RECORD STORE DAY SPECIAL: URIAH HEEP LIVE 2-lp SPLATTER VINYL
The classic first Uriah Heep live album from 1973 was released on Record Store Day as special splatter vinyl. Double 180g heavyweight vinyl - gatefold sleeve - recreated original inner bags - featuring liner notes from each band member - press clippings - band photography - Recreated 1973 British tour programme replica. See info at Record Store Day website.
LOOK AT YOURSELF, DEMONS AND WIZARDS & THE MAGICIAN'S BIRTHDAY 2-CD'S
ON 31st March the latest new double CD releases by BMG/Sanctuary in their re-release campaign were released: Look At Yourself (1971), Demons And Wizards & The Magician's Birthday (both 1972). These are all newly remastered with CD 1 containing the original album and CD 2 contains alternate versions of all album tracks as well as single b-sides, out-takes etc. from the album sessions. See this page dedicated to the new releases for additional information such as track listings, more images etc.
TREVOR BOLDER: WHICH WAY WILL THE WIND BLOW single
The first single from solo album by Uriah Heep ex-bass guitarist Trevor Bolder has been released in digital format and can be bought from iTunes or Amazon. Bolder died of cancer in 2013 and his unfinished and unreleased recordings in his home studio are used as the basis for this and the album will feature several guest appearances, e.g Mick Box, Lee Kerslake, Def Leppard vocalist Joe Elliott and Laurie Wisefield of Wishbone Ash among other. A website has been opened at trevorboldersoloalbum.wordpress.com but there is not much info and release date for the album has not been confirmed yet.
DAVID BYRON: EARLY SESSIONS VOL. 5 CD
Artistry Records has released the fifth and final volume in their series of David Byron's early session work from late 1960's to early 1970's. Early Sessions Vol. 5 was released on 29th January, Byron's birthday. This the last release in this series but some more tracks sung by Byron can appear on records company's upcoming compilation albums. See additional information on this series at David Byron Discography section.
URIAH HEEP: WORDS IN THE DISTANCE 1994-1998 3-CD
Hear No Evil Recordings has released this 3-CD set. It includes as the title says the band's three albums recorded from 1994 to 1998: Sea Of Light (rel. 1995) & Sonic Origami (rel. 1998) studio albums and Spellbinder Live album (rec. 1994/rel. 1996). The albums have been remastered and with bonus tracks added. These are the same as individual CD's released by this company in 2013. Can be ordered from Cherry Red Records.
URIAH HEEP: LIVE FROM LONDON
There's a new live album titled Live From London released by Store For Music in digital format only. This doesn't contain anything unreleased, it's just an audio version of concert from The Camden Palace in London May 1985 that was originally released as VHS video titled Gypsy in 1990 and re-released on DVD in 2002.
BMG re-release campaign continued with Salisbury from 1971, released 28th October. These are all newly remastered with CD 1 containing the original album and CD 2 contains alternate versions of all album tracks as well as single b-sides, out-takes etc. from the album sessions. See this page dedicated to the new releases for additional information such as track listings, more images etc.
LUCIFER'S FRIEND: TOO LATE TO HATE CD
Reformed Lucifer's Friend featuring John Lawton has released their new studio album Too Late To Hate 28th October and it's available e.g. at Amazon. Press release you can see here.
VERY 'EAVY VERY UMBLE & YOUR TURN TO REMEMBER ANTHOLOGY 2-CD'S
The first two in re-releasing campaign by BMG released on 16th September. New double CD anthology Your Turn To Remember - The Definitive Anthology 1970-1990 and the classic debut album Very 'Eavy Very 'Umble from 1970. See this page dedicated to the new releases for additional information such as track listings, more images etc.
GUNHILL: NIGHT HEAT / ONE OVER THE EIGHT 2-CD
Gunhill was lead by John Lawton and were active in the 1990's. The band released two studio albums and one live album which are nowadays extremely rare and hard to find. Now the complete studio recordings are available as double CD set. Order 2-CD from Amazon / See the press release
URIAH HEEP: CLASSIC ROCK YEARS BOX SET 3-CD+3-DVD
Store For Music has released a 3-CD/3-DVD boxed set titled Classic Rock Years. This - as the title would suggest - is put together from recordings previously released on Classic Rock Legends 2001 - 2005. The set includes these titles: Acoustically Driven CD (originally released on 2001), Sailing The Sea Of Light DVD (2001), The Magician's Birthday Party CD & DVD (2002), Live In The USA DVD (2003) & Between Two Worlds CD & DVD (2005).
LUCIFER'S FRIEND: LIVE AT SWEDEN ROCK CD
The first Uriah Heep related release of 2016 is already out. Live recording from Sweden Rock Festival 5th June 2015 by Lucifer's Friend featuring ex-Heep singer John Lawton has been released on CD.
CLASSIC ROCK LEGENDS RE-RELEASES
Live recordings originally released by Classic Rock Legends from 2002 to 2005 have been re-released once again - this time as limited edition cardboard sleeve CD's in Japan by Vivid Sound. Titles included are: The Magician's Birthday Party, Acoustically Driven, Live In The USA, Magic Night & Between Two Worlds.
URIAH HEEP: TOTALLY DRIVEN 2-CD
The first release on band's own Uriah Heep Records label titled Totally Driven was released 4th December. This is a new version with completely new artwork of Remasters - The Official Anthology set originally released in 2001 (and re-released in 2004 titled Uriah Heep's Gold - Looking Back 1970-2001). It contains re-recordings of old Heep songs made by the longest serving (1987-2007) line-up of the band.
Official press release here / Order Totally Driven 2-CD from Amazon
URIAH HEEP BACK CATALOGUE RE-RELEASED ON VINYL
Recently BMG/Sanctuary has re-released on vinyl all 16 Uriah Heep albums originally released in the 1970's and 1980's on Bronze Records - from Very 'Eavy Very 'Umble (1970) to Head First (1983). These are single lp editions (excluding Uriah Heep Live that was a double vinyl also originally) with original album track listings pressed on 180 gram black vinyl. They are otherwise faithful to original vinyl releases with gatefold sleeves etc. but with no song lyrics printed in inner sleeves.
This is the first time in over twenty years that Uriah Heep back catalogue is released on vinyl in this scale. After the releases in late 1980's - early 1990's by Sanctuary Records label Castle Music there have only been mainly just a few vinyl re-releases of individual albums. These arealso be the first Heep releases by BMG who acquired the rights to the whole Sanctuary back catalogue in 2013 from Universal Music who had had the rights since 2007.
URIAH HEEP: SPELLBINDER LIVE AS DOUBLE LP
Spellbinder Live album originally released in 1996 has been released for the first time on vinyl by Back On Black's Rock Classics label as limited edition double album on red vinyl. It includes only the live recordings and exludes studio bonus track Sail The Rivers that has been on all previous CD releases.
URIAH HEEP: BRITISH LIVE PERFORMANCE SERIES CD
This is a strange release by a strange U.S. record company. Cover image is taken from Live In Moscow video but the recording is from 20th anniversary concert in 1989 originally released on video titled Live Legends. This was re-released earlier this year as DVD+CD set (See info on Access All Areas below) so what's the point?
NOTE! Do not waste your money in this, buy Access All Areas instead because you get both CD and DVD for the same price.
URIAH HEEP: ACCESS ALL AREAS - LIVE IN MOSCOW DVD+CD
Demon Music Group has released in their Access All Areas series a video of Uriah Heep's legendary Moscow concerts in 1987 that have already previously been released on VHS & DVD - this time as a DVD/CD set. Note! This is a re-release of the video so track listing is a bit different from Live In Moscow LP & CD versions released.
URIAH HEEP: RE-RELEASES
A few more re-issues of live recordings originally released by Classic Rock Legends have surfaced in their The Official Classic Rock Legends Collection Series series. Live In The USA that originally came out in 2003 is out on CD and Between Two Worlds from 2005 is out also in digital format only. Both have been released by Store For Music.
LUCIFER'S FRIEND - AWAKENING IN APRIL 2015 (Cherry Red)
The reunited Lucifer's Friend featuring John Lawton has released a compilation album titled Awakening with four new songs. More information at John Lawton discography.
URIAH HEEP: LIVE AT KOKO - LONDON 2014 CD/DVD/BLU-RAY/LP (Frontiers)
Uriah Heep concert recorded in London 4th March 2014 has been released titled Live At Koko - London 2014 on 20th February 2015. It is available as Blu-ray, double CD+DVD set as well as triple gatefold vinyl - both on black & gold vinyl. In Japan there's also a double CD release with two live bonus tracks added.
Against All Odds - Overload - Traveller In Time - Sunrise - Stealin’ - I'm Ready - Can't Take That Away - Between Two Worlds - One Minute - Nail On The Head - Into The Wild - Gypsy - Look At Yourself - July Morning - Lady In Black - Free 'N' Easy - Easy Livin' (+Japan only bonus tracks: Gypsy - Look At Yourself)
URIAH HEEP: CD/DVD RE-RELEASES
There are a few new re-releases of previously released Uriah Heep live recordings:
ACOUSTICALLY DRIVEN, acoustic live from 2000 featuring Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull as special guest has been re-released both as CD and DVD by Store For Music
MAGIC NIGHT, also by Store For Music is a live recording from The Magician's Birthday Party concert in 2003 featuring ex-singer John Lawton as special guest
ACCESS ALL AREAS is released by Demon Music Group and is a recording from 20th anniversary concert in 1989. This was released originally in 1990 as VHS video titled Live Legends. In 2004 this was re-released for the first time both on CD and DVD titled Rock Legends but this released did not include the whole film. What is special with this is that now for the first time the complete original VHS video has been released on DVD and CD. There will also be a picture disc vinyl version to be released later.
DAVID BYRON: BORN TO PERFORM - BOOK BY JEFF PERKINS 2nd Edition (Artistry)
There's now a re-print of David Byron book Born To Perform by Jeff Perkins. You can go to publisher Cenarius Verlag Hagen website or send e-mail to email@example.com to order the book. The book was originally published in 2003 and has been out of print for a long time so use this opportunity to get this fantastic book telling the life story of late great Uriah Heep vocalist.
DAVID BYRON: EARLY SESSIONS VOL. 4 (Artistry)
Artistry Records has released the fourth volume of David Byron's early session work. From late 1960's to early 1970's before Uriah Heep became succesfull Byron did a lot of session work by singing cover versions of hit songs for Avenue Recordings. See additional information David Byron Discography section. You can buy the cd's e.g. at eBay.
CD tracklisting: DIZZY - SNAKE IN THE GRASS - THE BALLAD OF JOHN & YOKO - CURLY - MAMA TOLD ME NOT TO COME - RED BALLOON - SORRY SUZANNE - LOVE GROWS - BREAKAWAY - MY LITTLE LADY - ME AND MY LIFE - ON THE ROAD AGAIN - PROUD MARY - BABY I KNOW - NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE - LOLA - BET YER LIFE I DO - LADY D'ARBANVILLE - BREAKFAST ON PLUTO - HELLO WORLD.
There is also a compilation titled Top Of The Pops 60's released at the same time with various vocalists. This CD features Byron on five tracks that aren't available elsewhere: THE BOXER - HUSH... NOT A WORD TO MARY - TWO LITTLE BOYS - ONE LAST DANCE - YESTERDAY HAS GONE.
URIAH HEEP: OUTSIDER WHITE VINYL (Frontiers)
The latest album Outsider has been released as limited edition white vinyl. Already in June this was released as grey vinyl in addition to the normal black vinyl.
URIAH HEEP: CELEBRATION DOUBLE VINYL (earMUSIC)
The official 40th anniversary record Celebration was released for the first time on vinyl in August by earMUSIC. This is a double vinyl with the same track listing as the original Standard Edition CD. This special collection included re-recordings of classic Uriah Heep songs made by the line-up at the time plus two new songs 'Only Human' and 'Corridors Of Madness' added.
URIAH HEEP: OUTSIDER (Frontiers)
The new album Outsider has now been released and is available at all good record stores, also as digital download. Go to OUTSIDER info page where you'll information such as track listing, sound files, reviews, where the buy etc.
The track One Minute has also been released as digital single that includes both the album version as well as shorter Radio Edit. It is available also as special German language version titled Eine Minute.
INTELLIGENT MUSIC PROJECT II - MY KIND O' LOVIN' (+John Lawton) (Intelligent Music)
John Lawton is featured on album titled My Kind O' Lovin' which is continuation to The Power Of Mind release form 2012. Album features also Toto drummer Simon Phillips and vocalist Joseph Williams on four tracks while Lawton takes care of vocals on all other tracks. Album can be ordered eg. from record company Cherry Red Records at this address. Sound clips and other information is available at www.mykindoflovin.com.
BERGGREN KERSLAKE BAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM (AOR Heaven)
Lee Kerslake's first record release after leaving Uriah Heep saw the light of day in January when The Sun Has Gone Hazy, a new album by Berggren Kerslake Band was released. This is a collaboration with Kerslake and ex-Company Of Snakes & M3 vocalist Stefan Berggren. A five song EP Walk Tall was released digitally already erlier. Additional information at Lee Kerslake solo discography section.
URIAH HEEP: THE OFFICIAL BOOTLEG SERIES BOXSET (earMUSIC)
All releases in earMUSIC official bootleg series are now available as one boxed set. This nine disc set was released in December 2013 and it contains all six volumes released so far: Live At Sweden Rock 2009, Live In Budapest Hungary 2010, Live In Kawasaki Japan 2010, Live In Brisbane Australia 2011, Live In Athens Greece 2011 & Live At Rock Of Ages 2008.
URIAH HEEP: DEMONS AND WIZARDS & THE MAGICIAN'S BIRTHDAY COLOURED VINYLS (Wax Cathedral)
Wax Cathedral Records has released two classic Uriah Heep albums from 1972 as coloured vinyls. Demons And Wizards is pressed on green vinyl and The Magician's Birthday on blue vinyl. These are advertised to be high quality releases with authentically replicated artworks.
ONE MORE NIGHT - COLLECTOR'S RARITIES DVD (Laser Media)
Yet another cashing-in on previously released video clips released in different packaging like several similar releases before. Material most probably from early 1970's to 2000's, no proper info given on where the tracks are taken from but nothing here that hasn't been released before.
DAVID BYRON: THE EARLY SESSIONS VOL. 3 & SPIRIT IN THE SKY (Artistry)
Artistry Records has released two more CD's from David Byron's early session work. From late 1960's to early 1970's before Uriah Heep became succesfull vocalist David Byron did a lot of session work by singing cover versions of hit songs for Avenue Recordings. The Early Sessions Vol. 3 and compilation Spirit In The Sky are the latest two archive releases. See additional information, trackslistings, where to buy etc. at David Byron Discography section.
KEN HENSLEY & LIVE FIRE NEW STUDIO ALBUM "TROUBLE"
Ken Hensley has released a new studio album titled Trouble recorded with his band Live Fire which has been released by Cherry Red Records label Hear No Evil Recordings like the live album released earlier this year. Additional information at record company website.
URIAH HEEP: LIVE IN KAWASAKI RE-RELEASE
Official Live Bootleg Volume II: Live In Kawasaki Japan 2010 has been re-released in Japan by Ward Records. There are two bonus tracks added: live versions of Return To Fantasy & Sunrise recorded in Switzerland 2011.
URIAH HEEP: THE BYRON YEARS AND BEYOND - 2-DVD BOX
This release by Edel in Germany is a two disc set including previously released Live
In Concert & Live In The USA videos in one set.
URIAH HEEP: LIVE AT ROCK OF AGES
The sixth volume in the earMUSIC official bootleg series has been released. It was recorded at the Rock Of Ages festival in Seebron/Rottenburg in Germany in July 2008.Note! The concert is not from the actual Wake The Sleeper tour although the album was released at the time. the tour where the album was played in its entirety started in the Autumn 2008.
SALISBURY VINYL RE-RELEASE
Music On Vinyl has released Salisbury album from 1971 as remastered double vinyl edition. The bonus disc includes single b-sides and other rare tracks. All these have been released before on deluxe edition CD release in 2006 so it doesn't contain any new previously unreleased material. Check out the info at record company website.
KEN HENSLEY & LIVE FIRE: LIVE!!
Ken Hensley has released a live album titled simply Live!! recorded with his band Live Fire during German/Swiss tour in the Autumn of 2012. The line-up featured at that time still featured Eirikur Hauksson (vocals) & Sid Ringsby (bass). See record company website for more info and how to order.
URIAH HEEP LIVE VINYL RE-RELEASE
Music On Vinyl has released Uriah Heep Live from 1973 as 180 gr double vinyl. The tracklisting is the same as the original release. A double vinyl version of Salisbury album from 1971 will also be released in July with bonus tracks added to disc two. Check out the info at record company website.
KEN HENSLEY: NEW LIVE ALBUM
Ken Hensley has released a solo acoustic live album titled Live Tales recorded in Spain in August 2012. See record company website for more info and how to order.
URIAH HEEP 1990'S CD RE-RELEASES
Uriah Heep's three albums from the 1990's: Sea Of Light (1995), Spellbinder Live (1996) and Sonic Origami (1998) have been re-released on cd as remastered editions by Hear No Evil Recordings, there are also bonus tracks added to each release. See record company website for more info and how to order.
Hear No Evil is a label of Cherry Red Records. The company has released several Uriah Heep and related albums over the past few years. More information on the company you'll find at their website.
URIAH HEEP: CLASSIC ALBUM SELECTION
This set originally released on Sanctuary in 2011 titled 5 Original Albums has now been re-released titled Classic Album Selection including five original studio albums in card board sleeve.s The albums featured are: Demons And Wizards & The Magician's Birthday (both originally released in 1972), Fallen Angel (1978), Abominog (1982) & Raging Silence (1989). For some strange reason Raging Silence is included as 2006 deluxe expanded version and Abominog & Fallen Angel as 1997 original remastered versions all with bonus tracks but both Demons And Wizards & The Magician's Birthday as original cd versions without any bonus tracks.
THE GODS CD RE-RELEASES
Both albums by The Gods: Genesis (1968) and To Samuel A Son (1970) have been re-released on CD by Esoteric Recordings. The albums have been remastered from the original master tapes and booklet includes the original vinyl lp artwork. There are the same bonus tracks of non-album songs that were already on the original CD releases in the 1990's, in addition to that Genesis is a double cd with the original mono mixes of the album on disk two and To Samuel A Son has also the shorter single version of "Long Time Sad Time Bad Time" added.
This band included Uriah Heep members Ken Hensley, Lee Kerslake and Paul Newton and these records feature the first ever songs written by Hensley & Kerslake.
URIAH HEEP: EQUATOR & SEA OF LIGHT VINYL RE-RELEASES
German SPV has re-released Equator album from 1985 on red coloured vinyl. There's also a vinyl re-release of Sea Of Light album from 1995 on Sleuth Records.
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