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Uriah Heep


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4.19 | 828 ratings

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5 stars U.K. version is an excellent album from Classic Rock era! .(American version as well.). The only difference between the British and the American versions is that the first album has the song "Bird Of Prey" while the American album has "Simon The Bullet Freak" instead. "Bird Of Prey" is a gem. David Byron's voice achieves extremely high tones with so much power! Obviously helped by Mick Box heavily distorted electric guitar. "The Park" is a beautiful song played with two acoustic guitars. Byron sings in an angelic way. It has an original solo done by Mick Box (electric guitar) and by Ken Hensley (keyboards) towards the end of the track. Both of them play this section with the same notes at the same time creating an original sound similar to jazz. This CD also contains the most famous song from Uriah Heep: "Lady In Black" is another beautiful track with the presence of many acoustic guitars and a melodic way of singing. The final cut is the most complex song, almost progressive rock. A perfect composition that lasts for 16 minutes. The band sounds perfectly well with the help of John Fiddy on brass and woodwind. It really looks like an orchestra. Every musician plays extraordinary: Ken Hensley creating such a powerful atmosphere with his organ chords, Mick Box's wah-pedal soloing, Paul Newton's walking bass, Keith Baker on drums, and of course one of the best voices of hard rock. The rest of the tracks are very good hard rockers. I haven't got a personal favorite cut, perhaps "Bird Of Prey" and "Salisbury". Check out for the birds singing in "The Park"!
Eclipse1977 | 5/5 |


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