Uriah Heep discography

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Uriah Heep discography
Uriah Heep in 2011, created in Würzburg Germany on 08. May 2011.
Uriah Heep live (2011)
Releases
Studio albums 24
Live albums 18
Compilation albums 39
Singles 33(UK:27)
Music videos 18

Over the years, the hard rock band Uriah Heep has released 24 studio albums, 13 live albums, 16 compilation albums, 27 UK singles (33 worldwide) and 17 videos. The band's best selling album is "Sweet Freedom" which was released in 1972 and its worldwide sales are more than 4 million copies. Uriah Heep's progressive/art rock/heavy metal fusion's distinctive features have always featured massive keyboards sound, strong vocal harmonies and (in the early years) David Byron's operatic vocals.[1][2] Twelve of the band's albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasy reached No. 7 in 1975)[3] while of the fifteen Billboard 200 Uriah Heep albums Demons and Wizards was the most successful (#23, 1972).[4] In the late 1970s the band had massive success in Germany, where the "Lady in Black" single was a big hit.[5][6] With Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, Uriah Heep became one of the top heavy metal bands of the 1970s. It was there that the solid, but rather mainstream-sounding Sweet Freedom (No. 18 UK, No. 33 USA) was created with "Stealin'" released as a single. Having gained worldwide recognition, the band quit using fantasy lyrics and made an obvious stab at versatility by adding funk ("Dreamer") and acoustic folk ("Circus") elements to the palette.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK DEN AUS CAN GER AUT SWI NOR SWE US FIN
1970 ...Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble 19 99 22 186
1971 Salisbury
  • Released: 8 March 1971
  • Label: Parlophone / Elektra (#EMA 767)
22 31 103 1
Look at Yourself
  • Released: 8 November 1971
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra (#EMC 3061)
39 15 11 14 93 1
1972 Demons and Wizards
  • Released: 19 May 1972
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra (#EMTC 103)
20 14 22 5 5 23 1
  • FIN: 20,000
The Magician's Birthday
  • Released: 10 December 1972
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra (#EMT 103)
28 10 22 7 5 31 1
1973 Sweet Freedom
  • Released: 28 October 1973
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra (#EMA 784)
18 14 33 5 12 9 2 33 2
1974 Wonderworld
  • Released: 10 November 1974
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra (#EMA 788)
23 7 2 3 38 5
  • US: 450,000
  • UK: Silver[8]
1975 Return to Fantasy
  • Released: 30 June 1975
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra (#EMA 795)
7 12 22 83 3 2 85 8
  • UK: Silver[8]
1976 High and Mighty
  • Released: 8 June 1976
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra (#EMC 3351)
55 48 4 21 161 27
1977 Firefly
  • Released: December 1976 (USA), February 1977 (UK)
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra (#EMA 797)
13 17 6 35 166 21
Innocent Victim
  • Released: 27 November 1977
  • Label: Capitol (#EMC 240014)
19 15 13
  • GER: 1,000,000
1978 Fallen Angel
  • Released: 2 June 1978
  • Label: Capitol (#EU 3509)
18 10 186
1980 Conquest
  • Released: 22 May 1980
  • Label: Capitol (#PCSD 107)
37 33 11
1982 Abominog
  • Released: 5 February 1982
  • Label: Parlophone, Hollywood (#PCSD 115)
34 52 30 56
1983 Head First
  • Released: 6 November 1983
  • Label: Parlophone, Atlantic (#PCSD 167)
46 56 19 159
1985 Equator
  • Released: 6 November 1985
  • Label: Parlophone, Atlantic (#PCSD 167)
79
1989 Raging Silence
  • Released: 6 November 1989
  • Label: Parlophone, Atlantic (#PCSD 167)
26
1991 Different World
  • Released: 6 November 1991
  • Label: Parlophone, Atlantic (#PCSD 167)
1995 Sea of Light
  • Released: 6 November 1995
  • Label: Parlophone, Atlantic (#PCSD 167)
87 29
1998 Sonic Origami
  • Released: September 1998
  • Label: Eagle Records
2008 Wake the Sleeper
  • Released: 6 November 2008
  • Label: Parlophone, Atlantic (#PCSD 167)
55 55
2009 Celebration
  • Released: 6 November 2009
  • Label: Parlophone, Atlantic (#PCSD 167)
99
2011 Into the Wild
  • Released: 21 November 2011
  • Label: Parlophone, Atlantic (#PCSD 167)
32 58 42 29 31
2014 Outsider 9 (Rock) 32 56 17 28

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[10]
AUS
[11][12]
AUT
[13]
FRA
[14][15]
GER
[16]
JPN
[17][18]
NL
[19]
NOR
[20]
SWE
[21]
US
[22]
FIN
1973 Uriah Heep Live
  • Released: 28 October 1973
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra (#EMA 784)
13 5 8 3 37 5
1986 Live at Shepperton '74
  • Released: 10 November 1986
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra (#EMA 788)
Live in Europe 1979
  • Released: 30 June 1986
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra (#EMA 795)
1996 Spellbinder Live
  • Released: 8 December 1996
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra (#EMC 3351)
1997 King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Uriah Heep in concert
  • Released: 21 May 1997
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra (#EMA 797)
2000 Future Echoes of the Past
  • Released: 27 February 2000
  • Label: Capitol (#EMC 240014)
2001 Acoustically Driven
  • Released: 2 June 2001
  • Label: Capitol (#EU 3509)
Electrically Driven
  • Released: 22 May 2001
  • Label: Capitol (#PCSD 107)
2002 The Magician's Birthday Party
  • Released: 5 February 2002
  • Label: Parlophone, Hollywood (#PCSD 115)
2003 Live in the USA
  • Released: 6 November 2003
  • Label: Parlophone, Atlantic (#PCSD 167)
2004 Magic Night
  • Released: 6 November 2004
  • Label: Parlophone, Atlantic (#PCSD 167)
2010 Live at Sweden Rock Festival
  • Released: February 2010
  • Label: Parlophone, Atlantic (#PCSD 167)
2010 Live in Budapest, Hungary
  • Released: October 2010
  • Label: earMUSIC 0205778ERE (#PCSD 167)
2010 Live in Kawazaki, Japan
  • Released: March 2011
  • Label: earMUSIC 0206470ERE (#PCSD 167)
2011 Live in Brisbane, Australia
  • Released: September 2011
  • Label: earMUSIC 0207029ERE (#PCSD 167)
2011 Live in Armenia
  • Released: September 2011
  • Label: Parlophone, Atlantic, Frontiers (#PCSD 167)
2012 Live in Athens, Greece
  • Released: March 2012
  • Label: earMUSIC 0207673ERE (#PCSD 167)
2013 Live at the Rock of Ages Festival
  • Released: July 2013
  • Label: earMUSIC 0208822ERE (#PCSD 167)

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[10]
AUS
[11][12]
AUT
[13]
FRA
[14][15]
GER
[16]
JPN
[17][18]
NL
[19]
NOR
[20]
SWE
[23]
US
[24]
FIN
1975 The Best of Uriah Heep 8 47
1985 Anthology
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: Parlophone / Elektra (#EMA 767)
1986 Anthology Volume One
  • Released: April 1986
  • Label: Legacy LLMCD 3003 (#EMA 767)
1988 Collection
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Legacy LLM 3019 (#EMA 767)
1989 The Collection
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Castle CCSLP 226 (#EMA 767)
Ironstrike: 14 Rock Hard Hits
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Avanti STCD 002 (#EMA 767)
Milestones
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Castle MSSCD 109 (#EMA 767)
1990 Still 'eavy Still Proud
  • Released: April 1990
  • Label: Legacy LLP 133 (#EMA 767)
Two Decades in Rock
  • Released: June 1990
  • Label: Essential ESBLP 022 (#EMA 767)
1991 Echoes in the Dark
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Elite 020CD (#EMA 767)
Rarities from the Bronze Age
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Sequel NEXCD 184 (#EMA 767)
1993 The Lansdowne Tapes
  • Released: July 1993
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra (#EMC 3061)
1994 Lady in Black
  • Released: 21 November 1994
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra (#EMTC 103)
1996 A Time of Revelation
  • Released: May 1996
  • Label: Essential ESFCD298 (#EMA 767)
The Best of...Part 1
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Essential ESMCD 418 (#EMTC 103)
1997 The Best of...Part 2
  • Released: April 1997
  • Label: Essential ESMCD 594 (#EMTC 103)
1998 Classic: An Anthology
  • Released: 10 December 1998
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra (#EMT 103)
2000 Easy Livin"
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Delta 47 039 (#EMT 103)
Travellers in Time
  • Released: February 2000
  • Label: Essential ESDCD 818 (#EMA 788)
2001 Blood on Stone
  • Released: March 2001
  • Label: Castle CMEDD171 (#EMA 784)
Empty the Vaults: The Rarities
  • Released: June 2001
  • Label: Castle CMRCD237 (#EMA 784)
Come Away Melinda: The Ballads
  • Released: June 2001
  • Label: Castle CMRCD238 (#EMA 784)
Remasters:The Official Anthology
  • Released: 28 October 2001
  • Label: Parlphone, Elektra (#EMA 784)
20th Century Masters:The Millennium Collection:The Best of Uriah Heep
  • Released: 10 November 2001
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra (#EMA 788)
2002 The Very Best of Uriah Heep
  • Released: May 2002
  • Label: Sanctuary (#EMA 795)
Between Two Worlds
  • Released: 30 June 2002
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra (#EMA 795)
2003 The Very Best of Uriah Heep
  • Released: March 2003
  • Label: BMG Camden 82876 501942 (#EMA 795)
The Ultimate Collection
  • Released: July 2003
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra (#EMC 3351)
14 11
2004 Revelations
  • Released: February 2004
  • Label: Union Square Music METRDCD526 (#EMA 795)
Rainbow Demon:Live & in the Studio 1994-1998
  • Released: April 2004
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra (#EMA 797)
2005 Chapter & Verse
  • Released: 27 February 2005
  • Label: Capitol (#EMC 240014)
2006 The Very Best of Uriah Heep
  • Released: February 2006
  • Label: Capitol (#EU 3509)
Easy Livin': Singles A's & B's
  • Released: 22 May 2006
  • Label: Capitol (#PCSD 107)
2007 Loud Proud & Heavy:The Best of Uriah Heep
  • Released: 5 February 2007
  • Label: Parlophone, Hollywood (#PCSD 115)
2009 The Definite Spitfire Collection
  • Released: November 2009
  • Label: Store For Music SFMCD 155 (#PCSD 115)
2010 On the Rebound; A Very 'eavy 40th Anniversary Collection
  • Released: May 2010
  • Label: Sanctuary 2738430 (#PCSD 115)
The Uriah Heep Collection
  • Released: October 2010
  • Label: Brunswick (#PCSD 115)
2011 Wizards:The Best of
  • Released: August 2011
  • Label: Parlophone, Atlantic, Sanctuary (#PCSD 167)
2012 Logical Revelations
  • Released: January 2012
  • Label: Store For Music SFMCD25 (#PCSD 167)
131

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart position Certifications Album
UK US GER NZ NOR FRA AUS NL FIN CAN SWI DEN AUT US Rock
1970 "Gypsy"/"Bird of Prey" 28 ...Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble
1971 "Lady in Black"/"Simon the Bullet Freak" 5 16 6 Salisbury
1971 "Look at Yourself"/"What Should Be Done" 33 4 Look at Yourself
1972 "The Wizard"/"Why" 34 8 Demons and Wizards
"Easy Livin'"/"Gypsy" 39 15 9 35 75 5 17 25 9
1972 "Blind Eye" 97 The Magician's Birthday
"Sweet Lorraine"/"Rain" 91
"Spider Woman"/"Sunrise" 14
1973 "July Morning" Uriah Heep Live
1973 "Stealin'"/"Sunshine" 91 40 1 9 NZ:Gold Sweet Freedom
1974 "Something or Nothing"/"What Can I Do" 45 6 Wonderworld
1975 "Prima Donna"/"Shout it Out" 3 10 Return to Fantasy
"Return to Fantasy" 12
1976 "One Way or Another"/"Misty Eyes" High and Mighty
1977 "Wise Man"/"Crime of Passion" Firefly
"Sympathy"/"Crime of Passion" 37 13
1977-1978 "Free Me" 9 3 8 8 Innocent Victim
"Love or Nothing" 36
1978 "Come Back to Me"/"Cheater" 40 Fallen Angel
1980 "Carry On"/"Been Hurt" Conquest
"Love Stealer"/"No Return"
1981-1982 "Think It Over" Abominog
"That's the Way That It Is"/"Son of a Bitch" 106 25
1983 "Lonely Nights"/"Weekend Warriors" 85 Head First
"Stay on Top" 76
1985 "Rockarama"/"Backstage Girl" Equator
"Poor Little Rich Girl"/"Bad Blood"
1989 "Hold Your Head Up" Raging Silence
"Blood Red Roses"
1995 "Dream On"/"Mr. Majestic" Sea of Light
2011 "Nail On the Head" Into the Wild
2014 "One Minute" Outsider "—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Videos[edit]

Year Title Format
1985 Easy Livin' - A History of Uriah Heep VHS
1989 Raging Through The Silence VHS
1990 Live Legends VHS
Gypsy VHS
1995 Live in Moscow (Japan only) VHS
2000 The Legend Continues VHS/DVD
2001 Acoustically Driven VHS/DVD
Sailing the Sea of Light VHS/DVD
2002 The Magician's Birthday Party DVD
Moscow and Beyond ... DVD
2003 Live in the USA DVD
2004 Magic Night DVD
The Ultimate Anthology DVD
Classic Heep Live from the Byron Era DVD
Rock Legends DVD
2005 Between Two Worlds DVD
2006 The Live Broadcasts DVD
2010 Live in Concert DVD

References[edit]

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