Nazareth - 2xS (2 x S) 12" Vinyl LP Album

- Scottish hard rock , German Release

Nazareth's 1982 album "2XS" made a significant impact on the 1980s rock scene. Released in Germany, the Scottish hard rock band showcased adaptability to evolving musical trends while maintaining their signature sound. With powerful vocals by Dan McCafferty, intricate guitar work by Billy Rankin, and a global release, "2XS" solidified Nazareth's place in international rock, contributing to the band's enduring legacy in the dynamic era.


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"2XS" Album Description:

In the dynamic landscape of 1980s rock music, Nazareth, the Scottish hard rock band, made a significant contribution with their 1982 studio album, "2XS." Released in Germany, this album not only showcased the band's musical prowess but also marked a pivotal moment in their career within the context of the time period.

Managed by Jim White for Fool Circle Ltd, Nazareth brought together a talented lineup of musicians for "2XS." The band members, including Darrell Sweet on drums and percussion, Billy Rankin on lead guitar, John Locke on keyboards, Dan McCafferty as the lead vocalist, Pete Agnew on bass, and Manny Charlton on lead guitar, collectively crafted an album that resonated with the evolving trends in hard rock during the early 1980s.

The year 1982 was a transformative time for rock music, witnessing a shift in sound and style. As the genre diversified, bands explored new sonic territories, blending traditional rock elements with emerging influences. Nazareth, known for their distinctive sound and powerful performances, embraced this evolution while staying true to their hard rock roots.

"2XS" not only reflected the band's adaptability but also showcased their commitment to delivering quality music. The album's production values were in line with the era's standards, featuring a mix of energetic guitar riffs, soulful vocals, and dynamic percussion. The German release of the album further expanded Nazareth's international reach, exposing their music to a broader audience and solidifying their presence in the global rock scene.

The individual contributions of band members added layers of complexity to the album. Darrell Sweet's skillful drumming and percussion work provided a strong rhythmic foundation, complemented by Billy Rankin's lead guitar, which added a melodic and intricate dimension to the compositions. John Locke's keyboards contributed texture and depth, enhancing the overall sonic experience.

Dan McCafferty's distinctive and powerful vocals, a hallmark of Nazareth's sound, took center stage, delivering emotive performances that resonated with fans. Pete Agnew's bass lines provided a solid backbone to the music, and Manny Charlton's lead guitar work added the finishing touches, creating a harmonious blend of rock elements.

Album Management: 

Managed by Jim White for Fool Circle Ltd

Music Genre:


Record Label:

Vertigo 6302 197 (6302197) 


Original custom inner sleeve with album details, lyrics and photos. 

Media Format: 

12" LP Vinyl Gramophone Record 

Year & Country:

1982 Made in Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: NAZARETH - 2XS
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Darrell Sweet - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
  • Billy Rankin - Lead Guitar
  • John Locke - Keyboards
  • Dan McCafferty - Lead Vocals
  • Pete Agnew - Bass
  • Manny Charlton - Lead Guitar
Complete Track-listing of the album "NAZARETH - 2XS France"

The detailed tracklist of this record "NAZARETH - 2XS France" is:

  1. Love Leads to Madness
  2. Boys in the Band
  3. You Love Another
  4. Gatecrash
  5. Games
    Side Two:
  1. Dream On
  2. Lonely in the Night
  3. Preservation
  4. Take the Rap
  5. Mexico
Photos of the LP's cover: Nazareth - 2xS (2 x S)

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High Resolution Photo Album Back Cover  

High Resolution Photo NAZARETH - 2XS Germany Vertigo Records  Vinyl Record

Enlarged High Resolution Photo of the Record's Orange Vertigo label  

High Resolution Photo NAZARETH - 2XS Germany Vertigo Records  Vinyl Record  

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