Fallen Angel (Uriah Heep album)

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Fallen Angel
Cover art by Chris Achilleos
Studio album by Uriah Heep
Released September 1978
Recorded April–August 1978
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal, progressive rock
Length 39:36
Label Bronze (UK)
Chrysalis (USA)
Producer Gerry Bron, Ken Hensley
Uriah Heep chronology
Innocent Victim
(1977)
Fallen Angel
(1978)
Conquest
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Fallen Angel is the 12th album released by British rock band Uriah Heep in 1978. The ever-evolving story of Uriah Heep found them exploring a more commercial vein than usual on this 1978 release. Fallen Angel reached No. 186 in the US but in Germany the band was at the height of their popularity.

Artwork[edit]

The album was originally released in a gatefold-sleeve, opening in the vertical rather than the customary horizontal axis. The lyrics were printed on the LP liner. The artwork was licensed from artist Chris Achilleos, although there seems to have been some alteration to the bodice; the breasts are not as exposed in the original. Whether this was done by Achilleos himself, or even with his approval, is currently unclear. Achilleos' website lists the original artwork as missing. The same artist designed the cover for the Whitesnake album Lovehunter a year later.

British track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ken Hensley, except where noted.

  1. "Woman of the Night" (Mick Box, John Lawton, Lee Kerslake) – 4:07
  2. "Falling in Love" – 2:59
  3. "One More Night (Last Farewell)" – 3:35
  4. "Put Your Lovin' on Me" (Lawton) – 4:08
  5. "Come Back to Me" (Kerslake, Hensley) – 4:22
  6. "Whad'ya Say" – 3:41
  7. "Save It" (Trevor Bolder, Pete McDonald) – 3:33
  8. "Love or Nothing" – 3:02
  9. "I'm Alive" (Lawton) – 4:18
  10. "Fallen Angel" – 4:51

Fallen Angel was remastered and reissued in 1997 with four bonus tracks:

  1. "Cheater" – 4:04
    • B-side to single "Come Back to Me".
  2. "Gimme Love (Struttin')" (Box, Bolder, Kerslake, Lawton) – 3:16
    • An outtake which was originally titled "Struttin'" but was renamed "Gimme Love" and used as B-side to European release of "Love or Nothing".
  3. "A Right to Live" (Lawton) – 3:37
    • An outtake originally scheduled as a B-side but never released.
  4. "Been Hurt" (Original Version) – 5:05
    • Previously unreleased original version with John Lawton on vocals.

Bonus tracks on expanded de-luxe edition from 2004[edit]

  1. "A Right to Live" (out-take)
  2. "Cheater" (B-side)
  3. "Gimme Love" (B-side)
  4. "Last Farewell" (alternate version of 'One More Night')
  5. "Street Lady" (alternate version of 'Woman of the Night')
  6. "Struttin'" (alternate version of 'Gimme Love')
  7. "Falling in Love" (Live)
  8. "Woman of the Night" (Live)

American track listing[edit]

  1. "One More Night"
  2. "Falling in Love"
  3. "Woman of the Night"
  4. "I'm Alive"
  5. "Come Back to Me"
  6. "Whad'ya Say"
  7. "Save It"
  8. "Love or Nothing"
  9. "Put Your Lovin' on Me"
  10. "Fallen Angel"

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel
  • Chris Mercer - saxophone

References[edit]