Fallen Angel (Uriah Heep album)

Fallen Angel is the 12th studio album by British rock band Uriah Heep, released in September 1978 by Bronze Records in the UK and Chrysalis Records in the US. Fallen Angel only reached No. 186 in the US Billboard 200, but in Germany, the band were at the height of their popularity. On this album, the band moved toward an AOR sound, as opposed to the progressive rock of previous albums.[3]

Fallen Angel
FallenAngel(album).jpg
Cover art by Chris Achilleos
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1978
RecordedApril, July and August 1978
StudioRoundhouse Recording Studios, London, UK
Genre
Length39:36
LabelBronze
Chrysalis (North America)
ProducerGerry Bron, Ken Hensley
Uriah Heep chronology
Innocent Victim
(1977)
Fallen Angel
(1978)
Conquest
(1980)
Singles from Fallen Angel
  1. "Love or Nothing" / "Gimme Love"
    Released: July 1978 (Germany and Australia)
  2. "Come Back to Me" / "Cheater"
    Released: October 1978
  3. "One More Night" / "Fallen Angel"
    Released: 1978 (Germany)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal4/10[2]

The album was remastered and reissued by Castle Communications in 1997 with four bonus tracks, and again in 2004 in an expanded deluxe edition.

ArtworkEdit

The album was originally released in a gatefold sleeve, opening vertically rather than the customary horizontal axis. The lyrics were printed on the LP liner. The artwork was licensed from artist Chris Achilleos. Achilleos's website lists the original artwork as missing. The same artist designed the cover for the Whitesnake album Lovehunter a year later.

Track listingsEdit

All tracks are written by Ken Hensley, except where indicated.

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Woman of the Night"Mick Box, John Lawton, Lee Kerslake4:07
2."Falling in Love" 2:59
3."One More Night (Last Farewell)" 3:35
4."Put Your Lovin' on Me"Lawton4:08
5."Come Back to Me"Kerslake, Hensley4:22
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Whad'ya Say" 3:41
7."Save It"Trevor Bolder, Pete McDonald3:33
8."Love or Nothing" 3:02
9."I'm Alive"Lawton4:18
10."Fallen Angel" 4:51
1997 remastered edition bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Cheater" (B-side to "Come Back to Me") 4:04
12."Gimme Love (Struttin')" (outtake originally titled "Struttin'", but renamed "Gimme Love" and used as B-side to the European release of "Love or Nothing")Box, Bolder, Kerslake, Lawton3:16
13."A Right to Live" (previously unreleased promo B-side)Lawton3:37
14."Been Hurt" (previously unreleased original version with John Lawton on vocals) 5:05
Total length:55:38
2004 Expanded deluxe Edition bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."A Right to Live"Lawton3:36
12."Cheater" 4:04
13."Gimme Love (Struttin')"Box, Bolder, Kerslake, Lawton3:17
14."Last Farewell" (alternate version of "One More Night") 3:20
15."Street Lady" (alternate version of "Woman of the Night") 3:42
16."Struttin'" (alternate version of "Gimme Love")Box, Bolder, Kerslake, Lawton3:16
17."Falling in Love" (alternate live version) 3:08
18."Woman of the Night" (alternate live version)Box, Lawton, Kerslake3:18
Total length:67:17

US track listingEdit

  1. "One More Night"
  2. "Falling in Love"
  3. "Woman of the Night"
  4. "I'm Alive"
  5. "Come Back to Me"
  6. "Whad'ya Say"
  7. "Save It"
  8. "Love or Nothing"
  9. "Put Your Lovin' on Me"
  10. "Fallen Angel"

PersonnelEdit

Uriah Heep
Additional musicians
  • Chris Mercer — saxophone on "Save It"
Production
  • Gerry Bron — producer
  • Peter Gallen — engineer
  • John Gallen, Colin Bainbridge, Julian Cooper — assistant engineers

ChartsEdit

AlbumEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Guarisco, Donald A. "Uriah Heep - Fallen Angel review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (October 2003). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 1: The Seventies. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 304. ISBN 978-1894959025.
  3. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Uriah Heep Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Uriah Heep – Fallen Angel (Album)". Norwegiancharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Album – Uriah Heep, Fallen Angel". Charts.de (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Uriah Heep Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Single – Uriah Heep, Love or Nothing". Charts.de (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Single – Uriah Heep, Come Back to Me". Charts.de (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 28 January 2019.