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A lovely gentle album
Diamond Life - Sade
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Diamond Life - Sade
Advantages: Some great songs
Diamond Life was released in 1984, this was the album that really brought the soft silky voice of Sade to the public consciousness. Mixing Soul, R&B with an old style jazz voice and world music, this was a lovely album of easy listening pleasure.
A very controlled and honest album, Sade's voice is the key to this being so good, she sounds amazing and has a voice that is perfect for relaxing you.
The album includes some of her greatest songs, from the majestic smooth operator with its gentle riffing beat to 'your love is king' a wonderful little tune that sums up Sade for me, its simple but very enticing and worth listening to frequently to really appreciate it.
The music is lovely with riffy jazz and whilst this might be responsible for lesser bands like Lighthouse family, it helped make this kind of music more acceptable to everyone.
The album sold over 6 million copies in the UK and America making Sade a star around the world in the process.
Songs such as Hang onto your love and I will be your friend are lovely little tunes and the album is perfect at just around 45 minutes in total as it doesn't feel too long at any point and no song is particularly weak. The stand out tracks are the two I have mentioned but the others are good in their own right.
Overall it's a relaxing album which is great for a romantic evening, a meal or a gentle dinner party, its inoffensive and soft but has a beautiful vocal and some lovely musical twists.
1. "Smooth Operator"
2. "Your Love Is King"
3. "Hang on to Your Love"
4. "Frankie's First Affair"
5. "When Am I Going to Make a Living"
6. "Cherry Pie" "Sally"
7. "I Will Be Your Friend"
8. "Why Can't We Live Together"
The album is available on Itunes, it is also available on Amazon for £4.99.
Summary: A lovely gentle album