Mirrors (Sandra album)

Mirrors is the second studio album by German pop singer Sandra, released on 13 October 1986 by Virgin Records.[1] The album spawned the European Top 10 singles "Innocent Love" and "Hi! Hi! Hi!".

Mirrors
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Studio album by
Released13 October 1986 (1986-10-13)
Recorded1986
Genre
Length34:49
LabelVirgin
Producer
Sandra chronology
The Long Play
(1985)
Mirrors
(1986)
Ten on One (The Singles)
(1987)
Singles from Mirrors
  1. "Innocent Love"
    Released: June 1986
  2. "Hi! Hi! Hi!"
    Released: September 1986
  3. "Loreen"
    Released: November 1986
  4. "Midnight Man"
    Released: February 1987

BackgroundEdit

Mirrors was produced by Michael Cretu and Armand Volker, and continued the synth-pop-oriented style introduced on Sandra's debut album, The Long Play, released the year before. The material was arranged with the use of such synthesizers as Akai S900, PPG, Linn 9000, Prophet 2002, Oberheim Matrix-12, EMS Vocoder, Yamaha DX7 and Roland Super Jupiter.[2] Mirrors saw more songwriting and singing involvement from Hubert Kemmler, who was already a popular singer in Germany under the name of Hubert Kah. The song "Don't Cry (The Breakup of the World)" was written in reaction to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

Four singles were released from this album. "Innocent Love" was the lead single and reached the top 10 in multiple European countries, followed by "Hi! Hi! Hi!", which was a top-10 entry in Sandra's native Germany, as well as Greece and Spain. The ballad "Loreen" and the uptempo "Midnight Man" served as the album's third and fourth singles, respectively, and both achieved a moderate success across Europe.

The album charted within the top 20 in Germany, Switzerland, Finland and Norway.

Track listingEdit

Side one
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."The Second Day" 
0:37
2."Don't Cry (The Breakup of the World)"
  • Kemmler
  • Hirschburger
  • Kemmler
  • Cretu
4:49
3."Hi! Hi! Hi!"
  • Cretu
  • Hirschburger
  • Cretu
  • Kemmler
4:08
4."Midnight Man"
  • Kemmler
  • Hirschburger
  • Kemmler
  • Cretu
3:04
5."You'll Be Mine"
  • Cretu
  • Hirschburger
  • Cretu
  • Kemmler
4:33
Side two
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
6."Innocent Love"
  • Susanne Müller
  • Hirschburger
  • Kemmler
  • Ulrich Herter
5:23
7."Two Lovers Tonight"
  • Cretu
  • Hirschburger
3:45
8."Mirror of Love"
  • Kemmler
  • Hirschburger
  • Kemmler
  • Cretu
4:13
9."Loreen"
  • Peter
  • Cretu
4:17
Total length:34:49

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Mirrors.[2]

  • Sandra – lead vocals
  • Michael Cretu – production, arrangements, performance, background vocals
  • Armand Volker – production
  • Hubert Kemmler – background vocals
  • Peter Ries – background vocals
  • Tissy Thiers – background vocals
  • Timothy Touchton – voice on "The Second Day"
  • Mike Schmidt – cover
  • Dieter Eikelpoth – photography

ChartsEdit

Chart performance for Mirrors
Chart (1986) Peak
position
European Albums (Music & Media)[3] 37
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[4] 15
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[5] 16
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[6] 14
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[1] 40
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 13

CertificationsEdit

Certifications for Mirrors
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[8] Gold 25,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Swedishcharts.com – Sandra – Mirrors". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b Sandra (1986). Mirrors (liner notes). Virgin Records. 257 915-225.
  3. ^ "European Hot 100 Albums" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 3, no. 50. 20 December 1986. p. 27. OCLC 29800226 – via World Radio History.
  4. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin – levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Sandra – Mirrors" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Sandra – Mirrors". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Sandra – Mirrors". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Gold & Platinum Awards 1987" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 4, no. 51/52. 26 December 1987. p. 46. OCLC 29800226 – via World Radio History.

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