10,000 Lightyears

10,000 Lightyears

by Boney M.
     
 

After three years of inactivity, Boney M. returned to the international charts in 1984 with 10,000 Lightyears. Like Boonoonoonoos, this album was a big production: it boasted a generous array of songs in varying styles and included the Munich Symphony Orchestra thickening the soundSee more details below

Overview

After three years of inactivity, Boney M. returned to the international charts in 1984 with 10,000 Lightyears. Like Boonoonoonoos, this album was a big production: it boasted a generous array of songs in varying styles and included the Munich Symphony Orchestra thickening the sound on a number of its tracks. The best songs are on the first side, a sort of mini-rock opera about a future where the citizens of Earth are taken to a safer planet by benevolent aliens from a distant planet. The songs in this suite embellish simple but likable melodies with plenty of nifty synthesizer effects and orchestral flourishes to create songs that feel like an updated version of their early disco style. Highlights from this side include "Future World," which combines a hard rock guitar groove with spacy synthesizer washes that are further bolstered by an orchestral arrangement, and the atmospheric title track, which effectively contrasts a languid melody against a backdrop of busy percussion.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/25/2000
Label:
Bmg Int'l
UPC:
0743212126624
catalogNumber:
21266

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Boney M.   Primary Artist
Max Greger   Keyboards
Curt Cress   Drums
Johan Daansen   Guitar
Amy Goff   Background Vocals
Elaine Goff   Background Vocals
London Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Pit Löw   Keyboards
Kristian Schultze   Keyboards
Dino Solera   Saxophone
Munich String Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Mats Bjorklund   Guitar
Christian Schneider   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Tommy Roe   Composer
Freddy Weller   Composer
Peter Bischof   Composer
Carmine Di   Engineer
Frank Farian   Composer,Producer
Stefan Klinkhammer   Arranger
Zeke Lund   Engineer
Kristian Schultze   Arranger
Harry Baierl   Arranger
S. Davis   Composer
Ralph P. Rupert   Engineer
Tammy Grohé   Composer
Kawohl & Towers   Composer
Dietmar Kawohl   Arranger,Composer
W. Keilhauer   Composer
George Reyam   Composer

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