The Art of Love (album)

The Art of Love is the eighth studio album by German singer Sandra released in 2007 by Virgin Records.

The Art of Love
Studio album by
Released23 February 2007
ProducerJens Gad
Sandra chronology
The Art of Love
Back to Life
Professional ratings
Review scores
"What Is It About Me" single cover


The Art of Love is Sandra's first album not to be produced by her then-partner, Michael Cretu, who at that time was unavailable due to working on the new Enigma album, A Posteriori.[2] It was also her last album released before their separation in late 2007. Instead, the material was produced by Jens Gad, Cretu's "right hand man". This change made Sandra actively participate in writing songs for the first time in her career. She contributed very personal lyrics, revisiting sad experiences from her childhood. The album also includes three cover versions: "Put Your Arms Around Me" originally recorded by Sinéad O'Connor, "All You Zombies" by The Hooters, and "Casino Royale", previously recorded by Edyta Górniak as "Sleep with Me" and Conjure One as "Sleep". "Love Is the Price" features DJ BoBo and is their second collaboration, after the 2006 hit "Secrets of Love". The promotional pictures for the album, shot in New York by Bärbel Miebach, saw Sandra return to her signature long hair and reveal a sexier image.

"The Way I Am" was released as the lead single from the album in January 2007 and reached no. 50 on the official German singles chart. "What Is It About Me" was released as the second single in May 2007 and failed to chart except for some airplay in russian Tophit charts reaching position 129[3].The single had three bonus tracks: the album track "What D'Ya Think of Me", French version of "What's Left to Say" ("Les qu'est-ce que c'est") and Spanish version of "Silence Beside Me" ("Silencio a mi lado").</ref>"What Is It About Me". Retrieved 30 July 2020.</ref>[4] "All You Zombies" was released as a promotional radio single in Poland. The album itself was a top 40 chart success in Germany and Poland.

Track listingEdit

  1. "What D'Ya Think of Me" (Jens Gad, Sandra Cretu) – 4:34
  2. "The Way I Am" (Jens Gad, Sandra Cretu, Andru Donalds) – 3:31
  3. "The Art of Love" (Jens Gad, Sandra Cretu) – 4:14
  4. "What Is It About Me" (Winston Sela, Jens Gad, Torsten Stenzel, Ginger Mackenzie) – 3:54
  5. "Dear God... If You Exist" (Jens Gad, Sandra Cretu) – 4:27
  6. "Silence Beside Me" (Jens Gad, Sandra Cretu) – 3:38
  7. "Once Upon a Time" (Fabrice Cuidad, Jens Gad, Sandra Cretu) – 4:52
  8. "Put Your Arms Around Me" (Sinéad O'Connor, Rick Nowels) – 5:05
  9. "What's Left to Say" (Fabrice Cuidad, Jens Gad, Christian Dornaus) – 4:36
  10. "Casino Royale" (Rick Nowels, Billy Steinberg, Marie-Claire D'Ubaldo) – 3:51
  11. "Love Is the Price" (with DJ BoBo) (Morrison Long, Steven Levis) – 3:23
  12. "Shadow of Power" (Fabrice Cuidad, Jens Gad, Sandra Cretu) – 3:36
  13. "All You Zombies" (Eric Bazilian, Rob Hyman) – 5:03


Chart (2007) Peak
French Albums (SNEP)[5] 159
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[6] 16
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[7] 26
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 88


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Russia (NFPF)[9] Gold 10,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ Michael Schuh. ""The Art Of Love" von Sandra" (in German). Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Pop-Star SANDRA about her new album "The Art Of Love": I wanted to do something completely different". Archived from the original on 21 February 2007. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  3. ^ "What Is It About Me". Archived from the original on July 22, 2021. Retrieved 6 May 2023.
  4. ^ ""What Is It About Me - EP" von Sandra bei Apple Music" (in German). Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  5. ^ " – Sandra – The Art of Love". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  6. ^ " – Sandra – The Art of Love" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  8. ^ " – Sandra – The Art of Love". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Russian album certifications – Sandra – The Art of Love" (in Russian). National Federation of Phonogram Producers (NFPF).

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