Stronger Than Pride

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Stronger Than Pride
Studio album by Sade
Released 5 April 1988 (1988-04-05)
Recorded
Genre
Length 48:06
Label Epic
Producer
  • Mike Pela
  • Ben Rogan
  • Sade
Sade chronology
Promise
(1985)
Stronger Than Pride
(1988)
Love Deluxe
(1992)
Singles from Stronger Than Pride
  1. "Love Is Stronger Than Pride"
    Released: 2 April 1988 (1988-04-02)
  2. "Paradise"
    Released: Summer 1988
  3. "Nothing Can Come Between Us"
    Released: 1988
  4. "Turn My Back on You"
    Released: 21 November 1988 (1988-11-21)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B−[2]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[4]

Stronger Than Pride is the third studio album by English band Sade. It was released in the United States on 5 April 1988 and in the United Kingdom on 3 May 1988 by Epic Records.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Sade Adu except "Siempre Hay Esperanza". 

No. Title Music Length
1. "Love Is Stronger Than Pride"  
4:16
2. "Paradise"  
  • Adu
  • Hale
  • Matthewman
  • Paul S. Denman
4:01
3. "Nothing Can Come Between Us"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
4:21
4. "Haunt Me"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
5:48
5. "Turn My Back on You"  
  • Adu
  • Hale
  • Matthewman
6:05
6. "Keep Looking"  
  • Adu
  • Hale
5:20
7. "Clean Heart"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
3:59
8. "Give It Up"  
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
3:49
9. "I Never Thought I'd See the Day"  
  • Adu
  • Leroy Osbourne
4:12
10. "Siempre Hay Esperanza"  
  • Matthewman
  • Adu
  • Osbourne
5:16

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Stronger Than Pride.[5]

Sade
  • Sade – arrangement, production
  • Sade Adu – vocals
  • Andrew Hale – keyboards
  • Stuart Matthewman – guitar, saxophone
  • Paul S. Denman – bass
Additional personnel
  • Olivier de Bosson – assistant engineering
  • Martin Ditcham – drums, percussion
  • Gordon Hunte – guitar ("Paradise", "Give It Up")
  • Nick Ingman – string arrangements ("Haunt Me", "I Never Thought I'd See the Day")
  • Jake Jacas – trombone
  • Alain Lubrano – assistant engineering
  • Vince McCartney – assistant engineering
  • James McMillan – trumpet
  • Leroy Osbourne – vocals
  • Levon Parian – cover photograph
  • Mike Pela – co-production, engineering
  • Herb Powers, Jr. – mastering
  • Ben Rogan – co-production, engineering
  • Franck Segarra – assistant engineering
  • Graham Smith – artwork, design
  • Jean-Christophe Vareille – assistant engineering
  • Melanie West – assistant engineering
  • Gavyn Wright – solo violin ("Haunt Me")
  • Toshi Yajima – inlay photograph

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[25] Platinum 100,000^
France (SNEP)[26] 2× Platinum 533,200[27]
Germany (BVMI)[28] Gold 250,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[29] Platinum 100,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[30] Platinum 50,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[31] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[32] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Sade". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  3. ^ McKenna, Kristine (22 May 1988). "Sade's in the Perfect Groove for Romance, and Van Halen Pulls the Punch Lines". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Archived from the original on 4 March 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Tannenbaum, Rob (11 August 1988). "Sade: Stronger Than Pride". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on 24 August 2007. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Stronger Than Pride (CD liner notes). Sade. Epic Records. 1988. 460497 2. 
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  10. ^ "Hits of the World". Billboard 100 (21). 21 May 1988. ISSN 0006-2510. 
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  13. ^ a b "Gli album più venduti del 1988" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
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  24. ^ "Sade – Chart history: Billboard 200 Albums (Year end)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  25. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Sade – Stronger Than Pride". Music Canada. 29 August 1988. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  26. ^ "French album certifications – Sade – Stronger Than Pride" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 20 April 1995. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  27. ^ "Les Albums Double Platine" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  28. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Sade; 'Stronger Than Pride')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 31 May 2008. 
  29. ^ "Goud/Platina: Sade – Stronger than pride" (in Dutch). NVPI. Archived from the original on 27 June 2009. Retrieved 31 May 2008. 
  30. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Sade; 'Stronger Than Pride')". Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  31. ^ "British album certifications – Sade – Stronger Than Pride". British Phonographic Industry. 6 July 1988. Retrieved 20 August 2011.  Enter Stronger Than Pride in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  32. ^ "American album certifications – Sade – Stronger Than Pride". Recording Industry Association of America. 9 November 1994. Retrieved 20 August 2011.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH