SadeThe Best Of Sade

Label:Sony Music – 88875180591, Epic – 88875180591
Series:Legacy Vinyl
2 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue, Gatefold, 180 Gram
Genre:Jazz, Funk / Soul
Style:Smooth Jazz, Soul


A1Your Love Is King
Written-ByAdu*, Matthewman*
A2Hang On To Your Love
Written-ByAdu*, Matthewman*
A3Smooth Operator
Written-BySt John*, Adu*
Written-ByAdu*, Matthewman*
B1The Sweetest Taboo
Written-ByDitcham*, Adu*
B2Is It A Crime
Written-ByHale*, Adu*, Matthewman*
B3Never As Good As The First Time
ProducerRogan*, Pela*, Millar*
VocalsJake Jacas
Written-ByAdu*, Matthewman*
B4Love Is Stronger Than Pride
Written-ByHale*, Adu*, Matthewman*
GuitarGordon Hunte
Written-ByHale*, Denman*, Adu*, Matthewman*
C2Nothing Can Come Between Us
Written-ByHale*, Adu*, Matthewman*
C3No Ordinary Love
Written-ByAdu*, Matthewman*
C4Like A Tattoo
Written-ByHale*, Adu*, Matthewman*
D1Kiss Of Life
Arranged By [String Arrangements]Nick Ingman
Written-ByHale*, Denman*, Adu*, Matthewman*
D2Please Send Me Someone To Love
DrumsTrevor Murrell
GuitarGordon Hunte
PercussionKarl Vanden Bossche*
Producer, Mixed ByHein Hoven
Written-ByPercy Mayfield
D3Cherish The Day
Written-ByHale*, Adu*, Matthewman*
Arranged By [String Arrangements]Nick Ingman
Cello, SoloistTony Pleeth*
Written-ByHale*, Adu*

Companies, etc.



? 1994 Sony Music Entertainment International UK Limited
? 2016 Sony Music Entertainment International UK Limited
180 Gram Vinyl
Made in the EU / Sony Music Entertainment International Services GmBH
Tracks are listed sequential, regardless of sides

Similar version to The Best Of Sade but with different matrixnumbers.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 88751 80591 0
  • Barcode (Scanned): 888751805910
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 00199
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): 01 4?7?7?9?2?2? 20 ?1?A?1? 01-477793-20-4A-I A 87778 A MOVLP 130
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): 01 ?4?7?7?9?2?2? 20 ?1?B?1? 01-477793-20-3B-I A 87778 B MOVLP 130
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C): 01 ?4?7?7?9?2?2? 20 ?1?C?1? 01-477793-20-3C-I B 87778 C MOVLP 130
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D): 01 ?4?7?7?9?2?2? 20 ?1?D?1? 01-477793 20 3DI B 87778 D MOVLP 130

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Best Of Sade (CD, Compilation, Remastered)EpicEK 85287US1994
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The Best Of Sade (CD, Compilation)Epic, EpicEK 66686, 66686US1994
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The Best Of Sade (CD, Compilation, Stereo)Epic477793 2Europe1994
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The Best Of Sade (2×LP, Compilation, Stereo)Epic477793 1UK1994
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The Best Of Sade (CD, Compilation)Epic2.32.477793Venezuela1994
  • Vinyl-TP's avatar
    This pressing sounds absolutely Perfect on my system. Beginning to end every side. I Did detect a slight distortion on the VERY last track on Side D, but frankly that’s the only song on the whole set that I can “take or leave it”. Never heard it anyway. Every other song across all sides play perfectly. So this distortion thing others mention must be a sporadic pressing issue. I guess I got lucky! Playing on a Fluance RT-85, acrylic platter, Ortofon Blue cart, Fully restored vintage Pioneer SX-750 with Fluance XL8F towers and a Fluance 10” sub to match. Sounds incredible! Plus!… I Love Sade! I mean I’ve loved her since 1985. That voice, that elegant exotic beauty. That comes through in her music. Soothes the soul. And her band is Awesome. Very happy with this compilation. I had this when it fist came out on cd in the 90’s. FAR superior sound on vinyl!
    • mboogie's avatar
      Love this compilation. Sounds pretty damn good. No complaints from me.
      • witoz's avatar
        Edited 10 months ago
        Album sounds great, except of the last song on D side "Pearls". This track is completely going wrong with pops, crackling and huge distortions. Probably bad press. Needed to return to the seller.
        EDIT: I recieved new piece after returning, now the original issue is gone, but still the last song "Pearls" doesnt sound good to my ears. Kind of distorted in louder passages. Has anyone the same problem?
        • kelbs.ray's avatar
          This sounds absolutely stunning; perfect to my ears. Very happy with the addition to my collection.
          • BTNVideos's avatar
            I think this sounds like a typical MOV record. Clean, flat but just not quite elite. MOV typically uses high quality digital transfers and I think this sounds the same. It's not quite as warm, rich, expansive as it could be, but it's still very good. I'm happy with it.
            • xenite's avatar
              an excellent pressing. Really good quality, clean and almost no background noise. Deep bass, crisp sound and you don't need to boost the volume to listen! Sade's beautiful voice on top of that, it is a bliss. Very pleased. Sony hardly disappoints me with quality.
              • furious-styles's avatar
                Absolute perfection. As others have said here, this pressing is absolutely silent, clean, rich, and dynamic. Vinyl doesn't get much better than this. I wish every pressing sounded this good!
                • guillemarin_4's avatar
                  Perfect sound quality, this is how any new vinyl should sound. Best press in my entire collection, play this on your turntable and it will sound like heaven.
                  • The_Andres's avatar
                    This is actually an sonic pleasure to enjoy. Almost silent, warm and dinamic pressing. Nevertheless, I can confirm there's some distortion at the end of sides C and D. My only complain though, is that they used cardboard inner sleeves so there are scuffs on the vinyl.
                    • dahoo's avatar
                      great pressing. quiet background. smooth and musical sound. i think the mastering is better than my original Diamond Life, on which i can hear some sibilance here and there. the mastering here in the Best Of on the other hand, is warm. Highly recommended.



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