Into a Secret Land

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Into a Secret Land
Studio album by Sandra
Released 24 October 1988
Recorded 1987–1988
Genre Synthpop, dance-pop
Length 37:21
Label Virgin
Producer Michael Cretu
Sandra chronology
Ten on One
(1987)Ten on One1987
Into a Secret Land
Everlasting Love
(1988)Everlasting Love1988
Singles from Into a Secret Land
  1. "Heaven Can Wait"
    Released: May 1988
  2. "Secret Land"
    Released: September 1988
  3. "We'll Be Together"
    Released: November 1988
  4. "Around My Heart"
    Released: April 1989
  5. "La Vista de Luna"
    Released: May 1989 (Promo in Spain)

Into a Secret Land is the third studio album from German singer Sandra, released in 1988.

This album was produced by Michael Cretu. It reached #14 in Germany, #18 in Norway, #22 in Sweden, #13 in Austria and #9 in Switzerland.


Five singles were released from this album which became successful in many countries. The first single, "Heaven Can Wait", was a top ten smash hit in France and made it to #12 in Germany, being accompanied by a music video featuring Sandra dancing and singing on a Mediterranean beach. The next single, the title track "Secret Land", a cover version of the track "Trenchcoat Man" by the short-lived German synthpop project Fabrique (who were produced by Hubert Kemmler), entered the German Top 10 and went on all the way to number one in Lebanon and Israel. The third single released, "We'll Be Together", was another German Top 10 hit, while the fourth single, "Around My Heart", peaked at number 11. The album's fifth and final single, "La Vista de Luna", was released only as a promotional single in Spain. (It was later re-released as the B-side of the song "Hiroshima".)

Track listing[edit]

# Track Writer(s) - Producer(s) Time
1 "Secret Land" Gronau, Hubert Kemmler, Cretu, Bjorklund - Müller-Pi, Hirschburger, Hoenig 4:46
2 "We'll Be Together" Hubert, Löhr, Sandra - Hirschburger, Kemmler 4:10
3 "Heaven Can Wait" Cretu, Kemmler, Löhr - Hirschburger, Kemmler 4:04
4 "Just Like Diamonds" Kemmler, Cretu, Löhr - Hirschburger, Kemmler 5:41
5 "Around My Heart" Kemmler, Lohr, Sor Otto's, Peterson - Hirschburger, Kemmler 3:18
6 "Crazy Juliet" Kemmler, Cretu, Löhr - Hirschburger 4:11
7 "La Vista de Luna" Cretu, Kemmler - Hirschburger, Cretu, Müller-Pi 3:45
8 "Celebrate Your Life" Kemmler - Hirschburger, Kemmler 3:28
9 "Children of England" Kemmler, Löhr - Hirschburger, Kemmler 3:58

Source: Allmusic[1]


  • Mixed by Frank Peterson and Michael Cretu
  • Produced by Michael Cretu
  • Cover art by Mike Schmidt


Chart (1988) Peak
Austrian Albums Chart[2] 13
French SNEP Album Charts[3] 14
German Album Charts 14
Norwegian Albums Chart[2] 18
Swedish Albums Chart[2] 22
Swiss Albums Chart[2] 9

Release history[edit]

Date Label Format Catalog
1988 Virgin LP 209371630
CD 259371222
1993 EMI 077778696728


  1. ^ Into a Secret Land, track listing (Retrieved May 10, 2009)
  2. ^ a b c d Into a Secret Land, in various albums charts (Retrieved May 10, 2009)
  3. ^ Albums charts run in France, database Archived 2008-08-20 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved May 10, 2009)