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The Best of Sade
Genres: Pop, R&B
With her exotic beauty and steamy voice, Sade couldn't help but be a star. Taking the more sensuous elements of island beats, smooth jazz, and R&B, Sade scored major hits with the continental feel of "Smooth Operator" and ... more »
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With her exotic beauty and steamy voice, Sade couldn't help but be a star. Taking the more sensuous elements of island beats, smooth jazz, and R&B, Sade scored major hits with the continental feel of "Smooth Operator" and the sultry stylization of "Your Love Is King." Her voice was often criticized for being thin, yet she made it work to her advantage with songs like the haunting "Jezebel," on which her delivery added the vulnerability necessary to the song. Sade sounded best when she stuck to the lower register, and there is nothing thin about her dynamic handling of her torch song "Is It a Crime." "The Sweetest Taboo" was one of her last great moments before years of mediocrity, chronicled here by the lifeless "Stronger Than Pride" and the limp "Nothing Can Come Between Us." "No Ordinary Love" was a return to form with the smoky richness back in her vocals and the urban/island feel of her first release. Best of Sade goes right up to her hit "Pearls," which, remixed, became a dance floor hit. The nicest surprise here is "Please Send Me Someone to Love," with Sade proving that although her range may be limited vocally, she doesn't suffer the same fate artistically. --Steve Gdula
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Rich B. from SAINT JAMES, NY
Reviewed on 10/2/2011...
Every song you want is on this CD. Great collection by a great artist!
Mike S. from MCMURRAY, PA
Reviewed on 3/4/2011...
PHIL Y. from CENTERVILLE, OH
Reviewed on 9/12/2010...
I'm sure any Sade will work for any collection, but the creme-de-la-creme is this "best of". Every song is the best and familiar to any listener. Nobody beats her sultry voice and the rhythm section that backs her up. Sade's voice is so unique, powerful, seductive all at once. Rarely do you get the magic that matches the voice with the music. Here, you witness it on every song!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Flo G. from LARGO, FL
Reviewed on 6/30/2007...
The CD is Orange not with her Pic on it....Excellent CD
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
She is the Best.
Princess Didi | New York, NY | 05/18/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sade is the best artist there is. To me, she is the sweetest one of all. This cd has her best songs."
Old school Sade
Ms AMber | Washington, D.C. area | 05/26/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I loved hearing the older great hits from Sade, so many favorites so little time"