Living the Dream (Uriah Heep album)

Living the Dream is the 24th studio album by British rock band Uriah Heep, released in September 2018 by Frontiers Records. It was produced by Jay Ruston[4] and it is their second album with bassist Davey Rimmer. Production on the record lasted for 19 days, with the band recording everything "live".[4]

Living the Dream
Cover art of Living the Dream
Studio album by
Released14 September 2018[1]
StudioChapel Studios, UK
GenreHard rock, progressive rock, heavy metal[2]
Length52:24[1]
LabelFrontiers[1]
ProducerJay Ruston
Uriah Heep chronology
Outsider
(2014)
Living the Dream
(2018)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Classic Rock4/5 stars[3]

Living the Dream was made possible via a crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMusic.[5]

Critical receptionEdit

The album received positive reviews from critics. Dom Lawson of Classic Rock stated that "Living the Dream is as strong as anything the band have produced in two, maybe three decades."[3] Martin Popoff of Goldmine said the album "finds the band putting aside any of their recent technological or stylistic nods to modernity in exercise of a defiance that leaves only pure and timeless Heep jubilance".[6]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Mick Box and Phil Lanzon, except "Grazed By Heaven", by Davey Rimmer and Jeff Scott Soto[2].

No.TitleLength
1."Grazed by Heaven"4:31
2."Living the Dream"5:34
3."Take Away My Soul"6:13
4."Knocking at My Door"4:58
5."Rocks in the Road"8:18
6."Waters Flowin'"4:27
7."It's All Been Said"6:01
8."Goodbye to Innocence"3:33
9."Falling Under Your Spell"3:24
10."Dreams of Yesteryear"5:25
Total length:52:24[1]
Deluxe Edition Bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
11."Take Away My Soul" (Alternate version)4:36
12."Making the Dream (The Documentary)" (DVD-1) 
Deluxe Edition Music Videos
No.TitleLength
13."Grazed by Heaven" (DVD-2) 
14."Take Away My Soul" (DVD-3) 

PersonnelEdit

Uriah Heep[4]

Production

  • Jay Ruston – producer, engineer[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Living the Dream". Apple Music. Apple Inc. Retrieved 10 November 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Smith, Lawrence (29 November 2019). "Uriah Heep: 'We've still got the same passion for our music that we've always had'". Hastings & St. Leonards Observer. JPIMedia. Retrieved 10 November 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Lawson, Dom (13 September 2018). "Uriah Heep – Living The Dream album review". Classic Rock. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d Aledort, Andy (28 November 2018). "Mick Box Talks Uriah Heep's New Album, 'Living the Dream'". Guitar World. Future plc. Retrieved 10 November 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Lewry, Fraser (15 September 2017). "Mick Box's track-by-track guide to Uriah Heep's Living The Dream". Classic Rock. Future plc. Retrieved 10 November 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Popoff, Martin (2 November 2018). "Uriah Heep's Living the Dream one of the best albums of 2018". Goldmine. Retrieved 27 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)