Malice in Wonderland (Nazareth album)

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Malice in Wonderland
Studio album by Nazareth
Released February 15 1980
Recorded 1979
Genre Hard Rock
Length 41:23
Label A&M
Producer Jeff Baxter
Nazareth chronology
No Mean City
(1979)
Malice in Wonderland
(1980)
The Fool Circle
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Malice In Wonderland is the eleventh studio album by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, released in 1980. After the heavy lurch of the previous album, the band chose to follow a more commercial path, striving for producing of hit singles Holiday and Hearts Grows Cold. The 2010 edition brought a range of bonus tracks, all extracted from a concert at the legendary Hammersmith Odeon, which were broadcast by the BBC for the In Concert program in 1980. It is a very varied album, with melodic and heavy songs like Talkin 'to the one of the boys and to the Border Showdown and the flirtation with a reggae feeling in Big Boy.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Dan McCafferty, Zal Cleminson, Manny Charlton, Pete Agnew, Darrell Sweet unless otherwise noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Holiday"     3:29
2. "Showdown at the Border"   Cleminson 4:11
3. "Talkin' to One of the Boys"   Cleminson, McCafferty, Agnew 4:13
4. "Heart's Grown Cold"   Cleminson 4:14
5. "Fast Cars"     4:35
6. "Big Boy"   Cleminson 3:38
7. "Talkin' 'Bout Love"   McCafferty, Cleminson, Charlton, Agnew, Sweet, Jeff Baxter 3:57
8. "Fallen Angel"     4:44
9. "Ship of Dreams"   Charlton 4:09
10. "Turning a New Leaf"     4:00

1998 Bonus Tracks[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Heart's Grown Cold (live 7" EP version)"   Cleminson 3:56
12. "Razamanaz (live 7" EP version)"   Agnew, Charlton, McCafferty, Sweet 4:16
13. "Hair of the Dog (live 7" EP version)"   Agnew, Charlton, McCafferty, Sweet 4:37
14. "Talkin' to One of the Boys (live 7" EP version)"   Cleminson, McCafferty, Agnew 4:48
  • This remastered CD, released on Castle Records subsidiary Essential Records (ESMCD 617) in 1998, added four bonus tracks and extensive liner notes:
  • These live tracks were recorded at London's Hammersmith Odeon and had been originally released as a 2 x 7 inch vinyl EP in a gatefold sleeve.
  • An identical release was later issued on another Castle Records subsidiary, Sanctuary Records.

2010 Remastered Bonus Tracks[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "I Want To Do Everything For You [BBC Live Recording]"   Joe Tex 5:12
12. "Showdown at the Border [BBC Live Recording]"   Cleminson 4:18
13. "Beggar's Day [BBC Live Recording]"   Nils Lofgren 3:54
14. "Big Boy [BBC Live Recording]"   Cleminson 5:17
15. "Holiday/This Flight Tonight [BBC Live Recording]"   McCafferty, Cleminson, Charlton, Agnew, Sweet / Joni Mitchell 7:06
16. "Expect No Mercy [BBC Live Recording]"   McCafferty, Charlton, Agnew, Sweet 3:45
17. "Broken Down Angel [BBC Live Recording]"   McCafferty, Charlton, Agnew, Sweet 4:59
  • This remastered CD was released by Salvo records (SALVOCD043), August 2010.
  • These BBC live recordings were recorded at Hammersmith Odeon, March 16, 1980.
  • The live recording of "Beggar's Day" has not been available before this release.

30th Anniversary Bonus Tracks[edit]

No. Title Length
11. "Holiday" (single edit) 3:21
12. "Ship Of Dreams" (single edit) 3:10
13. "Heart's Grown Cold" (live 7" EP version) 3:55
14. "Talkin' to One of the Boys" (live 7" EP version) 4:45
15. "Showdown at the Border" (live) 4:08
16. "Holiday" (live) 3:25
17. "Heart's Grown Cold" (live) 4:22
  • The Hammersmith live songs from the 1998 remaster are not all on the 30th Anniversary Remaster, the compilers choosing to keep only the two songs relevant to the tracklist for Malice In Wonderland and omitting Razamanaz and Hair of the Dog.

Credits[edit]

Band members[edit]

Other credits[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[2] 43
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[3] 9
US Billboard 200[4] 41

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Nazareth – Malice In Wonderland". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  4. ^ Malice in Wonderland - Nazareth. Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 16 November 2013.