Continuing with their success, they released " Mary's Boy Child — Oh My Lord ", which was the Christmas number one single in the United Kingdom and became another of the biggest selling singles of all time there. Also during , Boney M. While it had never been a secret that Bobby Farrell never sang on the group's records Farian did the male vocals in the studio , in it became public knowledge that Maizie Williams did not sing on the studio recordings either, since "her voice wasn't suited for this kind of music" as Farian stated in an interview with German teen magazine Bravo.
Since this had become common practice within the disco genre of the late s, few people cared — unlike when Farian did the same thing with Milli Vanilli in the late s.
While only two of Boney M. It's a Holi-Holiday ", which became another Top 10 hit across Europe. The album also included a "Lead" and "Backing Vocals" credit for the first time. Oceans of Fantasy reached no. It made the No. When Boonoonoonoos was finally released by the end of that year, Bobby Farrell was fired from the group due to his unreliability.
While still a healthy seller in continental Europe, Boonoonoonoos failed to crack the UK Top after three consecutive No. Following this, the group released a Christmas Album. Reggie Tsiboe was hired to replace Farrell as the new male member of Boney M.
The group, however, returned to the German Top 20 in the autumn of with " Kalimba de Luna " a Top 10 hit in France and " Happy Song " a cover of a song by Italian Italo-disco band Baby's Gang , the latter seeing Bobby Farrell return to the group.
Both songs were carbon-copies of the original Italian hits by Tony Esposito and Baby's Gang respectively. By , Farian clearly began losing interest in the group, and their final and eighth studio album Eye Dance was widely regarded as uninspired and disappointing.
After celebrating Boney M. From this point, different versions of the group were formed by members, some with cooperation of Farian, others without for example by independently obtaining the rights to use the Boney M.
One version began touring in the first half of with Marilyn Scharbaai Carrilho taking Liz Mitchell's place. Mitchell returned for a second leg of the tour late , and Marcia Barrett soon left the band. At the same time, Bobby Farrell had set up a deal for a new Boney M. When Farrell failed to show up for either recording or tour, and Maizie Williams had never sung on record, the album ended up being released as Liz Mitchell's first solo album No One Will Force You.
Mitchell and Williams completed a tour during —88, adding singer Celena Duncan and Ron Gale as replacements for Barrett and Farrell. In October , the classic Boney M. While Mitchell promoted her solo album, the group recorded the single " Everybody Wants to Dance Like Josephine Baker ", without Farian's knowledge or approval. Threatened with legal action by the producer over the use of the Boney M. Megamix" single returning the group to the UK Top 10 for the first time since , and a subsequent Greatest Hits album reaching the UK Top 20 in They released the single " Papa Chico "  but failed to chart.
Maizie Williams assembled her own Boney M. Bobby Farrell also toured with varying trios of female performers. Liz Mitchell was touring the world with her line-up of Boney M.
Bobby Farrell and Liz Mitchell have released solo albums containing their own re-recordings of Boney M. Maizie Williams released her first solo album in and her own single version of Boney M. Irish Singles Chart. Singles Top Swiss Singles Chart. GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 14, VRT in Dutch. Archived from the original on 9 April Retrieved 25 July Wonder which version comes in this set. I have to disagree.
But there is plenty of room to include the full length single version of Ribbons Of Blue on a cd, not the ridiculous 1 or 2 minute versions on some pressings.
They should have just been left of the original album. Still love it to this day. I hope they will release a cd box aas well with all the bonus tracks. I believe there is 5 album box but not all albums.
Typo error for track2 probably. That makes two of us. The 1st Pressing of Nightflight To Venus is the best of all and has never been released again officially.
But I would rather buy that one on CD by the way…. Your email address will not be published. Search Search. Skip to content. September 9, at Can anyone share the pics here pls? John Healy says:. August 29, at Craig L says:.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Boney M. Atlantic Hansa. The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 9 February Retrieved 27 JuneBoney M. were a Euro-Caribbean vocal group created by German record producer Frank kasupptomalecga.erecriconfutaravareclaconna.coally based in West Germany, the four original members of the group's official line-up were Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett from Jamaica, Maizie Williams from Montserrat and Bobby Farrell, a performing artist from kasupptomalecga.erecriconfutaravareclaconna.co group was formed in and achieved popularity during the disco .