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BMG Announce Extensive Reissue Program Of Albums By British Hard Rock Legends URIAH HEEP

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 1:30 PM


Your Turn To Remember Anthology Out October 28th

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BMG are delighted to announce an extensive reissue program commencing in 2016 and continuing through 2017, of the seminal albums by British hard rock legends URIAH HEEP, who are one of the big four along with LED ZEPPELIN, DEEP PURPLE and BLACK SABBATH.

Created with the full collaboration of HEEP themselves and curated by guitarist and founding member Mick Box, the reissues come as 2CD expanded packages, with the original LPs on CD1 re-mastered by renowned engineer Andy Pearce of LOU REED and BLACK SABBATH fame and complete with liner notes by the bestselling rock author Joel McIver. Box and HEEP’s sometime member Ken Hensley, composer of many of the band’s best-known songs, contribute to each album’s notes.

The reissue program kicks off with a new URIAH HEEP anthology, Your Turn To Remember: The Definitive Anthology 1970-1990. Evoking an era when prog, hard rock and heavy metal co-existed in an era of glorious, boundary-breaking music, the songs on this 2CD collection trace the evolution of HEEP from inexperienced studio musicians with everything to prove to bona fide, limo inhabiting rock stars. The Anthology cherry picks tracks from some of HEEP’s most celebrated albums including Demons And Wizards, Look At Yourself, Return To Fantasy, Equator, Conquest and The Magicians Birthday.

As Mick Box explains: “We were very green! If the engineer had said, ‘Stand in a fire bucket and plug your guitar into that radiator’, we probably would have done it. We had no experience of the studio at all. Two years later we were in America, playing to between 10,000 and 20,000 people a night. We were in a big bubble, with all the private Learjets and so on: I don’t think I went through an airport for 10 years! We were picked up by limos on the tarmac, and all that stuff. We’d take whole floors of hotels, with bodyguards outside each room. It got to those heady, silly heights, but I was personally always up for the fun of it. I never believed it was going to continue, but some did, which was a bit unfortunate...”

Additionally released in 2016 is HEEP’s 1970 debut album ...Very ’Eavy ...Very ’Umble - a must-buy for many fans. Originally released on the magnificent Vertigo spiral label with original mint condition first pressings now commanding a price of $600+, it is bursting at the seams with creativity and a desire to make a mark in the most fertile era that rock music has ever known, the album was a powerful statement of intent, showcasing the incredible vocals of the late David Byron. Witness the opening cut "Gypsy", the musicians stop and start on a dime in a classic opening sequence before Byron’s soaring vocals introduce the ever-lovin’ subject matter. Hensley’s immense organ solo, which not only occupies most of the song’s midsection, but also restarts the entire song towards its back end, is a showcase of a young, hot musician with everything to prove. The musicianship shines bright throughout the album; from the Hendrix inspired blues rocker "Real Turned On", and the Mellotron soaked "Come Away Melinda", to the bombastic "Dreammare" and majestic closer "Wake Up (Set Your Sights)", Heep’s debut showcased a very promising new rock band flexing some serious musical muscle.

This new issue of ‘Eavy brings together the newly re-mastered original album with a second disc of never before issued alternate mixes. Three tracks on CD2 are from the late period SPICE (pre-HEEP) sessions (just prior to Ken Hensley joining the fold) and the rest are all from the Very ‘Eavy sessions, recorded over a period of several months in late 1969 and early 1970. These bonus tracks were recently discovered by HEEP uber fan, Robert Corich who has a library of unreleased music used across these re-issues.

Box adds: “Creativity in URIAH HEEP was at a peak at the time. Nobody was breathing down our necks, so we moved into a more progressive field after ...Very ’Eavy ...Very ’Umble. We were getting into a period where we would just write things and let them go where they wanted to go, rather than writing to a format. Not that there had been a format before, but this time we really let our hair down, if you like! We decided that there would be no restrictions whatsoever.”

Organist Ken Hensley looks back at this era fondly, saying: “It was beginning to sink in that we were onto something. The management company, the record company, the publishing company and everyone else were all on board, and we had made a bit of an impact with the first album, especially in Europe, so we had some momentum. I took most of the tracks in their rawest forms to the band, and together we turned them into full songs.”

The URIAH HEEP reissue program continues with 1970’s Salisbury, featuring the huge international hit, "Lady In Black".

Your Turn To Remember: The Definitive Anthology 1970-1990 Tracklist:

Disc 1

  • "Gypsy"
  • "Come Away Melinda"
  • "Bird Of Prey"
  • "Lady In Black"
  • "Look At Yourself"
  • "July Morning" – Japanese Single Edit
  • "Easy Livin’"
  • "The Wizard"
  • "Sunrise"
  • "Sweet Lorraine"
  • "Stealin’"
  • "Sweet Freedom"
  • "The Shadows And The Wind"
  • "Suicidal Man"
  • "Return To Fantasy"
  • "Devil’s Daughter"
Disc 2
  • "Weep In Silence"
  • "Can’t Keep A Good Band Down"
  • "Sympathy"
  • "Firefly"
  • "Free N’ Easy"
  • "Free Me"
  • "Woman Of The Night"
  • "Come Back To Me"
  • "It Ain’t Easy"
  • "No Return"
  • "Too Scared To Run"
  • "Chasing Shadows"
  • "Straight Through The Heart"
  • "The Other Side Of Midnight"
  • "Rockarama"
  • "Poor Little Rich Girl"
  • "Voice On My TV"
You can purchase the releases here:

Salisbury - Out Friday, October 28th, 2016
Your Turn To Remember - Out Now
...Very ’Eavy ...Very ’Umble - Out Now


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