Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Oceans of Fantasy (Hk) (Reis)
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
2007 reissue. Faria.
2007 reissue. Faria.
Another boney m re-re-release
E. A. Verheijen | netherlands | 04/29/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Finally, after it's original cd release in the early 90's here is a new remaster of the 4th boney m cd.
The cd (tracks-runningtime) is the same as the the first release except for 2 bonus tracks, that were recorded/ released after this album, but before the boonoonoonoos album. When this album was originally released on vinyl in 1979 it saw no less then 9 different pressings with different timings of the tracks. For me, as fan/ collector I am mostly intrested in the longest versions and that's not what this cd brings. No rare releases, just the tracks as given already so many times.
Even though some tracks appear to be ust a few seconds longer, they somethimes are completely different.
AS an example, here is the original cd tracklisting (which was the 6th vinyl lp pressing) with times and the second time is that of another version of that same song, but then from a different vinyl recording.
Let It All Be Music 4:55 (5:28)
Gotta Go Home 3:45 (4:24 and even a 2:58 version)
Bye Bye Bluebird 4:50 (5:15)
Bahama Mama 3:17 (3:30)
Hold On! I'm Comin' 3:37 (4:07)
Two of Us 3:16 (3:14)
Ribbons of Blue 2:00 (3:54 > as released on a Italian 7inch single)
Oceans of Fantasy 5:07 (5:27)
El Lute 5:57 (that is the longest version, though the 12inch ran 5:07)
No More Chain Gang 5:25 (5:50)
I'm Born Again 4:09
No Time to Lose 2:56 (3:23)
Calendar Song (January, February, March...) 2:43 (3:20)
I See A Boat On The River (Bonus track)
My Friend Jack (Bonus track)
As you can see, most songs appears in longer different versions as well, and then I did not even mention the 12inch versions for hold on I'm coming 5:46 / gotta go home 5:04 / bahama mama 5:12 / i'm born again 4:17
And what happened to the single (3:50) hooray hooray it's a holi-holiday that was released that same year but was never included on any album. Or the very short 1:02 version of ribbons of blue, that one was actually on the 6th pressing (the later cd version), but was removed and the 2 minute version was used instead, but why not the full 3:54 version???
I guess we will never know.
Hopefully, one day, they release this cd as limited edition 2 disc, with the original album and the longer/shorter versions from the other vinyl releases.
And, when can we finally expect a cd with all those great original 12inch version?"