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THE MAGICIAN'S BIRTHDAY

Uriah Heep

 

Heavy Prog

3.81 | 402 ratings

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horza
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4 stars Whilst it was more acceptable to say you liked Sabbath or Purple,Uriah Heep were always at the very least equal to these other groups in my opinion.David Byrons vocals never got the recognition they deserved in rock polls,however,this album along with Demons and Wizards demonstrated just how good a singer he was.Similarly underrated was Mick Box on guitar,somehow or other this band was unfashionable,it was never cool to say you liked Heep.Against this bias I have to argue that tracks like Tales and Magicians Birthday were truly superb and could easily match anything written all those years ago.Ken Hensley was another musician who was in the shadow of Jon Lord,however,Hensley was the better song writer and an excellent musician.A fantastic album,and a good starting place if you have never heard them.
horza | 4/5 |

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