Innocent Victim

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Innocent Victim
Innocent Victim (Uriah Heep album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Uriah Heep
Released November 1977
Recorded July–September 1977
Length 38:48
Label Bronze (UK)
Warner Bros. (USA)
Producer Gerry Bron, Ken Hensley
Uriah Heep chronology
Innocent Victim
Fallen Angel
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Released in 1977, Innocent Victim is the 11th album released by British rock band Uriah Heep.

Although it did not chart in the US or UK, Innocent Victim went on to sell more than 1 million copies in Germany alone, and reached No. 19 and No.. 44 in New Zealand and Australia, respectively.

The single "Free Me" was a No. 1 hit in New Zealand and peaked at No. 3 in South Africa.

The eyes of drummer Lee Kerslake were used for the snake on the cover artwork. In the US, the sleeve was a live photomontage instead.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ken Hensley, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Keep On Ridin'" (Hensley, Jack Williams) 3:40
2. "Flyin' High" 3:19
3. "Roller" (Trevor Bolder, Pete McDonald) 4:41
4. "Free 'n' Easy" (Mick Box, John Lawton) 3:05
5. "Illusion" 5:05
6. "Free Me" 3:34
7. "Cheat 'n' Lie" 4:54
8. "The Dance" (Williams) 4:49
9. "Choices" (Williams) 5:49

1997 Bonus Tracks[edit]

No. Title Length
10. "Illusion / Masquerade (Full unedited version)" (Originally recorded as one track, but released as separate tracks – "Illusion" as album track and "Masquerade" as B-side on single "Free Me") 8:18
11. "The River (Outtake)" (Bolder, Box, Hensley, Kerslake, Lawton) 3:10

2004 Bonus Tracks[edit]

This release includes bonuses from 1997, plus the following:

No. Title Length
12. "Put Your Music (Where Your Mouth Is)" (Outtake from Firefly sessions (Bolder, Box, Hensley, Kerslake, Lawton)) 2:57
13. "Cheat 'n' Lie (Live)" 5:58
14. "Free Me (Live)" 5:46
15. "Free 'n' Easy (Live)" (Box, Lawton) 3:15

Tracks 13–15 recorded live during European Tour 1979. These are alternate versions to the ones released on Live in Europe 1979 album.



Chart Peak position
German Album Charts[2] 15


  1. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 19 June 2013.