Uriah Heep

Travis The Dragon

"Set yourself on fire as we remember this forever"
I absolutely love the Heep! David was such an incredible singer. Yes, Bernie sounds amazing too, but like Bruce, David is truly the best. My dad was very lucky to see them with Deep Purple back in early 70's and then we both saw them put on an amazing performance 10 years ago. And they were truly pioneers in progressive music with songs like Salisbury and The Magician's Birthday. Such an amazing and underrated band!
 

The_7th_one

Ancient Mariner
You're right. A massively underrated band with incredible albums. Very sad about Lee's death. He fought bravely.
 

Perun

Dominus et deus
Staff member
Best albums?

Demons and Wizards, Look at Yourself, The Magician's Birthday and Uriah Heep Live are generally considered to be their classics. Don't shy away from their later material though, they made some great albums in the nineties and beyond (Sea of Light, for example). Spellbinder Live is a pretty good introduction to their sound of the Bernie Shaw era.

I saw Heep live in 2010 and I was clearly the youngest person in the hall. They are a very old band and one that suffers a lot from the classic rock label. As you can see in this thread, people only know their stuff from the early seventies - and although I do think that David Byron was one of the greatest rock singers of all time, I wish the stuff they made with Bernie Shaw would get some more appreciation.
 

The_7th_one

Ancient Mariner
I personally loved all the albums from the beginning to abominog in the 80's. Although I liked a lot many of the albums they have released after it. As @Perun said, those albums are amazing.
You can take a look at this video where Pete Pardo and Martin Poppoff discusses about Uriah Heep on their best.
 

GhostofCain

Ancient Mariner
Demons and Wizards, Look at Yourself, The Magician's Birthday and Uriah Heep Live are generally considered to be their classics. Don't shy away from their later material though, they made some great albums in the nineties and beyond (Sea of Light, for example). Spellbinder Live is a pretty good introduction to their sound of the Bernie Shaw era.

I saw Heep live in 2010 and I was clearly the youngest person in the hall. They are a very old band and one that suffers a lot from the classic rock label. As you can see in this thread, people only know their stuff from the early seventies - and although I do think that David Byron was one of the greatest rock singers of all time, I wish the stuff they made with Bernie Shaw would get some more appreciation.

I wholeheartedly agree!

I saw them live back in 2003 and was blown away. What a great band and how massively underrated Bernie Shaw is!
 

The_7th_one

Ancient Mariner
I'm relistening and enjoying the 70's and 80's albums these days and I went to wikipedia to research and I've seen that they have 41 compilation albums. Along with the Beatles and Presley I think I haven't seen any artist or any band with more greatest hits albums.
 

The_7th_one

Ancient Mariner
I listened the Lee Kerslake album called 'Eleventeen' and it has a couple or three cool songs. It's an intimate and short album just to be proud himself to achieve record this solo album and thanks his family and friends for the moments he lived.
RIP Lee Kerslake
 
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