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In this case it was 1984-1985 and Uriah Heep had just come off two pretty successful albums ("Abominog" and "Head First") that breathed new life into a then uncertain future. "Equator" may not have been the most logical step for the band, as it takes a big step away from their traditionally guitar driven sound fans came to expect and introduced heavy pop keyboards and some fairly cheesy lyrics. In all honesty, it's not all that bad of an album. Yes, they do occasionally stumble on this album ("Party Time" and "Skool's Burnin'"), but there's some really good material here ("Night of the Wolf" and "Poor Little Rich Girl" comes to mind).
Should you rush out and buy "Equator"? Only if you're looking for some good mid-80's pop or you want to round out your Uriah Heep Collection. I really don't think it's representative of Uriah Heep, but then again, I think the band has put out albums of similar quality ("Raging Silence" and "Different World") that many fans rank above this album.
So does "Equator" deserve its bad reputation? In my opinion, no. While it's by no means definitive Uriah Heep music, it is a good three star album.
After saying that, I WILL mention that it's great to hear the fantastic Trevor Bolder back as the band's bass player... he was certainly missed (no offense to Bob Daisley, who was great himself on the two albums he did as a member of Heep... I've just had a special fondness for Trevor, after hearing him do his stuff on "Who Needs Me" from Uriah Heep's 1977 album, "Firefly". There, his bass has to be heard to be believed!)
All in all, this is the one Uriah Heep CD that you can afford to miss... especially now that they've raised the price to a whopping [item price](which they did RIGHT after I received my own copy...There are better CDs to spend that much money on, believe me, unless of course you have every Heep album in existance except for this one.
On their 16th studio album "Equator", Trevor Bolder rejoined the band on bass. Their sound was now totally pop-metal. This album had no re-makes, all originals. "Rockarama", is a shout out number, which I got tired of fast. "Night Of The Wolf", was pretty good. Quite a come down after the hard hitting "Abominog", a few years before. This would be my last album by Uriah Heep until 2008's "Wake The Sleeper". I missed "Raging Silence", "Different World", "Sea Of Light" and "Sonic Origami".
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Another great album from the early mid-period (1985) of Uriah Heep.
It includes: Mick Box: guitars, Peter Goalby: vocals, John Sinclair: Keyboard, Trevor Bolder: Bass, Lee... Read more
The project was doomed from the start.
Uriah Heep was dumped by its record label after poor sales from Head First, so 1985 marked a new beginning with a new record deal... Read more
This is not a typically Uriah Heep record, but you should listen the details... a lot of keyboard arrangements, the pulsing of Trevor Bolder and Lee Kerslake sounds... Read morePublished on August 11, 2009 by Gianfranco Luiz
This CD seems to be considered (by some) the low point of Uriah Heep, but it sound OK to me! It's the 3rd and final of their albums with vocalist Peter Goalby. Read morePublished on December 31, 2008 by Matthew Schwarz
Track's 1 thru 7 are correct on the amazon site
Track 8 is Skool's Burnin'
track 9 is Heartache City
Track 10 is Night of the wolf
I have the album
I have to start off by saying that I'm a *huge* Heep fan; I have pretty much everything they've done from 1970 to the present (and I think the current line-up is the best since the... Read morePublished on October 26, 2002 by psychedelephant