Uriah Heep

Uriah Heep

Uriah Heep’s classic album is, of course, Demons and Wizards.  However, they had several great albums before releasing Demons and Wizards, and tons of albums afterwards.   Among the other favorites are the early albums:

  • Look At Hourself
  • Salisbury
  • Very ‘Eavy Very ‘Umble(While Uriah Heep’s 1970 album was entitled VERY ‘EAVY VERY ‘UMBLE back in their native England, it was issued simply as URIAH HEEP in the United States)
  • The Magician’s Birthday
  • Uriah Heep Live (1973)

Some of the classic songs off of these (albums) are:

  • Gypsy ( the live album version is great!)
  • July Morning (also from the live album)
  • Circle of Hands (live, hey what can I say, these guys rocked in concert!)
  • Look At Yourself
  • Blind Eye (Magician’s Birthday)
  • Lady in Black (Salisbury)
  • Bird of Prey (Salisbury)
  • Easy Livin’ (Demons and Wizards)
  • The Wizard (Demons and Wizards)
  • Rain (Magician’s Birthday, also on a solo album by Ken Hensley)
  • Tales  (A great headphones tune!)

The ultimate Heep lineup was Ken Hensley (keyboards and guitar), Mick Box (guitar), Gary Thain (bass), Lee Keerslake (drums), and David Byron (vocals)

If you have never seen Mick Box play the guitar you are missing a real artist at work.  His talent is in thwe league of other greats like Angus Young, maybe even better. 

The band’s albums have also featured some very cool cover art.   Check out The Magician’s Birthday, Uriah Heep, and the Salisbury covers, for a start


Uriah Heep was the name of a character in the Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield.

David Byron lost a long running battle with alcohol on 2/28/1985, and passed away at his home.

Bassist Gary Thain died of a drug overdose (heroin) at the age of 27, in December of 1975

Drummer Lee Kerslake passed away on September 19, 2020.

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