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Sweetback available on vinyl

17th March 2017


Now available for the first time on vinyl:  Sweetback – the debut album released on Epic Records in October 1996, written and performed by Stuart Matthewman, Andrew Hale, and Paul Spencer Denman.

The Legacy edition of the album has been remastered and struck on 2LP 12″ 140 gram vinyl with guest artists Maxwell, Bahamadia, Amel Larrieux of Groove Theory, and Leroy Osbourne.

Click here or order via your local record store.

Full tracklisting:

Gaze (vocals by Amel Larrieux)
Softly Softly (vocals by Maxwell)
Au Natural (vocals by Bahamadia)
You Will Rise (vocals by Amel Larrieux)
Walk of Ju
Hope She’ll Be Happier (vocals by Leroy Osbourne)
Come Dubbing
Cloud People

By Your Side

3rd March 2011

On the third anniversary of the Great Eastern Japan earthquake, 11th March 2014, the anime studio Dwarf will release the beautiful and powerful film ‘By Your Side’ to support El Sistema’s valuable work which helps the vulnerable children of Fukushima who have been traumatized by the 2011 tsunami and the nuclear explosion at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. El Sistema is a visionary global movement that transforms the lives of children through the healing power of music.

Click here to find out how you can make an impact and join in this incredible and heart-warming campaign.

Bring Me Home – The Live Tour DVD is out now!

11th June 2012

‘Bring Me Home – The Live Tour DVD’, stormed straight to the top of the music charts in the US and is now available in the UK. Order this now to see why critics named this as one of last year’s must see tours.

The Billboard Cover Story

30th August 2011

Sade was the Billboard cover story last week, where the industry magazine has had a close look into Sade’s first tour in a decade, consisting of over 100 dates across the globe and potentially being one of the highest grossing tours of 2011.

The feature has a look at the dazzling imagery that has been used in the two hour set, as well as reflecting back on Sade’s career and what has happened in the last ten years that the band haven’t been in the public spotlight.

A trailer of the tour along with some of Sade’s biggest tracks are featured in the article which is available for you to read here

Sade Live UK reviews

25th July 2011

After an amazing British tour the reviews for Sade Live – World Tour 2011 have come flooding in. You can view a selection of reviews below.

‘(Sade) Her gauzy voice has acquired greater range, to the point that she receives a standing ovation for the sustained note that closes Is it a Crime?, but her stock in trade remains the dreamy delivery of pop-jazz songs about love and relationships….it is a pleasure to see Sade again.’ – The Guardian, Thursday 2nd June 2011

‘ The set list also promises material from Sade’s excellent 2010 album, Soldier Of Love, comprising new soul numbers laced with Latin and dub flavours…The shows visuals will be slick and Adu still looks as fabulous as she sounds.’ – Metro, Tuesday 31st May.

‘ Never a flashy singer, Sade’s tones are subtle and controlled, with a slow-burning emotional power. She can wow but its all about a long seduction. After 25 years, it’s clear that she’s still a smooth operator.’ – News of The World, Sunday 5th June 2011

The Ultimate Collection – reviews

4th July 2011

This spectacular collection of songs has received great reviews from both Pride and She magazine, with Pride magazine stating how Sade is ‘Known for teaming her beautiful storytelling and timeless vocals with simple production,’ and that Sade has provided ‘the soundtrack to people’s lives.’

She magazine called ‘The Ultimate Collection” a ‘beautiful tribute’ and a ‘definite must have.’

Purchase your copy of The Ultimate Collection here.

Sade live reviews

6th June 2011

Sade’s first European Tour in 18 years has received rave reviews from fans and critics alike. You can view a selection of the reviews below.

‘The Smooth Operator and her spectacular eight-piece band didn’t disappoint either, with a set full of near-flawless, laid-back soul grooves’. The Sun, Thursday 2nd June

(Sade) also sounds just as lovely as ever. That distinctive husky soul voice is still an up-market linctus, her pitch and pronunciation as impeccably tailored as her clothes- she knows just when to let things flow and when to draw a crisp line.’ Daily Telgraph, Thursday 2nd June

‘Centre-stage, Sade herself – angular and incredibly youthful at 52 – sings with a luxuriant lack of haste’. The Guardian, Thursday 2nd June

‘Musically it was as slick as you’d expect. The British-Nigerian singer’s voice is as seductive as ever…’ Irish Examiner, Saturday 28th May

‘…Flirtations with the high register and power on ‘Pearls’, for instance- are spine-tingling’. Irish Independent, Friday 27th May

‘Whether Sade is delivering romantic melodrama or affectionate dub, her power derives from subtlety and easy intimacy’. Metro Herald,  Wednesday 25th May

‘Nobody expresses adult sorrow and melancholy with such graceful pain’. Evening Standard, Wednesday 1st June

‘Smooth Operator and Sweetest Taboo were slinky; Soldier of Love and The Moon and The Sky were peppered with Portishead-esque beats, but the balm-laden By Your Side was celestially moving.’ Evening Standard, Wednesday 1st June

Sade’s ‘The Ultimate Collection’ is available to purchase online here.

The Ultimate Collection available today

9th May 2011

Sade’s ‘The Ultimate Collection’ featuring 25 classic songs and four new tracks is available today. Order now on AmazonHMV or direct from

Here for the first time are Sade classics from their most iconic albums, including songs from the Best Of collection and the greatest hits off of Lover’s Rock and Soldier Of Love.

In addition to classic Sade songs, the two-disc album features four new, never-before heard songs including a remix of “The Moon And The Sky” with JAY Z.

Sade launch ‘Super Bien Total‘ blog

4th May 2011

Today Sade launched their brand new blog titled Super Bien Total.

Band members Andrew, Stuart & Paul describe the blog as being “A home for music, art, pictures from the road and anything else we fancy.”

“Views from hotel rooms, from the crowd – from downstage to backstage. It’s where we came from and where we are going. Enjoy.”

Sade takes to the stage for the first time in 10 years

30th April 2011

SADE takes the stage for the first time in 10 years on their worldwide tour kicking off in Nice, France. View live photos in this gallery.