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Sade - Diamond Life album flac Performer: Sade
Title: Diamond Life
Style: Downtempo, Synth-pop
Released: 1992
Country: UK
MP3 album: 1338 mb
FLAC album: 1724 mb
Rating: 4.5
Other formats: AU AC3 AHX MOD VOX MP2 AA
Genre: Electronic

Diamond Life is the debut studio album by English band Sade. It was first released in the United Kingdom on 16 July 1984 by Epic Records and in the United States on 27 February 1985 by Portrait Records. After studying fashion design, and later modelling, Sade Adu began backup singing with British band Pride. During this time Adu and three of the original members of "Pride"-Paul Anthony Cook, Paul Denman and Stuart Matthewman-left the group to form their own band called Sade.

Diamond Life is Sade's debut album. Released two years after the group formed in 1982, it is a modern soul classic. Although initially not a big seller, the album was catapulted into the spotlight once the track "Your Love Is King" went top ten and it eventually went on to achieve an astonishing 4x platinum certification in both the UK and US, selling more than seven million copies worldwide.

Listen to Diamond Life by Sade on Deezer. Composers: Helen Adu - Stuart Matthewman - Andrew Hale - Paul Denman. 06. Cherry Pie (Album Version).

Diamond Life is Sade’s debut album. The album eventually went on to achieve an astonishing 4x platinum certification in both the UK and US, selling more than seven million copies worldwide. It won a ‘Best Album’ BRIT Award, and spawned some of Sade’s most well-loved singles – Your Love Is King, Smooth Operator, When Am I Going To Make A Living and Hang On To Your Love.

Reissued, Remastered.

When you hear the bangs, crashes and whirrs that most music made in 1984, it is amazing to hear how pure and unaffected the debut album by Sade, Diamond Life, still sounds. Emerging from St Martin’s Art School in London, the band was formed from London funk favourites Pride. Adored by publications such as The Face, the group’s lead singer Sade Adu looked stunning and had a voice to match. Produced by Robin Millar, Diamond Life succeeded in making the Soho in-crowd of the early 80s an in-crowd for the world

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Smooth Operator
Words By, Music By – St. John*, Adu*
4:58
2 Your Love Is King
Music By – Matthewman*Words By, Music By – Adu*
3:59
3 Hang On To Your Love
Music By – Matthewman*Words By, Music By – Adu*
6:01
4 Frankie's First Affair
Music By – Matthewman*Words By, Music By – Adu*
4:37
5 When Am I Going To Make A Living
Music By – Matthewman*Words By, Music By – Adu*
3:27
6 Cherry Pie
Music By – Hale*, Denman*, Matthewman*Words By, Music By – Adu*
6:19
7 Sally
Music By – Matthewman*Words By, Music By – Adu*
5:21
8 I Will Be Your Friend
Music By – Matthewman*Words By, Music By – Adu*
4:43
9 Why Can't We Live Together
Engineer – Ben RoganWords By, Music By – Timmy Thomas
5:29

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
  • Recorded At – Power Plant Studios

Credits

  • Bass – Paul S. Denman
  • Design [Sleeve Design] – Graham Smith
  • Drums – Paul Cooke
  • Drums, Percussion – Dave Early
  • Engineer [Production Engineer] – Mike Pela
  • Guitar, Saxophone – Stuart Matthewman
  • Keyboards – Andrew Hale
  • Percussion – Martin Ditcham
  • Photography By – Chris Roberts
  • Producer – Robin Millar
  • Trumpet – Gordon Matthewman, Terry Bailey
  • Vocals – Sade Adu

Notes

Total playing time: 44'57"

Unofficial release in jewel case with 4-pages booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7464-39581-2
  • Mastering SID Code: none
  • Matrix / Runout: RK 39581

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Epic, Epic EPC 26044 UK 1984
EPC CD 26044, CD 26044, 01-026044-10 Sade Diamond Life ‎(CD, Album, RE) Epic, Epic, Epic EPC CD 26044, CD 26044, 01-026044-10 Europe Unknown
EPC 26044, 26044 Sade Diamond Life ‎(LP, Album) Epic, Epic EPC 26044, 26044 Turkey 1985
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life ‎(LP, Album) Epic EPC 26044 Spain 1984
ELPS 4445 Sade Diamond Life ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Epic ELPS 4445 Australia 1984

Tracklist

1 Smooth Operator 4:16
2 Your Love Is King 3:57
3 Hang On To Your Love 5:58
4 Frankie's First Affair 4:33
5 When Am I Going To Make A Living 3:25
6 Cherry Pie 6:16
7 Sally 5:19
8 I Will Be Your Friend 4:39
9 Why Can't We Live Together 5:27

Notes

CD released with a 4-page booklet in a standard jewel case with black tray

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Epic, Epic EPC 26044 UK 1984
EPC CD 26044, CD 26044, 01-026044-10 Sade Diamond Life ‎(CD, Album, RE) Epic, Epic, Epic EPC CD 26044, CD 26044, 01-026044-10 Europe Unknown
EPC 26044, 26044 Sade Diamond Life ‎(LP, Album) Epic, Epic EPC 26044, 26044 Turkey 1985
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life ‎(LP, Album) Epic EPC 26044 Spain 1984
ELPS 4445 Sade Diamond Life ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Epic ELPS 4445 Australia 1984

Tracklist

A1 Smooth Operator
A2 Your Love Is King
A3 Hang On To Your Love
A4 Frankie's First Affair
A5 When Am I Going To Make A Living
B1 Cherry Pie
B2 Sally
B3 I Will Be Your Friend
B4 Why Can't We Live Together

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – King's Ind.

Credits

  • Bass – Paul S. Denman
  • Design [Sleeve] – Graham Smith
  • Drums – Dave Early, Paul Cooke
  • Engineer – Ben Rogan
  • Engineer [Production] – Mike Pela
  • Keyboards – Andrew Hale
  • Percussion – Dave Early, Martin Ditcham
  • Photography By – Chris Roberts
  • Producer – Robin Millar
  • Saxophone, Guitar – Stuart Matthewman
  • Trumpet – Gordon Matthewman, Terry Bailey
  • Vocals – Sade Adu

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Epic, Epic EPC 26044 UK 1984
EPC CD 26044, CD 26044, 01-026044-10 Sade Diamond Life ‎(CD, Album, RE) Epic, Epic, Epic EPC CD 26044, CD 26044, 01-026044-10 Europe Unknown
EPC 26044, 26044 Sade Diamond Life ‎(LP, Album) Epic, Epic EPC 26044, 26044 Turkey 1985
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life ‎(LP, Album) Epic EPC 26044 Spain 1984
ELPS 4445 Sade Diamond Life ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Epic ELPS 4445 Australia 1984

Tracklist

A1 Cherry Pie 6:20
A2 Sally 5:20
A3 I Will Be Your Friend 4:43
A4 Why Can't We Live Together 5:27
A5 Love Affair With Love
B1 Smooth Operator 4:58
B2 Snake Bite
B3 Your Love Is King 3:40
B4 Hang On To Your Love 5:54
B5 Frankie's First Affair 4:38
B6 When Am I Going To Make A Living 3:25

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – CBS (Portugal) Música E Discos, Lda.

Credits

  • Bass – Paul S. Denman
  • Drums – Dave Early, Paul Cooke
  • Engineer – Ben Rogan
  • Engineer [Production] – Mike Pela
  • Keyboards – Andrew Hale
  • Percussion – Dave Early, Martin Ditcham
  • Producer – Robin Millar
  • Saxophone, Guitar – Stuart Matthewman
  • Trumpet – Gordon Matthewman, Terry Bailey
  • Vocals – Sade Adu

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Epic, Epic EPC 26044 UK 1984
EPC CD 26044, CD 26044, 01-026044-10 Sade Diamond Life ‎(CD, Album, RE) Epic, Epic, Epic EPC CD 26044, CD 26044, 01-026044-10 Europe Unknown
EPC 26044, 26044 Sade Diamond Life ‎(LP, Album) Epic, Epic EPC 26044, 26044 Turkey 1985
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life ‎(LP, Album) Epic EPC 26044 Spain 1984
ELPS 4445 Sade Diamond Life ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Epic ELPS 4445 Australia 1984

Tracklist

A1 Smooth Operator 4:58
A2 Your Love Is King 3:40
A3 Hang On To Your Love 5:54
A4 Frankie's First Affair 4:38
A5 When Am I Going To Make A Living 3:25
B1 Cherry Pie 6:20
B2 Sally 5:20
B3 I Will Be Your Friend 4:43
B4 Why Can't We Live Together 5:27

Credits

  • Bass – Paul S. Denman
  • Drums – Dave Early, Paul Cooke
  • Engineer – Ben Rogan
  • Engineer [Production] – Mike Pela
  • Keyboards – Andrew Hale
  • Percussion – Dave Early, Martin Ditcham
  • Producer – Robin Millar
  • Saxophone, Guitar – Stuart Matthewman
  • Trumpet – Gordon Matthewman, Terry Bailey
  • Vocals – Sade Adu

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Epic, Epic EPC 26044 UK 1984
EPC CD 26044, CD 26044, 01-026044-10 Sade Diamond Life ‎(CD, Album, RE) Epic, Epic, Epic EPC CD 26044, CD 26044, 01-026044-10 Europe Unknown
EPC 26044, 26044 Sade Diamond Life ‎(LP, Album) Epic, Epic EPC 26044, 26044 Turkey 1985
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life ‎(LP, Album) Epic EPC 26044 Spain 1984
ELPS 4445 Sade Diamond Life ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Epic ELPS 4445 Australia 1984