Steve Winwood covered the song on About Time in asde A judge ordered a re-recording of the song with all the original parts removed. It can be interpreted as a blues love song, or a song of Peace, Love, and Happiness.
You want all three. Lucky Peterson covered the song in the album Lucky Peterson, Timmy Thomas' original version fit's sxntana in the Peace Love and Happiness genre, and Winwood and Santana's cover fits more in the rock version.
The song became his only hit single. This cover fits more in the smooth jazz genre. Buy this.
It was also a hit in the UK, peaking at There's room in your collection! SaceCanadian rapper Drake released " Hotline Bling ", which heavily samples the song.
In my opinion, Timmy Thomas' version is most important, and Sade's version is a better interpretation than Winwood and Santana's. This song is full of double entendre.
Still, you'll do best by buying all three. The song is notable for being recorded in mono ; its sparse, stripped-down production, features a Lowrey organbossa nova -style percussion from an early rhythm machineand Thomas's passionate, soulful vocal.
This ruling marked one of the first court cases in which the use of original samples in new recordings played a role, as a precursor to the many court cases in the s and s. Its mellow and sad, but it has that special quality that makes sadee a classic.