After seeing Liz Mitchell and Boney M perform in Bingley park a while back, my long-standing enthusiasm for Boney M's music
was propelled sky-high. A timely re-release of all the original albums on
CD is great news.
I was slightly wary as I put this album on to play, as all the tracks were
unfamiliar, but it only took one audition to reassure me that this was to
become a favourite.
In a similar vein to the more well-known 'Nightflight to Venus', several
tracks are on the theme of taking off from earth, as in 'Future World' where
you're encouraged to 'Leave your belongings all behind - everything you need
is in your mind.'
A couple of beautifully melodious love songs with 'Jimmy', and the
heart-rending 'Where Did You Go?'
'Dizzy' turned out to be a cover of the song we all know - can't remember
off-hand who did it originally, but I do remember the Vic & Bob version. The
Boney M attempt isn't my favourite, I'm afraid!
'Bel Ami' and 'Alibama' add a tropical lilt to the album - light years away
from some of the earlier tracks.
I have now heard just about all of the album re-releases, and I would say
this one has to be my fave!