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Legends of Rock Nazareth will play again in Moscow

December 7 2006

It all started back in 1961 when Pete Agnew started the band Shadettes. By 1968, members of the community was fully formed, and the name changed to Nazareth - now legendary "brand".

Later the band moved to London, where in 1971 released their first, eponymous, LP - «Nazareth».

The first album failed to make the band popular, as well as touring with Atomic Rooster. But musicians do not get discouraged and continue to "look for yourself." The second album «Exercises» was recorded under the strict guidance of Roy Thomas Baker, who later worked with the Queen. When the album was released in 1972, critics have recognized that «Exercises» done professionally, but the music lacks unity.

It was followed by a successful tour of the U.S., along with Deep Purple, and in May 73rd goes next album «Razamanaz», sprodyussirovany bassist Roger Glover Deep Purple. This record brought a group of not only music, but also a financial success. They are becoming more popular in Europe and Japan.

Released after «Loud 'N' Proud» occupies the top the charts in Switzerland, Finland, Sweden and other European countries.

«Hair Of The Dog», «Close Enough For Rock'N'Roll», «No Mean City», «Malice In Wonderland» - they all became very popular. It also proves once again that musicians do not make a mistake by choosing a rock sound in 1973.

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But luck turns from Nazareth exit «2XS». Their manager disappears with the money, and the company A & M no longer wishes to continue cooperation. Issued after the «Sound Elixir» and «The Catch» did not become successful.

Things again went up the mountain in 1989, exit «Snakes 'N' Ladders». This album was produced by Joe Beylin. To a huge list of super-hits Nazareth added such as «Lady Luck», «Hang On To A Dream» and «Animals».
In 1990, the group travels to another world tour, and first visited the Soviet Union. After that, they have not once come back.

When the tour group leaves guitarist Manny Charlton, who has worked in Nazareth since their inception. He began his solo career, creating a group of The Manny Charlton Band (MCB).

In Nazareth the same place Manny replaces Billy Rankin, but not for long - the band recorded two albums with him - «No Jive» and «Move Me», then it is replaced by a young Scotsman Jimmy Murison. The group also finds keyboardist Ronnie Lei (Stone The Crows, Party Boys).

After a series of major touring band recorded the new disc «Boogaloo», which is considered to be one of the best of their works.

In 1999, of a heart attack, died of drummer Darrell Sweet. Rumor of the decay of Nazareth, but it was only a rumor - the place comes Darrell Lea Engyu, son of Pete Engyu. As part of Dan McCafferty (vocals), Jimmy Murisson (guitar), Pete Engyu (bass) and Lee Engyu (drums) the group exists to this day.

In 2001 goes live album «Homecoming», as well as its video version. In «Homecoming» includes the best songs of the group.

Frequent visitors to Russia, where they are very fond of, Nazareth will travel to Moscow again. The concert will be held Dec. 9 at the club "Orange".

Васильева Камилла

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