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URIAH HEEP came into being in 1970, the band evolving from SPICE. The multi talented Ken Hensley, who had previously been a member of CLIFF BENNETT'S TOE FAT, and The GODS (who also featured GREG LAKE in their line up) was brought in, initially to add an organ to the band's sound. In the early years, Hensley, together with Mick Box (guitar) and David Byron (vocals) formed the nucleus of the band. The rhythm section was somewhat transient with both bass and drums being played by a succession of band members. Of these, Paul Newton was probably the most influential member, particularly as early on his father was involved in managing the band.

It wasn't until their fourth album "Demons and Wizards" that the rhythm section was finally sorted out. Lee Kerslake (who had previously played with Hensley in The GODS) took over on drums, and Gary Thain (ex KEEF HARTLEY BAND) on bass. The difference was immediately obvious, and the "classic" line up was born. Sadly, Thain died in 1975 and Byron in the 1980's, both having been previously sacked by the band at different times due to drug and drink related problems respectively.

Line up changes have been a feature of the band throughout their career, with John Wetton, John Lawton, and Trevor Bolder being among the lengthy list of names to feature in the line up. These changes have not always proved to be for the better, and have at times resulted in disappointing albums, the most notorious of these being generally regarded as "Conquest". The band has on a number of occasions been on the brink of extinction, or at least a change of name. Guitarist Mick Box has however carried the torch and ensured that even today, the songs which made URIAH HEEP one of the top acts in the world, are still performed live.

The line up of Bolder, Kerslake, Box, Lanzon, Shaw holds the distinction of having been together for the longest period of any line up in the band's entire career. They still tour regularly, and released their latest album, "Wake the sleeper" in 2008. On that album, Russell Gilbrook plays drums, Kersalake having been forced into retirement for health reasons.

URIAH HEEP's music covers a multitude of styles. In prog terms, they lean towards heavy rock with symphonic overtones while always retaining a strong focus on melody. Their early influences include VANILLA FUDGE, while the strong vocal harmonies of THREE DOG NIGHT are also mirrored on many tracks. URIAH HEEP have in turn had a strong infl...
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URIAH HEEP discography


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3.34 | 389 ratings
Very 'Eavy...Very 'Umble
1970
3.55 | 176 ratings
Uriah Heep
1970
4.17 | 677 ratings
Salisbury
1971
4.11 | 593 ratings
Look At Yourself
1971
4.07 | 660 ratings
Demons And Wizards
1972
3.84 | 512 ratings
The Magician's Birthday
1972
3.43 | 303 ratings
Sweet Freedom
1973
3.08 | 255 ratings
Wonderworld
1974
3.08 | 251 ratings
Return To Fantasy
1975
3.20 | 209 ratings
High And Mighty
1976
3.57 | 221 ratings
Firefly
1977
2.83 | 172 ratings
Innocent Victim
1977
2.42 | 162 ratings
Fallen Angel
1978
2.62 | 138 ratings
Conquest
1980
2.81 | 154 ratings
Abominog
1982
2.37 | 120 ratings
Head First
1983
2.02 | 109 ratings
Equator
1985
2.58 | 104 ratings
Raging Silence
1989
2.07 | 94 ratings
Different World
1991
3.65 | 156 ratings
Sea Of Light
1995
3.27 | 104 ratings
Sonic Origami
1998
3.45 | 153 ratings
Wake The Sleeper
2008
2.75 | 63 ratings
Celebration - Forty Years Of Rock
2009
3.39 | 135 ratings
Into The Wild
2011
3.27 | 75 ratings
Outsider
2014

URIAH HEEP Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.94 | 153 ratings
Uriah Heep - Live
1973
2.68 | 28 ratings
Live At Shepperton '74
1986
2.74 | 30 ratings
Live in Europe 1979
1986
3.12 | 33 ratings
Live in Moscow
1988
3.02 | 24 ratings
Spellbinder Live
1996
2.89 | 15 ratings
Live On The King Biscuit Flower Hour
1997
3.63 | 16 ratings
Future Echoes Of The Past
2000
4.26 | 43 ratings
Acoustically Driven
2001
3.92 | 21 ratings
Electrically Driven
2001
4.14 | 40 ratings
The Magician's Birthday Party
2002
3.40 | 10 ratings
Live in the USA
2003
3.11 | 16 ratings
Magic Night
2004
3.17 | 10 ratings
Live at Sweden Rock Festival 2009 (Official Bootleg)
2010
2.23 | 7 ratings
Live in Budapest Hungary 2010 (Official Bootleg Volume II)
2010
4.04 | 7 ratings
Live in Kawasaki, Japan 2010 (Official Bootleg Volume III)
2011
4.15 | 13 ratings
Live In Armenia
2011
4.00 | 4 ratings
Live In Brisbane Australia 2011 (Official Bootleg Volume IV)
2011
3.40 | 5 ratings
Live In Athens, Greece 2011 (Official Bootleg Vol. V)
2012
3.50 | 2 ratings
Live at the Rock of Ages Festival Germany 2008 (Official Bootleg Volume VI)
2013
3.96 | 8 ratings
Live at Koko London 2014
2015

URIAH HEEP Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

3.98 | 8 ratings
Easy Livin' - A history of Uriah Heep
1985
3.68 | 9 ratings
Gypsy (DVD)
1985
4.00 | 2 ratings
The Legend Continues... A Celebration of 30 Years in Rock
2000
4.00 | 2 ratings
Classic Rock Legends (DVD)
2001
4.66 | 27 ratings
Acoustically Driven (DVD)
2001
3.88 | 11 ratings
Moscow And Beyond (DVD)
2002
4.18 | 21 ratings
The Magician's Birthday Party (DVD)
2002
3.50 | 6 ratings
Live In The USA (DVD)
2003
4.00 | 6 ratings
Inside Uriah Heep - The Hensley Years 1970-1976
2004
3.96 | 6 ratings
Inside Uriah Heep - The Hensley Years 1976-1980
2004
3.57 | 11 ratings
Magic Night (The Magicians Birthday Party 2003) (DVD)
2004
4.48 | 8 ratings
Inside Uriah Heep - The Hensley Years 1970-1980
2004
4.24 | 25 ratings
Classic Heep - Live from the Byron era
2004
3.08 | 7 ratings
Between Two Worlds (Live In London 2004) (DVD)
2005

URIAH HEEP Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

0.00 | 0 ratings
Downunda..
1974
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Uriah Heep
1974
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Uriah Heep Vol. 2
1974
0.00 | 0 ratings
Best Of Uriah Heep
1974
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Very Best Of Uriah Heep
1974
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Uriah Heep
1975
3.14 | 11 ratings
The Best Of Uriah Heep
1976
0.00 | 0 ratings
Goldener Lwe
1978
3.52 | 8 ratings
The Best Of (1985)
1985
5.00 | 1 ratings
Anthology Volume One
1986
5.00 | 1 ratings
Two Decades In Rock
1990
2.22 | 4 ratings
Still 'eavy, Still Proud
1990
3.53 | 11 ratings
Rarities From The Bronze Age
1991
0.00 | 0 ratings
July Morning / Rain
1991
3.39 | 12 ratings
The Lansdowne tapes
1993
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Ballads
1994
3.79 | 10 ratings
A Time Of Revelation - 25 years on
1996
2.96 | 4 ratings
Remasters - The Official Anthology (AKA Uriah Heep Gold - Looking Back 1970-2001)
2001
3.08 | 5 ratings
20th Century Masters: The Millenium Collection: the Best of Uriah Heep
2001
3.05 | 3 ratings
Come Away Melinda: The Ballads
2001
0.00 | 0 ratings
Empty the Vaults: The Rarities
2001
0.00 | 0 ratings
You Can't Keep A Good Band Down
2002
3.00 | 1 ratings
The Golden Palace
2002
3.00 | 2 ratings
Revelations - The Uriah Heep Anthology
2004
4.60 | 5 ratings
Gold from the Byron Era
2004
4.00 | 6 ratings
Travellers In Time Anthology Volume 1
2005
4.04 | 8 ratings
Chapter And Verse
2005
0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits
2006
3.00 | 1 ratings
Wake Up - The Singles Collection
2006
3.33 | 3 ratings
Easy Livin' - The Singles A's & B's
2006
3.50 | 2 ratings
Platinum Collection
2007
0.00 | 0 ratings
Best Of
2009
4.14 | 7 ratings
On The Rebound (A Very 'Eavy 40th Anniversary Collection)
2010
3.93 | 5 ratings
Wizards - The Best Of Uriah Heep
2011
0.00 | 0 ratings
Icon
2012
4.40 | 5 ratings
Totally Driven
2015
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Classic Rock Years
2016

URIAH HEEP Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

4.00 | 5 ratings
Look At Yourself
1971
3.09 | 4 ratings
Lady In Black
1971
2.00 | 1 ratings
July Morning
1971
3.00 | 2 ratings
Gypsy
1971
2.95 | 2 ratings
Spider Woman
1972
0.00 | 0 ratings
Special DJ Copy of Uriah Heep
1972
3.33 | 6 ratings
The Wizard
1972
4.00 | 7 ratings
Easy Livin'
1972
2.00 | 1 ratings
Seven Stars
1973
2.00 | 1 ratings
Something Or Nothing
1974
0.00 | 0 ratings
Uriah Heep Live
1975
2.00 | 1 ratings
Prima Donna
1975
2.00 | 1 ratings
Return To Fantasy
1975
2.00 | 1 ratings
Make a Little Love
1976
2.00 | 1 ratings
Wise Man
1977
3.00 | 11 ratings
Free Me
1977
2.00 | 1 ratings
One More Night (remix)
1978
2.00 | 1 ratings
Come Back To Me
1978
2.00 | 1 ratings
Love Or Nothing
1978
2.50 | 6 ratings
Carry On
1980
3.00 | 4 ratings
Love Stealer
1980
2.00 | 1 ratings
Feelings
1980
2.20 | 6 ratings
Think It Over
1981
2.89 | 9 ratings
Abominog Junior EP
1982
2.80 | 5 ratings
That's The Way That It Is
1982
2.50 | 4 ratings
Lonely Nights
1983
3.40 | 5 ratings
Stay On Top
1983
4.00 | 4 ratings
Poor Little Rich Girl
1985
2.50 | 6 ratings
Rockarama
1985
2.67 | 3 ratings
Easy Livin' (live)
1988
3.00 | 3 ratings
Lady In Black
1988
2.50 | 2 ratings
Hold Your Head Up
1989
2.75 | 4 ratings
Blood Red Roses
1989
3.33 | 3 ratings
Dream On
1995
3.00 | 2 ratings
Come Away Melinda
2001
3.50 | 4 ratings
Lady In Black
2001
0.00 | 0 ratings
Official Bootleg Bad Rappenau 2009
2009
0.00 | 0 ratings
Official Bootleg Krefeld 2009
2009
0.00 | 0 ratings
Official Bootleg Salzburg 2009
2009
0.00 | 0 ratings
Wolverhampton Official Bootleg 2011
2011
3.33 | 3 ratings
One Minute
2014

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 A Time Of Revelation - 25 years on by URIAH HEEP album cover Boxset/Compilation, 1996
3.79 | 10 ratings

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Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by tvtennis

5 stars Heep is close to my heart, have just about every official studio & live recording. That is why I was debating to fork out some extra $ on this release. Thinking initially for more-less the tracks that I already own. But at a closer look there are plenty of unreleased tracks in here, and if you are a John Lawton fan, of if you just "don't mind" the era of UH w/Lawton, you're in for a pleasant surprise! There are quite a few unreleased tracks, that are very good, perhaps the unreleased album in the works prior to Lawton's departure. The remastered sound is very good, the separation is noticeable on a majority of the tracks. One other pleasant surprise were the liner notes. Very informative, easy to read, all in all, a few great listening hours of music while reading the notes to put you in the moment. Highly recommended release.
 Abominog by URIAH HEEP album cover Studio Album, 1982
2.81 | 154 ratings

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Abominog
Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by Modrigue
Prog Reviewer

3 stars The best Uriah Heep album of the 80's

3.5 stars

After a half-decade of more or less convincing art rock wandering, plus the explosion of punk and the new generation of metalheads, URIAH HEEP could difficulty survive in its current form. Therefore what should logically happen happens: Ken Hensley - one of the two original members responsible of several hit titles - left the band, resulting in the split of the quintet. After multiple hesitations, the other original member, Mick Box, finally decided to reform the HEEP by calling Lee Kerslake back, the band's main drummer during the seventies, and recruited ex-TRAPEZE singer Peter Goalby, ex-OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley and future OZZY OSBOURNE keyboardist John Sinclair. So what could we expect from a recomposed dated art-prog-rock band from the 70's, without its brain, already searching for renewal since several albums, for the turn of the 80's? Well, in fact... a pretty good surprise, really.

"Abominog" is a nice and punchy mixture of direct AOR, hard rock but also of a slice of NWOBHM and a touch of fantasy. After a mediocre try, URIAH HEEP starts the eighties again with a new youth! A transformed quintet for a strengthened approach: rarely before played the band this ferocious! However, don't be mistaken: despite its cover art, somehow demonic title and release date, don't expect pre-thrash / black metal on this album. Even if we're surely not in prog-land any more, fans will still recognize some HEEP's markers here: typical keyboards, powerful choruses and cool melodies, this time coupled good riffs and a harder sound. There is one last particularity to mention about this disc though: half of the songs are covers from 1979-1980 rock titles.

First the new compositions. From the very beginning of "Too Scared To Run", you can hear the reconstructed URIAH HEEP wanting to catch up with the young generation. This dynamic opener is definitely a little NWOBHM bomb! Wow! "Chasing Shadows" is a synth FM rock with a light fantasy ambiance. Simply the best song of the record. On the opposite, "Hot Persuasion" is rather average and flat. Same goes for "Sell Your Soul", which darker and slower passages are the only interest. Concluding the disc, "Think It Over"'s creation dates back to the recording sessions of 1980's "Conquest", the band's previous album. With its short spacey intro, keyboards and chorus, this epic track is the one that resembles the most the band in their 70's.

Let's now talk about the covers. Mainly located in the middle of the disc, they're often pretty nice and match the overall quality of the new compositions. The rearranged version of RUSS BALLARD's "On The Rebound" is a cool "hard new-wave" song, while "Hot Night In A Cold Town" is softer. Another effective title is "Running All Night", in the pure tradition of 80's big rock. The two last covers are unfortunately less convincing. "That's The Way That It Is" is enjoyable but not very remarkable, whereas "Prisoner" aims at calming the pace down but this ballad is a bit soapy and lengthy.

Concerning the 2 bonus studio tracks, "Tin Soldier" starts well in an epic ambiance in the style of MAGNUM, but fails at really lifting off. Contrarily to "Son Of A Bitch", a muscular and direct AOR title, with a slight touch of fantasy. Simply rocks!

Let's go straight to the point: if you're allergic to 80's synthesizers and guitars or expecting 70's fantasy progressive epics, this new HEEP won't fulfil your desires. Furthermore, the music sounds quite dated and has some weaker moments. Apart from these points, "Abominog" is a fun and lively record, offering simple, direct and punchy hard/heavy FM rock, kinda "Adult Oriented Metal".

A lesser-known but underrated album, URIAH HEEP's best in the eighties! Raging at times but never really violent, kind but not too much, the music is finally in par with the creature depicted on the cover: A gentle little demon...

 Live at Koko London 2014 by URIAH HEEP album cover Live, 2015
3.96 | 8 ratings

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Live at Koko London 2014
Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by Windhawk
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars UK band URIAH HEEP are among the living legends of the rock universe, with a history going back almost 50 years in time and with a vast array of classic songs in their repertoire. While the current line-up only features one original member, Mick Box, it is in fact the most stable line-up the band has ever had, and a fairly long lasting when it comes to that. The core of the current band has been there since 1986, for 30 years, and the two line-up alterations that did come in these three decades were due to health and terminal health issues than than any band instability. So while the earlier, more volatile versions of the band will always be the one best remembered, it is the band in it's current guise that has made them into living legends. "Live at Koko" is one of more than 20 live albums by the band, and was released through Italian label Frontiers Music in 2015.

If I was asked by someone if they need this album, my answer would be that it depends. If asked if this is the one live album to get by the band, I'd say probably not. If asked if it's a bad album, the answer would be that it isn't. Then again, it all depends.

What is covered on this double album, accompanied by a DVD in the commercial version, is a veteran band playing material from the entire span of their career, and with a liberal outing of more recent material. So rather than a live performance of the greatest hits you have a band celebrating their current state but also including parts of their massive heritage into the mix. As such it's not a definitive live album by just about any standards, but the inclusion of the newer material makes it an interesting production for fans for that very reason. That is, the fans interested in what the band has been doing after 1980 just as much as what they did in the 1970's.

The concert itself opens a bit wobbly, where Shaw's vocals appears a bit weak and haphazard. Possibly a case of monitors not fine tuned, or well used vocal chords needing a couple of songs to warm up, or a combination of both. Anyhow, the opening tracks are just a tad off the pace and sound, and unless I'm much mistaken there's a bit of fine tuning going on until vocals and instruments appear better in sync and shape after the initial few tracks.

From then and on we're treated to a veteran band using a wealth of experience to pull off what I'd have to describe as a satisfying concert. There's no magic in the air or stardust sprinkling over the performances, perhaps apart from the surprisingly effective Between Two Worlds that to my ears is an invigorating highlight on this double album, but sheer experience and professionalism by a band that have done this hundreds of times before ensures that the entertainment value is very much present. Not all the songs comes across as great, and my impression is that Shaw perhaps didn't have his most magical day at work here, but this is a band that have been out on cold and warm days for a few decades by now and know the drill. I'd hazard a guess that this crew possibly could pull off a decent concert even when asleep.

There is passion here too, amazingly enough. The impression I get is that this is a band that does have a jolly good time when playing live, that these are if not good mates and personal friends then at minimum colleagues appreciating each others skills and talents and making sure that everyone gets what they need to perform. If the former, the latter or both apply I don't know, but the impression I get is that there's a generally positive vibe within the band.

If anyone have managed to miss out on this band and their music, the short story is that Uriah Heep is among the bands that defined what hard prog and hard rock should sound like when electric guitars and organ are the dominant instruments. They were generally regarded as a bit more loose in their take on the style than a band like Deep Purple, although it probably takes fans of both bands or music nerds to see them as radically different from one another. Not that they are all that similar, but the differences are more nuanced rather than dramatic. Some of the more recent Uriah Heep songs covered on this live production showcase that aspect fairly well, quite a few of them would have been a very good match for Deep Purple as well.

All in all I suspect that "Live at Koko" is one of those albums that will have it's solid buyer base among dedicated fans of Uriah Heep, and then those with an interest and passion for the entire career of the band. For those who aren't in that category, there are other live albums by the band that one should consider before this one, unless you have a strong desire to see what the guys look like and hear what they sound like currently. That the core commercial editions of this production also comes with a DVD or Blue Ray documenting the concert in video as well probably a point to consider in that context.

 Very 'Eavy...Very 'Umble by URIAH HEEP album cover Studio Album, 1970
3.34 | 389 ratings

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Very 'Eavy...Very 'Umble
Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars If I may 'umbly say, the debut album by Uriah Heep is, whilst certainly 'eavy, not as unrelentingly 'eavy as the spooky cover art or bold title might make you think. On here the group play a broadly hard rock style with a mixture of bluesy and psychedelic elements which lay the foundations for the more prog-inclined path they would take on Salisbury. It's an entertaining sound which is a bit of an artifact of its times; although it doesn't quite give you an idea of the classic Uriah Heep sound the way the next three studio albums would, it does show them being quite a capable unit early on able to turn their hand to a range of different styles.
 Very 'Eavy...Very 'Umble by URIAH HEEP album cover Studio Album, 1970
3.34 | 389 ratings

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Very 'Eavy...Very 'Umble
Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by Prog Leviathan
Prog Reviewer

2 stars Uriah Heep's debut is mostly raucous, boogie-woogie balls to the wall blues with the occasional shimmer of artistic nuance sprinkled in to the mix. For the most part, it's a very noisy, organ-driven experience, filled with hard hitting blues indicative of the era. It's never bad, and certainly authentic; one can hear the rattle of the snare drum vibrate to the group's amplifiers when Olsson isn't drumming. However, the songs are simplistic and not especially memorable. This is bar-band rock with a song or two that rise above.

Those familiar with the band's later, more polished albums, will hear the beginnings of a great heavy prog group hidden within. 'Eavy/'Umble will likely resonate with Heep fans, but be little more than a diversion for most, despite the great instrumental work. Two stars, though still fun thanks to the big solo wailing and vocal harmonies, and recommended to those working their way through Heep's library.

Songwriting: 2 - Instrumental Performances: 3 - Lyrics/Vocals: 3 - Style/Emotion/Replay: 3

 Spider Woman by URIAH HEEP album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1972
2.95 | 2 ratings

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Spider Woman
Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by Guillermo
Prog Reviewer

3 stars This single was released in Spain and Germany but not in the U.K. and in the U.S. In Germany, "Spider Woman" was a Hit (Number 13 in the German charts).

For me, "Spider Woman", a song which was composed by Box / Byron / Kerslake / Thain, is one of the best songs from their "The Magician's Birthday" (1972) album, an album which also was dominated by Ken Hensley's songwriting, like in other albums which the band recorded wiht him as a member. It is a rocker song with very good bass guitar parts played by Gary Thain, as slide guitar played by Hensley, and good and backing vocals. The lyrics are not very good, but the song in general is very good.

"Sunrise", composed by Hensley, is also a very good song, and it is the first song in their "The Magician's Birthday" album. But this studio version lacks some of the "power" of the live version that the band included in their "Live January 193" (1973) live album. In my opinion, the band tended to play with a lot of care in the studio, but the live in concert versions of a lot of their songs were better than the original studio versions.

 Look At Yourself by URIAH HEEP album cover Studio Album, 1971
4.11 | 593 ratings

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Look At Yourself
Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by Magnum Vaeltaja
Collaborator Eclectic Prog Team

4 stars Along with "Salisbury" and "Demons And Wizards", this is the third Uriah Heep classic. A hard rocking album through and through, "Look At Yourself" is one of the band's quintessential heavy prog releases.

David Byron is in great form; his operatic vocals sound as dynamic and dramatic as ever and he makes great use of his range, from a blues rock baritone to high pitched squealing and everything in between. Guitarist Mick Box delivers some of the best performances of his career, with headbanging heavy metal riffs on "I Wanna Be Free" and a blistering slide lead on "Tears In My Eyes". Ken Hensley backs the band very well on Hammond organ, contributing a very Blackmore-Lord kind of interplay.

Side one is absolute heavy prog perfection. All three songs are stand out tracks. The eponymous opener provides a driving start, climaxing to a percussion-heavy finale. "I Wanna Be Free" makes for an effective bridge to the album's epic, "July Morning", which is the album's standout masterpiece.

Side two is all that prevents "Look At Yourself" from a 5 star rating as it is generally less focused than side one. There are still strong moments, they're just further between. The tone of the album is more or less the same but with the progressive "Shadows Of Grief" and its chromatic melodies and the soft "What Should Be Done" offering slight changes of mood.

"Look At Yourself" is a prime introduction to Uriah Heep's style and is definitely a heavy prog album that almost any prog fan could appreciate.

 Into The Wild by URIAH HEEP album cover Studio Album, 2011
3.39 | 135 ratings

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Into The Wild
Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by Prog Leviathan
Prog Reviewer

2 stars The nearly forty year old Uriah Heep continues their golden-year come back with this steady rockin' release. It features the band keeping the volume cranked, the bottom heavy, and delivery direct. It's nice to hear a band as venerable as Uriah Heep keep the energy level high, but in general Into the Wild comes and goes without much to grab hold of.

Dedicated fans of the band will doubtless find a lot to like. In general the group sounds great. Shaw's vocals are as strong as they group's heyday, and the band plays with a warm and energetic feel that rocks with a classic sound. In general the tone of this album is optimistic, with plenty of sing-along material and '70's fuzz.

That being said, the songwriting is essentially a collection of filler. Songs like "Money Talk," "Lost," and "T-Bird Angel" plod along blandly and don't leave much of an impact. The two extended pieces "Kiss of Freedom" and "Trail of Diamonds" give us more varied dynamics, but don't strive for anything more ambitious than just being rock songs with extended solo and chorus sections. In thinking about this album several days after listening, I couldn't remember a single melody except for the bland opener "Nail On the Head."

There isn't a sliver of 'prog' here, but Into the Wild doesn't try to be anything other than what it really is: an old rock band having fun jamming to new material. At this point Uriah Heep isn't going to be collecting new fans or be expected to sound like anything other than themselves, which makes Into the Wild a by the books affair that will appeal to those already fans of the band.

Songwriting: 2 - Instrumental Performances: 3 - Lyrics/Vocals: 3 - Style/Emotion/Replay: 2

 Demons And Wizards by URIAH HEEP album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.07 | 660 ratings

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Demons And Wizards
Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by Magnum Vaeltaja
Collaborator Eclectic Prog Team

4 stars One of the strongest albums that Uriah Heep ever put out, among the ranks of "Look At Yourself" and "Salisbury", "Demons and Wizards" is a collection of 8 great heavy prog tracks. The album contains just about everything anyone would ever want from a Uriah Heep album. Fantasy lyrics feature on most tracks and David Byron's operatic vocal style and extensive range are put to good use. Heavy distorted guitar and Hammond organ riffs dominate on tracks like "Traveller In Time", "Easy Livin'" and "Poet's Justice". "The Wizard" is a very good acoustic- based ballad and is one of my favourites in the band's catalog. What really sets this album apart from other Uriah Heep albums, though, is the band's decision to venture into more progressive territory with the epic "Paradise/The Spell".

Along with "Salisbury" and "July Morning", "Paradise/The Spell" is probably one of their greatest works. "Paradise" is reminiscent of "The Wizard" in terms of music but the lyrics instead speak to deception and a failed romance. This is hardly typical pop break-up material, though, as "The Spell" develops on Byron's contempt for his former lover into something of epic proportions. The acoustic ballad fades into an uptempo shuffle that starts innocent at first but gradually grows more violent, aggressive and melodramatic before Byron finally erupts, giving way to an instrumental ballad. A somber, emotive section, Mick Box takes center stage with a powerful, haunting slide guitar solo backed by equally chilling operatic vocals. When the next verse begins, David Byron matches Mick Box's same mood until the song picks back up an uptempo shuffle conclusion.

"Demons and Wizards" isn't perfect from start to finish, but it certainly reflects some of Uriah Heep's best work. A 4 star album featuring plenty of good Uriah Heep fare and one of prog's most emotionally-charged epics.

 Salisbury by URIAH HEEP album cover Studio Album, 1971
4.17 | 677 ratings

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Salisbury
Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by Cactus Choir

5 stars This is one of those records that could only have been made in the late 60s/early 70s when experiments with epic concept pieces and orchestras were de rigueur. Everyone from The Nice, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Yes, Colosseum and, perhaps more surprisingly, Uriah Heep was getting in on the act. Salisbury is one of the more successful examples in the genre and a real curio/standout in their discography.

The album opens with the menacing Bird of Prey which features some impressively spooky backing vocals (Heep were known as the Beach Boys of heavy metal), banshee wails from lead singer David Byron plus a mellotron all adding to the drama. The sudden shift to a light-hearted coda complete Hammond organ and "ooh-aah" backing vocals does seem a bit out of sync with the first part, however. The bucolic The Park drifts along very pleasingly with jazzy organ and guitar interludes, while the Time To Live packs a grungy and blues-oriented punch. Lady in Black is a catchy folk singalong that conjures up visions of the mist-covered aftermath of a battlefield, while High Priestess is an upbeat pop-metal song that sounds a bit like 10cc from the Sheet Music era (probably the dual guitars).

The highpoint and centrepiece of the album is the 17-minute title track. The thought of a band like Heep attempting a lengthy, orchestrated concept piece might produce sniggers from some of a more cynical nature, but this is a triumph and certainly a cut above Pink Floyd's similar experiment on Atom Heart Mother from the same year. Mick Box excels with some great extended wah-wah guitar soloing and the whole band get the chance to show their instrumental dexterity, with the brass and woodwind arrangements complementing them perfectly. Despite the length there are enough musical ideas to maintain interest throughout the piece. The album as a whole deserves five stars because there is really not a poor track, and it's just a shame that they never attempted anything this varied or ambitious again.

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