Sade has announced a reissue of all six of her studio albums as a vinyl boxset. ‘This Far’ will feature remastered versions of Diamond Life (1984), Promise (1985), Stronger Than Pride (1988), Love Deluxe (1992), Lovers Rock (2000), and Soldier Of Love (2010), and is set for release October 9.
The albums were remastered by Sade and her bandmates – Stuart Matthewman, Andrew Hale and Paul Spencer Denman – at Abbey Road Studios. The remastering intended to produce exceptionally clean and detailed audio while faithfully maintaining the band’s sound.
Announcing Sade’s box set entitled ‘This Far’ will be released worldwide on October 9th 2020, featuring remastered versions of all Sade’s six studio albums to date, on pure 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl.
— Sade (@SadeOfficial) September 2, 2020
Alongside the boxset’s title, a press release hinted that we could expect an expansion to Sade’s discography in the future, suggesting “that the band’s studio work may not yet be fully complete”.
Sade’s found immediate critical and commercial success with her debut album, ‘Diamond Life’, which became the best-selling debut by a British female vocalist. She’s maintained her stature as a successful female artist in the British music industry and beyond, with her most recent record, ‘Soldier of Love’ reaching number one in the US upon its release 10 years ago.
Since then, Sade and her band have been on hiatus, only contributing to a couple of film soundtracks. They released the song ‘Flower of the Universe’ as part of Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ in 2018 and composed ‘The Big Unknown’ for the film ‘Widows’ that same year.
Speaking at the time, ‘Widows’ director Steve McQueen said: “it was an honor to work with such a legend. Sade is an incomparable talent and incredible artist who so rarely releases new material, but luckily the original series of Widows had deeply resonated with her.”