Boney M. ‎– Nightflight To Venus

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Hansa International ‎– 26 026 OT
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A1 Nightflight To Venus
Written-By – D. Kawohl*, F. Farian*, F. Jay*
7:11
A2 Rasputin
Written-By – F. Farian*, F. Jay*, Reyam*
6:26
A3 Painter Man
Written-By – E. Phillips*, K. Pickett*
3:17
A4 He Was A Steppenwolf
Written-By – F. Farian*, F. Jay*, S. Klinkhammer*
7:03
A5 King Of The Road
Written-By – R. Miller*
2:35
B1 Rivers Of Babylon
Written-By – Dowe*, F. Farian*, Reyam*, McNaughton*
4:18
B2 Voodoonight
Written-By – Sgarbi*, Sgarbi*
3:31
B3 Brown Girl In The Ring
Written-By – F. Farian*
4:02
B4 Never Change Lovers In The Middle Of The Night
Written-By – F. Jay*, K. Forsey*, M. Bjorklund*
5:33
B5 Heart Of Gold
Written-By – N. Young*
4:05

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First pressing of this album which contains lots of different versions, only available on this pressing.

The biggest difference is the main title track 'Nightflight To Venus' which is more than 7 minutes!
'Rasputin' has a unique instrumental part within the last verse.

Also a different mix for "He Was A Steppenwolf" & a slightly different version of "Voodoonight".

The timings given here are the actual timings. As on lots of Boney M. release this album also came with wrong timings printed on the cover or label.

There are 4 pressings of this LP:
The most significant difference is the length of 'Nightflight To Venus'.
On the very first pressing it was 7:11 min.
The second pressing was 5:55 min., the third 4:58 min. & the final and most common 4:46 min.

Many thanks to The Rhythm Machine.
And especially to R. Ehrhardt.

℗ 4/78 (on back cover)
℗ 5/1978 (on center label)
Im Ariola-Vertrieb

Auch als MusiCassette 57700 GT erhältlich
Postcards inside.

Publishers (as stated on the cover):
Far-Music (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1 to B4)
United Artists (track: A3)
Burlington (track: A5)
Blue Mountain (track: B1)
Global (track: B5)

The tracks 'Nightflight To Venus' and 'Rasputin' play continuously without interruption (total duration A1+A2= 13:37 min.)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 0835
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): S 26 026 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): S 26 026 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): 26026 A-1/78S II. Made in Germany
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): 26026 A-1/78S Made in Germany
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): 26026 A-2/78S Made in Germany
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1 & 3): 26026 B-2/78S Made in Germany
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): 26026 B-1/78S Made in Germany

Other Versions (5 of 138) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
M5A 361945 Boney M. Nightflight To Venus(Cass, Album) Atlantic M5A 361945 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
C 60-14895-6 Бони М* Ночной Полет На Венеру(LP, Album, RP) Мелодия C 60-14895-6 USSR 1984 Sell This Version
SD 361945 Boney M. Nightflight To Venus(LP, Album) Atlantic, Hansa SD 361945 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
C 60—14895-6 Бони М* Ночной Полет На Венеру(LP, Album, Pur) Мелодия C 60—14895-6 USSR 1982 Sell This Version
LA-179 Boney M. Nightflight To Venus(LP, Album) Hansa, Ariola LA-179 Mexico 1980 Sell This Version

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maxi-freak

maxi-freak

January 16, 2018
edited 3 months ago

Lyrics of "Nightflight To Venus", first pressing album:

[0:00]
Ladies and gentlemen
Welcome aboard the starship Boney M. for our first passenger flight to venus.
Ready for countdown.

Ten (Nightflight to venus...)
Nine
Eight
Seven
Six (Nightflight to venus...)
Five
Four
Three
Two (Nightflight to venus...)
One
Ignition - Lift-off

[0:58]
Nightflight to venus - Way out there in space
Nightflight to venus - Our new favorite place
Nightflight to venus - We got the all clear
Nightflight to venus - The moment is here

[2:06]
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

[2:28]
Nightflight to venus

[2:43]
Nightflight to venus

[2:56]
Ladies and gentlemen, we have had a successful take-off on this first nightflight to venus.
Our flying time will be eight hours.
You'll be travelling at a speed of 2.183 miles per second.
That is seven and one half million miles per hour.
The distance from mother earth to venus is 60 million miles at this time.

[4:27]
To your left, you can see the mountains of the moon and right in the center, under a huge plastic bubble, Moon City.
A boomtown if ever there was one, because of the huge gold and diamond veins.
As for venus, it took almost ninety years to cool down the planet from its 500 degrees to the current pleasant 75 degrees,
and to transform the atmosphere to make it inhabitable for earth people.

[4:54]
Nightflight to venus - Way out there in space
Nightflight to venus - Our new favorite place
Nightflight to venus - All systems are go
Nightflight to venus - The sky is aglow

[5:52]
Captain - unidentified object at eight o'clock. Two million miles away.
Stand by for emergency maneuver.
Object coming closer with the speed of light. We have eight more seconds.
Object coming closer. We have five more seconds.
Changing course by 4.6 degrees.
Order executed.
That was a close one, ladies and gentlemen. A meteor just passed us on its way to infinity.
Well, you can see, even in space, traffic is getting heavier all the time.

[6:35]
Ladies and gentlemen, in a few minutes, we are going to be landing on venus.
Push the button on your left side. The safety mechanism will do the rest for you.
We hope you enjoyed the world's first nightflight to venus.
Have a good time there.
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Total duration of "Nightflight To Venus" and "Rasputin" is 13:37 min.
zimmermouse

zimmermouse

April 24, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Anyone can tell me how to recognise the Album with the 7:11 Nightflight to Venus version? They all look alike. Since they have the same error tracktime on the back it is pretty complicated to find itl!
rock-ranger

rock-ranger

November 22, 2016

Anyone got a 1st press for sale drop me a pm.
hoffmannhp

hoffmannhp

October 23, 2016
It must be a joke that over 400 members at discogs will have this very rare lp in their collection. LOL
bumrush1477

bumrush1477

April 12, 2016
Not a review - i have the lp - UK version on the Atlantic, Hansa label. K50498 - But the vinyl has TWO side two's labels - No side one label? Is this rare? Any feedback would be much appreciated.
helge.haselbach

helge.haselbach

February 27, 2016

I read: On the very first pressing it was 7:11 min.
The second pressing was 5:55 min., the third 4:58 min. & the final and most common 4:46 min.

on my pressing 26026OT Gatefold it is 5:15 -
maxi-freak

maxi-freak

August 29, 2009

The mysterious title track opens with a robot voice inviting the listener on a night flight to Venus on board the starship Boney M., breaking into a hypnotizing drum beat with space effects, a catchy guitar riff, suddenly changing into a military march theme, and then back to the basic beat, while the robot voice continues with technical details on the voyage to Venus ... this very first and LP-pressing contains a 7:00 version (also telling about "Moon City" and the cool-down of Venus' atmosphere from 450 degrees to the current pleasant 75 degrees).