Uriah Heep Live

Uriah Heep Live is a double live album by British rock group Uriah Heep, released in April 1973 in the US by Mercury Records, and in May 1973 in the UK by Bronze Records. It was the band's first live album. The album was recorded by the Pye Mobile Unit, with Alan Perkins as engineer.

Uriah Heep Live
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Live album by
ReleasedApril 1973 (US)
May 1973 (UK)
Recorded26 January 1973
VenueTown Hall, Birmingham, England
GenreHard rock, progressive rock, heavy metal
Length72:52
Label
ProducerGerry Bron
Uriah Heep live chronology
Uriah Heep Live
(1973)
Live in Europe 1979
(1986)
Singles from Uriah Heep Live
  1. "July Morning" / "Tears in My Eyes"
    Released: 1973 (North America only)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal8/10[2]
Record Collector4/5 stars[3]

In addition to a live version of the band's hit "Easy Livin'", the record included live cuts such as "Sweet Lorraine", "Sunrise" and an extended live version of "July Morning". While the band was on tour in the United States, the album reached No. 23 in the UK Albums Chart.[4]

The original album packaging, as typical in early 1970s rock music, featured a gatefold sleeve and centre pages featuring photographs of the band members.

Uriah Heep Live was certified gold by the RIAA on 12 October 1973; it was the band's third US gold album.[5]

Mercury initially re-released the album on CD in 1989 without the medley, due to time constraints.[6] This was restored on all later editions, including the reissues in 1990 by Castle Communications and 2010 by Sanctuary Records.[7]

Track listingEdit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Introduction / Sunrise"Thomas "Todd" Fischer / Ken Hensley3:58
2."Sweet Lorraine"Mick Box, David Byron, Gary Thain4:27
3."Traveller in Time"Byron, Lee Kerslake, Box3:20
4."Easy Livin'"Hensley2:43
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."July Morning"Byron, Hensley11:23
6."Tears in My Eyes"Hensley4:34
Side three
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Gypsy"Box, Byron13:32
2."Circle of Hands"Hensley8:47
Side four
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
3."Look at Yourself"Hensley7:29
4."The Magician's Birthday"Box, Hensley, Kerslake1:15
5."Love Machine"Hensley, Box, Byron3:07
6."Rock 'n' Roll Medley:" 8:17
2003 Expanded Deluxe Edition bonus disc
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Something or Nothing" (US radio show)Box, Hensley, Thain3:11
2."I Won't Mind" (US radio show)Box, Byron, Hensley, Kerslake, Thain5:51
3."Look at Yourself" (US radio show)Hensley6:19
4."Gypsy" (US radio show)Box, Byron4:49
5."Easy Livin'" (film mixes used for radio)Hensley3:20
6."So Tired" (film mixes used for radio)Box, Byron, Hensley, Kerslake, Thain3:55
7."I Won't Mind" (film mixes used for radio)Box, Byron, Hensley, Kerslake, Thain5:51
8."Something or Nothing" (film mixes used for radio)Box, Hensley, Thain3:23
9."The Easy Road" (film mixes used for radio)Hensley3:07
10."Stealin'" (film mixes used for radio)Hensley5:31
11."Love Machine" (film mixes used for radio)Hensley, Box, Byron2:15
12."Rock 'n' Roll Medley '74" (film mixes used for radio)Berry / Perkins / Demetrius / Leiber and Stoller / Singer, Medora, White / Williams7:49
Total length:55:21

PersonnelEdit

Uriah Heep
Additional personnel
  • Thomas "Todd" Fischer – stage announcer
Production
  • Gerry Bron – producer
  • Peter Gallen – producer assistant, mixing at Lansdowne Studios, London
  • Ashley Howe – mixing
  • Alan Perkins, Neville Crozier, Richard Brand – live recording engineers
  • Gilbert Kong – mastering
  • Mike Brown and Robert Corich – remastering (1996 and 2003 reissues)
  • Andy Pearce – remastering (2010 reissue)

ChartsEdit

Year Chart Position
1973 Norwegian Albums Chart[8] 3
Finnish Albums Chart[9] 5
Austrian Top 40 Albums[10] 5
German Albums Chart[11] 8
Australian Albums Chart[12] 18
Japanese Albums Chart[13] 22
UK Albums Chart[4] 23
Danish Albums Chart[14] 23
Billboard 200 (US)[15] 37

CertificationsEdit

Country Organization Year Sales
U.S. RIAA 1973 Gold (500,000)[5]
UK BPI 1973 Silver (+ 60,000)[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Guarisco, Donald A. "Uriah Heep - Live: January 1973 review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (October 2003). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 1: The Seventies. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 302. ISBN 978-1894959025.
  3. ^ Jones, Tim (August 2010). "Uriah Heep - Live 73: Deluxe Expanded Edition". Record Collector. No. 378. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Uriah Heep Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  5. ^ a b "RIAA Database: Search for Uriah Heep". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  6. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Uriah-Heep-Uriah-Heep-Live/release/4125851
  7. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Uriah-Heep-Uriah-Heep-Live/master/31348
  8. ^ "Uriah Heep - Live - January 1973 (Album)". Norwegiancharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Sisältää hitin: Levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1961: U > Uriah Heep". Sisältää hitin / Timo Pennanen. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Uriah Heep - Live - January 1973". Austriancharts.at (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Album – Uriah Heep, Live - January 1973". Charts.de (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Go-Set Australian charts - 3 November 1973". Poparchives.com.au. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  13. ^ AA.VV. (25 April 2006). Album Chart-Book Complete Edition 1970~2005. Tokyo, Japan: Oricon. ISBN 978-487-1-31077-2.
  14. ^ "Uriah Heep Live - Uriah Heep". Danske Hitlister.dk. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Uriah Heep Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  16. ^ "BPI Awards Database: Search for Uriah Heep". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 22 November 2018.

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