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Uriah Heep


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3.11 | 345 ratings

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4 stars Wonderworld. My first studio experience with Uriah Heep. My first Heep album was Live in Moscow. I didn't know if I like it or not; now I realize that the awful 80's synths and arrangements were the reason of my mixed reaction. Bought Wonderworld before the internet, guided by te cover. That 70ish rock attitude is really cool! And the tracks didn't disappointed me. I agree with the guy that said that this is one of Heep's best side ones. Wonderworld is MY Heep song. And the weaker one, So tired, is a simple rock tune that doesn't make any hard rock fan being sad. My complaints are in side 2. I won't mind and We got we are outrageous, showing a lack of inspiration by the great Hensley that make me feel embarrased for him. Dreams has nothing special, and Something or nothing can be boring after few listenings. But the brilliance of side 1 plus the extra bonus of being my first contact with the best line-up ever of this wonderful group makes this album too special for me. It's not a prog album in any way, but contraring my practice of reviewing albums in PA by their prog value, I'll give it four stars. It's not the best UH album (Demons and Wizards has this honour), it's not an album with fresh ideas (the first Lawton-era Firefly gets this prize), but Wonderworld will always be the album that really make me love Uriah Heep, the ultimate 70's band.
moodyxadi | 4/5 |


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