Soldier of Love

Soldier of Love

by Sade


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Soldier of Love is only the sixth studio album the band Sade have released during their 25 year career, and the first since Lovers Rock in 2000. For Sade herself, as the lynchpin of the group's songwriting effort, it's a simple matter of integrity and authenticity. "I only make records when I feel I have something to say. I'm not interested in releasing music just for the sake of selling something. Sade is not a brand."

The feel of the music this time has moved away from the old country soul styling of Lovers Rock and assumes a more eclectic identity. At times the band sounds like the original Sade, with Stuart Matthewman back blowing soft sax on "In Another Time" and the vocal on "Long Hard Road" hymning. But with songs such as the joyously quirky reggae chant "Babyfather" and the dramatically arranged album opener "The Moon and the Sky," Sade are exploring new territory. "I never want to repeat myself," Sade herself says. "And that becomes a more interesting challenge for us the longer we carry on together."

Product Details

Release Date: 02/09/2010
Label: Epic
UPC: 0886976393328
catalogNumber: 763933
Rank: 9437

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sade   Primary Artist
Sade Adu   Vocals
Paul S. Denman   Bass
Martin Ditcham   Percussion,Drums
Andrew Hale   Keyboards
Noel Langley   Trumpet
Peter Lewinson   Drums
Stuart Matthewman   Guitar,Saxophone
Leroy Osbourne   Vocals
Gordon Matthewman   Trumpet
Sophie Muller   Ukulele
Everton Nelson   Violin
Tony Momrelle   Vocals
Ian Burdge   Cello
Clay Matthewman   Vocals
Juan Janes   Guitar

Technical Credits

Sade   Producer
Sade Adu   Composer,Programming,Lyricist
Paul S. Denman   Composer
Andrew Hale   Composer,Programming
Stuart Matthewman   Composer,Programming
Mike Pela   Producer,Engineer
Sophie Muller   Art Direction

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Soldier of Love 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 93 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rowopp131 More than 1 year ago
I have been listening to Sade since "Love Deluxe" in 1992! Her music is classic as well as she. Even though it's been 8 years since last album, it didn't stop me from running to the stores when Soldier of Love came out! What can I say, another great one! ;)
Shanti More than 1 year ago
A long time waiting, but well worth it. Every song is super!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is difficult to imagine anyone making as boring and monotonous of a CD if they tried. Listened to it once and tossed it in the trash where it belongs.
RereSC More than 1 year ago
Even though it has been 10 years since Sade put out a CD this was worth the wait. I feel that this entire CD will be a hit with all Sade fans. I only hope she will not leave us for another 10 years before we can hear good music!!!
mrdj More than 1 year ago
As always, soulful and good!
jjhills2010 More than 1 year ago
Hello,the album has many great songs ,the album as a whole rocks,with well thought out lyrics.Sade is a pure singer,whom many love as well as myself.She has a boundiful voice that reaches the heart of others and the band can play your ears off.I liked the album Soldier of Love and already have boubght a copy .It's a five star album at number one,we feel she is a number one artist in 2010.She back in a bigger than life way after ten years of real time off.Soldier of Love is soulful as well and reaches into a person life as Sade reaches us with her voice and music in 2010.Love Jordan Jayes Hellerman
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sade's new CD is simply the best. She truly delivers with a subtle, soulful, yet delightful energy. I can listen to the CD from the beginning the end, while I am relaxing for the evening or even doing house chores. I just turn up the volume. Her lyrics are piercing. Her voice is sultry and stimulating. Indeed, this CD will help you remember 2010!!
nikki1 More than 1 year ago
Excellent easy listening. The long wait was worth it. Sade has not lost her touch.
westender More than 1 year ago
Rec'd order quickly and was pleased with purchase!
ReaderRG More than 1 year ago
Have missed Sade, this album is different for her. Lyrics are beautiful, her voice sounds smoother, huskier. Love it......
cilv2855 More than 1 year ago
Sade at her very best!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE it.
sirpineapple More than 1 year ago
NewRo More than 1 year ago
What is there to say....It's Sade! Great album, sensual and sexy....Love it.
AMP More than 1 year ago
Classy performer that soothes the soul. Todays music with the old school tone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quality recording with original work. A couple of memorable songs however the entire CD is very low key and kind of sleepy. The songs all sound pretty much the same. I expected more diversity. Yawn.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What can I say; it's Sade. I don't think she can sing anything badly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend (have already recommended) this CD to anyone who likes jazz or easy listening.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We were a little disappointed in this CD -- especially after the long wait. It's definitely worthwhile if you're a Sade fan, but not quite what we were hoping for.
binky66 More than 1 year ago
Great CD.
DrBradClark More than 1 year ago
I saw an interview with Sade and she explained why it had been 10 years since her last album. She indicated that she only composes when she feels the need and really has something to say. It is obvious when you listen to this album. There is not a single bad song or bit of filler which is consistent with all of her work. The music is absolutely beautiful and the lyrics extremely profound. I can listen to this album over and over for days and not ever get tired of it. If you enjoy any of her music then "Soldier of Love" is a necessary element of your collection.
dr_paula More than 1 year ago
cool sexy sensuous easy listening. can play in your house and float around while relaxing, on the computer, cooking, and cleaning. excellent musicians and perfectly produced. i hear the soldier of love music video is great although i haven't seen it yet.
jdbVA More than 1 year ago
WOW! Not one bad song on this CD. SADE continues to remain in her "element"--singing about pain and matters of the heart. In spite of it all, in every song, there lies a glimpse of hope. There is not an emotion she doesn't touch as she wrings her heart out. This Artist remains one of my favorites. She truly is a "Soldier!"
kcfree More than 1 year ago
Once again we will be blessed with this amazing talent. Thanks Sweetback for getting us through, but now we are ready for the complete Sade.
debjame More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful compilation of deeply moving songs which tap into our inner feelings and emotions. Sade explores the hurt and joy that so many have experienced navigating the treacherous waters of love. Sade's voice is in full form, with her haunting, lyrical mastery compelling you to experience the story each song tells. The title track, "Soldier of Love," sums up the feelings of many who have been hurt by love or the pursuit of it.