"Conquest" is an album by the English rock band Uriah Heep, released in 1980. It and marked a departure from their earlier, heavier sound towards a more polished and commercial style. The album features a mix of hard rock, progressive rock, and arena rock elements and includes songs such as "Heartless Land," "Imagination," and "Feelings."
The album was not as well-received by fans and critics as some of Uriah Heep's earlier work, but it still received some positive reviews and has since become a cult favorite among the band's fans. Some fans and critics have praised the album's tighter production and more commercial sound, while others have criticized it for lacking the raw energy and heavy rock edge of the band's earlier work.
"Conquest" was released on LP (vinyl record) format, as well as on cassette and CD. If you're a fan of Uriah Heep or classic rock music, it may be worth checking out this album to see how the band evolved and matured over the years.
|Production:||Produced by Uriah Heep and John Gallen, Gerry Bron. Engineer: John Galen, Julian Cooper, Darren Burn, David Kemp, Nick Rogers. Sleeve design: Nartin Poole, Karl Bosley, Linda Curry. Photography Martin Poole.|
Album Packaging / Information:
|Original custom inner sleeve with lyrics|
|Bronze 201 655 (201655)|
|12" Vinyl LP Record|
Year & Country:
|1980 Made in Germany|
Band Members and Musicians on: URIAH HEEP Conquest
Track Listing of: URIAH HEEP Conquest
|Photo of URIAH HEEP Conquest Album's Front Cover|
David Byron (Real-name: David Garrick; 29 January 1947 - 28 February 1985) was an English rock singer best known as the lead vocalist for the progressive rock band Uriah Heep.
Byron was born in Epping, Essex, England, and started his music career in the mid-1960s as the lead singer for several local bands. In 1969, he joined Uriah Heep, which was then known as Spice, and became the band's lead vocalist. With Byron on board, Uriah Heep quickly gained a reputation as one of the leading progressive rock bands of the early 1970s, and released a string of successful albums, including "Very 'eavy... Very 'umble" (1970), "Salisbury" (1971), and "Demons and Wizards" (1972).
Byron's distinctive voice and powerful stage presence helped make Uriah Heep one of the most popular and influential hard rock bands of the 1970s. He was known for his soulful, blues-influenced delivery and his ability to convey emotion through his singing. He also wrote some of the band's most memorable lyrics, including those for the songs "Lady in Black" and "The Wizard".
Despite his success with Uriah Heep, Byron struggled with personal issues and alcohol abuse, and eventually left the band in 1976. He continued to perform and record music with several other bands, but he never achieved the same level of success he had with Uriah Heep. He died in 1985 at the age of 38 due to a liver failure caused by his alcohol abuse.
David Byron is remembered as one of the greatest hard rock vocalists of his time and a key figure in the development of the progressive rock genre. His contributions to Uriah Heep and his powerful, soulful voice continue to inspire new generations of musicians and fans.
Ken Hensley (Real-name: Kenneth William David Hensley , 1945-2020) was an English musician, singer, songwriter, and producer best known as a former member of the progressive rock band Uriah Heep.
Hensley was born in London, England, and started his music career in the early 1960s as a member of several local bands. In 1969, he joined Uriah Heep and became the band's keyboardist, guitarist, and songwriter. With Hensley on board, Uriah Heep released a string of successful albums, including "Very 'eavy... Very 'umble" (1970), "Salisbury" (1971), and "Demons and Wizards" (1972).
Hensley was an important creative force in Uriah Heep, writing many of the band's most popular and enduring songs, such as "Lady in Black", "The Wizard", and "Easy Livin'". He also played keyboards, guitar, and sang backup vocals, and his contributions helped make Uriah Heep one of the most popular and influential hard rock bands of the 1970s.
After leaving Uriah Heep in 1980, Hensley continued to perform and record music as a solo artist and with various other bands. He also worked as a producer and collaborated with several other musicians and bands. Throughout his career, Hensley has been known for his versatility as a musician and his ability to write and perform music in a variety of styles, including rock, blues, soul, and pop.
Ken Hensley is remembered as one of the most talented and influential musicians of the progressive rock era, and his contributions to Uriah Heep and his solo work continue to inspire new generations of musicians and fans.
Mick Box (born Michael Frederick Box; 17 December 1947) is an English musician and guitarist best known as a founding member and lead guitarist of the progressive rock band Uriah Heep.
Box was born in London, England, and started his music career in the late 1960s as a member of several local bands. In 1969, he co-founded Uriah Heep and became the band's lead guitarist and one of its main songwriters. With Box on board, Uriah Heep released a string of successful albums, including "Very 'eavy... Very 'umble" (1970), "Salisbury" (1971), and "Demons and Wizards" (1972).
Box's distinctive guitar playing, characterized by his fluid, blues-influenced style and his ability to create powerful, memorable riffs and solos, was a major factor in the band's success. He also wrote many of Uriah Heep's most popular and enduring songs, such as "Lady in Black", "The Wizard", and "Easy Livin'".
Despite lineup changes and shifting musical trends, Box has remained with Uriah Heep for over five decades, making him one of the longest-serving members of the band. He continues to perform and record music with Uriah Heep, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential hard rock guitarists of all time.
Mick Box is remembered as a pioneering figure in the progressive rock genre, and his contributions to Uriah Heep and his influential guitar playing continue to inspire new generations of musicians and fans.
Paul Newton is a former bassist for the English rock band Uriah Heep. Newton was a member of Uriah Heep during their early years, playing on the first three albums, "Very 'eavy... Very 'umble" (1970), "Salisbury" (1971), and "Look at Yourself" (1971). After leaving the band, he went on to play with other musicians and bands in the rock and blues genres. Little else is known about him.
Keith Baker a drummer who has played with several notable bands and musicians. He is best known for his time as the drummer for the English rock band Uriah Heep.
Baker joined Uriah Heep in 1976 and was a member of the band for several years, appearing on several of their albums including "Innocent Victim" (1977) and "Fallen Angel" (1978). During his time with the band, he helped to solidify their sound and was an important part of their live performances.