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Studio Album, released in 1976

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Momma's Boy (3:43)
2. Walk On The Water (3:42)
3. Narcissus (5:26)
4. Dinner At The Ritz (6:41)
5. Goodbye Blue Monday (5:01)
6. The Violin (7:20)
7. State Secrets - A Thriller (7:33)

Total Time: 39:26

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Line-up / Musicians

- Steve Broughton / guitar, vocals
- Chris Dunn / bass, acoustic guitar
- Roger Kent / drums
- Los Mason / lead vocals
- Mike Slamer / acoustic & electric guitars
- Max Thomas / keyboards

Guest musicians:
- B. J. Cole / pedal steel guitar
- Jack Holstein / fiddle
- David Jackson / saxophone, vocals
- Robert John Mutt Lange / bass
- Fiachra Trench / piano
- Van Der Graaf Generator / vocals (4)

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4.11
(26 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(23%)
23%
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(62%)
62%
Good, but non-essential (15%)
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Collectors/fans only (0%)
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Review by Rune2000
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Metal Team
4 stars It didn't take City Boy long to create their first masterpiece and most importantly their first and only progressive rock album.

Dinner At The Ritz is a huge step up from the debut album, released that same year. Not only are there no weak/weaker songs but the album can actually be seen as a minor conceptual masterpiece. I was really not a fan of the funk and reggae explorations on the debut so the absence of these styles is a complete bliss to my ears. The overall sound of the record makes me think of Supertramp around the Even in the Quietest Moments...-era, released a year after Dinner At The Ritz. The record is smooth, subtile and featuring that magical sound that can only be found on a '70s studio album.

There is really no reason to talk about the individual tracks because I can never listen to just one of these great compositions without hearing the rest of the album. These songs just don't sound as great when taken out of their context, I'm sure that you know exactly what I mean and can probably mention a few other records that has that same distinction. The only composition-wise thing worth mentioning is the fact that tracks get longer as we progress though the album. The last two tracks are 7+ compositions that might take some time to get into, but trust me when I say that they're totally worth the effort!

Dinner At The Ritz is one of those classic '70s records that most fans of rock music should consider having in their collection, prog or otherwise. The final rating can't be anything less than an excellent addition to any prog rock music collection and it wouldn't surprise me if many of you would rate it even higher!

***** star songs: Dinner At The Ritz (6:41) State Secrets - A Thriller (7:33)

**** star songs: Momma's Boy (3:43) Walk On The Water (3:42) Narcissus (5:26) Goodbye Blue Monday (5:01) The Violin (7:20)

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Review by Sagichim
COLLABORATOR Eclectic Prog Team
4 stars Dinner at the ritz is one of the best art rock albums ever..

After a good debut album city boy manages to write a set of songs sounding tighter and more focused than before. this would be their most complete progressive album ever. The band is featuring some heavy guitars but still manages to have a light feel to their music due to their great vocals which are never dark but always positive and uplifting , that's why it is so easy to get into . the music always sounds professional and complex because of how all instruments blend with each other creating a complete mould. There are no fillers here , every song has something to offer , and i'm glad they had a good production and recording to support their music. The music contains some super great breaks stating of the high standard music delievered , it can remind you of 'crack the sky' , 'supertramp' and some 'queen' maybe , fusing some cabaret , funk and a good dose of humor. songs have that bright vibe to them , featuring some great vocal harmonies , beautiful blistering guitars with great riffs and some sharp accurate solos , top that with their fine rhythms carried out with very good drums and bass.

The music ranges from short effective rocky songs with heavy guitars and some intricate rhythm to long more progressive songs. the highlight for me is 'dinner at the ritz' featuring some very good singing , suiting the song perfectly , before a change of music occur , showing their exquisite humor with those funny vocals , adding some great saxophone to the mix , leaving me with only applause , another one is ' state secrets' starting as a rocky tune and in a second turns to funk rock creating a main funky theme out of vocals , guitar , noises and a couple of piano notes , you should really hear this to believe , it then continuing to rock , closing this album with a bang. 'the violin' features another side of the band focusing on a beautiful ballad with ( of course ) very good violins arrangements , acoustic guitar and a lead beautiful violin touches.

The good rating certainly is appropriate. City boy manages to create a wonderful and diverse album with a lot for prog fans to appreciate. If you are interested with the prog related genre you shouldn't miss out on this. my 4 star rating is gonna put the album down a bit and i wish it wouldn't happen but i would give this a 4.2 on a prog related scale. Super excellent addition to your prog collection. Nice cover too...

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4 stars Maybe not real prog music, but very good pop music which I appreciate very much. It is a pitty their music is so hard to find in stores. They deserve more public attention. All their CD's are good, but this one is their best in my opinion. Good vocals, fine musicianship. No ordinary couplet - r ... (read more)

Report this review (#179330) | Posted by Sander | Sunday, August 10, 2008 | Review Permanlink

5 stars My first City Boy album and still the best. This shot my into the City Boy arena and i never got back out!! Try listening to "The Violin" on some good headphones, its unbelieveable! The can never be labeled as pop with a song like "State Secrets" which was absolutly astonishing!!! Need i ... (read more)

Report this review (#100933) | Posted by | Wednesday, November 29, 2006 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Great album. The band's style is somewhat like Supertramp, but much much better. For one thing, the vocals are much stronger and less wimpy. Mike Slamer belts out some heavy guitar, though you wouldn't call this heavy metal. Good mix of vocals, guitar, keyboards, drums. Too bad this grou ... (read more)

Report this review (#59721) | Posted by | Thursday, December 08, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I just love those UK bands....in the art rock branch (10 cc,Charlie)prog pop rock rolled into one delicious music... ahem....i almost called it cabaret. But these guys are really "up" there with the genius of 10 cc....wonderfull themes,interessting ....even funny and bizarre lyrics. With 2 lead v ... (read more)

Report this review (#29732) | Posted by Tonny Larz | Wednesday, April 21, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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