Uriah Heep Very 'Eavy Very 'Umble VERTIGO 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

This is the first/debut album of Uriah Heep, in the USA this was released as "Uriah Heep"


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Collector's info:
Very 'eavy... Very 'umble is the debut album of British hard rock band Uriah Heep. It was released in the United States as Uriah Heep with alternate sleeve artwork, and with "Bird of Prey" in place of "Lucy Blues."
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Transcript of the original liner notes

The letters LP could well mean' 'Large Problem" for that is what faced everybody involved in making this album. To condense into a single groove, the mood of each song, alone is a monumental task—but when allied with the associated technical precision demanded by today's high standards it assumes frightening proportions. Like all problems it was solved by a powerful combination; that of great technical knowledge and experience. and determined enthusiasm. All linked by one common factor, co-operation. I am delighted to have contributed to this record of which I am immensely proud. Happy too that I hate this opportunity to offer the bands thanks to everyone concerned. This, our first album, embraces vital individuality and a number of styles all adequately displaying individual and collective techniques. Uriah Heep is a group in its most together sense and possesses. I feel, phenomenal ability and potential. But, superlatives aside, I would like to mention certain points on the album which permit one's enjoyment of each member's influence. Mick's guitar solo on "Ill keep on trying" is so simple in concept and yet so very effective although it's difficult to be specific when commenting on a player of such a consistently high standard. Paul, too, is such a great bass player and complements every arrangement extensively. His writing ability is valuable and appears here on Dreammare. Nigel joined the band with tremendous impact about 2 of the way through recording and provides a standard of drumming which is valid and completely satisfying. Credit must go too, to our former drummer, Al Napier. Dave carries our vocal flag with rare precision and expression and has uncanny flexibility which makes him an instrument on his own — a "Davotron" yet! As one of the main writers in the band his contribution is priceless. I particulary enjoy Gypsy and they let me do a little slide-guitar here and there to keep me quiet! (Quiet!) So that's a brief insight into the structure of the band which I sincerely hope will enhance your enjoyment of our first LP. KEN HENSLEY

Album Production Information:
Produced by Gerry Bron for Hit Record Productions
Label Information:
Vertigo 6360 006 /
Media Format:
12" LP  
Year & Country:
1970 Made in Germany  

Band Members and Musicians on: Uriah Heep Very 'Eavy Very 'Umble

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • David Byron lead vocals
  • Ken Hensley piano, organ, mellotron, slide guitar, vocals
  • Mick Box lead & acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Paul Newton bass guitar, vocals
  • Nigel Olsson drums, percussion

Track Listing of: Uriah Heep Very 'Eavy Very 'Umble

    The Song/tracks are:
  • Gypsy (Box, Byron) 6:37
  • Walking in Your Shadow (Byron, Newton) 4:31
  • Come Away Melinda (Hellerman, Minkoff) 3:46
  • Lucy Blues (Box, Byron) 5:08
  • Dreammare (Newton) 4:39
  • Real Turned On (Box, Byron, Newton) 3:37
  • I'll Keep on Trying (Box, Byron) 5:24
  • Wake Up (Set Your Sights) (Box, Byron) 6:22



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