Take the Heat off Me
1 x LP
2017 EU reissue on standard LP-the debut album of one of the world's most successful disco groups, Boney M. A typical cover image from the mid-70’s: decadent and sleazy, with hits: “Daddy Cool”, "Sunny," "No Woman, No Cry"& "Baby Do You Wanna Bump....
Release date: 04-05-2017(originally released in 1976)
2017 EU reissue on standard LP-Take the Heat Off Me marked the album debut of one of the world's most successful disco groups, Boney M. A typical cover image from the mid-70’s: decadent and sleazy, with hits: “Daddy Cool”, "Sunny," "No Woman, No Cry"& "Baby Do You Wanna Bump".
A1 Daddy Cool
A2 Take The Heat Off Me
A4 Baby Do You Wanna Bump
B1 No Woman No Cry
B3 Got A Man On My Mind
B4 Lovin' Or Leavin'
Original Released 1976 by Hansa International
High-resolution mastering from the original source
by MM Sound, Steinhagen
the group's soulful vocals subtly add a little grit into the mix to keep the music from drifting off into the ether. The big hits from this album were "Sunny," a pulsating, string-drenched update of Bobby Hebb's pop-soul classic, and "Daddy Cool," a relentless groove that combines staccato violin stabs, mariachi horns, and an aggressive drum attack to create an irresistibly catchy dance-pop ditty. The other tracks offer a similar mix of poppy originals and odd covers: "Got a Man on My Mind" combines reggae rhythms and choral vocals to great effect and Boney M.'s cover of Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry" may seem preposterous in concept but works thanks to its effective combination of soulful vocals and slick instrumentation. "Baby Do You Wanna Bump," the only song that strays from the pop song format, drags noticeably, but the high quality of the surrounding tunes makes up for this flaw. Take the Heat Off Me won't win any new fans to the disco cause, but it remains an effective and likable slice of Euro-disco at its most effervescent.
Label: Hansa International
Originally released: 1976
This release: 2017