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Uriah Heep


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3.04 | 28 ratings

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4 stars I have just begun rediscovering Uriah Heep. I liked them maybe 8 years ago when I bought this album. Since then I havn't listened to it much until now.

Urah Heep of 1994 was a more heavy metal like group than on the seventies. Shaws voice reminds me of the Power Metal singers of the late 80s.

The album starts of good with the rocking Devil's Daughter and continues on with the just as good Stealin'. Bad Bad Man is yet another rock song but I don't like it as much as the two previous.

Rainbow demon is the best Uriah Heep song I've heard so far. This live version isn't as good as the original though.

Words In a Distance pass me by unnoticed but after it comes The Wizard and Circle of Hands. Two similar songs, both very good. Circle of Hands espesially is better here than on the original Demons and Wizards album.

Gypsy is good and so is Look at Yourself. No more or less. Lady in Black is at least the second best song of Uriah Heep, if not better than Rainbow demon. This version is regrettfully worse than the original. Easy Livin' was the main reason a 12-13 year oldboy bought this eight years ago. Nowadays it's not my favourite but still a very good rock song.

Sail the Rivers is a studio recorded bonus track. It's from the Sea of Light sessions but was not included in that album. Regretfully since this song has the same feeling as the wonderful Reoger Dean cover of Sea of Light.

After 8 years this album is even better now than the times i listened to it as a boy.

Frasse | 4/5 |


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