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Love for Sale (Boney M. album)

Love for Sale
Studio album by Boney M.
Released May 1977
Recorded 1976-1977
Genre Reggae, Euro disco, R&B
Length 41:17
Label Atlantic (UK)
Atlantic Records (USA)
Hansa Records (FRG)
Producer Frank Farian
Boney M. chronology

Take the Heat off Me
Love for Sale
Nightflight to Venus

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Singles from Love for Sale
  1. "Ma Baker"
    Released: 2 May 1977
  2. "Still I'm Sad"
    Released: 1977
  3. "Belfast"
    Released: 19 September 1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Love for Sale is the second album by Boney M. The album includes the hits "Ma Baker" (#96 on the Billboard Hot 100, #31 on the Club Play Singles chart), and "Belfast". It also includes covers: "Love for Sale" (by Cole Porter), "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" (by Creedence Clearwater Revival), and "Still I'm Sad" (by The Yardbirds).

Track listing

Side A

  1. "Ma Baker" (Frank Farian, Fred Jay, George Reyam (Hans-Jörg Mayer)) - 4:36
  2. "Love for Sale" (Cole Porter) - 4:47
  3. "Belfast" (Jimmy Bilsbury, Drafi Deutscher, Joe Menke) - 3:31
  4. "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" (John Fogerty) - 2:40
  5. "Gloria, Can You Waddle" (Frank Farian, George Reyam) - 3:57

Side B

  1. "Plantation Boy" (Fred Jay, King) - 4:27
  2. "Motherless Child" (Frank Farian, Liz Mitchell) - 4:58
  3. "Silent Lover" (Frank Farian, Keith Forsey, Fred Jay) - 4:14
  4. "A Woman Can Change a Man" (Frank Farian, Fred Jay) - 3:33
  5. "Still I'm Sad" (Jim McCarty, Paul Samwell-Smith) - 4:34

Alternative album editions

  • US, track A3: "Daddy Cool" - 3:27



  • Frank Farian - producer
  • Stefan/Stephen Klinkhammer - arranger, conductor
  • Christian Kolonovits - arranger
  • Johann Daansen - arranger
  • Thor Baldursson - arranger
  • Fred Schreier - sound engineer
  • Hartmut Pfannmüller - sound engineer
  • John Lund - sound engineer
  • Michael Lammert - sound engineer
  • Recorded and mixed at Union Studios, Munich, and Europe Sound Studios, Offenbach.

Release history

CD releases

  • Germany 1994: BMG 74321 21270 2.
  • EU & US 2007: Sony-BMG Sony-BMG 88697-08261-2. Bonus tracks: "Ma Baker - Somebody Scream" (Sash! radio edit) (1999) - 3:23, "Stories" (radio mix) (Boney M. Feat Liz Mitchell 1990) - 4:16.

Single releases


  • "Ma Baker" - 4:32 / "Still I'm Sad" - 4:36 (Atlantic Records K10965, 1977)
  • "Belfast" - 3:30 / "Plantation Boy" - 4:03 (Atlantic K11020, 1977)


  • "Ma Baker" 4:32 / "Gloria Can You Waddle" (Atlantic SD 19145, 1977)


  • "Ma Baker" (Early version) - 4:47 /"Still I'm Sad" - 4:36 (Hansa Records 17 888 AT (17 888 A-4/77 B-1/77), 1977)
  • "Ma Baker" - 4:32 / "Still I'm Sad" - 4:36 (Hansa 17 888 AT, 1977)
  • "Belfast" - 3:30 / "Plantation Boy" - 4:03 (Hansa 11 537 AT, 1977)
  • "Love for Sale" (Edit) - 4:15 / "Gloria, Can You Waddle" - 4:00 (Cancelled single release 11 809 AT)[2]


Year Chart Position Weeks on chart
1977 UK albums chart 13 10
Norway's album chart 2 28
Dutch Album Chart[3] 2 24
Year Single Chart Position Weeks on chart
1977 "Ma Baker" UK single chart 2 13
Norway's single chart 1 23
Dutch Top 40[4] 1 15
"Belfast" UK single chart 8 13
Dutch Top 40 3 11


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External links

  • Rate Your Music, detailed discography
  •, detailed discography
  • Allmusic, biography, discography etc.
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