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)
Studio albums 24
Live albums 18
Compilation albums 39
Video albums 18
Singles 33
UK: 27

Over the years, the British hard rock[1] 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.[2][3] Twelve of the band's albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasy reached No. 7 in 1975)[4] while of the fifteen Billboard 200 Uriah Heep albums Demons and Wizards was the most successful (#23, 1972).[5] In the late 1970s the band had massive success in Germany, where the "Lady in Black" single was a big hit.[6][7] With Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, Uriah Heep became one of the top heavy metal and hard rock 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 ITA
1970 ...Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble *Titled just "Uriah Heep" in U.S.
  • Released: 13 June 1970
  • Label: Vertigo, Mercury
19 99 22 186 8
1971 Salisbury
  • Released: 8 March 1971
  • Label: Vertigo, Mercury
22 31 103 1 6
Look at Yourself
  • Released: 8 November 1971
  • Label: Bronze, Mercury
39 15 11 14 93 1 3
1972 Demons and Wizards
  • Released: 19 May 1972
  • Label: Bronze, Mercury
20 14 22 5 5 23 1 12
  • FIN: 20,000
The Magician's Birthday
  • Released: 10 December 1972
  • Label: Bronze, Mercury
28 10 22 7 5 31 1
1973 Sweet Freedom
  • Released: 28 October 1973
  • Label: Bronze, Warner
18 14 33 5 12 9 2 33 2
1974 Wonderworld
  • Released: 10 June 1974
  • Label: Bronze, Warner
23 7 2 3 38 5
  • US: 450,000
  • UK: Silver[9]
1975 Return to Fantasy
  • Released: 30 June 1975
  • Label: Bronze, Warner
7 12 22 83 3 2 85 8
  • UK: Silver[9]
1976 High and Mighty
  • Released: 8 June 1976
  • Label: Bronze, Warner
55 48 4 21 161 27
1977 Firefly
  • Released: February 1977
  • Label: Bronze, Warner
13 17 6 35 166 21
Innocent Victim
  • Released: 27 November 1977
  • Label: Bronze, Warner
19 15 13
  • GER: 1,000,000
1978 Fallen Angel
  • Released: 2 September 1978
  • Label: Bronze, Chrysalis
18 10 186
1980 Conquest
  • Released: 22 May 1980
  • Label: Bronze
37 33 11
1982 Abominog
  • Released: 5 February 1982
  • Label: Bronze, Mercury
34 52 30 56
1983 Head First
  • Released: 6 November 1983
  • Label: Bronze, Mercury
46 56 19 159
1985 Equator
  • Released: 6 November 1985
  • Label: Portrait, Columbia
79
1989 Raging Silence
  • Released: 6 November 1989
  • Label: Legacy, Enigma
26
1991 Different World
  • Released: 6 November 1991
  • Label: Legacy
1995 Sea of Light
  • Released: 6 November 1995
  • Label: HTD
87 29
1998 Sonic Origami
  • Released: September 1998
  • Label: Eagle, Spitfire
2008 Wake the Sleeper
  • Released: 6 November 2008
  • Label: Sanctuary
55 55
2009 Celebration
  • Released: 6 November 2009
  • Label: Edel
99
2011 Into the Wild
  • Released: 21 November 2011
  • Label: Frontiers
32 58 42 29 31
2014 Outsider 9 (Rock) 32 56 17 28
2015 Totally Driven
  • Released: 12 November 2015
  • Label: Uriah Heep Records

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[11]
AUS
[12][13]
AUT
[14]
FRA
[15][16]
GER
[17]
JPN
[18][19]
NL
[20]
NOR
[21]
SWE
[22]
US
[23]
FIN
1973 Uriah Heep Live
  • Released: 28 October 1973
  • Label: Bronze, Mercury
13 5 8 3 37 5
1986 Live in Europe 1979
  • Released: 30 June 1986
  • Label: Raw Power, Castle
Live at Shepperton '74
  • Released: 10 November 1986
  • Label: Castle
1988 Live in Moscow
1996 Spellbinder Live
  • Released: 8 December 1996
  • Label: Spitfire
1997 King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Uriah Heep in concert
  • Released: 21 May 1997
  • Label: King Biscuit Flower Hour
2000 Future Echoes of the Past
  • Released: 27 February 2000
  • Label: Classic Rock Productions
2001 Acoustically Driven
  • Released: 2 June 2001
  • Label: Classic Rock Productions
Electrically Driven
  • Released: 22 May 2001
  • Label: Classic Rock Productions
2002 The Magician's Birthday Party
  • Released: 5 February 2002
  • Label: Classic Rock Productions
2003 Live in the USA
  • Released: 6 November 2003
  • Label: Classic Rock Productions
2004 Magic Night
  • Released: 6 November 2004
  • Label: Classic Rock Productions
2010 Official Bootleg Series Vol. 1: Live at Sweden Rock Festival 2009
  • Released: February 2010
  • Label: Ear Music
2010 Official Bootleg Series Vol. 2: Live in Budapest, Hungary 2010
  • Released: October 2010
  • Label: Ear Music
2010 Official Bootleg Series Vol. 3: Live in Kawazaki, Japan 2010
  • Released: March 2011
  • Label: Ear Music
2011 Official Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Live in Brisbane, Australia 2011
  • Released: September 2011
  • Label: Ear Music
2011 Live in Armenia
  • Released: September 2011
  • Label: Ear Music
2012 Official Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Live in Athens, Greece 2011
  • Released: March 2012
  • Label: Ear Music
2013 Official Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Live at the Rock of Ages Festival 2008
  • Released: July 2013
  • Label: Ear Music
2015 Live at Koko - London 2014
  • Released: February 2015
  • Label: Ear Music

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[11]
AUS
[12][13]
AUT
[14]
FRA
[15][16]
GER
[17]
JPN
[18][19]
NL
[20]
NOR
[21]
SWE
[24]
US
[25]
FIN
1976 The Best of Uriah Heep 8 47
1985 Anthology
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: Parlophone / Elektra
1986 Anthology Volume One
  • Released: April 1986
  • Label: Legacy LLMCD 3003
1988 Collection
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Legacy LLM 3019
1989 The Collection
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Castle CCSLP 226
Ironstrike: 14 Rock Hard Hits
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Avanti STCD 002
Milestones
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Castle MSSCD 109
1990 Still 'eavy Still Proud
  • Released: April 1990
  • Label: Legacy LLP 133
Two Decades in Rock
  • Released: June 1990
  • Label: Essential ESBLP 022
1991 Echoes in the Dark
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Elite 020CD
Rarities from the Bronze Age
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Sequel NEXCD 184
1993 The Lansdowne Tapes
  • Released: July 1993
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra
1994 Lady in Black
  • Released: 21 November 1994
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra
1996 A Time of Revelation (4-CD box set)
  • Released: May 1996
  • Label: Essential ESFCD298
The Best of ... Part 1
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Essential ESMCD 418
1997 The Best of ... Part 2
  • Released: April 1997
  • Label: Essential ESMCD 594
1998 Classic: An Anthology
  • Released: 15 September 1998
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra
2000 Easy Livin'
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Delta 47 039
Travellers in Time
  • Released: February 2000
  • Label: Essential ESDCD 818
2001 Blood on Stone
  • Released: March 2001
  • Label: Castle CMEDD171
Empty the Vaults: The Rarities
  • Released: June 2001
  • Label: Castle CMRCD237
Come Away Melinda: The Ballads
  • Released: June 2001
  • Label: Castle CMRCD238
Remasters: The Official Anthology
  • Released: 28 October 2001
  • Label: Parlphone, Elektra
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Uriah Heep
  • Released: 10 November 2001
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra
2002 The Very Best of Uriah Heep
  • Released: May 2002
  • Label: Sanctuary
Between Two Worlds
  • Released: 30 June 2002
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra
2003 The Very Best of Uriah Heep
  • Released: March 2003
  • Label: BMG Camden 82876 501942
The Ultimate Collection
  • Released: July 2003
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra
14 11
2004 Revelations
  • Released: February 2004
  • Label: Union Square Music METRDCD526
Rainbow Demon: Live & in the Studio 1994–1998
  • Released: April 2004
  • Label: Parlophone, Elektra
2005 Chapter & Verse
  • Released: 27 February 2005
  • Label: Capitol
2006 The Very Best of Uriah Heep
  • Released: February 2006
  • Label: Capitol
Easy Livin': Singles A's & B's
  • Released: 22 May 2006
  • Label: Capitol
2007 Loud Proud & Heavy: The Best of Uriah Heep
  • Released: 5 February 2007
  • Label: Parlophone, Hollywood
2009 The Definite Spitfire Collection
  • Released: November 2009
  • Label: Store for Music SFMCD 155
2010 On the Rebound; A Very 'eavy 40th Anniversary Collection
  • Released: May 2010
  • Label: Sanctuary 2738430
The Uriah Heep Collection
  • Released: October 2010
  • Label: Brunswick
2011 Wizards: The Best of
  • Released: August 2011
  • Label: Parlophone, Atlantic, Sanctuary
2012 Logical Revelations
  • Released: January 2012
  • Label: Store for Music SFMCD25
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"/"Shout It Out" or "The Time Will Come" 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/Masquerade" 9 3 18 8 8 Innocent Victim
"Love or Nothing/Gimme Love" 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/My Joanna Needs Tuning" 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/Miracle Child" Raging Silence
"Blood Red Roses/Rough Justice/Look at Yourself (Live)" (12" only)
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.

Video albums[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
2013 One More Night: Collectors Rarities DVD
2015 Live at Koko - London 2014 DVD

References[edit]

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