Nazareth's 'Snakes 'n' Ladders' (1989) epitomizes late '80s music evolution. Produced by Joey Balin and engineered by Martin Heyes, it seamlessly blends classic rock with contemporary flair. Released on Vertigo Records in Germany, it reflects the global dynamics of the era. A sonic journey capturing the essence of a transformative period in music history.


High Resolution Photo of NAZARETH SNAKES and LADDERS

"Snakes 'n' Ladders" Album Description:

The album "Snakes 'n' Ladders" by Nazareth, released on 12" Vinyl LP in 1989, stands as a significant musical contribution within the context of its time period. Produced by Joey Balin and featuring the expertise of sound/recording engineer Martin Heyes, this album reflects the musical landscape of the late 1980s.

During the late '80s, the music industry experienced a diverse range of genres and styles, witnessing the transition from the dominance of rock and metal to the emergence of alternative and electronic sounds. Nazareth, a band with a rich history rooted in classic rock, adapted to these changing musical currents with "Snakes 'n' Ladders."

Joey Balin's production played a crucial role in shaping the album's sonic identity. Balin, known for his work with various artists, brought his expertise to Nazareth's sound, creating a production that resonated with the evolving tastes of the late '80s audience. The album's release on Vertigo Records in Germany added a European touch to its distribution, aligning with the diverse and global nature of the music industry during that time.

Martin Heyes, the sound/recording engineer, contributed to the technical aspects of the album. The engineering prowess of Heyes ensured that the musical nuances of Nazareth were captured with precision, enhancing the overall listening experience. The attention to detail in the recording process was paramount, as the '80s marked a period where advancements in recording technology began to shape the way music was produced and consumed.

"Snakes 'n' Ladders" is not merely a collection of tracks; it is a snapshot of the musical evolution during a pivotal time in history. The album's release in 1989 positions it amid the transition from the '80s rock era to the diverse musical landscape of the '90s. It serves as a testament to Nazareth's ability to adapt to changing trends while maintaining their distinctive sound.

Music Genre:

Hard Rock

Album Production Information:

The album: "Nazareth - Snakes 'n' Ladders" was produced by: Joey Balin
Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Martin Heyes

Record Label Information:

Vertigo 838 426
Packaging:This album "Nazareth - Snakes 'n' Ladders" 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:

1989 Made in Germany
Band Members and Musicians on: Nazareth - Snakes 'n' Ladders
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Dan McCafferty - Vocals
  • Manny Charlton - Guitars, Keyboards
  • Pete Agnew - Bass
  • Darrell Sweet - Drums
Track Listing of: "Nazareth - Snakes 'n' Ladders"

The Songs/tracks on "Nazareth - Snakes 'n' Ladders" are

  1. Animals
  2. Lady Luck
  3. Hang On To A Dream
  4. Piece Of My Heart
  5. Trouble
  6. The Key
  7. Back To School
  8. Girls
  9. Donna-Get Off That Crack
  10. See You, See Me
  11. Helpless
Album cover photos of : Nazareth - Snakes 'n' Ladders

High Resolution Photo of NAZARETH SNAKES and LADDERS  

High Resolution Photo of NAZARETH SNAKES and LADDERS  

High Resolution Photo of NAZARETH SNAKES and LADDERS  

High Resolution Photo of NAZARETH SNAKES and LADDERS  

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