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Uriah Heep


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3.37 | 454 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
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3 stars This 'umble debut album by the heepsters has it great moments, but all songs of it aren't very great I must admit. I guess this album could please more fans of old classic rock than prog fans. But all fans of the mellotron should give a listen for the cover version "Come Away Melinda" here! "Gypsy" is also a wonderful old hard rock anthem, only the crazy ending in the vein of the ending of "21st Century Schizoid" man is annoying. "Walking in Your Shadow" is an average bluesy rocker in a style of LED ZEPPELIN. "Lucy Blues" has some acoustic piano and other stuff, not very good to be honest. "Dreammare" has tasty artistic intro, and the song has slight fantasy themes, giving maybe a hint of the themes emerging in their future recordings. "Real Turned On" is another hard blues rock song. While listening at this album I had an association with the two first albums of RUSH, maybe it's the guitar sound or something? "I'll Keep On Trying" has some weird instrumental passages, and it's good that they keep on trying, as there it comes after all! The last song "Wake Up" has some very nice jazz influences on it too. I think it was good to do some re-listening of this album, at least it's a classic, first album by this phenomenal group!
Eetu Pellonpaa | 3/5 |


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