Live is the first live album by Uriah Heep, recorded in Birmingham in January 1973 on the The Magician’s Birthday tour.
Uriah Heep Live
Uriah Heep Live Set List
- Sunrise – 3:50 (studio version originally on The Magician’s Birthday)
- Sweet Lorraine – 4:27 (The Magician’s Birthday)
- Traveller in Time – 3:20 (Demons & Wizards)
- Easy Livin’ – 2:43 (Demons & Wizards)
- July Morning – 11:23 (Look at Yourself)
- Tears in My Eyes – 4:34 (Look at Yourself)
- Gypsy – 13:32 (Very ‘Eavy… Very ‘Umble)
- Circle of Hands – 8:47 (Demons & Wizards)
- Look at Yourself – 7:29 (Look at Yourself)
- The Magician’s Birthday – 1:15 (The Magician’s Birthday)
- Love Machine – 3:07 (Look at Yourself)
- Rock ‘n’ Roll Medley – 8:17 (various covers)
This is a very good set list with many of the best tracks off their two best studio albums, Look At Yourself and Demons & Wizards although I’d have liked The Wizard and Rainbow Demon too.
I’ve always had a weakness for Uriah Heep since a friend and I went halves on The Best Of Uriah Heep in 1976 and then I saw them at the Reading festival a couple of years later.
But Uriah Heep Live disappoints me.
I don’t know if it is the way the album is mixed (I have the original UK CD version) but it feels lifeless to me. Not terrible but not the Uriah Heep live experience I want. The 2004 remastered version may be much better but I’ll need some convincing.
I expected better of this version of the band:
- David Byron – vocals
- Mick Box – guitar, vocals
- Ken Hensley – keyboards, vocals
- Gary Thain – bass guitar, vocals
- Lee Kerslake – drums, vocals
Here are some videos of Uriah Heep performing live. I’ve tried to keep them to the early 1970s.
Tears In My Eyes
What Other People Say
Buying Uriah Heep Live
These links will help you get to the albums quickly and easily but I recommend that you still search for the best deal.
What Do You Think?
Do you think this is a great live album by Uriah Heep or is there a better one?
What Are The Best Live Albums Ever?
I don’t think it will get enough votes to deserve to be included in the poll to find the best hard rock and heavy metal live albums.
I have included it in the second division of albums and if it gets enough votes, it can be promoted to the main list.
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