Raging Silence

Raging Silence is the 17th album by British Rock group Uriah Heep. It marked the studio debut of Canadian vocalist Bernie Shaw and keyboardist Phil Lanzon, both of whom have remained with the band since. It was produced by Richard Dodd and the title is an allusion to the Manfred Mann's Earth Band album The Roaring Silence (1976). It was the first Uriah Heep studio album to have a contemporary release on CD.

Raging Silence
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1989
RecordedDecember 1988-March 1989
StudioPRT Studios, Boathouse Studios, Rooster Studios, London, UK
GenreHard rock
Length44:34
LabelLegacy (UK)
Enigma (U.S.)
ProducerRichard Dodd
Uriah Heep chronology
Equator
(1985)
Raging Silence
(1989)
Different World
(1991)
Singles from Raging Silence
  1. "Hold Your Head Up" / "Miracle Child"
    Released: 1989
  2. "Blood Red Roses" / "Rough Justice"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal7/10[2]

It opens with the old Argent hit "Hold Your Head Up", although Mick Box was pleased to be able to add a guitar solo. This track was the lead single from the album. The second single was "Blood Red Roses", written by the band's erstwhile vocalist Pete Goalby. The 7" came as a poster-sleeve (UK cat. Legacy LGY 101) and had "Rough Justice" as the B-side. The 12" p/s came with a patch and also added a previously unavailable live version of "Look at Yourself" (UK cat. Legacy LGYT 101). The original vinyl had the lyrics on the inner-bag.

Many of the tracks were in the set on the contemporary tour, as documented on the video Raging Through the Silence, and some have been featured in subsequent sets.

Track listingsEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Hold Your Head Up" (Argent cover)Rod Argent, Chris White4:33
2."Blood Red Roses"Peter Goalby4:10
3."Voice on My TV"Mick Box, Phil Lanzon4:20
4."Rich Kid"Trevor Bolder4:49
5."Cry Freedom"Box, Lanzon4:34
6."Bad Bad Man"Lanzon4:11
7."More Fool You"Box, Lanzon3:34
8."When the War Is Over" (Cold Chisel cover)Steve Prestwich5:09
9."Lifeline" (LeRoux cover)Rod Roddy, Leon Medica, Fergie Frederiksen, Tony Haselden4:53
10."Rough Justice"Box, Lanzon, Bolder, Bernie Shaw4:21
1998 remastered edition bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Miracle Child" (B-side to "Hold Your Head Up")Box, Lanzon, Bolder4:11
12."Look at Yourself" (live recording from 1987, B-side on 12" "Blood Red Roses")Ken Hensley7:20
13."Too Scared to Run" (live recording in Moscow 1987, previously unreleased)Box, Bob Daisley, Goalby, Lee Kerslake, John Sinclair3:58
14."Corina" (live recording in Moscow 1987, previously unreleased)Box, Lanzon, Shaw4:46
15."Hold Your Head Up" (extended version) 5:53
16."Blood Red Roses" (alternate remix) 4:55
Total length:75:37
2006 Expanded Deluxe Edition bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Miracle Child" (B-side to "Hold Your Head Up") 4:11
12."Corina" (demo) 3:48
13."Mr. Majestic" (demo)Lanzon4:58
14."Pacific Highway" (demo)Lanzon, Shaw4:19
15."Blood Red Roses" (alternate remix) 4:55
16."Hold Your Head Up" (extended version) 5:53
17."Corina" (live recording in Moscow 1987) 4:42
Total length:77:20

PersonnelEdit

Uriah Heep
Additional musicians
Production
  • Richard Dodd – producer, engineer, arrangements with Uriah Heep
  • Ashley Howe – pre–production engineer, arrangements with Uriah Heep
  • Tim Young – mastering at CBS Studios, London

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Uriah Heep - Raging Silence review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 16 February 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 380. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)