Sade / “Stronger Than Pride” reissue


Sade’s third studio album Stronger Than Pride is being reissued next month on 180g virgin vinyl with an audiophile remaster courtesy of Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.

The 1988 record is being re-released by Audio Fidelity and is strictly vinyl only. If we keep our fingers crossed an SACD might appear, but in truth it’s probably unlikely. The same label released Kate Bush‘s Hounds Of Love and The Sensual World a few years ago, both on vinyl, but neither title made the transition to CD or SACD.

Stronger Then Pride features Paradise which was a bit hit for the band in the US, although like Love Is Stronger Than Pride which preceded it, the single rather under performed in Britain, peaking at number 29 in the UK charts. Nevertheless, the album sold well, earning multi-platinum status in America and doing brisk business across Europe.

As is usually the case with Audio Fidelity releases, there are no bonus tracks. The lack of proper CD-based Sade deluxe editions with remixes, B-sides and live material continues to frustrate. Hopefully, that will happen at some point – until then, at least this vinyl reissue from Audio Fidelity should offer something new with the usual quality remaster.

Stronger Than Pride is reissued on vinyl on 6 May 2014.

Track listing

  • Love Is Stronger Than Pride
  • Paradise
  • Nothing Can Come Between Us
  • Haunt Me
  • Turn My Back on You
  • Keep Looking
  • Clean Heart
  • Give It Up
  • I Never Thought I’d See the Day
  • Siempre Hay Esperanza

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A great album – easily my fave of Sade’s output (her voice and the groove of ‘Turn My Back on You” is worth the entrance fee alone).
However – we need deluxe editions!!!

On a side note – I’d be interested to know what made them choose this album of hers for the Vinyl treatment. I wouldn’t have thought it was her bestselling album (the first or second would qualify for that surely?).


The first two have already been done by the same company using the same mastering engineer; this would be the third in the “series”.


“The lack of proper CD-based Sade deluxe editions with remixes, B-sides and live material continues to frustrate” – says it all really.


$28 is a lot to ask for just a straight reissue. How much better is the sound going to be? You can pick up a used vinyl original issue for peanuts.


The company Soni Music catalog with having great artists would have to take these issues on CD Deluxe, both SADE, ALISON MOYET, THE THE, CYNDI LAUPER, ETC .. at an affordable price and complain when they do not sell not reissued in deluxe editions having a catalog of the most important. We believe that as more people concerned with these issues. A waiting for editing. thanks


Yes it’s really frustrate there is no deluxe editions of Sade catalogue. Also, I’d love to see deluxe editions of Alison Moyet catalogue.

Michael Pendlebury

I’d love a deluxe edition on CD. Waiting patiently. Oh so patiently…