Take the Heat off Me

Take the Heat off Me

Infobox Album
Name = Take The Heat Off Me
Type = Studio
Artist = Boney M.


Released = June 1976
Recorded = 1975, 1976
Genre = R&B, Pop music, Disco
Length = 36:05
Label = flagicon|United Kingdom Atlantic Records (UK)
flagicon|United States Atco Records (USA)
flagicon|West Germany Hansa Records (FRG)

Producer = Frank Farian
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:azfoxql5ldhe link]
Last album =
This album = "Take The Heat Off Me"
(1976)
Next album = "Love For Sale"
(1977)|

"Take The Heat Off Me" is the debut album by Boney M.. The album became a major seller outside of the United States, where the album just missed making the chart. Includes the hits "Daddy Cool" (#65 on the Billboard Hot 100, #11 on the Club Play Singles chart), "Sunny" and "Baby Do You Wanna Bump."

Track listing

Side A:
#"Daddy Cool" (Frank Farian, George Reyam (Hans-Jörg Mayer)) - 3:29
#"Take The Heat Off Me" (Bigazzi, Gianni Bella) - 4:47
#"Sunny" (Bobby Hebb) - 4:03
#"Baby Do You Wanna Bump" (Zambi (Frank Farian)) - 6:53

Side B:
#"No Woman, No Cry" (Vincent Ford, Bob Marley) - 4:59
#"Fever" (Eddie Cooley, John Davenport) - 4:00
#"Got a Man On My Mind" (Frank Farian, Fred Jay) - 3:25
#"Lovin' Or Leavin'" (Frank Farian, Fred Jay) - 4:29

Alternative album editions

* UK & US - track A4: "Help Help" (Farian) - 6:05.

Additional Track Info

"Take the Heat off Me" and "Lovin' or Leavin'" had previously been recorded by another Farian-produced artist Gilla on her 1975 album "Willst du mit mir schlafen gehn?". Gilla would furthermore record German versions of "Sunny" and "No Woman No Cry" on her "Zieh mich aus" album later that year, using the same backing tracks. "Got a Man On My Mind" was rewritten from Farian's "Am Samstagabend" which was the B-side of his 1976 hit single "Rocky".

Personnel

* Liz Mitchell - lead vocals (tracks A3, B1, B2 & B3) backing vocals
* Marcia Barrett - lead vocals (tracks A2 & B4) , backing vocals
* Frank Farian - lead vocals (track A4), backing vocals
* The Rhythm Machine - musicians
* Gary Unwinn - bass guitar
* Keith Forsey - drums
* Nick Woodland - guitar
* Thor Baldursson - keyboards

Production

* Frank Farian - producer
* Steven Hammer (Stefan Klinkhammer) - arranger, conductor
* Recorded at Union Studios, Munich and Europasound Studios, Frankfurt

Release history

* UK: Atlantic Records K 50314.
* US: Atco Records Atco (LP) SD 36-143.
* Germany: Hansa Records 27 573 OT.

CD releases

* Germany 1994: BMG 74321 21271 2.
* EU & US 2007: Sony BMG 88697-08260-2. Bonus tracks: "New York City" - 3:30, "Perfect" (Liz Mitchell solo single B-side, 1977) - 3:16.

ingle releases

UK
7"

* "Baby Do Wanna Bump" (Part I) - 3:35 / "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" (Part II) - 3:00 (Creole Records CR 119, 1975)
* "Daddy Cool" - 3:27 / "No Woman, No Cry" - 4:59 (Atlantic Records K10827, 1976)
* "Sunny" - 4:01 / "New York City" (Farian / Klinkhammer / Reyam) - 3:42 (Atlantic K10892, 1976)12"
* "Daddy Cool" - 3:27 / "No Woman, No Cry" - 5:03 (Atlantic K10827, 1976)
* "Baby Do Wanna Bump" (Part I) - 3:35 / "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" (Part II) - 3:00 (Creole CR 12119, 1978)

US
7"

* "Baby Do Wanna Bump" (Part I) - 3:35 / "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" (Part II) - 3:00 (Music America International 4001 A, 1976)
* "Daddy Cool" - 3:27 / "Lovin' Or Leavin'" - 4:31 (Atco Records 7063, 1976)
* "Sunny" - 4:01 / "New York City" - 3:42 (Atco 7080, 1976)10"
* "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" - 7:42 / "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" - 7:42 (Music America International 4001 C BW, 1976)


Germany
7"

* "Baby Do Wanna Bump" (Part I) - 3:35 / "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" (Part II) - 3:00 (Hansa Records 13 834 AT, 1975)
* "Daddy Cool" - 3:27 / "No Woman, No Cry" - 4:59 (Hansa 16 959 AT, 1976)
* "Sunny" - 4:01 / "New York City" (Farian) - 3:42 (Hansa 17 459 AT, 1976)
* Marcia Barrett: "Take the Heat off Me" - 4:46 / "Lovin' or Leavin'" - 4:30 (Hansa 11 326 AT, 1977)
* Liz Mitchell: "Got a Man on My Mind" - 3:13 / "Perfect" (Magaron / Flaverny) - 3:14 (Hansa 11 327 AT, 1977)

Charts

;Album;Single

ources and external links

* [http://rateyourmusic.com/search?searchterm=boney+m&searchtype=a Rate Your Music, detailed discography]
* [http://www.discogs.com/artist/Boney+M., Discogs.com, detailed discography]
* [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:a9foxqr5ldte~T1, All Music Guide, biography, discography etc.]




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