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This Far (Sony)

£139.99

RELEASED: 9th October 2020
6 x Vinyl LP Boxset

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6 x Vinyl LP Box Set

This very special box set, elegantly entitled "This Far" will be released worldwide on 9th October and will feature remastered versions of all Sade's studio albums to date, on pure 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl. The upcoming box set delivers the first complete collection of their studio work up to the present day. All six of the band’s acclaimed albums: Diamond Life (1984), Promise (1985), Stronger Than Pride (1988), Love Deluxe (1992), Lovers Rock (2000), and Soldier Of Love (2010) are packaged into a beautifully finished, white casebound box.

The close band of four: Sade (vocals), Stuart Matthewman (saxophone/guitar), Andrew Hale (keyboards), and Paul Spencer Denman (bass), were intimately involved in the process, spending time at Abbey Road Studios alongside acclaimed mastering engineer Miles Showell, and the band’s longtime co-producer Mike Pela.

The box set title, This Far, suggests that the band’s studio work may not yet be fully complete, but this new highly collectable release brings together a canon of work previously difficult to source in its original format.

Revisiting the audio, the band and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios worked from high resolution digital transfers of the stereo master mixes, from the original analogue studio tapes, remastered at half-speed using Miles’ own unique restored Neumann VMS80 cutting lathe, to perform the 12 sides of vinyl lacquer cuts. The elaborate, half-speed mastering process produced exceptionally clean and detailed audio whilst remaining faithful to the band’s intended sound. No additional digital limiting was used in the mastering process, so the six albums benefit from the advantage of extra clarity and pure fidelity, preserving the dynamic range of the original mixes for the very first time.

TRACKLISTING:

DIAMOND LIFE

SIDE A
SMOOTH OPERATOR
YOUR LOVE IS KING
HANG ON TO YOUR LOVE
FRANKIE’S FIRST AFFAIR
WHEN AM I GOING TO MAKE A LIVING

SIDE B
CHERRY PIE
SALLY
I WILL BE YOUR FRIEND
WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER

PROMISE

SIDE A
IS IT A CRIME
THE SWEETEST TABOO
WAR OF THE HEARTS
JEZEBEL

SIDE B
MR WRONG
NEVER AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME
FEAR
TAR BABY
MAUREEN

STRONGER THAN PRIDE

SIDE A
LOVE IS STRONGER THAN PRIDE
PARADISE
NOTHING CAN COME BETWEEN US
HAUNT ME
TURN MY BACK ON YOU

SIDE B
KEEP LOOKING
CLEAN HEART
GIVE IT UP
I NEVER THOUGHT I’D SEE THE DAY
SIEMPRE HAY ESPERANZA

LOVE DELUXE

SIDE A
NO ORDINARY LOVE
FEEL NO PAIN
I COULDN’T LOVE YOU MORE
LIKE A TATTOO

SIDE B
KISS OF LIFE
CHERISH THE DAY
PEARLS
BULLETPROOF SOUL
MERMAID

LOVERS ROCK

SIDE A
BY YOUR SIDE
FLOW
KING OF SORROW
SOMEBODY ALREADY BROKE MY HEART
ALL ABOUT OUR LOVE
SLAVE SONG

SIDE B
THE SWEETEST GIFT
EVERY WORD
IMMIGRANT
LOVERS ROCK
IT’S ONLY LOVE THAT GETS YOU THROUGH

SOLDIER OF LOVE

SIDE A
THE MOON AND THE SKY
SOLDIER OF LOVE
MORNING BIRD
BABYFATHER
LONG HARD ROAD

SIDE B
BE THAT EASY
BRING ME HOME
IN ANOTHER TIME
SKIN
THE SAFEST PLACE