Different World (Uriah Heep album)

Different World is the 18th studio album by British rock group Uriah Heep, released in 1991 in Europe and Japan, but not in North America. Different World was the first Uriah Heep studio album from which no single was released in the UK. It is the second studio album to feature this line-up. Bass guitarist Trevor Bolder produced the album and has said that, although it was an experience, he found it tricky wearing the hats of both band member/musician and producer.

Different World
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1991
StudioChapel Studios, Thoresby, Lincolnshire,
Fairview Studios, Wilerby, Hull, East Yorkshire
GenrePop metal[1][2]
LabelLegacy (UK and Japan)
Roadrunner (Europe)
ProducerTrevor Bolder
Uriah Heep chronology
Raging Silence
Different World
Sea of Light
Singles from Different World
  1. "Different World"
    Released: 1991 (Germany only)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal5/10[2]
Rock Hard7.0/10[3]

The UK vinyl and cassette releases had the lyrics on the inner sleeve: the CD had nothing at all printed inside the insert, although whether this was by accident or design is unclear. Subsequent CD reissues printed the lyrics and had bonus tracks.

The UK tour was Heep's first in support of a new studio product since 1985. They had played just the one UK show for Raging Silence.

The track "Which Way Will the Wind Blow" is not to be confused with "Which Way Did the Wind Blow", a track performed by Shaw and Lanzon in their previous band Grand Prix in 1980.

Track listingsEdit

1."Blood on Stone"Trevor Bolder4:38
2."Which Way Will the Wind Blow"Bolder4:52
3."All God's Children"Mick Box, Phil Lanzon4:20
4."All for One"Bolder4:27
5."Different World"Box, Lanzon4:15
6."Step by Step"Bolder4:07
7."Seven Days"Box, Lanzon3:35
8."First Touch"Lanzon3:54
9."One on One"Box, Lanzon4:05
10."Cross That Line"Box, Lanzon5:35
CD edition bonus track
11."Stand Back"Box, Lanzon3:57
Total length:47:45
1998 remastered edition bonus tracks
11."Stand Back" 3:59
12."Blood Red Roses" (remix)Peter Goalby3:52
13."Hold Your Head Up" (new edit)Rod Argent, Chris White4:22
14."Rockarama" (1987 live version)Box, Bolder, Goalby, Lee Kerslake, John Sinclair10:03
Total length:66:04
2006 Deluxe Edition bonus tracks
11."Stand Back" 3:57
12."Powers of Addiction" (demo)Bolder4:12
13."Holy Roller" (extended version)Box, Bolder, Kerslake, Lanzon, Bernie Shaw5:03
14."Blood on Stone" (extended version) 7:03
15."Cross That Line" (extended version) 5:59
Total length:70:02


Uriah Heep
Additional musicians
  • Roy Neave – engineer, mixing, computer programming
  • Mat Kemp – engineer


  1. ^ a b Anderson, Jason. "Uriah Heep - Different World review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b Popoff, Martin (1 August 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 471. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9.
  3. ^ "Reviews: Uriah Heep - Different World". Rock Hard (in German). No. 49. 22 March 1991. Retrieved 17 February 2019.