Saturday, June 20, 2015

Uriah Heep - s/t (first L.P. U.S. edition) a.k.a. Very 'evy, Very 'umble (Europe) 1971

Who doesn't love "Heep"? 
Formed in London in 1969 and regarded as one of the seminal hard rock acts of the early 70's who heralded the progressive rock movement of the decade, Heep's progressive/art rock/heavy metal fusions distinctive features have always included a heavy keyboard sound, strong vocal harmonies, and in the early years, David Byron's quasi-operatic vocals.12 of the bands albums have made it to the U.K. albums chart, while one of the fifteen Uriah Heep albums Demons and Wizards was the most successful. (#23, 1972)  Along with Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep had become one of the top bands in the early 70's - one of the "Big 4"of Hard Rock. This is their first album. It was titled "Very 'evy, Very 'umble" in England, on Vertigo Records. Where as in America, it is simply eponymous.

This bio to be continued as I'm sure there will be more Uriah Heep posts to follow...

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