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URIAH HEEP

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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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Frontiers Records (Universal) 2014
Audio CD$9.48
$8.22 (used)
Demons & WizardsDemons & Wizards
Mercury 1990
Audio CD$1.77
$0.98 (used)
Magician's BirthdayMagician's Birthday
Mercury 1990
Audio CD$1.79
$2.98 (used)
SalisburySalisbury
Import
Universal I.S. 2004
Audio CD$5.23
$8.62 (used)
Look at YourselfLook at Yourself
Mca Special Products 2006
Audio CD$2.33
$2.32 (used)
LiveLive
Mercury 1989
Audio CD$1.77
$1.76 (used)
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of Uriah Heep20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of Uriah Heep
Island Def Jam 2001
Audio CD$5.97
$4.99 (used)
Very Eavy Very UmbleVery Eavy Very Umble
Import
Universal I.S. 2004
Audio CD$6.86
$10.79 (used)
Return to FantasyReturn to Fantasy
Extra tracks · Import
Sanctuary UK 2004
Audio CD$7.66
$14.81 (used)
Sea of LightSea of Light
Cleopatra 2013
Audio CD$12.06
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URIAH HEEP shows & tickets


  • See Rock Festival on 1 Aug 2014
  • Uriah Heep at De Pul, Uden on 12 Sep 2014
  • Uriah Heep at Z7 Konzertfabrik Pratteln, Pratteln on 17 Nov 2014
  • Classic Rock Night on 19 Nov 2014
  • Uriah Heep + Voodoo Circle + 21 Octayne at Alte Seilerei, Mannheim on 23 Nov 2014
  • Uriah Heep - "Nail On The Head" Tour 2013 on 23 Nov 2014
  • Uriah Heep on 28 Nov 2014
  • Uriah Heep + Voodoo Circle + 21 Octayne at Live Music Hall, Köln on 29 Nov 2014
  • Uriah Heep at Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg on 2 Dec 2014
  • Uriah Heep at Frankenhalle, Sennfeld on 5 Dec 2014
  • Uriah Heep at Stadthalle - Becksteiner Strasse 60, Lauda-Königshofen on 6 Dec 2014
  • Uriah Heep + 21 Octayne at Batschkapp, Frankfurt-Seckbach on 10 Dec 2014

URIAH HEEP discography


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URIAH HEEP top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.31 | 294 ratings
Very 'eavy...Very 'umble
1970
3.50 | 129 ratings
Uriah Heep
1970
4.16 | 525 ratings
Salisbury
1971
4.07 | 446 ratings
Look at Yourself
1971
4.01 | 504 ratings
Demons and Wizards
1972
3.83 | 393 ratings
The Magician's Birthday
1972
3.39 | 227 ratings
Sweet Freedom
1973
3.03 | 192 ratings
Wonderworld
1974
3.01 | 186 ratings
Return to Fantasy
1975
3.15 | 157 ratings
High and Mighty
1976
3.53 | 169 ratings
Firefly
1977
2.77 | 126 ratings
Innocent Victim
1977
2.31 | 114 ratings
Fallen Angel
1978
2.61 | 101 ratings
Conquest
1980
2.79 | 114 ratings
Abominog
1982
2.33 | 86 ratings
Head First
1983
1.92 | 77 ratings
Equator
1985
2.49 | 73 ratings
Raging Silence
1989
2.05 | 67 ratings
Different World
1991
3.68 | 115 ratings
Sea Of Light
1995
3.26 | 74 ratings
Sonic Origami
1998
3.44 | 121 ratings
Wake The Sleeper
2008
2.66 | 46 ratings
Celebration: Forty Years of Rock
2009
3.58 | 101 ratings
Into The Wild
2011
3.17 | 29 ratings
Outsider
2014

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

3.90 | 118 ratings
Uriah Heep - Live
1973
2.53 | 19 ratings
Live At Shepperton '74
1986
2.66 | 21 ratings
Live in Europe 1979
1986
3.10 | 26 ratings
Live in Moscow
1988
3.02 | 18 ratings
Spellbinder Live
1996
2.84 | 11 ratings
Live On The King Biscuit Flower Hour
1997
3.63 | 12 ratings
Future Echoes Of The Past
2000
4.23 | 37 ratings
Acoustically Driven
2001
3.88 | 14 ratings
Electrically Driven
2001
4.19 | 31 ratings
The Magician's Birthday Party
2002
3.14 | 7 ratings
Live in the USA
2003
3.00 | 12 ratings
Magic Night
2004
3.11 | 8 ratings
Live at Sweden Rock Festival 2009 (Official Bootleg)
2010
2.09 | 4 ratings
Live in Budapest Hungary 2010 (Official Bootleg Volume II)
2010
4.00 | 4 ratings
Live in Kawasaki, Japan 2010 (Official Bootleg Volume III)
2011
4.00 | 8 ratings
Live In Armenia
2011
4.00 | 2 ratings
Live In Brisbane Australia 2011 (Official Bootleg Volume IV)
2011
3.50 | 2 ratings
Live In Athens, Greece 2011 (Official Bootleg Vol. V)
2012
0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Rock of Ages Festival Germany 2008 (Official Bootleg Volume VI)
2013

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

4.05 | 3 ratings
Easy Livin' - A history of Uriah Heep
1985
3.72 | 6 ratings
Gypsy (DVD)
1985
4.00 | 2 ratings
The Legend Continues... A Celebration of 30 Years in Rock
2000
3.00 | 1 ratings
Classic Rock Legends (DVD)
2001
4.66 | 21 ratings
Acoustically Driven (DVD)
2001
3.95 | 6 ratings
Moscow And Beyond (DVD)
2002
4.18 | 13 ratings
The Magician's Birthday Party (DVD)
2002
3.00 | 3 ratings
Live In The USA (DVD)
2003
4.25 | 9 ratings
Inside Uriah Heep - The Hensley Years 1970-1976
2004
4.17 | 10 ratings
Inside Uriah Heep - The Hensley Years 1976-1980
2004
3.50 | 8 ratings
Magic Night (The Magicians Birthday Party 2003) (DVD)
2004
4.53 | 9 ratings
Inside Uriah Heep - The Hensley Years 1970-1980
2004
4.23 | 18 ratings
Classic Heep - Live from the Byron era
2004
3.00 | 5 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
3.10 | 10 ratings
The Best Of (1976)
1976
0.00 | 0 ratings
Goldener Löwe
1978
3.50 | 8 ratings
The Best Of (1985)
1985
2.09 | 3 ratings
Still 'eavy, Still Proud
1990
3.54 | 10 ratings
Rarities From The Bronze Age
1991
3.35 | 9 ratings
The Lansdowne tapes
1993
3.33 | 8 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
3.00 | 1 ratings
The Golden Palace
2002
3.00 | 2 ratings
Revelations - The Uriah Heep Anthology
2004
4.67 | 3 ratings
Gold from the Byron Era
2004
3.41 | 6 ratings
Travellers In Time Anthology Volume 1
2005
3.93 | 11 ratings
Chapter And Verse
2005
0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits
2006
3.00 | 1 ratings
Wake Up - The Singles Collection
2006
2.00 | 1 ratings
Easy Livin' - The Singles A's & B's
2006
3.00 | 1 ratings
Uriah Heep (Platinum Collection)
2007
4.00 | 5 ratings
On The Rebound (A Very 'Eavy 40th Anniversary Collection)
2010
3.92 | 3 ratings
Wizards - The Best Of Uriah Heep
2011

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

4.00 | 5 ratings
Look At Yourself
1971
3.00 | 3 ratings
Lady In Black
1971
3.33 | 6 ratings
The Wizard
1972
4.00 | 7 ratings
Easy Livin'
1972
0.00 | 0 ratings
Special DJ Copy of Uriah Heep
1972
2.00 | 1 ratings
Something Or Nothing
1974
2.00 | 1 ratings
Make a Little Love
1976
3.00 | 10 ratings
Free Me
1977
2.50 | 6 ratings
Carry On
1980
3.00 | 4 ratings
Love Stealer
1980
2.20 | 6 ratings
Think It Over
1981
2.88 | 8 ratings
Abominog Junior EP
1982
2.75 | 4 ratings
That's The Way That It Is
1982
2.50 | 4 ratings
Lonely Nights
1983
3.25 | 4 ratings
Stay On Top
1983
4.00 | 4 ratings
Poor Little Rich Girl
1985
2.40 | 5 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
2.67 | 3 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
0.00 | 0 ratings
One Minute
2014

URIAH HEEP Reviews


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 Salisbury by URIAH HEEP album cover Studio Album, 1971
4.16 | 525 ratings

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Salisbury
Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by Andrea Cortese
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

5 stars "Salisbury" is the first peak in the huge Uriah Heep's discography. From a prog point of view it is also the most consistent album they ever recorded.

The backbone is made by three memorable tracks: the heavy opener "Bird of Prey", the perfect archetype of the UH's aggressive rock song (with their multi part choruses trademark), "Lady in Black", the anthem everyone in the world knows, and the closer selft/titled epic, 16 mns of lush orchestration and large scale composing (very brass and woodwind oriented).

The remaining three songs are less known but at the very same level of quality: "The Park" is an introvert and melancholic number with sparse jazzy tinges and "Time To Live" is the heaviest song on the album, based on Mick Box's wah wah guitar. Last but not least "High Priestess" that is probably the most catchy tune, starting off very laid-back, then moving into a breezy fast tempo rocker.

This is one of the band's most diverse recordings, a highlight and one of the most overshadowed of the rock/orchestral crossovers that were fashionable at the time. Furthermore, the typical Hensley's hammond organ-led sound began to take shape.

Easily a five stars rating.

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 Equator by URIAH HEEP album cover Studio Album, 1985
1.92 | 77 ratings

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Equator
Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by Andrea Cortese
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

2 stars 2,5 stars, really.

This is the third and final album of the Goalby-era. Third after the "perfect pair" that was the previous combo "Abominog"-"Head First".

On a positive note, it marked the studio return of Trevor Bolder on bass guitar but, unfortunately, it's regarded by many as the worst and most controversial album by Uriah Heep.

I quite disagree. In fact it is actually surprisingly good. I can't deny that the overall pop mood of the record is very 80s sounding but still, even though made of "plastic", the sound and choruses are quite recognizable as UH's and there are a bunch of tracks that always captured my attention and should better not be overlooked: first of all "Poor Little Rich Girl", an extended number (over 6 mns) with melancholic acoustic guitar intro that leads into multi-part choruses and pure symphonic break (reminding me of THE ENID). Then the terrific closer "The Night of the Wolf" with its dramatic vibe and organ section. This is definitely one of the greatest Heep songs ever, that alone makes the album worth buying. Another good track is "Lost One Love", a nice power ballad with great keys from John Sinclair and a convincing heavy section. True letdowns are only "Skools Burning" and "Party Time".

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 Very 'eavy...Very 'umble by URIAH HEEP album cover Studio Album, 1970
3.31 | 294 ratings

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Very 'eavy...Very 'umble
Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by Andrea Cortese
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3 stars The legend begins.

With the release of their debut Uriah Heep had to face hard criticism and even open hostility by the then experts of rock (or such they were supposed to be). Years to come (rectius decades) would show how much wrong they were and unjust.

This is not my personal favourite album from the band but no one can deny that we're in front of two classics: the opener "Gypsy" with its inceasing Hammond organ and guitar duet, features all the elements that forged the Heep peculiar sound. "Come Away Melinda", a cover penned by Hellerman/Minkoff, with such beautiful words (really evocative) whispered by David Byron. It's not very representative of the typical style of the group and I never heard him singing this way in other UH's albums. A gem, IMO. I prefer by far the Heep's version over the UFO's one. I've never fallen in love with the other tracks of this record and I usually skip the most part of it after the predictable "Dreammare". Yes, for me the best has yet to come but one couldn't think seriously of spittin on a band like this. They immediately made it clear that they had a lot of potential that would've been fully realized in the following releases.

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 Head First by URIAH HEEP album cover Studio Album, 1983
2.33 | 86 ratings

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Head First
Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by Andrea Cortese
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3 stars The second album of the Goalby-era is made of the same ingredients of the previous "Abominog". It is also moulded by the same hands. Despite the low ratings it's a solid effort, a hard rock number with hints of that new wave of heavy metal hailing at that time from the UK: a lot of energy and good vibes.

The overall impression is an unstoppable flow of refined music which is difficult to resist and it's hard to tell whether is gleaming AOR or pure heavy rock. There are four highlights IMHO: the opener "The Other Side of Midnight", another kick ass hard rock number in the very same way of "Too Scared to Run". But the most interesting part (for a prog lover) is side 2 with the combo "Roll-Overture" and "Red Lights": the former is a real symphonic break, too short and not far from THE ENID, that leads to the metallic up-tempo "Red Lights" featuring typical Heep's dramatic choruses (awesome!). The title and the general mood of the latter reminds me of UFO and their memorable exciting hard rock attitude. The closer "Weekend Warriors" is in a similar way.

The other tracks are more radio-friendly cuts, arranged here and there with heavy metal grit and passion thanks to Peter Goalby his wonderful set of pipes. Well, I know that for many reviewers this is not Uriah Heep anymore; in particular, its bad fame is in part due to the BRYAN ADAMS cover "Lonely Nights". However, I find the song pretty decent and the whole disc more surprising than that I would expect from such poor ratings and negative reviews. At that time the band dreamed that they could conquer the US charts. They did not but still released an appreciable work.

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 Abominog by URIAH HEEP album cover Studio Album, 1982
2.79 | 114 ratings

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Abominog
Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by Andrea Cortese
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4 stars This is the resurrection of Uriah Heep. Yes, the band was really dead after the "Conquest" album. Not that the record was bad (actually it is very good and criminally underrated by many fans) but it comes that after its release the band was in the grip of a big turmoil: Ken Hensley, John Sloman, Chris Slade and Trevor Bolder they all left.

The mighty Heep came back into life only thanks to the perseverance and determination of Mick Box and his fellow Lee Kerslake who decided to return to the fold and take on the drums' duties after the brief experience with Ozzy Osbourne. The iron will of these two high class musicians (and men) made possible for the Uriah Heep spirit to get a new body, as three-fifths of the line- up were new-entries: first of all, Pete Goalby as vocalist and frontman (from Trapeze), John Sinclair on keys and Bob Daisley on bass (formerly with Ozzy Osbourne).

I think that the sound of "Abominog" is superb, clearly updated with that new wave of heavy metal hailing then from Britain. The opener "Too Scared to Run" is one of the best and more aggressive tunes I ever heard in the band's huge catalogue. An instant classic. Even in its (few) quietest moments this album sounds fresh as never before. It features no less than 5 covers ("On the Rebound", "Running All Night", "That's the Way That It Is", "Hot Night in a Cold Town" and "Prisoner") but you wouldn't tell given that the band manages very well to create a convincing sound. I mean that each and every one of the 10 tracks stands upright on its own merit. So this is a record that is best not to avoid.

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 Celebration: Forty Years of Rock by URIAH HEEP album cover Studio Album, 2009
2.66 | 46 ratings

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Celebration: Forty Years of Rock
Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by Andrea Cortese
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2 stars Two stars and a half.

After being woken in 2008, the "Sleeper" released "Celebration" as a collection of classic Heep's numbers plus a pair of new tracks. Actually, it is not only that. In fact it's a true new studio album for the band has completely re-recorded them. It's quite clear that this was made mainly to ease the withdrawal symptoms of the fans, among whom I use to count myself. So, if you wish to know how Gypsy or July Morning would sound like nowadays, then you should have a listen to it. What do I think? Well, I rather prefer the original ones over the re-recordings like most reviewers have already said. So I too think that the only logical explanation to purchase it lies within the 2 new songs "Only Human" and "Corridors of Madness", previously unreleased.

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 Wake The Sleeper by URIAH HEEP album cover Studio Album, 2008
3.44 | 121 ratings

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Wake The Sleeper
Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by Andrea Cortese
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3 stars 3,5 stars.

This is the band's first studio record in 10 years, after the release of "Sonic Origami". The general mood of the album is hammond-drenched powerful rock (from mid to fast paced tempo) without real slowdowns. Hence the album's evocative title. A hard tour-de-force.

Propulsive thumping drumbeats open the way for exciting interplays between organ and electric guitar. Melodies are top-notch with the traditional vocal choruses (also multi-part harmonies) adorning the eleven compositions. "Tears of the World" and "Book of Lies" are suitable examples of this sound. A little bit updated, to be honest (and it couldn't be otherwise), but still very recognizable. It's certainly worth it if you're into classic (I mean 70s, i.e. Purple and UFO) hard rock. And it's very important in its own right for it lays the foundations for the Heep's contemporary sound.

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 Into The Wild by URIAH HEEP album cover Studio Album, 2011
3.58 | 101 ratings

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Into The Wild
Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by Andrea Cortese
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4 stars Of the three recent excellent releases (Wake the Sleeper in 2008, Into the Wild in 2011 and Outsider in 2014) this is the better one. Not only it is the last contribution of Trevor Bolder (then my fondness for the record) but also the most varied record. And that is probably the most important thing for a prog lover. The album opens with "Nail on the Head", a catchy radio- friendly tune, planned for a single. Track number 2 ("I Can See You"), as Bob has yet pointed out, is slightly reminiscent of "So Tired" (from the Wonderworld 1974 album) but in the matter of harmony they're beyond comparison: "I Can See You" beats "So Tired" 2-0.

As many reviewers have stated, the peaks of the record are "Trail of Diamonds" and "Kiss of Freedom", two extended tracks (both over 6 minutes) featuring brilliant contrasts between melancholic ballad structure (wonderful "aaaaa" chorus) and powerful crescendos. Very strong compositions and melodies and a very good work from Bernie Shaw on vocals. Memorable numbers., in the purest heep' style. Thumbs up. The atmosphere is literally charged by hammond organ cloud-burst and thundering drumming. Ok, other songs are less epic? but put it this way: here we've got strong material, generally from mid to fast paced classic heavy rock, hammond-based rock; and that's really saying something! My other personal fave are the friendly "Southern Star" (I like so much the aah aah choruses) and the darker "Lost", penned by bassist Trevor Bolder (who also provided lead vocals).

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 Outsider by URIAH HEEP album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.17 | 29 ratings

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Outsider
Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by Andrea Cortese
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3 stars 3,5 stars out of 5

Uriah Heep have been keeping on playing gigs and releasing albums since 1970. Just like the good wine they've been able to produce in the recent years three strong records in a row: 'Wake the Sleeper' (2008), 'Into the Wild' (2011) and the latest 'Outsider', issued in june 2014 (their 24th studio album). The sound is clearly updated but all the three records share the common heep sound (after all they're alive and kicking): killer riffs by the legendary Mick Box (on guitar) and powerful hammond organ by Phil Lanzon (who's in charge since 1986). After the sad passing of Trevor Bolder the last year, new entry Davey Rimmer got recruited and took on the bass duties. Canadian singer Bernie Shaw (in since 1986) and drummer Russel Gilbrook (since 2007, after the retirement of Lee Kerslake due to ill health) complete the line-up. I now have to say that the fast-paced opener 'Speed Of Sound' is the prototype upon which the most part of the record is well crafted. They seem to have it made to figure out what the whole album is all about. And that's the only negative remark to a work I do think is very good: ok, during the first listenings it may get a bit too repetitive, with only one distinctive moment being the soft piano climax introduction to the excellent 'One Minute'. But if you're patient enough you will realize there are other excellent non-predictable numbers, at times tinged with prog as with 'Is Anybody Gonna Help Me'. This track takes off like a typical (heavy)ballad from the seventies but at some point it gets laden by a thumping wall of sound and a substantial changing mood. Other excellent number is for sure 'The Law', a hard tour de force with typical dymanic choruses. After many spins I still think that the previous 'Into the Wild' is slightly superior for its more varied atmosphere (the fantastic closer 'Kiss of Freedom' is one of the best moments in the Shaw's era). However, at this point of their career the band don't seem to want to expand too much their sound to other territories. They rather concentrate on their heep sound which is something they're great at and for that we couldn't thank them enough.

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 Conquest by URIAH HEEP album cover Studio Album, 1980
2.61 | 101 ratings

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Conquest
Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by Guillermo
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2 stars It is hard to think that this album is by a band called URIAH HEEP, being in 1980 very different in musical style to anything that they have recorded since 1970. Despite still having two original members in 1980 (Mick Box and Ken Hensley) and still with main songwriter Ken Hensley in the band, by 1980 the band sounded mainly as "another band", not as URIAH HEEP. The album as a whole is not so bad. But I can hear some influences in their "new" sound (a bit from the late seventies KANSAS, a bit from STYX, a bit maybe from the DOOBIE BROTHERS....). Lead singer John Sloman has a good voice...but maybe his singing style and voice were a bit out of place in URIAH HEEP. His vocals are more "light" and "thin" in comparison to David Byron`s and John Lawton`s vocals, and maybe are more related to the Pop Rock musical style. Then new drummer Chris Slade is a good drummer, but his drums playing is more Pop Rock oriented in style in comparison to Lee Kerslake`s, whose drums playing style was heavier. Ken Hensley was maybe trying to update the sound of his keyboards for the new decade, bringing new sounds, including a vocoder and new synthesisers. Mick Box`s guitar playing is very good and is maybe the most related sound to the "old " URIAH HEEP. The now late Trevor Bolder also shines in this album playing some very good bass guitar parts. The backing vocals sound a bit like "inspired" by the DOOBIE BROTHERS. The best songs in this album are "Feelings", "Fools", and particularly "Out on the Street"" and "It Ain`t Easy" are the best of all. But in general the musical style of this album is more Pop Rock oriented than Hard Rock or Heavy Metal, with even some Funky influenced arrangements in "Won't Have To Wait Too Long ". It is clear for me that by 1979-80 the band was trying to find a new musical style for the new decade of the eighties. Unfortunately, that search led them to distance themselves very much from their original musical style from the early seventies. For collectors and fans only.

Ken Hensley left the band in September 1980, and the band had a new keyboard player with the addition of Greg Dechert. With him, they recorded a final single ("Think It Over" / "My Joanna Needs Tuning"). They toured a bit before the band split in March 1981.By late 1981, Mick Box (the only remaining original member of the band) have formed a new line-up of the band with the return of Lee Kerslake on drums and other three new musicians. With some changes in the line-up, Box still leads URIAH HEEP in the present.

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