Gold – 20 Super Hits

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Gold – 20 Super Hits
Greatest hits album by Boney M.
Released November 1992
Recorded 1975- 1984, 1992
Genre Eurodance, Pop
Length 75:31
Label MCI/BMG (EU)
Producer Frank Farian
Boney M. chronology
Daddy Cool – Star Collection
(1991)
Gold - 20 Super Hits
(1992)
The Most Beautiful Christmas Songs of the World
(1992)
Alternative cover
Canadian Edition.
Singles from Gold – 20 Super Hits
  1. "Mega Mix"
    Released: December 1992
  2. "Brown Girl in the Ring (Remix)"
    Released: 1 April 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Gold – 20 Super Hits is a 1992 greatest hits album by group Boney M.. Shortly after record label PolyGram had acquired the rights to the ABBA back catalogue and had issued the multimillion-selling hits package Gold: Greatest Hits, BMG and producer Frank Farian followed suit with Boney M.'s Gold - 20 Super Hits which resulted in their best chart entry in the UK (#14 - see The Greatest Hits) and most other European countries since 1980's The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits.

The album covers of some editions of the Gold career retrospective declared that these were the 'original masters' which was a truth with modification since producer Farian not only had edited most of the tracks but also had overdubbed them with synthesized 1990s percussion such as disco hi-hats, sampled tambourines and handclaps. These mixes have since been credited as the original 1970s versions on most Boney M. hit collections issued in the 1990s and 2000s, including 2006's The Magic of Boney M..

Gold - 20 Super Hits/The Greatest Hits included a new "Boney M. Megamix", also issued as a single, which reached #7 in the UK in December 1992 and gave the group their tenth UK Top 10 entry.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rivers of Babylon (Dowe, McNaughton) - 4:15
    • 1992 overdub version.
  2. "Daddy Cool" (Farian, Reyam) - 3:26
    • 1992 overdub version.
  3. "Sunny" (Hebb) - 3:56
    • 1992 overdub version
  4. "Brown Girl in the Ring" (Farian) - 4:00
    • 1992 overdub version.
  5. "Rasputin" (Farian, Jay, Reyam) - 4:24
    • 1992 overdub edit. Original 7" mix ( - 4:43) remains unreleased on CD.
  6. "Ma Baker" (Farian, Jay, Reyam) - 4:05
    • 1992 overdub edit.
  7. "Hooray! Hooray! It's a Holi-Holiday" (Farian) - 3:55
    • 1992 overdub version. Original 7" mix remains unreleased on CD.
  8. "Painter Man" (Phillips, Pickette) - 3:16
    • 1992 overdub version.
  9. "Belfast" (Billybury, Deutscher, Menke) - 3:25
    • 1992 overdub version.
  10. "No Woman No Cry" (Bob Marley) - 4:20
    • 1992 overdub edit.
  11. "Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord" (Jester Hairston, Farian, Jay, Lorin) - 4:01
    • 1992 overdub edit.
  12. "Gotta Go Home" (Farian, Huth, Jay) - 2:30
    • 1992 overdub edit. Original 7" mix ( - 4:40) remains unreleased on CD.
  13. "Still I'm Sad" (April, McCarty, Samwell-Smith) - 4:24
    • 1992 overdub edit.
  14. "Nightflight To Venus" (Farian, Jay, Kawohl) - 3:49
    • 1992 edited version.
  15. "Felicidad (Margherita)" (Conz, Massara) - 2:50
    • 1992 overdub edit.
  16. "El Lute" (Blum, Farian, Jay) - 3:58
  17. "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" (Zambi) - 2:25
    • 1992 overdub edit.
  18. "Kalimba De Luna" (Amoruso, Esposito, Licastro, Malavasi) - 4:11
    • 1992 overdub edit.
  19. "Happy Song" (Abacab, Bacciocci, Spagna) - 3:56
    • Edited 7" version.
  20. "Boney M. Megamix" (Farian, Reyam, Hebb, Jay) - 3:51

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Release history[edit]

  • 1993 EU: MCI / BMG 74321 12577 1 (LP)
  • 1993 EU: MCI / BMG 74321 12577 2 (CD)

Single releases[edit]

EU

7"

  • "Megamix" (Radio Edit) -3:51 / "Bang Bang Lulu" - 3:01 (MCI/BMG 74321 12606-7, 1992)


12"

  • "Megamix" (MCI/BMG 74321 12606-1, 1992)

Side A

  1. "Megamix (Long Version) - 6:12
  2. "Babysitter" (1983 recording - 1992 remix) - 3:48

Side B

  1. "Megamix" (Radio edit) - 3:51
  2. "Bang Bang Lulu" - 3:01
  • "Brown Girl In The Ring (Remix '93)" (MCI/BMG 74321 13705 1, 1993)

Side A

  1. "Brown Girl in the Ring" (Funny Girl Club Mix) - 5:35
  2. "The Calendar Song (January, February, March...)" (Remix '93) - 3:14

Side B

  1. "Brown Girl in the Ring" (Club Mix - Rap Version) - 5:35
  2. "Brown Girl in the Ring" (Radio Version) - 3:58


CD

  • "Megamix" (MCI/BMG 74321 12606-2, 1992)
    1. "Mega Mix" (Radio Edit) - 3:51
    2. "Megamix" (Long version) - 6:12
    3. "Bang Bang Lulu" - 3:01
    4. "Babysitter" - 3:48
  • "Brown Girl In The Ring (Remix '93)" (MCI/BMG 74321 13705 2, 1993)
    1. "Brown Girl in the Ring" (Radio Version) - 3:58
    2. "Brown Girl in the Ring" (Funny Girl Club Mix) - 5:35
    3. "Brown Girl in the Ring" (Club Mix - Rap Version) - 5:35
    4. "The Calendar Song (January, February, March...)" (Remix '93) - 3:14

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