Love Deluxe

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This article is about the Sade album. For the British group, see Love De-Luxe.
Love Deluxe
Studio album by Sade
Released 26 October 1992 (1992-10-26)
Recorded
Genre
Length 45:07
Label Epic
Producer
Sade chronology
Stronger Than Pride
(1988)
Love Deluxe
(1992)
The Best of Sade
(1994)
Singles from Love Deluxe
  1. "No Ordinary Love"
    Released: 8 October 1992 (1992-10-08)
  2. "Feel No Pain"
    Released: 28 November 1992 (1992-11-28)
  3. "Kiss of Life"
    Released: 12 April 1993 (1993-04-12)
  4. "Cherish the Day"
    Released: 31 July 1993 (1993-07-31)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B−[2]
Entertainment Weekly B[3]
NME 7/10[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[5]

Love Deluxe is the fourth studio album by English band Sade. It was released in the United States on 26 October 1992 and in the United Kingdom on 1 November 1992 by Epic Records.

Critical reception[edit]

In a contemporary review for The Village Voice, music critic Robert Christgau felt that half of the album cannot qualify with Sade's most memorable songs and particularly panned the lyric about a Somalian woman who "hurts like brand-new shoes" on the song "Pearls".[2] Amy Linden of Entertainment Weekly stated that the album "surges with emotion, but the mostly lush ambient music on Love Deluxe is low on the oomph meter."[3] In a retrospective review, AllMusic's Ron Wynn wrote that it "marked a return to the detached cool jazz backing and even icier vocals that made her debut album a sensation" with an "urbane sound."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "No Ordinary Love"  
7:20
2. "Feel No Pain"  
  • Adu
  • Andrew Hale
  • Matthewman
5:08
3. "I Couldn't Love You More"  
  • Adu
  • Hale
  • Matthewman
  • Paul S. Denman
3:49
4. "Like a Tattoo"  
  • Adu
  • Hale
  • Matthewman
3:38
5. "Kiss of Life"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
  • Denman
5:50
6. "Cherish the Day"  
  • Adu
  • Hale
  • Matthewman
5:34
7. "Pearls"  
  • Adu
  • Hale
4:34
8. "Bullet Proof Soul"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
5:26
9. "Mermaid"  
  • Hale
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Denman
4:23

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Love Deluxe.[6]

Sade
  • Sade – arrangement, production
  • Sade Adu – vocals
  • Andrew Hale – keyboards
  • Stuart Matthewman – guitar, saxophone
  • Paul S. Denman – bass
Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[25] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[26] Platinum 100,000^
France (SNEP)[27] Platinum 578,500[27]
Germany (BVMI)[28] Gold 250,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[29] Gold 50,000^
Sweden (GLF)[30] Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[31] Gold 25,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[32] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[33] 4× Platinum 4,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Christgau, Robert (23 November 1993). "Turkey Shoot". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Linden, Amy (13 November 1992). "Love Deluxe (1992)". Entertainment Weekly (144). Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sade – Love Deluxe CD". CD Universe. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 712. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
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  25. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2011 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  26. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Sade – Love Deluxe". Music Canada. 18 March 1993. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  27. ^ a b "Les Albums Platine" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  28. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Sade; 'Love Deluxe')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 31 May 2008. 
  29. ^ "Goud/Platina: Sade – Love de luxe" (in Dutch). NVPI. Archived from the original on 9 February 2009. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  30. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 10 November 1993. Retrieved 27 July 2009. 
  31. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Sade; 'Love Deluxe')". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  32. ^ "British album certifications – Sade – Love Deluxe". British Phonographic Industry. 1 June 1993. Retrieved 31 March 2014.  Enter Love Deluxe in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  33. ^ "American album certifications – Sade – Love Deluxe". Recording Industry Association of America. 9 November 1994. Retrieved 31 March 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH