Subject: Echo 2003
Date: Germany, 15 Feb 2003

SANDRA is nominated for Echo 2003 in the catagory "Best Female Artist National Rock/Pop"
Nominated in this catagory are Jeanette, JOY Denalane, Sarah Connor, Nena and Sandra !

The winners were announced on saturday 15 feb 2003 in a show live from Berlin. (repeat of the show 23 febr 16:00 on rtl2 and 9 maart 20:15 on Super RTL).

The winner became: Nena


Subject: German Single Top 100
From: Media Control
Date: Germany, 22 Nov 2002

In her 1st week on the German Single Top 100 SANDRA entered at #93 with the song "I Close my eyes" !

new 93   (-) Sandra I Close My Eyes week 40 (1)


Subject: TV "Musik für Sie"
From: Crocodile Music Managment
Date: Münich, Germany 17 Oct 2002

news:
 
[17.10.2002] TV "Musik für Sie"

15 november 2002 will SANDRA perform at the German TV channel "MDR" in the program "Musik für Sie" 19:50 with a hitmedley and with "I close my eyes".

 


Subject: NEW SANDRA Single
From: Crocodile Music Managment
Date: Münich, Germany 3 Sep 2002


news:
 
[03.09.2002] New Sandra Single

There will be a new Sandra Single :

Tracking:
1. I Close my eyes
2. Forgive me - Chill out Radio Ed.
3. Wheel of time
4. Forever - Video

Dates for Germany :
07 oct 2002 Radio
11 nov 2002 Shops
 


Subject: SANDRA review in BRAVO CD.N.E.W.S.
From: BRAVO-magazine
Date: Poland, 29 Aug 2002

SANDRA review in BRAVO #18 CD News


BRAVO #18, 29 aug 2002, translation:

The single "Forgive Me" from the German singer Sandra is a track from her album "The Wheel Of Time".
It is a melodic dancesong. Written by her husband Michael Cretu who also created a new elctronic sound. An advantage of this song is also SANDRAs warmth voice.


Reviewed by Marek Sierocki


Subject: NEW SANDRA Single
From: Crocodile Music Managment
Date: Münich, Germany 22 Aug 2002


news:
 
[22.08.2002] New Sandra Single

There will be a new Sandra Single :

Tracking:
1. I Close my eyes
2. Forgive me-Straight 4 U Mix
3. Wheel of time
4. Forever - Video

Dates for Germany :
07 oct 2002 Radio
11 nov 2002 Shops
 


Subject: NEW SANDRA Single
From: Crocodile Music Managment
Date: Münich, Germany 21 Aug 2002


news:
 
[21.08.2002] New Sandra Single

There will be a new Sandra Single :

Tracking:
1. I Close my eyes
2. Silent running
3. Wheel of time

Dates for Germany :
07 oct 2002 Radio
11 nov 2002 Shops
 


Subject: German Album Top 100
From: Media Control
Date: Germany, 29 June 2002

In her 8th week at the German Album Top 100 SANDRA drops 6 places with "The Wheel Of Time" to #80 !

down 80   (74) Sandra The Wheel Of Time week 27 (8)


Subject: German Album Top 100
From: Media Control
Date: Germany, 22 June 2002

In her 7th week at the German Album Top 100 SANDRA went further down with "The Wheel Of Time" to place #74 !

down 74   (54) Sandra The Wheel Of Time week 26 (7)


Subject: German Album Top 100
From: Media Control
Date: Germany, 15 June 2002

In her 6th week at the German Album Top 100 SANDRA went down with "The Wheel Of Time" to place #54 !

down 54   (33) Sandra The Wheel Of Time week 25 (6)


Subject: German Album Top 100
From: Media Control
Date: Germany, 8 June 2002

This week SANDRA kept her position with "The Wheel Of Time" at place #33 in her 5th week in the German Album Top 100 !

33   (33) Sandra The Wheel Of Time week 24 (5)


Subject: NEW SANDRA Single
From: Crocodile Music Managment
Date: Münich, Germany 3 June 2002


[03.06.2002] NEW SANDRA SINGLE

The new Sandra Single will be "Forgive me"
Sampled to German radio today.
Planned release date : End of July


Subject: German Album Top 100
From: Media Control
Date: Germany, 1 June 2002

This week SANDRA drops with "The Wheel Of Time" to place #33 in her 4th week in the German Album Top 100 !

down 33   (19) Sandra The Wheel Of Time week 23 (4)


Subject: German Album Top 100
From: Media Control
Date: Germany, 24 Mei 2002

SANDRA gains 4 places with "The Wheel Of Time" and reached #19 in her 3rd week at the German Album Top 100 !

up 19   (23) Sandra The Wheel Of Time week 22 (3)


Subject: German Album Top 100
From: Media Control
Date: Germany, 17 Mei 2002

SANDRA falling down with "The Wheel Of Time" to #23 in her 2nd week at the German Album Top 100 !

down 23   (8) Sandra The Wheel Of Time week 21 (2)


Subject: German Album Top 100
From: Media Control
Date: Germany, 10 Mei 2002

SANDRA entered with "The Wheel Of Time" the album chart at #8 in her 1st week at the German Album Top 100 !

new 8   (-) Sandra The Wheel Of Time week 20 (1)


Subject: German Single Top 100
From: Media Control
Date: Germany, 27 April 2002

SANDRA went this week 8 places down to #98 in her 4th week at the German Single Top 100

down 98   (90) Sandra Such A Shame (4)


Subject: German Single Top 100
From: Media Control
Date: Germany, 19 April 2002

SANDRA 1 place down to #90 in the 3rd week at the German Single Top 100

down 90   (89) Sandra Such A Shame (3)


Subject: Saarlight-Story: Sandra
From: SR Fernsehen
Date: 18 April 2002

SR Fernsehen Südwest 19.04.2002
>> SAARLIGHT
Friday, 19.04.2002
18.55 Hour

Sandra

Sandra

The break was long! It took several years. Though now SANDRA returns on the music scene. „The Wheel of time“ is the title of her new CD, which will be released on 29 April 2002. saarlight visited on Ibiza the „Saarbrücker Girl“ that on May 18th will celebrate her 40th birthday. She lives and works together with her husband Michael Cretu since the early 90s on the mediterranean island. Sandra was discovered in 1974 on a songcontest from Europawelle Saarland. Then still carrying the family name "Lauer". A ideal start for a exciting saarlight-story about the successful girl from Saarland.


Subject: Interview with Sandra
From: Gay-network.de
Date: 14 April 2002

 

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A pop star of the 80´s reports back: Sandra. Who doesn´t know hits like "Maria Magdalena", "Everlasting Love", "Hiroshima" (the so-called Sandra Sound) or the tender voice of Enigma! The reason why Sandra paused for so long and what her further plans are, can be read in the following interview.


The reason for your long break were your twins, right?
Sandra: Yes, correct! In my opinion children need at least one parent to look after them around the clock, before they go to school. Family is very important to Michael and me.

For all who don´t know: Your husband is the famous producer Michael Cretu...
Sandra: Exactly. And the one who discovered and produced me.

But you were already very successful at the end of the 70´s with the disco trio Arabesque?
Sandra: In Germany we only had one hit. In Japan, however, we were already something like the Spice Girls back then. That was very exciting. But Michael immidiately realized that that I´m more suited for a solo project.

Michael kept on working busily. Enigma released a new album and he produced Andru Donalds and some other artists.
Sandra: Of course I never quit completely either. Our studio is directly at our house, so you cannot prevent working on projects together. After all I´m giving my voice to the "Enigma" project each time.

Didn´t you miss the singing?
Sandra: Sometimes yes. But as I said, there was Enigma. I could work off on that. And you can believe one thing: Twins, especially boys, really keep you busy!

Why did you move from Munich to Ibiza in 1988?
Sandra: Everybody who ever was on Ibiza, can understand that. Actually it´s not a party island but one of the most beautiful spots of Europe. And I wanted to protect my kids from the media hustle. Everywhere, at the fences, in the garden and at the windows photographers were lurking. Terrible. On Ibiza you have your peace. In addition to that, the traffic connections are very good. It doesn´t matter after all, if I fly to Cologne from Munich or from Ibiza. And the children grow up bilingual, what I consider an advantage.

Your new album "Wheel of time" is modernly arranged, nevertheless one can hear that it is Sandra without a doubt. Is that by purpose?
Sandra: Yes. Over the years I repeatedly got letters and mails from all over the world, that I should make music again. First I consider this a compliment and second I think that my fans want back the Sandra I once was.

So no fear of change?
Sandra: No, why? Who says that I´m going to be successful with this album? No matter if I now do something else or if I stay like I am: In the end the fans decide what they like. If suddenly the whole world calls for a new beat, I might think about it. But frankly I can´t imagine that. I surely didn´t want to turn back the "Wheel of Time".

Why did you cover "Such a Shame" from Talk Talk? Memories of the good old 80´s?
Sandra: The 80´s were really terrific, not only because of my success as a singer. Listening to that song, I got to know Michael and we listened to it all day long. When we produced the album now, we decided that it has to be added to it. I love this song. That´s why it´s the 2nd single release.

And "Silent Running" from "Mike and the Mechanics"?
Sandra: When this song was played, we were moving to Ibiza. Somehow it fit: "Can you hear me running... " We actually almost ran, too (laughs).

Your first single release "Forever" is already rather successful.
Sandra: I was very happy about that. You´re always anxiously awaiting the reactions of the fans. It encouraged me to release the album immidiately.

Will there be a tour?
Sandra: It depends on the reactions of my fans. If the album sells well, of course I will go on tour.

They want to see you live for sure and also will want to hear the old songs again...
Sandra: If I go on tour, of course I will also play all my hits from the past. I also connect many beautiful memories with them after all.

Is "Maria Magdalena" your personal favourite, because it also was your greatest success?
Sandra: Yes. I think that´s how everybody would feel. After all it is one of the most important cuts in my life. From one day to the other you are famous. No private life anymore. Daily interviews. Photo sessions and so on. You have to get used to something like that. But I don´t want to deny all the advantages now (laughs).

I´m sure your new album will be a success.
Sandra: That´s great. I wish my other fans think the same.

Sandra, thanks for this interview. <hn>
With kind support from VIRGIN, translated by SANDRAnet





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Subject: Super comeback of part-time SANDRA
From: TV Movie
Date: 14 April 2002

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Super comeback of "Part Time Sandra"

With "Maria Magdalena" Sandra took the 80’s charts by storm, sang herself to a superstar. Now she’s back - with a new album, much self confidence and a double role.

A yell at the World Music Awards in Monaco: "As teenager I liked you soooo much", red-haired Lucy from No Angels squeeks in direction of a woman who could be her mother. She means Sandra (39), in the 80’s pop queen with songs like "Johnny wanna live" or "Hiroshima". Alone her first mega hit "Maria Magdalena" (1985) was sold 5 million times worldwide. Only: It’s long, long ago - and today only a few can make something of Germany’s former superstar. But that is meant to change now... Because with her new CD "The Wheel of Time" (Release date: April 29th, review see below), Sandra jumps into the 21st century. Rather daring? Oh no. "E-Mails, calls, letters show me that the fans haven’t forgotten me", Sandra says, showing optimism. At her side: Michael Cretu. For 14 years Sandra and the head of the Gregorian poppers Enigma ("Sadeness") are together. A real eternity for a marriage between celebrities, but no surprise for Sandra. She knew in 1988 already that when she met Cretu during a Japan tour: "This is the one, forever!"

From the stove direct into the studio. Seven years ago twins were born: Nikita and Sebastian - Sandra stayed at home, devoted to her role as mother. "But now the two are in school till afternoon and the ceiling’s falling on my head in here". The obvious way out: Sandra ran from the microwave to the microphone. Her house on Ibiza contains a modern recording studio, there she worked intensively on the new album. Sandra: "My songs never were quickly snotted crap. I enjoy tinkering in the studio." There is another advantage: "Unlike many newcomers, I don’t have to jump into bed with the producer."

Steffen Rüth

Review "The Wheel of Time": Her voice? Still not exactly a hit. But the songs are convincing anyway. Therefore a successful comeback at the bottom line.

© TV Movie online, translated by SANDRAnet.

 


Subject: German Single Top 100
From: Media Control
Date: Germany, 12 April 2002

SANDRA 13 places back to #89 in the 2nd week at the German Single Top 100

down 89   (76) Sandra Such A Shame (2)



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