Exercises (album)

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Exercises
Exercises.jpg
Studio album by Nazareth
Released July 1972
Genre Blues rock, folk rock
Length 35:04
Label Peg (original UK release)
Mooncrest (first UK reissue)
Mountain (1975 UK reissue)
Warner Bros. (original US release)
A&M (1981 US reissue)
Philips (Germany & Netherlands)
Vertigo (New Zealand)
Producer Roy Thomas Baker
Nazareth chronology
Nazareth
(1971)
Exercises
(1972)
Razamanaz
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Exercises is the second studio album by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, released in 1972. Although their music is most accurately described as "blues-tinged hard rock" (CD liner notes), this record is quite far from the band's more standard fare, featuring, quite surprisingly, a number of acoustic arrangements, several songs with orchestral strings, and traditional Scottish airs. Indeed, the album's "1692 (Glen Coe Massacre)" is about a real incident in Scottish history, namely, the massacre of Glencoe. The album is also significant for its Roy Thomas Baker production—only his third project, and well before his breakthrough works with Queen in the mid-seventies—and its oddly 'new wave' cover-art (designed by CCS Associates). An early version of the Razamanaz song, "Woke Up This Morning", also makes an appearance on Side 1.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Pete Agnew, Manny Charlton, Dan McCafferty, Darrell Sweet.

No. Title Length
1. "I Will Not Be Led" 3:03
2. "Cat's Eye, Apple Pie" 3:04
3. "In My Time" 3:28
4. "Woke Up This Morning" 3:09
5. "Called Her Name" 4:32
6. "Fool About You" 2:47
7. "Love Now You're Gone" 2:25
8. "Madelaine" 5:54
9. "Sad Song" 2:13
10. "1692 (Glencoe Massacre)" 3:59

30th anniversary bonus tracks[edit]

No. Title Length
11. "If You See My Baby" (B-side) 2:56
12. "Woke Up This Morning" (alternate edit) 3:30
13. "Love Now You're Gone" (alternate edit) 3:15
14. "1692 (Glencoe Massacre)" (alternate edit) 3:20

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Other credits[edit]

  • Robert M. Corich - liner notes, remastering
  • Laura Vallis - design
  • Mike Brown - remastering
  • Roy Thomas Baker - producer

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