Sehnsucht (Rammstein album)

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Sehnsucht
Rammstein - Sehnsucht.jpg
Studio album by Rammstein
Released 25 August 1997[1]
Recorded November 1996 – July 1997 at Temple Studios, Malta
Genre
Length 43:51
Label Motor Music, Slash
Producer Jacob Hellner, Rammstein
Rammstein chronology
Herzeleid
(1995)Herzeleid1995
Sehnsucht
(1997)
Live aus Berlin
(1999)Live aus Berlin1999
Singles from Sehnsucht
  1. "Engel"
    Released: 1 April 1997
  2. "Du hast"/"Bück dich"
    Released: 19 July 1997

Sehnsucht (English "Longing") is the second studio album by German industrial metal band Rammstein, released on 25 August 1997.[1]

Sehnsucht is the only album entirely in German to be certified platinum by the RIAA in the US.

Cover art[edit]

The album booklet folds out to reveal six different covers, one for each band member (each photo depicting the member with bizarre facial-wear made out of ordinary kitchen objects like spatulas, spoons, forks etc.). The cover most commonly seen shows Till Lindemann with an egg-lifter worn as a muzzle and bent forks over his eyes worn as sunglasses. The cover art was created by Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein,[2] who also created the cover for the Scorpions' Blackout album, which resembles the Sehnsucht cover.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau (neither)[4]
Pitchfork Media 2.9/10[5]
Q 3/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Rammstein, except "Sehnsucht" written by Rammstein and Orgasm Death Gimmick and "Tier", written by Rammstein and Jürgen Engler.

No. Title Length
1. "Sehnsucht" ("Longing") 4:04
2. "Engel" ("Angel"; featuring Bobo) 4:24
3. "Tier" ("Animal") 3:47
4. "Bestrafe mich" ("Punish Me") 3:38
5. "Du hast" ("You Hate") 3:55
6. "Bück dich" ("Bend Over") 3:22
7. "Spiel mit mir" ("Play With Me") 4:46
8. "Klavier" ("Piano") 4:24
9. "Alter Mann" ("Old Man") 4:24
10. "Eifersucht" ("Envy") 3:37
11. "Küss mich (Fellfrosch)" ("Kiss Me (Fur Frog)") 3:30
Total length: 43:51
  • Also available on cassette.
  • In 2011 was also made available on LP in red, blue and purple but this release was soon found out to be an unofficial (Bootleg) release.

Special editions[edit]

  • The following songs as tracks 12 and 13 for the North American release:
    • "Engel" (English Version)
    • "Du hast" (English Version)
    • These songs are also included on micro-cassettes, and may be hidden tracks on certain editions.
  • "Du riechst so gut '98" as track 12. A version also includes the video for "Du Riechst so Gut '98".
  • A limited edition release in Europe featured 14 tracks:
    • "Rammstein (Eskimos & Egypt Radio Edit)"
    • "Du riechst so gut – 98"
    • "Du hast (Remix By Clawfinger)"
  • "Stripped" as a twelfth track, which may be included on the micro-cassette version and/or be included as a hidden track.
  • "Stripped" as a twelfth track and the "Asche zu Asche" single as a second CD. The "Asche zu Asche" single may be included on the first CD to make a total of 18 tracks.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[9] 25
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[10] 1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 50
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[12] 28
French Albums (SNEP)[13] 76
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[14] 1
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[15] 23
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[16] 17
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 3
US Billboard 200[18] 45

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[19] Platinum 50,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[20] Platinum 100,000^
Germany (BVMI)[21] Platinum 500,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[22] 2× Platinum 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[23] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[24] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sehnsucht: Rammstein: Amazon.de: Musik". Amazon.de. 2009-09-09. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Rammstein Album "Sehnsucht" was Released with Six Different Covers by Gottfried Helnwein". Helnwein Music. July 22, 1997. Archived from the original on February 11, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2009. 
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (1998-01-13). "Sehnsucht – Rammstein". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  4. ^ http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?name=rammstein
  5. ^ Wayback |date=20070627061405 |url="Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-06-27. Retrieved 2007-06-27. 
  6. ^ Q review Archived November 13, 2004, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Wayback |date=20070310200951 |url=https://www.rollingstone.com/artists/rammstein/albums/album/305610
  8. ^ a b "Sehnsucht credits". AllMusic. All Media Guide (Rovi). Retrieved 19 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Rammstein – Sehnsucht". Hung Medien.
  10. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Rammstein – Sehnsucht" (in German). Hung Medien.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Rammstein – Sehnsucht" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Rammstein – Sehnsucht" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – Rammstein – Sehnsucht". Hung Medien.
  14. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  15. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Rammstein – Sehnsucht". Hung Medien.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Rammstein – Sehnsucht". Hung Medien.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Rammstein – Sehnsucht". Hung Medien.
  18. ^ "Rammstein Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  19. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Rammstein – Sehnsucht" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Rammstein in the field Interpret. Enter Sehnsucht in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  20. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Rammstein – Sehnsucht". Music Canada. 
  21. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Rammstein; 'Sehnsucht')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  22. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Rammstein; 'Sehnsucht')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  23. ^ "British album certifications – Rammstein – Sehnsucht". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Sehnsucht in the search field and then press Enter.
  24. ^ "American album certifications – Rammstein – Sehnsucht". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH