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- Upcoming Uriah Heep gigs:
Aug 17 -  Festival, Lorca/Murcia, Spain
(http://www.lorcarockfestival.com/principal2.htm)
Aug 24 - Daegu - South Korea - Daegu Rock Festival
Oct 16 - Tel-Aviv - Israel (TBC)
Oct 17 - Haifa - Israel (TBC)
Nov 8 - The Magicians Birthday Party! -
http://www.classicrockproductions.com/storen/mbp2003.html
** Uriah Heep on tour with Deep Purple **
Nov 21 - Helsinki - Finland - Ice Hall
Nov 22 - Tallinn - Estonia - Saku Suurhall / Arena
Nov 24 - Stockholm - Sweden - Hovet
Nov 25 - Oslo - Norway - Spektrum
Nov 27 - Gothenburg - Sweden - Liseberghallen
Nov 28 - Malmö - Sweden - Baltiska Hallen
Nov 29 - Århus - Denmark - Scandinavia Congres Center
Nov 30 - Copenhagen - Denmark - KB Hallen
 
- And, don't forget that on October 10-11, Heepvention 2003 will happen:
http://www.uriah-heep.com/hv03.html

- Find here reviews and photos from the recent Dutch and Belgian concerts:
http://www.moreheep.com/holland2003/uriahheepnlbe2003.htm .

- "Aardschok", the Dutch metal magazine, contains a very nice review for
Heep at Arrow Festival, with the reviewer mentioning that he was very
impressed with Heep's appearance also at the Sweden Rock Festival.
"Aardschok" also reviews John Sloman's new album.

- On the latest issue of the "Classic Rock" magazine in the UK, an
interesting article on the story behind the cover of Heep's 1974 album
"Wonderworld" was published.  Read it here:
http://www.moreheep.com/wonderworldcrm.jpg  (thanks to Mike Taylor)

- "The Ultimate Collection" double CD collection reached #11 position in
the charts in Finland!  Check it out here:
http://www.yle.fi/top40/index.php?page==lista_top40 .  In Norway, the CD is
oscillating between #14 and 15:
http://lista.vg.no/show_list_spes.jsp?listType=+yweek==visweek=2year==2003
.  Thanks to Heikki Kyllästinen, Knut Svendsen and Egil Bokn for the info.

- Uriah Heep are now at position #69 at the "World's Best Band" but as you
will see it wouldn't take many votes to climb 25 places higher.  So, let's
vote:  http://fredag.dagbladet.no/fredag/2003/07/25/374214.html (thanks to
Egil "Heepaholic" Bokn)

- As announced here before, Mick Box is going to play guitar on Spearfish's
new project "Back, For The Future".  The CD will be released all over
Europe and all of the profit will be given to the Childrens Cancer
Foundation in Sweden.  Details and ordering:
http://www.swedenrock.com/spearfish/projects.html

- Featured Album: "Future Echoes Of The Past" - Reviewer: Dave Connolly
(All Music Guide - www.allmusic.com) - 4 stars (out of 5) - Thanks to Jay
"DeepHeep" Pearson
"Hard to believe that the band no one thought had a future in 1970 is still
going strong thirty years later. Granted, Heep has recorded more live discs
than new material in recent years, but it's rather a case of celebrating
the past than living in it. Future Echoes of the Past is a double-disc live
set recorded in Germany over two nights: November 29 and 30, 1999. Some may
view this lineup of Heep as usurpers to the throne, but they'd be mistaken;
this version of the band (first unveiled on Live In Moscow) has been
together longer than any other, not even taking into account the
then-longstanding membership of Trevor Bolder, Lee Kerslake and original
guitarist Mick Box. In that time, Heep has perfected performances of old
and new material. "Gypsy," "Stealin'" and other dusty classics sparkle in
these shows (and on much of Heep's later live releases). Kerslake and Box
have evolved over the years from merely good players to great ones, while
Bolder continues to impress with his busy bass lines. What drives Heep to
pour so much effort and energy into a catalog that by all rights should
have grown cold from inattention is what drove this band from the
beginning: determination and conviction in what they were doing. Recent
releases like Sonic Origami and Sea of Light flew beneath the big radar,
but Heep's fans were listening and liking what they heard. In fact, the
audiences clearly relish the new material, which is delivered with care by
Bernie Shaw and the band. Heep has even grown comfortable enough to tamper
with the original arrangements, like the lovely version of "Rain" featuring
only Shaw and Phil Lanzon on keyboards. A spate of live releases
(Spellbinder, Acoustically Driven, Electrically Driven) renders Future
Echoes of the Past as something of a luxury, but fans won't regret treating
themselves to a double helping of this Heep."

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- Kevin Julie's interviews with John Lawton and with Erol Sora are now
available on his site: visit the "Travellers In Time" website and follow
the "Universal Wheels" link: http://www.travellersintime.com .

- The Ken Hensley Russia/Ukraine tour is set for September 12th-29th, and
soon the complete list will be available at http://www.ken-hensley.com .
Sony will release "The Last Dance" on Sept 18th and it will be celebrated
with a show at Club B2 in Moscow.

- The Ken Hensley website now includes an "advice" section where people can
write their questions on music matters or just about anything with which
Ken Hensley might be able to help or at least direct them to someone who
can.  A "star letter" will be published each month so it might be useful to
others... with the writer's permission of course!  Please send your
questions to Ken to advice@ken-hensley.com .

- Check out the latest story posted at Cameron Crowe's site (Heep Content
Alert - HCA!!):
http://www.cameroncroweonline.com/news/archives/2003/june.htm  (thanks to
Kevin Julie)

- Jeff Perkins has been receiving a tremendous response for his new David
Byron book, "Born To Perform", scheduled for an early October release.  All
details can be found at http://www.angelfire.com/rock3/davidbyron/ .
Pre-order your copy right now!

- Other Heep or related book sources:
*  "Wizards And Demons - Official Biography":
http://www.classicrockproductions.com/store/prodinfo.asp?viewitem==UHBOOK&fil
ter=þAT
*  "Golden Years - Uriah Heep Photo Book": http://www.krispin-eickhoff.de
*  Uwe Reuters's set of Heep books: http://www.uriahheepbooks.de

- The "Lost and Found" CD featuring the Byron Band with our David Byron
plus Robin George on guitars is being delivered as we speak!  The response
from fans have been excited so far, to say the least!  For orders and
details: http://www.robingeorge.co.uk

- A review on the Lawton/Dunning Project's "One More Night" live DVD can be
found here:
http://www.progpower.de/modules.php?name==Reviews&rop==showcontent&id=Q9
(thanks to Henrik Kjellerup)

- The new Heep tribute CD, "A Return To Fantasy - A Tribute To Uriah Heep",
released by Century Media Records, is now available.  Released today (Aug
18), the album includes 12 Heep Tracks, 13 bands, liner notes by Mick Box
and Ken Hensley, a large Uriah Heep Biografie from Christof Mallet, the
line-ups of the involved groups and very beautiful cover & back cover art
work from Axel Hermann.  For further information about the label & the
bands, check out the homepage at http://www.centurymedia.de (catalogue in a
PDF file for download).  Thanks to Christof Mallet of Stay On Top for the
info.

- Belgian Heepsters Staf Pypen and Dave "Eddie" Amendolara have joined
forces to found the very first fanclub dedicated to John "Velvet Voice"
Lawton: The John Lawton Band Clan.  With full support from all the members
in the band, the Clan issues a bi-monthly Clanzine, packed with the latest
news, exclusive interviews, concert reviews, articles on past and present
band members and loads more.  Subscription fee is set at 20 euros for
European countries and 25 euro (or the equivalent in $) for non-European
countries.  Special offer for E-Heep subscribers: until the end of 2003 all
fees are set at 20 euros for non European countries also. 
For more info concerning the Clan or how to subscribe please e-mail Staf at
master.build@skynet.be or Dave at mail4hamurabi@yahoo.com for details.



 


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