Boney M. - Boonoonoonoos - 2311 120 - (Condition 90-95%) - LP Record

Boonoonoonoos is the fifth studio album by Boney M. It was released in September 1981.

Despite producer Frank Farian having announced by the end of 1979 that Boney M. were to take a break, recording sessions for a new album began in the spring of 1980, and the title "Boonoonoonoos" (a Caribbean word for "Happiness") already appeared as one of the first completed tracks, a cover of Larry Dillon's ska-title "Train to Skaville" which was intertwined with new rap parts "That's Boonoonoonoos". Two of the new recordings, "I See A Boat On The River" and "My Friend Jack" were issued to promote The Magic of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits in May 1980. Farian invited the singers Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett and his crew of musicians to Nice in the summer of 1980 where several new songs were recorded. A new double A-side single "Children Of Paradise"/"Gadda-Da-Vida" was released in September, announcing the as yet untitled new album to be released in November '80. The single reached number 11 in Germany, but in the UK their popularity was now quickly slipping. When released in February 1981, the single peaked at a disappointing #66. In the meantime, Farian had decided to revise the whole album. While new pressings of "Children Of Paradise" now promoted "The Magic Of Boney M." on the back cover, the band instead issued another single in December, a cover version of "Felicidad (Margherita)" backed with "Strange". "Felicidad", originally recorded by Italian band Massara as "Margherita (Love In The Sun)" in 1979, managed to get Boney M. into the German Top 10 again (#6, 27 weeks) and it became a sizeable hit in most of Europe as well. The single, however, wasn't released by Atlantic Records UK, nor was it released in Spain or Portugal where Massara's original version had been a huge hit two years earlier. In the Netherlands, the single was released with "Strange" as the A-side. At the same time, singer Marcia Barrett issued the solo single "You" / "I'm Lonely", produced by John Edmed, and written by Kelvin James. Released in Germany in December 1980, and in the UK two months later, the single failed to chart in either of the countries. Another song from the same sessions, "Breakaway", ended up on Boonoonoonoos as a Boney M. track with Frank Farian doing the lead vocal. New recording sessions took place in the spring of 1981. The band flew to Jamaica in May 1981 to record a TV special, perform live in concert with Rita Marley, shoot photos for the album cover, and one of the final songs "Silly Confusion" was recorded in Bob Marley's Tuff Gong studios in Kingston. Boonoonoonoos – originally intended to be released as a double-album – was subsequently trimmed to a one disc, thirteen track release. A limited edition double album was however issued in Germany, France and the UK, containing slightly longer versions of certain songs, but with the same number of tracks.

Record Details


Boney M. - Boonoonoonoos - 2311 120


Boney M.


Frank Farian

Releasing Year



Private Songs





Made In



Music India Limited

Serial No.

2311 120

Side One

  • Boonoonoonoos - The Boonoonoonoos/ Train To Skaville - I Shall Sing

Boney M.

  • Silly Confusion

Boney M.

  • Ride To Agadir

Boney M.

  • Jimmy

Boney M.

  • African Moon

Boney M.

Side Two

  • We Kill The World (Don't Kill The World)

Boney M.

  • Homeland Africa (Ship Ahoy)

Boney M.

  • Malaika

Boney M.

  • Consuela Biaz

Boney M.

  • Breakaway

Boney M.

  • Sad Movies

Boney M.

  • Goodbye My Friend

Boney M.



12 Inches


33 RPM

Record Condition


Cover Condition


Producer - 1 Frank Farian
Record Details
Genre Private Songs
Label Polydor
Language English
Releasing Year 1981
Size 12 Inches
Speed 33 RPM
Singer - 1 Boney M.
Side1 - Song1 Boonoonoonoos - The Boonoonoonoos/ Train To Skaville - I Shall Sing
Side1 - Song2 Silly Confusion
Side1 - Song3 Ride To Agadir
Side1 - Song4 Jimmy
Side1 - Song5 African Moon
Side2 - Song1 We Kill The World (Don't Kill The World)
Side2 - Song2 Homeland Africa (Ship Ahoy)
Side2 - Song3 Malaika
Side2 - Song4 Consuela Biaz
Side2 - Song5 Breakaway
Side2 - Song6 Sad Movies
Side2 - Song7 Goodbye My Friend

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Boney M. - Boonoonoonoos - 2311 120 - (Condition 90-95%) - LP Record

  • Brand: Polydor
  • Product Code: 2311 120
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Rs.1,800.00

  • Ex Tax: Rs.1,800.00

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