Sands of Time is the sixth album released by the R&B band The S.O.S. Band on the Tabu label in April 1986. It was produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. This would be the last album to feature original lead singer Mary Davis before she left the group to embark on a solo career.
The album peaked at No. 4 on the R&B albums chart. It also reached No. 44 on the Pop albums chart. The lead single, "The Finest", reached the Billboard R&B Top Ten, peaking at No. 2. The single also peaked at No. 44 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 8 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart and No. 17 on the UK Singles Chart. Three follow-up singles, "Borrowed Love", "Even When You Sleep", and "No Lies" also reached the R&B chart, peaking at No. 14, No. 34, and No. 43, respectively. "No Lies" peaked at No. 2 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.