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ATL Collective Relives Sade’s Stronger Than Pride + Other Sade Classics

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Welcome to Stronger Than Pride, Sade’s third studio recording, released thirty years ago in April of 1988. Recorded in France and the Bahamas, the album wasn’t quite the smash hit that her debut and sophomore releases were, but still it went multi-platinum. As the BBC review put it, Pride is “a confident, post-fame release, full of infectious, hushed musical sophistication, making it impossible to dislike.” Though there are surges of increased energy at times on this album, the tone is primarily subdued, confident, and cool, without obvious attempts at pop hooks. Sade’s voice is, as always, the prime captivator, smooth and sultry, with the arrangements allowing her to speak without having to raise her voice. The Nigerian-born, English-raised artist has long seemed to avoid the limelight and is known to distrust the media. Her music speaks for itself and does so by drawing you ever closer. It’s a timeless sound and style that perhaps can remind us, amid today’s noise and bombast, of the power of reserve.

ATL Collective shows relive classic albums and culturally significant music events through live performances mixed with powerful storytelling. We handpick the finest local and national talent to recreate the greatest albums ever recorded. Audiences discover new favorite artists while singing their old favorite songs. A crucial part of the success of our events has to do with our emphasis on storytelling. We work to create immersive experiences that celebrate the album’s cultural impact, tell the artist’s story, and highlighting the social and political environment during the time the album was recorded and released.


Purchasing a General Admission ticket does not guarantee a seat/table. Table seating is considered General Admission. Table reservations can be made at venkmans.com (see “Reservations”), or by calling 470-225-6162.

Bar area seating is first-come, first-serve.

Additional reservations are not required if a booth or banquette has been purchased via Ticketfly.

PLEASE NOTE: If earlier dinner reservations are made, your seats are not guaranteed for the show. For example, it is unlikely to reserve a table at 7:30 pm and keep it for a 9:30 pm show. The only way to guarantee a seat for the show is to purchase table, booth or banquette tickets.

Reservations for the Captain’s Room (private dining room) can be reserved for parties of 10-24 guests. For more info please email mikeh@venkmans.com