Header

DINNER AT THE RITZ

City Boy

Prog Related


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

City Boy Dinner At The Ritz album cover
4.11 | 26 ratings | 6 reviews | 23% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
rock music collection


Write a review
Buy CITY BOY Music
from Progarchives.com partners
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

Lyrics

Search CITY BOY Dinner At The Ritz lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search CITY BOY Dinner At The Ritz tabs

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)

Releases information

LP Vertigo 6360 136

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
Edit this entry

CITY BOY MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy CITY BOY Dinner At The Ritz Music


Heads Are RollingHeads Are Rolling
RENAISSANCE 2008
Audio CD$10.98
$6.98 (used)
The Day The Earth Caught FireThe Day The Earth Caught Fire
RENAISSANCE 2008
Audio CD$10.64
$10.64 (used)
City BoyCity Boy
RENAISSANCE 2008
Audio CD$4.99
$4.95 (used)
AnthologyAnthology
Remastered
RENAISSANCE 2005
Audio CD$8.88
$4.00 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
CITY BOY -7"-What A Night/Medicine (French Black Vinyl Pressing) EX+ US $9.78 Buy It Now 3h 16m
Arema ?- Love That Is Real ORIG UK 12" EX City Boy US $11.41 Buy It Now 3h 22m
7"-Single CITY BOY - 5705 / 5-7-0-5 (1978) HOLLAND PS US $9.99 Buy It Now 4h 29m
7"-Single CITY BOY - What A Night / Medicine (1978) GERMANY PS US $9.99 Buy It Now 4h 32m
CITY BOY-Down & Dirty,94 OG, LIL FUNK, OOP & RARE CD US $4.07 Buy It Now 4h 35m
CITY BOY-DINNER AT THE RITZ 1977 MERCURY RECORDS LP SRM-1-1121 UK ROCK VG++ US $4.99 Buy It Now 4h 39m
CITY BOY - YOUNG MEN GONE WEST - MERCURY-SRM-11182 - "SEALED" - "SEALED" US $25.00 Buy It Now 7h 8m
PET SHOP BOYS "NEW YORK CITY BOY" RARE REMIX PROMO 12" 12RDJ 6525 US $13.04 Buy It Now 7h 42m
EDDIE FOWLKES I Feel Weak 12" RARE DETROIT HOUSE ORIGINAL vinyl CITY BOY 1993 US $19.57 [0 bids]
8h 29m
CITY BOY--Young Men Gone West--SS LP US $12.99 Buy It Now 10h 37m
78 BETTY CLOONEY SIN IN SATIN/A GREAT BIG CITY BOY LIKE YOU CORAL 61000 PROMO US $2.99 [0 bids]
11h 23m
CITY BOY - BOOK EARLY VINYL LP VERTIGO + INNER 1978 9102028 US $11.41 Buy It Now 11h 31m
CITY BOY -- The day the earth caught fire -- 1979 LP release. US $4.00 Buy It Now 13h 7m
City Boy "The Day the Earth Caught Fire" Vinyl LP Album, 1979 US $3.99 Buy It Now 13h 34m
CITY BOY LP YOUNG MEN GONE WEST MERCURY US $7.99 Buy It Now 14h 31m
City Boy, The Day The Earth Caught Fire. VG++ [ Original inner sleeve] US $2.99 [0 bids]
US $3.99 Buy It Now
16h 41m
Jesse Colin Young ?- The Soul of a City Boy - Capitol 12" Vinyl LP - 1974 - NM- US $9.99 [0 bids]
17h 33m
CITY BOY--Young Men Gone West Lp US $0.99 [0 bids]
19h 44m
CITY BOY-5.7.0.5/Bad For Business UK 7" EX Cond US $9.78 Buy It Now 1 day
CITY BOY -7"-What A Night (Blue Vinyl, French Pressing) US $11.41 Buy It Now 1 day
PET SHOP BOYS - NEW YORK CITY BOY-CD US $6.99 Buy It Now 1 day
CITY BOY, 5.7.0.5. / BAD FOR BUSINESS. ORIGINAL 1978 VERTIGO SINGLE US $1.62 [0 bids]
1 day
CITY BOY - Anthology - 2004 - CD - RMEP-00139 18 Tracks power pop US $3.00 Buy It Now 1 day
CITY BOY LP- Self Titled s/t, 1975 w/ Lyric Insert + Inner Sleeve, VG++, No B/C US $10.95 [0 bids]
US $15.50 Buy It Now
1 day
CITY BOY 5705 Dutch 45PS 1978 US $6.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Young Men Gone West by City Boy NEW SEALED CD, Jan-2008, Renaissance Records USA US $15.98 Buy It Now 1 day
PET SHOP BOY New York City Boy 1999 FRANCE CD single US $11.05 Buy It Now 1 day
CITY BOY BOOK EARLY MERCURY LP US $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
City Boy-Self Titled-LP-W/ Insert-Mercury-Vinyl Record-NM US $2.99 [0 bids]
1 day
BLACK SABBATH-ORIGINAL INTERVIEW N PIC-28.10.1978-CITY BOY-OZZY OSBORNE US $5.31 Buy It Now 1 day
Pet Shop Boys - New York City Boy - UK CD 1 US $8.15 Buy It Now 2 days
VTG Vinyl LP Record 1980 CITY BOY Heads Are Rolling SD 19285 Rock USA US $4.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Pet Shop Boys - New York City Boy US $2.99 [0 bids]
US $4.99 Buy It Now
2 days
JESSEE COLIN YOUNG Vinyl Lp THE SOUL OF A CITY BOY Capitol Label Beauty! US $15.95 Buy It Now 2 days
City Boy Young Men Gone West vinyl LP 1977 US $3.95 Buy It Now 2 days
CITY BOY "YOUNG MEN GONE WEST" 1977 CLASSIC STEREO ALBUM MERCURY SRM-1-1182 US $20.00 [0 bids]
2 days
*PROMO* City Boy - The Day the Earth Caught Fire (mono/stereo), 45 rpm single US $3.75 [0 bids]
2 days
CITY BOY Self titled LP EX Mercury 1976 US $12.99 Buy It Now 2 days
CITY BOY - "Dinner At The Ritz" LP 1977 ORIG US PRESS - NEW SEALED - No UPC US $19.88 Buy It Now 2 days
City Boy- Heads are Rolling- new cassette tape US $6.00 Buy It Now 2 days
City Boy - The Day The Earth Caught Fire - LP Record VG VG US $5.99 Buy It Now 3 days
City Boy Mercury LP 1098 US $7.20 Buy It Now 3 days
PET SHOP BOYS NEW YORK CITY BOY 2 CD SINGLE SET US $1.62 [0 bids]
3 days
Pet Shop Boys - New York City Boy - U.K. PROMO cd - RARE! US $9.72 Buy It Now 3 days
PET SHOP BOYS NEW YORK CITY BOY UK CD SINGLE 1 US $8.15 Buy It Now 3 days
City Boy You're Leaving Me 7" 45 Atlantic 3789 1980 Vinyl US $9.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Invisible Man by Ed Spargo (CD, City Boy) BRAND NEW FACTORY SEALED US $39.99 Buy It Now 3 days
City Boy - Book Early 1978 LP 1st Press Promo Stamp NM-/EX AOR w/ inner lyric US $6.99 Buy It Now 3 days
CITY BOY - 5.7.0.5. / BAD FOR BUSINESS (VERTIGO 6059 207) UK 1978 7" SINGLE US $3.25 Buy It Now 3 days
5705/Bad for Business by City Boy 45 rpm record US $3.00 [0 bids]
3 days
CITY BOY BOOK EARLY LP VINYL RECORD 1978 US $2.99 [0 bids]
US $6.98 Buy It Now
3 days
AREMA:IN LOVE/IN LOVE (INSTRUMENTAL):CITY BOY DISK EX US $22.84 Buy It Now 3 days
PET SHOP BOYS NEW YORK CITY BOY CD SINGLE US $2.82 Buy It Now 3 days
CITY BOY - SELF TITLED 1976 SEALED VINYL LP US $13.69 Buy It Now 3 days
CHAKRAS city boy REPRISE PROMO orig 1969 rock psych 45 MINT US $9.99 [0 bids]
3 days
Pet Shop Boys - New York City Boy 9 Track CD Single US $9.00 Buy It Now 3 days
CITY BOY 5.7.0.5 7" Single Vinyl Record 45rpm Vertigo 1978 US $9.78 Buy It Now 3 days
CITY BOY-BOOK EARLY-JAPAN MINI LP CD US $35.50 Buy It Now 4 days
SHARP EDGES: SLICES OF LIFE 1983 BARRICADE LP 6 TRACKS inc ON THE EDGE, CITY BOY US $14.68 Buy It Now 4 days
Smack Walkin' on the Wire Finland 12" 3 Track Vinyl EP RARE! KBD Sleaze City Boy US $33.99 Buy It Now 4 days
CITY BOY 5.7.0.5. / BAD FOR BUSINESS 7" VINYL SINGLE US $2.84 Buy It Now 4 days
CITY BOY,THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE,.LP ON VERTIGO,9102 036 US $8.15 [0 bids]
4 days
STREETS '1ST' KANSAS / CITY BOY REMASTERED 2013 ROCK CANDY NEW SEALED! US $16.31 [0 bids]
4 days
STREETS 'CRIMES IN MIND' KANSAS / CITY BOY REMASTERED 2013 ROCK CANDY NEW US $16.31 [1 bids]
4 days
City Boy Dinner At The Ritz vinyl LP 1977 Mercury Records VG+ US $8.95 Buy It Now 4 days
City Boy - Self-Titled LP - 1976 Mercury VG - "Demonstration" Copy US $1.99 [0 bids]
4 days
City Boy - Self Titled LP NM/VG+ b US $8.99 Buy It Now 4 days
City Boy - Young Men Gone West LP +Insert NM-/VG++ b US $8.99 Buy It Now 4 days
City Boy - Young Men Gone West - LP Record NM US $1.00 [0 bids]
4 days
CITY BOY: What A Night/Medicine (rock vinyl 45 Vertigo 6059-211) US $9.00 Buy It Now 4 days
DOWN & DIRTY "CITY BOY" 1994 RARE! *MINT* 12" US $9.99 Buy It Now 4 days
CITY BOY (Self titled) Mercury LP-SRM-1-1098 MASTERDISK 1976 w/lyric sleeve US $5.99 Buy It Now 4 days
CITY BOY Young Men Gone West LP Mercury 1977 US $7.95 Buy It Now 4 days
CITY BOY - "Young Men Gone West" LP 1977 ORIG US PRESS - NEW SEALED - No UPC US $19.88 Buy It Now 4 days
CITY BOY Book early + inner sleeve VERTIGO UK press 1978 FREE UK POST US $20.57 Buy It Now 4 days
CITY BOY what a night/medicine 6059 211 made in france vertigo 7" WS EX/ noc US $11.41 Buy It Now 5 days
CITY BOY 5.7.0.5./bad for business 6059 207 uk vertigo 1978 7" CS EX/EX US $11.41 Buy It Now 5 days
City Boy The Day The Earth Caught Fire US $5.00 [0 bids]
US $8.00 Buy It Now
5 days
PET SHOP BOYS - NEW YORK CITY BOY - CD SINGLE PART 1 + VIDEO - 1999 US $3.18 Buy It Now 5 days
CITY BOY Day The Earth Caught Fire LP Record Album US $9.99 Buy It Now 5 days
CITY BOY - 5.7.0.5 - MERCURY - CANADIAN 7" US $1.62 [0 bids]
5 days
City Boy - Dinner at the Ritz - Mercury 1121 - Excellent in Shrink US $1.49 [0 bids]
5 days
CD SINGLE PET SHOP BOYS NEW YORK CITY BOY CD 2 US $1.22 [0 bids]
5 days
City Boy Young Men Gone West 1977 Mercury Records New Factory Sealed US $20.00 [0 bids]
5 days
Pop Promo 45 JEFF CONAWAY City Boy on Columbia (Promo) 1 US $0.99 [0 bids]
5 days
Pop Promo 45 JEFF CONAWAY City Boy on Columbia (Promo) 5 US $0.99 [0 bids]
5 days
New York City Boy [Single] by Pet Shop Boys (CD, Jan-2000, Sire) US $3.99 [0 bids]
US $6.99 Buy It Now
5 days
PET SHOP BOYS/new york city boy/12" single/1999 US $18.99 Buy It Now 5 days
? City Boy - Young Men Gone West (sealed) US $14.99 Buy It Now 5 days
? City Boy - Heads Are Rolling (Atlantic 19285) US $14.99 Buy It Now 5 days
CITY BOY You're Leaving Me / Life On The Balcony 45 Atlantic 3789 (1980) NM US $4.99 [0 bids]
5 days
City Boy SEALED 1977 Lp Young Men Gone West Bordello Night Dear Jean I'm Nervous US $9.95 [0 bids]
5 days
Betty Clooney Promo 78 Coral 61000 E- Cond. Sin In Satin/A Great Big City Boy Li US $15.50 Buy It Now 5 days
CITY BOY The Day The Earth Caught Fire LP Atlantic 1979 Pop-Rock/Art Rock US $7.95 [0 bids]
5 days
Heads Are Rolling by City Boy (CD, Dec-2008, Renaissance Records (USA)) US $10.99 [0 bids]
5 days
DEAN CHRISTIE 45 Mona / City Boy MERCURY 1963 Teen ROCKER Original Press #CC723 US $12.00 [0 bids]
5 days
CITY BOY-power pop punk-ORIG mercury CANADA LP-1976 VG+ minor scuffs US $7.91 [0 bids]
US $15.21 Buy It Now
5 days
CITY BOY - BOOK EARLY - MERCURY RECORDS LP US $6.50 Buy It Now 5 days
CITY BOY - HEADS ARE ROLLING -ATLANTIC RECORDS LP US $6.50 Buy It Now 5 days
PET SHOP BOYS New York City Boy CD DAVID MORALES THUNDERPUSS SUPERCHUMBO LANGE US $14.99 Buy It Now 5 days

More places to buy CITY BOY music online Buy CITY BOY & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for CITY BOY DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

CITY BOY Dinner At The Ritz ratings distribution


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%)
15%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

CITY BOY Dinner At The Ritz reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

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)

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Rune2000 (BETA) | Report this review (#437282) | Review Permalink
Posted Thursday, April 21, 2011

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...

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Sagichim (BETA) | Report this review (#642891) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Latest members reviews

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

Post a review of CITY BOY "Dinner At The Ritz"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.53 seconds