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City Boy / Dinner at the Ritz
City Boy
City Boy / Dinner at the Ritz
Genres: Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (9) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (7) - Disc #2

Two-fer featuring the first two albums by English pop group that Mutt Lange produced. Includes the U.K. hits 'The Hap-ki-do Kid', 'Surgery Hours', 'Shake My Head And Leave', 'Goodbye Blue Monday' and 'Mama's Boy'. 16 track...  more »

      
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All Artists: City Boy
Title: City Boy / Dinner at the Ritz
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Renaissance
Release Date: 4/7/1998
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Pop, Rock
Style: Soft Rock
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 630428021624

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Album Description
Two-fer featuring the first two albums by English pop group that Mutt Lange produced. Includes the U.K. hits 'The Hap-ki-do Kid', 'Surgery Hours', 'Shake My Head And Leave', 'Goodbye Blue Monday' and 'Mama's Boy'. 16 tracks total. 'City Boy' (1976) & 'Dinner At The Ritz' (1977) were both first released on Phonogram. Includes the original cover artof each & full lyrics. 1998 Renaissance release. Double slimline jewel case.
 

CD Reviews

City Boy: Intelligent, Funny, Well Produced and Well Played
Steven A. Blomerth DC | Peabody, MA USA | 03/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard City Boy in 1976 and followed them to about 1980 then lost track of them. Their lyrics are very well written; enough so that just reading them off the liner notes is very entertaining. For a rock band they show sophisticated harmonic twists while alway remaining very melodic. They have a great knack for changing dynamics in a song and developing more than one melodic theme in each song. It's a type of music that's a bit quirky sometimes because of the subject matter or viewpoint but it infectiously makes you want to sing along. You might say intelligent rock with pop-like hooks. It's also quite well recorded. Their later efforts were really geared toward garnering top 40 radio play (but still bright and well written). I prefer the first album's longer pieces because they don't try to fit into that 3 and a half minute radio oriented format. I also enjoy YES but City Boy is more rock; it's intelligent music with great harmony vocals."
How did these guys miss?
tacels | Andover, Massachusetts USA | 02/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Alright they had a flash with 5705, but these two albums are their best. Great songs: Moonlight, Deadly Delicious,Sunset Blvd,Hop ki da the Kid,Haymaking Time, Mama's Boy (great hard rock chorus),Walk on the Water,Blue Monday,etc. They are a fun band,good musicians. I believe they were originally a folk band that turned up the amps but kept their excellent melodic capabilities. If you like early Queen get this."
City Boy on CD ?
Cotontail | Haiku, Maui, HI USA | 01/24/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"WOW! I never thought I would see the day. I had always suspected I was not the only City Boy fan on the planet, but it sure felt that way. I have only met three people in my life who had ever even heard of them. The first was that guy who turned me on to them in 82. (Just after we all traded our 8 Tracks for Cassettes) The other is my brother, whom I introduced. The third, is me. Nice to see all the comments here on Amazon. I no longer feel alone! It took me five years to collect all 6 of the City Boy records. All from various used record outlets. The CD versions are a most welcome purchase "City Boy Lives!" Oh. My favorite City Boy song? "Moving in Circles" from the Book Early album. Peace."