Ultimate Boney M. – Long Versions & Rarities, Volume 1

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Ultimate Boney M. - Long Versions and Rarities, Volume 1
Greatest hits album by Boney M.
Released August 29, 2008
Recorded 1976-1980
Genre Eurodance, Pop, Euro disco
Label Sony-BMG (EU)
Producer Frank Farian
Boney M. chronology
Rivers of Babylon (A Best of Collection)
(2008)
Ultimate Boney M. - Long Versions and Rarities, Volume 1
(2008)
Christmas Time
(2008)

Ultimate Boney M. – Long Versions & Rarities, Volume 1 is the first of a series of Boney M. releases, gathering the original 12" versions, non-album tracks and alternate versions of the group's recordings. Volume 1 sums up the group's most successful period, the years 1976-1980 and features 12 tracks of which six have never been available on CD before. The disc omits the 12" version of "Rasputin" which was included on Rivers Of Babylon (A Best Of Collection) (2008).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Help! Help!" (F. Farian, F. Jay) - 6:06
    • Credited here as a "Long Version", although no other (or shorter) version was ever released. Previously unavailable on CD.
    • Issued on the album Take The Heat Off Me (1976) only in some territories where the track "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" could not be used for licensing issues.
  2. "Rivers Of Babylon" (F. Farian, G. Reyam, B. Dowe, F. McNaughton) - 7:25
    • Originally a single A-side (1978), also included on the album Nightflight To Venus (1978).
    • "US Extended Promo Version". US exclusive version. Previously unavailable on CD.
  3. "Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord" (J. Hairston, Lorin, F. Farian, F. Jay) - 6:20
    • Non-album track. Originally a single A-side (1978).
    • "Long 12" Version". Previously unavailable on CD.
  4. "Dancing In The Streets" (F. Farian) - 6:21
    • Non-album track. Originally a B-side to "Mary's Boy Child" (1978).
    • "Long 12" Version". Previously unavailable on CD.
  5. "Ribbons Of Blue" (K. Forsey) - 4:07
  6. "Gotta Go Home" (F. Farian, H. Huth, J. Huth, F. Jay) - 5:06
    • Originally released on the double A-side 7" single "El Lute/Gotta Go Home" (1979). Included on the album Oceans Of Fantasy (1979).
    • "Long 12" Version". 12" 'main' A-side.
  7. "Bahama Mama" (F. Farian, F. Jay) - 5:14
    • Originally released on the album Oceans Of Fantasy (1979). Included on the double A-side 7" single "I'm Born Again/Bahama Mama" (1979).
    • "Long 12" Version". 12" 'main' A-side. Previously unavailable on CD.
  8. "No More Chain Gang" (F. Farian, St. Klinkhammer, F. Jay) - 5:40
    • Originally released on the album Oceans Of Fantasy (1979).
    • "Long Version". One of the early, alternate versions released on early pressings of the album. Previously unavailable on CD.
  9. "I See A Boat On The River" (H. Rulofs, F. Farian, G. Winger, F. Jay) - 6:06
    • Non-album track. Originally released on the double A-side 7" single "I See A Boat On The River/My Friend Jack" (1980). Featured as a new track on the "The Magic Of Boney M." compilation in 1980.
    • "Long 12" Version".
  10. "My Friend Jack" (Smoke) - 8:24
    • Non-album track. Originally released on the double A-side 7" single "I See A Boat On The River/My Friend Jack" (1980). Featured as a new track on the "The Magic Of Boney M." compilation in 1980.
    • "Long 12" Version". 12" 'main' A-side.
  11. "Children Of Paradise" - (F. Farian, G. Reyam, F. Jay) - 5:19
    • Non-album track. Originally released on the double A-side 7" single "Children Of Paradise/Gadda-Da-Vida" (1980).
    • "Long 12" Version".
  12. "Gadda-Da-Vida" (D. Ingle) - 8:56
    • Non-album track. Originally released on the double A-side 7" single "Children Of Paradise/Gadda-Da-Vida" (1980).
    • "Long 12" Version". 12" 'main' A-side.

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

  • Sony-BMG CD 88697-34910-2

Sources[edit]

http://www.lizmitchellfanclub.com/latest.html