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Sade Announce Vinyl Reissues of All Six Albums

Sade Adu and her eponymous band have announced they are reissuing all six of their studio albums individually. Half of the albums will be released on June 21st, with the other three arriving on September 20th.

Diamond Life (1984), Promise (1985), and Stronger Than Pride (1988) are each due out June 21st, while Love Deluxe (1992), Lovers Rock (2000), and Soldier of Love (2010) are slated for September 20th.

Just like Sade’s 2020 career-spanning box set This Far, each LP was pressed on 180-gram vinyl and remastered at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios using a method promising “exceptionally clean and detailed audio whilst remaining faithful to the band’s intended sound.” Pre-orders are ongoing.

Though Sade haven’t released an album since Soldier of Love, they did return in 2018 with “Flower of the Universe” and “The Big Unknown,” which appeared on the soundtracks to Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time and Steve McQueen’s Widows, respectively.

In 2022, Billboard reported Sade had “returned to recording” at Brad Pitt and Damien Quintard’s restored Miraval Studios. Thus far, no new music has surfaced from those sessions.

Last year, Adu was individually inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.