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Sade – Hang On To Your Love (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 19th, 2014


A. Front

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on February 18, 2011. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12? is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

“Hang on to Your Love” is a song by the English group Sade from their debut album, Diamond Life (1984). It was released in late 1984 as the album’s first U.S. single.

Hang On To Your Love
(12″ Long Version) 6:00

Hang On To Your Love (Short Version)   4:19

Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1984 Hang On To Your Love U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Singles #102
1984 Hang On To Your Love U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #14
1984 Hang On To Your Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #5


Label: Portrait – 4R9-05122
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM,
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Funk / Soul, Jazz, Rock
Style: Lounge, Soul-Jazz, Soul, Contemporary Jazz

Producer – Robin Millar
Written-By – Adu* , Matthewman*

Special Version From The Portrait LP: “DIAMOND LIFE”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Password: burningtheground

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25 Responses to “Sade – Hang On To Your Love (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. Do you also have Never As Good As The First Time (12″)


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I’ll try to post it soon Omar 🙂


  2. Stefano Says:

    Ha, Sade! That’s good news. Very nice you re-ripped this one.

    I am still looking for the excellent 8:47 minute extended version of ‘Smooth Operator’, which you posted a long time ago with your old equipment (and has been dead for a long time and by now deleted from your blog). Hope you can re-rip that one too shortly. Such a terrific version almost nobody remembers anymore: after the vocal runs its course the song turns into the Red Eye with a great instrumental breakdown. Available on the regular 12 inch pressings and on the US promo pressing (which doesn’t mention ‘Red Eye’).


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Will try to get to that one soon Stefano 🙂


    Stefano Reply:

    That would be awesome Paul. That instrumental ‘Red Eye’ breakdown is so góód.


    Michael Reply:

    yes, “smooth operator” (12″ 8:47 Minute Version) would be great!!


  3. kookoo Says:

    Thanks for the re-rip of this great 12-Inch. So happy to have a great scan of the cover art as well. You have been on a roll this week!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Kookoo 🙂


  4. Jeff Says:

    Paul!!! You know, it’s almost scary!! Just yesterday I was glancing at the Sade postings and wishing that maybe someday soon, you might be able to re-rip them, and then I check on what you did today, and I am shocked, surprised and THRIlLLED!!! Amazing that you brought this back!! I so so hope you can do “Smooth Operater” sometime soon too as I’ve never knew there was a full 8 minute mix. Again, I’m bowled over with gratitude for all your tireless work and energy. THanks from the bottom of my heart Paul. You’re just fabulous!!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    aah thank you Jeff I plan to do “Smooth Operater” soon thanks for being so patient 🙂


    Jeff Reply:

    You’re just the greatest!!

    Most humbled,



  5. JTF Says:

    i love me some sade.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Me too 🙂


  6. ex15 Says:

    A great track, from a great album..

    Thanks as always Paul, for the rip! 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂


  7. Victor Says:

    Timeless single from Sade, thank you for sharing this. The cover scan looks awesome!! It’s one of her iconic covers. 🙂

    BTW, don’t know if you are planning to rip the 12” single of “Turn My Back On You”? I’ve been looking everywhere for a good digital rip (Heff’s Mix) but have no luck.


  8. Brian Says:

    hey Paul, thanks for this one. I hope you upload more and more Sade. 🙂 thanks again


  9. cdmaniac Says:

    Love Sade Paul!!
    Hopefully you have Smooth Operator, I love the B-side “Spirit”


  10. Ezequiel Says:

    That girl is really gorgeous, and so her voice.

    Hugs Paul!


  11. Thurston Says:

    Thanks for the upgrade Paul!


  12. Junior Says:

    Great post again, Paul!

    Thanks for these superb rips & scans 🙂


  13. michael Says:

    is this version any different than the album version?


  14. oldDJ Says:

    Great rip, Paul. First few Sade albums sound way better on vinyl than CD. Would love to hear other Sade 12″ if you have them.

    Thanks for this one….and stunning cover art too.

    You do such a professional job with such attention to detail and quality…I always think why can’t you be in charge of a reissue label!!!


  15. woz Says:

    Loving these Sade 12”ers you posted!


  16. ezio Says:

    Salve, you are some guy,all that good music and then rip them all at various sound qualities…. cool, quirky and lavish….by the way do you have smooth operator/ snake bite version…?

    Grazie in anticipo!




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