Listen Now
Go Unlimited
Start your 30-day free trial
Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can play 40 million songs, thousands of playlists and ad-free stations including new releases. Learn More
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to (UK).

Soldier of Love has been added to your Basket
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: mrtopseller
Add to Basket
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: right now!
Add to Basket
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: Media Vortex
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £6.99

Soldier of Love

4.2 out of 5 stars 118 customer reviews

Price: £6.20 & FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Delivery Details
See all 12 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Now with Amazon Music
Soldier Of Love Amazon Music Unlimited
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, 8 Feb 2010
£4.61 £0.09
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
AutoRip is available only for eligible CDs and vinyl sold by Amazon EU Sarl (but does not apply to gift orders or PrimeNow orders). See Terms and Conditions for full details, including costs which may apply for the MP3 version in case of order returns or cancellations.
Only 8 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.

Amazon's Sade Store

Frequently bought together

  • Soldier of Love
  • +
  • Lovers Rock
  • +
  • Love Deluxe
Total price: £16.08
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (8 Feb. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music
  • ASIN: B002YIGI52
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  Vinyl |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 118 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,065 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
Listen Now Buy: £0.99

Product description

Product Description

Soldier Of Love is Sade’s first official studio album since the multi-platinum release of Lovers Rock in 2000.

BBC Review

She’s a virtual recluse, refuses to give interviews, and releases albums rarely: in some ways, Sade is the Kate Bush of mellow soul, or M.O.RnB if you will. Soldier of Love is her first album since 2000’s Lovers Rock, and it is hardly less feverishly anticipated than Bush’s last opus, maybe more so in America, where she has a better rep – in Britain she is often dismissed as dinner party jazzy soul muzak.

Immaculately produced, Sade’s albums to date have oozed class and sophistication, although seemingly offering variations on a single theme. But such consistency of tone is deceptive. It would be easy, and wrong, to accuse Sade of sterility and concealing feelings beneath a veneer of unflappable hauteur. Scrutiny of her work reveals moments of serene candour and breathtaking intimacy – I Never Thought I’d See the Day, her best song, from 1988’s Stronger Than Pride, has plenty in common with Portishead.

Unfortunately, there’s nothing quite that unexpected on Soldier of Love. In fact, just when it seemed like the ideal opportunity to proclaim her a musician of rare idiosyncratic wonder, she delivers an album that denies a passionate response. Recorded with the old team of Stuart Matthewman, Paul Denman and Andrew Hale at Peter Gabriel’s Real World studio, this sixth album illustrates the dilemma of the long-term artist: whether to alienate fans with a radical departure or risk the charge of repetition.

The title song is the least Sade-like track here – with its metallic, shiny martial beat not far from trip hop/Tricky territory, it’s the toughest-sounding thing she’s ever done, though the lyric posits the idea of the relationship as battleground, a notion as predictable as the chord sequence. Sade was always better as a mood creator than philosopher, but even so banal couplets abound. “It couldn’t be that easy / It had to be much harder,” she trills on Be That Easy, a foray into spectral country.

There is gospel organ (Be That Easy) and a mid-tempo reggae-ish gait on Babyfather, but mostly Soldier of Love is as mournfully one-paced as previous Sade albums, with the same attention to texture and surface lustre but, alas, not to melody or moving autobiography. This could have been the grown-up Back to Black, as ravishing and revelatory as Winehouse’s great achievement. But instead it finds Sade keeping her distance and retaining her mystique, apparently more for her benefit than ours. --Paul Lester

Find more music at the BBC This link will take you off Amazon in a new window

Customer reviews

Read reviews that mention

Top customer reviews

7 March 2010
Format: Audio CD|Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
24 June 2017
Format: Vinyl|Verified Purchase
22 February 2010
Format: Audio CD|Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
8 January 2017
Format: Audio CD|Verified Purchase
3 June 2016
Format: Audio CD|Verified Purchase
12 January 2018
Format: Audio CD|Verified Purchase
19 June 2016
Format: Audio CD|Verified Purchase
17 March 2018
Format: Audio CD|Verified Purchase

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?