Sade’s “Diamond Life is their debut album released on July 16, 1984.
Track Listing : 1.Smooth Operator (Sade Adu, Ray St. John) – 04:59 . 2.Your Love Is King (Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman) – 03:41 . 3.Hang On To Your Love (Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman) – 05:54 . 4.Frankie’S First Affair (Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman) – 04:39 . 5.When Am I Going To Make A Living (Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman) – 03:27 . 6.Cherry Pie (Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewmanandrew Hale, Paul S. Denman) – 06:19 . 7.Sally (Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman) – 05:22 . 8.I Will Be Your Friend (Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman) – 04:43 . 9.Why Can’T We Live Together (Timmy Thomas) – 05:27
Musicians : Sade – Band . Sade Adu – Vocals . Andrew Hale – Keyboards . Stuart Matthewman – Guitar, Saxophone . Paul S. Denman – Bass . Paul Cooke – Drums . Terry Bailey – Trumpet . Martin Ditcham – Percussion . Dave Early – Drums, Percussion . Gordon Matthewman – Trumpet
Production : Produced By Robin Millar . Ben Rogan – Engineer . Simon Driscoll – Assistant Engineer . Pete Brown – Assistant Engineer . Tom Coyne – Remastering . Mike Pela – Engineer
Package : Graham Smith – Artwork . Chris Roberts – Photography
Recorded In 1983–1984 At Power Plant Studios (London).
Released On July 16, 1984 By By Epic.
The New York Times Company
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