2XS is the thirteenth studio album by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, released internationally in February 1982 by Vertigo Records, whereas its distribution was handled by NEMS International in the United Kingdom and by A&M Records in North America. Recorded and mixed at AIR Studios on the island of Montserrat during May 1982, the album was produced and engineered by John Punter.

2XS
2XS (Nazareth album) coverart.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 26, 1982
RecordedJanuary 1982
StudioAIR, Montserrat
Genre
Length40:53
LabelVertigo
ProducerJohn Punter
Nazareth chronology
'Snaz
(1981)
2XS
(1982)
Sound Elixir
(1983)
Singles from 2XS
  1. "Love Leads to Madness"
    Released: 6 August 1982 (UK)
  2. "Games"
    Released: 17 January 1983 (UK)
  3. "Dream On"
    Released: June 1983 (UK)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

2XS peaked at number 122 in the United States during a ten-week chart stay, marking the last time Nazareth managed to reach the Billboard 200.[2] Three singles were released from the album. The lead single, "Love Leads to Madness", reached number 3 in South Africa and the song itself was a US radio staple peaking at number 19 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.[3] While the second single, "Games", failed to chart elsewhere, the third one, "Dream On", was a European hit, reaching number 2 in Switzerland, number 4 in Austria and number 15 in Germany.

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Nazareth.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Love Leads to Madness"4:09
2."Boys in the Band"3:07
3."You Love Another"3:59
4."Gatecrash"3:20
5."Games"4:49
Side two
No.TitleLength
6."Back to the Trenches"4:03
7."Dream On"3:28
8."Lonely in the Night"4:23
9."Preservation"4:03
10."Take the Rap"2:42
11."Mexico"2:52
Total length:40:53
1999 Castle Music remastered edition bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
12."Dream On" (single edit)3:26
13."Juicy Lucy" (alternate edit)4:10
14."Games" (alternate edit)4:49
15."You Love Another" (alternate edit)3:20
16."Love Leads to Madness" (alternate single version)3:42
17."Dream On" (mono)3:26
Total length:63:40
2002 Eagle 30th anniversary edition bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
18."Back to the Trenches" (extended version)6:04
19."Love Leads to Madness" (alternate extended version)7:12
Total length:76:56

PersonnelEdit

NazarethEdit

Technical personnelEdit

  • John Punter – producer
  • Mick Haggerty – art direction, design
  • Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff – art direction
  • Timothy Eames – design
  • Aaron Rapoport – photography
  • Hugh Brown – photography (inner sleeve)
  • Frank Deluna – mastering (at A&M Mastering Studios, Los Angeles)

ChartsEdit

Chart (1982) Peak
position
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[4] 74
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[5] 42
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[6] 9
US Billboard 200[2] 122

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Guarisco, Donald A. Nazareth: 2XS > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Nazareth Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Nazareth Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 6506b". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Nazareth – 2XS" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Nazareth – 2XS". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2018.