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Sade — Long Hard Road
Album: Soldier Of Love
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7.4

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Total ratings: 1654









Released: 2010
Length: 2:55
Plays (last 30 days): 3
There's a long hard road ahead
But a voice inside me said
You know there's something that you need to know
It's gonna be alright
Said there's something that you need to know
It's gonna be alright

And when in this life in this life
When I can only turn my chin
I know it's gonna be alright
When this big old town is closing in
And I have lost again

Here I could stay
But I'll keep moving on
Here I could stay but I'll keep moving on
Could be I won't be wrong

There's a long hard road ahead
But a voice inside me said
Said there's something that you need to know
It's gonna be alright
Said there's something that you need to know
It's gonna be alright
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lovely song,  and Sade's voice is sultry indeed.
But the tone and lyrics are quite melancholy.
I give it a 10 all the same.
My first impression of the album cover is that she is holding a boom mic.
What a beautiful song :)
 jp33442 wrote:
Good another song from sade besides sooth operator
 
Just what I was thinking.  
Good another song from sade besides sooth operator
 paloeguevo wrote:

I always wonder was does Sade listen to when she is making love, as the rest of us mortals listen to her.



I then check the previous comments and I see I am not the only one...
I always wonder was does Sade listen to when she is making love, as the rest of us mortals listen to her.
I very seldom give a 10, but this is just beautiful.
 loungelizard48 wrote:

Such a distinctive voice that can soothe the savage heart or break it ever so gently. 


 Nicely said, LL48!  
Beautiful. Just beautiful.
 fredriley wrote:
I bought this over the weekend, on the strength of this song, and the unusually spiky title track, both of which have been played on RP. IMO those are the only two distinctive tracks on the CD, the rest being typical smoothy but bland Sade (and one about "daddy's love" being seriously toe-curlingly schmaltzy and mawkish). I think RP's picked the best tracks from the CD, and IMO the rest is a little disappointing unless you're a Sade fan.
 
I've had this same experience with several other artists and songs played on RP! 
Butta, pure butta...
SADE ALL DAY
Was this inspired by a battered woman. It certainly provokes that sentiment to me. ❤️
 LuvsMusic wrote:
So what music does Sade make love to?  It's a rhetorical question, but I would like to know.
 



I could tell tell you, but i'm pretty sure that she'd get mad at me for talking about our private stuff.... 
Such a distinctive voice that can soothe the savage heart or break it ever so gently. 
Hi, I'd like you to meet my friend Tom. He spells his name B o b.
 jhorton wrote:
Her voice makes my nether parts get all tingly.{#Sunny}
 

Don't forget you spilled that paint thinner in your lap.
....there ist a long hard road ahead.....

yeah, with some people love making feels like that....

LuvsMusic wrote:

So what music does Sade make love to?  It's a rhetorical question, but I would like to know.

 

Proclivities wrote:


I've never noticed.
{#Propeller}

 
LOL!  And I was going to say "we listen to her jams ALL NIGHT LONG"
 LuvsMusic wrote:
So what music does Sade make love to?  It's a rhetorical question, but I would like to know.

 
I've never noticed.
{#Propeller}
 LuvsMusic wrote:
So what music does Sade make love to?  It's a rhetorical question, but I would like to know.

 
I know what I'm listening to when I'm making love to Sade (in my dreams) and that's SADE!!  I've had a crush on her since the late 80s, she's top notch in my mind, great voice, great beauty, ahhhh.....I'm surprised at how few tracks of hers are on the RP list....only about 12....oh well....LONG LIVE RP!


 On_The_Beach wrote:

Motorhead.

 
{#Lol}

I recently went to a cocktail party at a diplomatic residence and the host was playing Motorhead and other old metal stuff. It was bizarre, but my respect for the host increased exponentially that night. {#Cool}
 LuvsMusic wrote:
So what music does Sade make love to?  It's a rhetorical question, but I would like to know.
 
Motorhead.
So what music does Sade make love to?  It's a rhetorical question, but I would like to know.
What a voice.  What a back! {#Sunny}
 jhorton wrote:
Her voice makes my nether parts get all tingly.{#Sunny}

 
Is this Lazarus' twin brother?
Such cool phrasing
Her voice makes my nether parts get all tingly.{#Sunny}
 bluecshells wrote:
{#Notworthy}

 
She wins me over every time.  Love this.
Songwriting on Sade albums is hit and miss.  But Sade's timeless, wispy and ever seductive vocals can make pretty much anything sound good.  When there is a good song involved it is something that really cant be compared too.  This track is Sade at the near the top of her form.  
Sublime - Stunning - Seductive...{#Notworthy}
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Sade....so wonderful, so overlooked.....

 
........ ditto
probably the best concert i've ever been to
Cover art gets an absolute 10.  Stunning.
 Cynaera wrote:
Apart from loving that album cover, I have to say that this is one of Sade's darker works. I guess that's why I love it.  It's a different facet of her music that goes much more introspective and less mainstream than what she's done in the past.  Plus, it inspires me to write, and any music that can jump(start) my muse is okay in my book.

 


Sade....so wonderful, so overlooked.....
 woodchuk wrote:
sexy and sooooo smooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooth..  I love Sade's elegance.  Sometimes you need to be reminded that the world is more than the usual philistines and boors...


 
...agreed - not enough o's in smooth
Sade performing 'live' is a great show. Check out their latest tour's DVD "Bring Me Home". You won't be disappointed.
 bluecshells wrote:
Sade never disappoints. 
 
so very true!!!

ALWAYS LOVELY - ALWAYS SEXY! ALWAYS STYLISH AND WITH CLASS!

Wonder what woman sweet Sade really is!


Ah c,mon...it's Friday afternoon...play some R n R.

Save Sade for Sunday night.
 bushrat wrote:
sade's stuff from the eighties just didn't work for me

this on the otherhand is lovely {#Meditate}
 
When I played a song from this album (via youtube) for the wife, she thought I was nuts or had abandoned all taste.  By the end of the song she was bobbing her head with a bit of a smile.  I have to say that I've really liked what I've heard from this album so far.
{#Notworthy}
If you like this, check out her 2000 album, Lovers Rock. Much overlooked but full of beautiful songs, sang with more passion than in much of her other work.
sade's stuff from the eighties just didn't work for me

this on the otherhand is lovely {#Meditate}
{#Sunny}
 Huey wrote:

Yes..liking it alot {#Clap} thanks. 7.
 
Yup, more please! {#Good-vibes}
Sade is silk!
Sade never disappoints. 
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Very Nice.....how can you not love Sade?
 



I love her, but not for the reason you're talking about. My love is visceral, a little dirty, and not all together legal.
I saw her performing live at Ahoy Rotterdam, The Netherlands, earlier this year.
It was a breathtaking experience. That concert entered my personal 'concert top 5' straight away.
Incredible show, great mix of music (what a voice!, great band too), lightning and projections. Sade took the audience on a silky smooth dreamlike trip from the very first second of the show, until the very last one. It was simply awesome...
 jagdriver wrote:

I'm no Clear Channeler and bet my collection runs circles around yours, so ........

This is a boring and typically monotone. While her band has always been HOT and she's terrific in the eye candy department, she can sing maybe—MAYBE—a whole quarter-octave.

 
I appreciate the limitation of her range.
If a piano, guitar or any other instrument had unlimited notes on it, it would be very limited in it's scope of use and it's meaning both to the player and to the listener. It couldn't be mastered and therefore couldn't be effective to produce anything of real musical substance. The limitation of an instrument's range and it's tone, timbre etc are what make it recognizable, familiar and by that same limit accessible to the listener. Boundaries and limits inspire us to be creative and to explore around us. Boundaries are healthy and beneficial in all areas of life.
Though her voice may be limited it is haunting, elegant, effective and able to take me to places no other voice can.
Strange isn't it?

p.s. a quarter octave is only 3 notes. Maybe revise your assesment? :)


Apart from loving that album cover, I have to say that this is one of Sade's darker works. I guess that's why I love it.  It's a different facet of her music that goes much more introspective and less mainstream than what she's done in the past.  Plus, it inspires me to write, and any music that can jump(start) my muse is okay in my book.
A true Goddess. 


The full package.....what a voice!
I bought this over the weekend, on the strength of this song, and the unusually spiky title track, both of which have been played on RP. IMO those are the only two distinctive tracks on the CD, the rest being typical smoothy but bland Sade (and one about "daddy's love" being seriously toe-curlingly schmaltzy and mawkish). I think RP's picked the best tracks from the CD, and IMO the rest is a little disappointing unless you're a Sade fan.
Very Nice.....how can you not love Sade?
 newwavegurly wrote:
Wow, I don't know that I ever recall Sade being played on RP while I was listening before. Nice to hear her silky, smooth voice in the mix.
 
Yes..liking it alot {#Clap} thanks. 7.

 woodchuk wrote:
sexy and sooooo smooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooth..  I love Sade's elegance.  Sometimes you need to be reminded that the world is more than the usual philistines and boors...

  so true... {#Clap}


Sexy Sade. . . 
sexy and sooooo smooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooth..  I love Sade's elegance.  Sometimes you need to be reminded that the world is more than the usual philistines and boors...

Wow, I don't know that I ever recall Sade being played on RP while I was listening before. Nice to hear her silky, smooth voice in the mix.
According to albumcredits.com, Mike Pela was the producer. He has a long history as a recording engineer, and it shows. Very nice work. I think the proper pronunciation of her name is Helen Folasade Adu. Helen. Very nice handle, but I can see the marketing sense in the change.

ahhhhh
Sade
 ianmoff wrote:

Honest? She just exudes class. And this from a convicted prog man. Beautiful for a Sunday afternoon.
{#Sleep} 
 

Her music is ageless anyway.  I had to look to see if it this is old Sade or new Sade.

Either way, it doesn't matter.  It's infinitely relaxing and pleasing. One of the few artists where the track/song simply doesn't matter to me, the artist just puts me in a magic place regardless.
 More_Cowbell wrote:
She seems ageless.  She is 51 this year.
 
Honest? She just exudes class. And this from a convicted prog man. Beautiful for a Sunday afternoon.
{#Sleep} 
She seems ageless.  She is 51 this year.
she has a way of telling a srtory man...
 Stingray wrote:


Keep this statement for "Ludovico-the-terrible"...
 




ROFL!!!
 jagdriver wrote:

I'm no Clear Channeler and bet my collection runs circles around yours, so ........

This is a boring and typically monotone. While her band has always been HOT and she's terrific in the eye candy department, she can sing maybe—MAYBE—a whole quarter-octave.

  

Your 'assessment' of her vocal range is meaningful only to you.  It's her singing style which many people enjoy — she's not auditioning for the Metropolitan Opera.  Maybe you're not that bored with it; it's inspired you to write no less than three posts.


yawn

A very simple, clean, beautifully soft and sexy tune.   Sade' has a very distinct voice and style, and there isn't much of work that isn't lovable.

(reminds me..  I need to load some of her music on my MP3)


 Relayer wrote:
Boring
 
You bet it is. {#Arrowd}

 h8rhater wrote:

Crybaby... don't worry they'll put some classic rock on for you sooner or later.

 
I'm no Clear Channeler and bet my collection runs circles around yours, so ........

This is a boring and typically monotone. While her band has always been HOT and she's terrific in the eye candy department, she can sing maybe—MAYBE—a whole quarter-octave.

A simple and elegant song that highlights the simply elegant voice of Sade.  Her new work is a beautiful showcase of her skill.

 h8rhater wrote:

Crybaby... don't worry they'll put some classic rock on for you sooner or later.
 

Keep this statement for "Ludovico-the-terrible"...
Most elegant voice in business!
MAGNIFICENT!
"8"
 jagdriver wrote:
I'm already bored with this album. Not that I should expect anything different from Sade.
 
Crybaby... don't worry they'll put some classic rock on for you sooner or later.


Boring
This is less mechanical than the title track and at least one other that I've heard here. Nice. Just fine. 7
I'm already bored with this album. Not that I should expect anything different from Sade.
Even though it is the title track and the hit single, one got to listen to "soldier of Love".
It is certainly different from the known material. She's just sophisticated, but warm and
breathing. Once you get a bit older maybe some "elevator music" isn't so bad at all. Love her still!{#Cheers}

I ran to the computer to see if this really was Sade. I remember when she first appeared; we couldn't get enough, but very quickly it all started to sound the same. Perfect hotel reception muzak. But this does sound different. Not much, but enough for it to merit a run here.
Yes....yes...yes....yes!  {#Good-vibes}
certainly not one of her best efforts....boring
Wow {#Hearteyes}

had to turn off the saws for that one
Once i dreamt of an album,the songs, the cover and everything about it. In particular the artist. It was years before this beautiful woman eventually released it.

Kind of glad to hear Sade again after a long time. Would like her more though if she didn't have those off-key moments here and there.

Love Sade!
Silken, sultry... a warm tropical night.