Salvo
Nazareth

Malice In Wonderland (CD / Download)

Format: CD
Cat. No.: SALVOCD043
Barcode: 698458814326
Playing Time: 75:37

A career high point and many a fan’s favourite Naz album, Malice In Wonderland effectively balanced the group’s hard rock energy with a polished, radio-friendly approach that reaped dividends on tracks like Holiday, Big Boy, Showdown At The Border and Heart’s Grown Cold. This remastered edition adds 7 cracking live tracks from their Hammersmith Odeon gig of March 16, 1980.

REVIEWS

"Badass Jock rock"

You’d somehow expect the music of Scotland’s industrial cities to sound a lot harder and more brutal than it did. Yet The Incredible String Band are more typical than Frankie Miller or Alex Harvey. Indeed, it was left to Dunfermline’s Nazareth to carry the torch for hard rock by hard men throughout the 70s and 80s. They may have hit their peak in the mid-70s with Razamanaz and Loud ’n’ Proud but have continued in various line-ups ever since to make exciting, blood-vessel rupturing strength high energy rock.

Malice In Wonderland, released in 1980, saw ex-SAHB guitarist Zal Cleminson join them, as well as a radical change of direction towards a more REO Speedwagonesque sound. Holiday sounds like they have poodle perms, though Talkin’ bout Love is vintage Naz.

7/10

Tommy Udo

Classic Rock


CD
TRACKLIST:
1.
HOLIDAY
2.
SHOWDOWN AT THE BORDER
3.
TALKINí TO ONE OF THE BOYS
4.
HEARTíS GROWN COLD
5.
FAST CARS
6.
BIG BOY
7.
TALKINí BOUT LOVE
8.
FALLEN ANGEL
9.
SHIP OF DREAMS
10.
TURNING A NEW LEAF
11.
I WANT TO DO EVERYTHING FOR YOU (live) (bonus track)
12.
SHOWDOWN AT THE BORDER (live) (bonus track)
13.
BEGGARS DAY (live) (bonus track)
14.
BIG BOY (live) (bonus track)
15.
HOLIDAY / THIS FLIGHT TONIGHT (live) (bonus track)
16.
EXPECT NO MERCY (live) (bonus track)
17.
BROKEN DOWN ANGEL (live) (bonus track)