No Mean City (album)

No Mean City (album)
No Mean City
Studio album by Nazareth
Released January 1979
Genre Hard rock
Length 37:06
Label A&M
Producer Manny Charlton
Nazareth chronology
Expect No Mercy
No Mean City
Malice in Wonderland
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

No Mean City is the tenth studio album by the hard rock band Nazareth. It was released in 1979 and features some of the band's most notable artwork, illustrated by Rodney Matthews.

Album named after 1935 novel No Mean City.


Track listing

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

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Just to Get into It"     4:24
2. "May the Sunshine"     4:55
3. "Simple Solution, Part 1 & 2"   Zal Cleminson 4:59
4. "Star"   Charlton, McCafferty 4:55
5. "Claim to Fame"   Manny Charlton 4:30
6. "Whatever You Want Babe"   Manny Charlton 3:42
7. "What's In It For Me"   Manny Charlton 4:19
8. "No Mean City, Part 1 & 2"   Agnew, Charlton, Cleminson, McCafferty, Sweet 6:32

30th Anniversary Bonus Tracks

No. Title Writer(s) Length
9. "May the Sunshine" (single edit) Agnew, Charlton, Cleminson, McCafferty, Sweet 3:31
10. "Whatever You Want Babe" (single edit) Manny Charlton 2:59
11. "Star" (US Version) Charlton, McCafferty 4:55
12. "No Mean City" (alternate edit) Agnew, Charlton, Cleminson, McCafferty, Sweet 3:32
13. "Simple Solution" (edit) Zal Cleminson 4:16

Earlier remasters included the song Greens as a bonus track. This is not available on the 30th Anniversary remaster of No Mean City, but is instead found on the same such remaster of Expect No Mercy.


Band members


External links

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