Nazareth's "Sound Elixir" LP, released in 1983 on Vertigo records in Germany, epitomizes the musical and visual aesthetics of its time. Produced by Manny Charlton, the album's polished sound, engineered by Calum Malcolm and Mike Fraser, showcases the era's recording advancements. Matthew Curtis' design and Artur Ward's photography contribute to the visual allure. Released on red-labeled vinyl, the album remains a captivating relic, embodying the spirit of early 1980s rock.


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"Sound Elixir" Album Description:

In the vibrant tapestry of music history, certain albums stand as pillars of innovation, encapsulating the spirit of their time. Among these, "Sound Elixir," a 12" LP Vinyl Album by Nazareth, produced by Manny Charlton, holds a distinctive place. Released in 1983 in Germany on Vertigo records with its iconic red labels, the album not only showcases the musical prowess of the band but also reflects the cultural and production nuances of the era.

Manny Charlton, the acclaimed producer behind the album, brought his unique vision to the project. His influence, rooted in the rock and blues genres, played a pivotal role in shaping the album's sonic landscape. Charlton's production choices and artistic direction resonated with the prevailing musical trends of the early 1980s, contributing to the album's contemporary relevance.

The sound engineering team, led by Calum Malcolm and Mike "Nanook" Fraser, played an integral role in achieving the album's polished and dynamic sound. Their technical expertise, combined with the advancements in recording technology available during that period, allowed for a meticulous production that captured the nuances of Nazareth's performance.

The visual identity of "Sound Elixir" was meticulously crafted, with Matthew Curtis at Graffix taking charge of the album cover design. The cover serves as a visual portal into the atmosphere of the music, with Curtis skillfully translating the essence of Nazareth's sound into a captivating visual representation.

Artur Ward's photography further elevates the album's aesthetics. The cover image, captured by Ward, not only serves as a visual storytelling device but also establishes a connection between the music and its audience. In an era preceding the digital age, where album covers held significant cultural importance, Ward's work contributed to the overall artistic statement of "Sound Elixir."

Beyond its artistic and sonic merits, the album's release on Vertigo records in Germany with distinctive red labels adds an extra layer of historical significance. The choice of the German market for the album's release reflects the global nature of the music industry during that time, as artists sought to reach audiences beyond their home countries.

Music Genre:

Scottish Hard Rock 

Album Production information:

The album: "NAZARETH - Sound Elixir" was produced by: Manny Charlton

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Calum Macolm, Mike "Nanook" Fraser

Album cover design: Matthew Curtis at Graffix

Album cover photography: Artur Ward

Record Label Information:

Red Label Vertigo 812 396 / Fool Circle Limited
Packaging: This album "NAZARETH - Sound Elixir" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork

Media Format:

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

Year & Country:

1983 Made in Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: NAZARETH - Sound Elixir
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Dan McCafferty - vocals
  • Pete Agnew - bass guitar, vocals
  • Manny Charlton - guitars
  • Darrell Sweet - drums & percussion
  • Billy Rankin - guitars, vocals, keyboards
Complete Track-listing of the album "NAZARETH - Sound Elixir"

The detailed tracklist of this record "NAZARETH - Sound Elixir" is:

    Track-listing :
  1. "All Nite Radio" 4:09
  2. "Milk and Honey" 4:06
  3. "Whippin' Boy" 4:41
  4. "Rain on the Window" 3:22
  5. "Backroom Boys" 3:23
  6. "Why Don't You Read The Book" 3:47
  7. "I Ran" 4:28
  8. "Rags To Riches" 3:25
  9. "Local Still" 4:28
  10. "Where Are You Now" 3:51
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