Sade ‎– Diamond Life

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Tracklist

Smooth Operator 4:58
Your Love Is King 3:40
Hang On To Your Love 5:54
Frankie's First Affair 4:38
When Am I Going To Make A Living 3:25
Cherry Pie 6:20
Sally 5:20
I Will Be Your Friend 4:43
Why Can't We Live Together 5:27

Versions (113)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, Gat) Epic EPC 26044 UK 1984 Sell This Version
CPK-1038, DEEPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album) Epic, Epic CPK-1038, DEEPC 26044 South Korea 1984 Sell This Version
CDEPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album) Epic CDEPC 26044 US 1984 Sell This Version
32・8P-61 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album) Epic 32・8P-61 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
CDEPC 26044, BFK 39581 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album) Epic, Epic CDEPC 26044, BFK 39581 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
40-26044, 40-26044 MC Sade Diamond Life(Cass, Album) Epic, Epic 40-26044, 40-26044 MC Spain 1984 Sell This Version
40-26044 Sade Diamond Life(Cass, Album) Epic 40-26044 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
E-0200988 Sade Diamond Life(Cass, Album) Epic E-0200988 Indonesia 1984 Sell This Version
402991 Sade Diamond Life(Cass, Album) Epic 402991 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
EPC 4445 Sade Diamond Life(Cass, Album) Epic EPC 4445 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
40-26044 Sade Diamond Life(Cass, Album) Epic 40-26044 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
9041 Sade Diamond Life(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Pan Audio 9041 Indonesia 1984 Sell This Version
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album) Epic EPC 26044 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
KSF 2991 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album) Epic KSF 2991 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album) Epic EPC 26044 Portugal 1984 Sell This Version
ELS 4445 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album) Epic ELS 4445 UK 1984 Sell This Version
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album) Epic EPC 26044 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
EPIC 10123 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album) Epic EPIC 10123 India 1984 Sell This Version
19398 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album) Epic 19398 Colombia 1984 Sell This Version
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album) Epic EPC 26044 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
144844 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album) CBS 144844 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
28·3P-545 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album) Epic 28·3P-545 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
EPC 26044, 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album) Epic, Epic EPC 26044, 26044 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
CBS 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album) Epic CBS 26044 Israel 1984 Sell This Version
ELPS 4445 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, Gat) Epic ELPS 4445 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
FR 39581 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, Gat) Portrait FR 39581 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, Gat) Epic EPC 26044 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
CYA 1057 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, Gat) CBS/Sony CYA 1057 1984 Sell This Version
EPCCL 41 656 0 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, Gat) Epic EPCCL 41 656 0 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
28·3P-545 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, Gat) Epic 28·3P-545 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, Gat) Epic EPC 26044 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
EPC 26044, 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, Gat) Epic, Epic EPC 26044, 26044 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, Gat) Epic EPC 26044 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
EPC 26044, 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, Gat) Epic, Epic EPC 26044, 26044 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
20.607 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, Gat) CBS 20.607 Argentina 1984 Sell This Version
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, Gat) Epic EPC 26044 UK 1984 Sell This Version
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, Gat) Epic EPC 26044 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
ELPS4445 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, Gat) Epic ELPS4445 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
EPC 26044, 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, RP) Epic, Epic EPC 26044, 26044 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, W/Lbl, TP, Tes) Epic EPC 26044 UK 1984 Sell This Version
EPIC 294 Sade Diamond Life (Vida De Diamante)(LP, Album) Epic EPIC 294 Venezuela 1985 Sell This Version
RK-39581 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album) Portrait RK-39581 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
RK 39581 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album) Portrait RK 39581 US 1985 Sell This Version
RK 39581 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album) Portrait RK 39581 US 1985 Sell This Version
RK 39581 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album) Portrait RK 39581 US 1985 Sell This Version
EPC 40-26044 Sade Diamond Life(Cass, Album) Suzy, Epic EPC 40-26044 Yugoslavia 1985 Sell This Version
FRT 39581 Sade Diamond Life(Cass, Album) Portrait FRT 39581 US 1985 Sell This Version
BRT 39581 Sade Diamond Life(Cass, Album) Portrait BRT 39581 US 1985 Sell This Version
FRT-39581, FRT 39581 Sade Diamond Life(Cass, Album, Chr) Portrait, Portrait FRT-39581, FRT 39581 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
FRT-39581, FRT 39581 Sade Diamond Life(Cass, Album, Chr) Portrait, Portrait FRT-39581, FRT 39581 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
BD 8133 Sade Diamond Life(Cass, Album, Comp, Unofficial) Billboard BD 8133 Indonesia 1985 Sell This Version
EPC 26044, 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album) Epic, Epic EPC 26044, 26044 Turkey 1985 Sell This Version
FR 39581 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album) Portrait FR 39581 US 1985 Sell This Version
S.E. 3374 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album) Epic S.E. 3374 Peru 1985 Sell This Version
FR 39581 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album) Portrait FR 39581 US 1985 Sell This Version
FR 39581 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album) Portrait FR 39581 US 1985 Sell This Version
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album) Suzy, Epic EPC 26044 Yugoslavia 1985 Sell This Version
LNS-17458 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album) Epic LNS-17458 Mexico 1985 Sell This Version
BFR 39581 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, Gat) Portrait BFR 39581 US 1985 Sell This Version
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, Gat) Suzy, Epic EPC 26044 Yugoslavia 1985 Sell This Version
FR 39581 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, Gat) Portrait FR 39581 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, Gat) Suzy, Epic EPC 26044 Yugoslavia 1985 Sell This Version
BFR 39581 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, RE) Portrait BFR 39581 US 1985 Sell This Version
056 187 Sade Diamond Life(Cass, Album) AMIGA 056 187 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1986 Sell This Version
8 56 187 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album) AMIGA 8 56 187 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1986 Sell This Version
BFR 39581 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album) CBS BFR 39581 Nigeria 1986 Sell This Version
VRK 39581 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album) Portrait VRK 39581 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
26044, B.02 Sade Diamond Life(Cass, Album) Epic, Uzelli 26044, B.02 Turkey 1987 Sell This Version
25・8P-5190 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album) Epic 25・8P-5190 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
2.32.0345 Sade Diamond Life (Vida De Diamante)(CD, Album) CBS 2.32.0345 Venezuela 1990 Sell This Version
MG 0693 Sade Diamond Life(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0693 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
ESCA-6092 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album) Epic ESCA-6092 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
EPC 481178 4 Sade Diamond Life(Cass, Album) Epic, Sony Music EPC 481178 4 Ukraine 1994 Sell This Version
ESCA 7688 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, RE) Epic ESCA 7688 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
MILLEN12 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, Ltd, RM, Car) Epic MILLEN12 UK 1999 Sell This Version
500595 0 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, RE, RM) CP Digital, Epic, Epic 500595 0 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
500595 2, 5005952000 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, RE, RM) Epic, Epic 500595 2, 5005952000 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
EK 85240 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, RM) Epic EK 85240 US 2000 Sell This Version
MHCP 603 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, RE, RM) Epic MHCP 603 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
EICP 20016 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, RE, RM, Blu) Epic, Sony Music Japan International Inc. EICP 20016 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
AFZLP 089 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE) Audio Fidelity (3), Epic AFZLP 089 US 2012 Sell This Version
MOVLP602 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Music On Vinyl MOVLP602 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
SICP 30201 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, RE, RM, BSC) Epic, Legacy SICP 30201 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
88875146202 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album) Warner Music Russia, Sony Music 88875146202 Russia 2015 Sell This Version
EPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Audio Fidelity (3) EPC 26044 UK 2016 Sell This Version
CDEPC 26044, CD 26044, BFK 39581 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album) Epic, Epic, Epic CDEPC 26044, CD 26044, BFK 39581 UK Unknown Sell This Version
481178 2, CD 26044 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album) Epic, Epic 481178 2, CD 26044 UK Unknown Sell This Version
481178 9 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Dig) Epic 481178 9 UK & Europe Unknown 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
CDEPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, RE) Epic CDEPC 26044 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
CDEPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, RE) Epic CDEPC 26044 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
CD 26044 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, RE) Epic CD 26044 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDEPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, RE) Epic CDEPC 26044 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
481178 2, CD 26044 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, RE) Epic, Epic 481178 2, CD 26044 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CDEPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, RE) Epic CDEPC 26044 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDEPC 26044, CD 26044 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, RE) Epic, Epic CDEPC 26044, CD 26044 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDEPC 26044, BFK 39581 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, RE) Epic, Epic CDEPC 26044, BFK 39581 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
026044 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, RE, RM) Epic 026044 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
EK 85240 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, RM) Epic EK 85240 US Unknown Sell This Version
5005952000 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, RM) Epic 5005952000 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
CDEPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, RP) Epic CDEPC 26044 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
RK 39581 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, RP, DAD) Portrait RK 39581 US Unknown Sell This Version
RK 39581 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, Unofficial) Portrait (2) RK 39581 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDEPC 26044 Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album, Unofficial) Epic (2) CDEPC 26044 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
EPC 40-26044 Sade Diamond Life(Cass, Album) Epic EPC 40-26044 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CS 5920 Sade Diamond Life(Cass, Album, Unofficial) C.S CS 5920 Unknown Sell This Version
1647 Sade Diamond Life(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 1647 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
IMD 5636 Sade Diamond Life(Cass, Album, Unofficial) IMD (2) IMD 5636 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
256 Sade Diamond Life(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Mad Vox 256 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
FR 39581 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, Ltd, 180) Portrait FR 39581 US Unknown Sell This Version
FR 39581, AL 39581 Sade Diamond Life(LP, Album, RP) Columbia, Columbia FR 39581, AL 39581 US Unknown Sell This Version
MD 26044 Sade Diamond Life(MD, Album) Epic MD 26044 Austria Unknown Sell This Version
EM 39581 Sade Diamond Life(MD, Album, RE) Epic EM 39581 US Unknown Sell This Version

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lofront31

lofront31

September 26, 2016
referencing Diamond Life, LP, Album, FR 39581

The album itself is amazing, one of the best of the 80s. This pressing however has unbearable sibilance.
richbdd01

richbdd01

July 21, 2016
referencing Diamond Life, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, AFZLP 089
Dont listen to any bad reviews of this, this is a great pressing.
Team_tq

Team_tq

May 30, 2016
referencing Diamond Life, LP, Album, Gat, EPC 26044
Super Rare Irish Pressing not listed! I have one and never seen another one.
endee

endee

February 20, 2016
referencing Diamond Life, LP, Album, Gat, EPC 26044, 26044

I agree. Picked up a copy today at my record store for very little money and it sounds fantastic :)
piotrr

piotrr

January 15, 2016
edited 9 months ago
referencing Diamond Life, LP, Album, FR 39581
Side 1 also sounds definitely differently. While Side 2 has very good rich sound, Side 1 is very toppy, lacks of fullness and bass, somehow digital, like from early digital equipment.
Version of "Smooth Operator" on this release is the one with text in 5th line: "Jewel box life diamond nights and ruby lights" known from other US editions. European mix is completely different and the text is shorter: "Diamond nights and ruby lights".
jamesalien

jamesalien

October 12, 2015
referencing Diamond Life, LP, Album, Gat, ELPS 4445
Should Australian version be gatefold?
ghw12158

ghw12158

August 20, 2015
referencing Diamond Life, CD, Album, CDEPC 26044
one of my all time favourite Lp's and one of the few that EVERYTHING is good on it-both sides
RockMeGuitars

RockMeGuitars

July 31, 2015
referencing Diamond Life, LP, Album, FR 39581
Diamond Life is the debut studio album by the English band Sade. It was first released in the United Kingdom on 16 July 1984 by Epic Records and in the United States on 27 February 1985 by Portrait Records. After studying fashion design, and later modelling, Sade Adu began backup singing with British band Pride, during this time Sade Adu and three of the original members of "Pride" Paul Anthony Cook, Paul Denman and Stuart Mathewman left the group to form their own band called Sade. Following various demos and performances, Sade received interest from record labels and later signed to Epic.

Recording for the album began in 1983 at The Power Plant in London and lasted a total of six weeks, the album's content was written by the group Sade whilst the production was handled by Robin Millar. A total of fifteen songs were recorded for the album with the use of live instruments, the band's recording sessions led to sonically experimental material, that included a variety of genres including soul, jazz and pop, with lyrics revolving mainly around themes of love.
sanouchev

sanouchev

May 28, 2015
referencing Diamond Life, LP, Album, RP, EPC 26044, 26044

Was difficult to listen during these last 20 years, but is OK now !
vinyl1988

vinyl1988

May 3, 2015
referencing Diamond Life, LP, Album, Gat, EPC 26044, 26044
There is no need for any "High End Audiophile" reissue of this album. This version sounds great!