Uriah Heep: The Magicians Birthday

  • Artist / Title: Uriah Heep: The Magicians Birthday
  • Month Reviewed: June 2002
  • Format: CD
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Yet another Uriah Heep live album!? Well, this one is a little different in that it re-unites the band with former stars Ken Hensley and John Lawton. And what a show the boys put on! Featuring all the classic and a few more recent numbers, this is a great document of what looked liked a really special evening. If you get the DVD package, you get the entire concert, plus extras, in super wide screen format. The band prove to be super-tight, as usual, and the performances are flawless.

As live albums go, this one can’t be bettered by much else. Sheer class. Special guest on the flute is none other that Thijs Van Leer, of Focus fame, who even does a bit of yodelling Nice! A great package from a great band.

Now, all we have to do is wait for the next studio album!