Concert Summary David Byron – vocals Mick Box – guitar, vocals Gary Thain – bass, vocals Lee Kerslake – drums, vocals Ken Hensley – keyboards, vocals When they were at their most popular circa 1974, when this concert was recorded for the King Biscuit Flower Hour, Uriah Heep was consistently selling out large theaters and mid-sized arenas. This show, recorded in San Diego, was captured in one of the band’s strongest US markets. Presenting a radio friendly blend of hard rock and British progressive rock, the Heep (as they were called) had become a rock ‘n’ roll mainstay on FM stations across the US with songs like “Easy Livin’,” “Stealin'” and “July Morning.” Those songs, and many others, make up this concert, which is really a greatest hits collection recorded live. “Heep was as powerful as any band anywhere,” said keyboardist, vocalist and chief writer, Ken Hensley in July 1999, when this show was originally re-mixed for CD release, “and this night, so long ago, was a powerful night. Not perfect, but powerful!” Hensley is referring to the fact that the show was recorded with a few technical glitches and a less than perfect performance by the band, but what is lacking in musical perfection is more than made up for by a highly energetic performance. Featuring the classic Heep lineup of Hensley, bassist Gary Thain, guitarist Mick Box, drummer Lee Kerslake, and vocalist David Byron, this show features the career music of a band that saw considerable commercial success, but …
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Lo scorso aprile, URIAH HEEP, hanno pubblicato su Frontiers Records il loro ventitreesimo album dal titolo ‘Into The Wild’. La storica band inglese hard & heavy ha compiuto 40 anni di intensa attività ed ora è pronta a tornare on the road per uno show improntato sui nuovi brani ma anche su pietre miliari del rock come ad esempio “The Wizard”, “Free ‘n Easy”, “Sunrise”, “Easy Livin’” e “July Morning”.
Great song this classic hard rock band with John Lawton from Innocent Victim album; lyrics: I was walking alone thru a side show With passion and pain on each side. Something inside me was calling For a chance to stay alive. At the time I didn’t know what was calling As my head was buried in grief. Today I heard what was crying. My FREEDOM calling me And we all make our choices Like a blind man feels his way, And the choice I’ve made is simple: Passion over pain. When I got to the end of the side show And looked back to where I had been, My eyes filled with teardrops of loneliness For the ones who will never be free And we all make our choices Like a blind man feels his way, And the choice I’ve made is simple: Passion over pain. I thought of the children in the side show As they wandered around so confused. Some day they’ll make their decision But which one will they choose? And we all make our choices Like a blind man feels his way, And the choice I’ve made is simple: Passion over pain. Video Rating: 4 / 5