''I first met them in 1983 they’d never been in a proper studio. They had some rough, homemade four-track demos of ''Your Love Is King'' and ''Smooth Operator'' that sounded like a funk band playing free jazz. When I first heard Sade I really felt she had it. She also had an amazing effect on people in the studio, both men and women – her charisma and how she looked.'' - Robin Millar (producer)
''I remember my brother saying "no one is gonna play 'Smooth Operator' on the radio, it's not gonna happen, you're kidding." I remember my brother calling me up later, he was working in Miami at the time and he said "you've got to listen to this" and he was flicking through the radio stations and it was playing on three different stations at the same time and we were like "oh shit, we better get out there!" - Stuart Matthewman (Guitarist)
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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