9 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After a four-year hiatus, Sade stepped into the ’90s with Love Deluxe. The album immediately envelops listeners in the roiling rhythms of “No Ordinary Love.” Throbbing basslines are the band’s compass, but distant echoes of flamenco, jazz, and ambient help shape the bluesy currents of “Like a Tattoo.” The twinkling (if a bit melancholy) tones of “Kiss of Life” momentarily brighten the mood, only to give way to “Cherish the Day,” in which Sade Adu’s voice materializes as if stepping from a shadowy steam bath.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After a four-year hiatus, Sade stepped into the ’90s with Love Deluxe. The album immediately envelops listeners in the roiling rhythms of “No Ordinary Love.” Throbbing basslines are the band’s compass, but distant echoes of flamenco, jazz, and ambient help shape the bluesy currents of “Like a Tattoo.” The twinkling (if a bit melancholy) tones of “Kiss of Life” momentarily brighten the mood, only to give way to “Cherish the Day,” in which Sade Adu’s voice materializes as if stepping from a shadowy steam bath.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
273 Ratings

273 Ratings

just_n_image ,

Perfect.

I couldn't give this album anything but a perfect rating..

Her voice, the music .. sets the perfect mood for love .. sadness .. it's all in there.

mooosehugs ,

sade deluxe

i first heard this album in 1995, it's now 2007 and i never get tired of it. it's one of the best
the music is outstanding, her voice is seductive. i can't even pick a favorite song on the
album, i love them all.

elsie1934 ,

One of the best of all time.

I will listen to this CD until the day I die. Simply a classic.

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