Celebration (Uriah Heep album)

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Celebration
Uriah-Heep-Celebration.jpg
Studio album by Uriah Heep
Released 26 October 2009
Genre Progressive rock,[1] hard rock,[1] heavy metal[1]
Label Sanctuary Records/Universal Music
Producer Mike Paxman[2]
Uriah Heep chronology
Wake the Sleeper
(2008)Wake the Sleeper2008
Celebration
(2009)
Into the Wild
(2011)Into the Wild2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Celebration is the 22nd album by British rock band Uriah Heep. It mainly features rerecorded classics – which, said bassist Trevor Bolder, "chose themselves, really. The likes of 'Sunrise', 'Gypsy' and 'Look at Yourself' are songs we still play today. We just went in and redid them. [Drummer] Russell [Gilbrook] is a bit of an animal, so they sound livelier than ever."[3]

Two tracks were written specifically for this release: 'Only Human' ("A bit of an '80s vibe," said Bolder) and 'Corridors of Madness'. A double special edition, in digipak format, features a live DVD recorded at the Sweden Rock Festival. A collector's edition adds a vinyl single; its two songs also recorded at the Sweden Rock Festival, and not included on the DVD.

Celebration was released in most European territories on 6 October 2009; on 26 October 2009 in the UK; and approximately one month later in the United States.

In 2015, keyboardist Phil Lanzon released a music video for 'Corridors of Madness', featuring footage filmed on tour in Israel and the United States.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Ken Hensley, except where noted.

  1. "Only Human (new track)" (Mick Box, Phil Lanzon)
  2. "Bird of Prey" (Box, David Byron, Hensley, Paul Newton)
  3. "Sunrise"
  4. "Stealin'"
  5. "Corridors of Madness (new track)" (Box, Lanzon)
  6. "Between Two Worlds" (Box, Lanzon)
  7. "The Wizard" (Mark Clarke, Hensley)
  8. "Free Me"
  9. "Free 'n' Easy" (Box, John Lawton)
  10. "Gypsy" (Box, Byron)
  11. "Look at Yourself"
  12. "July Morning" (Byron, Hensley)
  13. "Easy Livin'"
  14. "Lady in Black"

DVD - Live at Sweden Rock Festival 2009

  1. "Sunrise"
  2. "Stealin'"
  3. "Gypsy" (Box, Byron)
  4. "Look at Yourself"
  5. "July Morning" (Byron, Hensley)
  6. "Easy Livin'"
  7. "Lady in Black"

7" - Live at Sweden Rock Festival 2009

  1. "Ghost of the Ocean" (Box, Lanzon)
  2. "Angels Walk With You" (Trevor Bolder)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Henderson, Alex. "Celebration: Forty Years of Rock review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  2. ^ Wake the Sleeper @ metalstorm.ee
  3. ^ Ling, Dave: "Live! Uriah Heep"; Classic Rock #138, November 2009, p110
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYj1tf2iPQ8