It’s hard to think of a musician more evocative of the 1980’s than Sade Adu. Known, alongside her bandmates Paul Denman, Andrew Hale, and Stuart Matthewman, as simply Sade, her sophisticated poise and icy cool vocals came to soothe an era of rapid change, spiralling excess and social upheaval. The band’s music helped conjure a sense of serenity and escapism that was so sorely needed in the late 20th century – a fact which has since been confirmed by their gargantuan commercial success, which to date has seen them sell over 75 Million albums worldwide.
Have a listen to our Classic Album Sundays Worldwide special on this album (and our friends in the USA can listen via our YouTube Channel).
You can buy the album here.