Lovers Live

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Lovers Live
Live album by Sade
Released 5 February 2002 (2002-02-05)
Recorded 20–21 September 2001;
Genre
Length 69:55
Label Epic
Director Sophie Muller
Sade chronology
Lovers Rock
(2000)
Lovers Live
(2002)
Soldier of Love
(2010)
Sade video chronology
Live
(1994)
Lovers Live
(2002)
Bring Me Home: Live 2011
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Q 3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone favourable[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[4]

Lovers Live is the first live album by English band Sade, released on 5 February 2002 by Epic Records. It was recorded at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California on 20 September 2001 and at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California on 21 September as part of the band's Lovers Rock Tour. The CD contains thirteen tracks while the DVD contains twenty-two tracks as well as special features.

Lovers Live reached number ten on the US Billboard 200 and number fifty-one on the UK Albums Chart, Sade's first album to miss the top twenty in the UK. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on 7 March 2002, having sold US sales of 562,000 copies,[5] while the DVD was certified platinum on 30 January 2003 for shipping 100,000 copies.

Lovers Rock Tour[edit]

The album and DVD were recorded during the band's Lovers Rock Tour in September 2001. The tour ranked number thirteen on Billboard's year-end tally, grossing $26,488,293 million and drawing 491,151 audience members to forty-two concerts.[6] The tour featured India.Arie and Youssou N'Dour as the opening acts.[7]

Track listing[edit]

CD
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Cherish the Day"   6:37
2. "Somebody Already Broke My Heart"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
  • Paul S. Denman
5:13
3. "Smooth Operator"   4:16
4. "Jezebel"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
6:44
5. "Kiss of Life"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
  • Denman
4:58
6. "Slave Song"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
  • Denman
4:35
7. "The Sweetest Gift"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
  • Denman
2:32
8. "The Sweetest Taboo"  
  • Adu
  • Martin Ditcham
6:01
9. "Paradise"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
  • Denman
4:32
10. "No Ordinary Love"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
6:09
11. "By Your Side"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
  • Denman
4:54
12. "Flow"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
  • Denman
5:01
13. "Is It a Crime"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
8:23
Total length:
69:55
DVD
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Cherish the Day"  
  • Adu
  • Hale
  • Matthewman
6:46
2. "Your Love Is King"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
4:38
3. "Somebody Already Broke My Heart"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
  • Denman
5:15
4. "Cherry Pie"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
  • Denman
6:06
5. "Pearls"  
  • Adu
  • Hale
4:47
6. "Every Word"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
  • Denman
4:13
7. "Smooth Operator"  
  • Adu
  • St. John
4:06
8. "Redeye"     4:11
9. "Jezebel"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
6:43
10. "Kiss of Life"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
  • Denman
5:05
11. "Slave Song"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
  • Denman
4:21
12. "The Sweetest Gift"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
  • Denman
2:45
13. "The Sweetest Taboo"  
  • Adu
  • Ditcham
6:29
14. "Lovers Rock"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
  • Denman
4:24
15. "Immigrant"  
  • Adu
  • Janusz Podrazik
4:13
16. "Paradise"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
  • Denman
4:30
17. "King of Sorrow"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
  • Denman
4:51
18. "No Ordinary Love"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
5:47
19. "By Your Side"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
  • Denman
5:52
20. "Flow"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
  • Denman
5:35
21. "Is It a Crime"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
11:21
22. "It's Only Love That Gets You Through"  
  • Adu
  • Podrazik
4:01
23. "Exclusive backstage footage"     7:41
24. "Message to Sade"     10:16
25. "King of Sorrow" (video)   4:47
26. "Black and white stills from the tour"      
Total length:
138:43
Notes
  • "Slave Song" contains an excerpt from "African Race" performed by The Abyssinians and written by Donald Manning, Neville Bernard Collins and Linford Elijah Manning.[8]

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Lovers Live.[8][9]

Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Germany (BVMI)[28]
DVD
Gold 25,000^
United States (RIAA)[29]
Album
Gold 562,000[5]
United States (RIAA)[30]
DVD
Platinum 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label Ref.
United States 5 February 2002 CD Epic Records
[31]
Germany 18 February 2002 Sony Music
[32]
United Kingdom
Epic Records
[33][34]
Japan 20 February 2002 CD Sony Music
[35]
Germany 25 February 2002 DVD
[32]
United States 26 February 2002 Epic Records
[36]
Australia 8 March 2002 CD Sony Music
[37]
12 April 2002 DVD
[38]
Japan 29 June 2002
[39]

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