Boney M - Christmas Album - 1981 Canada Issue - Reggae Pop Disco - LP

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Boney M. - Christmas Album

Label: Atlantic
Catalog#: XMS 5823
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album

Vinyl: VG++ (listen to our copy)
Cover VG+ VG++ (minor corner wear) 

Country: Canada issue
Released: 1981
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco


Tracklisting:

A1 Little Drummer Boy (4:27)
A2 White Christmas (4:19)
A3 Feliz Navidad (3:07)
A4 Jingle Bells (2:53)
A5 Winter Fairy-Tale (2:58)
A6 Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord (5:14)

B1 Christmas Medley (6:25)
B2 Petit Papa Noël (1:41)
B3 Zion's Daughter (3:51)
B4 When A Child Is Born (3:20)
B5 Darkness Is Falling (2:02)
B6 I'll Be Home For Christmas (3:54)


I remember Boney M from the days of disco (late 70s, early 80s) and wasn't a huge fan, but I admit I bought this album because the medley of Mary's Boy Child and O My Lord gets played a lot on the radio every Christmas season. Happily, the whole album is good, with the group sounding mellow (but still with a prominent beat) at the right times. For me a good Christmas LP combines some old favorites (this one has Joy to the World, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, The First Noel, Silent Night, etc) with some pretty but unfamiliar songs (Hear Ye the Message, Zion's Daughter, Petit Papa Noel).

Boney M can sound delicate and lullabyish on a song like Petit Papa Noel or A Child Is Born, but almost anthemic and bouncy on Joy to the World and Hark the Herald Angels Sing. If you're like me, you get tired of the radio's constant play of Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Burl Ives, etc, and this is a nice alternative--still has that 'sweet' sound you expect of a Christmas LP, but also with that toe-tapping, shake-your-body quality you'd expect from a group that was part of the disco era.

This album is a classic. It's appeal lies in the fact that it includes everyone's favorites, but has a distinct Carribean flavor. Unlike most artists who try unsuccessfully to combitione both traditional and original characteristics when recording Christamas music, Boney M gives us the best of both worlds. I grew up with it and I look forward to listening to it every Chrismas (although I usually listen to it throughout the year too!) Highly recommended, guaranteed to become one of you favorites too.


Boney M - Mary's Boy - music video
Great song to listen to...no matter what time of the year it is.

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Boney M. - Christmas Medley
beautiful Christmas carol sung by the best group that ever sang Christmas carols.

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Boney M - Feliz Navidad

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Boney M When A Child Is Born -

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More Information
Condition Used
Format LP
Label Atlantic Recordings
Color Black