Earlier this week, iconic singer Sade Adu, the namesake of the iconic band Sade, found herself trending on Twitter when some ignoramus had the audacity to question her popularity and talent in comparison to contemporary singers like Jhené Aiko. Those were fighting words, and the original poster was dragged accordingly while fans around the world came to Sade's defense and showered her with love and adoration.
It's almost as if Ms. Adu knew that she'd be a hot topic this week – or it's quite a cosmic coincidence – because it's now been announced that the group's albums will be released as a vinyl box set entitled This Far next month. Sade's six albums – Diamond Life (1984), Promise (1985), Stronger Than Pride (1988), Love Deluxe (1992), Lovers Rock (2000) and Soldier Of Love (2010) – have been remastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios specifically for this vinyl reissue. The albums will be made out of pure 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl and feature extra clarity and pure fidelity.
Any true Sade fan more than likely already owns all of these albums, but this box set release is still exciting news for collectors, audiophiles and vinyl aficianados, and it props the door open for new music from the legendary act. According to the press release announcing the project, "the box set title, This Far, suggests that the band’s studio work may not yet be fully complete." We wholeheartedly agree that Sade has more work to do and music to make!
While we cross our fingers that new music is in fact on the way, Sade's This Far vinyl box set will be released worldwide on October 9th on Sony Legacy and is currently available for pre-order.