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Uriah Heep


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3.37 | 454 ratings

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4 stars This is a Heavy Metal/Progressive Rock album. "Gypsy" has a very good organ solo by Hensley. "Walking in your shadow" has two guitars: one by Hensley, one by Box. "Come Away Mellinda" has a very good arrangement, with Mellotron played by Hensley and/or session keyboard player Colin Wood, who was asked to add some keyboards before Hensley joined Spice and they became Uriah Heep. "Lucy Blues" is, a Blues, of course, with Nigel "Ollie" Olsson as the new drummer after Alex Napier left the band after recording with Uriah Heep 6 tracks for this album. Olsson also appears in "Dreammare", which is a heavy song with slide guitar by Hensley. Olsson didnīt last in Uriah Heep as he left to join Elton John`s Band (and he is still playing sometimes with Elton John in the present). "Real Turned On" is another song with guitars. "I`ll Keep on trying" is more Progressive with Hensley on keyboards. The best song in this album is "Wake Up", which is also the most Progressive song. It has very good arrangements. Again, Colin Wood played keyboards in this song, but I don`t know if Hensley also added some keyboards later. But the Mellotron arrangements sound like an "orchestra", very good. Box`s lead guitar in this song is also very good: a slow guitar solo played with the Mellotron as support.In all the songs the late David Byron sang very good, with a lot of feeling and energy, and also doing sound variations with his voice. He was a very good singer.
Guillermo | 4/5 |


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