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Just a Boy

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Released  October 1974
Length  38:04
Artist  Leo Sayer
Label  Chrysalis Records
Recorded  1974
Just a Boy (1974)  Another Year (1975)
Release date  October 1974
Genre  Soft rock
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Producers  David Courtney, Adam Faith
Similar  Silverbird, Endless Flight, Living in a Fantasy, Cool Touch, The Very Best of Leo Sayer

Just a Boy is the second album by English singer-songwriter, Leo Sayer, and was released in 1974. It features cover versions of two songs written by Sayer for The Who's lead vocalist Roger Daltrey's debut album, Daltrey. The singles, "One Man Band" and "Long Tall Glasses" both hit the charts in the U.K. and around the world. Leo Sayer was now popular in Europe and made many promotional appearances there. He headlined in Paris at The Theatre D’ Champs Elysees, the theatre known as the home of his then-hero, mime artist Marcel Marceau.


Album cover artwork

The cover is a painting by Humphrey Butler-Bowden. It is a tribute to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's artwork for his famous novella The Little Prince. The album's back cover pointedly depicted a group of new Sayers giving Pierrot the elbow.


Adam Faith, David Courtney and Sayer had already started work on the album, cutting "One Man Band" while Sayer was on an American tour. More recording took place in London. This time the recording went smoothly and the right results were quickly accomplished. Some of the songs, like "Long Tall Glasses", were written in the studio.

Track listing

All songs written by Leo Sayer and David Courtney.

Side one

  1. "Telepath" – 3:12
  2. "Train" – 4:25
  3. "The Bells of St Mary's" – 3:36
  4. "One Man Band" – 3:35
  5. "In My Life" – 3:23

Side two

  1. "When I Came Home This Morning" – 5:17
  2. "Long Tall Glasses" – 3:19
  3. "Another Time" – 3:26
  4. "Solo" – 3:59
  5. "Giving it All Away" – 3:52


  • Leo Sayer - guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • David Courtney - piano
  • Michael Giles - drums
  • Jeanie Greene - backing vocals
  • Cliff Hall - piano
  • Paul Keogh - guitar
  • James Litherland - guitar
  • Dave Markee - bass
  • John Mealing - organ
  • Keith Nelson - banjo
  • David Rose - piano
  • Barry St. John - backing vocals
  • Bill Smith - bass
  • Liza Strike - backing vocals
  • Theodore Thunder - drums
  • Lucas Piccoli - inspiration
  • Recording Engineer Apple Studios John Mills
  • Production

  • Producers: David Courtney, Adam Faith
  • Album

    Billboard (North America)

    UK Albums Chart (United Kingdom)


    Billboard (North America)

    UK Singles Chart (United Kingdom)


    3The Bells Of St Mary's3:37


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