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Original Vertigo cover:
Very 'Eavy ... Very 'Umble Vertigo cover
Vertigo 6360006

Bronze re-release cover:
Very 'Eavy ... Very 'Umble Bronze cover
Mercury SR-61294

North American Uriah Heep LP:
Uriah Heep US cover
Mercury SR-61294

Expanded De-luxe Edition CD:
Very 'Eavy ... Very 'Umble Deluxe Edition cover


German Gypsy single:
German Gypsy single cover
Vertigo 6059020

French Gypsy single:
French Gypsy single cover
Vertigo 6059020

Spanish Gypsy single:
Spanish  Gypsy single cover
Vertigo 6059020

Italian Gypsy single:
Italian  Gypsy single cover
Vertigo 6059025

Italian Gypsy single #2:
Italian Gypsy single #2 cover
Island WIP 26531

Peruvian Wake Up EP:
Peruvian Wake Up EP cover
Vertigo 6277100

VERY 'EAVY ... VERY 'UMBLE

Released in June 1970
Vertigo 6360006 (re-released 1971 Bronze ILPS 9142)

Side A
1. GYPSY (Box/Byron) 6.37
2. WALKING IN YOUR SHADOW (Newton/Byron) 4.31
3. COME AWAY MELINDA (Hellerman/Minkoff) 3.46
4. LUCY BLUES (Box/Byron) 5.09

Side B
1. DREAMMARE (Newton) 4.39
2. REAL TURNED ON (Box/Byron) 3.37
3. IíLL KEEP ON TRYING (Box/Byron) 5.24
4. WAKE UP (Set Your Sights) (Box/Byron) 6.22
DAVID BYRON - Lead Vocals
KEN HENSLEY - Organ, Slide Guitar, Mellotron,
   Piano and Vocals
MICK BOX - Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
PAUL NEWTON - Bass Guitar, Vocals
OLLIE OLSSON - Drums, Percussion

Our Thanks To:
ALEX NAPIER - Drums on all tracks 
excepting 'Dreammare' & 'Lucy Blues'
COLIN WOOD - Keyboard on 'Melinda' & 'Wake Up'

RECORDING: Lansdowne Sudios, London
RECORDING ENGINEER: Peter Gallen
MIXING ENGINEERS: Peter Gallen and Peter Olliff
PRODUCTION: Gerry Bron for Hit Record
Productions Limited
PHOTOGRAPHS: Pete Smith 
SLEEVE DESIGN: Robin Nicoll (Design Machine)
RECORDED EARLY 1970
In U.S.A. and Canada this album was released with a different cover and titled only 'Uriah Heep' (Mercury SR-61294). Also track listing was different: 'Lucy Blues' was replaced by 'Bird Of Prey'. North American track listing:
Side A
1. GYPSY
2. WALKING IN YOUR SHADOW
3. COME AWAY MELINDA
4. BIRD OF PREY (Box/Byron/Hensley/Newton) 4.08

Side B
1. DREAMMARE
2. REAL TURNED ON
3. I'LL KEEP ON TRYING
4. WAKE UP (Set Your Sights)
Original vinyl artwork Very 'Eavy ... Very 'Umble Very 'Eavy ... Very 'Umble BONUS TRACKS ON 1996 REMASTERED CD: 1. GYPSY [single edit] (Box/Byron) 2.57 Edited and remixed from album version. Released on several singles and compilations. 2. COME AWAY MELINDA [alternate version] (Hellerman/Minkoff) 3.42 Out-take. 3. BORN IN A TRUNK [alternate version] (Box/Byron) 3.45 Out-take, this song appeared for the first time on ĎThe Lansdowne Tapesí (1993). BONUS TRACKS ON 2003 EXPANDED DE-LUXE EDITION CD: 1. BIRD OF PREY [original version] (Box/Byron/Hensley/Newton) 4.08 Originally b-side of ĎGypsyí single in Europe, also on North American versions of 1st album replacing ĎLucy Bluesí. Re-recorded version on ĎSalisburyí (1971). 2. BORN IN A TRUNK [alternate version] (Box/Byron) 4.31 Out-take, this song appeared for the first time on ĎThe Lansdowne Tapesí (1993). 3. COME AWAY MELINDA [alternate version] (Hellerman/Minkoff) 4.10 Out-take. 4. GYPSY [extended mix] (Box/Byron) 5.17 Remixed from album version. 5. WAKE UP (SET YOUR SIGHTS) [alternate version] (Box/Byron) 6.23 Out-take. 6. BORN IN A TRUNK [instrumental version] (Box/Byron) 4.37 Out-take, this song appeared for the first ime on ĎThe Lansdowne Tapesí (1993). 7. DREAMMARE [live version] (Newton) 3.08 Recorded for BBC Radio 1970, previously unreleased recording. 8. GYPSY [live version] (Box/Byron) 5.17 Recorded for BBC Radio 1970, previously unreleased recording. ALBUM RE-RELEASES (UK, Germany & US only) Vertigo 6360006 1970 UK Bronze ILPS 9142 1971 UK Bronze BRNA 142 1977 UK Castle CLALP 105 1986 UK Bronze 85690 IT 1970 GER Bronze 85690 ET 1975 GER Bronze 28763 ET 1977 GER Mercury SR-61294 1970 US ("Uriah Heep") Mercury 6338 963 197? US ("Uriah Heep") Mercury ML-8004 197? US ("Uriah Heep") SINGLE RELEASES (released with picture sleeve unless otherwise indicated) Gypsy (edit) / Bird Of Prey (Germany) Vertigo 6059020 Gypsy (edit) / Bird Of Prey (France) Vertigo 6059020 Gypsy (edit) / Bird Of Prey (Spain) Vertigo 6059020 Gypsy (edit) / Bird Of Prey (New Zealand) no picture sleeve Vertigo 6059020 Gypsy (edit) / Come Away Melinda (Italy) Vertigo 6059025 Gypsy (edit) / Lady In Black (edit) (Italy, released 1972) Island WIP 26531 Gypsy (edit) / Real Turned On (U.S. & Canada) no picture sleeve Mercury 73103 Wake Up (Set Your Sights) (edit) / Come Away Melinda (U.S.) no picture sleeve Mercury 73145 Wake Up (part 1) - Wake Up (part 2) / Gypsy (edit) - Walking In Your Shadow (edit) - Bird Of Prey (edit) (Peru, 33 1/3 rpm) Vertigo 6277100 LYRICS
GYPSY

I was only seventeen
I fell in love with a gypsy queen
She told me: "Hold on"
Her father was the leading man
Said: "Youíre not welcome
On our land"
And then as a foe, he told me to go

He took me to a little shack
And put a whip across my back
Then told her: "Leave me"
I was out for quite a time
Came back with her on my mind
Sweet little girl
She means all the world

Oh, I want my qypsy queen
Will she still be torn between
Her father and lover
One day I will go to him
Strong enough to fight and win
The kind of a man
That heíll understand


WALKING IN YOUR SHADOW

Iím walking in your shadow
Ever since you went away
And the clock on the wall
Really hasnít very much to say
Oh, you left me bleeding
And left me needing you

In so very many ways
I was trying to attract your mind
But Iím the lonely one
ĎCause Iíve had to leave it all behind

Lied and deceiving
Why should I be grieving you

Ride on a golden wave
Set sail for the sun
Make every cloud your slave
Donít be alone

When I get back from my trip
Of the ocean wide
Still walking in your shadow
And still looking for
Somewhere to hide

If I am worse off
Itís all because of you
Itís all because of you


COME AWAY MELINDA

Daddy, daddy, come and look
See what I have found
A little ways away from here
While digging in the ground

Come away Melinda
Come in and close the door
It's nothing, just a picture-book
They had before the war

Daddy, daddy, come and see
Daddy, come and look
Why, there's four or five
Little Melinda girls
Inside my picture book

Come away Melinda
Come in and close the door
There were lots of little girls like you
Before they had the war

Oh Daddy, daddy, come and see
Daddy, hurry do
Why, there's someone
In a pretty dress
She's all grown up like you
Won't you tell me why 

Come away Melinda
Come in and close the door
That someone is your Mummy
You had before the war

Daddy, daddy, tell me if you can
Why can't things be
The way they were
Before the war began

Come away Melinda
Come in and close the door
The answer lies in yesterday
Before they had the war


LUCY BLUES
not on North American version

Well, the very first time
I saw you darling
Not one single word
Would come to my lips

Yes, the very first time
I saw you darling
Not one single word
Would come to my lips

You see, I was so afraid
You wouldnít love me
I wanna tell you right now
I was frightened right down
To my fingertips

So baby, when you went away
That unlucky day last September
I was like a little lost boy
In the wilderness
Baby baby baby ...
When you went away
I was like a little lost boy
In the wilderness

And Iíve just been sitting here
Thinking of everybody
Iíve ever known
Well, you know
I still love you the best
Yeah, the best


BIRD OF PREY (original version)
on North American version only

I can see that look that says beware
Try to move in closer if you dare
So I will sit and play
My waiting game
And for a while I know
Sheíll do the same
Oh no!

Watches like an eagle from its tree
And like a bird of prey
She captures me
But I am older and
More wise than you
Bird of prey
Straight into me you flew
Oh no!

Now every time I tried to set her free
Iím glad to say she comes
Right back to me
But if I knew she didnít want to stay
I wouldnít try to keep that
Lovely bird of prey

DREAMMARE

Grinning demons, smiling sideways
Laughing in my face
Here within my troubled sleep
Thereís such a lonely place
Running fast but never moving
I canít get away
Strange but realistic objects
Making me their prey

Then itís gone as fast as it came
Evil dream
Changing like the sun turn to rain
It would seem

La la la la la ...

Dining with the gods of beauty
On a distant shore
Tasting fruits of untold sweetness
Never seen before
Dancing stars with crystal voices
Beckon with their eyes
Unicorn of many colours
Rides to paradise

Then itís gone as fast as it came
Peaceful scene
Changing like the sun turns to rain
It would seem

La la la la la ...

Sleepless nights that last a lifetime
Crucify my head
Dreams of peace and then disaster
Wish that I were dead
Looking for the end of darkness
Seeking out the day
For escape with speed unthought of
Bearing me away

Then itís gone as fast as it came
Peaceful scene
Changing like the sun turns to rain
It would seem

Come into my dream


REAL TURNED ON

Girl, before you go now
Thereís one thing I wanted to do
Thatís get you to come back
Because I wanna make love to you

Got me real turned on
Yes, you have

But thereís something in your eyes
Telling me you have to go
Something in your eyes
But youíre trying not to let it show

Got me real turned on

Next time you come over
Iíll buy you a bottle of wine
Just take a little drink
And everything will turn out fine
Yes, it will

Whoa baby, do you know
What Iíve got in mind
Can you guess what it is
Or do you want it on the line

Got me real turned
Got me real turned
Got me real turned
Got me real turned on


IíLL KEEP ON TRYING

You came to me
With all of your lies
And I was taken in so well
It took me quite a time
To see the disguise
You made it very hard to tell
Now here you are again
But youíre begging in vain
ĎCause I really donít want to know

You came to me
With a little bit of charm
You had me down on my knees
I didnít really think
There was any harm
But all you ever did was tease
You took all the love
That I ever had to give
There was nothing left to show

Well, I remember everything
Everything around me
The long dark of winter
Till the breath of spring
Came close enough to drown me

So Iím gonna keep on trying
Till I feel like dying
And I lay down and pass away
But that wonít happen till tomorrow
And by then I can
Borrow another day
So Iím gonna keep on trying


WAKE UP (Set Your Sights)

Wake up, set your sights
For never shall we fail
Stand up for your rights
And justice will prevail

Youíre listening
Through endless nights
And decision is your goal
So wake up, set your sights
Oh, the time is right for your role
Yeah, for your role

Wake up, wake up, wake up
Set your sights
Never, never, never
Shall we fail
Stand up, stand up, stand up
For your rights
Justice, justice, justice
Will prevail

There in the morning
Flying over the hills
While men are yawning
They are crushed by our wills
Never have I witnessed
People in fear
Not like today
Not in many a year

Go kill another
There are more close behind
"No" screams a mother
"Are you out of your mind"
Though they are shattered
They just donít seem to yield
Bodies are scattered
In all parts of the field

Oh no, did I tell you
What would happen if you tried
"Oh god, stop this killing!"
Said a young man
Before he died


BORN IN A TRUNK
out-take, on remastered cd only

You were born in a trunk
Everyone talkiní about you
You were born in a trunk
Where would they be without you

You better move off the rails
People begin to look subways
You better move off the rails
You wonít even listen to my way

Iím liviní in shame
People say I donít matter
Iím liviní in shame

You were born in a trunk
Everyone talkiní about you
You were born in a trunk
Where would they be without you

You better move off the rails
People begin to look subways
You better move off the rails
You wonít even listen to my way