Snakes 'n' Ladders

Snakes 'n' Ladders is the seventeenth studio album by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, released in January 1989 on Vertigo Records. This was the last album with Manny Charlton, who retired in 1990.

Snakes 'n' Ladders
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 23, 1989
Recorded1988
GenreHard rock, Pop rock
Length49:04
LabelVertigo
ProducerJoey Balin
Nazareth chronology
Cinema
(1986)
Snakes 'n' Ladders
(1989)
No Jive
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

All lyrics are written by Manny Charlton, Dan McCafferty, Pete Agnew, Darrell Sweet unless otherwise noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."We Are Animals"Manny Charlton4:05
2."Lady Luck" 4:09
3."Hang On to a Dream" (Tim Hardin cover)Tim Hardin4:36
4."Piece of My Heart" (Erma Franklin cover)Bert Berns, Jerry Ragovoy4:28
5."Trouble" 4:58
6."The Key"Manny Charlton3:18
7."Back to School"Agnew, Charlton, McCafferty, Sweet, Billy Rankin4:53
8."Girls" 3:43
9."Donna - Get Off That Crack"Manny Charlton4:23
10."See You, See Me" 5:00
11."Helpless" (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cover)Neil Young4:58

1997 Castle Communications Bonus TracksEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
12."Winner on the Night" (German single)Dan McCafferty4:12
13."Woke Up This Morning" (live) 5:34
14."Bad Bad Boy" (live) 4:36
  • Three bonus tracks above are from German single Winner on the Night.

2002 30th Anniversary Edition Bonus TracksEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
15."Hang On to a Dream" (Tim Hardin cover; single edit)Tim Hardin3:38
16."Lady Luck" (extended version) 6:00
17."We Are Animals" (edited alternate take)Manny Charlton3:28
18."Trouble" (single version) 3:33

PersonnelEdit

Band membersEdit

Other creditsEdit

  • Joey Balin - producer
  • Engineered and mixed by Martin Heyes
  • Sleeve design - A.Backhausen, Cologne
  • Illustration - Marc Klinnert
  • Manny Elias - drum programs
  • Phil Spalding - additional bass parts
  • Dzal Martin - additional guitar parts
  • Danny Cummings - percussion on "Trouble"
  • Mark Feltham - harmonica on "Lady Luck"

ReferencesEdit