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Uriah Heep - Spellbinder Live CD (album) cover


Uriah Heep


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3.04 | 28 ratings

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3 stars Recorded live on summer of 1994 in Cologne, Germany, where always have been a lot of spellbound followers of Uriah Heep, this CD represents a little bit harder sounding versions of famous 70's hits. Particularly singer, Bernie Shaw, contributes to that feel, trying hard to sings and screams in heavy metal manner. Among two new Phil Lanzon's song performed here, I found "Words in a Distance" better (it would appear on 1995 "Sea of Light"), sounding much more like old Heep standards, while "Bad Bad Man" from 1989 "Raging Silence" is just classic hard rock song. The most memorable part (to me) is uninterrupted "The Wizard" and "Circle of Hands" medley. "Gypsy" and "Look at Yourself" incorporates some improvisations, while anthemic "Lady in Black" and rollin' and tumblin' "Easy Livin'" closes the show. Wait, where's "July Morning"?!

There is a bonus at the end, Trevor Bolder's "Sail the Rivers" standard rock song, from "Sea of Light" sessions, which didn't make it to be on album.

Since this is the only official live release from 90's, especially for including rare live performances of "Devil's Daughter" and "Rainbow Demon", it is certainly of interest to every single Uriah Heep fan.

cedo | 3/5 |


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