Unboxing Nazareth Loud and Proud The Box Set

In this video, I unbox and review this huge 41 disc box set which includes vinyl, CDs and an absolute visual feast of memorabilia.

Although the Wishbone Ash set The Vintage Years is truly spectacular this one perhaps has the edge due to the prices point and the sheer amount of goodies that are included. please watch the video above to see the full detail.

Included in this box are

  • 180gm vinyl picture disc edition of Rampant (1974)
  • Expect No Mercy (1977) with alternative cover
  • Vinyl LP pressing of BBC Rock Hour
  • Live At Hammersmith Odeon 1980
  • Double vinyl LP pressing of Turn On Your Receiver – The BBC Bob Harris Sessions 1972-74.

CD copies of 23 original studio albums and two original live albums:

  • Nazareth (1971)
  • Exercises (1972)
  • Razamanaz (1973)
  • Loud ‘N’ Proud (1973)
  • Rampant (1974)
  • Hair Of The Dog (1975)
  • Close Enough For Rock ‘N’ Roll (1976)
  • Play ‘N’ The Game (1976)
  • Expect No Mercy (1977)
  • No Mean City (1979)
  • Malice In Wonderland (1980)
  • The Fool Circle (1981) ‘
  • Snaz (1981, Live, 2CD)
  • 2XS (1982)
  • Sound Elixir (1983)
  • The Catch (1984)
  • Cinema (1986)
  • Snakes ‘N’ Ladders (1989)
  • No Jive (1991)
  • Move Me (1994)
  • Boogaloo (1998)
  • Homecoming (2002,
  • Live) The Newz (2008)
  • Big Dogz (2011)
  • Rock ‘N’ Roll Telephone (2014)

There are also additional 3CD sets which include singles, EPs, B-Sides and Bonus Tracks and a 3CD set of rare and unreleased tracks.

The 7″ inch vinyl singles include

  • Broken Down Angel (Japanese cover)
  • Bad, Bad Boy (Yugoslavian cover)
  • This Flight Tonight (French cover) / Shanghai’d In Shanghai (Japanese cover)
  • Love Hurts (Japanese cover) / My White Bicycle

And there is more!

  • 52 page, 12″square, hardback photobook and reproduced memorabilia
  • 1974 tour program,
  • 1979 tour program,
  • 1980 European tour poster,
  • Bad, Bad Boy lyric sheet,
  • Broken Down Angel lyric sheet,
  • 1974 Rampant album $1 bill sticker
  • metal badge.

Now Spinning contributor Joe Geesin was heavily involved in this project and ran the Nazareth Fan Club for many years. I asked him how he came to help out for this post.

“I had been involved with Mark Brennan since 1991, researching a discography for a Record Collector Magazine feature; Mark was involved with various labels who reissue stuff (he used to run Link Records, then Captain Oi, freelances for other labels), and is also a Nazareth fan.
He got involved with the project managers at BMG Records. He was forever helpful through the fan club days and I helped him too. 
Through him spoke to BMG Records who then wet themselves at the prospect of what I had!
Not just the 45s and LPs to scan in but press cuttings, and cassettes full of live material and demos etc. I took some of this into the office and they nearly s**t themselves in excitement. They borrowed it for the project, and as you know it filled out the book and 3 bonus CDs” 
10 years of running the Fanclub 1991-2001 allowed me to accumulate much, officially and unofficially” 
Joe Geesin

 

Phil Aston | Now Spinning Magazine

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