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Take the Heat off Me

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:

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

Side B:

  1. "No Woman, No Cry" (Vincent Ford, Bob Marley) - 4:59
  2. "Fever" (Eddie Cooley, John Davenport) - 4:00
  3. "Got a Man On My Mind" (Frank Farian, Fred Jay) - 3:25
  4. "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

Production

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

Release history

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.

Single 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
Year Chart Position (Wks on top) Wks on chart
1977 UK albums chart 40
1976 Norway's album chart 2 (1) 42
1976 Sweden's album chart 1
Single
Year Single Chart Position (Wks on top) Wks on chart
1976 "Daddy cool" UK single chart 6
1976 "Daddy cool" Norway's single chart 1 (10) 33
1976 "Daddy cool" Sweden's single chart 1
1977 "Sunny" UK single chart 3
1977 "Sunny" Norway's single chart 4 17

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