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The Very Best of Nazareth

Nazareth Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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You couldn’t invent the story of Nazareth if you tried. At their peak, the Dunfermline rock group were huge, selling vast quantities of albums and pulling in enormous crowds to their shows. By rights, when the group’s profile receded a little and they morphed into the highly respected club-level regulars that they are today, their reputation should have become tarnished – but ... Read more in Amazon's Nazareth Store

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  • Audio CD (5 Jun 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Union Square Music Limited
  • ASIN: B000FMG070
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,465 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Razamanaz
2. Bad Bad Boy
3. Broken Down Angel
4. This Flight Tonight
5. Shanghai'd in Shanghai
6. Love Hurts
7. Hair of the Dog
8. My White Bicycle
9. Gone Dead Train
10. Place in Your Heart
11. Expect No Mercy
12. May the Sunshine
13. Whatever You Want Babe
14. Holiday
15. Dressed to Kill
16. Morning Dew '81
17. Dream On (Acappella)
18. Boys in the Band

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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding hard rock 27 Jun 2007
By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This is an absolutely brilliant collection of Nazareth's powerful rock sound, including their biggest hits Love Hurts, Broken Down Angel, Bad Bad Boy, Place In Your Heart and This Flight Tonight. The lead singer's vocal could be piercing and rasping but sensitive too, a bit like Joe Cocker.

Their version of Joni Mitchell's This Flight Tonight is spectacular, as they really lift the song and give it an entirely new angle. It really soars. And they do the same with their cover of The Everley Brothers' hit Love Hurts.

My favourite is the brilliant uptempo Place In Your Heart, a tuneful and hypnotic classic rock song if ever there was one. Those who like the music of Queen or AC/DC or Meat Loaf, a melodic rock sound with powerful vocals and high emotion, will love the music of Nazareth.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beware the single edit 14 Sep 2009
By Ian
Format:Audio CD
There are a number of Nazareth compilations on the market. This one (at time of writing) is a clear winner on price and has a decent number of tracks on it but it is not without its problems.

My principal gripe is with the single edit of "May The Sunshine". "Edit" is being kind. There is a whole piece missing from the magnificent intro. It sounds like the master tape has been cut with a rusty spoon and spliced with a bit of gaffer tape found on the editing room floor. The first time I heard it I thought my CD had a fault but having compared it with the bonus track on No Mean City it is what it is meant to be. I have no idea if the other compilations have the album version but if they do then that is a good reason not to buy "The Very Best of"

My other issue is with the 1981 remix of Morning Dew. I had not heard it before getting this disc. Now I have I prefer the original though the Blackfoot version is better still.

So a good selection of tracks but if you do not own "No Mean City" already then look elsewhere for the band's sunniest hour.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD 19 Jan 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Pleased with this CD. One of my favourite bands from my teenage days and it is great to be able to play these songs again.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic stuff. 31 Oct 2010
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This is an incredibly good cd, with Dan Mccafferty's gritty voice & a very strong band. Manny Charlton's bluesy. gutsy guitar playing is spine tingling. I can't believe they weren't more popular. This is now my favourite cd of all time, shame they are all old geezers now as they could give some of the new bands a run for their money. Timeless & unrelenting rock at its best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Compilation 1 July 2014
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I had a hazy recollection of a lot of these tracks, but thought I'd see if it was all rose tinted. Not one bit. Some stormin' tracks I wished hadn't remained quite so distant for so long.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nazareth 24 Mar 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Bought this because I wanted a Nazerath CD in my collection. A few good tracks (like most CD's). Good value
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5.0 out of 5 stars TAKES ME BACK 7 Mar 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
USED TO LISTEN TO NAZARETH YEARS AGO, TAKES ME BACK TO MY YOUTH, FORGOT HOW GOOD THEY SOUND PUT IT ON CONTANSTLY
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4.0 out of 5 stars NAZARETH 19 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
GREAT STUFF. AN ALBUM FULL OF MEMORIES. GOOD VALUE. ANOTHER PURCHASE THAT HAS STOOD THE TEST OF TIME.ROCK ON MUSIC.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Driffing back to the past
I have the original 45rpm single of "This Flight to night" and keep on meaning to record it onto my PC, but never get around to it when I saw this whole CD I thought great... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mr. Stephen Cuss
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for Daddy
and he likes this album quite a lot. I did listen in and indeed, Nazareth are not really bad. I would certainly continue listening to that band.
Published 10 months ago by Ingrid
5.0 out of 5 stars naz at their best
i had got naz on different sample albums,but wanted one with all the best on.This was it!!!Still good after all these years.
Published 11 months ago by Mr Michael Deacon
5.0 out of 5 stars Old Favourite
Being the age i am when i found this classic bands album on sale i snapped it up and was a bargain.
Published 18 months ago by C. Manning
4.0 out of 5 stars Good rock music.
Took a chance, as had not listened much to Nazareth before, well pleased with my purchase. With bands that I am not that familiar with I tend to buy the best of.
Published 19 months ago by Mr. John Renowden
5.0 out of 5 stars Nazareth
My husband loves it just a bit heavy for me - he plays it when i go shopping lol
thanks
Published 20 months ago by samcos
4.0 out of 5 stars A real blast from the past
Like many I have loads of albums on vinyl that I don't play any more because I don't have a record deck connected to my hi-fi. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Andrew Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best rock groups of the early 70's
One of Dunfermline's finest groups of the early 70's. Very nostalgic if you're around the 50 year age bracket, but an excellent album. Read more
Published on 6 July 2012 by babybakes
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