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  URIAH HEEP TO REISSUE FOUR CLASSIC ALBUMS
26th March 2017



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Uriah Heep are to re-release four of their classic albums, re-packaged and re-mastered, three in double CD set and one specially for the tenth anniversary of Record Strore Day.

The double CD sets of three classic Heep albums follow the expanded and re-mastered re-issues of the legendary band's first two albums, and a new two disc anthology called 'Your Turn To Remember'. Third album, 'Look At Yourself', was originally released in October 1971 and represented the first for manager Gerry Bron's new label Bronze Records and was also their first to hit the Top 100 of the Billboard Top 200, peaking at #93.

The title track is a charging statement of intent as the band don't let up, with no time to reflect on their success. Such was their hectic schedule at this time they managed to cram touring, session time and three albums in the space of twelve months.

'Demons And Wizards' was released in June 1972 and is widely hailed to be their masterpiece. In the US, the album reached #23 on The Billboard Top 200 and was their first album to be RIAA Certified GOLD. It also features their two best known tracks in the States, the Classic Rock Radio staple 'The Wizard' and their highest charting single, 'Easy Livin'' (#39 Billboard Hot 100).

The next album, 'The Magician's Birthday', was released in November 1972, and hit #31 on the Billboard Top 200 and was their second consecutive album to be RIAA Certified GOLD.

These re-packaged and re-mastered albums all come with a bonus disc of un-released material. 'Look At Yourself' was released with a unique foil front cover and this has been faithfully re-created in a lavish digipack format using foil board material which presents the entire package in a new and shimmering light.

Roger Dean's artwork for 'Demons And Wizards' and 'The Magician's Birthday' captures the music, and the times, perfectly and extensive sleeve notes featuring interviews with the band are written by Joel McIver.

To Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Record Store Day on April 22nd, 2107, Heep will reissue their landmark 1973 album, 'Live 73'. Recorded at the height of their powers with the classic line-up of Byron, Box, Hensley, Kerslake, and Thain, 'Live 73' hit the Top 40 on the Billboard Top 200 and achieved RIAA GOLD certification. It has not been officially available on LP in the US for more than twenty-five years.

This exclusive Record Store Day version will be released as 2LP 180G Splatter Vinyl in a gatefold jacket and includes a period replica UK Tour Brochure. As a special bonus for fans, fifty tour brochures have been autographed by Mick Box and have been randomly inserted in the production run.









MONSTERS OF ROCK IN FULL FLIGHT SURE TO BECOME FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is stricylt limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.












 


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