- MOONCREST Records release

Nazareth's 1974 album "Rampant," produced by Roger Glover at Montreux's Mountain Studios, is a sonic masterpiece reflecting the diverse European music landscape of the time. Amidst the mid-70s musical exploration, the album's sophistication and nuanced soundscapes, enriched by Glover's touch, made it a pivotal contribution. "Rampant" remains a timeless gem, capturing the spirit of an era through its innovative fusion of rock genres.



"Rampant"Album Description:

In the realm of classic rock, the year 1974 stands out as a vibrant and transformative period. Among the multitude of albums released during this time, Nazareth's "Rampant" holds a significant place, both in its musical prowess and its contribution to the dynamic European music scene.

Production Elegance: The Roger Glover Touch

At the helm of "Rampant" was the acclaimed producer Roger Glover, known for his work with Deep Purple. His involvement added a layer of sophistication to Nazareth's sound, elevating their musicality to new heights. Recorded at the iconic Mountain Studios in Montreux, Switzerland, the album benefited from a picturesque setting that undoubtedly influenced the creative process.

Glover's adept production skills shine through in the album's rich and nuanced soundscapes. The meticulous attention to detail in capturing each instrument's essence, coupled with the breathtaking backdrop of Montreux, created a sonic masterpiece that resonated with audiences across Europe and beyond.

Time-Stamped Brilliance: A Reflection of 1974's Musical Landscape

To truly appreciate the significance of "Rampant," one must delve into the musical landscape of 1974. The mid-1970s marked a period of eclectic experimentation and artistic exploration. The impact of progressive rock, glam rock, and hard rock was palpable, and Nazareth skillfully navigated these influences in crafting an album that encapsulated the spirit of the era.

"Rampant" is a sonic time capsule, offering a glimpse into the sonic diversity prevalent in Europe during the mid-70s. Its release coincided with a musical zeitgeist characterized by a fusion of genres and a willingness to push the boundaries of conventional rock.

A Pivotal Contribution: Nazareth's Artistic Imprint

Nazareth's "Rampant" made an indelible mark on the European music scene by contributing to the evolving narrative of rock music in 1974. The album's success is a testament to the band's ability to resonate with the zeitgeist of the time, capturing the hearts of listeners seeking a musical experience that transcended boundaries.

As a production helmed by Roger Glover, "Rampant" stands as a testament to the collaborative synergy between talented musicians and visionary producers. The fusion of creative minds, combined with the state-of-the-art recording facilities at Mountain Studios, birthed an album that continues to be celebrated for its timeless quality.

Music Genre:

Hard Rock, Blues Rock 

Album Production Information:

The album: "NAZARETH - Rampant" was produced by: Roger Glover

Roger David Glover, known professionally as Roger Glover, was born on November 30, 1945, in Brecon, Sir Powys, Wales, United Kingdom. He is the first child of Norman Glover and Brenda Glover.

Glover's career in the music industry began to take shape in the late 1960s when he joined the psychedelic rock band Episode Six as their bass guitarist. However, it was in 1969 when Glover received a major breakthrough by joining the iconic rock band Deep Purple . At the age of 24, he became the bass guitarist for Deep Purple, a role that would define much of his musical journey.


In 1970, Glover contributed to Deep Purple's collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Arnold. This project showcased the band's versatility and experimental approach. The following year, at the age of 25, Glover played bass guitar on the highly influential albums "In Rock" and "Fireball." These albums solidified Deep Purple's status as one of the pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal.

Glover's contributions to Deep Purple continued throughout the 1970s and beyond. In 1972, at the age of 26, he played on the live album "Made in Japan," which is widely regarded as one of the greatest live recordings in rock history. He also played bass guitar on the album "Who Do We Think We Are" released the same year.

During his time with Deep Purple, Glover also ventured into music production. In 1973, at the age of 27, he produced the album "Loud And Proud" by Nazareth. He continued his work as a producer in 1974 with Nazareth's album "Rampant Mooncrest." In 1976, at the age of 30, Glover produced Rory Gallagher's album "Calling Card," showcasing his skills behind the scenes.

In 1979, Glover briefly left Deep Purple and joined Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow as their bass guitarist. He played on the album "Down To Earth" and then rejoined Deep Purple in 1984, at the age of 38, for the album "Perfect Strangers." Glover's return brought a renewed energy to the band, and the album was a critical and commercial success.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Glover continued to be an integral part of Deep Purple's lineup. He played bass guitar on albums such as "The House of Blue Light" (1987), "Nobody's Perfect" (1988), and "Slaves and Masters" (1990). His remarkable talent on the bass guitar added depth and precision to Deep Purple's sound.

In addition to his work with Deep Purple and Rainbow, Glover has also released solo albums and collaborated with other artists over the years. He has shown his versatility as a musician and a songwriter, continually pushing the boundaries of rock music.

Roger Glover's contributions to the world of rock music, both as a bass guitarist and a producer, have left an indelible mark. His ability to create melodic bass lines, combined with his technical expertise, has made him one of the most respected figures in the industry. His career, spanning several decades, showcases his passion, dedication, and unwavering commitment to his craft.


This album was recorded at: Mountain Studios, Montreux Switzerland

Record Label Information:

Mooncrest CREST 15
Packaging/Custom Inner Sleeve: This album "NAZARETH - Rampant" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and photos

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: NAZARETH - Rampant
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Dan McCafferty - vocals, photography
  • Pete Agnew - bass guitar, guitar, background vocals, liner notes
  • Manny Charlton - guitars, producer, photography
  • Darrell Sweet - drums, background vocals, liner notes, photography
Complete Track-listing of the album "NAZARETH - Rampant"

The detailed tracklist of this record "NAZARETH - Rampant" is:

    Track-listing :
  1. "Silver Dollar Forger (Parts 1&2)" 5:36
  2. "Glad When You're Gone"
  3. "Loved And Lost"
  4. "Shanghai'd In Shanghai"
  5. "Jet Lag"
  6. "Light My Way"
  7. "Sunshine"
  8. "Shapes of Things"
  9. Space Safari"
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Inner Sleeve   of "NAZARETH - Rampant" Album


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