Sade ‎– Diamond Life

Label:
Epic ‎– 500595 2, Epic ‎– 5005952000
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CD, Album, Remastered, Reissue
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1 Smooth Operator
Words By, Music By – St. John*, Adu*
4:57
2 Your Love Is King
Music By – Matthewman*Words By, Music By – Adu*
3:41
3 Hang On To Your Love
Music By – Matthewman*Words By, Music By – Adu*
5:55
4 Frankie's First Affair
Music By – Matthewman*Words By, Music By – Adu*
4:39
5 When Am I Going To Make A Living
Music By – Matthewman*Words By, Music By – Adu*
3:27
6 Cherry Pie
Music By – Hale*, Denman*, Matthewman*Words By, Music By – Adu*
6:20
7 Sally
Music By – Matthewman*Words By, Music By – Adu*
5:23
8 I Will Be Your Friend
Music By – Matthewman*Words By, Music By – Adu*
4:45
9 Why Can't We Live Together
Words By, Music By – Timmy Thomas
5:28

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Notes

Some copies come with "Sade. Remastered 2000" sticker.
Released in a jewel case with clear tray and 4-page booklet.

℗© 1984 Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.

All tracks published by Angel Music Ltd. except 'Smooth Operator' Angel Music Ltd./Peermusic (UK) Ltd. and 'Why Can't We Live Together' Peermusic (UK) Ltd.

Actual track durations partially differ from those specified in the booklet:

1 Smooth Operator 4:57
2 Your Love Is King 3:58
3 Hang On To Your Love 6:00
4 Frankie's First Affair 4:38
5 When Am I Going To Make A Living 3:25
6 Cherry Pie 6:20
7 Sally 5:20
8 I Will Be Your Friend 4:43
9 Why Can't We Live Together 5:27

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 099750 059524
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099750059524
  • Rights Society: MCPS/BIEM/SDRM
  • Label Code: LC 0199
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): Sony Music S5005952000-0101 41 A02
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L551
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): Sony Music S5005952000-0101 23 A 2
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L553
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 944R
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): Sony Music S5005952000-0101 14 A7
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L554
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 94K6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): Sony Music S5005952000-0101 41 A06
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI L551
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 94K2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): Sony Music S5005952000-0101 14 A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5. In hub): ✱
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI L554
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 942A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6): Sony Music S5005952000-0101 14 A4
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI L554
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 944C
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7): Sony Music S5005952000-0101 23 A7
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI L553
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI 942Q
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8): Sony Music S5005952000-0101 23 A7
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 8): IFPI L553
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 8): IFPI 94W7
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 9): Sony Music S5005952000-0101 41 A07
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 9): IFPI L551
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 9): IFPI 94K3
  • Other (Format code): CDM
  • Price Code: CB 701

Other Versions (5 of 144) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, Gat) Epic EPC 26044 UK 1984 Sell This Version
EPC CD 26044, CD 26044, 01-026044-10 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, RE) Epic, Epic, Epic EPC CD 26044, CD 26044, 01-026044-10 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
EPC 26044, 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album) Epic, Epic EPC 26044, 26044 Turkey 1985 Sell This Version
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album) Epic EPC 26044 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
ELPS 4445 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, Gat) Epic ELPS 4445 Australia 1984 Sell This Version

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Peter66

Peter66

August 17, 2010
Can anyone help me? I have the Portrait Canadian Pressing of Sade's Diamond Life LP on vinyl. Recently, I had purchased the "remastered" CD of the same album (Epic 500595 2). Strangely, the version/mix of "Smooth Operator" sounded very different. Initially, I thought it was my memory going, but I dug out and old cassette tape recorded from the original vinyl and played it. It was remarkably different!

The Canadian Portrait pressing had more saxophones (and maybe even more percussions) making the sound "jazzier". While the "remastered" CD version was a little "raw" to me. Even Sade's vocals were a little "distorted".

Does anyone have more info about which pressing I am to get the "original" Portrait LP Version of "Smooth Operator"?