The album: Sade: Love Deluxe (Epic., 1992)
This week, we are joined by cultural critic Ernest Hardy. Oliver first got to know Ernest through his remarkable writing in the LA Weekly and other outlets, some of which has been compiled into his Blood Beats Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 collections. For this episode, he chose Sade’s Love Deluxe, which came out 25 years ago this fall. Ernest’s deep love and appreciation for Sade was readily apparent to both Morgan and Oliver and it produced what we think is one of the most insightful episodes we’ve taped thus yet. We really loved this episode, we hope you do too.
More on Sade and Love Deluxe:
More on Ernest Hardy:
- Sade: No Ordinary Love
- Massive Attack: Blue Lines
- Smith and Mighty: Too Late
- Sade: King of Sorrow
- Sade: Pearls
- Funk Brothers: Since I Lost You (Instrumental)
- Sade: Cherish the Day
- Sade: Feel No Pain
- Sade: When Am I Going to Make a Living
- Sade: Clean Heart
- Sade: Pearls (Live, Hollywood Bowl)
Sade: Bulletproof Soul
- Sade: Somewhere In My Sadness
- Sade: Kiss of Life
(Also, this episode was edited by co-host Oliver Wang!)
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