Raging Silence

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Raging Silence
Studio album by Uriah Heep
Released May 1989
Recorded 1989
Length 44:34

Legacy Records (U.K.)

Enigma Records (U.S.)
Producer Richard Dodd
Uriah Heep chronology
Raging Silence
Different World
(1991)Different World1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Raging Silence is the 17th album by British progressive rock group Uriah Heep. It marked the studio debut of Canadian vocalist Bernie Shaw. It was produced by Richard Dodd. The title is an allusion to the Manfred Mann's Earth Band album The Roaring Silence.

It was the first Uriah Heep studio album to have a contemporary release on CD.

It opens with the old Argent hit "Hold Your Head Up", although Mick Box was pleased to be able to add a guitar solo. This track was the lead single from the album.

The second single was "Blood Red Roses", written by the band's erstwhile vocalist Pete Goalby. The 7" came as a poster-sleeve (UK cat. Legacy LGY 101) and had "Rough Justice" as the B-side. The 12" p/s came with a patch and also added a previously unavailable live version of "Look At Yourself" (UK cat. Legacy LGYT 101).

Many of the tracks were in the set on the contemporary tour, as documented on the video Raging Through The Silence, and some have been featured in subsequent sets.

The original vinyl had the lyrics on the inner-bag.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hold Your Head Up" (Rod Argent, Chris White) – 4:33
  2. "Blood Red Roses" (Peter Goalby) – 4:10
  3. "Voice on My TV" (Box, Lanzon) – 4:20
  4. "Rich Kid" (Bolder) – 4:49
  5. "Cry Freedom" (Box, Lanzon) – 4:34
  6. "Bad Bad Man" (Lanzon) – 4:11
  7. "More Fool You" (Box, Lanzon) – 3:34
  8. "When the War Is Over" (Steve Prestwich) – 5:09
  9. "Lifeline" (Rod Roddy, Leon Medica, Fergie Frederiksen, Tony Haselden) – 4:53
  10. "Rough Justice" (Box, Lanzon, Bolder, Shaw)" – 4:21

Raging Silence was remastered and reissued in 1998 with several bonus tracks:

  1. "Miracle Child" (B-side)
    • B-side to "Hold Your Head Up."
  2. "Look at Yourself" (Live B-side) Live recording from 1987
    • 12" single, b-side to "Blood Red Roses" and "Rough Justice"
  3. "Too Scared to Run" (Live) Live recording from 1987
    • Previously Unreleased
  4. "Corina" (Live) Live recording from 1987
    • Previously Unreleased
  5. "Hold Your Head Up" (Extended Version)
    • Previously Unreleased

An expanded De-Luxe CD was released in 2006 with seven bonus tracks:

  1. "Miracle Child" (B-side)
    • B-side to "Hold Your Head Up"
  2. "Corina" (Original Demo Version)
    • Previously Unreleased
  3. "Mr. Majestic" (Original Demo Version)
    • Previously Unreleased
  4. "Pacific Highway" (Original Demo Version)
    • Previously Unreleased
  5. "Blood Red Roses" (Extended Version)
    • Previously Unreleased
  6. "Hold Your Head Up" (Extended Version)
    • Previously Unreleased
  7. "Corina" (Live) Live recording from 1987
    • Previously Unreleased