Boney M. - Ten Thousand Lightyears - 823 160 1 - (Condition - 90-95%) - LP Record

Boney M. were a German vocal group created by German record producer Frank Farian. Originally based in West Germany, the four original members of the group's official line-up were Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett from Jamaica, Maizie Williams from Montserrat and Bobby Farrell from Aruba. The group was formed in 1976 and achieved popularity during the disco era of the late 1970s. Since the 1980s, various line-ups of the band have performed with different personnel.

With more than 150 million records sold, they are one of the best-selling artists of all time.German singer-songwriter Frank Farian (real name Franz Reuther) recorded the dance track "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" in December 1974. Farian sang the repeated line "Do you do you wanna bump?" in a deep voice (entirely studio created) as well as performing the high falsetto chorus. When the record was released as a single, it was credited to "Boney M.", a pseudonym Farian had created for himself after watching the Australian detective show Boney.He said:

I turned on the TV one day and it was the end of a detective series. I just caught the credits and it said Boney. Nice name, I thought – Boney, Boney, Boney... Boney M. Boney, Boney, Boney M. Nice sound. Simple.

After a slow start, the song became a hit in the Netherlands and Belgium. It was then that Farian decided to hire performers to 'front' the group for TV performances. Farian found Maizie Williams (originally from Montserrat), who brought in Bobby Farrell, a male exotic dancer from Aruba. Singer Marcia Barrett (also from Jamaica) joined the group, who brought in Liz Mitchell, former member of the Les Humphries Singers and Boney M was finalised.

Take the Heat off Me

Boney M.'s first album, Take the Heat off Me, was released in 1976. It contained tracks that Marcia Barrett had already recorded with Farian, including the title track and "Lovin' or Leavin'", both of which were previously recorded in German by another Farian act, Gilla. As Maizie Williams' voice was not considered suitable for recording purposes by Farian, and a try-out with Bobby Farrell performing "No Woman No Cry" did not work, Farian decided to use only Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett along with his own studio-enhanced voice to create the Boney M. sound.

The album's commercial performance was initially lukewarm. However, the group rigorously toured discos, clubs and even country fairs to earn a reputation for themselves. The group's big break came when, at the end of summer 1976, German television producer Michael 'Mike' Leckebusch (of Radio Bremen) requested the group for his show Musikladen. Boney M. appeared on the live music show on 18 September 1976, after 10 pm and in their daring stage costumes, where they performed the song "Daddy Cool". The song quickly went to no.1 in Germany, with the album following the success of the single. Another single, "Sunny" (a cover of the 1966 Bobby Hebb song) gave the group their second no.1 hit. The group's popularity had also grown throughout Europe, with "Daddy Cool" reaching no.1 in Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, and Austria. Both singles were also Top 10 hits in the UK, which would become one of their biggest markets.

Love for Sale

In 1977, Boney M. released their second album, Love for Sale, which contained the hits "Ma Baker" and "Belfast". The group embarked on their first major concert tours with a live band of musicians called 'The Black Beauty Circus' (given their name after Maizie Williams' first band, 'Black Beautiful People'). Love for Sale was certified Gold a year after its release in the UK. Both singles from the album reached no.1 in Germany and the UK Top 10.

Record Details

Title

Boney M. - Ten Thousand Lightyears - 823 160 1

Singers

F.Farian, J. Daasen, B.Howell,  L. Mitchell, D. Kawohl, S. Davis, M. Bjorklund & Reyam

Instrument

Drums, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards & Sax

Artist

Curt Cress, Mats Bjorklund, Johan daansen, Dave Kind, Kristian Schultze, Harry Baierl, Pit Low, Max Greger Jr. & Dino Solera

Producer

Frank Farian

Genre

Private Songs

Releasing Year

1984

Language

English

Label

Polydor

Made In

India

Manufacture

Polydor Of India Ltd.

Serial No.

823 160 1

Side One

  • Exodus (Noah`s Ark 2001)

 

  • Wild Planet

 

  • Future World

 

  • Where Did You Go

 

  • 10,000 Lightyears

 

  • I Feel Good

 

Side Two

  • Somewhere In The World

 

  • Bel Ami

 

  • Living Like A Moviestar

 

  • Dizzy

 

  • The Alibama

 

  • Jimmy

 

  • Barbarella Fortuneteller

 

Specification

Size

12 Inches

Speed

33 RPM

Record Condition

90-95%

Cover Condition

Excellent

Artist
Artist - 1 Curt Cress
Artist - 2 Mats Bjorklund
Artist - 3 Johan daansen
Artist - 4 Dave Kind
Artist - 5 Kristian Schultze
Artist - 6 Harry Baierl
Artist - 7 Pit Low
Artist - 8 Max Greger Jr.
Artist - 9 Dino Solera
Instruments
Instrument - 1 Drums
Instrument - 2 Guitars
Instrument - 3 Bass
Instrument - 4 Keyboards
Instrument - 5 Sax
Producer
Producer - 1 Frank Farian
Record Details
Genre Private Songs
Label Polydor
Language English
Releasing Year 1984
Size 12 Inches
Speed 33 RPM
Singer
Singer - 1 F.Farian
Singer - 2 J. Daasen
Singer - 3 B.Howell
Singer - 4 L. Mitchell
Singer - 5 D. Kawohl
Singer - 6 S. Davis
Singer - 7 M. Bjorklund
Singer - 8 Reyam
Songs
Side1 - Song1 Exodus (Noah`s Ark 2001)
Side1 - Song2 Wild Planet
Side1 - Song3 Future World
Side1 - Song4 Where Did You Go
Side1 - Song5 10,000 Lightyears
Side1 - Song6 I Feel Good
Side2 - Song1 Somewhere In The World
Side2 - Song2 Bel Ami
Side2 - Song3 Living Like A Moviestar
Side2 - Song4 Dizzy
Side2 - Song5 The Alibama
Side2 - Song6 Jimmy
Side2 - Song7 Barbarella Fortuneteller

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Boney M. - Ten Thousand Lightyears - 823 160 1 - (Condition - 90-95%) - LP Record

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  • Product Code: 823 160 1
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