Sade’s ‘Lovers Rock’

Sade’s ‘Lovers Rock’ is their fifth studio album released on November 14, 2000 after a eight years hiatus and featuring the hit “By Your Side”

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Track Listing : 1.By Your Side (Sade Aduandrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman, Paul S. Denman) – 04:34 . 2.Flow (Sade Aduandrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman, Paul S. Denman) – 04:34 . 3.King Of Sorrow (Sade Aduandrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman, Paul S. Denman) – 04:53 . 4.Somebody Already Broke My Heart (Sade Aduandrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman, Paul S. Denman) – 05:01 . 5.All About Our Love (Sade Aduandrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman, Paul S. Denman) – 02:40 . 6.Slave Song (Sade Aduandrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman, Paul S. Denman) – 04:12 . 7.The Sweetest Gift (Sade Aduandrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman, Paul S. Denman) – 02:18 . 8.Every Word (Sade Aduandrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman, Paul S. Denman) – 04:04 . 9.Immigrant (Sade Adu, Janusz Podrazik) – 03:48 . 10.Lovers Rock (Sade Aduandrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman, Paul S. Denman) – 04:13 . 11.It’S Only Love That Gets You Through (Sade Adu, Janusz Podrazik) – 03:53

Musicians : Sade Adu – Vocals . Andrew Hale – Keyboards, Programming . Stuart Matthewman – Guitar, Woodwinds, Programming . Paul S. Denman – Bass . Karl Vanden Bossche – Percussion . Nick Ingman – String Arrangements . Andy Nice – Cello . Leroy Osbourne – Vocals . Janusz Podrazik – Keyboards

Production : Produced By Sade Adu, Mike Pela . Mike Pela – Engineer . Andy “Nipper” Davies – Assistant Engineer . Tom Coyne – Mastering

Package : Melissa Caplan – Inside Photography . Intro, London – Design . Sophie Muller – Cover Photography . Albert Watson – Cover Photography

Recorded September 1999–August 2000 At Deliverance Studios, Sarm Hook End (London, England); El Cortijo (Spain).

Released On November 14, 2000 By Epic Records.

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Slant Magazine
Whether covering the standard topics of love or tackling more controversial issues, her classic lyrics and smooth grooves never grow old. The timeless craft of songs like “By Your Side” have made her the most unlikely of superstars. […]

PopMatters
Hip-hop fans will bob their heads to the beats used on “Immigrant” and “Flow”. In fact, Sade conducts both songs like a hip-hop MC. Don’t be afraid; she doesn’t resort to rapping. […]

NME
Lovers Rock‘ possesses an eye closing, deep inhaling, slow exhaling, sexy vibeand its unhurried mid-to-slow pace will give you the horn – which means it’s too good for all those wine bars and too good for fair-weather listeners. But just right for lovers. Who want to rock. Sorry. Couldn’t resist a cliche. […]

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