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Formed: 1968 in Dunfermline, ScotlaNo
Active: '60s-2010s Major
Styles: Album Rock, Hard Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock Major
Members: Pete Agnew, Dan McCafferty, Darrell Sweet, Manny Charlton, John Locke Representative
Albums: "Classics, Vol. 16", "Razamanaz", "Loud 'N' Proud" Representative
Songs: "Love Hurts", "Hair of the Dog", "This Flight Tonight"

UPC Type Title
803341403925 Vinyl 2Xs
698458814821 (i) CD 2Xs/Sound Elixir
602527186481 CD Anthology
698458821027 (i) CD Anthology
4029759064183 (i) CD Big Dogz
8700817155017 CD Broken Down Angels
698458992321 (i) CD Catch/Cinema
075021310926 CD Close Enough for Rock 'N Roll
698458813923 (i) CD Close Enough for Rock 'N' Roll/Play 'N' the Game
803341403796 (i) Vinyl Close Enough for Rock N Roll
803341403789 (i) Vinyl Exercises
698458814029 (i) CD Expect No Mercy
698458814425 (i) CD Fool Circle
4571136372720 (i) CD Fool Circle (Mini LP Sleeve)
803341403918 Vinyl Fool Circle
089353700027 DVD From the Beginning
5029365829328 (i) CD Geatest Hits
731454051323 CD Greatest Hits
698458940124 (i) CD Greatest Hits
8712089013926 (i) CD Greatest Hits
770301994222 (i) CD Greatest Hits
075021322523 CD Hair of the Dog
698458813527 (i) CD Hair of the Dog
5013929937857 DVD Hair of the Dog-Live From London
090204819584 Vinyl Hair of the Dog Live
698458816825 (i) CD Hard 'N' Heavy
698458061324 (i) CD Homecoming
801213001897 DVD Homecoming-Greatist Hits Live in Glasgow
090204914999 (i) CD Live
5055544201289 DVD Live From Camden Palace
5055544207298 DVD Live From Classic T Stage
825646310722 (i) DVD Live From Classic T Stage
8718469531134 (i) Vinyl Loud 'N' Proud
698458813329 (i) CD Loud N Proud
698458814326 (i) CD Malice in Wonderland
803341403901 Vinyl Malice in Wonderland
698458703729 (i) CD Maximum Xs the Essential Nazareth
698458992529 (i) CD Move Me/Boogaloo
826992021027 CD Nazareth
803341403772 (i) Vinyl Nazareth
698458813022 (i) CD Nazareth/Exercises
9120817150888 DVD Nazareth-Live
4029758882726 (i) CD Newz
698458814128 (i) CD No Mean City
803341403895 Vinyl No Mean City
803341403802 (i) Vinyl Play 'N' the Game
698458813428 (i) CD Rampant
8713748982324 (i) Vinyl Rampant
698458813121 (i) CD Razamanaz
698458993021 (i) CD Singles Collection
698458992420 (i) CD Snakes N Ladders/No Jive
698458991829 (i) CD Snaz
698458120021 (i) CD Very Best of Nazareth

Biography: The Scottish hard rock quartet Nazareth had a handful of hard rock hits in the late '70s, including the proto-power ballad "Love Hurts." Formed in 1968, the band featured vocalist Dan McCafferty, guitarist Manny Charlton, bassist Pete Agnew, and drummer Darrell Sweet. The band had relocated to London by 1970, and they released their self-titled debut album in 1971. Both Nazareth and 1972's Exercises received favorable attention by British hard rockers, but it was 1973's Razamanaz that moved them into the U.K. Top Ten (both "Broken Down Angel" and "Bad Bad Boy" were hit singles). Loud 'n' Proud and Rampant (both 1974) followed the same formula, yet were slightly less successful.

Released the following year, Hair of the Dog established Nazareth as an internationally popular hard rock band. Featuring their revamped version of the Everly Brothers' "Love Hurts," the album sold over a million copies in the U.S. Until the end of the '70s, the band continued successfully as a quartet, releasing a series of Top 100 albums. In 1979, they added former Sensational Alex Harvey Band guitarist Zal Cleminson to their lineup; he left after recording two albums -- 1979's No Mean City and 1980's Malice in Wonderland -- and was replaced by former Spirit keyboardist John Locke. Following the 1981 live album 'Snaz, guitarist Bill Rankin also joined the group; Locke left soon after his addition and Rankin switched to keyboards.

By this time, their commercial appeal had dwindled across both the U.K. and the U.S. By the mid-'80s, Nazareth was left without a record contract, so the band was put on hiatus for a few years. They returned in 1992 with No Jive, which failed to gain an audience in America and Europe. In 1999, Nazareth resurfaced yet again with Boogaloo. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi