Tag archive for Gerry Bron

  • The Magician’s Birthday: original liner notes

    Original liner notes by Ken Hensley.
    Uriah Heep — The Magician’s Birthday
    Based loosely on a short story which I wrote during June/July this year The Magician’s Birthday brings us to our fifth album. Again we find ourselves saying this is our most important album, but they have all been the most important and we will probably …

  • Demons and Wizards: original liner notes

    Original liner notes by Ken Hensley.
    Uriah Heep — Demons And Wizards
    Somebody left a space between our last American tour and our European trip and we used literally every second to put Demons And Wizards together.
    Although the titles would suggest it, there is no magic in it — it’s just a collection of our songs which …

  • Uriah Heep — Return To Fantasy (1975)

    The eighth studio album of Uriah Heep is exactly what the title says — i.e. their return to the fantasy concept that brought fame to the band in 1972 and from which they decided to distance themselves ‘for security reasons’ in 1973. A touch of fantasy and mysticism in the lyrics in addition to great …

  • Uriah Heep — Sweet Freedom (1973)

    Uriah Heep worked on their sixth studio album in France: in June 1973 they went to Chateau D’Herouville Studios to start recording new songs. The album was released in September 1973 by Bronze Records (UK release) and Uriah Heep’s new label in America, Warner Brothers. “Sweet Freedom” charted both in the UK and the US, …

  • Uriah Heep — Live (1973)

    The first live album was recorded by Uriah Heep in January 1973 when the band played in Birmingham. In the USA the LP was released in April 1973 by Mercury. The album was released in the UK by Bronze Records in May 1973. The recording was made using the Pye Mobile Unit.
    “Live” was a ‘double …