Stronger Than Pride

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Stronger Than Pride
Sade - Stronger Than Pride.png
Studio album by
Released5 April 1988 (1988-04-05)
Recorded1987–1988
Studio
Genre
Length47:07
LabelEpic
Producer
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
  2. "Paradise"
    Released: 2 July 1988
  3. "Nothing Can Come Between Us"
    Released: 5 November 1988
  4. "Turn My Back on You"
    Released: 21 November 1988
  5. "Haunt Me"
    Released: February 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[2]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[4]
The Village VoiceB−[5]

Stronger Than Pride is the third studio album by English band Sade. It was released by Epic Records in the United States on 5 April 1988 and in the United Kingdom on 3 May 1988. In September 2018, Pitchfork placed the album at number 37 on its list of The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s.[6]

Track listing[edit]

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

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Love Is Stronger Than Pride"
4:16
2."Paradise"
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.[7]

Sade

Additional personnel

  • Leroy Osbourne – vocals
  • Martin Ditcham – drums, percussion
  • James McMillan – trumpet
  • Jake Jacas – trombone
  • Gordon Hunte – guitar (tracks 2, 8)
  • Nick Ingman – string arrangements (tracks 4, 9)
  • Gavyn Wright – solo violin (track 4)

Technical

  • Sade – production
  • Mike Pela – engineering, co-production
  • Ben Rogan – engineering, co-production
  • Melanie West – engineering assistance
  • Vince McCartney – engineering assistance
  • Franck Segarra – engineering assistance
  • Olivier de Bosson – engineering assistance
  • Alain Lubrano – engineering assistance
  • Jean-Christophe Vareille – engineering assistance
  • Herb Powers Jr. – mastering

Artwork

  • Levon Parian – cover photograph
  • Toshi Yajima – inner photograph
  • Graham Smith – design

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[33] Platinum 100,000^
France (SNEP)[34] 2× Platinum 600,000*
Germany (BVMI)[35] Gold 250,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[36] Platinum 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[37] Gold 7,500^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[38] Platinum 100,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[39] Platinum 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[40] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[41] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ McKenna, Kristine (22 May 1988). "Sade's in the Perfect Groove for Romance, and Van Halen Pulls the Punch Lines". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 4 March 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  3. ^ Tannenbaum, Rob (11 August 1988). "Sade: Stronger Than Pride". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 24 August 2007. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  4. ^ Sarig, Roni (2004). "Sade". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). New York: Simon & Schuster. pp. 712–13. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. Retrieved 6 February 2019 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert (26 July 1988). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  6. ^ "The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s". Pitchfork. 10 September 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  7. ^ Stronger Than Pride (liner notes). Sade. Epic Records. 1988. 460497 2.
  8. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. p. 263. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
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