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THE MAGICIAN'S BIRTHDAY

Uriah Heep

 

Heavy Prog

3.83 | 393 ratings

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Warthur
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4 stars Though undeniably a pleasant listen, Uriah Heep's The Magician's Birthday doesn't quite measure up to the high standards of the run of albums leading up to it. The soaring, fantastic atmosphere of Demons and Wizards is more or less present once again, which saves the album from mediocrity, but the album doesn't really have any standout songs - something every Heep album from Salisbury to Demons and Wizards offered in spades. Simply put, I could listen intently to the album and then an hour later I couldn't remember what most of the songs sound like aside from Sweet Lorraine - something which certainly isn't true of Salisbury or Demons and Wizards. Worth it if you were bowled over by Demons and Wizards, but The Magician's Birthday marks the waning of Heep's classic period in my view.
Warthur | 4/5 |

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