Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
2007 digitally remastered reissue of Boney M's 1981 album. 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.... more »
2007 digitally remastered reissue of Boney M's 1981 album. 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. Faria.
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Boonoonoonoos" is a masterpiece of an album! Despite being quite different to Boney M.'s previous disco-orientated albums it's pure beauty and a departure in experimenting new musical styles. The title medley opens with the mysterious and dreamy "Boonoonoonoos" with the finest ever blend of Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett's vocals before it transform to the happy tongue-'n-cheek "Train To Skaville" jam (first time that male member Bobby Farrell actually appeared on record) and into the organplay of the "I Shall Sing" chant. Mastermind Frank Farian takes Boney M. into Giorgio Moroder-territory with "Silly Confusion" travelling in the universe on silver wings and time machines for 7 min. Then "Ride To Agadir" opens with a mighty acapella and then breaking into a gorgeous musical voyage with the London Symphonic Orchestra. While the dazy "African Moon" closes side 1, side 2 opens massively with an untypical rock approach sung by Marcia Barrett - "We Kill The World" - and then transforming into a slow ABBA-esque part "Don't Kill The World" joined by a children's choir. "Homeland Africa" follows with a truly haunting chorus and some sad, dreamy, longing vocals. "Malaika" - an African traditional - is a very good song (although it's an edit version included on the CD) with Liz Mitchell's impeccable lead vocal. The album closes with "Goodbye My Friend" with a troubadour-like verse, an almost tribal chant chorus and a drum play part like a funeral march. The album is not a party player, it's not an easily accessible album but it's a marvellous beauty to listen to."
Fantastic, heartwarming, great mix of melody
Levi Nwasoria (email@example.com) | Kansas City, U.S.A | 11/08/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't believe I finally got my favorite CD. Off course, at the time I had it, it was on LP. This was in the early 1980s while I was still living in Nigeria. Boney M was so popular!. When I came to the States I left my album and couldn't get it back. This CD, with tracks like African Moon, Ride to Agadir and Breakaway, is my all time favorite. I was disappointed when I came to the States and found out that these guys were not well known. Thanks to internet technology, I now have this CD and will definetly buy more of their their music. I highly reocmmend this CD to anyone that loves music that is heartwarming, melodious, easy to listen with a variation of disco. I wish the Goup well in whatever they are doing these days.. If anyone has information about the group's current activity, please share."
A Jamaican Vacation
Gregory J. Orme | Fayetteville, NC United States | 09/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Though Boney M. is largely unknown in this country, everyone I know who has listened to their music falls in love with it. Combining ethnic folk songs, classic American pop and soul, and island rhythms, Boney M. consistently makes interesting albums. Boonoonoonoos is one of their greatest accomplishments. The Caribbean influences hinted at in earlier works are fully embraced. Producer Frank Farian, known also for No Mercy ("Where Do You Go") and the now-infamous Milli Vanilli, has a great ear for melody and superb production values. He also has the money and taste to use the best musicians and vocalists in Europe. There is not a clunker in this lineup and some songs, such as "African Moon," rank with the best I've ever heard. Buy anything by Boney M. you can find and afford, and start with this album if you can."