The harmonies fall like a cascade, the hooks sink in as you play Boney M’s Christmas album which is one of the most sought after 1981 re –release. Boney M has never quite gone out of style. They are one international act whose appeal spans over 2 generations. Their Christmas album has the four West Indian vocalists bring out the true meaning of Christmas in songs, hymns and carols like the punchy Feliz Navidad, Jungle Bells, Zion’s Daughter to the very solemn Mary’s Boy Child/Oh My Lord, Oh Christmas Tree and When a Child is Born and many others. You shouldn’t miss the Christmas Medley and the Bonus track by Boney M featuring the Daddy Cool Kids.
The album was recorded in the summer of 1981 and released on 23rd November 1981. The album, which in certain territories was given the alternate title Christmas with Boney M., was issued just three weeks after the moderately successful pop album of the band known as ‘Boonoonoos’.
The album includes the million-selling 1978 Christmas number one Mary’s Boy child/ Oh My Lord which yielded two further single releases, Little Drummer Boy which turned out to be a Top 20 hit in Germany. A second single, the punchy and bass beat was released for Christmas 1982, Zion's Daughter, but failed to chart.
Label: Atlantic Records
Reviewed by Verus Ferreira