On February 5, 2010.

On February 5, 2010, “Epic” label released “Soldier of Love”, the sixth Sade studio album. It was recorded in 2009, at “Real World Box” in UK, “El Cortijo” in San Pedro de Alcántara, Spain, and was produced by Mike Pela and Sade. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, 2x Platinum in France by “SNEP”, Platinum in Greece by “IFPI Greece”, 2 x Platinum in Hungary by “MAHASZ”, Diamond in Poland by “ZPAV”, 2 x Platinum in Russia by “NFPF”, Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”, and Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Sade Adu – vocals, programming
  • Stuart Matthewman – guitar, saxophone, programming
  • Andrew Hale – keyboards, programming
  • Paul S. Denman – bass
  • Tony Momrelle – vocals
  • Leroy Osbourne – vocals
  • Ila Adu – vocals
  • Clay Matthewman – vocals
  • Juan Janes – guitar
  • Sophie Muller – ukulele
  • Martin Ditcham – percussion, drums
  • Pete Lewinson – drums
  • Everton Nelson – violin
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Gordon Matthewman – trumpet
  • Noel Langley – trumpet
  • Mike Pela –engineer; mixing
  • Mark “Spike” Stent – mixing
  • Michael Brauer – mixing
  • Andrew Nicholls – additional pre-production engineering 
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Sophie Muller – art direction, photography
  • Tom Hingston Studio – design

Track listing:

All lyrics by Sade Adu, music as noted.

  1. The Moon and the Sky – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman, Andrew Hale
  2. Soldier of Love – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman, Paul S. Denman
  3. Morning Bird – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  4. Babyfather – Sade Adu, Juan Janes, Andrew Nichols, Stuart Matthewman
  5. Long Hard Road – Sade Adu, Juan Janes, Andrew Nichols
  6. Be That Easy – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman
  7. Bring Me Home – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  8. In Another Time – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  9. Skin – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman, Paul S. Denman
  10. The Safest Place – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale

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