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ATL Collective Relives Sade’s Lovers Rock + Other Sade Classics

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Let the sounds of Sade’s Lovers Rock surround you. This is the British band’s fifth album, released in November of 2000. It followed (after eight years of waiting, and lots of critical scrutiny) Love Deluxe. In those eight years, Sade had her first child and several of the band members began working with Maxwell on his debut, Urban Hang Suite. The title of Sade’s album Lovers Rock gets its name from a more romantic style of reggae that Sade was influenced by as a child, and the album blends this sub genre of reggae with folk, soft rock, soul and R&B. The arrangements are sparse. Gone are the saxophones. Acoustic guitars loom large. The lead single, “By Your Side” received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance but lost out to Nelly Furtado’s “I’m Like a Bird.” The band went on a massive release tour for the album (billed by some as a comeback tour, as they hadn’t played live for nearly seven years at that point), and after the tour, Sade released her first live album: Lovers Live. Top off your cocktail, sit back, relax, and let the smooth begin.

ATL Collective shows relive classic albums and culturally significant music events through live performances mixed with powerful storytelling. We handpick the finest local and national talent to recreate the greatest albums ever recorded. Audiences discover new favorite artists while singing their old favorite songs. A crucial part of the success of our events has to do with our emphasis on storytelling. We work to create immersive experiences that celebrate the album’s cultural impact, tell the artist’s story, and highlighting the social and political environment during the time the album was recorded and released.


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