Nightflight to Venus Original recording remastered
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2007 digitally remastered and expanded reissue of Boney M's third album, originally released in 1978, featuring two bonus tracks: 'Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord' and 'Dancing In The Street' . This Euro-Disco quartet were put together by producer/songwriter Frank Farian and their albums and singles were aimed directly at the dancefloors across the world. Boney M's sound featured male/female harmony vocals, a stomping Disco beat, swooping strings, funky guitar and hook-filled melodies that are still fondly remembered by millions of fans worldwide. After Boney M, Farian's next successful project was the equally popular but ill-fated Milli Vanilli. 12 tracks including 'Rasputin', 'Rivers Of Babylon' and a cover of Neil Young's 'Heart Of Gold'. Faria.
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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I have always liked this CD. I listen to this when I do my walking route.Published 4 months ago by bonnie winn
Love this group. Catchy music and the voices are amazing together.Published 14 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
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