved Grammy, Sade are back with The Ultimate Collection. In addition to classic Sade songs, the must-have album will include three new, never-before heard songs, including “Moon & The Sky” (featuring Jay-Z). Here for the first time, fans can find all of their favourite Sade classics from all six of their studio albums, including songs from the Best Of collection and the greatest hits taken from Lover’s Rock and Soldier Of Love.

BBC Review

Sade is probably the most underappreciated of all British acts. Yes, they shifted lorry-loads of their first LP, Diamond Life, but it was too often palmed off as being artistically invalid: a musical manifestation of the mid-1980s. It was seen as highly polished, aspirational, London elite, ever so slightly empty; an accessory for those new-fangled, yuppified CD player thingies.

But the truth always was that Sade (the band is named after their charismatic singer) were a unique and uniquely British jazz/funk band, in their way as innovative as Soul II Soul, choosing to represent soul music as having a life beyond street credibility. Now, almost 30 years on since Sade’s breakthrough, a collection such as this is a timely reminder of just how important this music remains and just how much it progressed within its smooth soul sound.

Early tunes like Your Love Is King, The Sweetest Taboo, Never as Good as the First Time and Is It a Crime are quite rightly Quiet Storm classics, but showed an eagerness to please that sells them short. Smooth Operator stood out in this period, and here it’s the one that eschews the big sax solo for a smarter arrangement. Three LPs in, and 1988’s Stronger Than Pride had a real confidence about it, as the swaggering, sinewy Paradise and Nothing Can Come Between Us demonstrate. Kiss of Life and Feel No Pain from Love Deluxe (1992) have a subtle jazziness that is deftly taken to the dancefloor, understanding exactly how funk is supposed to work. Pearls and Cherish the Day bring an almost orchestral dimension to the cooler side of this. By the time we get to Immigrant and Flow from 2000’s Lovers Rock, there’s a sparseness that doesn’t need all the gaps filled in to know the music will make its point.

The group would wait 10 years to release their next studio album, Soldier of Love. Its title-track, Babyfather and The Moon and the Sky are bolder than previous numbers, but in a different way – they do exactly what they like, from messing about with a military sound to a flirty, reggae-ish feel, and with a cool Spanish tint to so much of it. Bonuses here are a shimmering remastering, four previously unreleased tracks including a drum-heavy remix of The Moon and the Sky featuring Jay-Z, a super-sharp Neptunes remix of By Your Side, and a DVD of 16 classic Sade videos.

It was a good thing the Americans worked out what Sade were all about, and encouraged them to develop as grown-up, sophisticated funkateers. The best thing about this set is it’ll allow anybody who didn’t quite get the band first time around to catch up.

--Lloyd Bradley

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By THM on 29 Jun. 2011
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This album contains a few decades of perfect music production from Sade, starting back in 1984 and still going on...
Every nice single the beautiful latin looking lady with the nice smooth soul voice ever released, and also a few nice extra songs, are the basics of this great compilation double album.
All great tracks are presented on this kind of anthology double album: Your Love Is King, Smooth Operator, Hang On To Your Love, Jezebel, Is It A Crime, Never As Good As The First Time, Paradise, and many many more, even the latest songs she released like Soldier Of Love (2010) and Love Is Found (2011).
I don't miss anything, only if I'd be very harsh I'd say one great song from her first album entitled "Why Can't We Live Together ?" is missing here, but obviously this doesn't give a decent reason not to buy this album.

Two words: absolutely recommended !!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By rudy on 23 Jun. 2011
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i have always liked sade`s music but did not have the albums with all the songs i liked on ,so when this collection came out it was ideal. a track i particulaly like which you dont offen hear played on the radio is "by youre side" which is a brilliant track. i also love the cover of "still in love with you". all in all is a great album oops cd! for sade fans and great value too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Aremess VINE VOICE on 20 Jun. 2011
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This will be a short review :- Wow; Fab; Great; 5 stars; Go and buy it; You can't live without the album; Terrific...... Oh, and by the way, I enjoyed it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sandralily on 4 Sept. 2011
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This is a must have. I have down loaded it onto my ipod, and played it several times at dinner parties etc. Friends love it too, as it is so easy listening. (without being boring.)
It will be a long time before I tire of this C.D. A must have as I said, for anyones collection
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The Ultimate Collection Sade
Received today I really appreciate Sade's Music and always have she has a really lovely mellow vocal. like the ebb and flow of a gentle sea
This music is lovely for a relaxing evening with a nice drink , or relaxing in the bath
Some beautiful tunes and always a pleasure to listen too a really nice purchase .
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I've been a major fan of Sade since the late 80s/early 90s. Her sensual way of making every day problems palatable for the rest of "us".... it's uncanny. This collection is all of my tapes (which I still own, pre-CD) is a wonderful way of listening still. So many memories for each of her tunes. Amazing,
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If you love Sade music then you will love this album - with the volume turned down for background or turned up for singing along this album has it all - does not fail to get the fingers and toes tapping
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By travel light on 1 May 2012
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Sade ... 80s, 90s and beyond her music ages like fine wine.
This is a really good selection from her vast catalogue ...she has class, she has style!
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