Sade’s ‘Soldier of Love’ is their sixth (and their first in ten years) studio album released on February 5, 2010, by RCA.
Track Listing : 1.The Moon And The Sky (Sade Aduandrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman) – 04:28 . 2.Soldier Of Love (Sade Aduandrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman, Paul S. Denman) – 05:59 . 3.Morning Bird (Sade Aduandrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman) – 03:55 . 4.Babyfather (Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman, Juan Janesandrew Nicholls) – 04:40 . 5.Long Hard Road (Sade Adu, Juan Janesandrew Nicholls) – 03:03 . 6.Be That Easy (Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman) – 03:41 . 7.Bring Me Home (Sade Aduandrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman) – 04:09 . 8.In Another Time (Sade Aduandrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman) – 05:06 . 9.Skin (Sade Aduandrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman, Paul S. Denman) – 04:13 . 10.The Safest Place (Sade Aduandrew Hale) – 02:46
Musicians : Sade – Band . Sade Adu – Vocals . Stuart Matthewman – Guitar, Saxophone . Andrew Hale – Keyboards . Paul S. Denman – Bass . Tony Momrelle – Vocals . Leroy Osbourne – Vocals . Martin Ditcham – Percussion, Drums . Pete Lewinson – Drums . Joseph Robinson – Percussion And Strings On (8) . Everton Nelson – Violin . Ian Burdge – Cello . Gordon Matthewman – Trumpet . Noel Langley – Trumpet . Ila Adu – Vocals On (4) . Clay Matthewman – Vocals On (4) . Juan Janes – Guitar On (5) . Sophie Muller – Ukulele
Production : Produced By Sade . Mike Pela – Engineer, Mixing . Mark “Spike” Stent – Mixing . Michael Brauer – Mixing . John Davis – Mastering
Package : Sophie Muller – Photography, Art Direction . Tom Hingston Studio – Design
Recorded 2009 At Real World Studios (Box, Wiltshire, England), El Cortijo (Málaga, Málaga, Spain).
Released On February 5, 2010 By Rca.
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