1978 City Boy – Book Early

Book Early is the fourth album by City Boy, released in 1978

City Boy were a moderately successful English rock band in the late 1970s, characterised by complex vocal arrangements and heavy guitars. The band consisted of Lol Mason (lead vocals), Steve Broughton (guitar, lead vocals), Max Thomas (keyboards, guitar), Chris Dunn (bass, guitar), Roger Kent (drums), Mike Slamer (guitar, bass), and Roy Ward (drums, vocals). Their most popular songs were “” and “The Day the Earth Caught Fire”.


1  5-7-0-5 (Steve Broughton, Lol Mason) 3:12
2  Summer In The School Yard (Mike Slamer, Steve Broughton, Lol Mason) 3:54
3  Goodbye Laurelie (Lol Mason, Max Thomas) 3:12
4  Raise Your Glass (To Foolish Me) (Steve Broughton) 2:59
5  Cigarettes (Mike Slamer, Steve Broughton, Lol Mason) 5:32
6  What A Night (Steve Broughton) 3:02
7  Do What You Do, Do Well (Mike Slamer, Roy Ward, Lol Mason) 3:27
8  The World Loves A Dancer (Lol Mason, Max Thomas) 3:26
9  Beth (Steve Broughton, Lol Mason) 2:45
10  Moving In Circles (Steve Broughton) 4:08
11  Dangerous Ground (Lol Mason, Max Thomas) 4:59



BassChris Dunn (2)
DrumsRoy Ward
GuitarMike Slamer
Acoustic GuitarSteve Broughton
Acoustic GuitarRobert John Lang
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
PianoMax Thomas
SynthesizerMax Thomas
PercussionRoy Ward
VocalsLol Mason
VocalsRoy Ward
VocalsSteve Broughton

Other Musicians

1 5-7-0-5

BassMike Slamer

9 Beth

Double BassRoy Babbington
GuitarMerle Anger

Liner Notes

Producer – Robert John Lange
Arranged By – City Boy, Robert John Lange
Arranged By (Orchestra) – Louis Clark
Conductor – Louis Clark
Engineer – Gary Edwards, Neil Ross, Robert John Lange, Ted Sharp
Engineer (Mixing Assistant) – Mike Beiriger
Engineer (Mixing) – Gary Ladinsky

Design – Alan Schmidt, Dennis Walden, Stuart Bailey
Design (Logo) – Hothouse
Photography By – Richard Haughton

Recorded At – Rockfield Studios
Recorded At – Trident Studios
Recorded At – Wessex Sound Studios
Mixed At – Record Plant, Los Angeles