Close to Seven

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Close to Seven
CloseToSeven Sandra.jpg
Studio album by Sandra
Released 2 February 1992
Recorded 1991
Genre Synthpop
Length 43:46
Label Virgin
Producer Michael Cretu
Sandra chronology
Paintings in Yellow
(1990)
Close to Seven
(1992)
18 Greatest Hits
(1992)

Close to Seven is the fifth studio album by a German singer Sandra, released in 1992.[1]

Background[edit]

The album's title symbolized the upcoming seventh anniversary of Sandra's career. It was produced almost completely by Michael Cretu and continued a development towards a more meditative, less dance-oriented musical style, echoing material that Sandra and Michael recorded together for the Enigma project. The male vocals were sung by Andy Jonas, also known as Andy "Angel" Hart.

Close to Seven was a commercial success and remains Sandra's second highest-charting album in Germany.

Singles[edit]

"Steady Me" single cover

"Don't Be Aggressive" served as the first single in January 1992 and became a significant hit in Europe. "I Need Love" was then released as the second and final regular single in April 1992, however, it failed to chart.

"Steady Me" was released in June 1992 as a promotional single in Germany only[2] while "Seal It Forever" was a promotional single in Brazil.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Don't Be Aggressive" (Cretu - Hirschburger/Cretu) — 4:45
  2. "Mirrored in Your Eyes" (Cretu - Cornelius/Cretu) — 3:26
  3. "I Need Love" (Cretu - Hirschburger/Cretu) — 3:24
  4. "No Taboo" (Cretu - Fairstein/Cretu) — 3:50
  5. "When the Rain Doesn't Come" (Cretu - Sandra/Cretu) — 4:43
  6. "Steady Me" (Cretu/Cornelius - Hirschburger/Cretu) — 3:57
  7. "Shadows" (Cretu - Hirschburger/Cretu) — 3:50
  8. "Seal It Forever" (Cretu/Hirschburger) — 4:51
  9. "Love Turns to Pain" (Cretu - Hirschburger/Cretu) — 4:59
  10. "Your Way to India" (Cretu - Hirschburger/Cretu) — 6:01

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Austria[3] 26
Netherlands[4] 87
France[5] 18
Germany[6] 7
Norway[7] 20
Sweden[8] 27
Switzerland[9] 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Close To Seven". www.sandra-cretu.narod.ru. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  2. ^ "Steady Me". www.sandra-cretu.narod.ru. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  3. ^ "Discographie Sandra". Austrian Charts (in German). Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  4. ^ "Discografie Sandra". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2010-09-09. 
  5. ^ "Tous les Albums classés par Artiste" (in French). www.infodisc.fr. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  6. ^ "Erweiterte Suche" (in German). www.charts.de. Retrieved 2012-11-06. 
  7. ^ "Discography Sandra". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  8. ^ "Discography Sandra". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  9. ^ "Sandra" (in German). hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2012-11-06.