Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Mick Box (vocals, guitar)
Phil Lanzon (vocals, keyboards)
Trevor Bolder (vocals, bass)
Lee Kerslake (vocals, drums)
Bernie Shaw (vocals).
Digitally remastered by Mike Brown and Robert M. Corich
With all the best-of's, live albums, and odds and ends collections issued over the years from Uriah Heep, it's easy to lose track. To make matters even more confusing, 1994's STILL 'EAVY, STILL PROUD is a mixture of both live material and rarities, but contains many highlights.
You'll find live takes of such Uriah Heep standards as the epic "Gypsy," the tranquil "Lady in Black," and the hard rocker "Easy Livin'," plus rare versions of such tracks as "Corina," "Playing for Time," and perhaps the best track of them all--"Valley of Kings." For longtime Heep fans looking for rare material, STILL 'EAVY, STILL PROUD is recommended.
Original LP liner notes
To celebrate twenty years in rock, having survived all the rigors and turbulence that entails, and still look to the future with renewed vigor and optimism is truly exceptional. URIAH HEEP are such an exception.
With a unique combination of melody, harmony and power they have influenced and inspired millions of people worldwide. From their Very 'Eavy Very 'Umble album debut in 1970, through to the excellent Raging Silence last spring (their seventeenth studio album), HEEPhave traveled their own individual course, accepting the challenges that each new year presented and always breaking new ground.
It has been an adventure that has seen few parallels; the last few years speeding by in a whirlwind of global travel, as the band increasingly cast their gaze to new horizons, leaving some thirty-eight countries touched by the sound and vivacity of URIAH HEEP.
This album reflects the band's outstanding musical achievements, in a combination of re-recordings and original tracks, starting with Gypsy (the first track on the first side of their first album) and finishing with a remix of their most recent single, Blood Red Roses.
1. GYPSY (7.40) live recording (November 1989) for Central Television
2. JULY MORNING (10.26) live recording (November 1989) for Central Television
3. MR MAJESTIC (4.59) live recording (November 1989) for Central Television
4. LADY IN BLACK (6.11) live recording (November 1989) for Central Television
5. EASY LIVIN' (3.10) from Live In Moscow 1988
6. TOO SCARED TOO RUN (4.12) from Live In Moscow 1988
7. CORINA (4.42) from Live In Moscow 1988
8. SPLIT IMAGE (2.45) recorded as a video single for a film soundtrack
9. PLAYING FOR TIME (4.32) recorded in 1981 during the Ridge Farm sessions, Previously unreleased version
10. VALLEY OF KINGS (5.25) recorded in 1981 during the Ridge Farm sessions
11. I’M ALIVE AGAIN (3.39) recorded in 1981 during the Ridge Farm sessions. Previously unreleased
12. PACIFIC HIGHWAY (4.48) studio demo recording and mix. Previously unreleased version
13. MR MAJESTIC (4.59) studio demo recording and mix. Previously unreleased version
14. CORINA (3.49) studio demo recording and mix. Previously unreleased version.