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URIAH HEEP Relentless Garage, London
before, Swedish rockers Europe rocked the night here as part of the
Classic Rock Awards week at the newly redecorated Relentless Garage.
Amazing what a new carpet and a lick of paint will do, but a great
was the turn of a band who are now entering their 40th year of existence
who will soon be releasing 'Celebration', a CD featuring their greatest
moments newly re-recorded by the current line up, along with a couple of
new tracks which unfortunately weren't performed tonight.
On the last
Uriah Heep tour, promoting the excellent 'Wake The Sleeper', the band made
the bold move of playing that album in it's entirety, a brave move
considering the wealth of material Heep have recorded over the years, but
a successful tour it proved to be.
this one off gig, the rumour mill was that this was to be more of a
greatest hits show, but still, seven songs from 'Wake The Sleeper' fitted
comfortably into the set.
barrage of the title track and 'Overload' closely followed by 'Tears Of
The World' shows how much confidence the band now have in their new
and my all time favourite track 'Sunrise' got the old Heep faithful going.
It wasn't before long that we were treated to such early classics such as
'Gypsy' and a energetic 'Look At Yourself'. After seeing the last
tour ,it seemed that they were banging out their best too early in the set
It is a
shame that due to ill health Lee Kerslake had to retire, but it has to be
said that his replacement Russell Gilbrook is one powerhouse off a drummer
giving the Heep a very strong backbone.
lengthy but shortened 'July Morning' and a quickfire 'Easy Livin'' the
show was all over far too quickly, or was it because that I was enjoying
myself too much?
wasted no time in coming back on stage for the encore. Guitarist Mick Box
said ''This is a song that has been good to us over the years and has won
us many Grammy's, or Grannies as we used to say in Germany to amuse
acoustic led number singer Bernie Shaw held his microphone out stretched
above the crowds heads for us all to sing along to the chorus of ''Ahh ahh
ahh ahh, ahh ahh ahh''. No wonder the Germans loved this song so
much with it's easy to remember English made easy chorus back in the
backing tape of 'Land Of Hope And Glory' the band took their bow to great
applause. Uriah Heep are one of England's greatest bands. It's a
shame that they have been largely ignored here in Blighty. It's time
to wake the sleepers.
Set list: Wake The Sleeper / Overload / Tears Of The World / Stealin' /
Sunrise /Book Of Lies / Gypsy / Look At Yourself / What Kind Of God /
Angels Walk With You / Shadow / July Morning / Easy Livin' Encore...Lady
photos by Mark Taylor
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