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On May 3, 1988.

On May 3, 1988, “Virgin” label released the self-titled, debut When in Rome album. It was recorded in 1987, and produced by Michael Brauer, Ben Rogan and Richard James Burgess.

Personnel:

  • Clive Farrington – vocals
  • Andrew Mann – vocals
  • Michael Floreale – keyboards, piano, backing vocals
  • J.J. Belle – guitar
  • Michael Thompson – guitar
  • Phil Spalding – bass
  • Richard James Burgess – keyboards
  • Mike Timoney – keyboards
  • David Ervin – keyboards, drum programming
  • Preston Heyman – drums
  • Martin Ditcham – percussion
  • Robin Jones – percussion
  • Tony Charles – steel drums
  • Mark Chandler, Richard Edwards, Kevin Robinson – brass
  • Ian Gardiner – brass arrangements
  • Nick Ingman – string arrangements
  • Larry Stabbins – saxophone
  • Maxi Anderson – backing vocals
  • Rose Stone – backing vocals
  • Chris Fuhrman, Teri Reed – engineer
  • Martin Horenburg, Alex Rodriquez – assistant engineer
  • Michael Bauer – mixing
  • Tom Baker, Dan Hersch – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Clive Farrington, Michael Floreale and Andrew Mann..

  1. The Promise
  2. Heaven Knows
  3. Something Going On
  4. I Can’t Stop
  5. If Only
  6. Sight of Your Tears
  7. Wide, Wide Sea
  8. Child’s Play
  9. Total Devotion
  10. Everything

On April 5, 1988.

On April 5, 1988, “Epic” label released “Stronger Than Pride”, the third Sade studio album. It was recorded 1987 – 1988, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas; “Studio Marcadet” in Paris, and “Studio Miraval” in Le Val, France, and was produced by Mike Pela, Ben Rogan, Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman and Paul S. Denman.

Personnel:

  • Sade Adu– vocals
  • Andrew Hale – keyboards
  • Stuart Matthewman– guitar, saxophone
  • Paul S. Denman– bass
  • James McMillan – trumpet
  • Leroy Osbourne – vocals
  • Gavyn Wright– solo violin
  • Martin Ditcham– drums, percussion
  • Gordon Hunte – guitar
  • Jake Jacas – trombone
  • Nick Ingman– string arrangements
  • Olivier de Bosson, Alain Lubrano, Vince McCartney, Melanie West – assistant engineering
  • Mike Pela– co-production, engineering
  • Herb Powers, Jr. – mastering
  • Ben Rogan – co-production, engineering
  • Franck Segarra – assistant engineering
  • Jean-Christophe Vareille – assistant engineering
  • Levon Parian – cover photograph
  • Toshi Yajima – inlay photograph
  • Graham Smith – artwork, design

Track listing:

  1. Love Is Stronger Than Pride – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  2. Paradise – Sade Adu. Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman, Paul S.Denman
  3. Nothing Can Come Between Us – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  4. Haunt Me – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman
  5. Turn My Back on You – Sade Adu. Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  6. Keep Looking – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale
  7. Clean Heart – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  8. Give It Up – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  9. I Never Thought I’d See the Day – Sade Adu, Leroy Osbourne
  10. Siempre Hay Esperanza – Sade Adu, Leroy Osbourne, Stuart Matthewman

On July 16, 1984.

Sade_-_Diamond_Life

On July 16, 1984, “Epic” label released “Diamond Life”, the debut Sade studio album. It was recorded 1983–1984, at “The Power Plant” in London, and was produced by Robin Millar. “Diamond Life” won the 1985 “Brit Award” for the “Best British Album”. The album was certified 4 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; 2 x Platinum in France by “SNEP”; Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; 4 x Platinum in UK by “BPI” and 4 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Sade Adu– vocals
  • Andrew Hale – keyboards
  • Stuart Matthewman– guitar, saxophone
  • Paul Denman– bass
  • Terry Bailey – trumpet
  • Pete Brown – assistant engineering
  • Paul Anthony Cook – drums
  • Martin Ditcham– percussion
  • Simon Driscoll – assistant engineering
  • Dave Early– drums, percussion
  • Gordon Matthewman – trumpet
  • Mike Pela– production engineering
  • Chris Roberts – photography
  • Ben Rogan – engineering
  • Graham Smith – sleeve design

Track listing:

  1. Smooth Operator – Sade Adu, Ray St. John
  2. Your Love Is King – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman
  3. Hang On To Your Love – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman
  4. Frankie’s First Affair – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman
  5. When Am I Going to Make a Living – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman
  6. Cherry Pie – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman, Andrew Hale, Paul Denman
  7. Sally – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman
  8. I Will Be Your Friend – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman
  9. Why Can’t We Live Together – Timmy Thomas

On November 4, 1985.

Sade_-_Promise

On November 4m 1985, “Epic Records” released “Promise”, the second Sade studio album. “Promise” was recorded at the “Power Plant Studios” in London and at “Studio Miraval” in France, and was produced by Robin Millar, Mike Pela, Ben Rogan and Sade.

Personnel:

  • Sade Adu– vocals
  • Stuart Matthewman– guitar, saxophone
  • Paul Denman– bass guitar
  • Andrew Hale – keyboards
  • Terry Balley – trumpet
  • Peter Beachill – trombone
  • Carlos Bonell – guitar
  • Martin Dicham – percussion
  • Dave Early – drums, percussion
  • Nick Ingman – string arrangements
  • Jake Jacas – vocals
  • Graham Smith – sleeve design
  • Toshi Yajima – photography

Track listing:

  1. Is It a Crime – Sade Adu. Stuart Mathnewman and Andrew Hale
  2. The Sweetest Taboo – Sade Adu and Martin Ditcham
  3. War of the Hearts – Sade Adu and Stuart Matthnewman
  4. You’re Not the Man – Sade Adu and Stuart Matthnewman
  5. Jezabel – Sade Adu and Stuart Matthnewman
  6. Mr. Wrong – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale and Paul Denman
  7. Punch Drunk – Hale Paul Denman
  8. Never as Good as the First Time – Sade Adu and Stuart Matthnewman
  9. Fear – Sade Adu and Stuart Matthnewman
  10. Tar baby – Sade Adu and Stuart Matthnewman

Maureen – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale and Paul Denman