Boney M – Long Versions & Rarities, Vol.1(1976-1980)


Tracklist:
01-Help! Help! (Long Version) (6:06)
Written By F. Farian, F. Jay

02-Rivers Of Babylon (US Extended Promo Version) (7:25)
Written By Dowe, F. Farian, G. Reyam, McNaughton

03-Mary’s Boy Child – Oh My Lord (Long 12″ Version) (6:20)
Written By F. Farian, F. Jay, Lorin, J. Hairston

04-Dancing In The Streets (Long 12″ Version) (6:22)
Written By F. Farian

05-Ribbons Of Blue (Original Long 7″ Version) (4:08)
Written By K. Forsey, L. Andrew

06-Gotta Go Home (Long 12″ Version) (5:06)
Written By F. Farian, F. Jay, Huth

07-Bahama Mama (Long Version) (5:14)
Lyrics By F. Jay; Music By F. Farian

08-No More Chain Gang (Long Version) (5:40)
Written By F. Farian, F. Jay, Ehrhardt, S. Klinkhammer

09-I See A Boat On The River (Maxi Version) (6:06)
Lyrics By F. Jay, K. Winger; Music By F. Farian, H. Rulofs

10-My Friend Jack (Long 12″ Version) (8:26)
Written By Smoke

11-Children Of Paradise (Long 12″ Version) (5:18)
Written By F. Farian, F. Jay, G. Reyam

12-Gadda-Da-Vida (Maxi Version) (8:56)
Written By D. Ingle
        
Compiled – Casper Janssen
Producer – Frank Farian

Tracks 1 to 5, 7 and 8 are previously unreleased on CD.

Notes on tracks/versions:
Track 1: Issued on the album Take the Heat off Me (1976) only in some territories.
Track 2: Originally a single A-side (1978), also included on the album Nightflight To Venus (1978).
Track 3: Non-album track. Originally a single A-side (1978).
Track 4: Non-album track. Originally a B-side to “Mary’s Boy Child” (1978).
Track 5: The full length single version, originally released as B-side to Hooray! Hooray! It’s a Holi-Holiday. The album Oceans Of Fantasy (1979) features a short one-minute extract of the track.
Track 6: Originally released on the double A-side 7″ single “El Lute/Gotta Go Home” (1979). Included on the album Oceans Of Fantasy (1979).
Track 7: Originally released on the album Oceans Of Fantasy (1979). Included on the double A-side 7″ single “I’m Born Again/Bahama Mama” (1979).
Track 8: Originally released on the album Oceans Of Fantasy (1979). One of the early, alternate versions released on early pressings of the album.
Track 9: 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.
Track 10: 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.
Track 11: Non-album track. Originally released on the double A-side 7″ single “Children Of Paradise/Gadda-Da-Vida” (1980).
Track 12: Non-album track. Originally released on the double A-side 7″ single “Children Of Paradise/Gadda-Da-Vida” (1980).

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