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Best of Uriah Heep
Uriah Heep
Best of Uriah Heep
Genres: Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
  •  Track Listings (9) - Disc #1

If Deep Purple had read too much Robert E. Howard, they might have turned into Uriah Heep. Sure, Heep were named after a Dickens character, but we don't recall too many demons and wizards in David Copperfield. The band's f...  more »

      
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All Artists: Uriah Heep
Title: Best of Uriah Heep
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram
Original Release Date: 7/25/1989
Release Date: 7/25/1989
Genres: Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), British Metal, Hard Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 042282247629, 042282247643

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If Deep Purple had read too much Robert E. Howard, they might have turned into Uriah Heep. Sure, Heep were named after a Dickens character, but we don't recall too many demons and wizards in David Copperfield. The band's fantasy-filled lyrics and operatic prog-metal was often a cheap target for critics. But it's hard to deny the adrenaline-soaked pleasures of rave-up hits such as "Sweet Lorraine," "Easy Living," and "Look at Yourself," which are rounded out here by "Sunrise," "Gypsy," and plenty of other gaudy gems from their early '70s heyday. --Billy Grenier

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CD Reviews

A producers greatest hits, perhaps ..but not the fans !
Clark Paull | 04/19/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Sure it has great songs, but why would they reliece a greatest hits, and leave off "Stealing" or a B side single called "Why" Thank goodness The Clasic Anthology CD have finaly arrived. Uriah Heeps Greatest songs are still missing off the CD such as, "Tales" and "Gypsy Live" 73. I was surpised no songs were taking from the "Live" LP. Oh well, prudcers, what do they know?"
What Happened?
Clark Paull | Murder City | 05/25/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Two questions that have always, and will always, plague mankind: How can you release a best of Uriah Heep album that omits "Stealin'" and a best of Free that omits "Wishin Well"? This may be a worthy album for the casual Heep fan who's only going to buy one of their albums, but for the more serious listener, "Classic Heep: Anthology" is the one to get. Crucified by the critics but adored by hard rock connoisseurs, Uriah Heep is the Rodney Dangerfield of metal."
GREAT COLLECTION OF CLASSICS
01/02/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This"best of" album is one of the better compilations from Heep. So many more could have been included but all their music in interchangable meaning another 8 tracks could have replaced these 8 and you could still call it their best! The CD includes the classics "july Morning" "Gypsy""Easy Living""Lady In Black"and "The Wizard" then sprinkle in a lttle"Bird Of Prey""Look At Yourself" complete with a "Sunrise" and you cant ask for a better representation of a bands music.You even can tell the way they moved their music with the times and gave their fans a fresh dose of new Heep music.If you cant own them all, own this one. You wont be disapointed!"