Three years after the release of Promise and it's hit single "Sweetest Taboo," Sade returned with one of the best works of their career with 1988's Stronger Than Pride. An international hit that lit-up the pop, jazz and R&B charts, Stronger Than Pride includes sensual Brazilian bossa nova inspired acoustic material as well as three Billboard charted singles - the #1 smash "Paradise," "Nothing Can Come Between Us" and "Turn My Back On You." Arguably Sade's most stripped down and sparse album, the band creates the perfect groove for romance and fulfills the promise of their stunning first two releases by continuing a sense of sophistication and understated elegance, two hallmarks of the Sade sound. There's no visible strain in Sade's sublime singing, and what she does within the boundaries of her range is exquisite. Stuart Matthewman on guitar and sax, Paul Spencer Denman on bass and Andrew Hale on keyboards are expert musicians/composers with distinctive character, who serve as the perfect vehicle for Sade's mature, lush vocal lead. Sade offers cool composure...a unique sound that infuses soul, pop, contemporary jazz and a little Middle-Eastern flavor. It's impossible to separate the allure of this sultry music from the persona of the woman singing it, for Sade truly is a femme fatale of mythic dimension.