Frank Farian ‎– The Hit Collection - The Best Of 25 Years

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MCI ‎– 74321 25056 2
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2 × CD, Compilation
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1-1 Far Corporation Stairway To Heaven
Written-By – J. Page*, Plant*
5:58
Medley (Verlegtes Potpouri) 6:10
1-2.1 Milli Vanilli Blame It On The Rain
Written-By – D. Warren*
1-2.2 Milli Vanilli Girl You Know It's True
Written-By – Bill Pettaway Jr.*, Kevin Lyles, Ky Adeyemo, Rodney Hollaman, Sean Spencer
1-2.3 Milli Vanilli Baby Don't Forget My Number
Written-By – B. Nail*, F. Farian*, F. Reuter*, R. Dalton*
1-2.4 Milli Vanilli All Or Nothing
Written-By – B. Nail*, F. Farian*, P. G. Wilder*
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1-3 Boney M. Brown Girl In The Ring
Written-By – Reuter*
3:03
1-4 Boney M. No Woman No Cry
Written-By – B. Marley*
3:33
1-5 Eruption (4) Feat. Precious Wilson I Can't Stand The Rain
Written-By – A. Peebles*, B. Miller*, D. Bryant*
2:53
1-6 Eruption (4) Feat. Precious Wilson One Way Ticket
Written-By – Hunter*, Keller*
3:45
1-7 Farian* / McAuley* Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Written-By – Donald Fagen, Walter Becker
4:09
1-8 Gilla Why Don't You Do It
Written-By – Farian*, Jay*
3:12
1-9 Gilla Bend Me Shape Me
Written-By – Weiss*, English*
3:19
1-10 Terence Trent D'Arby & The Touch Don't Call Me Up
Written-By – Marc Burton
3:09
1-11 Meat Loaf Execution Day
Written-By – Dick Wagener*, Meat Loaf
4:25
1-12 Meat Loaf A Man And A Woman
Written-By – Jerry Riopelle, John Harris (25)
4:00
1-13 Meat Loaf One More Kiss
Written-By – John Golden (4), Meat Loaf
3:57
1-14 Far Corporation One Of Your Lovers
Written-By – C. De Rouge*, G. Mende*, M.D. Clinic, M. Appelgate*
3:48
1-15 Eruption (4) Feat. Precious Wilson Valley Of The Dolls
Written-By – Previn*
4:09
1-16 Eruption (4) Feat. Precious Wilson We Are On The Race Track
Written-By – Sgarbi*, Sgarbi*, P. Wilson*
3:10
1-17 Boney M. Felicidad
Written-By – Massara*, Conz*
2:51
1-18 Boney M. Still I'm Sad
Written-By – McCarthy*, S. Smith*
3:39
1-19 Eruption (4) Feat. Precious Wilson Go Johnny Go
Written-By – Kingsley*
3:38
1-20 Boney M. Happy Song
Written-By – Abacab, I. Spagna*, Bacchiocchi*
3:28
Medley (Verlegtes Potpouri) 7:30
2-1.1 Boney M. Rivers Of Babylon
2-1.2 Boney M. Daddy Cool
2-1.3 Boney M. Sunny
2-1.4 Boney M. Ma Baker
2-1.5 Boney M. Belfast
2-1.6 Boney M. Gotta Go Home
2-1.7 Boney M. Rasputin
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2-2 Milli Vanilli Girl I'm Gonna Miss You
Written-By – D. Kawohl*, F. Farian*, Peter Bischof-Fallenstein
3:43
2-3 Milli Vanilli Keep On Running
Written-By – Ch. Kindt*, F. Farian*, F. Reuter*
3:24
2-4 Boney M. Kalimba De Luna
Written-By – Di Franco*, Amoruso*, Malavasi*, Licastro*, Esposito*
3:47
2-5 Boney M. I See A Boat On The River
Written-By – F. Jay*, Rulofs*
3:51
2-6 Meat Loaf Standing On The Outside
Written-By – Lang*, Page*, George*
3:00
2-7 Terence Trent D'Arby & The Touch I Want To Know (International Lady)
Written-By – Marc Burton, Terence Trent D'Arby
3:43
2-8 Terence Trent D'Arby & The Touch Long Way
Written-By – Stefan Lupp, Terence Trent D'Arby
3:21
2-9 Boney M. Hooray Hooray
Written-By – Farian*, Jay*
3:36
2-10 Boney M. Calendar Song
Written-By – Reuter*
3:16
2-11 Boney M. I'm Born Again
Written-By – Jay*, Rulofs*
3:15
2-12 Frank Farian Rocky
Lyrics By [German] – U. Weigel*Written-By – Stevens*
4:00
2-13 F. Farian* + Far Corp.* Sebastian
Written-By – Harley*
4:40
2-14 Far Corporation You Are The Woman
Written-By – D. Kawohl*, J. Daansen*, Peter Bischof-Fallenstein
3:57
2-15 Terence Trent D'Arby & The Touch Eggs & Coffee
Written-By – S. Lupp*, Terence Trent D'Arby
3:34
2-16 Boney M. Mary's Boy Child
Written-By – Farian*, Jay*, Lorin*, J. Hairston*
4:01
2-17 Milli Vanilli Dreams To Remember
Written-By – D. Kawohl*, F. Farian*, M. Applegate*
3:48
2-18 Eruption (4) Feat. Precious Wilson Leave A Light
Written-By – Caston*, Mc Fadden*
3:16
2-19 Boney M. El Lute
Written-By – Farian*, Jay*, Blum*
3:27
2-20 Meat Loaf Burning Down
Written-By – Billy Rankin
3:18

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Credits

Notes

50 Hits - incl. 16 No. 1 Hits

Trk. 1-19 credited to Eruption feat. Precious Wilson although Wilson had been replaced by Kim Davis on this recording.
No writers credited for trk. 2-1
Trk. 2-13 credited to "Frank Farian" in booklet but to "F. Farian + Far Corp." on backcover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 743212505627
  • Label Code: LC 6355

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tiger_soren

tiger_soren

March 30, 2011

Being Germany's most successful producer, Frank Farian's career of course speaks for itself. However, this 2CD compilation, issued in 1994, doesn't do his achievements much justice, firstly because pop-disco tracks like Boney M. and Eruption from the 70s don't sit well alongside bombastic soft-rock tracks like Far Corporation and Meat Loaf from the mid-80s. The album would have been better if the tracks had been organized chronologically. Also, Farian chopped down his very biggest hits with Boney M. and Milli Vanilli to two medleys whereas no less than five tracks from his Meat Loaf album (which wasn't a hit) are included as well as several of Terence Trent D'Arby's early recordings, none of which was a hit either. A rather messy presentation of an extraordinary career, The Hit Collection deserves no more than 3 stars unfortunately.