Boney M. / Diamonds: 40th Anniversary deluxe sets


A 40th anniversary celebration of Boney M. is on the way with the release of Diamonds across a number of formats, including a 4CD+vinyl limited edition box and, in some territories, a three-DVD package.

German record producer Frank Farian created Boney M exactly 40 years ago and the group (fronted by ‘singers’ from the Caribbean) released their first album Take the Heat Off Me in 1976.

The vocal group achieved phenomenal success in the disco years of the second half of the 1970s, especially in Germany where they chalked up an incredible eight number one singles, although they were popular across Europe and in the UK where their cover of Harry Belafonte’s Mary’s Boy Child which was the Christmas number one in 1978.

The new Diamonds collection in its most basic form is a three-CD set that contains rare seven-inch versions of singles across the first two discs (including some unreleased versions) and on the third CD includes modern day mixes and megamixes from the likes of Blank & Jones and other name DJs.

There will also be a limited edition box set version of Diamonds that comes in LP-sized packaging. This includes the three CDs mentioned above and adds a bonus DVD [content TBC]. Also in the box is a new vinyl pressing of Boney M’s debut album Take The Heat Off Me, a Daddy Cool T-shirt (size L) and a sticker album. You can currently pick this up for less than £30 from Amazon Germany – great deal!


Separate to this, will be an ambitious and comprehensive three-DVD package (not being released in the UK) that includes TV Performances (ZDF, WDR, BBC Top of the Pops etc.), a 90-minute long German documentary (beware, may not have English subtitles!), and unreleased live concerts in from Poland (1979) and Sun City (1984).

Diamonds is released on 30 March 2015. SDE can exclusively bring you the full track listings for the 3CD and 3DVD below.


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Track listing

3CD Edition

CD 1

  1. Baby Do You Wanna Bump (part 1) 7″ version
  2. Daddy Cool 7″ version/album version
  3. No Woman No Cry album version
  4. Sunny 7″version/album version
  5. Ma Baker 7″ version 1st pressing (Unreleased Version)
  6. Belfast 7″ version / album version
  7. Rivers Of Babylon 7″ version Italy (Unreleased Version)
  8. Brown Girl In The Ring (with extra verse) 7″ version 1st pressing (Unreleased Version)
  9. Rasputin 7″ version
  10. Painter Man 7″ version/album version
  11. Mary’s Boy Child/Oh My Lord album version
  12. Dancing In The Streets 7″ album version
  13. Hooray! Hooray! It’s A Holi-Holiday 7″ version
  14. Gotta Go Home 7″ version
  15. El Lute 7″ version
  16. Bahama Mama 7″ version
  17. I’m Born Again 7″ version
  18. I See A Boat On The River 7″ version
  19. My Friend Jack 7″ version


  1. Children Of Paradise 7″ version
  2. Gadda Da Vida 7″ version
  3. Felicidad (Margherita) 7″ version
  4. Malaika Early version (Unreleased Version)
  5. Consuela Biaz Early version (Unreleased Version)
  6. We Kill The world (Don’t Kill The World) UK 7″ version
  7. The Carnival Is Over (Goodbye True Lover) Early single mix (Unreleased Version)
  8. Going Back West 7″version
  9. Jambo – Hakuna Matata (No Problems) 7″ version
  10. Somewhere In The World 7″ version
  11. Exodus (Noah’s Ark) 7″ version
  12. Kalimba De Luna 7″ version
  13. Happy Song 7″ version
  14. My Chérie Amour 7″ version/album version
  15. Young Free & Single 7″ version/album version
  16. Bang Bang Lulu 7″ version
  17. Stories 7″ version
  18. Papa Chico (Rap version)
  19. Barbra Streisand (The Most Wanted Woman) 7″ version

CD 3 (New Hits and Mixes)

  • 1. Song Of Joy – Single Edit – Boney M. Feat. Liz Mitchell
  • 2. Running Man (Frankie’s On The Run) – Boney M. Feat. Guyana
  • 3. Sunny – John Munich & Thorsten Skringer Sax Radio Edit
  • 4. Nightflight To Venus – Blank & Jones Remix
  • 5. Ma Baker – Blank & Jones Radio Remix
  • 6. Daddy Cool – Nick Raider Radio Mix
  • 7. Kalimba De Luna – Bass Flow De Luna Mix
  • 8. Rasputin – Bass Mix Flow 4.0
  • 9. Rivers Of Babylon – Depth sounder Fox Mix

Bonus tracks

  • 10. Daddy Cool – Jay Frog Remix & Amfree
  • 11. Sunny – John Munich & Thorsten Skringer Extended Sax Mix
  • 12. Sunny – Blank & Jones Summer Vibe Remix
  • 13. Rivers Of Babylon – Nick Raider Club Party Mix
  • 14. Kalimba De Luna – Bass Flow De Luna Instrumental Mix
  • 15. Rasputin – Bass Remix Flow 4.0

Bonus DVD  (Box Set Only)

Track listing TBC.

LP – Take The Heat Off Me (Box Set Only)

Side A:

  • Daddy Cool
  • Take The Heat Off Me
  • Sunny
  • Baby Do You Wanna Bump

Side B:

  • No Woman, No Cry
  • Fever
  • Got a Man on My Mind
  • Lovin’ Or Leavin’


Diamonds 3DVD set

DVD1 (Unreleased TV Performances: ZDF, WDR, BBC Top Of The Pops)

  1. Baby Do You Wanna Bump
  2. Daddy Cool
  3. Sunny
  4. Rasputin
  5. Brown Girl In The Ring
  6. Rivers Of Babylon
  7. El Lute
  8. Calendar Song (January, February, March…)
  9. Gotta Go Home
  10. Bahama Mama
  11. Children Of Paradise
  12. Mary’s Boy Child
  13. Felicidad
  14. Consuela Biaz
  15. Little Drummer Boy
  16. The Carnival Is Over
  17. Zion’s Daughter
  18. Jambo – Hakuna Matata
  19. Somewhere In The World
  20. My Chérie Amour
  21. Young, Free And Single
  22. Stories

DVD2 (Unreleased TV Megamix + 90 Minutes German Documentary)

  1. No Woman, No Cry Brown
  2. Girl In The Ring
  3. Daddy Cool
  4. Sunny
  5. Ma Baker
  6. Painter Man
  7. Gotta Go Home
  8. Rasputin
  9. Rivers Of Babylon
  10. Still I’m Sad
  11. El Lute
  12. Calimba de Luna
  13. Felicidad
  14. Happy Song
  15. Dreadlock Holiday

DVD3 (Unreleased Live)

LIVE IN SUN CITY 1984 (Last Concert)

  1. Boonoonoonoos
  2. Hit-Medley (Daddy Cool / Sunny / Ma Baker / Belfast)
  3. Never Change Lovers In The Middle Of The Night
  4. We Kill the World
  5. Exodus
  6. 10.000 Lightyears
  7. Where Did You Go
  8. I Feel So Good
  9. Barbarella Fortuneteller
  10. Hooray! Hooray! / Calendar Song / I Shall Sing
  11. Malaika
  12. Still I’m Sad
  13. No Woman No Cry
  14. Rivers Of Babylon


  1. Rivers of Babylon
  2. Daddy Cool
  3. My Baker
  4. Brown Girl in the Ring
  5. Sunny
  6. Hooray Hooray
  7. Dancing in the Street
  8. Belfast
  9. El Lute
  10. Rasputin

Unreleased Bonus Material


Diamonds / 4CD+LP+T-shirt box set

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