Boney M. ‎– The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits

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Compilation including all single A-sides from 1976 to the 1980 double A-side "I See A Boat On The River"/"My Friend Jack". Two non-album A-sides were included on a long-form release for the first time: "Mary's Boy Child" and "Hooray Hooray". "No Woman No Cry", "Oceans Of Fantasy", "Ribbons Of Blue" and "Still I'm Sad" are album tracks and/or B-sides and actually can't be considered hits. Omitted are "Dancing In The Streets" and "Voodoonight", released as A-sides in limited territories, and the debut single "Baby, Do You Wanna Bump" (1975).

All tracks except "Daddy Cool", "Painter Man", "Bahama Mama" and "Gotta Go Home" have been edited, to fit 10 tracks on both vinyl sides. "I See A Boat" is curiously shorter on CD (3:10) than on LP (4:04).

Some countries behind the iron curtain omitted tracks for religious ("Mary's Boy Child") or political ("Rasputin") reasons. In a few countries where Boney M. hadn't been that popular, only the 12 biggest hits were included, hence the release title truncated to "Golden Hits". On some of these editions some tracks were also restored to full length. The release was retitled "Greatest Hits" for German record club editions and four tracks were removed - which later resurfaced (in full duration) on "Children Of Paradise - The Greatest Hits Of - Volume 2".

Original German/European LP sleeve design is elaborate, with die-cut parts showing group members in a photo on the inner sleeve and a glossy gold finish. Other formats (except a few cassette editions) and many overseas licensed versions made do without the die-cut sleeve, and the gold colour was replaced with yellowish brown. Some versions discarded the original outer gold sleeve and instead used the design of the inner sleeve (which features group photos).

Tracklist

Rivers Of Babylon 3:58
Daddy Cool 3:27
Sunny 3:17
Belfast 2:25
El Lute 4:27
No Woman No Cry 3:00
Rasputin 3:40
Painter Man 3:10
Ma Baker 3:43
Gotta Go Home 3:44
My Friend Jack 4:31
I See A Boat On The River 4:04
Brown Girl In The Ring 3:05
Mary's Boy Child 4:31
Bahama Mama 3:16
I'm Born Again 3:54
Oceans Of Fantasy 3:17
Ribbons Of Blue 3:03
Still I'm Sad 3:39
Hooray! Hooray! It's A Holi-Holiday 3:10

Versions (87)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
201 666, 201 666-502 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits(LP, Comp) Hansa, Hansa International 201 666, 201 666-502 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
BMTV 1 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits(LP, Comp) Atlantic BMTV 1 Jamaica 1979 Sell This Version
PP 529, PP529. Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(Cass, Comp, Unofficial, Dol) Pink Panther, Pink Panther PP 529, PP529. Saudi Arabia 1979 Sell This Version
RLP - 041, RLP-041, RLP 041 Boney M. 20 Exitos De Oro, La Magia De Boney M. = The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits(LP, Comp) RCA Victor, RCA Victor, RCA Victor RLP - 041, RLP-041, RLP 041 Bolivia 1980 Sell This Version
402.505, 402.505-507 Boney M. 20 Golden Hits ・ The Magic Of Boney M.(Cass, Comp) Hansa, Hansa 402.505, 402.505-507 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
D-401.666, D 401666 Boney M. 20 Golden Hits(Cass, Comp) Ariola, Ariola D-401.666, D 401666 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
XTP-15000 Boney M. Golden Hits "The Magic Of Boney M."(8-Trk, Comp) Atlantic XTP-15000 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
CS-15000 Boney M. Golden Hits - "The Magic Of"(Cass, Comp, Club, A&B) Atlantic CS-15000 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
SD 15000 Boney M. Golden Hits - "The Magic Of"(Cass, Comp, Club, Dol) Atlantic SD 15000 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
CS-15000 Boney M. Golden Hits - "The Magic Of"(Cass, Comp, Club, ►'s) Atlantic CS-15000 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
XCS-15000 Boney M. Golden Hits - "The Magic Of"(Cass, Comp, Dol) Atlantic XCS-15000 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
XCS-15000 Boney M. Golden Hits - "The Magic Of"(Cass, Comp, Dol) Atlantic XCS-15000 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
YP 694, 694 Boney M. Golden Hits(LP, Comp) Hansa International, Hansa International YP 694, 694 Turkey 1980 Sell This Version
BTA 1882 Boney M. Golden Hits(LP, Comp, Blu) Балкантон BTA 1882 Bulgaria 1980 Sell This Version
39 846 1 Boney M. Greatest Hits Of Boney M.(Cass, Comp, Club) Hansa International 39 846 1 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
30 943 5 Boney M. Greatest Hits Of Boney M.(LP, Comp, Club) Hansa International 30 943 5 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
AVSI-4818 Boney M. La Magia De Boney M.(LP, Comp) RCA Victor AVSI-4818 Argentina 1980 Sell This Version
M5A 365438 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M - 20 Golden Greats(Cass, Comp, Ora) Atlantic M5A 365438 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
BMTV 41 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. (20 Golden Hits)(Cass, Comp) Atlantic, Hansa BMTV 41 UK 1980 Sell This Version
M5A 365438 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. (20 Golden Hits)(Cass, Comp, Bla) Atlantic M5A 365438 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
M5A 365438 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. (20 Golden Hits)(Cass, Comp, Gre) Atlantic M5A 365438 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
201 666, 201 666-502 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. (20 Golden Hits)(LP, Comp) Hansa, Hansa International 201 666, 201 666-502 Austria 1980 Sell This Version
SEL-200 415, 201 666-502, 2311 017 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 18 Golden Hits(LP, Comp) Polydor, Polydor, Polydor SEL-200 415, 201 666-502, 2311 017 South Korea 1980 Sell This Version
201 666, Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits(12", Comp, RP) Hansa 201 666, Israel 1980 Sell This Version
PPC 189 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits(Cass, Album, Comp) Gallo PPC 189 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
BMTV 41 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits(Cass, Comp) Atlantic BMTV 41 UK 1980 Sell This Version
3100 555 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits(Cass, Comp) Polydor 3100 555 Malaysia 1980 Sell This Version
DA I 30358 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits(LP, Comp) Durium DA I 30358 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
201 666, 201 666-502 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits(LP, Comp) Hansa International, Hansa International 201 666, 201 666-502 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
2311 017 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits(LP, Comp) Polydor 2311 017 India 1980 Sell This Version
201 666, 201 666-502 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits(LP, Comp) Polydor, Hansa International 201 666, 201 666-502 Israel 1980 Sell This Version
2311 017 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits(LP, Comp) Polydor 2311 017 Hong Kong 1980 Sell This Version
P-13001 A Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits(LP, Comp) Atlantic P-13001 A Japan 1980 Sell This Version
VSX1262 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits(LP, Comp) Virgin VSX1262 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
201 666, 201 666-502 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits(LP, Comp) Hansa, Hansa, Hansa International, Hansa International 201 666, 201 666-502 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
2311 017 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits(LP, Comp) Polydor 2311 017 Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong 1980 Sell This Version
P-13001 A Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits(LP, Comp, Promo) Atlantic P-13001 A Japan 1980 Sell This Version
XSD 15000 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - Golden Hits(LP, Comp, CBS) Atlantic XSD 15000 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
XSD 15000 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - Golden Hits(LP, Comp, Club) Atlantic XSD 15000 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
XSD 15000 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - Golden Hits(LP, Comp, Qua) Atlantic XSD 15000 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
5B 202505 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. 20 Golden Hits(LP, Comp) Ariola 5B 202505 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
LAE-268 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. = La Magia de Boney M(LP, Comp, Cut) Hansa International LAE-268 Mexico 1980 Sell This Version
70 490 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(Cass, Comp) Carrere, Hansa, Hansa Records 70 490 France 1980 Sell This Version
401 666, 401 666-507 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(Cass, Comp) Hansa International, Hansa International 401 666, 401 666-507 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
401 666, 401 666-507 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(Cass, Comp) Hansa International, Hansa International 401 666, 401 666-507 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
70 490 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(Cass, Comp, Dol) Carrere, Hansa, Hansa Records 70 490 France 1980 Sell This Version
PKH-5002A Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(Cass, Comp, Promo, Dol) Atlantic PKH-5002A Japan 1980 Sell This Version
ZL 1 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(LP, Comp) Gallo ZL 1 Rhodesia 1980 Sell This Version
SD 36 5438 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(LP, Comp) Atlantic SD 36 5438 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
201 666 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(LP, Comp) Ariola 201 666 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
SMB 40100, MB 40100 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(LP, Comp) Music-Box, Music-Box SMB 40100, MB 40100 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
ZL 1 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(LP, Comp) Hansa ZL 1 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
5201666 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(LP, Comp) Ariola 5201666 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
ZL 1 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(LP, Comp) Hansa ZL 1 Mozambique 1980 Sell This Version
ВТА 1882 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(LP, Comp) Балкантон, Hansa International ВТА 1882 Bulgaria 1980 Sell This Version
SD 365438 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(LP, Comp) Atlantic SD 365438 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
67.490 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(LP, Comp) Hansa 67.490 France 1980 Sell This Version
PPL 189 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(LP, Comp) Hansa PPL 189 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
BM TV 1, BMTV 1 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(LP, Comp, Glo) Atlantic, Atlantic BM TV 1, BMTV 1 UK 1980 Sell This Version
201 666, 202 505-320, 201 666-502 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(LP, Comp, Glo) Hansa, Hansa International, Hansa International 201 666, 202 505-320, 201 666-502 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
BM TV 1, BMTV 1 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(LP, Comp, Glo) Atlantic, Atlantic BM TV 1, BMTV 1 UK 1980 Sell This Version
BMTV 1 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(LP, Comp, Non) Atlantic BMTV 1 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ВТА 1882 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(LP, Comp, Ora) Балкантон ВТА 1882 Bulgaria 1980 Sell This Version
CA-1382 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M (20 Golden Hits)(LP, Comp, Red) RCA Victor CA-1382 El Salvador 1981 Sell This Version
800532 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(LP, Comp, Yel) RCA Victor 800532 Ecuador 1981 Sell This Version
I-201666, I-201.666 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits(LP, Comp) Ariola, Ariola I-201666, I-201.666 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
SR 280 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 17 Golden Hits(Cass, Comp, RE, Unofficial) SR (6) SR 280 India 1985 Sell This Version
MMTL 1254 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits(LP, Comp, RE) Gallo MMTL 1254 South Africa 1985 Sell This Version
MMTL 1432 Boney M. The Boney M Collection(LP, Comp, RE) Farian, Gallo MMTL 1432 South Africa 1988 Sell This Version
402 505 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. (20 Golden Hits)(Cass, Comp, RE) Hansa 402 505 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
252 505 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits(CD, Comp, RE) Hansa 252 505 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
202 505 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits(LP, Comp, RE) Hansa 202 505 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
401 666, 402 505-352 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(Cass, Comp, RE) Hansa International, Hansa International 401 666, 402 505-352 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
CDARI (WM) 1193 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(CD, Comp, RE) Hansa CDARI (WM) 1193 South Africa 1992 Sell This Version
74321 64714 2 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(CD, Comp, RE, 24K) Hansa 74321 64714 2 Taiwan 1999 Sell This Version
IMD-6697 Boney M. 20 Golden Hits: The Magic Of Boney M.(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) IMD (2) IMD-6697 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
XCS-15000 Boney M. Golden Hits - "The Magic Of"(Cass, Comp, RE, Dol) Atlantic XCS-15000 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
XCS-15000 Boney M. Golden Hits - "The Magic Of"(Cass, Comp, RE, Dol) Atlantic XCS-15000 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
XRPL1 - 815 Boney M. La Magia De Boney M.(LP, Comp) RCA Victor XRPL1 - 815 Peru Unknown Sell This Version
252 505, 252 505-217 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. (20 Golden Hits)(CD, Comp, M/Print, RE) Hansa, Hansa, BMG Bertelsmann Music Group, BMG Bertelsmann Music Group 252 505, 252 505-217 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
252 505, 252 505-217 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. (20 Golden Hits)(CD, Comp, RE) Hansa, Hansa 252 505, 252 505-217 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
IMD-6697 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 14 Golden Hits(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) IMD (2) IMD-6697 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
402 505 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits(Cass, Comp, RE) Hansa 402 505 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
202 505, 202 505-320 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits(LP, Comp, RE) Hansa, Hansa International 202 505, 202 505-320 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
2311 017 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(LP, Comp) Polydor 2311 017 India Unknown Sell This Version
BMTV 1 Boney M. The Magic Of Boney M.(LP, Comp, Glo) Atlantic BMTV 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
D 071 Boney M. The Magic Of(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Mix Magic D 071 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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Domin_stax

Domin_stax

February 13, 2021
referencing The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits, LP, Comp, I-201666, I-201.666
I have this version but with a difference. In the side A there are not the song's titles.
KarenDiscoQueen

KarenDiscoQueen

April 12, 2019
referencing The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits, CD, Comp, RE, 252 505

Original CD issue of the classic magic of boney M issued 1991? featuring the original Artwork . the 1992 prints all feature a different cover IE without boney m photo .but with same golden cover . a sot after item .
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.stretch.

May 7, 2016
referencing The Magic Of Boney M., Cass, Comp, RE, 401 666, 402 505-352
My cassette has the card inlay with a gold backing (facing outward) was printed in England by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. (Patent applied for) BMTV 41 printed on the cassette.
FrancisAlbertSinatra

FrancisAlbertSinatra

June 7, 2015
referencing The Magic Of Boney M., LP, Comp, ВТА 1882

I hate Balkanton. On every sleeve use bad, common paper, not special. Music is good on this vinyl, bad sleeve bad, and why are the names of songs are in russian alphabet? 4*