Editors' Notes Sade set themselves apart in the early ’80s with a smooth-as-butter sound melding classic R&B, rock flourishes, and slick soul production. And here, after an eight-year hiatus, the group hadn’t lost any of their class or genre-hopping skills. “By Your Side” employs a bouncing country rhythm, while “The Sweetest Gift” is all syrupy pop sweetness. “Flow” flexes an easy hip-hop beat topped with a folky acoustic guitar, while “Slave Song” fuses bold, socially aware lyrics with a chill reggae vibe.

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By Your Side
1
4:34
 
Flow
2
4:34
 
King of Sorrow
3
4:52
 
Somebody Already Broke My Heart
4
5:01
 
All About Our Love
5
2:40
 
Slave Song
6
4:12
 
The Sweetest Gift
7
2:18
 
Every Word
8
4:04
 
Immigrant
9
3:48
 
Lovers Rock
10
4:13
 
It's Only Love That Gets You Through
11
3:53
 

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