The Magic Of Boney M

The Magic Of Boney M.

Originally Released: 1980
Hansa 201 666-502

Released on CD: 1983
Hansa 252 505

Digitally Remastered:
Not remastered

Chart Placings
UK 1
Norway 2
Austria 5
Germany 1

This is the first compilation album from Boney M, released in 1980, was a European smash hit topping most of the charts, reaching number 1 in the UK. The album cover was a glossy gimmick cover that had the M cut in to 4 sections so that when the record sleeve was inserted in to the cover, each member of the group appeared in an individual section of the M, no matter which side of the sleeve you inserted.

On the album producer Frank Farian choose to have 20 tracks, but due to the limitations of vinyl this meant that several tracks had to be reduced in length in order for them to fit on the album, rather than release a double LP set. For the album Frank used tracks from Boney M's hit singles up to 1980 (except for Baby Do You Wanna Bump), as well as the 1980 release I See A Boat On The River / My Friend Jack and the tite track from Oceans of Fantasy. The result of this is that some of the edited versions, included on this album, re-surfaced in later years on other Boney M. compilations, rather than the original 7" single mixes.

In 1983 this recording became the first Boney M. record to be released on CD.

 

Vinyl Release
Side 1
1
Rivers Of Babylon3:59
2
Daddy Cool3:26
3
Sunny3:15
4
Belfast3:24
5
El Lute4:29
6
No Women No Cry2:57
7
Rasputin3:40
8
Painter Man3:09
9
Ma Baker3:43
10
Gotta Go Home3:45
Side 2
1
My Friend Jack4:29
2
I See A Boat On The River4:04
3
Brown Girl In The Ring3:04
4
Mary's Boy Child4:31
5
Bahama Mama3:16
6
I'm Born Again3:56
7
Oceans Of Fantasy3:17
8
Ribbons Of Blue3:03
9
Still I'm Sad3:40
10

Hooray! Hooray! It's A Holi-Holiday

3:09

CD Release
1
Rivers Of Babylon3:59
2
Daddy Cool3:26
3
Sunny3:15
4
Belfast3:24
5
El Lute4:29
6
No Women No Cry2:57
7
Rasputin3:40
8
Painter Man3:09
9
Ma Baker3:43
10
Gotta Go Home3:45
11
My Friend Jack4:29
12
I See A Boat On The River4:28
13
Brown Girl In The Ring3:04
14
Mary's Boy Child4:31
15
Bahama Mama3:16
16
I'm Born Again3:56
17
Oceans Of Fantasy3:17
18
Ribbons Of Blue3:03
19
Still I'm Sad3:40
20
Hooray! Hooray! It's A Holi-Holiday3:09