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In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Bronze” label released “The Magician’s Birthday”, the fifth Uriah Heep studio album. It was recorded September – October 1972, at “Lansdowne Studios” in London, and was produced by Gerry Bron. The album cover design was by Roger Dean.

Personnel:

  • David Byron– lead vocals
  • Mick Box– guitars
  • Ken Hensley– keyboards, guitars, moog synthesizer
  • Gary Thain– bass guitar
  • Lee Kerslake– drums, percussion
  • Brian Cole– pedal steel guitar
  • Peter Gallen – engineer
  • Ashley Howe – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Ken Hensley except where noted.

  1. Sunrise
  2. Spider Woman – Mick Box, David Byron, Lee Kerslake, Gary Thain
  3. Blind Eye
  4. Echoes in the Dark
  5. Rain
  6. Sweet Lorraine
  7. Tales
  8. The Magician’s Birthday
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In October 1968.

In October 1969, “Deram” label released “The Battle of North West Six”, the second Keef Hartley Band album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Neil Slaven.

Personnel:

  • Keef Hartley– drums, percussion
  • Miller Anderson– vocals, guitars
  • Henry Lowther– trumpet, flugelhorn, violin, brass arrangements
  • Jim Jewell, Chris Mercer– tenor saxophone
  • Gary Thain– bass guitar
  • “Spit James” (Ian Cruickshank) – guitar
  • Mick Weaver– organ, piano, percussion
  • Mike Davis – trumpet
  • Harry Beckett– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Lyn Dobson– tenor saxophone, flute
  • Barbara Thompson– baritone saxophone, flute
  • Ray Warleigh– flute
  • Mick Taylor– guitar
  • Derek Varnals – recording engineer
  • Adrian Martins, John Punter– assistant engineer
  • Art Wood– artwork
  • Richard Sacks – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Dansette Kid / Hartley Jam for Bread – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  2. Don’t Give Up – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  3. Me and My Woman – Gene Barge
  4. Hickory – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  5. Don’t Be Afraid – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Peter Dines, Gary Thain
  6. Not Foolish, Not Wise – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  7. Waiting Around – Fiona Hewitson, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  8. Tadpole – Fiona Hewitson, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  9. Poor Mabel (You’re Just Like Me) – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  10. Believe In You – Fiona Hewitson, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain

In September 1973.

In September 1973, “Bronze” label released “Sweet Freedom”, the sixth Uriah Heep studio album. It was recorded June – July 1973, at “Château d’Hérouville” in France, and was produced by Gerry Bron.

Personnel:

  • David Byron– lead vocals
  • Mick Box– guitars
  • Ken Hensley– keyboards, backing vocals, guitars
  • Gary Thain– bass
  • Lee Kerslake– drums, backing vocals, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Ken Hensley except where noted.

  1. Dreamer – Mick Box, Gary Thain
  2. Stealin’
  3. One Day – Ken Hensley, Gary Thain
  4. Sweet Freedom
  5. If I Had the Time
  6. Seven Stars
  7. Circus
  8. Pilgrim – David Byron, Ken Hensley

In June 1974.

In June 1974, “Bronze” label released “Wonderworld”, the seventh Uriah Heep album. It was recorded January–March, 1974 at “Musicland Studios” in Munich, and was produced by Gerry Bron.

Personnel:

  • Ken Hensley– organ, guitar, vocals
  • David Byron– vocals
  • Mick Box– lead guitar
  • Gary Thain– bass
  • Lee Kerslake– drums
  • Jose Gabriel – synthetizers
  • Peter Gallen – recording engineer
  • Hans Menzel – engineer
  • Macki– engineer
  • Michael Gibbs- orchestral arrangements
  • Graham Hughes – photography, concept
  • Harry Moss – cutting engineer

Tracks listing:

  1. Wonderworld – Ken Hensley
  2. Suicidal Man – Mick Box, David Byron, Ken Hensley, Lee Kerslake, Gary Thain
  3. The Shadows and the Wind – Ken Hensley
  4. So Tired – Mick Box, David Byron, Ken Hensley, Lee Kerslake, Gary Thain
  5. The Easy Road – Ken Hensley
  6. Something or Nothing – Mick Box, Ken Hensley, GaryThain
  7. I Won’t Mind – Mick Box, David Byron, Ken Hensley, Lee Kerslake, Gary Thain
  8. We Got We – Mick Box, David Byron, Ken Hensley, Lee Kerslake, Gary Thain
  9. Dreams – Mick Box, David Byron, Ken Hensley

On May 19, 1972.

Demons_and_Wizards

On May 19, 1972, “Bronze” label released “Demons and Wizards”, the fourth Uriah Heep album. It was recorded March–April 1972, at “Lansdowne Studios” in London, and was produced by Gerry Bron.

Personnel:

  • David Byron– lead and co-lead vocals
  • Mick Box– lead guitar
  • Ken Hensley– keyboards, backing and co-lead vocals, guitars, percussion
  • Gary Thain– bass
  • Mark Clarke– bass, co-lead vocals
  • Lee Kerslake– drums, backing vocals, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Ken Hensley except where noted.

  1. The Wizard – Ken Hensley, Mark Clarke
  2. Traveller in Time – Mick Box, David Byron, Lee Kerslake
  3. Easy Livin’
  4. Poet’s Justice – Mick Box, Ken Hensley, Lee Kerslake
  5. Circle of Hands
  6. Rainbow Demon
  7. All My Life – Mick Box, David Byron, Lee Kerslake
  8. Paradise
  9. The Spell

 

 

On April 8, 1971.

Overdog

On April 8, 1971, “Deram” released “Overdog”, the fourth Keef Hartley Band album. It was recorded in 1970 – 1971, and was produced by Neil Slaven and Keef Hartley.

Personnel:

  • Keef Hartley- drums, percussion
  • Miller Anderson- vocals, guitar
  • Gary Thain- bass guitar
  • Mick Weaver- keyboards
  • Dave Caswell- trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Lyle Jenkins- tenor saxophone, flute
  • Johnny Almond- flute
  • Jon Hiseman- drums, percussion
  • Peter Dines- keyboards
  • Ingrid Thomas- backing vocals
  • Joan Knighton- backing vocals
  • Valerie Charrington- backing vocals
  • Robin Black- engineer
  • John Punter- engineer, A.I.R.
  • Roy Thomas Baker- engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Miller Anderson, except where noted.

  • Enroute – Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  • Imitations From Home – Keef Hartley
  1. You Can Choose
  2. Plain Talkin
  3. Theme Song / Enroute / Theme Song Reprise
  4. Overdog
  5. Roundabout
  6. Imitations From Home
  7. We Are All The Same