Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Diamond Life by Sade, including the original obi.
This is a second issue, released shortly after the first issue. This one has a green obi, the original had a pink one. This issue does not have a gatefold cover.
About this copy: This copy of Diamond Life is a 1984 pressing on the Epic label.
The cover is VG++ with a bit of wear along the mouth. The cover still has the original shrink wrap. The obi is M-. The insert is M-.
The disc is M- and with a couple of spindle marks on the labels but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a terrific LP.
Background: Released in 1984, Diamond Life was the debut album by Sade.
The album reached #2 on the UK chart and #5 in the U.S. and has sold more than then million copies to date.
When Sade released Diamond Life in their native U.K., they were already a kind of sensation. The band had scored hits with their first singles, the smoldering Top Ten ballad “Your Love Is King” and the perseverant soul anthem “When Am I Going to Make a Living,” both of which only faintly resembled anything else on the chart. Magazines such as The Face and Smash Hits had published cover features, intensifying anticipation for the album. Diamond Life not only distanced Sade farther outside any context in which they were placed, whether it was the sulking sophisti-pop fraternity or the increasingly mechanized realm of contemporary R&B, but also fulfilled the promise of the singles that preceded it. Rhythms that sensitively ripple and pulse at their most active, topped with deceptively cool vocals from Sade Adu — all coated with a luster — have a way of obscuring the depth of the material to casual listeners.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1984|