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Uriah Heep


Heavy Prog

4.62 | 33 ratings

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5 stars I worship Uriah Heep… and I’ve always dreamt to hear their songs in acoustic interpretation. I’ve even tried to rearrange them in my head many times. Then I heard about this release but couldn’t get it for a long time.

When I finally got it and pushed play, I got puzzled. I’ve been waiting for some thing different. It didn’t sound like “my own” acoustic versions! But when my ears got used to it, amazement changed my puzzling.

I remember how I felt after the disc ended… I was sitting in my with my elbows on the table, completely stunned, with an open mouth. I was unable to close it after “The Golden Palace”. This song sounds far better than on Sonic Origami, because it has no unnecessary synthetic feel. It is the prime highlight of this album. It’s a masterpiece. No, THE masterpiece. I think it can show why I praise this band a lot more than another Hard Rock/Prog outfits: They can do magic.

The rest of album is no less amazing and reviewing all songs could take me a lifetime. So much highlights, so much beauty… Ian Anderson’s guests on Circus and Blind Eye and it adds very much to these songs. But I wonder what would he think and how would he rate Kim Chandlers playing on “The Golden Palace”? Uncle Ian has got some concurrents :)

Classic material blends one with new one and some forgotten songs get new life… There’s only one improvement to this album: If it was up to me I would make double or even triple album. There are so much more songs that could be played unplugged…

But Let’s judge what is and not what is not. This disc is essential for all music lovers. And of course it’s a Holy Grail of a Heepster.

Magic, Magic and Magic again!

Thandrus | 5/5 |


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