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Equator Import

3.1 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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Reissue of the British hard rocker's 1985 album. 10 tracks, all digitally remastered using Super Bit Mapping technology. 10 tracks. 1999 release.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Rockarama
  2. Bad Blood
  3. Lost One Love
  4. Angel
  5. Holding On
  6. Party Time
  7. Poor Little Rich Girl
  8. Skools Burning
  9. Heartache City
  10. Night Of The Wolf


Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 14, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Columbia Europe
  • ASIN: B00000IBBW
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #201,475 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By James Choma VINE VOICE on October 6, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I usually like to search out albums that have been roundly trashed by fans. The more bad things I hear about an album, the more I want to hear it to see how bad it could be. Much of the time the bad ratings are justified; but many times a bad takes a new direction to change with the times. Sometimes it works; sometimes it doesn't.
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.
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Equator is the long lost Heep album. This particular line up rather quit after its limited release. Basically the band was not gettin much attention, and the record was never really released and promoted. In fact, when the band went on tour, most of the fans had not even heard of the new record. Equator is indeed a fine album itself. It is very similar to Head First in that it is similar to the awesome Abominog album, but not quite as magical. Stand outs are Bad Blood, Night Of the Wolf and Poor Little Rich Girl.
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Not a bad album, it has a commercial 80's sound sort of like Foreigner or Bad Company when Brian Howe was there lead singer, the songs are good and very catchy, if your into something differant that doesn't sound like typical or classic Uriah Heep, you can't go wrong with this album.
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I hate to disagree with the two fellows who posted their certainly posative reviews here regarding my favorite band, Uriah Heep's 1985 album, but I just couldn't enjoy it as much as they did (and I waited nearly three weeks to receive my copy, simply because Amazon.com had trouble tracking one down for me. I appreciate their effort and as a completist I AM glad to have this CD in my collection, but... they really SHOULD have tried harder on any other CD but this one. It really is forgettable, save for the absolutely fantastic "Night of the Wolf" (the only real reason for buying this CD), and the highly enjoyable "Rockarama", which is just a heck of a lot of fun to listen to. Unfortunately, the song "Party Time" is for me absolutely CRINGE-INDUCING... I honestly wonder what Mick and the boys were thinking when they recorded that? I hate to say anything bad about these guys, but... No more, please, no more.
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.
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Uriah Heep "Equator" DNC (1985).

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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This is the last Uriah Heep album that I purchased which now completes my collection. well, all that i have to say is that i pretty much love everything in the Uriah Heep catalougue except this one. This is Heep trying to be Def Leppard. I do like the song "angel" thou. but the rest..... ugggghhh! Peter Goalby's other two albums the "Otherside of Midnight" and "Abomigog" were both great albums but this one is way too slick/ 80's pop sounding with way too much studio polishing for my taste. Some people say that "Conquest" was the worst album but i actually find "ALOT" more to like about that album then "equator". This one is deffintly for the completists! I hav'nt listened to the disc in a few years now. i think i may break it out again and give it another listen. Who knows? Perhaps i'll revise my review.
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