High and Mighty (album)

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This article is about the Uriah Heep album. For the Gov't Mule album, see High & Mighty.
High and Mighty
Studio album by Uriah Heep
Released June 1976
Recorded December 1975 – March 1976
Genre Progressive rock, hard rock, heavy metal
Length 38:00
Label Bronze (UK)
Warner Bros. (USA)
Producer Gerry Bron
Uriah Heep chronology
Return to Fantasy
(1975)
High and Mighty
(1976)
Firefly
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

High and Mighty is the ninth studio album released by British progressive rock band Uriah Heep.

"High and Mighty" was the last Uriah Heep album to feature vocalist and founding member David Byron, who was subsequently fired due to his troubles with alcohol (he later died in 1985).

The album was not well-received, as stylistically it veers from the vein of experimental rock and ventures into slightly more mainstream territory, i.e. no overly lengthy compositions and a decided lack of songs dealing with fantastical subject matter.

John Wetton and Ken Hensley share vocal duties on "One Way or Another".

The original vinyl release was a single sleeve, with the lyrics reproduced on the inner liner.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ken Hensley, except where noted

  1. "One Way or Another" – 4:37
  2. "Weep in Silence" (Hensley, John Wetton) – 5:09
  3. "Misty Eyes" – 4:15
  4. "Midnight" – 5:40
  5. "Can't Keep a Good Band Down" – 3:40
  6. "Woman of the World" – 3:10
  7. "Footprints in the Snow" (Hensley, Wetton) – 3:56
  8. "Can't Stop Singing" – 3:15
  9. "Make a Little Love" – 3:24
  10. "Confession" – 2:14

Bonus tracks on 2004 expanded deluxe edition[edit]

  1. "Name Of The Game" (Out-take)
  2. "Sundown" (Out-take)
  3. "Weep in Silence" (Extended Version) (Hensley, Wetton)
  4. "Name of the Game" (Demo)
  5. "Does Anything Matter" (Demo)
  6. "I Close My Eyes" (Demo)
  7. "Take Care" (Demo)
  8. "Can't Keep a Good Band Down" (Single Edit)

Personnel[edit]

2004 remastered version by Castle (UK) as SMRCD101, team
  • Remastering by Robert Corich
  • Remastering by Mike Brown
  • Assistant Remastering: Pavel Salgado

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