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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2005

Songs / Tracks Listing

DISC ONE (79:11)
1. Towards The Skies- THE GODS (3:26)
2. Looking Glass- THE GODS (4:15)
3. Lovely Anita- THE GODS (3:29)
4. Too Much Country Water- NATIONAL HEAD BAND (4:13)
5. In Love- SPICE (3:15)
6. What About The Music- SPICE (2:52)
7. Astranaza- SPICE (3:34)
8. Born In A Trunk- SPICE (3:44)
9. I Can't Believe- TOE FAT (3:58)
10. First Time- HEAD MACHINE (5:00)
11. Not Foolish Not Wise- KEEF HARTLEY BAND (3:57)
12. You Say You're Together Now- KEEF HARTLEY BAND (3:44)
13. Gypsy (5:45)
14. Real Turned On (previously unreleased version) (3:35)
15. Wake Up (Set Your Sights) (previously unreleased version) (6:13)
16. Dreammare (BBC version) (3:08)
17. I'll Keep On Trying (5:25)
18. Bird Of Prey (US Mix) (4:06)
19. What's Within My Heart (previously unreleased version) (5:24)

DISC TWO (79:25)
1. Lady In Black (previously unreleased edit) (3:38)
2. Time To Live (4:00)
3. Tears In My Eyes (previously unreleased extended version) (5:04)
4. Look At Yourself (5:08)
5. July Morning (10:31)
6. Shadows Of Grief (8:38)
7. Easy Livin' (2:35)
8. Why (previously unreleased version) (7:52)
9. The Wizard (2:58)
10. Circle Of Hands (6:24)
11. Rain (3:59)
12. Sunrise (4:03)
13. Tales (4:07)
14. The Magician's Birthday (10:21)

DISC THREE (79:00)
1. Stealin' (previously unreleased version) (4:50)
2. If I Had The Time (6:16)
3. Sweet Freedom (6:28)
4. Seven Stars (3:49)
5. Pilgrim (extended previously unreleased version) (7:02)
6. Wonderworld (4:29)
7. Suicidal Man (3:35)
8. Something Or Nothing (2:54)
9. Return To Fantasy (5:45)
10. Devil's Daughter (4:48)
11. A Year Or A Day (4:20)
12. Shady Lady (4:47)
13. One Way Or Another (4:39)
14. Misty Eyes (previously unreleased edit) (4:15)
15. Weep In Silence (5:07)
16. Beautiful Dream (previously unreleased demo) (5:48)

DISC FOUR (79:58)
1. Been Away Too Long (5:04)
2. Who Needs Me (3:38)
3. Sympathy (4:43)
4. Wise Man (4:40)
5. Free Me (3:33)
6. Free 'N' Easy (3:04)
7. Illusion (5:03)
8. Come Back To Me (4:19)
9. Fallen Angel (4:59)
10. Let It Ride (previously unreleased version) (5:15)
11. I Won't Change (previously unreleased) (3:26)
12. LA Woman (5:00)
13. Think It Over (single version) (5:31)
14. Carry On (3:55)
15. Fools (4:56)
16. It Ain't Easy (5:40)
17. I'm Alive Again (previously unreleased demo version) (3:37)
18. Sell Your Soul (5:27)

DISC FIVE (78:34)
1. Too Scared To Run (Previously unreleased live version) (4:05)
2. That's The Way That It Is (previously unreleased live version) (3:52)
3. Weekend Warriors (3:50)
4. The Other Side Of Midnight (3:56)
5. Straight Through The Heart (3:45)
6. Split Image (previously unreleased version) (2:18)
7. Angel (previously unreleased live version) (5:06)
8. Mr Majestic (Live) (5:51)
9. Cry Freedom (4:31)
10. Blood Red Roses (4:08)
11. Different World (Acoustically Driven live version) (4:46)
12. Against The Odds (6:12)
13. Spirit Of Freedom (4:14)
14. Dream On (4:27)
15. Sail The Rivers (6:54)
16. Time Of Revelation (4:02)
17. Between Two Worlds (6:30)

DISC SIX (77:44)
1. Sweet Lorraine (Live '73) (4:36)
2. So Tired (Previously Unreleased live 1974 version) (3:18)
3. Look At Yourself (previously unreleased 1979 live version) (4:52)
4. Easy Livin' (previously unreleased 1979 live version) (3:29)
5. Stealin' (previously unreleased 1979 live version) (5:03)
6. Falling In Love (3:06) (previously unreleased 1979 live version) (3:06)
7. Woman Of The Night (previously unreleased 1979 live version) (3:03)
8. Rockarama (previously unreleased on CD 1985 live version) (5:55)
9. Bad Blood (previously unreleased on CD 1985 live version) (3:24)
10. Sympathy (Live 2001) (5:20)
11. Circus (Acoustically Driven live version) (4:33)
12. Interview with John Lawton, Ken Hensley, Mick Box in 1976 (unreleased) (12:55)
13. Free Me (live in 1995) (previously unreleased) (5:31)
14. Gypsy (live in 1997) (previously unreleased) (12:31)

Line-up / Musicians

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All songs by URIAH HEEP unless noted

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Released by Sanctuary Records as a 6-CD box in 2005

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Review by Gooner

Uriah Heep = the pariah in prog.rock and in heavy metal. Too strange for hard rock fans, too hard rock for symphonic prog.rock fans. Generally considered the _poor man's Deep Purple_, of which I've recently come to the conclusion - is unjustified. The Heep can be best described as a gloomy medium between Black Sabbath, The Moody Blues and early-Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow. The only reference to Deep Purple may be the heavy Hammond organ sound. Again, unjustified - since there were a handful of bands with this sound such as Quatermass, Rare Bird, Fields, ELP, Atomic Rooster...just to name a few. Many complain of David Byron's voice as shrill and over the top. To my ears, he sounds like a cross between Mike Harrison of Spooky Tooth and King Diamond of Mercyful Fate. Yes..._late '60's soul hard rock_ meets KING DIAMOND! David Byron is indeed an acquired taste, but once you get by that - the Heep is a very rewarding listening experience.

To the box set. 6 discs of Uriah Heep for under $40.00(now $50), a beautiful booklet with a poster and liner notes from Mick Box.

To the music. Now this is what I call a box-set! Includes pre-Heep bands such as Spice(my favourite), National Head Band, The Gods(w/Greg Lake), Keef Hartley Band(very jazzy in a Colosseum way) and Toe Fat(not so good). The aforementioned are all on Disc 1.

Disc 2 is the Heep in full flight with their various rhythm sections. Music from albums _Salisbury_ to _The Magician's Birthday_. I consider the selections here to by my personal favourites from this period (heck, I could've compiled it myself). Although, I would've added the 16 minute Salisbury!(tsk, only minor complaint). Also included on this disc(which was not on the previous box-set) is the varied track _Tears In My Eyes_. My personal favourite from the embodies everything they strived to achieve artistically. Just an amazing piece of prog.rock heaven.

Disc 3 contains the Heep at a crossroads. Music from the albums _Sweet Freedom_ to _High And Mighty_. This line-up of the Heep has 2 vocalists, primarily David Byron and secondary John Wetton (only on a few tracks...yes...THAT John Wetton of Family, King Crimson...Roxy Music fame). With the exception of the pedestrian sounding _Stealin'_(a classic rock staple), things get very hairy and interesting here. The track _Seven Stars_ has a recital of the British Alphabet at the 3/4 mark...great stuff...and a killer riffing track. _One Way Or Another_ is an amazing track with vocal tracks shared by both Byron and Wetton...a real polar opposite to Coverdale and Hughes in Deep Purple. Beautiful!

Disc 4 contains the downslide of the Heep. To me, it has a sound that Thin Lizzy would take in the '80s (Thunder And Lightnin') and not very progressive. More or less a precursor to the NWOBHM(New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) in the'80s. John Lawton(new vocalist) reminds me of a cross between Ronnie James Dio and Klaus Meine(without the accent). :-)

Disc #5 is a mixed bag of live tracks, '80s, '90s and '00 material. Admittedly, nothing has sparked my interest, but I will keep listening. _Fallen Angel_ is an underrated track. Wonderfully strange, this one. My only complaint is that there should've been more tracks from ABOMINOG since it was the Heep's comeback album to the charts in the'80s(_On The Rebound_ would've been a great addition).

Disc #6 contains all live material. Most of it - previously unreleased. Again, nothing has really sparked my interest. The sound quality isn't the greatest, either. For completists, really.

All in all, a great package and arguably the best introduction to Uriah Heep. For beginners, I recommend you purchase this set. If you need more Uriah Heep after this, then I recommend the LP/CD _Salisbury_ for the 16 minute track alone.

The essential Urian Heep albums, IMHO, are as follows(or, a great introduction of the Heep in that order):

Salisbury (4 stars) Look At Yourself(4 stars) Demons And Wizards (3.5 stars) Sweet Freedom(3.5 stars) High And Mighty(3.5 stars)

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