Uriah Heep — Live (1973)

The first live album was recorded by Uriah Heep in January 1973 when the band played in Birmingham. In the USA the LP was released in April 1973 by Mercury. The album was released in the UK by Bronze Records in May 1973. The recording was made using the Pye Mobile Unit.

“Live” was a ‘double LP’ (total time 71 minutes 12 seconds). The cover looked simple (austere, so to speak) from the outside, but inside there was a booklet with the photos and signatures of Uriah Heep’s members. No wonder that the original release became a collectors item.

Critics and fans were quite favourable to the album. “Uriah Heep Live” charted for 8 weeks in the UK (peak position No. 23) and for 30 weeks in the USA (peak position No. 23)*. “Live” became the third Uriah Heep’s album that reached gold status: RIAA certified it gold on October 12, 1973.

Track list:

  1. Introduction
  2. Sunrise
  3. Sweet Lorraine
  4. Traveller In Time
  5. Easy Livin’
  6. July Morning
  7. Tears In My Eyes
  8. Gypsy
  9. Circle Of Hands
  10. Look At Yourself
  11. The Magician’s Birthday
  12. Love Machine
  13. Rock N’ Roll Medley (Roll Over Beethoven, Blue Suede Shoes, Mean Woman Blues, Hound Dog, At The Hop, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Blue Suede Shoes)


  • David Byron — vocals
  • Ken Hensley — keyboards, guitars, vocals
  • Mick Box — guitars
  • Gary Thain — bass guitar
  • Lee Kerslake — drums

Producer — Gerry Bron.

Production assistant — Peter Gallen.

Engineers — Alan Perkins, Neville Crozier, Richard Brand.

Bonus tracks on re-issue CD (2004):

  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 Mix Version)
  6. So Tired (Film Mix Version)
  7. I Won’t Mind (Film Mix Version)
  8. Something or Nothing (Film Mix Version)
  9. Easy Road (Film Mix Version)
  10. Stealin’ (Film Mix Version)
  11. Love Machine (Film Mix Version)
  12. Rock ‘n’ Roll Medley (Film Mix Version)

Original sleeve notes by Geoff Brown (Melody Maker).

* Charts stats according to davidbyron.net.

Author: Elena Stepanova

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