Tag Archives: Uriah Heep

Album review: CAPTAIN BEYOND – Lost And Found 1972–1973

Cleopatra [Release date 02.06.17] Somewhat of a trans-Atlantic supergroup in their day, Captain Beyond formed in 1971 and originally featured guitarist Larry Rhino Reinhardt and bassist Lee Dorman (both of Iron Butterfly), original Deep Purple vocalist Rod Evans (wanting to … Continue reading

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Album review: URIAH HEEP Reissues (Look At Yourself, Demons And Wizards, The Magician’s Birthday)

URIAH HEEP - Look At Yourself

BMG [Release date 31.03.17] As we opined when reviewing the first tranche of Heep reissues, we would question the merits of adding a second disc with the “alternative”  album version as reimagined by Heep fan and collector Robert Corich under … Continue reading

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Album review: URIAH HEEP – Salisbury (reissue)

URIAH HEEP - Salisbury

BMG [Release date 28.10.16] The Heep reissue series continues with their 1971 “progressive” offering, and reinforced with a bonus “alternative” disc including  previously unreleased material.  Cynics might wonder why we are again being ask to re-buy the music of our … Continue reading

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Quick plays: LISA WEINT, AVI ROSENFIELD

Lisa Weint - Vurbei

LISA WEINT Vurbei Three piece band from Austria who formed in 2012 and who consist of Markus Baumgartner (vocals) , Ronald Wintersteiner (synths/vocals) and Tomasz Ploszajski (guitar). The band have an interesting mix of the lighter metal moments of say … Continue reading

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Album review: GUNHILL – Nightheat/One Over The Eight (John Lawton)

GUNHILL - Nightheat/One Over The Eight

In 2012 David Randall interviewed John Lawton for an hour-long special on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  In this exclusive edit he chats about the band Gunhill.  (2:36) JLB Media/Gunhill [Release date 08.07.16] Gunhill is the missing link in the … Continue reading

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Album review: URIAH HEEP – The Classic Rock Years (6 Disc Box Set)

URIAH HEEP - The Classic Rock Years (6 Disc Box Set)

In June 2014 David Randall chatted to Bernie Shaw for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio and in this exclusive edit Bernie chats about setlists and his own early involvement with the band. (6:21) The Store For Music [Release date 24.06.16] … Continue reading

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Album review: OSIBISA – Singles A’s B’s &12 Inches

OSIBISA – Singles A

Repertoire [Release date 18.09.15] It’s hard to know just who this album is aimed at, as long term fans will have the album highlights (particularly the early career material), but will have little interest in a series of outtakes, coffee … Continue reading

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Album review: LUCIFER’S FRIEND – Awakening (featuring John Lawton)

LUCIFER

This is an extract from a John Lawton Special, broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in November 2012. (6:13) More information Lucifers Records [Release date 13.04.15] 2-CD When I interviewed John Lawton in 2012 I was fascinated with his … Continue reading

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Album review: SPOOKY TOOTH – The Island Years (An Anthology) 1967-74

SPOOKY TOOTH – The Island Years (An Anthology) 1967-74

This is an edited version of the interview with Spooky Tooth keyboard player/vocalist Mike Harrison that appeared on the Pete Feenstra Feature, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 17 May 2015 (13:16) UMC [Release date 27.04.15] ‘The Island Years’ is a … Continue reading

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Album review: CHALICE – Overyears Sensation

CHALICE – Overyears Sensation

Keiler Records [Release date 13.02.15] German rockers Chalice hail from Hamburg and have supported the likes of Deep Purple and Uriah Heep in the past, two bands who have obviously had an influence on the band over the years. Classic … Continue reading

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Gig review: URIAH HEEP – Old Market, Brighton, 8 May 2015

Uriah Heep - The Old Market, Brighton, 10 May 2015

An incredible 45 years after their debut album, Uriah Heep could be gently coasting towards retirement, but on this evidence the band who on their debut professed to be ‘very ‘eavy and very humble’ are rocking harder than ever. This … Continue reading

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News: URIAH HEEP, CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL, THE FACES – 12 February 2015

Uriah Heep, Giants Of Rock - 9 February 2014

URIAH HEEP Sat April 25 HOLMFIRTH Picturedrome Sun April 26 LEAMINGTON SPA Assembly Tue April 28 YORK Fibbers Wed April 29 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Riverside Tue May 05 BRISTOL Marble Factory Wed May 06 SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms Fri May 08 … Continue reading

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Album review: URIAH HEEP- Live at Koko (CD/DVD)

URIAH HEEP- Live at Koko

Frontiers Records [Release date 20.02.15] Uriah Heep’s long career has been punctuated by regular live albums – 1973’s ‘Live’ with original singer David Byron, the Live In Moscow opus which opened up what was to become their longest-running line up … Continue reading

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News: URIAH HEEP radio feature and interview on eve of album release

Uriah Heep

Photo: Simon Dunkerley Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 8 June, 22:00 GMT Monday 9 June, 22:00 and Friday 13, 22:00 repeat Uriah Heep’s new album ‘Outsider’ is released this week and in an hour special, frontman Bernie Shaw tells … Continue reading

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Album review: URIAH HEEP – Outsider

Uriah Heep - Outsider

In this interview extract, Bernie discusses the album making process (7:39) The feature version of the interview will be broadcast in the first hour of David Randall’s weekly radio show, Sunday 8 June, at 22:00 GMT. More information Frontiers [Release … Continue reading

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Gig review: GIANTS OF ROCK, Butlins, Minehead, 7- 9 February 2014

Giants Of Rock - 7-9 February 2014

Floods, rain, rock music, more rain, howling wind, storms, seagulls, climactic guitar solos, wigs, trannies, vestal virgins, tarts, vicars, hot dogs, oceans of beer and more rain. It could only be Butlins Giants of Rock! Although the Giants of Rock didn’t … Continue reading

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Gig review: URIAH HEEP – Tivoli, Buckley, 6 February 2014

Bernie Shaw, Uriah Heep - February 2014

Chatting at length to Bernie Shaw I suddenly realised that vocalists usually need to rest their voice before a gig.  He agreed.  But his real complaint was the woeful heating in the semi-legendary ‘Tiv’ and a lack of TLC for … Continue reading

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Album review: BERGGREN KERSLAKE BAND – The Sun Has Gone Hazy

Berggren Kerslake Band - The Sun Has Gone Hazy

AOR Heaven www.aorheaven.net  [Released 27.01.14] An interesting one this as it sees the return of legendary drummer Lee Kerslake of Uriah Heep and Ozzy Osbourne fame, working with Stefan Berggren, who has sung in a number of bands including Company … Continue reading

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Album review: THE SWEET – Live at the Marquee 1986

Angel Air www.angelair.co.uk (released 4th August) Recorded back in 1986 this version of the Sweet featured original members Andy Scott (guitars/vocals) and Mick Tucker (drums), joined by Mal McNulty (bass), Paul Mario Day (vocals) and Phil Lanzon (keyboards). The recording … Continue reading

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Gig Review: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 1 – Donington Park,14 June 2013

First a quick recap of last year’s Download festival, mud, mud and more mud, oh and some cracking rock music. After the mudfest of last year even the hardiest of rock fans must have thought twice before shelling out for … Continue reading

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Quick plays: URIAH HEEP, SAMSON, SIR REG

SAMSON – Head On Lemon / Cherry Red A real NWoBHM classic here, Samson’s second album and the first to feature vocalist Bruce Bruce, aka Bruce Dickinson. Samson issued what is widely considered one of the first NWoBHM LPs in … Continue reading

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Gig review: Uriah Heep, Islington Assembly Hall, 27 February 2013

Uriah Heep, 21 February 2013

Nearly 45 years into their career, Uriah Heep are seemingly indestructible, still treading the boards with an enthusiasm that puts younger bands to shame. Sadly bassist Trevor Bolder was absent recovering from a major operation (which oddly went unmentioned from … Continue reading

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Gig review: URIAH HEEP – The Tivoli, Buckley, 21 February 2013

Virgil & The Accelerators - Buckley, 21 November 2013

That anyone can pay £20 to see one of the UK’s most enduring rock bands, and then gawp at their phone looking at the football results, may say more about the state of music in 2013 and – moreover -  … Continue reading

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10 Q’s with John Sinclair (OZZY/URIAH HEEP)

John Sinclair has played keyboards for Uriah Heep, Ozzy Osbourne, the Cult and more. He now spends his time running music workshops, private therapy sessions and online counseling. Find out more at his website 1. What are you currently up to? … Continue reading

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URIAH HEEP – Official Bootleg Vol 5: Live In Athens, Greece 2011

Ear Music/Edel 2012 The latest live instalment of the Heep legacy kicks off in fine fashion with “Overload”, a solid number, but by the sound of the banter, we’re already  a numbers into the show. The UK prog organ grinding … Continue reading

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