2XS

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2XS
2XS (Nazareth album) coverart.jpg
Studio album by Nazareth
Released July 1982
Recorded May 1982
Studio AIR, Montserrat
Genre
Length 40:53
Label Vertigo
Producer John Punter
Nazareth chronology
Snaz
(1981)
2XS
(1982)
Sound Elixir
(1983)
Singles from 2XS
  1. "Love Leads to Madness"
    Released: 6 August 1982 (UK)
  2. "Games"
    Released: 17 January 1983 (UK)
  3. "Dream On"
    Released: June 1983 (UK)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

2XS is the thirteenth studio album by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, released internationally in July 1982 by Vertigo Records, whereas its distribution was handled by NEMS International in the United Kingdom and by A&M Records in North America. Recorded and mixed at AIR Studios on the island of Montserrat during May 1982, the album was produced and engineered by John Punter.

2XS peaked at number 122 in the United States during a ten-week chart stay, marking the last time Nazareth managed to reach the Billboard 200.[2] Three singles were released from the album. The lead single, "Love Leads to Madness", reached number 3 in South Africa and the song itself was a US radio staple peaking at number 19 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.[3] While the second single, "Games", failed to chart elsewhere, the third one, "Dream On", was a European hit, reaching number 2 in Switzerland, number 4 in Austria and number 15 in Germany.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Nazareth.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Love Leads to Madness"4:09
2."Boys in the Band"3:07
3."You Love Another"3:59
4."Gatecrash"3:20
5."Games"4:49
Side two
No.TitleLength
6."Back to the Trenches"4:03
7."Dream On"3:28
8."Lonely in the Night"4:23
9."Preservation"4:03
10."Take the Rap"2:42
11."Mexico"2:52
Total length:40:53

Personnel[edit]

Nazareth[edit]

Technical personnel[edit]

  • John Punter – producer
  • Mick Haggerty – art direction, design
  • Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff – art direction
  • Timothy Eames – design
  • Aaron Rapoport – photography
  • Hugh Brown – photography (inner sleeve)
  • Frank Deluna – mastering (at A&M Mastering Studios, Los Angeles)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[4] 74
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[5] 42
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[6] 9
US Billboard 200[2] 122

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guarisco, Donald A. Nazareth: 2XS > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Nazareth Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Nazareth Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 6506b". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Nazareth – 2XS" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Nazareth – 2XS". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2018.