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Sade's second album improved on the performance of her debut, as "Sweetest Taboo" was a huge hit and "Never as Good as the First Time" landed in both the R&B and pop Top 20. She was once again the personification of cool, laid-back singing, seldom extending or embellishing lyrics, registering emotion, or projecting her voice. This demeanor made her more desirable in the minds of many fans and was perhaps the ultimate misapplication of the notion of sophistication. But this album topped the pop charts and eventually went triple platinum.
© Ron Wynn /TiVo

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1
Is It a Crime (Album Version)
00:06:21

Sade Adu, Producer - Helen Adu, Composer - Helen Adu, Lyricist - Mike Pela, Producer - Mike Pela, Engineer - Andrew Hale, Composer - Andrew Hale, Lyricist - Andrew Hale, Keyboards - Stuart Matthewman, Composer - Stuart Matthewman, Guitar - Stuart Matthewman, Lyricist - Stuart Matthewman, Saxophone - Martin Ditchman, Percussion - Jake Jacas, Vocal - Robin Millar, Producer - Ben Rogan, Producer - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer - Dave Early, Percussion - Dave Early, Drums - Terry Bailey, Trumpet - Paul Denman, Bass - Pete Beachill, Trombone - Sade, Performer - Terry Bailley, Trumpet - Paul Cooke, Drums - G. Matthewman, Trumpet - Carlos Bonell, Guitar

(P) 1985 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

2
The Sweetest Taboo (Album Version)
00:04:37

Ditcham, Composer - Ditcham, Lyricist - Sade Adu, Producer - Helen Adu, Composer - Helen Adu, Lyricist - Mike Pela, Producer - Mike Pela, Engineer - Andrew Hale, Keyboards - Stuart Matthewman, Guitar - Stuart Matthewman, Saxophone - Martin Ditchman, Percussion - Jake Jacas, Vocal - Robin Millar, Producer - Ben Rogan, Producer - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer - Dave Early, Percussion - Dave Early, Drums - Terry Bailey, Trumpet - Paul Denman, Bass - Pete Beachill, Trombone - Sade, Performer - Terry Bailley, Trumpet - Paul Cooke, Drums - G. Matthewman, Trumpet - Carlos Bonell, Guitar

(P) 1985 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

3
War of the Hearts (Album Version)
00:06:47

Sade Adu, Producer - Helen Adu, Composer - Helen Adu, Lyricist - Mike Pela, Producer - Mike Pela, Engineer - Andrew Hale, Keyboards - Stuart Matthewman, Composer - Stuart Matthewman, Lyricist - Stuart Matthewman, Guitar - Stuart Matthewman, Saxophone - Martin Ditchman, Percussion - Jake Jacas, Vocal - Robin Millar, Producer - Ben Rogan, Producer - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer - Dave Early, Percussion - Dave Early, Drums - Terry Bailey, Trumpet - Paul Denman, Bass - Pete Beachill, Trombone - Sade, Performer - Terry Bailley, Trumpet - Paul Cooke, Drums - G. Matthewman, Trumpet - Carlos Bonell, Guitar

(P) 1985 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

4
You're Not the Man (Album Version)
00:05:10

Sade Adu, Producer - Helen Adu, Composer - Helen Adu, Lyricist - Mike Pela, Producer - Mike Pela, Engineer - Andrew Hale, Keyboards - Stuart Matthewman, Composer - Stuart Matthewman, Lyricist - Stuart Matthewman, Guitar - Stuart Matthewman, Saxophone - Martin Ditchman, Percussion - Jake Jacas, Vocal - Robin Millar, Producer - Ben Rogan, Producer - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer - Dave Early, Percussion - Dave Early, Drums - Terry Bailey, Trumpet - Paul Denman, Bass - Pete Beachill, Trombone - Sade, Performer - Terry Bailley, Trumpet - Paul Cooke, Drums - G. Matthewman, Trumpet - Carlos Bonell, Guitar

(P) 1985 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

5
Jezebel (Album Version)
00:05:29

Sade Adu, Producer - Helen Adu, Composer - Helen Adu, Lyricist - Mike Pela, Producer - Mike Pela, Engineer - Andrew Hale, Keyboards - Stuart Matthewman, Composer - Stuart Matthewman, Lyricist - Stuart Matthewman, Guitar - Stuart Matthewman, Saxophone - Martin Ditchman, Percussion - Jake Jacas, Vocal - Robin Millar, Producer - Ben Rogan, Producer - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer - Dave Early, Percussion - Dave Early, Drums - Terry Bailey, Trumpet - Paul Denman, Bass - Pete Beachill, Trombone - Sade, Performer - Terry Bailley, Trumpet - Paul Cooke, Drums - G. Matthewman, Trumpet - Carlos Bonell, Guitar

(P) 1985 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

6
Mr Wrong (Album Version)
00:02:51

Sade Adu, Producer - Helen Adu, Composer - Helen Adu, Lyricist - Mike Pela, Producer - Mike Pela, Engineer - Andrew Hale, Keyboards - Stuart Matthewman, Composer - Stuart Matthewman, Lyricist - Stuart Matthewman, Guitar - Stuart Matthewman, Saxophone - Jake Jacas, Vocal - Martin Ditchman, Percussion - Robin Millar, Producer - Ben Rogan, Producer - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer - Dave Early, Percussion - Dave Early, Drums - Terry Bailey, Trumpet - Paul Denman, Composer - Paul Denman, Lyricist - Paul Denman, Bass - Pete Beachill, Trombone - Sade, Performer - Terry Bailley, Trumpet - Paul Cooke, Drums - G. Matthewman, Trumpet - Carlos Bonell, Guitar - Hale, Composer - Hale, Lyricist

(P) 1985 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

7
Punch Drunk (Album Version)
00:05:25

Sade Adu, Producer - Mike Pela, Producer - Mike Pela, Engineer - Andrew Hale, Keyboards - Stuart Matthewman, Guitar - Stuart Matthewman, Saxophone - Martin Ditchman, Percussion - Jake Jacas, Vocal - Robin Millar, Producer - Ben Rogan, Producer - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer - Dave Early, Percussion - Dave Early, Drums - Terry Bailey, Trumpet - Paul Denman, Bass - Pete Beachill, Trombone - Sade, Performer - Terry Bailley, Trumpet - Paul Cooke, Drums - G. Matthewman, Trumpet - Carlos Bonell, Guitar - Hale, Composer - Hale, Lyricist

(P) 1985 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

8
Never as Good as the First Time (Album Version)
00:04:59

Sade Adu, Vocal - Sade Adu, Producer - Helen Adu, Composer - Helen Adu, Lyricist - Mike Pela, Producer - Mike Pela, Engineer - Simon Driscoll, 2nd Engineer - Andrew Hale, Keyboards - Stuart Matthewman, Composer - Stuart Matthewman, Lyricist - Stuart Matthewman, Guitar - Stuart Matthewman, Saxophone - Jake Jacas, Vocal - Robin Millar, Producer - Ben Rogan, Producer - Pete Brown, 2nd Engineer - Leroy Osbourne, Vocal - Phil Legg, 2nd Engineer - Dave Early, Percussion - Dave Early, Drums - Terry Bailey, Trumpet - Ian Cooper, Mastering Engineer - Paul S. Denman, Bass - Pete Beachill, Trombone - Sade, Performer - Martin Ditcham, Percussion

(P) 1985 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

9
Fear (Album Version)
00:04:09

Sade Adu, Producer - Helen Adu, Composer - Helen Adu, Lyricist - Mike Pela, Producer - Mike Pela, Engineer - Andrew Hale, Keyboards - Stuart Matthewman, Composer - Stuart Matthewman, Lyricist - Stuart Matthewman, Guitar - Stuart Matthewman, Saxophone - Jake Jacas, Vocal - Martin Ditchman, Percussion - Robin Millar, Producer - Ben Rogan, Producer - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer - Nick Ingman, Arranger - Dave Early, Percussion - Dave Early, Drums - Terry Bailey, Trumpet - Paul Denman, Bass - Pete Beachill, Trombone - Sade, Performer - Terry Bailley, Trumpet - Paul Cooke, Drums - G. Matthewman, Trumpet - Carlos Bonell, Guitar

(P) 1985 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

10
Tar Baby (Album Version)
00:03:58

Sade Adu, Producer - Helen Adu, Composer - Helen Adu, Lyricist - Mike Pela, Producer - Mike Pela, Engineer - Andrew Hale, Keyboards - Stuart Matthewman, Composer - Stuart Matthewman, Lyricist - Stuart Matthewman, Guitar - Stuart Matthewman, Saxophone - Jake Jacas, Vocal - Martin Ditchman, Percussion - Robin Millar, Producer - Ben Rogan, Producer - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer - Nick Ingman, Arranger - Dave Early, Percussion - Dave Early, Drums - Terry Bailey, Trumpet - Paul Denman, Bass - Pete Beachill, Trombone - Sade, Performer - Terry Bailley, Trumpet - Paul Cooke, Drums - G. Matthewman, Trumpet - Carlos Bonell, Guitar

(P) 1985 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

11
Maureen (Album Version)
00:04:20

Sade Adu, Producer - Helen Adu, Composer - Helen Adu, Lyricist - Mike Pela, Producer - Mike Pela, Engineer - Andrew Hale, Keyboards - Stuart Matthewman, Guitar - Stuart Matthewman, Saxophone - Jake Jacas, Vocal - Martin Ditchman, Percussion - Robin Millar, Producer - Ben Rogan, Producer - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer - Dave Early, Percussion - Dave Early, Drums - Terry Bailey, Trumpet - Paul Denman, Composer - Paul Denman, Lyricist - Paul Denman, Bass - Pete Beachill, Trombone - Sade, Performer - Terry Bailley, Trumpet - Paul Cooke, Drums - G. Matthewman, Trumpet - Carlos Bonell, Guitar - Hale, Composer - Hale, Lyricist

(P) 1985 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

Album Description

Sade's second album improved on the performance of her debut, as "Sweetest Taboo" was a huge hit and "Never as Good as the First Time" landed in both the R&B and pop Top 20. She was once again the personification of cool, laid-back singing, seldom extending or embellishing lyrics, registering emotion, or projecting her voice. This demeanor made her more desirable in the minds of many fans and was perhaps the ultimate misapplication of the notion of sophistication. But this album topped the pop charts and eventually went triple platinum.
© Ron Wynn /TiVo

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