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The Collection (1991 Boney M. album)

The Collection
Boney M.
Released 1991
Recorded 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980
Genre Pop, Euro disco
Length 40:45
Label BMG-Ariola (FRG)
Producer Frank Farian
Boney M. chronology

Greatest Hits of All Times – Remix '89 – Volume II
(1989)
The Collection
(1991)
Daddy Cool – Star Collection
(1991)
Cristal Collection (1994)
Boney M.
Sunny, Daddy Cool, Rivers Of Babylon (2001)
Boney M.
L'Essentiel (2001)
Boney M.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1] [2]

The Collection is a compilation album of recordings by Boney M. released by label BMG-Ariola in 1991.
The Collection was part of BMG's first mid-price CD campaign, the company released a large number of Collections containing back-catalogue material by artists ranging from Modern Talking, Imagination and Amanda Lear to Chuck Berry, Glenn Miller and Elvis Presley.
The majority of the tracks on this release are taken from 1980 compilation The Magic of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits, subsequently most of them appear in slightly edited form.
BMG-Ariola France has re-issued this compilation with new artwork as Cristal Collection in 1994 and as Sunny, Daddy Cool, Rivers Of Babylon and L'Essentiel, both in 2001.

Track listing

  1. "Rivers of Babylon" (Farian, Reyam) - 3:59
  2. "Daddy Cool" (Farian, Reyam) - 3:25
    • Original album version
  3. "Sunny" (Bobby Hebb) - 3:14
  4. "My Friend Jack" (The Smoke) - 4:31
  5. "I See a Boat on the River" (Farian, Jay, Rulofs) - 3:03
  6. "Brown Girl in the Ring" (Farian) - 3:06
  7. "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" (Jester Hairston, Farian, Jay, Lorin) - 4:31
  8. "Bahama Mama" (Farian, Jay) - 3:17
  9. "I'm Born Again" (Jay, Rulofs) - 3:57
  10. "Oceans of Fantasy" (Kawohl & Towers) - 3:19
  11. "Ribbons of Blue" (Keith Forsey) - 3:04

Personnel

Production

Release history

  • 1991 Germany: BMG-Ariola 261 670, 616 701.
  • 1994 France: Cristal Collection BMG-Ariola 74321 0007 208.
  • 2001 France: L'Essentiel BMG-Ariola 74321 844 902.

References

Sources and external links

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