Greatest Hits of All Times – Remix '89 – Volume II

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Greatest Hits of All Times – Remix '89 – Volume II
Remix album by Boney M.
Released November 1989
Recorded 1977-1985, 1988, 1989
Genre R&B, Pop music, Euro disco
Length 50:22
Label Hansa Records (FRG)
Producer Frank Farian
Boney M. chronology
Greatest Hits of All Times – Remix '88
(1988)
Greatest Hits of All Times - Remix '89 - Volume II
(1989)
The Collection (Boney M.)
(1991)
Singles from Greatest Hits of All Times – Remix '89 – Volume II
  1. "The Summer Mega Mix"
    Released: May 1989
  2. "Malaika (Lambada Remix)"
    Released: October 1989
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Greatest Hits of All Times – Remix '89 – Volume II is a remix album by Boney M. released in November 1989. The follow-up to 1988's Greatest Hits Of All Times - Remix '88 includes remixes by both PWL's Pete Hammond and original producer Frank Farian and yielded two single releases, "The Summer Mega Mix" and "Malaika (Lambada Remix)". The latter borrowed its remix title and arrangement from Kaoma's 1989 worldwide hit "Lambada" and the mix of "Happy Song" from Lil Louis' US number one "French Kiss".

The remix of "El Lute" on this compilation which features synth percussion overdubs appears as the original version on a number of compilations including Gold - 20 Super Hits in 1992, The Greatest Hits in 2001 and The Magic of Boney M. in 2006.

The Boney M. reunion of 1988 had been a tense meeting between lead singer Liz Mitchell and the other three members. When Liz Mitchell also had a solo album out that she wanted to promote, she left the group in the spring of 1989. For the "Summer Mega Mix" video, producer Frank Farian employed the other three original members and replaced Mitchell with Madeleine Davis who previously had worked with the band as a backing singer on albums Boonoonoonoos, Ten Thousand Lightyears and Eye Dance. Farian announced that he didn't want to make more Boney M. recordings - only to call back Mitchell to re-record their 1981 hits "Felicidad" and "Malaika". The other three members with Madeleine Davis were unknowing that Farian continued to work on a second remix album and then employed producer Barry Blue for the single "Everybody Wants To Dance Like Josephine Baker" - as Boney M., but without Frank Farian's knowledge or approval. "Josephine Baker" appeared late 1989, co-inciding with the release of the "Malaika" remix single and the second remix album, but was subsequently withdrawn by Farian who promptly rushed Liz Mitchell into the studio to record a new official single "Stories" - with Liz Mitchell's new formation of the group which at that time also included Reggie Tsiboe, and within a few years a number of different line-ups would be touring the world under the name Boney M.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Kalimba de Luna" (Amoruso, Esposito, Licastro, Malavasi) - 4:29
    • Lambada Mix - Long Version
  2. "Felicidad (Margherita)" (Conz, Massara) - 3:50
    • Lambada Mix - Re-recorded lead vocal
  3. "Happy Song" (Abacab, Bacciocci, Spagna) - 4:21
    • French Kiss Mix
  4. "Malaika" (Farian, Traditional) - 2:59
    • Lambada Mix - Re-recorded lead vocal
  5. "Bahama Mama" (Farian, Jay) - 2:57
    • Remixed version
  6. "Children of Paradise" (Farian, Jay, Reyam) - 3:05
    • Remixed version
  7. "Megamix" (Farian, Reyam, Jay) - 3:54 (LP edit 2:14)
  8. "Nightflight to Venus" (Farian, Jay, Kawohl) - 3:25
    • Remixed version
  9. "Belfast" (Billybury, Deutscher, Menke) - 3:26
    • Remixed version
  10. "El Lute" (Blum, Farian, Jay) - 4:29
    • Overdubbed version
  11. "The Calendar Song (January, February, March...)" (Farian) - 2:28
    • Remixed version
  12. "My Cherie Amour" (Stevie Wonder, Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy) - 2:43
    • Lambada Mix
  13. "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" (Zambi) - 3:35
    • Remixed version
  14. "The Summer Mega Mix" (Bobby Hebb, Farian, Jay, Reyam, Klinkhammer, Amoruso, Esposito, Licastro, Malavasi) - 4:28 (LP edit - 2:28)
    • Radio edit. ("Sunny" / "Ma Baker" / "Gotta Go Home" / "Kalimba De Luna" / "Hooray! Hooray! It's A Holi-Holiday" / "Summer A GoGo")

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Frank Farian - producer, remixer
  • Pete Hammond - remixer
  • Alan Coulthard of DMC - (remixer track 7)
  • Michael Newman - remixer (track 14)
  • Charley Key B. - remixer (track 14)

Single releases[edit]

Germany
7"

  • "The Summer Mega Mix" (Radio Version) - 4:28 / "The Calendar Song" (Remix) - 2:20 (Hansa Records 112 466-100, 1989)
  • "Malaika" (Lambada Remix) - 2:59 / "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" (Remix for the 90s) - 3:35 (Hansa 112 809-100, 1989)
  • "Everybody Wants To Dance Like Josephine Baker" ((Sharkey/Cussack) 3:37 / " Custer Jammin" ((Blue/Birkett) - 4:15 (Imperative TIV0002, 1989, withdrawn)
  • "Stories" - 4:23 / "Rumours" (Instrumental) - 3:14 (Hansa 112 997-100, 1990)

12"

  • "The Summer Mega Mix" (Extended Version) - 7:25 / "The Calendar Song" (Remix) - 2:20 / "The Summer Mega Mix" (Radio Version) - 4:28 (Hansa 612 466-213, 1989)
  • "Malaika (Lambada Remix - Long Version) - 5:02 / "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" (Remix for the 90s) - 3:50 / "Happy Song" (French Kiss Remix) - 5:17 / "Malaika" (Lambada Remix - Radio Version) - 2:59 (Hansa 612 809-213, 1989)
  • "Everybody Wants To Dance Like Josephine Baker" (12" Mix) / 6:45 / "Custer Jammin" 4:15 / "Everybody Wants To Dance Like Josephine Baker" (Imperative TIV0002, 1989, withdrawn)
  • "Stories" (Special Club Mix) - 8:06 / "Stories" (Radio Mix) - 4:23 / "Rumours" (Instrumental) 3:14 (Hansa 612 997-213, 1990)

CD

  • "The Summer Mega Mix" (Radio Version) - 4:28 / "The Calendar Song" (Remix) - 2:20 (Hansa 162 466-203, 1989)
  • "The Summer Mega Mix" (Extended Version) - 7:25 / "The Calendar Song" (Remix) - 2:20 / "The Summer Mega Mix" (Radio Version) - 4:28 (Hansa 662 466-211, 1989)
  • "Malaika (Lambada Remix - Long Version) - 5:02 / "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" (Remix for the 90s) - 3:50 / "Happy Song" (French Kiss Remix) - 5:17 / "Malaika" (Lambada Remix - Radio Version) - 2:59 (Hansa 612 809-213, 1989)
  • "Stories" (Special Club Mix) - 8:06 / "Stories" (Radio Mix) - 4:23 / "Rumours" (Instrumental) - 3:14 (Hansa 662 997-211, 1990)

UK
7"

  • "Everybody Wants To Dance Like Josephine Baker" 3:37 / " Custer Jammin" - 4:15 (PWL PWS 004, 1989, withdrawn)


12"

  • "Everybody Wants To Dance Like Josephine Baker" (12" Mix) - 6:45 / "Custer Jammin" - 4:15 / "Everybody Wants To Dance Like Josephine Baker" (PWL PWCS 004, 1989, withdrawn)

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