City Boy DiscographyPublished 13 January 2005. Last updated 15 June 2021.
The origin for this discography was a list published on the Internet in 1999
I will be continuing to try to make this list more complete.
|This list now consists of 190 entries with City Boy (and one with Back in the Band):
51 Long Play Albums
79 Singles 7" (including one EP)
1 Single 12"
27 Compact Discs
5 8-track cartridges
The site has now 282 cover/label images.
In addition 25 entries with City Boy sharing the label with one or more other artists.
Some City Boy links:
Long Play Albums
|LP||City Boy||Vertigo||6360126||England||1976||Early promo type 1. Cover is a two part folded cardboard, not glued. Blank label. Songs in different order. [Image Cover][Image open cover + disc]|
|LP||City Boy||Vertigo||6360126||England||1976||Promo type 2. Cover is a four part folded cardboard, not glued, with two different special liner notes. [Image open cover][Image liner notes 1][Image liner notes 2]. Possibly some kind of press kit release. This very copy came with the standard Vertigo labeled disc, but was possibly also distributed with the neutral white disc as on object above.|
|LP||City Boy||Vertigo||6360126||England||1976||Innersleeve with lyrics, colour. [Image Cover Front] [Image Cover Back] [Image Innersleeve side 1] [Image Intersleeve side 2] [Image Label side 1] [Image Label side 2]|
|LP||City Boy||Mercury||SRM-1-1098||USA||1976||Sleeve has printed "frame" in lavender colour. [Image front][Image back]. Company innersleeve [Image] with "Tape Piracy" info on back [Image]. Insert with lyrics, B/W [Image side 1][Image side 2]|
|LP||City Boy||Mercury||SRM-1-1098||Canada||1976||Sleeve has printed "frame" in almost white colour. [Image Cover Front] [Image Cover Back] [Image Label side 1] [Image Label side 2]|
|LP||City Boy||Vertigo||RJ-7176||Japan||1976||White label promo. [Image] With obi, insert with lyrics and band info. Pretty much identical with post below, except disc label, which is white, and marked "見本品" (=sample) and "非売品" (= not for sale).|
|LP||City Boy||Vertigo||RJ-7176||Japan||1976||With obi, insert with lyrics and band info. Images: [Cover, front][Cover, back][Insert, lyric side][Insert, info side][Label]|
|LP||City Boy||Vertigo||6360 126||New Zealand||1976||White neutral innersleeve, no lyrics. Back side of cover is in black-and-white.Images: [Cover, front][Cover, back][Label]|
|LP||City Boy||Bear Family||BTS 943 414||Germany||2010||German reissue of first album, on Bear Tracks label. Cover images are based on facsimiles of original US issue. [Image front][Image back]. Both front and back images are slightly zoomed in compared to the original version. The original Mercury logo and number at lower right corner have only semiclumsily been erased: [Image]. Record has only white neutral innersleeve and no lyric sheet. Label comes in two versions, English [Image] and German [Image] (Bären spuren means "Bear tracks" in German).|
|LP||Dinner at the Ritz||Vertigo||6360136||England||1976||Title in red writing. [Image front] Back of record comes in two different versions, due to change in management. [Image back] Innersleeve with lyrics, colour coded to show lead singer. [Image Innersleeve side 1] [Image Innersleeve side 2]|
|LP||Dinner at the Ritz||Vertigo||6360136||Holland||1976||Title in blue writing [Image front] [Image back] Insert with lyrics, in black-and-white, rendering the original info on who sings lead lost. [Image insert side 1] [Image insert side 2] |
NOTE on the photo(s) on side 1 on insert: the picture is mirrored compared to corresponding picture in other issues.
|LP||Dinner at the Ritz||Vertigo||6360136||Norway||1976||Innersleeve with lyrics|
|LP||Dinner at the Ritz||Mercury||SRM-1-1121||USA||1977||Title in blue writing [Image front] [Image back] Insert with lyrics, in black-and-white, rendering the original info on who sings lead lost. [Image insert side 1] [Image insert side 2] (at least the two singers' names are deleted, compared to other B/W versions)|
|LP||Dinner at the Ritz||Mercury||SRM-1-1121||Canada||1977||Title in blue writing. [Image front] [Image back]|
|LP||Dinner at the Ritz||Mercury||Japan||1977||White label promo. With obi and lyric insert|
|LP||Young Men Gone West||Vertigo||6360151||England||1977||Innersleeve with lyrics, colour. Track order: 1 Dear Jean, 2 Bordello Night. Images: [Cover, front][Cover, back]|
|LP||Young Men Gone West||Vertigo||6360151||Norway||1977||Innersleeve with lyrics, colour. Track order: 1 Dear Jean, 2 Bordello Night. Images: [Cover, front][Cover, back]|
|LP||Young Men Gone West||Vertigo||9102018||France||1977||Innersleeve with lyrics, colour. Track order: 1 Dear Jean, 2 Bordello Night. Images: [Cover, front][Cover, back]|
|LP||Young Men Gone West||Mercury||SRM-1-1182||USA||1977||Innersleeve with lyrics, colour. Track order: 1 Bordello Night, 2 Dear Jean. Images: [Cover, front][Cover, back]|
|LP||Young Men Gone West||Mercury||SRM-1-1182||Canada||1977||Insert with lyrics, colour. Track order: 1 Bordello Night, 2 Dear Jean. Images: [Cover, front][Cover, back]|
|LP||Young Men Gone West||Mushroom||L 36762||Australia||1977||Innersleeve with lyrics, colour. Track order: 1 Dear Jean 2 Bordello Night. Colour of band name and album title on cover differ from other releases. See Images: [Cover, front][Cover, back]|
|LP||Book Early||Vertigo||9102026||England||1978||1:st pressing. Different cover. [Image front][Image back] Innersleeve with lyrics. [Image lyrics] Without What a Night.|
|LP||Book Early||Vertigo||9102028||England||1978||Later pressing. Same cover as int'l versions. Innersleeve with lyrics. With What a Night. [Image front] [Image back] [Image innersleeve front] [Image innersleeve back] [Image label side 1] [Image label side 2]|
|LP||Book Early||Vertigo||6360163||Holland||1978||Innersleeve with lyrics. Includes What a Night. [Image front] [Image back] [Image innersleeve front] [Image innersleeve back] [Image label side 1] [Image label side 2]|
|LP||Book Early||Vertigo||6360163||Norway||1978||Innersleeve with lyrics. Includes What a Night.|
|LP||Book Early||Vertigo||6360163||Spain||1978||Innersleeve with lyrics. Includes What a Night.|
|LP||Book Early||Vertigo||6360163||Greece||1978||Innersleeve with lyrics. Includes What a Night.|
|LP||Book Early||Mercury||SRM-1-3737||USA||1978||Innersleeve with lyrics. Has 6310033 printed in lower right corner on back side (a Vertigo number?). Without What a Night.|
|LP||Book Early||Mercury||SRM-1-3737||USA||1978||Innersleeve with lyrics. Includes What a Night.|
|LP||Book Early||Mercury||SRM-1-3737||Canada||1978||Innersleeve with lyrics. Includes What a Night. Lyrics for all songs except What a Night. [Image front] [Image back]|
|LP||Book Early||Mushroom||L 36719||Australia||1978||Innersleeve with lyrics. Includes What a Night.|
Cover has " '5705' " in large print above the band logo. [Image]
|LP||Book Early||Vertigo||6360163||New Zealand||1978||Includes What a Night. White innersleeve, Insert with lyrics.|
Title of What a Night is printed on back of cover, but not included on lyric sheet. The song is not on the label, but it is on the actual record!
[Image front] [Image back] [Image insert front] [Image insert back] [Image label side 1] [Image label side 2]
|LP||Book Early||Vertigo||RJ-7522||Japan||1978||Japanese White Label Promo. Label is marked "見本品" (=sample) and "非売品" (= not for sale). Includes What a Night. Insert with band info in Japanese. Label has also the number 9102 026, i.e. the number from the very first British release. Images: [Cover, front][Cover, back][Insert][Label].|
|LP||Book Early||Vertigo||6360 163||Singapore (?)||1978||Cover printed in black-and-white. Includes What a Night. Country of origin somewhat uncertain. I have seen two copies for sale, both from Singapore. That might be the country of origin, but I can't guarantee it. Any info on this object is welcome!|
Swirl label on side A. Images: [Cover, front][Cover, back]
|LP||Book Early||Vertigo||20.019||Venezuela||1978||Song titles translated to Spanish on cover. Includes What a Night. (or should I say "Oh, que noche"...) Images: [Cover, front][Cover, back]|
|LP||Book Early||Vertigo||6360 163||Israel||1978||Includes What a Night. Sticker-like imprint on cover with "5-7-0-5" (sic!) and "איזה לילה" ( = "What a Night" in Hebrew). Swirl label on side A. Images: [Cover, front][Cover, back][Disc labels]|
|LP||The Day the Earth Caught Fire||Vertigo||9102036||England||1979||Innersleeve with lyrics.|
|LP||The Day the Earth Caught Fire||Vertigo||6360173||Norway||1979||Innersleeve with lyrics. Images: [Front][Back, version 1][Back version 2]|
|LP||The Day the Earth Caught Fire||Vertigo||6360173||Germany||1979||Innersleeve with lyrics. [Image back]|
|LP||The Day the Earth Caught Fire||Atlantic||SD-19249||USA||1979||Innersleeve with lyrics.|
|LP||The Day the Earth Caught Fire||Atlantic||SD-19249||USA||1979||Innersleeve with lyrics. Has gold coloured promo stamp on front. [Image] Otherwise identical with the official Atlantic release.|
|LP||The Day the Earth Caught Fire||Atlantic||SD-19249||Canada||1979||Innersleeve with lyrics. [Image back]|
|LP||The Day the Earth Caught Fire||Mushroom||L 36972||Australia||1979||Innersleeve with lyrics. [Image front][Image back][Image label]|
|LP||Heads are Rolling||Vertigo||6359024||England||1980|
|LP||Heads are Rolling||Vertigo||6359024||Norway||1980||Innersleeve with lyrics.|
|LP||Heads are Rolling||Vertigo||6359024||Germany||1980||Innersleeve with lyrics. Distributed by German Phonogram, who enclosed an "LP-info" sheet, with album facts, short band info etc., possibly only with promotional distributed copies.|
|LP||Heads are Rolling||Atlantic||SD-19285||USA||1980||Promo. Has "suggested cuts" sticker and promo stamp in gold on front. [Image] Otherwise identical with the official Atlantic release. Innersleeve with lyrics.|
|LP||Heads are Rolling||Atlantic||SD-19285||USA||1980||Innersleeve with lyrics.|
|LP||Heads are Rolling||Atlantic||XSD-19285||Canada||1980||Innersleeve with lyrics.|
|LP||It's Personal||Vertigo||6359066||Norway||1981||Only known issue, made in Norway. Lyrics is printed on back of cover. [Image front] [Image back] [Image label side 1] [Image label side 2]|
7" Single records (and one EP)
|Single||Hap-ki-do [sic!]/ Street Corner Love||Zella Demo Disc||No number||England||1975 (?)||Acetate with early version of Hap-Ki-Do kid, under the group's first name BACK IN THE BAND. Chris Dunn's personal copy. [Image side A] [Image side B]|
|Single||Shake my Head and Leave / Teleulah||Vertigo||6059128||England||1975||Without "(Moonlight)" in the title.|
|Single||Shake my Head and Leave / Teleulah||Vertigo||6059128||Holland||1975||Picture sleeve. [Image] Without "(Moonlight)" in the title.|
|Single||Shake my Head and Leave / Teleulah||Vertigo||6059 128||Australia||1975||Without "(Moonlight)" in the title. [Image]|
|Single||Shake my Head and Leave / Teleulah||Vertigo||TOS 1062||South Africa||1975||Without "(Moonlight)" in the title.|
|Single||Shake My Head And Leave / Teleulah||Vertigo||6059128||Italy||1976||Without "(Moonlight)" in the title. Picture sleeve. [Image]|
|Single||Surgery Hours (Doctor, Doctor) / Deadly Delicious||Vertigo||6059 132||England||1976|
|Single||Surgery Hours (Doctor, Doctor) / Deadly Delicious||Vertigo||6059 132||Holland||1976||Picture cover. [Image front] [Image back] [Image label A-side] Vertigo swirl on flip side [Image label B-side]|
|Single||Surgery Hours (Doctor, Doctor) / Deadly Delicious||Vertigo||6059132||New Zealand||1976|
|Single||Haymaking Time / Haymaking Time||Mercury||DJ-464 (73835)||USA||1976||Promo. "Edited version", meaning shorter version, 3:36. (Album version is 5:27). The part omitted is the last instrumental part. [Image]|
|Single||Haymaking Time / Greatest Story Ever Told||Mercury||73835||USA||1976|
|Single||Haymaking Time / Greatest Story Ever Told||Vertigo||6059151||Canada||1976||Single with oddly coloured label, and curiously on Vertigo label, despite it's Canadian origin. US and Canadian records were normally on the Mercury label. [Image] Record possibly only distributed as promo.|
|Single||Hap-ki-do Kid / *blank*||Audiodisc||No number||England (se note!)||1976||This is a proper acetate, with metal base and a thin layer of vinyl/acetate where the song was cut (not pressed!) The version of the song is the same as on official releases.|
It is probably extremly rare. Acetates were often issued in series ranging from 10 to 50.
The fact that the label bears the imprint "U.S.A" does NOT mean that the issue is American at all. In fact, non-engraved records and equipment were manufactured in the USA and sold to just about anywhere. I have found no reason to believe that this record is engraved in England on a blank and already labeled American made acetate. [Image]
|Single||Hap-ki-do Kid / B.I.T.S.||Vertigo||6059137||England||1976||B.I.T.S. is not a proper song. It's a medley from the first album, consisting of bits(!) of the songs Shake My Head and Leave, Surgery Hours, Oddball Dance, 5000 years/Don't know can't tell and Haymaking Time.|
|Single||The Hap-ki-do Kid / (Moonlight) Shake my Head and Leave||Vertigo||6059166||Germany||1976||[Image sleeve front] [Image sleeve back] [Image disc A-side] [Image disc B-side]|
A side is called The Hap-ki-do kid both on cover and label, despite that the word 'The' does not occur neither in lyric, nor in title of any other releases.
B side has the word "(Moonlight)" in the title both on label and cover, which other single releases don't.
Short band info on back of sleeve (in German).
|Single||Hap-ki-do Kid / Surgery Hours (Doctor, Doctor)||Mercury||73858||USA||1976||Promo|
|Single||The Violin / The Violin||Mercury||DJ-486 (73900)||USA||1977||Promo. This promotional issue of one of City Boy's most beautiful tunes is somewhat weird. One side has an edited version, with the violin break and the long violin solo in the end omitted, which is plain butchery. The other side has the full album version. There are no notes establishing which side is A or B. |
And there is another peculiarity: the song is speeded! This is clearly audiable, for someone who is familiar with the song. The speed difference, valid to both sides, is roughly 2.5%. When played on a turntable with a proper pitch control, the right speed is obtained with just under 2.5% lowering of the speed.
Duration notes is for playing at unpitched speed. Short version is 5:23, long version is 7:05. For comparison, album version is 7:18. [Image]
|Single||The Violin / Narcissus||Mercury||73900||USA||1977||A side has the speeded and slaughtered version of the song found on the promo version (se item above this one).|
|Single||I've been Spun / Goodbye Blue Monday||Vertigo||6059183||England||1977||Picture sleeve|
|Single||I've been Spun / I've been Spun||Mercury||DJ-515 (73953)||USA||1977||Promo|
|Single||I've been Spun / Goodbye Blue Monday||Mercury||73953||USA||1977|
|Single||I've been Spun / Goodbye Blue Monday||Mercury||M-73953||Canada||1977|
|Single||She's got Style / What a Night||Vertigo||6059176||England||1977||Side A: Countdown sequence is longer than on album version. Otherwise the same|
Side B: Early version of What a Night, recorded in October 1976, while Roger Kent still was the drummer. (The 'Book Early' version has Roy Ward on drums)
|Single||She's got Style / The Runaround||Mercury||73968||USA||1978|
|Single||She's got Style / One after Two||Vertigo||6059186||Netherlands||1978||Tracks same as album version. Picture sleeve. [Image sleeve front] [Image sleeve back] [Image label side A] [Image label side B]|
|Single||The Runaround / *same*||Mercury||DJ-532 (73968)||USA||1977||Promo|
|Single||Turn on to Jesus / (blank)||Phonodisc||BOY||England||Acetate. Most likely extremly rare. Title and artist written by hand on label. [Image]|
|Single||Turn on to Jesus / Bad for Business||Vertigo||6059198||Holland||1977||Picture sleeve. [Image sleeve] [Image label]|
|Single||Turn on to Jesus / Bad for Business||Vertigo||6059198||England||1978||Single manufactured for British release, but withdrawn. Copies of the single was sent as gifts to members of the City Boy fanclub. [Image A-side] [Image B-side]|
|Single||Turn on to Jesus / Bad for Business||Vertigo||6059198||Germany||1978||Picture sleeve with tour dates on back side.[Image]|
|EP||Rock'n' Roll volume 6
Side A: 1:Momma's Boy 2:Walk on the Water
Side B: Dinner at the Ritz
|Vertigo||6276015||Brazil||1978||EP with three tracks. 33 1/3 rpm. Up until July of 2019 unknown to me! Apparently no. 6 in a retro-series released in Brazil. [Image Sleeve] [Image Sleeve back side] [Image label A-side] [Image label B-side]|
|Single||220.127.116.11. / Bad for Business||Vertigo||6059207||England||1978||First British release. Paper label. Vinyl appear black in normal lighting, but if shone through with a bright light it is clear that it is made of a slightly transparent and coloured vinyl.|
Images: [Paper label in normal light] [Visible colour 1] [Visible colour 2]
NOTE: The two images with visible colour are two different copies, but also photographed at different times and different conditions. Difference in colour between the two may not be as big as it appears.
|Single||18.104.22.168. / Bad for Business||Vertigo||6059207||England||1978||Images:|
[Standard, small hole][Standard, large hole]
|Single||22.214.171.124. / Bad for Business||Vertigo||6059207||Holland||1978||Picture sleeve of same style as the Turn on to Jesus sleeve. [Image]|
|Single||126.96.36.199. / Bad for Business||Vertigo||6059207||Ireland||1978||[Image]|
|Single||188.8.131.52. / Bad for Business||Vertigo||6059207||Germany||1978||Picture sleeve [Image]|
|Single||184.108.40.206. / Bad for Business||Mercury||73999||USA||1978||Picture sleeve. [Image cover][Image label]|
|Single||220.127.116.11. / *same*||Mercury||73999||USA||1978||Promo. Picture sleeve, identical with commersial release. Label is different, and bears the Promo imprint. [Image cover][Image label]|
|Single||18.104.22.168. / Bad for Business||Mercury||73999||Canada||1978|
|Single||22.214.171.124. / Bad for Business||Mushroom||K7185||Australia||1978||[Image]|
|Single||126.96.36.199. / Bad for Business||Vertigo||6059207||Italy||1978||Picture sleeve. Old photo without Roy Ward but with Roger Kent. Title of B-side is spelled "BAD FOR BUISINESS" on cover. [Image]|
|Single||188.8.131.52. / Bad for Business||Vertigo||6059207||New Zealand||1978||Cheap looking Vertigo label. [Image]|
|Single||184.108.40.206. / Bad for Business||Vertigo||6059207||France||1978||Picture sleeve. Old photo without Roy Ward but with Roger Kent. Title of B-side is spelled "BAD FOR BUISINESS" on cover. [Image]|
|Single||220.127.116.11. / Bad for Business||Vertigo||6173581||France||?||Probably a re-release. Different picture sleeve than first French issue. [Image front][Image back side]|
|Single||18.104.22.168. / Bad for Business||Vertigo||6059207||Spain||1978||Picture sleeve|
|Single||22.214.171.124. / Bad for Business||Vertigo / El Virrey||6059207.5||Peru||1978||Title of flip side translated to Spanish: Malo para los negocios. All info on B side label [Image back side], A side has Vertigo swirl. [Image text side]|
|Single||126.96.36.199. / Bad for Business||Bullet||B147||South Africa||1978||[Image side A] [Image side B]|
|Single||188.8.131.52. / Bad for Business||Vertigo||SFL 2315||Japan||1978||Company sleeve with picture/lyric insert. Insert comes in two different versions:|
* One with the 'Tuxedo' picture, probably taken during the Dinner at the Ritz photo session. Roger Kent is on pic, but Ward is on band line-up on insert. [Image of front cover and sleeve][Image of record and lyric sheet]
* The other with band photo with Roy Ward. [Image]
|Single||184.108.40.206. / Bad for Business||Philips||6059207||Mexico||1978||Mexican release, marked "Mono". Title of flip side translated to Spanish: Malo para los negocios. [Image front label][Image flip label]|
|Single||What a Night / Medicine||Vertigo||6059211||England||1978||Black vinyl [Image]|
This version of What a Night, found on A sided singles from 1978, and in a slightly longer version on most issues of Book Early is in fact based on the first recording from 1976, found on the flip side of the UK issue of the She's Got Style single, issued in 1977. The most significant difference is the speed: the newer version is faster. Roger Kent’s drums were replaced by Roy Ward’s, extra percussion and strings were added and most of the guitar was re-recorded. All the vocals, the bass, and the keyboards are from the 1976 recording.
Some audiable differences:
* The new version is speeded, roughly 3% faster than the original.
* The short guitar break between first chorus and second verse is replaced. The 1978 version has a clear 'Book Early'-sound to it.
* The two drum beats after the word 'thump' in the first line of the second verse are panned between the stereo channels in the latter version, not in the first.
* The fast handclap after the second line in the second verse are only heard in the first version, omitted in the latter.
|Single||What a Night / Medicine||Vertigo||6059211||England||1978||Blue vinyl [Image]|
|Single||What a Night / Medicine||Vertigo||6059211||Holland||1978||Picture sleeve [Image]|
|Single||What a Night / Medicine||Vertigo||6059211||Germany||1978||Picture sleeve. This issue has album version, here noted at 3:00. Other singles has a faded version at 2:41.|
|Single||What a Night / Medicine||Vertigo||6059211||France||1978||Blue vinyl [Image]|
|Single||What a Night / Medicine||Vertigo||6059211||France||1978||Black vinyl [Image]|
|Single||What a Night / *same*||Mercury||74032||USA||1978||Promo. Label says "edited version", meaning a shorter (faded) version than album version. [Image] Album version runs 2:57, single version (except German issue) runs 2:41|
|Single||What a Night / Goodbye Laurelie||Mercury||74032||USA||1978||[Image labels]|
|Single||What a Night / Goodbye Laurelie||Mercury||M-74032||Canada||1978|
|Single||What a Night / The World Loves a Dancer||Mushroom||K7286||Australia||1978||Company sleeve [Image]|
|Single||What a Night / Medicine||Vertigo||SFL-2352||Japan||1978||Picture sleeve [Image]|
|Single||Summer in the Schoolyard / The World loves a Dancer||Vertigo||6059225||Norway(?)||1979||
Picture sleeve [Image] Most likely Norweigan. Nothing is noted on label/sleeve. As far I'm concerned it was only markeded in Scandinavia.
|Single||The Day the Earth Caught Fire / Ambition||Vertigo||6059238||England||1979||Picture sleeve. Label says A-side is 3:48, but that is wrong. The version is the standard single version of 3:58. (Album version is 5:23)|
|Single||The Day the Earth Caught Fire / Ambition||Vertigo||6059238||Norway||1979||Picture sleeve. [Image front] [Image back] [Image label front] [Image label back]|
|Single||The Day the Earth Caught Fire / Ambition||Atlantic||AT-3612||Canada||1979||Promo|
|Single||The Day the Earth Caught Fire / Ambition||Atlantic||AT-3612||Canada||1979|
|Single||The Day the Earth Caught Fire / *same* (Mono/Stereo)||Atlantic||3612||USA||1979||Promo. Flip side is labeled Mono, but curiously enough it is in stereo for the first seconds.|
|Single||The Day The Earth Caught Fire / Ambition||Vertigo||6059238||Holland||1979|
|Single||The Day The Earth Caught Fire / Ambition||Vertigo||6059238||Spain||1979||Picture cover|
|Single||The Day The Earth Caught Fire / Ambition||Vertigo||6059238||Portugal||1979||Picture cover with a little less quality than others. Looks like a cheap copy. [Image front] [Image back] [Image label]|
|Single||The Day The Earth Caught Fire / Ambition||Nippon Phonogram||SFL 2439||Japan||1979||[Image label] Generic sleeve [Image sleeve] with picture insert [Image insert]. Lyrics on back of insert. [Image lyrics]|
|Single||The Day the Earth Caught Fire / Ambition||Mushroom||K7595||Australia||1979||Label says "Edited version". It's no different from other single versions though. The single version is 3:58, the album version is 5:23|
|Single||The Day the Earth Caught Fire / Ambition||Vertigo||6059 238||India||1979||[Image Sleeve Front] [Image Sleeve reverse] [Image label] A side has Vertigo Swirl. Label and cover have imprint: Made by Polydor of India Ltd.|
|Single||Need a Little Loving / Bloody Sunday||Vertigo||6059363||England||1980|
|Single||Heads are Rolling / Heaven for the Holidays||Vertigo||6059374||Holland||1980||Picture sleeve [Image]|
|Single||You're Leaving Me / *same* (Mono/Stereo)||Atlantic||3789||USA||1980||Promo. Flip side is labeled Mono, but curiously enough it is in stereo for the first seconds.|
|Single||You're Leaving Me / Life on the Balcony||Atlantic||3789||USA||1980||Company sleeve. [Image]|
|Single||Mr. Shoes/You're Leaving Me||Vertigo||VTG 6012||Phillippines||1980||[Image]|
|Single||Lovers / Exit the Heavyweight||Vertigo||CITY 1||England||1981||[Image]|
12" Maxi Single
|12" Single||220.127.116.11. / *same*||Mercury||MK-55||USA||1978||Promo, picture sleeve. [Image] 33 1/3 rpm. |
The song is the same version as on other releases.
Compact Disc Albums
|CD||City Boy||Bear Tracks||BTCD 979 415-2||Germany||1991||[Image front][Image back][Image disc]|
|CD||City Boy||AGAT||Russia||1991?||?? Copyright 1998. Possibly a piracy release.|
|CD||The Day the Earth Caught Fire||Bear Tracks||BTCD 979 419||Germany||1993|
|CD||The Day the Earth caught Fire||AGAT||Russia||1993?||Possibly a piracy release. Marked: "(P) 1993 (C) 1998 AGAT Company Ltd. Made in Russia" on the lable. Close to the centre hole on play side it is marked "NORD GROUP 0170" and "(97356103)".|
|CD||Heads are Rolling||Bear Tracks||BTCD 979 420||Germany||1993||The one who mastered this CD-issue did a mistake in the track division between Mr. Shoes and Heads are Rolling. The footsteps, clearly belonging to the former song (judged both by theme and track division/track length on LP) is transferred to the latter. The mistake is still there both on the NMC and Reinaissance releases of Anthology.|
|CD||City Boy / Dinner at the Ritz||Renaissance||RMED00216||USA||1998|
|CD||Young Men Gone West/Book Early||Renaissance||RMED00217||USA||1998|
|CD||Anthology||NMC Music||Pilot 105||England||2001||Compilation with tracks from all albums except It's Personal. [Image]|
|CD||Anthology||Renaissance||RMEP-00138||USA||2004||Track list is identical as on the NMC release. In fact, it's the same mastering. Put them in your computer's CD-player, and it can't tell them apart.[Image insert cover] [Image insert inside] [Image back card] [Image disc]|
|CD||Anthology||Renaissance||RMED-0138||USA||2008||Re-release of the Renaissance issue of Anthology, this time with an additional track: Rat Race, from the It's Personal album. Actually, this compilation predates the first release of the It's Personal CD, making Rat Race the first official CD release from City Boy's last album. |
Otherwise the same track list as earlier release. The "footstep error" from the Heads are Rolling CD is still there. [Image insert cover] [Image insert inside] [Image back card] [Image disc]
|CD||Dinner at the Ritz||Renaissance||RMED-0297||USA||2008|
|CD||Young Men Gone West||Renaissance||RMED-0298||USA||2008|
|CD||The Day the Earth caught Fire||Renaissance||RMED-0300||USA||2008|
|CD||Heads are Rolling||Renaissance||RMED-0301||USA||2008|
|CD box||Box with 'mini LP'-issues of first five albums||Japan||2011||Box with the five "Mini-LP" records below. [Image]|
|CD||City Boy||Daiki Sound||DAKAIRAC-1632||Japan||2011||So called "Mini LP", meaning a CD in a cardboard sleeve "faithfully replicates the UK first press LP design". [Image]|
|CD||Dinner at the Ritz||Daiki Sound||DAKAIRAC-1633||Japan||2011||So called "Mini LP", meaning a CD in a cardboard sleeve "faithfully replicates the UK first press LP design". [Image]|
|CD||Young Men Gone West||Daiki Sound||DAKAIRAC-1634||Japan||2011||So called "Mini LP", meaning a CD in a cardboard sleeve "faithfully replicates the UK first press LP design". [Image]|
|CD||Book Early||Daiki Sound||DAKAIRAC-1635||Japan||2011||So called "Mini LP", meaning a CD in a cardboard sleeve "faithfully replicates the UK first press LP design". [Image]|
|CD||The Day the Earth caught Fire||Daiki Sound||DAKAIRAC-1636||Japan||2011||So called "Mini LP", meaning a CD in a cardboard sleeve "faithfully replicates the UK first press LP design". [Image]|
|CD||City Boy / Dinner at the Ritz||Cherry Red Records||CDLEMD223||UK||2015||All info according to website: The first official release of these albums on CD, Re-mastered from original tapes.|
Bonus live tracks on disc 1: TELEULAH (B-SIDE) BBC IN CONCERT, DURING SURGERY HOURS, THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD, SUNSET BOULEVARD, ODD DANCE, 5000 YEARS, DON’T KNOW CAN’T SAY
No bonus tracks on disc 2.
|CD||Young Men Gone West / Book Early||Cherry Red Records||CDLEMD224||UK||2015||All info according to website: The first official release of these albums on CD, Re-mastered from original tapes. Track order on YMGW: 1:Bordello Night 2:Dear Jean. (Odd, since that order usually only appeared on US releases.)|
No bonus tracks on disc 1. Bonus tracks on disc 2: MEDICINE, TURN ON TO JESUS
|CD||The Day the Earth caught Fire||Talking Elephant Records||TECD326||England||2016||[Image cover] [Image disc]|
|CD||Heads are Rolling||Talking Elephant Records||TECD346||England||2016||[Image cover] [Image disc]|
|Cassette||City Boy||Vertigo||7138 073||England||1976||[Image Cassette side 1] [Image Cassette side 2] [Image insert front] [Image insert back]|
|Cassette||Dinner at the Ritz||Vertigo||7138 080||England||1977|
|Cassette||Dinner at the Ritz||Mercury||MCR-4-1-1121||USA||1977|
|Cassette||Dinner at the Ritz||Mercury||MCR-4-1-1121||Canada||1977|
|Cassette||Young Men Gone West||Vertigo||7138090||England||1977||[Image insert front] [Image insert back] [Image cassette side 1] [Image cassette side 2]|
Side A: Dear Jean (I'm Nervous) - Honeymooners - She's got Style - Bad for Business - Young Men Gone West
Side B: Bordello Night - I've Been Spun - One after Two - The Runaround - The Man who Ate his Car - Millionaire
|Cassette||Young Men Gone West||Vertigo||7138090||Norway||1977||Side A: Dear Jean (I'm Nervous) - Honeymooners - She's got Style - Bad for Business - Young Men Gone West|
Side B: Bordello Night - I've Been Spun - One after Two - The Runaround - The Man who Ate his Car - Millionaire
|Cassette||Young Men Gone West||Mercury||MCR-4-1-1182||USA||1977||Side A: Bordello Night! - Dear Jean (I'm Nervous) - Honeymooners - She's got Style - Millionaire |
Side B: Young Men Gone West - I've Been Spun - One after Two - The Runaround - The Man who Ate his Car - Bad for Business
|Cassette||Book Early||Vertigo||7131 016||England||1978||First issue of Book Early, with early cover image. Without What a Night.|
[Image insert cover] [Image insert inside] [Image cassette side 1] [Image cassette side 2]
|Cassette||Book Early||Vertigo||7131 018||England||1978||[Image insert front] [Image insert back] [Image cassette side 1] [Image cassette side 2]|
|Cassette||Book Early||Vertigo||7138102||Norway||1978||Different song order: Cigarettes and Moving in Circles have switched places.|
|Cassette||Book Early||Vertigo||7138102||Holland||1978||Cigarettes and Moving in Circles are in same order as on LP issues. [Image front][Image back][Image cassette]|
|Cassette||Book Early||Mercury||MCR-4-1-3737||USA||1978||Cigarettes and Moving in Circles are in same order as on LP issues.|
|Cassette||Book Early||Mushroom||C36719||Australia||1978||[Image cover] [Images cassette]|
|Cassette||The Day the Earth caught Fire||Vertigo||7231 024||England||1979||[Image cover] [Images cassette]|
|Cassette||The Day the Earth caught Fire||Vertigo||7138112||Norway||1979|
|Cassette||The Day the Earth Caught Fire||Atlantic||CS-19249||USA||1979|
|Cassette||The Day the Earth caught Fire||Atlantic||CS-19249||Canada||1979|
|Cassette||Heads are Rolling||Vertigo||England||1980||Different (early?) version missing some songs that are on other cassette and LP versions, but including the song Do the Pose and an early version of Exit the Heavyweight. |
As far as I am concerned this cassette was distributed via subscription music clubs, e.g. "Britannia Music Club". Many of the cassettes with these labels do, however, contain the standart track listing from the HAR album, i.e. NOT having either Do the Pose or Exit the Heavyweight[Image]
|Cassette||Heads are Rolling||Vertigo||7150 024||England||1980||Standard version, same songs as on LP. [Image]|
|Cassette||Heads are Rolling||Atlantic||CS-19285||USA||1980||[Image]|
|Cassette||Heads are Rolling||Atlantic||XCS-19285||Canada||1980||[Image]|
Comment: There are probably Norwegian and American cassette releases of most albums. However, the few noted here are the only ones I have actually seen or have reliable information about.
Program 1: (Moonlight) Shake My Head and Leave - The Hap-ki-do Kid - Haymaking Time (Beginning)
Program 2: Haymaking Time (conclusion) - Deadly Delicious - The Greatest Story ever Told
Program 3: 5000 Years/Don't Know Can't Tell - Surgery Hours (Doctor, Doctor)
Program 4: Sunset Boulevard - Oddball Dance
|8-track||Dinner at the Ritz||Mercury||MC-8-1-1121||USA||1977||[Image]|
|8-track||Young Men Gone West||Mercury||MC-8-1-1182||USA||1977|
Program 1: What a Night - Summer in the Schoolyard - Do what You Do, Do Well
Program 2: 18.104.22.168. - Moving in Circles - Raise Your Glass (To Foolish Me)
Program 3: Cigarettes - Dangerous Ground
Program 4: The World Loves a Dancer - Goodbye Laurelie - Beth
|8-track||The Day the Earth Caught Fire||Atlantic||TP 19249||Canada||1979||[Image]|
Program 1: The Day the Earth Caught Fire - It's only the End of the World - Interrupted Melody (Begin.)
Program 2: Interrupted Melody (Concl.) - Modern Love Affair - New York Times (Begin.)
Program 3: New York Times (Concl.) - Up in the Eighties - Machines
Program 4: Ambition: a) Ambition, b) Me and my Tarot, c) Rev-On (The Crunch), d) The End (Came Easy)
Compilations and other odd releases
Comment: This section is not in a long shot either complete or has the aspriation to be so. I will fill in the items i find, but I'm not searching actively.
|LP||Rock On! (City Boy/Graham Parker)||Philips||9199273||Sweden(?)||1977||[Image] Record with Graham Parker and the Rumour on one side, City Boy on the other. With bio-insert in Swedish, sticker sheet [Image], bonus EP by Clover [Image front][Image back], Clover sticker [Image] and Competition form [Image]. Release year is somewhat uncertain.|
|LP||Rock On Yellow||Philips||6830 286||Scandinavia(?)||1977||[Image] Compilation record with various artists. With City Boy songs She's got style and I've Beed Spun.|
|LP||Private Pleasures||Record Mirror||RM 2||England||1978?||Album released and given away by the weekly magazine Record Mirror. Readers collected cut out tokens within the paper for a number of weeks, and when a required amount of tokens were collected they could be exchanged for this free, promo album on vinyl.[Image]|
Contains songs from acts like Godley & Cream, Graham Parker, Lindisfarne, Dire Straits and City Boy (with Dear Jean).
|Cassette||Parade of Pops||Chevron||CHVP4||England||1978||Copycat cassette, not original recordings. Contains 22.214.171.124. [Image front] [Image tracklist] [Image cassette]|
|LP||American Top 40||Watermark||Sept 9, 1978||USA||1978|
|LP||Midnight Hustle||K-Tel||NE 1037||England||?||Compilation with City Boy, 10CC, Blondie, Boomtown Rats and others. Contains 126.96.36.199. [Image front] [Image back] [Image label] Also released on cassette. [Image casette insert]|
|LP||Hot Disco Night||Philips||9107 057||Germany||1979|
|LP||Rockers Vol. 2||Karussell||LPM 12126||Mexico||1979|
|CD||70's Night - The Definitive DJ's Collection||????||Collection with various hits. With 188.8.131.52. [Image]|
|Single||Old Gold||Old Gold Records||OG 9899||1989||Re-issue Old Gold Series. [Image]|
Side A: Lindisfarne: Run for Home
Side B: City Boy: 5-7-0-5 (sic!)
|CD||Summer in the City 3||Sony Music||476834-2 (?)||Sweden||1994||Compilation released by Swedish radio station Radio City 105,9. Contains 184.108.40.206.|
|CD||Great Britons vol. 2||Special Music Company||?????||USA||1995||Complete title "Great Britons! The Best Of The British Invasion, Vol. 2". Contains 220.127.116.11.[Image]|
|CD||Have a Nice Day / Superhits of the '70:s, vol. 25||Rhino||USA||1996||Artists like Sweet, Ambrosia, Gino Vannelli, Ace Frehley, and Maxine Nightingale accompany City Boy with the track 18.104.22.168.[Image]|
|CD||And The Road Goes On Forever||Debutante||535 717-2||UK||1996||[Image of booklet cover][Image of back card]|
|CD||The very best of Rock 1976-79||The very best of Music||EMC7679110||Denmark||1996||[Image front] [Image back] One of a large series of CD:s released in Denmark. [Image of series] With a short bio on each act. The bio for City Boy is full of errors. [Image of bio]|
|CD||Still Dizzy After All These Years||Vertigo||555 202-2||UK||1998||Contains 22.214.171.124.. [Image of booklet cover][Image of back card]|
|CD||WRocK favourites volume 2||MCA Universal||07314 564 309-2||Philippines||1999||Compilation from Philippino radio station 96.3 WRocK. Acts like Survivor, Joe Esposito, Joe Cocker, Gino Vanelli and the Four Tops accompany City Boy and the track Speechless. [Image of booklet cover][Image of back card]|
|CD||All Rock Now||Insight||IM00010-2||UK||2000|
|CD||Absolute Rock Classics||EVA Records||?||Sweden||2001||Double CD with rock tracks from '70s and '80s. Contains 126.96.36.199.|
|CD||The Sound Of Winter||Universal||069 739-2||Norway||2002|
|CD||Hits of the 70s||Universal||584905-2||Sweden||2002||Contains 188.8.131.52. [Image]|
|DVD||Green Lights, Blue Skies||UNCUT||CUT1002||England?||2002||Contains 184.108.40.206. video.|
|CD||Rockklassiker||Universal / MSE||MSE 981778-6||Sweden||2004||Contains songs with, among others, Status Quo, Rainbow, Thin Lizzy, Scorpions, Commitments, Free and City Boy (with 220.127.116.11.).|
|CD||Top of the Pops 1975-1979||Spectrum Music||UMC 5367542||England||2016||3 disc compilation, contains 18.104.22.168.. [Image of booklet cover]|
|CD||Classic 70's||Spectrum||?||England||2016||3 disc compilation, contains 22.214.171.124.. [Image of booklet cover]|
Rumoured records that probably don't exist.I won't believe in their existence unless somebody sends me a copy!
|Japanese CD "Greatest hits"||Early 90's. Only by hearsay. Listed in "Goldmine"|
|Single "In Love"||Sometimes claimed to be City Boy's last single, which it isn't. There is, however, a record called "In Love" by a reggae artist called Arema, released on a 12" disc on a small label in 1982. Label or management is called City Boy. That record, in combination with the title of the actual last single, "Lovers", is probably the source of the misinformation. [Image]|
|Dutch promo-single "What a Night"||The Dutch promo version of What a Night is in fact the same as the standard single [Image], but with a small sticker [Image]. Since the promo-info is not imprinted on the sleeve or label this does not qualify it to be a "genuine" promo issue.|
Compare the Atlantic promo issues of the The Day the Earth caught Fire and Heads are Rolling albums
|Early British cassette Book Early.|
|Single "I've Been Spun" / "Goodbye Blue Monday" (1976)||The sometimes occuring note of a 1976 release of this record probably comes from the fact that it says © 1976 on the flip side. The song on the flip side, Goodbye Blue Monday, is from the previous album (Dinner at the Ritz) which was released in 1976.|
There is no reason to believe that the 1977 release is not the only one.
|French single "What a Night" on black vinyl|
|CD "Heads are Rolling/Book Early/Young Men gone West"||Unknown. Reportedly once listed in GEMM. Probably non-existent.|
|Log:||Version 42, August 26, 2012:||Added pic's sent to me by Steve Hinds|
|Version 43, August 30, 2012:||Added Japanese White Label Promo of Book Early + four images|
|Version 44, September 03, 2012:||Added French Young Men Gone West + two images|
Added two images of Black-and-White Book Early of unknown origin
Added three images of Israeli Book Early
|Version 45, September 06, 2012:||Added Japanese debut album City Boy|
Added image for US promo copy of 126.96.36.199.
|Version 46, September 08, 2012:||Added the five Japanese 'Mini LP'-issues, long overdue|
Confirmed and added info on the 2010 German re-release of debut album on vinyl
|Version 47, September 09, 2012:||Confirmed "Great Britons, vol 2" compilation and added info and (nicked) pic|
|Version 48, September 18, 2012:||Added two pics of British 188.8.131.52.|
Added Canadian Book Early + two images
Changed pics for very first Book Early
Added Dutch Book Early cassette + three images
Added odd promo of debut album + two images
Added two images of British Dinner at the Ritz
|Version 49, September 21, 2012:||Added standard British Heads are Rolling cassette.|
Change pic for special British Heads are Rolling cassette.
Added several images to Rock On album in Compilations section.
Added Australian The Day the Earth Caught Fire LP + three images.
|Version 50, September 22, 2012:||Added pic of back side of Canadian The Day the Earth Caught Fire LP. Since the front looks the same as others, there's no need for such a pic.|
Added German The Day the Earth Caught Fire LP, and pic of back.
Added three images of Norwegian The Day the Earth Caught Fire LP.
|Version 51, September 23, 2012:||Added five pictures of Japanese debut LP.|
Added image for British black vinyl What a Night.
Added image for Irish 184.108.40.206..
|Version 52, September 24, 2012:||Added Japanese White Label Promo of debut LP.|
|Version 53, September 30, 2012:||Moved French black vinyl What a Night from Rumoured section to proper place, since I've proved it's existence. Also added pic.|
Added image for Japanese White Label Promo of debut album.
|Version 54, October 02, 2012:||Confirmed Superhits of the 70's compilation, and added (nicked) pic.|
|Version 55, October 02, 2012:||Added info and four images of the 2010 German LP reissue of debut album.|
Added six images of US issue of debut album.
|Version 56, October 07, 2012:||Added promo type 2 of British LP of debut album, plus 3 images.|
|Version 57, October 08, 2012:||Changed pics for US 220.127.116.11. singles, both standard and promo.|
|Version 58, October 11, 2012:||Added pics for the five Japanese 'Mini LP' issues.|
Added pic for Arema's In Love record in Rumoured section.
|Version 59, October 21, 2012:||Added pic for Bear Track issue of debut album on CD.|
|Version 60, October 22, 2012:||Changed origin for "unknown" Haymaking Time single to Canadian, and changed the picture. (see version 51)|
|Version 61, October 29, 2012:||Added US Heads are Rolling cassette.|
Added image for US and Canadian Heads are Rolling cassettes.
|Version 62, November 09, 2012:||Changed pics for German reissue of debut album on CD.|
|Version 63, November 15, 2012:||Added pics for Peruvian release of 18.104.22.168 single.|
|Version 64, December 02, 2012:||Added Japanese "Mini LP" box + image.|
|Version 65, December 12, 2012:||Added Hits of the 70s CD in the Compilations section.|
|Version 66, January 04, 2013:||Added pic for Hits of the 70s CD in the Compilations section.|
|Version 67, February 14, 2013:||Added info on English cassette Dinner at the Ritz.|
|Version 68, July 11, 2013:||Added Australian Shake my head and leave single.|
|Version 69, November 29, 2014:||Added Dutch Surgery Hours single.|
Added first issue of English Book Early cassette and one image.
|Version 70, December 04, 2014:||Added four images for Dutch Surgery Hours single.|
|Version 71, December 11, 2014:||Added four images for English Young Men Gone West cassette + completed info.|
Added four images for English Book Early cassette, and updated info.
|Version 72, January 23, 2015:||Added image for US What a Night single.|
Added four images for Japanese The Day the Earty Caught Fire single.
|Version 73, January 26, 2015:||Added Portugese The Day the Earth Caught Fire single and 3 images.|
Added image for Australian What a Night single.
Added image for US You're Leaving Me single.
|Version 74, February 02, 2015:||Added Norwegian The Day the Earth Caught Fire single and 4 images.|
|Version 75, February 05, 2015:||Added Japanese Dinner at the Ritz White Label Promo.|
Added Japanese Book Early standard issue.
|Version 76, February 09, 2015:||Added English cassette of debut album City Boy.|
|Version 77, February 13, 2015:||Added four images of English debut album cassette City Boy.|
|Version 78, February 28, 2015:||Added re-release of Renaissance Anthology and four images.|
|Version 79, March 01, 2015:||Added four images for the 2004 release of Renaissance Anthology.|
|Version 80, April 02, 2015:||Added New Zealand issue of debut LP, plus three images.|
|Version 81, May 08, 2015:||Added more and better images of Book Early first cassette issue.|
Made coloured vinyl version of British 22.214.171.124. an own entry, and added two images.
|Version 82, October 10, 2015:||Added Norweigan Young Men Gone West cassette.|
|Version 83, December 23, 2016:||Added English The Day the Earth Caught Fire cassette, and two images.|
Added Australian Book Early cassette, and two images.
|Version 84, January 29, 2017:||Added 4 images for Dutch She's Got Style single.|
|Version 85, February 03, 2017:||Added three compilations: Parade of Pops cassette, Top of the Pops CD and Classic 70's CD, and images for those objects. Thanks to Anne Louise Booth.|
|Version 86, March 25, 2019:||Added the two Cherry Red Records double CD:s with the four first albums. Thanks to Njål Fisketjøn.|
|Version 87, April 03, 2019:||Added Australian LP Young Men gone West.|
|Version 88, July 27, 2019:||Added Indian single The Day the Earth Caught Fire.|
|Version 89, August 07, 2019:||Added Brazilian "Rock 'n' Roll"-series EP.|
|Version 90, September 02, 2019:||Added Hap-Ki-Do acetate and two pics.|
|Version 91, October 14, 2019:||Added images for UK, US, Norway, Aus and Canadian releases of Young Men Gone West LP:s.|
|Version 92, January 26, 2020:||Added English Turn on to Jesus single and two images.|
|Version 93, January 28, 2020:||Added images to South African 126.96.36.199 single.|
|Version 94, April 17, 2020:||Straightened out info on who's the drummer on early What a Night version. Added incomplete info on audiable differences between the two What a Night versions.|
|Version 95, April 20, 2020:||Added many images: 6 for UK debut album, 4 for Canadian debut album, 2 for English Dinner at the Ritz, 4 for Dutch Dinner at the Ritz and 4 for American Dinner at the Ritz, 4 for Midnight Hustler compilation album.|
|Version 96, April 25, 2020:||Added many images: 2 for Canadian Dinner at the Ritz, 6 for second issue of UK Book Early, 6 for Dutch Book Early, 1 for Japanese 188.8.131.52..|
|Version 97, April 25, 2020:||Added Spanish and Greek Book Early. Added Venezuelan Book Early and two images. Added 6 images for New Zealand Book Early.|
|Version 98, April 28, 2020:||Added 4 images for It's Personal LP. Added pictures for the American promo issues of The Day the Earth Caught Fire and Heads are Rolling.|
|Version 99, May 11, 2020:||Added Danish The very best of Rock 1976-79 CD and four images.|
|Version 100, December 12, 2020:||Added the Talking Elephant issues of The day the Earth Caught Fire and Heads Are Rolling CD:s and four images.||Version 101, June 15, 2021:||Added three images of German Hap-Ki-Do Kid single.|