The Complete Collection (Boney M. album)

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The Complete Collection
Compilation album by Boney M.
Released November 2000
Recorded 1976-1986, 1989, 1992, 1993
Genre Eurodance, pop, Euro disco
Length 158:14
Label BMG/CMC (Denmark)
Producer Frank Farian
Boney M. chronology
25 Jaar Na Daddy Cool
(2000)
The Complete Collection
(2000)
Their Most Beautiful Ballads
(2000)

The Complete Collection is a compilation album of recordings by Boney M. released by BMG/CMC Records in Denmark in late 2000.

Just like the Dutch 25 Jaar Na Daddy Cool this two disc forty track compilation celebrated the 25th anniversary of breakthrough single "Daddy Cool". The Complete Collection was the first Boney M. CD collection to include most of the original singles issued by the band between the years 1976 and 1986 in chronological running order, from the aforementioned "Daddy Cool" to final release "Bang Bang Lulu". The compilation also contains selected tracks from best-selling albums Love For Sale, Nightflight to Venus, Oceans of Fantasy, as well as 1989 single "The Summer Mega Mix" and concludes with tracks from the Boney M. Christmas Album.

The Complete Collection was a major commercial success in Denmark, peaking at #7 in the albums chart, which made it Boney M.'s best chart entry in the country since the late 1970s and the compilation was later awarded with a Platinum disc.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Daddy Cool" (Farian, Reyam) - 3:29
    • Original album version
  2. "Sunny" (Bobby Hebb) - 4:03
    • Original album version
  3. "No Woman, No Cry" (Vincent Ford, Bob Marley) - 4:21
  4. "Ma Baker" (Farian, Jay, Reyam) - 4:36
    • Original album version
  5. "Love for Sale" (Cole Porter) - 4:47
    • Original album version
  6. "Belfast" (Hillsbury, Deutscher, Menke) - 3:31
    • Original album version
  7. "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" (John Fogerty) - 2:40
    • Original album version
  8. "Still I'm Sad" (Jim McCarty, Paul Samwell-Smith) - 4:34
    • Original album version
  9. "Rivers of Babylon" (Farian, Reyam) - 4:18
    • Original album version
  10. "Brown Girl in the Ring" (Farian) - 4:02
    • Original album version
  11. "Heart of Gold" (Neil Young) - 4:00
    • Original album version
  12. "Rasputin" (Farian, Jay, Reyam) - 4:24
    • N.B. Album version with cold start and fade-out - full-length 5:51. Original 7" mix ( -4:43) remains unreleased on CD
  13. "Painter Man" (Phillips, Pickett) - 3:10
    • Original album version
  14. "Nightflight to Venus" (Frank Farian, Fred Jay, Kawohl) - 3:50
  15. "Hooray! Hooray! It's a Holi-Holiday" (Farian, Jay) - 3:56
  16. "El Lute" (Farian, Jay, Klinkhammer, Kolonovits) - 4:00
  17. "Gotta Go Home" (Farian, Jay, Klinkhammer) - 3:45
  18. "I'm Born Again" (Fred Jay, Helmut Rulofs) - 4:09
    • Original album version
  19. "Hold On I'm Coming" (Isaac Hayes, David Porter) - 3:38
  20. "The Summer Mega Mix" (Bobby Hebb, Farian, Jay, Reyam, Klinkhammer, Amoruso, Esposito, Licastro, Malavasi) - 4:28
    • Radio edit. ("Sunny" / "Ma Baker" / "Gotta Go Home" / "Kalimba De Luna" / "Hooray! Hooray! It's A Holi-Holiday" / "Summer A GoGo")

Disc two[edit]

  1. "The Calendar Song (January, February, March...)" (Frank Farian) - 2:41
  2. "Ribbons Of Blue" (Keith Forsey) - 2:00
  3. "I See a Boat on the River" (Farian, Jay, Rulofs) - 4:31
  4. "My Friend Jack" (The Smoke) - 4:28
  5. "Children of Paradise" (Farian, Jay, Reyam) - 3:18
  6. "Felicidad (Margherita)" (Conz, Massara) - 4:31
    • Original 7" version
  7. "Malaika" (Fadhili William Mdawida) - 3:26
    • Edited 7" version from Boonoonoonoos limited edition double album. Original 7" mix ( - 5:02) remains unreleased on CD.
  8. "We Kill the World (Don't Kill the World)" (Farian, Sgarbi) - 6:33
    • Original album version
  9. "I Shall Sing" (Van Morrison) - 3:28
  10. "The Carnival Is Over (Goodbye True Lover)" (Chappell, Farian, Tom Springfield, Traditional) - 4:52
    • Original 7" version
  11. "Kalimba de Luna" (Amoruso, DiFranco, Esposito, Licastro, Malavas) - 4:13
  12. "Happy Song" (Abacab, Bacciocchi, Spagna) - 3:54
    • Original 7" version
  13. "Jambo - Hakuna Matata (No Problems)" (Bischof, Harrison) - 3:38
    • Original 7" version
  14. "My Cherie Amour" (Cosby, Moy, Stevie Wonder) - 4:04
    • Original album version
  15. "Young, Free and Single" (Applegate, Farian, Rayen) - 4:10
    • Original album version
  16. "Dreadlock Holiday" (Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart) - 4:52
    • Original album version
  17. "Bang Bang Lulu" (Farian) - 3:01
    • Original album version
  18. "Feliz Navidad" (José Feliciano) - 2:21
  19. "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" (Farian, Hairston) - 5:09
  20. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) - 3:21

Release history[edit]

  • 2000 Denmark: BMG/CMC Records 7432 1 81195 2 1

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