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Mike Pela 1950 – 2022

25th July 2022
Mike Pela 1950 – 2022

Sade’s longtime collaborator and Grammy Award winning producer, sound engineer, and mixer Mike Pela passed away this weekend after a sudden illness whilst travelling in Italy. He was deeply loved and cherished by his wife Suzy and daughters Natalie and Emily.

Pela started his career in the 70’s at CTS Studios in London, moving on to Pete Townshend’s Eel Pie Studios working with artists including; Stephen Stills, Alice Cooper, Hawkwind, Nico, and Pete Townshend. Pela co-produced and mixed the double album ‘Scoop’ for Townshend.

It was in the 80’s when his long term collaboration with Sade began after starting at Robin Millar’s newly purchased Power Plant Studios in London, where Pela worked as chief engineer on recordings including: Boy George, ELO, Roy Wood, Fine Young Cannibals, Everything But The Girl, Tom Robinson, The Style Council, Gang of Four.

He went on to work long term with artists such as Dreams Come True, Maxwell, and Sade.

“It’s hard to imagine a world without Mike, but he’s a vital force within everything we’ve done, and everything to come, and remains really, truly, in our hearts.
There’s no other like him, not if we were to look forever.
We shared absolute trust.
He gave us a safe place so we could be fearless.
He came with no ego; soulful, constant, funny, resilient, kind and brilliant.
We’ll try our best to make him proud.”

– Sade, Stuart, Andrew, and Paul.

Boxset ‘This Far’ Out Now.

9th October 2020

Released now. This Far. Six vinyl albums. Boxed.

Boxset ‘This Far’ Out Now.

A complete cannon of work to date encased in a beautifully finished boxset is now available worldwide.

Previously difficult to source in its original format, the much-anticipated boxset comprises of remastered versions of all six studio albums to date, delivered on pure 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl.

A true testament to a body of work that through its evolution captured hearts irrespective of age or creed.

Six Album Vinyl Box Set ‘This Far’.

2nd September 2020

Announcing Sade’s box set entitled ‘This Far’ will be released worldwide on October 9th 2020, featuring remastered versions of all Sade’s six studio albums to date, on pure 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl.

Sade Box Set

All of the band’s acclaimed albums: Diamond Life (1984), Promise (1985), Stronger Than Pride (1988), Love Deluxe (1992), Lovers Rock (2000), and Soldier Of Love (2010) are packaged into the beautifully finished, white case-bound box.

Sade Box Set, contents fully displayed

The close band of four: Sade (vocals), Stuart Matthewman (saxophone/guitar), Andrew Hale (keyboards), and Paul Spencer Denman (bass), alongside acclaimed mastering engineer Miles Showell, and the band’s long-time co-producer Mike Pela have worked from high resolution digital transfers of the stereo master mixes, from the original studio recordings, and remastered the audio at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios.