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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:07 pm    Michael Cretu & Boney M Reply with quoteBack to top

Some trivia,
Michael Cretu was a "behind the scenes" Boney M keyboards player back in 1979 on the album Oceans Of Fantasy, just as he was preparing for a solo career eventually leading to Enigma.
Here is the LP insert, the first CD reissue of the album by BMG Germany omitted this image as well as any Musicians credits/info.
This info may or may not have been included on later CD reissues but I don't know as I only have the first original CD issues.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:02 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Looks about 200 yrs old
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:34 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

It´s the Munich Mob -- they´d show up on nearly all significant pop and disco releases of that era.

I have an interview with Cretu somewhere in which he mentions his involvement in early pop music and music for commercials of all sorts. This earned him his first synth, a Roland SH-5, which was later joined by a Korg PS-3100.

In 2003, I missed out on buying Frank Farian´s Linn LM-1 -- he had given it to a German pop chanteuse named Cora (von dem Bottlenberge) who had some minor hits in the mid-1980s. A friend of mine had Ralf Siegel´s LM-1 (with a modification that was designed to allow the installation of trigger jacks for the single instruments, possibly to allow Curt Cress to drive the Linn from his acoustic drum kit).

Musicland Studio in Munich was located in the basement of a posh hotel. This was the place where Girogio Moroder invented techno, with people like Harold Faltermeyer helping him produce.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:01 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes, I knew about Cretu's Boney M involvement, but I had never seen any pictures, so thanks. Interesting that also Keith Forsey was there, his love theme from Breakfast Club (1985) is a synth classic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeBU8oMpz4Q

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