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Uriah Heep (Official Thread)

Discussion in '70's Music' started by LG, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. recgord27

    recgord27 Walking down a dusty road

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    Good point @Ar-Pharazon. Some of the tracks that have been released in final form do sound a little better. The tracks that made it to Conquest (Fools and Feelings), are in my opinion, much weaker than the bootleg version.
    Having given the album another listen. it sounds much better than I remember it. John Lawton's singing is top notch and the arrangements are adequate, but not the Uriah Heep that I love. There are a couple of songs that could fit on Innocent Victim or Firefly albums. But overall for me the album is about in the same league as Fallen Angel which I hardly ever listen to.
    Maybe Conquest would have been a much better album if John Lawton had sung on it instead of John Sloman.
     
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    If we're being honest, Sloman was considered a mismatch for Heep and I agree with that. A good singer, but too far away from Byron & Lawton in style. A shame that led (in any way) to Hensley's departure.

    And again, a shame the original Five/Ten Miles sessions were never mastered and put out as an album. I thought one or two of the tracks got put on compilations:

    Been Hurt is on Easy Livin': Singles A's & B's. Not sure how much they cleaned it up.
    Too many compilation albums don't have listings on Wiki, but there may be one or two more.
     
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    From the cd's and compilations I have, the following tracks from Ten Miles High appeared on the following:

    Let it ride - Chapter and Verse & Time of Revelation - John Lawton
    Life is a dream -
    Feelings - Conquest -John Sloman; Chapter and Verse - John Lawton;
    You and I -
    That's how I am -
    I'll never forget -
    Your love - Time of Revelation - John Lawton
    Tonight -
    Fools - Conquest - John Sloman
    I Won't Change - Chapter and Verse - Ken Hensley ?
    Been Hurt -Rarities from the Bronze Age - singer unknown?
    I Always Knew -
    Dance, Dance, Dance -
    Put Your Music -
    A Far Better way - Time of Revelation - singer unknown?

    Hope this info is correct. There may be more on the new remasters extras or other compilations
     
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