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Sehnsucht (Rammstein album)

Studio album by Rammstein
Released August 25, 1997[1]
Recorded November 1996 – July 1997 at Temple Studios, Malta
Genre Neue Deutsche Härte, industrial metal
Length 43:51
Label Motor Music, Slash
Producer Jacob Hellner, Rammstein
Rammstein chronology
Live aus Berlin

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

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 features 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 is very similar to the Sehnsucht cover and even the forks in both covers are the same. Sehnsucht is the only album entirely in German to be certified platinum by the RIAA in the US.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic [3]
Pitchfork Media (2.9/10) link at the Wayback Machine (archived June 27, 2007)
Q [4]
Robert Christgau link
Rolling Stone link at the Wayback Machine (archived March 10, 2007)


  • Track listing 1
    • Special editions 1.1
  • Music videos 2
  • Charts 3
  • Personnel 4
  • References 5

Track listing

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

No. Title Length
1. "Sehnsucht" ("Yearning") 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 Have") 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" ("Jealousy") 3:37
11. "Küss mich (Fellfrosch)" ("Kiss Me (Fur Frog)") 3:30
Total length:
  • 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

  • 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.

Music videos

  • "Engel"
  • "Du hast"
  • "Stripped"


Chart (1997–98) Peak position
German Albums Chart[5] 1
Austrian Albums Chart[6] 1
Swiss Albums Chart[7] 3
Swedish Albums Chart[8] 17
Australian Albums Chart[9] 25
Dutch Albums Chart[10] 28
US Billboard 200[11] 45
Belgium Albums Chart[12] 50
French Albums Chart[13] 76
Portuguese Albums Chart[14] 97



  1. ^ a b "Sehnsucht: Rammstein: Musik". 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. Retrieved February 15, 2009. 
  3. ^  
  4. ^ Q review Archived November 13, 2004 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "". 2005-10-28. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  6. ^ Steffen Hung. "Rammstein – Rosenrot". Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "Rammstein – Rosenrot". Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "Rammstein – Rosenrot". Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "Rammstein – Rosenrot". Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  10. ^ Steffen Hung. "Rammstein – Rosenrot". Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  11. ^ "Rammstein". AllMusic. 2001-07-13. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  12. ^ "Rammstein – Rosenrot". Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  13. ^ Steffen Hung. "Rammstein – Rosenrot". Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  14. ^ Steffen Hung. "Rammstein – Rosenrot". Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
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