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Poll Question: Uriah Heep ballads
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    Posted: September 30 2010 at 01:57
Which do you think the best UH ballad is?
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If The Park and Free Me are ballads, then I´m a King of USA. I´d vote for July Morning, one of the best ballads which Uriah Heep ever recorded. But it isn´t here regrettably. So beg your pardon.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lynx33 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2010 at 02:14
Originally posted by Gandalff

If The Park and Free Me are ballads, then I´m a King of USA. I´d vote for July Morning, one of the best ballads which Uriah Heep ever recorded. But it isn´t here regrettably. So beg your pardon.


see official release: http://www.amazon.com/Ballads-Uriah-Heep/dp/B00005IB6Y
July Morning is an epic not a simple ballad, so beg your pardon too
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The first ever UH song I listened to, Lady in Black.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gandalff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2010 at 02:55
Originally posted by Lynx33

Originally posted by Gandalff

If The Park and Free Me are ballads, then I´m a King of USA. I´d vote for July Morning, one of the best ballads which Uriah Heep ever recorded. But it isn´t here regrettably. So beg your pardon.


see official release: http://www.amazon.com/Ballads-Uriah-Heep/dp/B00005IB6Y
July Morning is an epic not a simple ballad, so beg your pardon too
 
I don´t care about oficial releases, especially from Amazon. Their local "specialists" probably listen to Uriah Heep in fast train. The Park is ballad of course, I appologize you for my mistake. On the other hand, Free Me isn´t ballad at all due to its tempo and mood.
 
So, more ballads are missing here. What about e.g. Circle Of Hands, Wonderworld?
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A lot of people are suprised when they discover just how good Heep were at ballads. I Picked "Come away Melinda" from the debut album.

Looks like we have differing ideas of what a "ballad" is. No way I'd agree with Gandalff about "July morning" which is one of the bands best prog songs, but from the list I would not have included "Circus", "Shadows and the wind" and definitely not "Lady in black" which is a rousing anthem.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gandalff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2010 at 03:16
Originally posted by Easy Livin

A lot of people are suprised when they discover just how good Heep were at ballads. I Picked "Come away Melinda" from the debut album.

Looks like we have differing ideas of what a "ballad" is. No way I'd agree with Gandalff about "July morning" which is one of the bands best prog songs, but from the list I would not have included "Circus", "Shadows and the wind" and definitely not "Lady in black" which is a rousing anthem.
 
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Originally posted by Gandalff

Originally posted by Easy Livin

A lot of people are suprised when they discover just how good Heep were at ballads. I Picked "Come away Melinda" from the debut album.

Looks like we have differing ideas of what a "ballad" is. No way I'd agree with Gandalff about "July morning" which is one of the bands best prog songs, but from the list I would not have included "Circus", "Shadows and the wind" and definitely not "Lady in black" which is a rousing anthem.
 
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Yes, there is still some misunderstanding what a ballad means. A ballad is not necessarily about whether the piece is slow or middle or fast tempo. If you don't know what you talk about, check Grove Musical Dictionary or listen to Chopin, Liszt, Grieg etc to see the roots of the musical form ballad. By the way, I' m fed up with incorrect criticism, if you don't like the poll, don't vote, if you know something which is not on the list, mention it. That's it. Quit.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote b_olariu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2010 at 05:40
Many from her are good to great but no one stands as great as Rain, one of the best ballads ever written by any band. Byron's voice is absolutly stunning.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ahmadbarqawi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2010 at 07:33

definitely "Weep in Silence" one of my all time favorite songs, btw have you heard Lana Lane's version of this song, its quiet good actually... you should give it ago, its on her album "Covers Collection"

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Post Options Post Options   Quote caretaker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2010 at 08:41
I also first thought of July Morning but from the list I like The Wizard which I never thought of as a ballad. Guess I need to dust off the dikshunairy.
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What do you think about "Mysty Eyes" definitely is a ballad?


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Easy Livin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2010 at 10:45
Originally posted by Lynx33

Originally posted by Gandalff

Originally posted by Easy Livin

A lot of people are suprised when they discover just how good Heep were at ballads. I Picked "Come away Melinda" from the debut album.

Looks like we have differing ideas of what a "ballad" is. No way I'd agree with Gandalff about "July morning" which is one of the bands best prog songs, but from the list I would not have included "Circus", "Shadows and the wind" and definitely not "Lady in black" which is a rousing anthem.
 
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Yes, there is still some misunderstanding what a ballad means. A ballad is not necessarily about whether the piece is slow or middle or fast tempo. If you don't know what you talk about, check Grove Musical Dictionary or listen to Chopin, Liszt, Grieg etc to see the roots of the musical form ballad. By the way, I' m fed up with incorrect criticism, if you don't like the poll, don't vote, if you know something which is not on the list, mention it. That's it. Quit.
Room for all here Lynx, including those who "don't know what you talk about".
 
I think the accepted use of the term "ballad" has changed over the years, particularly as it refers to rock and pop.
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Lady In Black.  Awesome and stirring, with some genuinely impressive lyrics.  That sways the vote for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote crimhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2010 at 00:19
The Wizard is the only one that sticks out for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kentucky_Hawkwindage Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 14 2014 at 21:34
I always liked The Park-got my vote
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Post Options Post Options   Quote proggman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2014 at 16:19
I like Lady in Black and The Wizard, but I'll vote for Tales.
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I like Lady in Black and The Wizard, but I'll vote for Tales.
I almost went with Tales and probaly would have on any other given day,but you know how it goes....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2014 at 17:20
Oh my....what's next? Asking us which is our favorite Monkees hard rock song ?
 
 
 
 
 
 
BTW....Voted for 'Lady In Black' even though I'm not sure if it's a true ballad.
 
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Come away Melinda is wonderful, but its a cover, is'nt it?

Lady in Black is equally good and is their own song so on balance I'll go for that
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