Fifty years and 40 million albums after the bands inception, Uriah Heep have announced that a massive super deluxe box set spanning the groups whole career will be released 30 October 2020 by BMG.
The package includes 23 CD’s, four of which have been curated by founding members Mick Box, Ken Hensley, Paul Newton and Lee Kerslake.
Mick Box told MetalTalk: “This 50th Anniversary box set fills me with immense pride and takes me on a musical journey I could never have imagined.
“We are still on that magical adventure, but reaching our 50-year Anniversary is something to be proud of and an amazing achievement.
“It has been a roller coaster ride that, as we stand today, has no ending. So we proudly celebrate our 50th Anniversary with this stunning box set that BMG have worked so hard to put together, while remembering all of the wonderful musicians including those that are in Rock n’ Roll heaven, that have been a part of this fantastic milestone. ‘Appy days!”
Ken Hensley told us: “Sitting here, just a few days from my 75th birthday, it’s easy for me to flash back 50 years to when me, Mick, David, Gary and Lee really knew we were on to something big and amazing!
“What makes it even easier is the incredible boxed set that BMG has put together to celebrate this massive milestone.
“The box is a perfect tribute to a band that achieved what so few have done, to Mickie and the boys who keep the legend rolling and of course, to all of you who made it possible.
“My sincere and humble thanks to all concerned.”
Created with the full collaboration of Uriah Hepp, the package also includes ‘The Magician’s Birthday’ album, remastered by renowned engineer Andy Pearce of Lou Reed and Black Sabbath fame, with re-imagined artwork by Roger Dean.
Full Deluxe Boxset:
23 CD albums including 4 CDs compiled by the original members
Each of the following have curated a disc of their favourite Uriah Heep choices:
Ken Hensley’s Choices: 14 tracks
Lee Kerslake’s Choices: 14 tracks
Mick Box’s Choices: 15 tracks
Paul Newton’s Choices: 14 tracks
The Magician’s Birthday LP featuring re-imagined artwork by Roger Dean
64 page book featuring rarities from the band’s personal archives
Includes new notation by the original members and fully updated band member timeline.
2 x Roger Dean art cards including original and re-imagined artwork for Magician’s Birthday and Demons And Wizards
Includes every studio album and Live ’73.