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Poll Question: Which Uriah Heep vocalist do you prefer?
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    Posted: March 14 2017 at 22:17
Self explanatory. I've only included vocalists that sang lead vocals, even for only a song or two, otherwise I'd probably have to include all members that were ever in the band due to the Heep choir. I'm not sure whether Trevor Bolder ever sang lead vocals on a Heep song, so didn't include him.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2017 at 08:19
John Wetton, but does it matter? He only sang like, what, one song?

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John Wetton was an excellent vocalist but David Byron was one of the very best vocalists in prog.
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What song sang Lee Kerslake?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Replayer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2017 at 11:11
Originally posted by Rednight Rednight wrote:

John Wetton, but does it matter? He only sang like, what, one song?
You're right, it was only on High and Mighty's One Way or Another. I misremembered that he sang lead vocals on one song on both of the albums he appeared on, when he actually played Mellotron on one song on both of the albums.
Originally posted by NotAProghead NotAProghead wrote:

What song sang Lee Kerslake?
Another case of bad memory. I remembered this live performance of Paradise/The Spell where Kerslake shared lead vocals, and since Hensley made a guest appearance but did not sing, I assumed that Byron and Kerslake shared vocals on the album recording but it was actually Byron and Hensley.
 
However, it is true that after Hensley left the band, Kerslake was the second singer in live performances.
 
I knew Kerslake wrote Firefly's Who Needs Me and Fallen Angel's Come Back to Me, but John Lawton was the lead singer on both. Interestingly, Wikipedia credits Kerslake as sharing lead vocals with Hensley on Firefly's title track, but other sources credit Hensley and Lawton instead.
 
Also, I forgot to include Mark Clarke, who co-wrote and shared lead vocals on The Wizard. I also forgot to include Trevor Bolder and Phil Lanzon, each of whom sang lead vocals on a couple of songs on later albums. Sigh... I'll have to be more careful next time.
 


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Better singer....John Wetton

Best singer for Uriah Heep...David Byron by a country mile.
            
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2017 at 21:51
I know very little of Uriah Heep, only "Wizards and Demons" and "The Magician's Birthday", and I really loved Byron's singing. However, even as little as I know of the band, and that I have heard none of their other singers (well, of course I have heard Wetton, but not in this band), I just saw the name of the poll and knew Byron would take it easily... just as Anderson was obviously going to win the one of Yes' singers.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2017 at 11:49
First vote for John Lawton! Firefly is my favorite Heep album.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2017 at 14:00
Originally posted by Rednight Rednight wrote:

John Wetton, but does it matter? He only sang like, what, one song?


Yep...that sums it up.

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Funny thing about Heep. I can enjoy many things (except Conquest) and any line up's original but once they do a Byron original the whole inferior cover band thing rears its annoying head.

The you find they nicked their whole vocal arrangement idea from covers band Vanilla Fudge...

FYI first 6 albums and the live album are the guts of Heep. After that... even the Byron albums start to get pallid.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2017 at 04:22
Probs Byron over Lawton, coz I prefer listening to the Byron albums over the Lawton albums regarding Heep. Love Lawton in Lucifer's Friend though.
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