The Greatest Hits (Boney M. 1993)

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For Hot Town Music/Paradiso 2001 release see 25 Jaar Na Daddy Cool
For Sony BMG 2001 release see The Greatest Hits (Boney M. album).
The Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Boney M.
Released March 1993
Recorded 1976-1979, 1992, 1993
Genre Eurodance, pop, Euro disco
Length 56:03
Label Telstar (UK)
Producer Frank Farian
Boney M. chronology
The Most Beautiful Christmas Songs of the World
(1992)
The Greatest Hits
(1993)
More Gold – 20 Super Hits Vol. II
(1993)

The Greatest Hits is a 1993 greatest hits album by Boney M., the UK version of BMG's Gold - 20 Super Hits with alternate album art and a slightly diffefrent tracklisting, omitting songs like "Felicidad (Margherita)", "Kalimba de Luna" and "Happy Song" which never had been released as singles in the UK. Besides Boney M.'s best known hits like "Daddy Cool", "Ma Baker" and "Rivers Of Babylon" this fourteen track compilation also includes the 1993 remix of "Brown Girl In The Ring" (UK #38, 1 week) that was issued in both the UK and the rest of Europe as the follow-up single to the 1992 "Megamix". While still in overdubbed form, three tracks on this compilation, "Rasputin", "Ma Baker" and "No Woman No Cry" are also featured in their full length as opposed to the German BMG predecessor Gold - 20 Super Hits.
The Greatest Hits album itself was released by the now defunct Telstar Records while the singles "Megamix" and "Brown Girl In The Ring (Remix '93)" were issued by Arista Records, which at this time was operating as a sublabel to BMG.
The Greatest Hits reached number 14 on the UK albums chart in early 1993, which made it their highest charting album since 1980's The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rivers of Babylon (Farian, Reyam) - 4:15
  2. "Daddy Cool" (Farian, Reyam) - 3:26
  3. "Sunny" (Bobby Hebb) - 3:56
  4. "Brown Girl in the Ring" (Farian) - 4:00
    • Remix '93, radio edit
  5. "Rasputin" (Farian, Jay, Reyam) - 4:43
    • 1992 overdub version, full-length. Original 7" mix remains unreleased on CD.
  6. "Ma Baker" (Farian, Jay, Reyam) - 4:34
    • 1992 overdub version, full-length
  7. "Still I'm Sad" (April, McCarty, Samwell-Smith) - 4:34
  8. "Hooray! Hooray! It's A Holi-Holiday" (Farian) - 3:55
  9. "Painter Man" (Phillips, Pickette) - 3:16
  10. "Belfast" (Billybury, Deutscher, Menke) - 3:25
  11. "No Woman, No Cry" (Vincent Ford, Bob Marley) - 4:54
    • 1992 overdub version, full-length
  12. "Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord" (Jester Hairston, Farian, Jay, Lorin) - 4:01
  13. "Gotta Go Home" (Farian, Huth, Jay) - 2:30
  14. "Boney M. Megamix" (Farian, Reyam, Hebb, Jay) - 3:51

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Release history[edit]

  • 1993 UK: Telstar TCD2656

Single Releases[edit]

UK

CD

  • "Megamix" (Arista Records 74321 12512-2, 1992)
    1. "Megamix" (Radio Edit) - 3:51
    2. "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" (Remix '92) - 3:58
    3. "Megamix" (Long Version) - 6:12
  • "Brown Girl In The Ring (Remix '93)" (Arista Records 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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