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SadePromise

Genre:Funk / Soul, Pop
Style:Soul
Year:

Tracklist

Is It A Crime6:18
The Sweetest Taboo4:35
War Of The Hearts6:47
Jezebel5:30
Mr Wrong2:50
Never As Good As The First Time5:01
Fear4:05
Tar Baby3:58
Maureen4:22

Credits (22)

Notes

2nd album, released 4-11-85, reached #1 in the UK.

Singles:
The Sweetest Taboo (30-9-85) #31
Is It A Crime? (30-12-85) #49
Never As Good As The First Time (21-4-86) #89

Early copies of the album have the title "Promise" printed in red.
Cassette & CD formats contain two more songs compared to the LP, "You're Not The Man" (B-side of "The Sweetest Taboo") and "Punch Drunk" (B-side of "Is It A Crime?").

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    Cover of Promise, 1985, VinylPromise
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    Portrait – FR 40263US1985US1985
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    Epic – EPC 86318, Epic – 86318Europe1985Europe1985
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    Epic – EPC 86318 (SE), Epic – EPC 86318Spain1985Spain1985
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    Epic – 40 86318, Epic – 40-86318Europe1985Europe1985
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    Cover of Promise, 1985, VinylPromise
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    Epic – EPCCL 43 733 5, Epic – EPC 86318Netherlands1985Netherlands1985
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    Epic – EPC 86318, Epic – 86318Europe1985Europe1985
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    Epic – ELPS 4510New Zealand1985New Zealand1985
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    Epic – 144869, Epic – EV 144869Brazil1985Brazil1985
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    Epic – EPC 86318Italy1985Italy1985
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    Cover of Promise, 1985-11-21, VinylPromise
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    Epic – 28·3P-682Japan1985Japan1985
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    Epic – EPC 86318Israel1985Israel1985
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    Cover of Promise, 1985-11-21, CDPromise
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    Epic – 32・8P-103Japan1985Japan1985
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    Cover of Promise, 1985, VinylPromise
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    CBS/Sony – CYA 1098Hong Kong1985Hong Kong1985
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    Epic – KSF 3086South Africa1985South Africa1985
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    Epic – EPC 86318Greece1985Greece1985
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    Cover of Promise, 1985, VinylPromise
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    Epic – EPC 86318, Epic – EPCCL 32 375 8Europe1985Europe1985
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    Epic – EPC 86318Ireland1985Ireland1985
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    Cover of Promise, 1985, CassettePromise
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    Epic – 40-86318 (SE), Epic – 40-86318Spain1985Spain1985
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    Cover of Promise, 1985, CassettePromise
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    Epic – 40 86318, Epic – 40-86318Greece1985Greece1985
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    Epic – 40 86318, Epic – 40-86318UK1985UK1985
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    Cover of Promise, 1985, CDPromise
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    Portrait – RK 40263US1985US1985
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    Epic – ELPS 4510, Epic – ELPS4510Australia1985Australia1985
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    Epic – EPC 86318Greece1985Greece1985
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    Portrait – FRT-40263Canada1985Canada1985
    Cover of Promise, 1985, CassettePromise
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    Epic – 40 86318, Epic – 40-86318Europe1985Europe1985
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    Reviews

    • SLEDBIZ's avatar
      SLEDBIZ
      Fantastic pressing. If you’ve got a setup that allows an album to shine, this will light up the room for sure. Incredible imaging
      • digial4real2's avatar
        digial4real2
        Thank you, thank you, thank you to whomever was kind and smart enough to have the records from the box set as separate releases as well! It is very helpful for those who only want to buy or sell certain records from the half speed remastered box set. Now people who want to buy the full box set can do so with our worry that they are actually purchasing one single album from the set. Thanks again and blessings to you and your family!
        • TheBigAC's avatar
          TheBigAC
          I'm amazed by the quality of this mix, very dynamic; this album makes my turntable cartridge sing! Sade is not afraid to leave open spaces while also filling the groove when it's time, such an incredible artist. The production value is top-notch. A great test for the quality of your system.
          • GyroKing's avatar
            GyroKing
            This album has some pretty amazing dynamic range. My copy is dead silent where it counts, and her amazing voice is clear and present even in the soft parts. The instruments really pop with nice punchy bass. The mix in A3 had me thinking there was a grand piano in my living room. So clean. A fun listen!
            • fireinthesky's avatar
              fireinthesky
              Great sounding record. Bass and drums are awesome. Great argentinian pressing. Labels inverted on my copy.
              • hidingtocrash's avatar
                hidingtocrash
                anyone else have a copy of this that has neither the catalog # nor the artist name printed on the spine ? the spine of my version has just the release title & dolby system logo on it, wasnt sure if it should be added as a separate version on here or not
                • g0bspeeb's avatar
                  g0bspeeb
                  Sounds great to me. Very affordable OG press. As to the left channel bias discourse... I've noticed a lot of people say this about Sade's discography from the OGs to newer re-issues, so I assume that's intentional. It's hardly noticeable.

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                  • Picadilly83's avatar
                    Picadilly83
                    One of my best sounding records in my collection!! 💯
                    • VinylWire's avatar
                      VinylWire
                      Edited one year ago
                      Very detailed sound quality on this release. Pressing is fantastic too.
                      I made two needledrops from this vinyl record - You can find them on the right side in the videos - Under the names:
                      Sade - Never As Good As The First Time (1985 Japanese Vinyl)
                      Sade - Is It A Crime? (1985 Japanese Vinyl)
                      • 12stringblues's avatar
                        12stringblues
                        WOW, I was going to buy the box set but did a little research and the first three records (Diamond Life, Promise, Stronger Than Pride) in first releases/pressings are much better sounding. So I found first pressings of all three from the Carrollton, GA in NM and I am so impressed by the sound. It is the best I have heard Sade and it sounds as good as any audiophile LPs I have. I would recommend these pressing as you can still find them at a great price and are a superior sound.

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