Sade’s ‘Promise’

Sade’s ‘Promise’ is their second studio album released on November 4, 1985 by Epic Records.

Track Listing : 1.Is It A Crime (Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewmanandrew Hale) – 06:20 . 2.The Sweetest Taboo (Sade Adu, Martin Ditcham) – 04:37 . 3.War Of The Hearts (Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman) – 06:47 . 4.You’Re Not The Man (Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman) – 05:10 . 5.Jezebel (Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman) – 05:30 . 6.Mr Wrong (Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewmanandrew Hale, Paul S. Denman) – 02:52 . 7.Punch Drunk (Andrew Hale) – 05:25 . 8.Never As Good As The First Time (Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman) – 05:00 . 9.Fear (Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman) – 04:10 . 10.Tar Baby (Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman) – 03:59 . 11.Maureen (Sade Aduandrew Hale, Paul S. Denman) – 04:20

Musicians : Sade – Band . Sade Adu – Vocals . Andrew Hale – Keyboards . Stuart Matthewman – Guitar, Saxophone . Paul S. Denman – Bass . Terry Bailey – Trumpet . Pete Beachill – Trombone . Carlos Bonnell – Guitar . Jake Jacas – Vocals . Martin Ditcham – Percussion . Dave Early – Drums, Percussion

Production : Produced By Sade Adu, Robin Millar, Ben Rogan, Mike Pela . Mike Pela – Engineer, Mixing . Nick Ingman – Arranger . Pete Brown – Assistant Engineer . Simon Driscoll – Assistant Engineer . Phil Legg – Assistant Engineer

Package : Graham Smith – Design . Toshi Yajima – Photography

Recorded 1985 At Power Plant Studios (London, England); Studio Miraval (Le Val, Var, France).

Released November 16, 1985 By Epic Records .


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Sade’s ‘Promise’


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