Uriah Heep Live

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Uriah Heep Live
UriahHeep-Live.jpg
Live album by Uriah Heep
Released April 1973 (US)
May 1973 (UK)
Recorded 26 January 1973, Town Hall,
Birmingham, England
Length 71:12
Label Bronze (UK)
Mercury (USA)
Producer Gerry Bron, Ken Hensley
Uriah Heep chronology
The Magician's Birthday
(1972)The Magician's Birthday1972
Uriah Heep Live
(1973)
Sweet Freedom
(1973)Sweet Freedom1973

Uriah Heep Live is a double live album by British rock group Uriah Heep, released in April 1973 in the US by Mercury Records, and in May 1973 in the UK by Bronze Records. It was the band's first live album. The album was recorded by the Pye Mobile Unit, with Alan Perkins as engineer.

In addition to a live version of the band's hit "Easy Livin'", the record included classic live cuts such as "Sweet Lorraine", "Sunrise" and an extended live version of "July Morning". While the band was on tour in the United States, the album reached No. 13 in the UK charts.

The original album packaging was a lavish affair, typical of the early 1970s, with a gatefold sleeve and centre pages featuring photographs of the band members.

Uriah Heep Live was certified gold by the RIAA on 12 October 1973; it was the band's third US gold album.

Mercury initially re-released the album on CD without the medley, due to time constraints. This was later restored on the 2004 Sanctuary Records reissue.

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Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

Intro (Thomas "Todd" Fischer)

  1. "Sunrise" (3:50)
  2. "Sweet Lorraine" (4:27)
  3. "Traveller in Time" (3:20)
  4. "Easy Livin'" (2:43)

Side 2[edit]

  1. "July Morning" (11:23)
  2. "Tears in My Eyes" (4:34)

Side 3[edit]

  1. "Gypsy" (13:32)
  2. "Circle of Hands" (8:47)

Side 4[edit]

  1. "Look at Yourself" (7:29)
  2. "The Magician's Birthday" (1:15)
  3. "Love Machine" (3:07)
  4. "Rock 'n' Roll Medley: Roll Over Beethoven/Blue Suede Shoes/Mean Woman Blues/Hound Dog/At The Hop/Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" (8:17)

Bonus disc on 2004 expanded deluxe edition[edit]

  1. "Something or Nothing" (US radio show)
  2. "I Won't Mind" (US radio show)
  3. "Look at Yourself" (US radio show)
  4. "Gypsy" (US radio show)
  5. "Easy Livin'" (film mixes used for radio)
  6. "So Tired" (film mixes used for radio)
  7. "I Won't Mind" (film mixes used for radio)
  8. "Something or Nothing" (film mixes used for radio)
  9. "The Easy Road" (film mixes used for radio)
  10. "Stealin'"" (film mixes used for radio)
  11. "Love Machine" (film mixes used for radio)
  12. "Rock 'n' Roll Medley" (film mixes used for radio)

Personnel[edit]

Stage Announcer - Thomas "Todd" Fischer

Credits for the 2004 remastered version by Castle (UK) as CMRCD772, were:

  • Remastering by Robert Corich
  • Remastering by Mike Brown
  • Assistant remastering: Pavel Salgado

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