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My favourite Naz album but I'm a softy!,
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This review is from: Malice in Wonderland (Audio CD)
I made the same mistake with both Nazareth and Uriah Heap where the first albums that I bought were the their most critically-acclaimed early 70s albums and so for many years ignored their late 70s and 80s output. Since I most like the lighter side of Hard rock bands (prefer Mark III Purple to Mark II, love Rainbow, Whitesnake, UFO, prefer RJDIo Sabbath) and grew up listening to AOR bands like Journey, Foreigner, Boston, Asia and Kansas, needless to say I really like Malice in Wonderland. Dan McCafferty is one of the few singers who can scream as well sing ballads with real subtlety and I prefer the softer side of his singing. Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter's production is supreme and the backing vocals are beautifully-layered on this and on the next album 'The Fool's Circle' which is also highly recommended. Needless to say my favourite tracks are Holiday, Hearts's Grown Cold and Fallen Angel. Naz fans that prefer Hair of the Dog and No Mean City will think I'm talking tosh as will Heapsters who all seem to hate 'Fallen Angel' which I love! What's wrong with bands experimenting with their sound. It keeps it interesting.Buy it if you love classic rock with great tunes!