Label: Atlantic - P-13028 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Promo • Country: Japan • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: Europop, Synth-pop, Disco
Ten Thousand Lightyears is the seventh studio album by Boney M. This prompted Hansa to send out a new mix of "Going Back West", promoting this as the A-side instead. After a break in the spring of when Liz Mitchell gave birth to her second child, and Marcia Barrett recorded demos with Eddy Grantthe band issued "Jambo - Hakuna Matata No Problems " backed with a new remix of "African Moon" from the Boonoonoonoos album.
In Spain and Portugal, the single emerged with the original mix of "African Moon". The Iberian 12" singles furthermore included the full mix of "Jambo" the German 12" included a edit and another recording, "I Need A Babysitter" a cover of French punk rocker Mahjun 's hitunavailable elsewhere. It was supposed have been a continuation of the ethno-African themes, both musically and lyrically, of 's Living Like A Moviestar - Boney M.
- Ten Thousand Lightyears but Living Like A Moviestar - Boney M. - Ten Thousand Lightyears the miscalculation with "Jambo" most of the new tracks which ultimately ended up as the side A suite were given a science fiction themethe album title Ten Thousand Lightyears was chosen.
The single chosen to promote the finished album was ballad "Somewhere In The World" - it became the fourth consecutive Boney M. What was carefully planned to be a triumphant comeback after a three-year-long absence on the European charts turned out to be the band's and producer Frank Farian's biggest commercial failure to date.
Even though the album peaked at 23 in the German album charts, it did very little elsewhere, and the second single "Living Like A Moviestar" was cancelled. For reasons unknown, Marcia Barrett wasn't invited, and her vocal role in Boney M. These sessions were put on hold when Farian heard Tony Esposito's hit single " Kalimba de Luna " and decided to record a version for the German market with Reggie Tsiboe on lead vocals.
The omission of Liz and Marcia on vocals and their absence in the first video version indicates it was supposed to have been a Reggie Tsiboe solo track, but it ended being released as a Boney M. A new version of " A promotional white-label album in a white sleeve with the album logo and song credits was released on Hansa LPfeaturing several different mixes, the title track even featuring a third verse which was cut off the released version.
Furthermore, "The Alibama" also appearing in a one-minute longer version featured lead vocals by co-writer Sandy High Road - Mastodon - Once More Round The Sun Liz Mitchell sang the lead on the released version and most likely slipped out by accident. The promo version is often mistaken as a Reggie Tsiboe lead. The 12" single Living Like A Moviestar - Boney M.
- Ten Thousand Lightyears in the World" was inserted in the other side of the gatefold sleeve. Both promotional versions are sought-after items for Boney M. The record company recognised the commercial potential of the track but felt that it would benefit from an up-tempo arrangement.
When the re-recorded version was delivered to them they had however lost interest in the band and 's "The Carnival Is Over" became the final Boney M. The updated version of "Jimmy" was then offered to Precious Wilson for her second solo album, she too turned it down and it instead ended up as the penultimate track on album Ten Thousand Lightyears. The cover version of Tommy Roe 's hit " Dizzy " was originally planned to be released as a duet single with Frank Farian and singer Sandy Davis which never happened.
An unreleased extended 12" club mix also exists. A remixed version of the rare recording "Babysitter" was released as a B-side to the "Megamix" CD-single, an alternate, previously unreleased mix was released on the CD re-issue of Ten Thousand Lightyears. Kalimba de Luna Carrere From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Boney M. The Magic of Boney M. Rivers of Babylon A Best of Collection. Christmas Time. Discography Daddy Cool Frank Farian. Book Category Template. Categories : albums Boney M.
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