Originally founded by sadly missed late vocalist David Byron and guitarist Mick Box, by now Uriah Heep has often been referred to as "one of the greatest bands from the `70s".
A definition that with no doubt tells one side of the story of this magnificent band that together with the more rewarded Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin have been defined the undisputed inventors of Hard Rock. But in contrast to these other great bands Uriah Heep have always been mainly focussed on the flowery and melodic aspect of the genre.
Many of Uriah Heep's songs sparkle due to sophisticated songwriting, fascinating harmony backing vocals and unexcelled catchy melodies. During the years the band ran through an amazing number of reformations, with Mick Box always at the helm, supported by the great talent of ex Bowie/Ziggy band Trevor Bolder on bass who shared most of the Uriah Heep history with him.
Like all bands, Uriah Heep went through highs and lows but their audience never stopped loving them, probably because Uriah Heep music never let them down and remained at high levels even in the darkest moments. In their 40-year musical career Uriah Heep accomplished the release of 21 studio-albums.
Altogether their records sold more than 30 million units worldwide.
Today's line-up is Mick Box (Guitar/Vocals),Bernie Shaw (Lead Vocal), Trevor Bolder (Bass), Phil Lanzon (Keyboards/Vocals) and Russell Gilbrook (Percussion/Vocals).
With the exception of the new extraordinary drummer Gilbrook, this line up is by far the most enduring of all.
1. Wake The Sleeper
2. Return To Fantasy
3. Only Human
4. Book of Lies
5. Bird of Prey
6. Corridors of Madness
7. Love in Silence
10. Free Me