The Collection (Boney M. box set)

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The Collection
Box set by Boney M.
Released March 14, 2008
Recorded 1976-1987
Genre Eurodance, pop, Euro disco
Label Sony-BMG (EU)
Producer Frank Farian
Boney M. chronology
Christmas With Boney M.
(2007)
The Collection (Box Set)
(2008)
Rivers of Babylon (A Best of Collection)
(2008)

'The Collection' is a budget-priced 3-CD box set by Boney M., released on Sony-BMG, featuring a mix of singles, album tracks and 12" versions, including one song "Daddy Cool (Anniversary Recording '86)" previously unavailable on CD and a further 17 mixes that are previously unreleased on CD. The tracks are divided into "The Seventies" (Disc 1), "The Eighties" (Disc 2) and "The Best 12" Versions" (Disc 3).

Track listing[edit]

CD 1[edit]

  1. "Ma Baker" (Farian, Reyam, Jay) - 4:35
  2. "Sunny" (Hebb) - 4:02
  3. "Rivers Of Babylon" (Farian, Reyam, Dowe, McNaughton) - 4:19
  4. "Let It All Be Music" (van Vugt) - 4:53
  5. "Love For Sale" (Porter) - 4:45
  6. "Rasputin" - 4:43
  7. "Ribbons Of Blue" (Forsey) - 4:03
  8. "A Woman Can Change A Man" (Farian, Jay) - 3:30
  9. "Bye Bye Bluebird" (Farian, Reyam, Jay) - 4:49
  10. "Bahama Mama" (Farian, Jay) - 3:36
  11. "New York City" (Farian, Klinkhammer, Jay) - 3:43
    • B-side of "Sunny" single (1976). Included as a bonus track on 2007 re-issue of Take the Heat Off Me.
  12. "Brown Girl In The Ring" (Farian) - 4:02
  13. "Take The Heat Off Me" (Bigazzi) - 4:47
  14. "No Woman No Cry" (Marley) - 4:59

CD 2[edit]

  1. "Daddy Cool (Anniversary Recording '86)" (Farian, Reyam, Bischof) - 5:17
    • 7" version of non-album track (1986), previously unavailable on CD.
  2. "Children Of Paradise" (Farian, Reyam, Jay) - 5:19
    • Non-album track (1980). Original 12" Version.
  3. "Malaika" (Trad. Kisuaheli, Farian, Reyam) - 5:01
    • From Boonoonoonoos (1981). 7" Single Version - previously unavailable on CD.
  4. "Boonoonoonoos" (Farian, Sgarbi, Courage, Jay, Dillon, Ehrhardt, Morrison) - 6:26
    • From Boonoonoonoos (1981). Previously unreleased edit. The mastertape of the original 7" edit could not be found.
  5. "Going Back West" (Cliff) - 5:03
    • Non-album track (1982). Original 12" Version.
  6. "I Feel Good" (Farian, Bartzsch, Bischof) - 3:03
  7. "Gadda-Da-Vida" (Ingle) - 5:05
    • Non-album track (1980). Original 7" Version
  8. "Consuela Biaz" (Farian, Courage, O'Hara) - 5:19
    • From Boonoonoonoos (1981). Full-length version, previously only released on Hungarian 7" and French 12" pressings of "Malaika".
  9. "Bang Bang Lulu" (Farian) - 3:59
    • From Eye Dance (1985). Original 12" Version.
  10. "Living Like A Moviestar" (Farian, Kawohl, Bischof) - 3:03
  11. "We Kill The World (Don't Kill The World)" (Farian, Sgarbi) - 6:33
    • From Boonoonoonoos (1981). The mastertape of the original 7" edit could not be found.
  12. "Dreadlock Holiday" (Stewart, Gouldman) - 4:17
  13. "Somewhere In The World" (Keilhauer, Grohé, Davis) - 5:07
  14. "The Carnival Is Over (Goodbye True Lover)" - 4:53
    • Non-album track (1982).

CD 3[edit]

  1. "Happy Song" (Acabab, Spagna, Bacciocchi) - 8:11
    • Non-album track (1984) - full-length 12" version - previously unavailable on CD.
  2. "Gotta Go Home" (Farian, Huth, Huth, Jay) - 5:06
    • From Oceans of Fantasy (1979). Original 12" version - previously unavailable on CD.
  3. "Felicidad (Margherita)" (Massara, Conz) - 11:46
    • Non-album track (1980). Original 12" version - previously unavailable on CD.
  4. "I See A Boat On The River" (Rulofs, Farian, Winger, Jay) - 6:06
    • Non-album track (1980). Original 12" version - previously unavailable on CD.
  5. "My Friend Jack" (Smoke) - 8:26
    • Non-album track (1980). Original 12" version - previously unavailable on CD.
  6. "Kalimba De Luna" (Esposito, Licastro, Malavasi, Amoruso, Di Franco) - 7:07
    • Non-album track (1984). Original 12" version - previously unavailable on CD.
  7. "Young, Free And Single" (Farian, Applegate, Rayen) - 8:08
    • From Eye Dance (1985). Original 12" Version - previously unavailable on CD.
  8. "My Chérie Amour" (Wonder, Cosby, Moy) - 8:56
    • From Eye Dance (1985). Original 12" Version - previously unavailable on CD.

Production[edit]

  • Frank Farian - producer, lead- and backing vocals
  • Liz Mitchell - lead- and backing vocals
  • Marcia Barrett - lead- and backing vocals
  • Reggie Tsiboe - lead- and backing vocals (1982–86)
  • Bobby Farrell - spoken intro "We Kill The World" and rap vocal in "Boonoonoonoos"
  • Bryan Paul and other children - on "Don't Kill The World"
  • La Mama (Madeleine Davis, Patricia Shockley, Cathy Bartney) - additional backing vocals (1980–81)
  • Amy & Elaine Goff - additional backing vocals (1984–85)

Release history[edit]

  • 2008 EU: Sony-BMG 88697272122