City Boy Discography
Published 13 January 2005. Last updated 03 Februari 2017.

Version 85.

The origin for this discography was a list published on the Internet in 1999
by Steve Hinds (also known as The Dipsomaniac Bear), whose groundbreaking work and help has been indispensible to me.
Additional information comes from Kjell Enkel in Sweden, my own collection, other keen City Boy fans' record collections
and various sources on the Internet.

I will be continuing to try to make this list more complete.
If you know anything worth mentioning, regardless how small a thing, please mail me!

christofer@psilander.com

 
This list now consists of:
46 Long Play Albums
77 Singles 7"
1 Single 12"
21 Compact Discs
25 Cassettes
5 8-track cartridges
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Totally 167 entries with City Boy. The site has now 190 cover/label images.

In addition 23 entries with City Boy sharing the label with one or more other artists.

Some City Boy links:

Dipsomaniac Bear's City Boy site
Currently (December 2016) not available.

Rito's City Boy site
Active and living site. Lots of info. The discussion board is a meeting place for fans all over the world.

Allmusic.com
Short biography.

Long Play Albums

Format
Title
Label
Number
Country
Year
Comment
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.
*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 ?Insert with lyrics? Sleeve has printed "frame" in almost white colour.
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 Innersleeve with lyrics, colour. Title in red writing. [Image front] Back of record comes in two different versions, due to change in management. [Image back]
*LP Dinner at the Ritz Vertigo 6360136 Holland 1976 Insert with lyrics, B/W. Title in blue writing
LP Dinner at the Ritz Vertigo 6360136 Norway 1976 Innersleeve with lyrics
*LP Dinner at the Ritz Mercury SRM-1-1121 USA 1977 Insert with lyrics B/W. Title in blue writing.
*LP Dinner at the Ritz Mercury SRM-1-1121 Canada 1977 ?Insert with lyrics? Title in blue writing.
*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
*LP Young Men Gone West Vertigo 6360151 Norway 1977 Innersleeve with lyrics, colour. Track order: 1 Dear Jean, 2 Bordello Night
*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.
*LP Young Men Gone West Mercury SRM-1-1182 Canada 1977 Insert with lyrics, colour. Track order: 1 Bordello Night, 2 Dear Jean
*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
*LP Book Early Vertigo 6360163 Holland 1978 Innersleeve with lyrics. Includes What a Night.
*LP Book Early Vertigo 6360163 Norway 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. Insert with lyrics (except for What a Night).
*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 RJ-7522 Japan 1978
*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 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. 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 promo stamp in gold on front. 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  

7" Single records

Format
Title
Label
Number
Country
Year
Comment
*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 6059128 Italy 1975 Without "(Moonlight)" in the title. Picture sleeve. [Image]
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 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 Hap-ki-do Kid / (Moonlight) Shake my Head and Leave Vertigo 6059166 Germany 1976 [Image] Has the word "(Moonlight)" in the title both on label and cover, which other single releases don't.
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 Vertigo 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. Rumour has it that it is Roger Kent on drums. Is this really possible? Maybe it is Braunagle.
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
*Single Turn on to Jesus / Bad for Business Vertigo 6059198 Germany 1978 Picture sleeve with tour dates on back side.[Image]
*Single 5.7.0.5. / 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 5.7.0.5. / Bad for Business Vertigo 6059207 England 1978 Images:
[Standard, small hole][Standard, large hole]
*Single 5.7.0.5. / Bad for Business Vertigo 6059207 Holland 1978 Picture sleeve of same style as the Turn on to Jesus sleeve. [Image]
*Single 5.7.0.5. / Bad for Business Vertigo 6059207 Ireland 1978 [Image]
*Single 5.7.0.5. / Bad for Business Vertigo 6059207 Germany 1978 Picture sleeve [Image]
*Single 5.7.0.5. / Bad for Business Mercury 73999 USA 1978 Picture sleeve. [Image cover][Image label]
*Single 5.7.0.5. / *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 5.7.0.5. / Bad for Business Mercury 73999 Canada 1978  
*Single 5.7.0.5. / Bad for Business Mushroom K7185 Australia 1978 [Image]
Single 5.7.0.5. / 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 5.7.0.5. / Bad for Business Vertigo 6059207 New Zealand 1978 Cheap looking Vertigo label. [Image]
Single 5.7.0.5. / 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 5.7.0.5. / Bad for Business Vertigo 6173581 France ? Probably a re-release. Different picture sleeve than first French issue. [Image front][Image back side]
*Single 5.7.0.5. / Bad for Business  Vertigo 6059207 Spain 1978 Picture sleeve
*Single 5.7.0.5. / 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 5.7.0.5. / Bad for Business Bullet B147 South Africa 1978 Not confirmed.
*Single 5.7.0.5. / Bad for Business Vertigo SFL 2315 Japan 1978 Company sleeve with picture/lyric insert. 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]
Single 5.7.0.5. / 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 Blue vinyl [Image]
*Single What a Night / Medicine Vertigo 6059211 England 1978 Black 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 pressing) runs 2:41
*Single What a Night / Goodbye Laurelie Mercury 74032 USA 1978 [Image labels]
*Single What a Night / Goodbye Laurelie Mercury 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 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 Speechless/Domino Vertigo VTG 6015 Phillippines 1980  
*Single Lovers / Exit the Heavyweight Vertigo CITY 1 England 1981 [Image]

12" Maxi Single

Format Title Label Number Country Year Comment
*12" Single 5.7.0.5. / *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

Format
Title
Label
Number
Country
Year
Comment
*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 City Boy Renaissance RMED-0296 USA 2008  
CD Dinner at the Ritz Renaissance RMED-0297 USA 2008  
CD Young Men Gone West Renaissance RMED-0298 USA 2008  
CD Book Early Renaissance RMED-0299 USA 2008  
CD The Day the Earth caught Fire Renaissance RMED-0300 USA 2008  
CD Heads are Rolling Renaissance RMED-0301 USA 2008  
*CD It's Personal Renaissance RMED0293 USA 2009  
*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]

Cassettes

Format
Title
Label
Number
Country
Year
Comment
Cassette City Boy Vertigo 7138 073 England 1976 [Image Cassette side 1] [Image Cassette side 2] [Image insert front] [Image insert back]
Cassette City Boy Mercury MCR-4-1-1098 USA 1976  
*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 Mercury MCR-4-1-3737 Canada 1978  
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 many songs that are on later and LP versions, but including the song Do the Pose and early version of 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]
Cassette It's Personal Vertigo 7150066 Norway 1981  
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.

8-track Cartriges

Format
Title
Label
Number
Country
Year
Comment
*8-track City Boy Mercury MC-8-1-1098 USA 1976 [Image]
Track order:
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
*8-track Book Early Mercury MC-8-1-3737 USA 1978 [Image]
Track order:
Program 1: What a Night - Summer in the Schoolyard - Do what You Do, Do Well
Program 2: 5.7.0.5. - 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]
Track order:
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.
Format
Title
Label
Number
Country
Year
Comment
*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 by Record Mirror. [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 5.7.0.5. [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.
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 5.7.0.5. [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 5.7.0.5.
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 5.7.0.5.[Image]
CD And The Road Goes On Forever Debutante 535 717-2 UK 1996 [Image of booklet cover][Image of back card]
CD Great Britons vol. 2 Special Music Company ????? USA 1995 Complete title "Great Britons! The Best Of The British Invasion, Vol. 2". Contains 5.7.0.5.[Image]
CD Still Dizzy After All These Years Vertigo 555 202-2 UK 1998 Contains 5.7.0.5.. [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 5.7.0.5.
CD The Sound Of Winter Universal 069 739-2 Norway 2002  
*CD Hits of the 70s Universal 584905-2 Sweden 2002 Contains 5.7.0.5. [Image]
*DVD Green Lights, Blue Skies UNCUT CUT1002 England? 2002 Contains 5.7.0.5. 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 5.7.0.5.).
CD Top of the Pops 1975-1979 Spectrum Music UMC 5367542 England 2016 3 disc compilation, contains 5.7.0.5.. [Image of booklet cover]
CD Classic 70's Spectrum ? England 2016 3 disc compilation, contains 5.7.0.5.. [Image of booklet cover]

Rumoured records that probably don't exist.

I won't believe in their existence unless somebody sends me a copy!
Record
Comment
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 acutal 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. Is there a cassette based on the very first LP version, i.e. without What a Night and the same cover as first LP issue? Reason for suspecting that this cassette might exists is the note on top right of back side of first British LP cover [Image back], saying that a cassette with number 7231 016 should exist, which is not the number on standard British Book Early cassette issue. However, I have never seen such a cassette. Now found.
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 The French issue of "What a Night" is usually, possibly always, on blue vinyl. Notes of a black vinyl issue has been occuring, but I have never seen a copy, or has seen one for sale. Found one and bought it.
CD "Heads are Rolling/Book Early/Young Men gone West" Unknown. Reportedly once listed in GEMM. Probably non-existent.
Items marked with an asterisk (*) are represented in my own collection 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 5.7.0.5.
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
Moved French black vinyl What a Night from regular section to Rumoured records, since I've never seen one myself. See log for September 30, 2012
Version 48, September 18, 2012: Added two pics of British 5.7.0.5.
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 5.7.0.5..
Added Haymaking Time single of unknown origin. Se version 60.
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 5.7.0.5. 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 5.7.0.5 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 5.7.0.5. 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.
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