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Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday CD (album) cover


Uriah Heep


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3.86 | 566 ratings

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JgX 5
3 stars 1972 a magical year in great progressive rock albums, and Uriah Heep comes with this good album, starting with the incredible "sunrise" loud shouts by the amazing vocalist David Byron, the great company of rhythm made by Mick Box guitar, great guitarist, this album begins with Sunrise, and apparently it will be really aggressive the whole album , and Spider Woman: we again believe in aggression, a little a la Rock and Roll, but a little more heavy, spider woman is the weakest part of the album in my opnion. Uriah Heep apparently enjoys incredible moments where the voice rises at the maximum in a style of opera, then begins Blind eye:, and we now see a little more lightness of sound, thanks to the acoustic guitar accompaniment, and a mystic voice and powerful, is an acceptable piece but not the best, I like the melody on electric guitar. from there we are transported to one of the best pieces from the album "Echoes in the Dark" begins really dark, with an incredible Melotron, a truly mysterious guitar tone from there we are transported to a glorious guitar solo painting the melody , with a great feeling and passion, while the pace of the drumms are consumed, then the claim of the song, the chorus implying glorifies hope.

Rain: beginning with the gentle piano, to be shopping in a super market, quiet song, but there's nothing else to talk, you can get bored too.

Sweet Lorraine: start scandalous, returned to the base of "heavy progressive rock, rock and roll type", not so bad song, but in terms of composition there is not much to talk about.

Tales: a good song, good, but up there. melodic at times and a bit psychedelic.

The Magician's Birthday: Along with "echoes in the dark" sunrise "are the best songs on the album which really worth listening to this album, with the theme of heavy-rock, uriah heep leads to a passage in a really rock rich and energetic, dynamic voices, with interesting changes following the mystery that characterizes this album, reaching voices that can scare the audience or can make you laugh for a moment "happy birthday to you" to 3:31 it is very dark, i am scared about that part.OMG, and then begin the keyboards and the whole band starts to play aggressively, great solos, stunning, using the Wah Wah sistem, again the scary sound, of the keyboards, 7:19 amazing stuff by mick, speed and good accuracy. and then again agressive the whole band, that is a part of the progressive elemments by this band. and in the final part is the best of the best of this album, really, yeah!,nice vocals,i think that a lot of heavy bands took this album like their heart and starts doing music. NICE SONG.

3.5 stars.

JgX 5 | 3/5 |


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