Fantastic Boney M.

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Fantastic Boney M.
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Compilation album by
Boney M.
ReleasedDecember 1984
GenreReggae, Euro disco, rhythm and blues
LabelHansa Records (FRG)
ProducerFrank Farian
Boney M. chronology
Kalimba de Luna – 16 Happy Songs
Fantastic Boney M.
Christmas with Boney M.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

Fantastic Boney M. is a compilation album of recordings by Boney M. released by Hansa Records in Germany in December 1984.

This collection, subtitled Die Grossen Erfolge, which was issued shortly after Kalimba de Luna - 16 Happy Songs focuses on the early career of the band and their best-known hits such as "Daddy Cool", "Ma Baker" and "Rivers Of Babylon" but also includes their latest single releases at the time, cover version "Kalimba de Luna", "Somewhere In The World" from album Ten Thousand Lightyears, 1983's non-album single "Jambo - Hakuna Matata (No Problems)", as well as 1981's "We Kill The World (Don't Kill The World)" and "Felicidad (Margherita)".

Most of the versions used on this release are edits taken from 1980's The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "Rivers of Babylon" (Farian, Reyam) - 3:59
  2. "Daddy Cool" (Farian, Reyam) - 3:25
    • Original album/single version
  3. "Sunny" (Bobby Hebb) - 3:14
  4. "Belfast" (Billsbury, Deutscher, Menke) - 2:25
  5. "Rasputin" (Farian, Jay, Reyam) - 3:40
  6. "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" (Jester Hairston, Farian, Jay, Lorin) - 4:31
  7. "El Lute" (Farian, Jay, Klinkhammer, Kolonovits) - 4:24
  8. "Hooray! Hooray! It's a Holi-Holiday" (Farian, Jay) - 3:11
  9. "Kalimba de Luna" (Amoruso, DiFranco, Esposito, Licastro, Malavas) - 4:31
    • Original 7" mix
  10. "Somewhere in the World" (Davis, Grohe, Keilhauer) - 3:01
  11. "I'm Born Again" (Jay, Rulofs) - 3:57
  12. "I See a Boat on the River" (Farian, Jay, Rulofs) - 3:09
    • Edited version
  13. "Felicidad (Margherita)" (Conz, Massara) - 4:31
    • Original 7" mix
  14. "We Kill the World (Don't Kill the World)" (Farian, Sgarbi) - 4:12
    • 7" version, early fade-out
  15. "Jambo - Hakuna Matata (No Problems)" (Bischof, Harrison) - 3:38
    • Original 7" version
  16. "Ma Baker" (Farian, Jay, Reyam) - 3:44

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