Friday, January 13, 2017

Uriah Heep - Very Eavy Very Umble (1970) (Russian Vinyl)

Year: 1970 (LP 1992)
Label: SNC Records (Russia), ME 1995-6
Style: Hard Rock
Country: London, England
Time: 39:59
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 252 Mb

It was issued in the United States as Uriah Heep with different sleeve artwork, and with the track "Bird of Prey" in place of "Lucy Blues". The album shows the band trying out various genres – a mix of heavy metal and progressive rock – rather than the hard rock that they would become known for on later albums.
The album was generally panned by the mainstream critical press upon its release, although it has since been acknowledged as an early classic of the heavy metal genre. Rolling Stone magazine's Melissa Mills began her review by saying, "If this group makes it I'll have to commit suicide. From the first note you know you don't want to hear any more."
The original vinyl release was a gatefold sleeve, featuring David Byron on the front sleeve, almost unrecognisable beneath cobwebs.
The album was first released on the Vertigo label in the UK, as was the follow-up Salisbury, but both were quickly reissued by Bronze when the band signed to that label.

-David Byron – lead vocals
-Ken Hensley – piano, organ, mellotron, slide guitar, vocals
-Mick Box – lead & acoustic guitars, vocals
-Paul Newton – bass guitar, vocals
-Ollie Olsson – drums, percussion
Our thanks to:
-Alex Napier (drums all tracks excepting A4, B1)
-Colin Wood (keyboard on A3, B4)

01. A1 Gypsy (06:36)
02. A2 Walking In Your Shadow (04:31)
03. A3 Come Away Melinda (03:46)
04. A4 Lucy Blues (05:03)
05. B1 Dreammare (04:37)
06. B2 Real Turned On (03:39)
07. B3 I'll Keep On Trying (05:25)
08. B4 Wake Up (Set Your Sights) (06:18)