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Uriah Heep


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4.19 | 824 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars Paul Newton the bass player says that he felt the album cover with the tank on it was very misleading, that this wasn't a particularly heavy album. I agree. He also mentions that the full orchestra on the title track was added to the song at a later date.This was URIAH HEEP's second album, and as i've said before, nothing they did before or after will top "Demons And Wizards" for me.

"Bird Of Prey" sounds so good when it opens but then the vocals come in and dampen my enthusiasm. Yikes ! The song fades out. "The Park" opens with acoustic guitar and organ as reserved vocals join in. A strange instrumental interlude takes over before 4 minutes. "Time To Live" has a nice heavy intro. I like the guitar 2 1/2 minutes in and the prominant organ too.

"Lady In Black" is apparently one of their most popular songs. I can't remember ever hearing it before but it is pretty good. "High Priestess" has a psychedelic flavour to the intro, then it kicks in. Nice. Good track. "Salisbury" has orchestral sounds throughout. In all honesty i'm not a fan of this one at all. The way the horns blast is a style I just don't like. I do like the guitar 11 1/2 minutes in and later though.

Way too many misses to even warrant 3 stars. Just not a fan of this one.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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