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Uriah Heep
« on: November 18, 2015, 05:20:35 PM »
Uriah Heep can either be considered Classic Rock or Progressive. I chose Progressive as their best suited place on the earlier catalog work like "Demon's and Wizards". formed in 1969 this band would go on to a good amount of success in the 70's. Their classic lineup consisted of David Byron (vocals), Mick Box (guitars), Ken Hensley (keyboards), Gary Thain (bass) and Lee Kerslake (drums). Classic albums "Salisbury", "Look at Yourself", "Demon's and Wizards", "The magicians birthday", "Sweet Freedom" and the classic double Uriah Heep live album made this band one of classics in the 70's, numerous personnel changes and band member deaths would ensue later but the band would continue on under Mick Box all the way to the present. Including John Wetton for a brief time in the mid 70's. The band had a resurgence in the late 70's and early 80's when John Lawton (vocals) and Trevor Bolder (bass) joined and albums "Firefly", "Innocent Victim" propelled them back, but that lineup would break after the mediocre "Fallen Angel" album. In 1982 the band rebounded with Peter Goalby (vocals), Bob Daisley (bass) and John Sinclair (keyboards) along with Box and Kerslake and made another comeback with the albums "Abominog", "Head First" and "Equator" until that lineup fizzled out. In 1986 the new lineup would consist of Mick Box, Lee Kerslake, Trevor Bolder (bass), Phil Lanzon (keyboards) and new singer Bernie Shaw, this lineup would remain intact from 1986 until 2007 producing a few very well received albums "Sea of Light", and "Sonic Origami". Lee Kerslake retired in 2007 and was replaced by Russell Gilbrooke on drums (who is still with the band today) and Trevor Bolder passed away in 2013 and new bass player Davey Rimmer has been on board since. Today the lineup features Mick Box, Bernie Shaw, Phil Lanzon and the aforementioned Gilbroke and Rimmer and continues recording and touring.

Highly recommended are the albums.
Look at Yourself (1971)
Demon's and Wizards (1972)
Sweet Freedom (1973)
Live (1973)
Innocent Victim (1977)
Abominog (1982)
Sea of Light (1995)

I would start with a greatest hits package and look at Yourself.

Gypsy (1970)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI0BO575x8w
July Morning (live video 1972) not the greatest quality but cool : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzRrGNygjzs
Rainbow Demon (72) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEdKcblmctA
Choices (77) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBojreRyubk
If I had the time (73) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jHjrSadugs
Gypsy (live 73) This is Killer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qZ-_ENbRTQ
Pilgrim (live 2003) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w-j4S7afxQ
Illusion (77) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzkfGW3-QP4

Fantastic Band!!!
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Re: Uriah Heep
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2015, 07:43:29 PM »
Not the greatest of news for Lee Kerslake but it sounds like he's hangin in there and battling.

http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-12-21/kerslake-gives-cancer-update
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Re: Uriah Heep
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2016, 07:29:58 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2016, 10:20:21 PM »
Tales: great song from the Magician's Birthday album. There's a few awesome tracks on this record, but I never cared for the title track.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q39Om8sC4k

Great rocker from the Look at Yourself album:
Tears In My Eyes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCHS5yt4mKI

Sunrise: another classic from The Magicians Birthday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRXymJj6nMs
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2016, 01:19:00 PM »
Stealin live 1973

Another Classic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqLh3OcwvyI
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Re: Uriah Heep
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2016, 07:46:31 PM »
Some refer to this band as the "poor man's Deep Purple" which is not true. They have their own sound and still are out there rocking even though it's Mick Box left from the original band. Lee Kerslake has had health issues and stepped away, whether or not he comes back remains to be seen and Ken Hensley the co founder of the band has guested in the past few years on several gigs on organ for a few songs. I don't know if they will be back in America but if they did I would still check them out...

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Re: Uriah Heep
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2016, 05:33:42 PM »
Speaking of Ken Hensley  ;D

Here's an interview with CRR

http://www.classicrockrevisited.com/show_interview.php?id=1152
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Re: Uriah Heep
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2016, 08:50:23 PM »
From Abominog (one of the meanest album covers ever)
That's The Way That It Is: Peter Goalby on vocals
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJOsbQmwc0o

From Head first with Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake reunited:
Red Lights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgEEi31lug4

an OLD Classic,
From Sweet Freedom: Pilgrim (album version): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylwT6-FiuWM
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Re: Uriah Heep
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2016, 08:55:52 PM »
Another killer album cover, from Innocent Victim with John Lawton on vocals:
Roller: studio version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfU9K32qNbI

From Firefly 1977 John Lawton vocals
Rollin On: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61WHIkr8bNE
Sympathy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhI583sANAk


July Morning: Live 1973: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzeyrR3yK3g

Traveler In Time (from Demon's And Wizards)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAoliCapF8g
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Re: Uriah Heep
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2016, 06:20:50 PM »
You forgot this one off of Innocent Victim...we used to crank this one up!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_YoMi-alf0

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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2016, 08:42:42 PM »
Definitely one of the best on the record.  8)
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Uriah Heep
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2016, 08:17:04 PM »
Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969. Twelve of the band's albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasy reached No. 7 in 1975) while of the fifteen Billboard 200 Uriah Heep albums Demons and Wizards was the most successful (#23, 1972). In the late 1970s the band had massive success in Germany, where the "Lady in Black" single was a big hit. Along with Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, Uriah Heep had become one of the top rock bands in the early 1970s.

Uriah Heep's audience declined by the 1980s, to the point where they became essentially a cult band in the United Kingdom and United States. The band maintains a significant following and performs at arena-sized venues in the Balkans, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia and Scandinavia. They have sold over 40 million albums worldwide with over 4 million sales in the U.S.

Current members
Mick Box – lead guitars, backing vocals (1969–present)
Phil Lanzon – keyboards, backing and lead vocals (1986–present)
Bernie Shaw – lead vocals (1986–present)
Russell Gilbrook – drums, percussion (2007–present)
Davey Rimmer – bass (2013–present; substitute - 2013; substitute for Trevor Bolder)
Former members
David Byron – lead vocals (1969–1976; died 1985)
Alex Napier – drums, percussion (1969–1970)
Paul Newton – bass, backing vocals (1969–1971)
Ken Hensley – keyboards, backing and lead vocals, guitars, percussion (1969–1980)
Nigel Olsson – drums, percussion (1970)
Keith Baker – drums, percussion (1970–1971)
Iain Clarke – drums, percussion (1971)
Mark Clarke – bass, backing and lead vocals (1971–1972)
Lee Kerslake – drums, backing vocals, percussion (1971–1979, 1981–2007)
Gary Thain – bass (1972–1975; died 1975)
John Wetton – bass, backing and lead vocals (1975–1976)
Trevor Bolder – bass, backing and lead vocals (1976–1981, 1983–2013; died 2013)
John Lawton – lead vocals (1976–1979; substitute - 1995, 2013; substitute for Bernie Shaw)
John Sloman – lead vocals, keyboards (1979–1981)
Chris Slade – drums, percussion (1979–1981)
Gregg Dechert – keyboards (1980–1981)
Bob Daisley – bass (1981–1983)
Peter Goalby – lead vocals (1981–1986)
John Sinclair – keyboards (1981–1986)
Steff Fontaine – lead vocals (1986)
Substitute musicians
John Jowitt – bass (2013; substitute for Trevor Bolder)

This Band Had 2 Great singers David Byron and later Bernie Shaw as well as a great cast of great musicians Mick Box, Ken Hensley, Lee Kerslake, Gary Thain, Trevor Bolder,John Wetton, Chris Slade and others. I've seen them in concert 3 Times all excellent shows and was fortunate enough to Meet Mick Box and Bernie Shaw at one of them great guys.  Here are some of my favorite songs.

Easy Living   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKxZY0DIxIk

Paradise/The Spell  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5L-AOGt7qw

Stealin   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j73OsXo19vI

Blood Red Roses    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpgGZHP9jwQ

Wizard     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0iuaxvkXv4

July Morning    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzRrGNygjzs

Sunrise    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGKlaW_IFZs

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Re: Uriah Heep
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2017, 01:40:37 AM »
Just stumbled upon this the other day, BMG launched a big remaster - reissue series of Heep's albums that kicked off a few months back.

http://bravewords.com/news/uriah-heep-bmg-announce-extensive-reissue-program-of-seminal-albums-by-british-hard-rock-legends
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Re: Uriah Heep
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2017, 01:46:05 AM »
Every fan of progressive rock and metal should have at a minimum a best of/ greatest hits package and the 1973 live album by these guys in their collection if nothing else. 
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Re: Uriah Heep
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2017, 12:54:31 AM »
Good review of the re-masters series from bmg by CRR

http://www.classicrockrevisited.com/show_review.php?id=1675

And for good measure
Suicidal Man from the Wonderworld album
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMM4jLE4Pik
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