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Uriah Heep


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2.96 | 21 ratings

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4 stars Fan's money is definitely in danger. The Heep released three live albums from their legendary era. Needless to say, you should only bother with "the reference", which is "Uriah Heep Live" (IMO). This one, recorded during a Californian show (San Diego) is pretty weak in terms of sound recording during the first two tracks. The band is not really in top form : Byron sounds a bit weak during "Easy Livin" & "Sweet Lorraine" then, hopefully gets better later on.

Hensley great solos are too scarce except in "July Morning". This live performance is probably even superior to "the reference". Both Byron and Hensley are just superb (as they always ought to be). I should include the whole band actually. Each member contributing to release a fabulous performance of this great hard-rock number.

Track listing is great. Their latest album ("Sweet Fredom") is well represented (three tracks) which is normal for a supporting tour. "Sweet Freedom" and "Stealin" are quite well played and are not far from their classic repertoire. I'm not 100% sure though that the audience part will add great value to "Sweet Freedom". But I usually do not like these "interventions", so I am pretty biased and negative when such moments are involved (even when I am in the audience).

This album is better than "Live at Shepperton" and is definitely complementary with "the reference". The album ends, as usual for their era, with a rock'n'roll medley (Roll Over Beethoven, Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, At The Hop, and a BSS finale). All in all, a very good live album. Four stars.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |


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