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Studio album by Nazareth
Released February 1982 (February 1982)
Genre Hard rock, reggae rock
Length 40:55
Label A&M
Producer John Punter
Nazareth chronology
Sound Elixir
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[2]

2XS is the thirteenth studio album by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, released in February 1982. The album includes the rock radio hit "Love Leads To Madness" and the song "Dream On", which has become one of the band's biggest hits and was later covered by Helix.

Track listing[edit]

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

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Love Leads to Madness" Rankin 4:08
2. "Boys in the Band" Agnew, Charlton, McCafferty 3:06
3. "You Love Another"   3:58
4. "Gatecrash" Charlton, McCafferty, Sweet, Rankin 3:19
5. "Games" Rankin 4:48
6. "Back to the Trenches" Agnew, Charlton, McCafferty 4:02
7. "Dream On" Rankin 3:28
8. "Lonely in the Night" Agnew, Charlton, Sweet, Rankin 4:21
9. "Preservation" Agnew, Charlton, McCafferty 4:02
10. "Take the Rap"   2:42
11. "Mexico" Agnew, McCafferty, Sweet, Rankin 2:53

1999 Castle Music reissue[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "Dream On" (single edit) Rankin 3:25
13. "Juicy Lucy" (edited version) Agnew, Charlton, McCafferty, Sweet 4:10
14. "Games" (edited version) Rankin 4:48
15. "You Love Another" (edited version)   3:20
16. "Love Leads to Madness" (alternate single version)   3:41
17. "Dream On" (mono version) Rankin 3:26

2002 30th Anniversary Bonus Tracks[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
18. "Back to the Trenches" (extended version) Agnew, Charlton, McCafferty 6:04
19. "Love Leads to Madness" (alternate extended version) Rankin 7:11

The 2011 remastered CD release of 2XS was paired with Sound Elixir, comprising tracks 1 through 11 of 21 tracks. No bonus material was added


Band members[edit]

Chart performance[edit]


Country Peak Weeks
Norway 9 10
Germany 42 11
Canada 74 3
United States 122 10


"Love Leads to Madness" / "Take the Rap"

Country Peak Weeks
South Africa 3 14
United States (Top Mainstream Rock Tracks) 19 9
Canada 44 5
United States (Bubbling Under Singles) 105 2

"Dream On" / "Take the Rap"

Country Peak Weeks
Switzerland 2 11
Austria 4 12
Germany 15 23

"Games" / "You Love Another"