Lovers Rock/Love Deluxe

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Sade's fourth and fifth releases -- 1992's Love Deluxe and 2000's Lovers Rock -- are bundled for this 2010 package from Sony. Casual fans will be satisfied by anthologies such as The Best of Sade and the more comprehensive The Essential Sade, but these studio albums, made for the sake of thorough listening, were immensely popular and went, respectively, quadruple and triple platinum in the U.S. These are straight issues with no bonus material. When the set was released, it retailed for roughly the price of one full-price album. There have been several Sade album-combo releases in varying configurations (there are Lovers Rock/Lovers Live and Stronger Than Pride/Love Deluxe sets, for instance), so some attentiveness is necessary when picking up more than one of them.

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