Christmas Time (Boney M. album)

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Christmas Time
Compilation album by Boney M.
Released September 26, 2008
Recorded 1978, 1981, 1984
Genre R&B, Pop music, Euro disco
Length 46:26
Producer Frank Farian
Boney M. chronology
Ultimate Boney M. – Long Versions & Rarities, Volume 1
(2008)
Christmas Time
(2008)
The Complete Boney M.
(2008)

Christmas Time is another Christmas compilation by Boney M., released 2008, containing most of the songs from their original 1981 Christmas Album plus a selection of songs recorded in 1984 for the album Christmas with Boney M. (1984). For the first time released on CD since the mid-1980s are both the full original 1981 versions of "White Christmas" and "Feliz Navidad". "Jingle Bells" is however presented here in a 30 seconds shorter version and "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" is an edited remix dating back to 1992. "Darkness Is Falling", "Oh Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)", the instrumental "Winter Fairy-Tale" and the eight-minute "Christmas Medley" are completely omitted on this release.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Zion's Daughter (Tochter Zion)" (Traditional, George Frideric Handel, Frank Farian, Fred Jay, Helmut Rulofs) - 3:51
  2. "Jingle Bells" (James Lord Pierpont, Frank Farian) - 2:53
  3. "Feliz Navidad" (José Feliciano) - 3:07
  4. "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" (Felix Mendelssohn, Charles Wesley, Farian) - 3:03
    • recorded 1984
  5. "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" (John Francis Wade, Farian) - 3:41
    • recorded 1984
  6. "Joy to the World" (Lowell Mason, Isaac Watts) - 2:32
    • recorded 1984
  7. "The First Noel" (Traditional) - 3:03
    • recorded 1984
  8. "Petit Papa Noël" (Martinet, Vincy) - 1:41
  9. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) - 4:19
  10. "When a Child Is Born" (Fred Jay, Zacar) - 3:20
  11. "Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord" (Jester Hairston, Lorin, Frank Farian, Fred Jay) - 4:01
  12. "Little Drummer Boy" (Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone) - 4:27
  13. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (Catherine Courage, Frank Farian, Helmut Rulofs) - 3:54
  14. "Auld Lang Syne" (Robert Burns) - 2:34
    • recorded 1984

Personnel[edit]

  • Liz Mitchell - lead vocals
  • Marcia Barrett - backing vocals
  • Reggie Tsiboe - lead vocals "Joy To The World", "The First Noel", "Auld Lang Syne", backing vocals (1984 recordings)
  • Frank Farian - lead vocal "I'll Be Home for Christmas", backing vocals
  • The Christmas Choir from London - backing vocals (1981 recordings)
  • Amy & Elaine Goff - lead vocals "Oh Come All Ye Faithful", backing vocals (1984 recordings)