Your Love is King (Sade, 1984)

Swing Vintage Blue Beat Sade version ft. Rosa Smit

Released as Diamond Life album’s lead single in the UK on February 25, 1984 and on June 22, 1985 as the album’s third and final US single, this song became the group’s highest-charting hit to-date on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number-six. Together with other artists of those times, like Everything But The Girl or Matt Bianco, Sade represented the jazzy-sleak side of brit-pop, building a bridge between atmospheres of the past and new trends in music. A pioneer of what’s going on in the worldwide music scenario for a few years now, with examples like Amy Winehouse or Caro Emerald, just to name two of the many. The Invisibles pay gladly their tribute, placing the arrangement in a late night club atmosphere back in the 40s, of course impregnated by their traditional Caribbean offbeat flavor. It’s never too late for some cool swinging. And for a drink.

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Your Love is King (Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman)

Arrangement by Enrico Cioccolini Gotink
performed live by The Invisibles and published on 27-11-2015

Robert Curiel, drums

Roland van der Velde, upright bass

Freek Volkers, guitar

Erik Korthof, keyboards

Abriel Ferreira, trumpet

Alla Blehman, alto sax

Maarten Holl, tenor sax

Aad Leering, trombone

Joyce Vastenhouw, backing vocals

Rosa Smit, lead vocals

Audio recording, mixing and mastering by Freek Volkers
Video edit by Enrico Cioccolini Gotink
Filmed and recorded at ‘t Wapen van Wormer
special thanks to Percy Vinke for his friendship and support