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SADE The Best Of Sade (1994 UK 16-track compilation CD album includes Smooth Operator and The Sweetest Taboo picture sleeve)
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There is an amazingly smooth flow to this marvelously put together effort. You never want to skip around because the song before the one you want to hear is great to. It's like that. This is one of the best, 'Best Of' CD's out there. Every Sade fan has this one and you'll want to pick it up also. I have two. One is for my car, and the other is for my home. It's that great.
Whether you're a die hard Sade fan or just a casual listener, once you listen to this you will find yourself in the former category. That's what Sade does to you. The exotic blend of the band's rhythms and the smooth stylings of Sade Adu come together to form a unique musical experience like no other. There is no one like her so 'The Best of Sade' is the best, period.
Its simply an album of fantastic love songs, sung with a level of passion that you simply do not hear in other artists.
It is the ultimate, play at night, play in the car on the way home, wind down, hold your girl in your arms album.
Absolutely the best.
The best tracks in my opinion must be the moody, bluesy 'No Ordinary Love' drowned in sorrow, its lyrics are evocatively accurate about falling in love, 'Pearls' is a poignant track about starvation in Ethiopia Pearls being the metaphor for seeds a mother is collecting to grow food for her starving child, a very perceptive piece, musically so beautiful ending in Sade screaming Halleluya because shes so lucky (you gotta hear it), Cherish the day is cool, so is the satirical 'Smooth Operator' and Your love is king, another good ballad is 'Love is Stronger than pride'. I heard her new album 'Lovers Rock' and read shes aged 41, but she still looks and sounds better than ever.
Anyone with a pulse would love this
Anyone without one, it will awake you !
Are these truly her best? Don't ask me, because I think every song on all her CDs should be considered her best.
Okay, I exaggerate. I don't usually, but she deserves it. This is for R&B listeners, for smooth jazz listeners, for soft rock listeners, along with a batch of other listeners.
One or two tracks are little boring and have got that laid back they end up straying into elevator music style. E.g. track 10, Nothing Can Come Between Us. It's so thin and repetitive.
Over-all though the laid back presentation Sade performs is it's strength. I like the vocal style because it doesn't present any harsh or hard tones. I like Dido for the same quality.
Over-all I do rate a full five stars even though I have the odd track which doesn't excite. They are not bad tracks though. The reason for five stars is that the remaining tracks are really that good, and carry it all the way.
They all have ‘Contralto’ voices!
Sade has made 6 studio albums to date, 1984 – 2010, all of which have featured in the UK top 10. She has had 4 top 20 singles here with ‘Your Love is King’ reaching Number 6.
Aside from having the most wonderful voice, her music is the epitome of romantic easy listening. I love the almost hypnotic but subtle back beat to her music. The only very small critique I can offer is that all the very best songs are in the early part of the listen and that some of the others don't quite live up to that standard - but over all ... lovely!
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great cds for a great cost, the delivery time was excellent and the communication when they were dropping it off was great, not bad for cost as well,thank youPublished 2 months ago by natasha
I really can't understand why this lady hasn't been more of a phenomena than she was.
Her voice is just unique and every song on this album is keeper.