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Sade Promise 180 Gram Vinyl LP Audio Fidelity Numbered Limited Edition Audiophile Kevin Gray USA

Sade Promise 180 Gram Vinyl LP Audio Fidelity Numbered Limited Edition Audiophile Kevin Gray USA Maximize
Artist: Sade
Title: Promise
Catalog Number: AFZLP 139
Label: Epic
Reissued by: Audio Fidelity
Barcode: 780014213916
Original release year: 1985
Reissue year: 2012
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Limited Edition: Yes
Numbered Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 418gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: November 22, 2014


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Promise delivers the smooth and sensuous voice of Sade Adu with her own brand of latin soul jazz. Sade's second album explores more exotic influences as the 1984 Grammy Award winner continues the cool style with laid-back singing and sophisticated sound. Not quite jazz, not quite pop, not really easy listening... Sade is not easy categorize, but the musical quality is beyound doubt.



  • Limited Edition
  • Numbered Edition
  • 180g Pure Virgin Vinyl
  • Specially remastered for this LP
  • Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
  • Gatefold Cover



The silky-smooth, smoky and sensuous voice of Sade Adu rings true and clear and the smoldering brand of jazz and Latin-tinged soul are featured on Promise, Sade's second album. Released just nine months after Diamond Life, the 1984 Grammy award-winning Best New Artist continues the cool-cat jazz of their debut while exploring more exotic influences. Sade is hard to define. She is not quite jazz, not quite R&B, not quite pop, and not quite "easy listening." Sade the band really defies all attempts at categorization.

1985's Promise is a personal journey of a broken heart and a bruised soul. It bleeds with emotion, and it captivates the listener through its refined and understated grace. This album has a cohesiveness rather than just a collection of songs, there is a development of a theme here, and the songs of love and betrayal and just being a woman blend together into a whole. "The Sweetest Taboo," easily one of the group's signature songs, went on to be a huge hit and "Never as Good as the First Time" landed in both the R&B and pop Top 20. "Is It a Crime" was also released as a single. The unreleased tracks are also standouts, Sade doesn't just sing with instrumental accompaniment, she dialogs with the instruments, conversing and gossiping with them about the melancholy inhabitants of her songs: "Mister Wrong," "Jezebel," "Maureen" (you-were-a-pearl-in-my-world).

Promise became the band's first album to top the album charts in both the United Kingdom and the United States while matching its predecessor's quadruple platinum certification. Sade was once again the personification of cool, her sultry contralto is more assured and expressive. Sade's voice and the band's music create a foreboding atmosphere that is practically spellbinding. This album is gorgeous. Sade is a timeless singer who makes her mark with refreshing refinement and beauty.

The "Promise" album followed Sade's debut album "Diamond Life" and has sold more than 8 million copies world-wide. The sound is magnificent! Plus, the gatefold, high-gloss cover is as beautiful as the sound! This album is absolutely gorgeous. Sade is a timeless singer who makes her mark with refreshing refinement and beauty. Now, experience it like never before on this amazing-sounding 180g vinyl reissue from Audio Fidelity, remastered from the original master tapes by legendary engineer Kevin Gray!



Track Listing:

Side A:
1. Is It A Crime
2. The Sweetest Taboo
3. War Of The Hearts
4. Jezebel

Side B:
1. Mr. Wrong
2. Never As Good As The First Time
3. Fear
4. Tar Baby
5. Maureen


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