Sade Soldier of Love

Soldier of Love

Sade

Released on February 5, 2010 by RCA Records Label

Main artist: Sade

Genre: R&B/Soul

Distinctions: Exceptional sound (December 2012)

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Album : 1 disk - 10 tracks Total length : 00:41:44

  1. 1 The Moon and the Sky

    Mark Stent, Mixing Engineer - Noel Langley, Trumpet - Gordon Matthewman, Trumpet - Pete Lewinson, Drums - John Davis, Mastering Engineer - Leroy Osbourne, Background Vocal - Martin Ditcham, Percussion - Martin Ditcham, Drums - Sade, Performer - Sade, Vocal - Everton Nelson, Violin - Stuart Matthewman, Programmer - Stuart Matthewman, Guitar - Stuart Matthewman, Lyricist - Stuart Matthewman, Saxophone - Stuart Matthewman, Composer - Sade Adu, Lyricist - Sade Adu, Programmer - Sade Adu, Producer - Sade Adu, Composer - Tony Momrelle, Background Vocal - Ian Burdge, Acoustic Cello - Sophie Muller, Ukulele - Paul S Denman, Bass - Mike Pela, Producer - Mike Pela, Engineer - Andrew Hale, Composer - Andrew Hale, Keyboards - Andrew Hale, Programmer - Andrew Hale, Lyricist Copyright : (P) 2010 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  2. 2 Soldier of Love (Album Version)

    Andrew Hale, Programmer - Andrew Hale, Composer - Andrew Hale, Keyboards - Andrew Hale, Lyricist - Sade, Performer - Sade, Vocal - Sade, Lyricist - Sade, Producer - Sade, Composer - Paul Denman, Bass - Paul Denman, Lyricist - Paul Denman, Composer - Stuart Matthewman, Composer - Stuart Matthewman, Lyricist - Stuart Matthewman, Programmer - Stuart Matthewman, Guitar - Stuart Matthewman, Woodwinds - Mike Pela, Producer - Mike Pela, Mixing Engineer - Mike Pela, Engineer Copyright : (P) 2009 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  3. 3 Morning Bird

    Noel Langley, Trumpet - Gordon Matthewman, Trumpet - Pete Lewinson, Drums - John Davis, Mastering Engineer - Leroy Osbourne, Background Vocal - Martin Ditcham, Percussion - Martin Ditcham, Drums - Sade, Performer - Sade, Vocal - Everton Nelson, Violin - Stuart Matthewman, Programmer - Stuart Matthewman, Guitar - Stuart Matthewman, Lyricist - Stuart Matthewman, Saxophone - Stuart Matthewman, Composer - Sade Adu, Lyricist - Sade Adu, Programmer - Sade Adu, Producer - Sade Adu, Composer - Tony Momrelle, Background Vocal - Ian Burdge, Acoustic Cello - Sophie Muller, Ukulele - Paul S Denman, Bass - Mike Pela, Mixing Engineer - Mike Pela, Producer - Mike Pela, Engineer - Andrew Hale, Composer - Andrew Hale, Keyboards - Andrew Hale, Programmer - Andrew Hale, Lyricist Copyright : (P) 2010 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  4. 4 Babyfather

    Sade Adu, Lyricist - Sade Adu, Programmer - Sade Adu, Producer - Sade Adu, Composer - Gordon Matthewman, Trumpet - John Davis, Mastering Engineer - Mark Stent, Mixing Engineer - Mike Pela, Producer - Mike Pela, Engineer - Ian Burdge, Acoustic Cello - Noel Langley, Trumpet - Andrew Hale, Keyboards - Andrew Hale, Programmer - Stuart Matthewman, Programmer - Stuart Matthewman, Guitar - Stuart Matthewman, Lyricist - Stuart Matthewman, Saxophone - Stuart Matthewman, Composer - Tony Momrelle, Background Vocal - Juan Janes, Lyricist - Juan Janes, Composer - Everton Nelson, Violin - Sophie Muller, Ukulele - Leroy Osbourne, Background Vocal - Paul S Denman, Bass - Ila Adu, Background Vocal - Clay Matthewman, Background Vocal - Pete Lewinson, Drums - Andrew Nicholls, Composer - Andrew Nicholls, Lyricist - Sade, Performer - Sade, Vocal - Martin Ditcham, Percussion - Martin Ditcham, Drums Copyright : (P) 2010 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  5. 5 Long Hard Road

    Sade Adu, Lyricist - Sade Adu, Programmer - Sade Adu, Producer - Sade Adu, Composer - Gordon Matthewman, Trumpet - John Davis, Mastering Engineer - Mike Pela, Producer - Mike Pela, Engineer - Ian Burdge, Acoustic Cello - Andrew Hale, Keyboards - Andrew Hale, Programmer - Noel Langley, Trumpet - Stuart Matthewman, Programmer - Stuart Matthewman, Guitar - Stuart Matthewman, Saxophone - Tony Momrelle, Background Vocal - Juan Janes, Mixing Engineer - Juan Janes, Lyricist - Juan Janes, Composer - Everton Nelson, Violin - Sophie Muller, Ukulele - Leroy Osbourne, Background Vocal - Paul S Denman, Bass - Pete Lewinson, Drums - Andrew Nicholls, Composer - Andrew Nicholls, Lyricist - Sade, Performer - Sade, Vocal - Martin Ditcham, Percussion - Martin Ditcham, Drums Copyright : (P) 2010 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  6. 6 Be That Easy

    Noel Langley, Trumpet - Gordon Matthewman, Trumpet - Pete Lewinson, Drums - John Davis, Mastering Engineer - Leroy Osbourne, Background Vocal - Martin Ditcham, Percussion - Martin Ditcham, Drums - Sade, Performer - Sade, Vocal - Everton Nelson, Violin - Stuart Matthewman, Programmer - Stuart Matthewman, Guitar - Stuart Matthewman, Lyricist - Stuart Matthewman, Saxophone - Stuart Matthewman, Composer - Sade Adu, Lyricist - Sade Adu, Programmer - Sade Adu, Producer - Sade Adu, Composer - Tony Momrelle, Background Vocal - Ian Burdge, Acoustic Cello - Sophie Muller, Ukulele - Paul S Denman, Bass - Mike Pela, Mixing Engineer - Mike Pela, Producer - Mike Pela, Engineer - Andrew Hale, Keyboards - Andrew Hale, Programmer Copyright : (P) 2010 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  7. 7 Bring Me Home

    Noel Langley, Trumpet - Gordon Matthewman, Trumpet - Pete Lewinson, Drums - John Davis, Mastering Engineer - Leroy Osbourne, Background Vocal - Martin Ditcham, Percussion - Martin Ditcham, Drums - Sade, Performer - Sade, Vocal - Everton Nelson, Violin - Stuart Matthewman, Programmer - Stuart Matthewman, Guitar - Stuart Matthewman, Lyricist - Stuart Matthewman, Saxophone - Stuart Matthewman, Composer - Sade Adu, Lyricist - Sade Adu, Programmer - Sade Adu, Producer - Sade Adu, Composer - Tony Momrelle, Background Vocal - Ian Burdge, Acoustic Cello - Sophie Muller, Ukulele - Paul S Denman, Bass - Mike Pela, Mixing Engineer - Mike Pela, Producer - Mike Pela, Engineer - Andrew Hale, Composer - Andrew Hale, Keyboards - Andrew Hale, Programmer - Andrew Hale, Lyricist Copyright : (P) 2010 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  8. 8 In Another Time

    Noel Langley, Trumpet - Gordon Matthewman, Trumpet - Pete Lewinson, Drums - John Davis, Mastering Engineer - Leroy Osbourne, Background Vocal - Martin Ditcham, Percussion - Martin Ditcham, Drums - Sade, Performer - Sade, Vocal - Everton Nelson, Violin - Michael Brauer, Mixing Engineer - Stuart Matthewman, Programmer - Stuart Matthewman, Guitar - Stuart Matthewman, Lyricist - Stuart Matthewman, Saxophone - Stuart Matthewman, Composer - Sade Adu, Lyricist - Sade Adu, Programmer - Sade Adu, Producer - Sade Adu, Composer - Tony Momrelle, Background Vocal - Ian Burdge, Acoustic Cello - Sophie Muller, Ukulele - Paul S Denman, Bass - Mike Pela, Producer - Mike Pela, Engineer - Andrew Hale, Composer - Andrew Hale, Keyboards - Andrew Hale, Programmer - Andrew Hale, Lyricist Copyright : (P) 2010 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  9. 9 Skin

    Noel Langley, Trumpet - Gordon Matthewman, Trumpet - Pete Lewinson, Drums - John Davis, Mastering Engineer - Leroy Osbourne, Background Vocal - Martin Ditcham, Percussion - Martin Ditcham, Drums - Sade, Performer - Sade, Vocal - Everton Nelson, Violin - Stuart Matthewman, Programmer - Stuart Matthewman, Guitar - Stuart Matthewman, Lyricist - Stuart Matthewman, Saxophone - Stuart Matthewman, Composer - Sade Adu, Lyricist - Sade Adu, Programmer - Sade Adu, Producer - Sade Adu, Composer - Tony Momrelle, Background Vocal - Ian Burdge, Acoustic Cello - Sophie Muller, Ukulele - Paul S Denman, Bass - Paul S Denman, Composer - Paul S Denman, Lyricist - Mike Pela, Mixing Engineer - Mike Pela, Producer - Mike Pela, Engineer - Andrew Hale, Composer - Andrew Hale, Keyboards - Andrew Hale, Programmer - Andrew Hale, Lyricist Copyright : (P) 2010 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  10. 10 The Safest Place

    Noel Langley, Trumpet - Gordon Matthewman, Trumpet - Pete Lewinson, Drums - John Davis, Mastering Engineer - Leroy Osbourne, Background Vocal - Martin Ditcham, Percussion - Martin Ditcham, Drums - Sade, Performer - Sade, Vocal - Everton Nelson, Violin - Stuart Matthewman, Programmer - Stuart Matthewman, Guitar - Stuart Matthewman, Saxophone - Sade Adu, Lyricist - Sade Adu, Programmer - Sade Adu, Producer - Sade Adu, Composer - Tony Momrelle, Background Vocal - Ian Burdge, Acoustic Cello - Sophie Muller, Ukulele - Paul S Denman, Bass - Mike Pela, Mixing Engineer - Mike Pela, Producer - Mike Pela, Engineer - Andrew Hale, Composer - Andrew Hale, Keyboards - Andrew Hale, Programmer - Andrew Hale, Lyricist Copyright : (P) 2010 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

About

Sade’s longest absence yet did not prevent their return from being an event. It at least seemed eventful whenever “Soldier of Love,” released to radio a couple months prior to the album of the same title, was heard over the airwaves. Even with its brilliantly placed lyrical allusions to hip-hop past and present and its mature sound, the single stuck out on stations aimed at teens and twentysomethings, as well as points on the dial that court an older audience. It was the most musical and organic, while also the most dramatic yet least bombastic, song in rotation. Crisp snare rolls, cold guitar stabs, and at least a dozen other elements were deployed with tremendous economy, suspensefully ricocheting off one another as Sade Adu rewrote “Love Is a Battlefield” with scarred, assured defiance. While the song was an indication of its parent album’s reliance upon organic instrumentation -- the band’s use of synthesized textures and programming is greatly diminished -- it merely hinted at the dark, even fatalist, depth of heartache conveyed throughout the set. On “Bring Me Home,” Adu is content in resignation (“Send me to slaughter/Lay me on the railway line”), while on “The Moon and the Sky,” she projects a bruised and angered bewilderment (“You lay me down and left me for the lions”). The focus at least switches temporarily to a loved one on “In Another Time,” in what resembles a love letter to (what is likely) a young daughter mistreated by members of both sexes (“Their whispers are hailstones in your face”; “Soon they’ll mean nothing to you”). Although the bleakness is tempered with themes of survival and recovery, and (just) one song that is truly sweet (“Babyfather”), a fair portion of the album’s lyrical content comes off as drained-sounding, only echoed with vanilla arrangements that are merely functional, restrained to a fault, greatly outstripped by “Soldier of Love.” Lacking rhythmic hypnotism and relatable most to those who are experiencing solitude created by romantic desertion, this is not your mother's Sade album. ~ Andy Kellman

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