12 Songs, 54 Minutes

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Grew up on it-can't love without it!!

YULAROSE

Brings back memories of when I discovered this album in my mothers personal belongings-She never got it back. This album introduced me to the genre at an early age.

Disco at its best

biggbadbrad

In the heyday of DISCO, this album by Boney M was one of the best. Released in 1978, Nightflight To Venus sold millions all over the world and made superstars of Boney M. I love this record. All of the songs are fantastic & so catchy. German producer Frank Farian wrote or co-wrote most of the song on the album. Farian knew how to use the talents of Boney M. Rasputin was released as a single & went up the singles charts to number 1 for several weeks. I reccomend this record.

About Boney M.

Although they never had much success in America, the Euro-disco group Boney M. were a European phenomenon during the '70s. After German record producer Frank Farian (born in 1942) recorded the single "Baby Do You Wanna Bump?" (which was successful in Holland and Belgium), he created Boney M. to support the song, bringing in four West Indian vocalists who had been working as session singers in Germany -- Marcia Barrett (b. October 14, 1948, St. Catherines, Jamaica), Liz Mitchell (b. July 12, 1952, Clarendon, Jamaica), Maizie Williams (b. March 25, 1951, Monserrat, West Indies), and Bobby Farrell (b. October 6, 1949, Aruba, West Indies, d. December 30, 2010, St. Petersburg, Russia). "Daddy Cool" reached the U.K. Top Ten in February 1977, followed in April by a remake of Bobby Hebb's "Sunny." In July, "Ma Baker" just missed the U.K. number one spot, and "Belfast" hit the Top Ten in December. In 1978, Boney M. were at the height of their popularity with "Rivers of Babylon"/"Brown Girl in the Ring," which became the second-biggest selling single in U.K. chart history; "Rivers of Babylon" was also Boney M.'s only U.S. Top 40 hit. Boney M.'s album, Nightflight to Venus, topped the U.K. charts. In October 1978, "Rasputin" became another U.K. Top Ten hit, followed by the seasonal chart-topper "Mary's Boy Child"/"Oh My Lord," which became the fifth-biggest selling single in U.K. history. In March 1979, "Painter Man" hit the U.K. Top Ten, followed in May by "Hooray! Hooray! It's a Holi-Holiday." In September, the album Oceans of Fantasy hit number one. Their music continues to sell well in Europe, with a compilation hitting the U.K. Top Ten in 1994. Farian went on to create the late-'80s dance sensation Milli Vanilli. In 2017, Farian and Liz Mitchell, under the Boney M. moniker, released the festive conceptual holiday LP World Music for Christmas, which featured well-known world music mixed with Christmas lyrics. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

  • ORIGIN
    Germany
  • GENRE
    Pop
  • FORMED
    1976

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