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London 1973/1972 [no label, 1CD]

BBC In Concert. Live at the Paris Theatre, London, UK; January 14, 1973. Bob Harris Radio Session, London, UK; November 13, 1972. Very good BBC FM broadcast.

Trailblazers for 1980s Scottish acts like Big Country, Wet Wet Wet, Del Amitri, Deacon Blue, and Texas? Very likely so. Heroes and inspiration for Guns N’ Roses? Most definitely. But the Nazareth story isn’t just another from-rags-to-unheard-of-riches tale of making it in rock‘n’roll.

Thanks to Lucifer Burns for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

As Lucifer burns said, I will let the artist & their music speak for themsleves.

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Paris Theatre, London, 1973
Track 01. Dear John 4:35
Track 02. Vigilante Man 5:10
Track 03. Paper Sun 5:15
Track 04. Ruby Baby 4:46
Track 05. Woke Up This Morning 3:54
Track 06. Boogie 4:06
28 mins

Bob Harris Radio Session, London, 1972
Track 07. Hard Living 2:55
Track 08. Goin’ Down 5:29
9 mins

Dan McCafferty - vocals
Manny Charlton - guitar
Pete Agnew - bass
Darrell Sweet - drums

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  1. 17 Responses to “NAZARETH - LONDON 1973/1972”

  2. Thank you for this, BigO.

    Great unpretentious hard rock. More like this, please!

    By Brian Griffin on Feb 21, 2020

  3. Eric Clapton is how old now 80 ? Just like McCartney ‘ Jagger ‘ Springsteen ‘ Elton and many more . These fossils should have hung it up decades ago . They are all damaging their legacies.

    By Pat Grooms on Feb 21, 2020

  4. pat grooms you don`t have to listen you know. and when you turn 80 are you just gonna wither up sand die or are you going to do something you love.

    By dropkicksarge on Feb 21, 2020

  5. point well made sarge. if anything i would say that even though these musicians are in their 70s and 80s, its a testament that todays music is a total disaster

    By swappers on Feb 21, 2020

  6. I’m not some 70’s fanatic like many here , I’m only 28 But even someone my age knows music was better then . Not even close . What I don’t like are old geezers who were young back then trying to act like they haven’t aged . I would rather hear them at their peaks . The stones and especially Dylan continue to embarrass themselves by not retiring.

    By Pat Grooms on Feb 21, 2020

  7. What do the above comments have to do with this early Nazareth show from the early seventies. They aren’t old men here .

    By CJ on Feb 21, 2020

  8. This fuckin show rocks . 70s Rock . Anti what do you think of this band ? Only thing I remember them for is that song love hurts from 76 or so . A Gram Parsons song . Wish I’d checked em out more back in the day .

    By Derrick on Feb 21, 2020

  9. I never got into them either DErrick. I never heard one of their songs until now

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Feb 21, 2020

  10. Thanks BigO. I listened to these guys back in high school. This will go well with the show you offered us a year ago.

    By sking on Feb 21, 2020

  11. Thanks sking for pointing out the other Nazareth on here. When at record shop in 74 we had Nazareth album that had Love Hurts. Was unaware of others. check Amazon link, lots of albums and boxes.

    By ScarRad on Feb 21, 2020

  12. Ruby Baby of course is their hard rockin version of the Dion Dimucci & Belmonts hit.

    By ScarRad on Feb 21, 2020

  13. Above comment not me either . . . . .sigh . . . .

    By swappers on Feb 21, 2020

  14. I’m sure the person behind all of these trolls and multiple ids is none other than the legendary darth. Has to be him . He’s getting his revenge.

    By George on Feb 21, 2020

  15. @ derrick
    love hurts a song by Gram Parsons
    are you kidding or really dumb?
    this ich a cover version of a everly Brothers song.
    Go home, get in your cellar, stop writng your bullshit and listen to your huppa-humpa cactus record

    By dugfried on Feb 22, 2020

  16. george the trolls aren`t darth he was too much of a narcissist , he needed people to know it was him stirring the pot. as stunned as he could be tho we did have a lot of better musical conversations then.

    By dropkicksarge on Feb 22, 2020

  17. sarge, better than talking that yankee sport shit! As for Nazareth, hard rocking, hard touring UK band like many others from that era not appreciated across the pond

    By Peter Maggiore on Feb 22, 2020

  18. @Dugfried

    What’s a huppa humpa record?


    By Brian Griffin on Feb 22, 2020

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