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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$9.79
$13.02 (used)
Demons & WizardsDemons & Wizards
Mercury 1990
Audio CD$1.77
$1.77 (used)
Magician's BirthdayMagician's Birthday
Mercury 1990
Audio CD$1.77
$1.77 (used)
Very Eavy Very UmbleVery Eavy Very Umble
Import
Universal I.S. 2004
Audio CD$6.47
$9.77 (used)
Look at YourselfLook at Yourself
Mca Special Products 2006
Audio CD$2.33
$2.32 (used)
SalisburySalisbury
Import
Universal I.S. 2004
Audio CD$8.62
$8.57 (used)
Sea of LightSea of Light
Cleopatra 2013
Audio CD$9.74
$18.18 (used)
LiveLive
Mercury 1989
Audio CD$1.77
$1.99 (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$5.92
$4.98 (used)
Sweet FreedomSweet Freedom
Extra tracks · Import
Universal I.S. 2004
Audio CD$5.71
$13.28 (used)
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URIAH HEEP shows & tickets


  • 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 - "Nail On The Head" Tour 2013 on 23 Nov 2014
  • Uriah Heep + Voodoo Circle + 21 Octayne at Alte Seilerei, Mannheim 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 at Crocus City Hall on 4 Feb 2015
  • Rock Legends Cruise III on 19 Feb 2015

URIAH HEEP discography


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

3.31 | 299 ratings
Very 'eavy...Very 'umble
1970
3.51 | 134 ratings
Uriah Heep
1970
4.16 | 535 ratings
Salisbury
1971
4.09 | 461 ratings
Look at Yourself
1971
4.03 | 516 ratings
Demons and Wizards
1972
3.84 | 402 ratings
The Magician's Birthday
1972
3.40 | 230 ratings
Sweet Freedom
1973
3.03 | 195 ratings
Wonderworld
1974
3.01 | 189 ratings
Return to Fantasy
1975
3.14 | 160 ratings
High and Mighty
1976
3.52 | 176 ratings
Firefly
1977
2.76 | 129 ratings
Innocent Victim
1977
2.30 | 117 ratings
Fallen Angel
1978
2.62 | 103 ratings
Conquest
1980
2.77 | 117 ratings
Abominog
1982
2.33 | 88 ratings
Head First
1983
1.92 | 77 ratings
Equator
1985
2.54 | 75 ratings
Raging Silence
1989
2.06 | 68 ratings
Different World
1991
3.67 | 120 ratings
Sea Of Light
1995
3.27 | 77 ratings
Sonic Origami
1998
3.43 | 124 ratings
Wake The Sleeper
2008
2.66 | 46 ratings
Celebration: Forty Years of Rock
2009
3.56 | 106 ratings
Into The Wild
2011
3.14 | 32 ratings
Outsider
2014

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

3.90 | 119 ratings
Uriah Heep - Live
1973
2.53 | 20 ratings
Live At Shepperton '74
1986
2.66 | 22 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
4.20 | 39 ratings
Acoustically Driven
2001
3.88 | 14 ratings
Electrically Driven
2001
4.16 | 34 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
2.21 | 5 ratings
Live in Budapest Hungary 2010 (Official Bootleg Volume II)
2010
4.00 | 6 ratings
Live in Kawasaki, Japan 2010 (Official Bootleg Volume III)
2011
3.89 | 9 ratings
Live In Armenia
2011
3.67 | 3 ratings
Live In Brisbane Australia 2011 (Official Bootleg Volume IV)
2011
3.33 | 3 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
4.00 | 6 ratings
Travellers In Time Anthology Volume 1
2005
3.94 | 12 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
0.00 | 0 ratings
Uriah Heep Live
1975
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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 Demons and Wizards by URIAH HEEP album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.03 | 516 ratings

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Demons and Wizards
Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by Andrea Cortese
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

5 stars It's easy to talk about this album. It's easy to say that this is the ultimate UH album. A word is enough to the wise expert of heavy prog.

The songs are all memorable and very melodic: "The Wizard" (with the famous acoustic guitar intro), and "Easy Livin'" (one of their best rockers ever with that typical fast paced tempo that the band used also in the late seventies for "Free 'n' Easy", from the Innocent Victim album), "Circle of Hands" (an epic ballad sharing a common mood with "July Morning"), "Rainbow Demon", "Traveller in Time" and "Poet's Justice" (pure heep sound). But the absolute best and most satisfactory number for a prog lover is the mini epic closer "Paradise/The Spell": wonderful choruses, melody and solos for a perfect conclusion. To be mentioned the amazing Roger Dean's cover art (please note that the butterfly wings on the wizard are real butterfly wings).

If you wonder where hard rock / heavy metal's fascination with fantasy world came from, please look at this record. This is not heavy metal but heavy and intense music and it surely had a strong influence on later bands from that genre. An underrated classic.

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 Look at Yourself by URIAH HEEP album cover Studio Album, 1971
4.09 | 461 ratings

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Look at Yourself
Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by Andrea Cortese
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

5 stars This is heavy prog at its best and where the heep's signature sound was forged. Certainly one of the band's best and most powerful albums, intense and having a rushing hammond organ thrust.

No filler tracks and two highlights: the rapid pace title track with the guest appearance of the percussionist of OSIBISA and the immortal "July Morning" (UH's ultimate and melodic epic), with a memorable moog solo by MANFRED MANN and the unforgettable operatic vocals of David Byron.

Riffs, screams, keys, superb rhythm session, anger and sweetness. No negative remark except for the fact that it stands between two giant albums ("Salisbury" and "Demons and Wizards") so it may appear smaller in comparison. I was going to rate it with 4 stars but it would be unfair. It deserves at least a half star more, so I will give it the maximum scores.

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 Raging Silence by URIAH HEEP album cover Studio Album, 1989
2.54 | 75 ratings

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Raging Silence
Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by Andrea Cortese
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3 stars This is the first studio album of the Shaw/Lanzon era. The overall sound, songwriting and production are somewhat of an improvement over the previous "Equator" but without true highlights. In fact, none of the 10 songs is on a par with "Poor Little Rich Girl" and "The Night of the Wolf".

Notwithstanding, there are many enjoyable tracks, (still) with the recognizable heep sound. Mick Box takes on a more prominent role (electric guitar). Keyboards are generally more restrained than in the previous record: Phil Lanzon still plays bland snyth but without letting the 80s tones stand above the arrangements. Choruses are strengthened and never annoying, the rhythm session is dynamic.

On a high note: "Voice on My TV", the cover "Hold Your Head Up" (Argent) that sounds very good in the Heep' style and the soft rock ballad "When the War Is Over", with orchestration directed by Phil Lanzon (the second cover). Slightly superior is "Lifeline", the better song of the album.

Could have been a great album.

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 Salisbury by URIAH HEEP album cover Studio Album, 1971
4.16 | 535 ratings

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Salisbury
Uriah Heep Heavy Prog

Review by Andrea Cortese
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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
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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 | 299 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 | 88 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
2.77 | 117 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
3.43 | 124 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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