Die Grosse Hit-Kollektion” – 5CD (24th October 2014)

Once again a Boney M. compilation that has been put together without any consideration at all.

A strange tracking list indeed. A great part is album- and single-versions, but you are also treated with the usual edits (“Oceans Of Fantasy”, “Felicidad” and “I Shall Sing”), remixes  (“Calendar Song” and “The Summer Megamix”) and even tracks that originally weren’t released under the Boney M. name (eg: “Mother & Child Reunion” and “I’m Alive” by Frank Farian Corporation, “Hold On I’m Coming” by Precious Wilson” as well as “Babra Streisand  (The Most Wanted Woman)”. Tracks like “Stories” “Papa Chico” and “Time To Remember” are also strange inclusions, as they aren’t by the original formation.

When will Boney M. receive the same royal touch as ABBA gets from their record company?

CD: 1

Daddy Cool/Sunny/Ma Baker/Rivers Of Babylon/Brown Girl In The Ring/Rasputin/Belfast/I See A Boat On The River/Bahama Mama/Painter Man/My Friend Jack/Happy Song/Fever/Nightflight To Venus/Boonoonoonoos/Young, Free & Single/Going Back West/Gadda-Da-Vida/Let It All Be Music/Barbra Streisand (The Most Wanted Woman).

CD 2:

Hooray! Hooray! It’s A Holi- Holiday/Baby Do You Wanna Bump/Kalimba De Luna/Children Of Paradise/My Cherie Amour/African Moon/Jambo/No Women No Cry/Dreadlock Holiday/Still I’m Sad/Voodooonight/Homeland Africa (Ship Ahoi)/Papa Chico/Have You Ever Seen The Rain/Help! Help!/Consuela Biaz/Plantaion Boy/Bye Bye Bluebird/Bang Bang Lulu/Mother & Child Reunion  (Frank Farian Corporation).

CD 3:

El Lute/Feliz Navidad/Heart Of Gold/Calendar Song/Hold On I’m Coming (Precious Wilson)/Malaika/King Of The Road/No Time To Lose/Somewhere In The World/Sad Movies/I’m Born Again/Exodus/Wild Planet/New York City/Silly Confusion/Zion’s Daughter/The Carnival Is Over/Felicidad/10.000 Lightyears/We Kill The World (Don’t Kill The World).

CD 4:

Gotta Go Home/Never Change Lovers In The Middle Of The Night/The Summer MegaMix/Oceans Of Fantasy/I Feel Good/Living Like A Moviestar/I’m Alive  (Frank Farian Corporation)/Take The Heat Off Me/I Shall Sing/Perfect/Eye Dance/Dizzy/Dancing In The Streets/Love For Sale/Two Of Us/He Was A Steppenwolf/Future World/Sample City/Ribbons Of Blue/Goodbye My Friend.

CD 5:

Mary’s Boy Child – Oh My Lord/Got A Man On My Mind/Time To Remember/A Woman Can Change A Man/Breakaway/Where Did You Go/Little Drummer Boy/When A Child Is Born/Silent Lover/No More Chain Gang/Motherless Child/Jimmy/Stories/The Alibama/Strange/Barbarella Fortuneteller/Lovin’ Or Leavin’/Give It Up/White Christmas/Ride To Agadir.