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BONEY M

Original discography for Germany 1975-1986


Feb (?) 1975 7" Baby, Do You Wanna Bump - Part I and Part II

    Baby, Do You Wanna Bump (Part I) 3.35 / Baby, Do You Wanna Bump (Part II) 3.00 (Hansa 13 834 AT)
On this original single version Frank Farian sings all the vocals himself.

31 May 1976 7" Daddy Cool

    Daddy Cool 3.27 / No Women No Cry 4.59 (Hansa 16 959 AT)
B-side wrongly spelled "Women" (not "Woman"). On the Belgian single the B-side continues to its complete end instead of fading out, and therefore goes on for 5 seconds longer.

June 1976 LP (+ CD) TAKE THE HEAT OFF ME

  1. Daddy Cool 3.29
  2. Take the Heat off Me 4.47
  3. Sunny 4.03
  4. Baby Do You Wanna Bump 6.53 [replaced with "Help Help" 6.05 on US, UK & Japanese LP]

  5. No Woman, No Cry 4.59
  6. Fever 4.00
  7. Got a Man on My Mind 3.25
  8. Lovin' Or Leavin' 4.29 (Hansa 27 573 OT)

    Bonus tracks 2007 CD:

  9. New York City 3.42 [B-side Sunny]
  10. Perfect 3.17 [Liz Mitchell solo single B-side 1977] (Sony 88697082602)
Recorded 1975-1976 at Union Studios, Munich and Europasound Studios, Frankfurt. Produced by Frank Farian. Liz Mitchell: lead vocals (tracks A3, B1, B2 & B3) and backing vocals. Marcia Barrett: lead vocals (tracks A2 & B4) and backing vocals. Frank Farian: lead vocals (track A4) and backing vocals. Gary Unwinn: bass guitar. Keith Forsey: drums. Nick Woodland: guitar. Thor Baldursson: keyboards.

Nov 1976 7" Sunny

    Sunny 4.01 / New York City 3.42 (Hansa 17 459 AT)


2 May 1977 LP (+ CD) LOVE FOR SALE

  1. Ma Baker 4.35
  2. Love for Sale 4.47
  3. Belfast 3.31
  4. Have You Ever Seen the Rain? 2.40
  5. Gloria, Can You Waddle 3.57

  6. Plantation Boy 4.27
  7. Motherless Child 4.58
  8. Silent Lover 4.14
  9. A Woman Can Change a Man 3.33
  10. Still I'm Sad 4.32 (Hansa 28 888 OT)

    Bonus tracks 2007 CD:

  11. Ma Baker/Somebody Scream (Sash! Radio Edit) 3.23 [1999 remix]
  12. Stories 4.16 [1990 single] (Sony 88697082612)
Recorded and mixed at Union Studios, Munich, and Europe Sound Studios, Offenbach. Produced by Frank Farian.

2 May 1977 7" Ma Baker

    Ma Baker 4.47 (Single Mix) / Still I'm Sad 4.36 (1st pressing: Hansa 17 888 AT)

    Ma Baker 4.35 [= LP version] / Still I'm Sad 4.36 (later pressings - same cat #)

19 Sep 1977 7" Belfast
    Belfast 3.26 / Plantation Boy 4.07 [fade-out] (Hansa 11 537 AT)


3 April 1978 7" / US promo 12" Rivers of Babylon

    Rivers of Babylon 4.40 [Single Mix] / Brown Girl in the Ring 4.18 [Single Mix] (1st pressing: Hansa 11 999 AT)

    Rivers of Babylon 4.16 [= LP version] / Brown Girl in the Ring 4.02 [= LP version] (later pressings: Hansa 11 999 AT)

    Rivers of Babylon 7.30 [Extended] / Rivers of Babylon 4.16 (US promotional 12": Sire Records, PRO-A-732)

From Wikipedia: "The original pressings featured an early version that was soon replaced by a more widely available mix. The initial single mix of "Rivers of Babylon" is most notable for lead singer Liz Mitchell's ad-libs (Daughters of Babylon, you got to sing a song, sing a song of love, yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah) between the two verses. On subsequent single pressings, only the 'yeah's were maintained. The full ad-libs however re-emerged in the US only 12" version. The single mix differs from the album version by having Liz Mitchell singing the verse "Let the words of our mouth ..." with Frank Farian, on the LP, Farian sings this as a solo part; it is also slightly shorter, the instrumental passage before the last "humming" part is edited out, and the fade out is a little longer ("Oooooh of the power... yeah yeah yeah yeah" can only be heard in the single mix). The early single pressing features the full-length 4:18 version of Brown Girl in the Ring with a chorus bit being edited out. The B-side single mix is also slightly different from the album version which features steel drums on the outro riff of the song, the single mix doesn't."

26 June 1978 LP (+ CD) NIGHTFLIGHT TO VENUS

  1. Nightflight to Venus 4.46
  2. Rasputin 5.51
  3. Painter Man 3.10
  4. He Was a Steppenwolf 6.51
  5. King of the Road 2.36

  6. Rivers of Babylon 4.16
  7. Voodoonight 3.31
  8. Brown Girl in the Ring 4.02
  9. Never Change Lovers in the Middle of the Night 5.32
  10. Heart of Gold 4.00 (Hansa 26 026 OT)

    Bonus tracks 2007 CD:

  11. Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord 5.43 [Single 1978]
  12. Dancing in the Streets 3.58 [B-side Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord] (Sony 88697082622)
Recorded at Europasound Studios, Offenbach and Union Studios, Munich. Mixed at Europasound Studios, Offenbach. Produced by Frank Farian.

From Wikipedia: "There were four different pressings of the original Hansa Records vinyl LP, all with slightly altered edits of the tracks. The most significant difference was the length of the title track "Nightflight to Venus". On the very first German pressing it was 7:09 minutes, making the segued medley with the also extended "Rasputin" 13:48 in total, the second pressing 5:55, the third 4:58 and the final and also the one appearing on the UK and US editions 4:46."

28 Aug 1978 7"/12" Rasputin

    Rasputin [7" Mix] 4.39 / Painter Man 3.10 (7": Hansa 15 808 AT)

    Rasputin [12" Mix] 7.33 / Painter Man 3.10 (12": Hansa 26 400 XT)


27 Nov 1978 non-LP double A-sided 7"/12" Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord / Dancing in the Streets

    Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord 5.29 / Dancing in the Streets 3.58 (7": Hansa 100 075-100)

    Dancing in the Streets (12" Mix) 6.20 / Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord (12" Mix) 6.19 (12": Hansa 600 009-212)

From Wikipedia: "Different edits [of the A-side] were issued in various countries. In Spain and France, the 3rd verse (Now Joseph and his wife Mary came to Bethlehem that night ...) had been cut out, the French mix of "Oh My Lord" was a different mix. A 4:29 edit surfaced on the 1980 compilation The Magic of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits, possibly the originally intended single edit."

26 March 1979 soundtrack 7"" Hooray! Hooray! It's a Holi-Holiday

    Hooray! Hooray! It's a Holi-Holiday 3.56 / Ribbons of Blue 4.06 (Hansa Int. 100 444-100)
Both songs taken from the movie Disco Fever which premiered in Dec 1978 in USA.


Aug 1979 double A-sided 7"/12" El Lute / Gotta Go Home

    El Lute 5.09/Gotta Go Home [full 7" version] 4.40 (7" first edition: Hansa 100 804-100)

    El Lute 5.09/Gotta Go Home [shorter 7" version] 4.00 (7" second edition: Hansa 100 804-100)

    Gotta Go Home (12" version) 5.05/El Lute 5.09 (12": Hansa 600 081-213)

21 Sep 1979 LP (+ CD) OCEANS OF FANTASY
  1. Let It All Be Music [1st pressing 5.10 / 2nd + 3rd pressings 5.33 / 4th pressing + CD 4.46]
  2. Gotta Go Home [1st pressing 3.56 / later pressings + CD 3.45]
  3. Bye Bye Bluebird [1st pressing 4.42 / 2nd pressing 5.12 / later pressings + CD 4.47]
  4. Bahama Mama [1st pressing 3.33 / 2nd + 3rd pressings 3.33 / 4th pressing + CD 3.16]
  5. Hold On I'm Coming [1st-3rd pressings 4.05 / 4th pressing + CD 3.32]
  6. Two of Us [1st pressing 3.29 / later pressings + CD 3.18]
  7. Ribbons of Blue [1st-3rd pressings + CD: 2.01 / 4th pressing: 1.02]
  1. Oceans of Fantasy [1st-3rd pressings 5.26 / 4th pressing + CD 5.05]
  2. El Lute [1st-3rd åressings: 5.09 / 4th pressing + CD: 5.48]
  3. No More Chain Gang [1st + 2nd pressing: 5.12 / 3rd pressing 5.51 or 5.40 / 4th pressing + CD 5.17]
  4. I'm Born Again 4.08
  5. No Time To Lose [1st-3rd pressings 3.26 / 4th pressing + CD 2.57]
  6. The Calendar Song (January, February, March ...) [1st pressing: 2.44 / 2nd 2:22 / 3rd & 4th + CD: 2.47]
    (Hansa Records 200 888-320)
Produced by Frank Farian. Vocals by Liz Mitchell, Marcia Barrett and Frank Farian.

24 Nov 1979 double A-sided 7"/12" I'm Born Again / Bahama Mama

    I'm Born Again (7" Mix) 4.17/Bahama Mama (7" Mix) 3.35 (7": Hansa 101 101-100)

    Bahama Mama (12" Mix) 5.13/I'm Born Again (7" Mix) 4.17 (12": Hansa 600 166-100)


April 1980 double A-sided 7"/12" I See a Boat on the River / My Friend Jack

    I See a Boat on the River 4.29/My Friend Jack 4.56 (7": Hansa 101 750-100)

    I See a Boat on the River 4.40 [longer 7" version]/My Friend Jack 4.40 (7": Hansa 101 750-100)

    My Friend Jack (Long Version) 8.25/I See a Boat on the River (Long Version) 6.05 (12": Hansa 600 233-213)

13 June 1980 coll-LP (+ CD) THE MAGIC OF BONEY M - 20 GOLDEN HITS
  1. Rivers of Babylon 3.59 [new edit]
  2. Daddy Cool 3.25
  3. Sunny 3.14 [new edit]
  4. Belfast 2.25 [new edit]
  5. El Lute 4.24 [new edit]
  6. No Woman, No Cry 2.58 [new edit]
  7. Rasputin 3.40 [new edit]
  8. Painter Man 3.10
  9. Ma Baker 3.44 [new edit]
  10. Gotta Go Home 3.45 [original LP version]
  1. My Friend Jack 4.31 [4.40 single version but fades out]
  2. I See a Boat on the River 4.29
  3. Brown Girl in the Ring 3.06 [new edit]
  4. Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord 4.31 [new edit]
  5. Bahama Mama 3.17 [original LP version]
  6. I'm Born Again 3.57 [edited 7" mix]
  7. Oceans of Fantasy 3.19 [new edit]
  8. Ribbons of Blue 3.04 [new edit]
  9. Still I'm Sad 3.40 [new edit]
  10. Hooray! Hooray! It's a Holi-Holiday 3.11 [new edit] (Hansa Records 201 666-502)


Sep 1980 non-LP double A-sided 7"/12" Children of Paradise / Gadda-Da-Vida

    Children of Paradise 4.28/Gadda-Da-Vida 5.18 (7": Hansa 102 400)

    Gadda-Da-Vida (Long Version) 8.55/Children of Paradise 5.18 (12": Hansa 600 280)

At this point, a new LP was planned for release in Nov 1980 (notes on the back cover say: "From the new Boney M album, available November '80").

Nov 1980 non-LP 7"/12" Felicidad (Margherita)

    Felicidad (Margherita) 4.39/Strange 3.35 (7": Hansa 102 681)

    Felicidad (Margherita) 11.45/Strange 3.28 (12": Hansa 600 311)


May 1981 double A-sided 7"/12" Malaika / Consuela Biaz

    Malaika 4.30 [original single mix]/Consuela Biaz 5.05 [early version] (7": Hansa 103 350-100)

    Malaika 5.02 [single remix]/Consuela Biaz 4.57 [single remix] (7": Hansa 103 350-100)

    Malaika 5.02 [single remix]/Consuela Biaz 5.19 [unedited single remix] (Hungarian 7": Pepita SPSK 70518)

    Malaika (Long Version) 5.38/Consuela Biaz 4.57 (12" June 1981: Hansa 600 400-213)

Sep 1981 double A-sided 7"/12" We Kill the World (Don't Kill the World) / Boonoonoonoos
    We Kill the World (Don't Kill the World) 6.05 / Boonoonoonoos 5.35 (7" first pressing: Hansa 103 666-100)

    We Kill the World (Don't Kill the World) 5.38 [edit] / Boonoonoonoos 5.35 (7" 2nd pressing: Hansa 103 666-100)

    Boonoonoonoos 12.12 / We Kill the World (Don't Kill the World) 6.33 (12": Hansa 600 455-213)

1 Nov 1981 LP/2-LP (+ CD) BOONOONOONOOS
    LP:
  1. Boonoonoonoos 4.37
  2. That's Boonoonoonoos / Train to Skaville / I Shall Sing 5.56
  3. Silly Confusion 7.12
  4. Ride to Agadir 5.09
  5. Jimmy 3.52
  6. African Moon 2.50
  1. We Kill the World (Don't Kill the World) 6.28
  2. Homeland Africa (Ship Ahoy) 4.20
  3. Malaika 2.48
  4. Consuela Biaz 3.50
  5. Breakaway 3.45
  6. Sad Movies 3.22
  7. Goodbye My Friend 5.10 (LP: Ariola 203 888)
    2-LP:
  1. Boonoonoonoos 12.12
  2. That's Boonoonoonoos/Train to Skaville 3.33 / I Shall Sing 3.47
  3. Silly Confusion 7.12
  1. Ride to Agadir 5.09
  2. Jimmy 3.52
  3. African Moon 4.12
  1. We Kill the World (Don't Kill the World) 6.28
  2. Homeland Africa (Ship Ahoy) 5.06
  3. Malaika 3.34
  1. Consuela Biaz
  2. Breakaway 4.23
  3. Sad Movies 3.40
  4. Goodbye My Friend 5.26 (2-LP: Hansa 301 850-570)


Nov 1981 double A-sided 7"/12" Little Drummer Boy

    Little Drummer Boy 4.27 / 6 Years of Boney M. Hits "Boney M. on 45" 4.48 (Hansa 103 777-100)

    6 Years of Boney M. Hits "Boney M. on 45" (Long Version) 11.14 / Little Drummer Boy 4.27 (12": hansa 600 479-213)

23 Nov 1981 LP (+ CD) CHRISTMAS ALBUM
  1. Little Drummer Boy 4.27
  2. White Christmas 4.19
  3. Feliz Navidad 3.07
  4. Jingle Bells 2.53
  5. Winter Fairy-Tale (Instrumental) 2.58
  6. Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord 5.14
  1. Christmas Medley: Silent Night, Holy Night/Snow Falls over the Ground/Hear Ye the Message 6.25
  2. Petit Papa Noël 1.41
  3. Zion's Daughter 3.51
  4. When a Child Is Born 3.20
  5. Darkness Is Falling 3.02
  6. I'll Be Home for Christmas 3.54 (Hansa Records 204 300-320)
June 1982 non-LP double A-sided 7"/12" The Carnival Is Over / Going Back West
    The Carnival Is Over 4.49 / Going Back West 4.05 [early mix] (7" first pressing: Hansa 104 475-100)

    Going Back West 4.15 [remix] / The Carnival Is Over 4.49 (7" 2nd pressing: Hansa 104 475-100)

    Going Back West 5.02/Silly Confusion 3.59 // The Carnival Is Over 4.49 (12": Hansa 600 633-213)

Nov 1982 7" Zion's Daughter
    Zion's Daughter 3.51/White Christmas (edit) 3.15 (Hansa 104 874-100)


June 1983 non-LP 7"/12" Jambo - Hakuna Matata (No Problems)

    Jambo - Hakuna Matata (No Problems) 4.00 [early mix]/African Moon 3.41 [remix] (7" first pressing: Hansa 105 577-100)

    Jambo - Hakuna Matata (No Problems) 3.39 [remix]/African Moon 3.41 [remix] (7" 2nd pressing: Hansa 105 577-100)

    Jambo - Hakuna Matata (No Problems) (Long Version) 7.47/African Moon 6.41 [remix / long version] (12": Hansa 600 922)

    Jambo - Hakuna Matata (No Problems) (Long Version) 7.47//
    I Need a Babysitter 3.34/African Moon 3.19 (Spanish 12": Ariola Eurodisc S.A. F-600.922)

According to notes on the back cover, at this point a new LP was planned for release in the autumn.

summer? 1983 Portugese 12" I Need a Babysitter

    I Need a Babysitter 3.34/African Moon 3.19 (Portugese 12")


May 1984 7"/12" Somewhere in the World

    Somewhere in the World 4.34 / Exodus (Noah's Ark 2001) 4.32 [single edit] (Hansa 106 320-100)

    Somewhere in the World 5.07 [extended] // Exodus (Noah's Ark 2001) 5.47 [extended] / Wild Planet 3.42 [special 12" mix] (Hansa 601 246-213)

May 1984 LP/CD TEN THOUSAND LIGHTYEARS
  1. Exodus (Noah's Ark 2001) 5.19
  2. Wild Planet 4.06
  3. Future World 3.48 [also exists as longer 4.08 version on promo LP]
  4. Where Did You Go? 4.09
  5. 10.000 Lightyears 4.32 [also exists as longer 4.20 version on promo LP]
  6. I Feel Good 3.05
  1. Somewhere in the World 4.38
  2. Bel Ami 3.12
  3. Living Like a Moviestar 3.04
  4. Dizzy 3.28
  5. The Alibama 3.11
  6. Jimmy 3.02
  7. Barbarella Fortuneteller 2.58 (LP: Hansa 206 200-620; CD: 610 140-222)


Aug 1984 7"/12" Kalimba de Luna

    Kalimba de Luna 4.31/10.000 Lightyears 4.29 (Hansa 106 760-100)

    Kalimba de Luna (Club Mix) 7.07/10.000 Lightyears 4.29 (Hansa 601 470-213)

    Kalimba de Luna (U.S Club Mix) 9.15/Kalimba de Luna (Dub Mix) 6.40 (Hansa 601 532-213)

Nov 1984 7"/12" Happy Song
    Happy Song 4.18/School's Out (Vocal version) 3.15 (Hansa 106 909-100)

    Happy Song (Club Mix) 8.30/School's Out (Instrumental) 3.04 (Hansa 601 555-213)

Nov 1984 remix coll-LP/CD KALIMBA DE LUNA - 16 HAPPY SONGS
  1. Happy Song 6.41 [edited Club Mix] [1984]
  2. Going Back West 3.11 [edit] [1982]
  3. Barbarella Fortuneteller 2.54 [from Ten Thousand Lightyears]
  4. I Feel Good 3.04 [from Ten Thousand Lightyears]
  5. Consuela Biaz 2.48 [edited from LP version - NOT single version
  6. Jambo - Hakuna Matata 2.49´ [edit] [1983]
  7. Jimmy 2.56 [re-recording]
  8. The Calendar Song (January, February, March...) 2.22 [1984 Remix]

  9. Kalimba de Luna 7.18 [edited U.S Club Mix]
  10. Felicidad (Margherita) 2.52 [edit]
  11. Living Like a Moviestar 2.56 [from Ten Thousand Lightyears]
  12. Gadda-Da-Vida 2.59 [edit]
  13. Somewhere in the World 3.03 [edited LP version]
  14. African Moon 3.00 [edit of 1983 Remix]
  15. Children of Paradise 2.50 [edit]
  16. Boonoonoonoos 2.12 [edit] (LP: Hansa Records 206 745-620; CD: Hansa 610 295-222)


Dec 1984 coll-CD FANTASTIC BONEY M - DIE GROSSEN ERFOLGE

  1. Rivers of Babylon 3.59 [edited version from "20 Golden Hits"]
  2. Daddy Cool 3.25 [original album version]
  3. Sunny 3.14 [edited version from "20 Golden Hits"]
  4. Belfast 2.25 [edited version from "20 Golden Hits"]
  5. Rasputin 3.40 [edited version from "20 Golden Hits"]
  6. Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord 4.31 [edited version from "20 Golden Hits"]
  7. El Lute 4.24 [edited version from "20 Golden Hits"]
  8. Hooray! Hooray! It's a Holi-Holiday 3.11 [edited version from "20 Golden Hits"]
  9. Kalimba de Luna 4.31 [original 7" version]
  10. Somewhere in the World 3.01 [new edit]
  11. I'm Born Again 3.57 [edited version from "20 Golden Hits"]
  12. I See a Boat on the River 3.09 [new edit]
  13. Felicidad (Margherita) 4.31 [original 7" version]
  14. We Kill the World (Don't Kill the World) 4.12 [7" version but fades out]
  15. Jambo - Hakuna Matata (No Problems) 3.38 [original 7" version]
  16. Ma Baker 3.44 [edited version from "20 Golden Hits"] (CD: Hansa Records 610 214-222)


May 1985 7"/12" My Chérie Amour

    My Chérie Amour 4.00/Sample City 4.00 (Hansa 107 350-100)

    My Chérie Amour 8.51/Sample City 6.00 (Hansa 601 686-213)

Sep 1985 7"/12" Young, Free and Single
    Young, Free and Single 4.18 [single mix]/Blue Beach 4.00 (Hansa 107 604-100)

    Young, Free and Single (Club Mix) 8.08/Blue Beach 4.00 (Hansa 601 839-213)

The B-side is a kind of an instrumental dub version of the A-side.

Oct 1985 LP EYE DANCE

  1. Young, Free and Single 4.10
  2. Todos Buenos 4.34
  3. Give It Up 3.58
  4. Sample City 3.43
  5. My Chérie Amour 4.04
  1. Eye Dance 4.04
  2. Got Cha Loco 3.34
  3. Dreadlock Holiday 4.52
  4. Chica da Silva 5.33
  5. Bang Bang Lulu 3.01 (LP: Hansa 207 100-620)


Jan 1986 coll-LP/CD 32 SUPERHITS - THE BEST OF 10 YEARS (NON STOP DIGITAL REMIX)

  1. Daddy Cool 1.43
  2. Sunny 1.38
  3. Ma Baker 1.54
  4. Belfast 1.14
  5. Rasputin 1.34
  6. Painter Man 1.40
  7. Children of Paradise 1.37
  8. Gotta Go Home 1.45
  9. Dreadlock Holiday 1.22
  10. Felicidad 1.41
  11. Barbarella Fortuneller 1.41
  12. Gadda Da Vida 1.26
  13. Got Cha Loco 1.43
  14. Todos Buenos 1.51

  15. No Woman No Cry 1.43
  16. Brown Girl in the Ring 1.43
  17. B.M. à GoGo - Medley (New York City/Gloria Can You Waddle/Baby Do You Wanna Bump/He Was a Steppenwolf/Bye Bye Bluebird/Nightflight To Venus) 5.53
  18. Rivers of Babylon 1.46
  19. El Lute 1.45
  20. The Calender Song (January, February, March) 1.50
  21. Bang Bang Lulu 1.31
  22. Hooray! Hooray! It's a Holi-Holiday 1.02
  23. Kalimba De Luna 1.39
  24. My Cherie Amor 1.22
  25. I Feel Good 1.33
  26. Young, Free and Single 1.41
  27. Happy Song 1.48 (LP: Hansa 207 500; CD: 610 550)
Feb 1986 7"/12" Daddy Cool 10th Anniversary
    Daddy Cool (Anniversary Recording '86) 5.18/B.M. à GoGo 4.10 (7": Hansa Records 107 994-100)

    Daddy Cool (Anniversary Recording '86 - Special Club Mix) 7.45//
    Daddy Cool (Anniversary Recording '86 - Special Club Dub) 6.43/B.M. à GoGo 3.00 (12": Hansa 607 994-213)

June 1986 7"/12" Bang Bang Lulu
    Bang Bang Lulu (7" remix) 3.31/Calendar Song 2.37 (Hansa 108 395-100)

    Bang Bang Lulu (12" remix) 3.58 // Calendar Song 2.37/Chica da Silva 4.35 (Hansa 608 395-213)


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