The Magician's Birthday (2-CD Set)
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Initially released in 1972 ‘The Magician's Birthday’ is the fifth album by British rock band Uriah Heep. Fast forward 46 years it still remains a timeless classic. Painstakingly remastered by Andy Pearce this 2CD set also includes alternative mixes that excite, reignite and rejuvenate. Extensive liner notes penned by best-selling author Joel McIver tell the story of the band’s ascent to the very top and are accompanied by new and revealing accounts of the time from Mick Box and Ken Hensley. Following the meteoric success of their previous release ‘Demons And Wizards’ that firmly cemented Heep’s legendary status ‘The Magician’s Birthday’ did not disappoint. In fact, it carried on from where the previous album left off, selling 2.5 million copies worldwide.
- Language: : English
- Product Dimensions : 0.42 x 5.6 x 4.9 inches; 4.06 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Sanctuary Records
- Original Release Date : 2017
- Date First Available : February 13, 2017
- Label : Sanctuary Records
- ASIN : B01NA0EDBD
- Number of discs : 2
- Best Sellers Rank: #92,751 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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The band were brought to my attention by one of my school teachers who had a few of Uriah Heeps albums (ahhhh, vinyl gatefolds and mirror covers lol)
At the time Prog Rock was in full swing with Yes being the flag bearers and to have one of these albums tucked under your arm going into the 6th form common room meant you had kudo`s for your intellectual taste.......ha ha ha those were the days!
The tracks dont have a coherent storyline like some classic Prog Rock but it more than made up for any shortcomings with the high quality of the musicianship on display.
David Byron is definitely one of the UK`s great lost and under rated singers and surely deserves a retrospective regarding his voice.
Gary Thain was one of rock musics truly great bass players up there with Andy Fraser and Jack Bruce.
In fact the whole band were top quality including the songwriting talents of Ken Hensley who had a good knack for powerful and sensitive rock music.
All I can really say is I highly recommend this great eriod piece to anyone who likes to turn the lights down low, light the candles and disappear into a fantasy world of Warlocks, Demons, Wizards and tune into some seriously good songs.
If you haven't ever bought this..........try it!