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This Far Abbey Road Remastered 6LP Vinyl

Boxset $181.00

Release Date: 09/10/2020

Discs: 6

Sony Music have announced details of a very special box set, elegantly entitled This Far to be released worldwide on 9th October, which will feature remastered versions of all their studio albums to date, on pure 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl. The upcoming box set delivers the first complete collection of their studio work up to the present day. All six of the bands acclaimed albums: Diamond Life (1984), Promise (1985), Stronger Than Pride (1988), Love Deluxe (1992), Lovers Rock (2000), and Soldier Of Love (2010) are packaged into a beautifully finished, white casebound box.

The close band of four: Sade (vocals), Stuart Matthewman (saxophone/guitar), Andrew Hale (keyboards), and Paul Spencer Denman (bass), were intimately involved in the process, spending time at Abbey Road Studios alongside acclaimed mastering engineer Miles Showell, and the band’s longtime co-producer Mike Pela.

The box set title, This Far, suggests that the band’s studio work may not yet be fully complete, but this new highly collectable release brings together a canon of work previously difficult to source in its original format.

Revisiting the audio, the band and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios worked from high resolution digital transfers of the stereo master mixes, from the original analogue studio tapes, remastered at half-speed using Miles’ own unique restored Neumann VMS80 cutting lathe, to perform the 12 sides of vinyl lacquer cuts. The elaborate, half-speed mastering process produced exceptionally clean and detailed audio whilst remaining faithful

to the band’s intended sound. No additional digital limiting was used in the mastering process, so the six albums benefit from the advantage of extra clarity and pure fidelity, preserving the dynamic range of the original mixes for the very first time.

The six album sleeves have been meticulously reproduced in exact detail with authentic paper and printing methods, perfectly replicated for the first time since their original release, and assembled in the outer box which was designed by Tom Hingston Studios in London.

Track Listing:

Diamond Life

Side A
1. Smooth Operator
2. Your Love Is King
3. Hang on to Your Love
4. Frankie's First Affair
5. When Am I Going to Make A Living
Side B
1. Cherry Pie
2. Sally
3. I Will Be Your Friend
4. Why Can't We Live Together

Promise

Side A
1. Is It A Crime
2. The Sweetest Taboo
3. War Of The Hearts
4. Jezebel
Side B
1. Mr Wrong
2. Never As Good As The First Time
3. Fear
4. Tar Baby
5. Maureen

Stronger Than Pride

Side A
1. Love Is Stronger Than Pride
2. Paradise
3. Nothing Can Come Between Us
4. Haunt Me
5. Turn My Back On You
Side B
1. Keep Looking
2. Clean Heart
3. Give It Up
4. I Never Thought I'd See The Day
5. Siempre Hay Esperanza

Love Deluxe

Side A
1. No Ordinary Love
2. Feel No Pain
3. I Couldn't Love You More
4. Like A Tattoo
Side B
1. Kiss Of Life
2. Cherish The Day
3. Pearls
4. Bullet Proof Soul
5. Mermaid

Lovers Rock

Side A
1. By Your Side
2. Flow
3. King of Sorrow
4. Somebody Already Broke My Heart
5. All About Our Love
6. Slave Song
Side B
1. The Sweetest Gift
2. Every Word
3. Immigrant
4. Lovers Rock
5. It's Only Love That Gets You Through

Solider Of Love

Side A
1. The Moon And The Sky
2. Soldier Of Love
3. Morning Bird
4. Babyfather
5. Long Hard Road
Side B
1. Be That Easy
2. Bring Me Home
3. In Another Time
4. Skin
5. The Safest Place

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