Greatest Hits of All Times – Remix '88

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Greatest Hits of All Times – Remix '88
Remix album by Boney M.
Released October 1988
Recorded 1976-1979, 1988
Genre R&B, Pop music, Euro disco
Length 49:00
Label Hansa Records (FRG)
Ariola Records (UK)
Producer Frank Farian
Boney M. chronology
The 20 Greatest Christmas Songs
(1986)
Greatest Hits of All Times - Remix '88
(1988)
Greatest Hits of All Times – Remix '89 – Volume II
(1989)
Singles from Greatest Hits of All Times – Remix '88
  1. "Rivers of Babylon (Remix)"/"Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord (Remix)"
    Released: October 1988

Greatest Hits of All Times – Remix '88 is a remix album by Boney M. released in 1988. Boney M.'s new manager at the time, Simon Napier-Bell, succeeded in persuading the four original members to briefly reunite and promote this remix album. The man employed to re-arrange the original hits and create new interest in the band was PWL's Pete Hammond who previously had remixed many of the Stock Aitken Waterman stable's chart-topping hits with Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Rick Astley and Bananarama. Five of the tracks also feature new lead vocals by Liz Mitchell. The remix project spun off three fairly successful single releases, "Rivers of Babylon (Remix '88)", "Rasputin (Remix '88)" and the 1988 "Megamix", which would appear on the follow-up album issued a year later, and created the first wave of Boney M. nostalgia in Europe.
While producer Frank Farian have continued to release new recordings under the name Boney M. all through the 80's, 90's and 2000's, such as 1990 non-album single "Stories" (featuring both Liz Mitchell and Reggie Tsiboe), the four new recordings on compilation More Gold - 20 Super Hits Vol. II in 1993 as well as "A Moment Of Love" on 2006's The Magic of Boney M., Greatest Hits of All Times - Remix '88 was in fact the final album project to involve all four of the original Boney M. members; Marcia Barrett, Bobby Farrell, Liz Mitchell and Maizie Williams.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sunny" (Bobby Hebb) - 3:43
  2. "Daddy Cool" (Farian, Reyam) - 3:33
  3. "Rasputin" (Farian, Jay, Reyam) - 5:27
  4. "Ma Baker" (Farian, Jay, Reyam) - 4:42
  5. "Take the Heat off Me" (Bigazzi) - 3:53
  6. "Hooray! Hooray! It's a Holi-Holiday" (Farian, Jay) - 3:23
  7. "Rivers of Babylon" (Farian, Reyam) - 3:44
  8. "No Woman, No Cry" (Vincent Ford, Bob Marley) - 3:36
  9. "Brown Girl in the Ring" (Farian) - 4:01
  10. "Gotta Go Home" (Farian, Jay, Klinkhammer) - 4:40
  11. "Painter Man" (Phillips, Pickett) - 3:49
  12. "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" (Jester Hairston, Farian, Jay, Lorin) - 4:22

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Frank Farian - producer
  • Pete Hammond - remixer
  • A PWL Production.
  • Recorded at PWL Studios London.

Single releases[edit]


UK
7"

  • "Megamix" (Radio Edit) - 3:54 / "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" (Remix '88) - 4:22 (Ariola Records 111 947, 1988)
  • "Rasputin" (Remix '88 - Radio Edit) - 4:08 / "Megamix" (Radio Edit) - 3:54 (Ariola Records 112 096, 1989)


12"

  • "Megamix" (Extended Version) - 7:02 / "Rivers Of Babylon" (Remix '88) - 3:40 / "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" (Remix '88) - 4:22 (Ariola Records 611 947 BB, 1988)
  • "Rasputin" (Remix '88) - 5:25 / "Megamix" (Extended Version) - 7:02 (Ariola Records 612 096 BB, 1989)


Germany
7"

  • "Rivers of Babylon" (Remix '88) - 3:43 / "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" (Remix '88) - 4:22 (Hansa Records 111 825-100, 1988)
  • "Megamix" (Radio Edit) - 3:54 / "Rasputin" (Remix '88 - Radio Edit) - 4:08 (Hansa Records 111 973-100, 1988)


12"

  • "Rivers of Babylon" (Acid House Mix) - 7:15 / "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord (Remix '88) - 4:22 / "Rivers of Babylon" (Remix '88) - 3:43 (Hansa Records 611 825-213, 1988)
  • "Megamix" (Extended Version) - 7:02 / "Rasputin" (Remix '88) - 5:25 / "Megamix" (Radio Edit) - 3:54 (Hansa Records 611 973-213, 1988)


CD

  • "Rivers of Babylon" (Acid House Mix) - 7:15 / "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord (Remix '88) - 4:22 / "Rivers of Babylon" (Remix '88) - 3:43 (Hansa Records 661 825-211, 1988)
  • "Megamix" (Extended Version) - 7:02 / "Rasputin" (Remix '88) - 5:25 / "Megamix" (Radio Edit) - 3:54 (Hansa Records 661 973-211, 1988)

Sources and external links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greatest Hits of All Times – Remix '88 at AllMusic