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Nightflight To Venus
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Pivotal Third Album from the Germany-Based Euro-Dance Quartet. Includes the Title Track, "Rasputin", "Rivers of Babylon" and Seven More.
The unearthly brainchild of uber-producer Frank Farian, Boney M may be the most kitsch group in history, but they're so much fun that Nightflight To Venus--brim-full of the gloriously absurd and the outrageously inventive--is more than just a kitchen-foil-clad period piece. Their strengths were Farian's hammering disco rhythms and neat, icy production, and, most crucially, his totally deranged imagination. Deciding to write "Rasputin" is as bizarre an act as anything perpetrated by the mad monk himself; here, it sits alongside other hits and oddities with titles as good as "Never Change Lovers In The Middle Of The Night", plus a selection of bizarrely chosen covers--"King Of The Road", a deadpan take on Neil Young's "Heart Of Gold" and "Painter Man", the ultra-hip 1960s oddity by The Creation, sped up and strapped to the most brutal 4/4 beat in disco history. --Taylor Parkes
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But if you're going to buy any Boney M albums, and you want the best, get this one.
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Love this group. Catchy music and the voices are amazing together.Published 9 months ago by Marlene Douglas
My daughter loved this album in vinyl but with no record player it was lost. I got this as one of her 40th birthday presents and she couldn't be happier!Published on Feb. 28 2013 by Rixx
Well, one very good song [Rasputin] one good song [Nightflight] and one or two only okay songs.Published on May 9 2010 by Geezer
Boney M music is happy music . It makes you feel good all over .Published on Oct. 26 2009 by Marchris
I agree with the Mexican fan, who wrote a review below. I had bought this CD at Amazon as soon as I found it but was disappointed by its poor sound quality. Read morePublished on April 13 2004 by Young Seok Park
This varied album was released following their huge success with their biggest hit ever (Rivers of Babylon/Brown Girl in the Ring) and also contains the follow-up Rasputin, which... Read morePublished on Oct. 3 2002 by Peter Uys
First heard songs off this record (I guess they call them 'CDs' now) in Keflavik, Iceland in 1978 and it was HOT! Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2001 by D. A. Lindsay