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Uriah Heep


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2.96 | 21 ratings

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2 stars Don't get me wrong with my 2-star rating. For me personally, I love this live album for one reason: I love the band since I was a child when "Demons and Wizard" blew me off. So, I collect almost any live version of the band. However, I don't want to give higher rating because if you are not a fan of this band, I would not recommend you to buy this record. I would suggest you to buy URIAH HEEP LIVE January 73 which is much much better than this one.

The interesting part of this album is the sleeve note. It has KEN HENSLEY's comments, King Biscuit write-up and most interestingly .. a write-up of HEEP die-hard fan DALE FREDERICKS. I really love the write-ups of KEN and DALE. For example, I like the "honesty" demonstrated by KEN HENSLEY when he admittedly said that the first two tracks of this album he was missing harmony. Indeed, when I listened to the CD, he was right - the music does not sound nicely especially in his organ / keyboard.

I also like DALE's comment about the show where he was really "entrance" with the occassion. He mentioned that he played multi instruments (one man band) as he imagined himself playing lead "air" guitar, sing, bass playing, keyboard playing and drum. After the show he got blue on his knees for weeks because he moved his body all the time during the show. He even did not let him to go to the toilet for "liquidity break" just to make sure his position at the floor where he stood would not be taken by others. One statement that I like from him is: "I became so emotional at that moment that I believe I started crying from excitement!" Yeah ... it applies to me when I experience terrific composition of rock music.

For me personally, I definitely love this album! Even though the sonic quality is really poor. There are some technical glitches here and there. David's communication with the audience is excellent! UH Live 73 has much better sound quality production than this CD.

So ... it's your call whether or not to buy this CD. Gatot Widayanto, Indonesia.

Gatot | 2/5 |


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