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- Upcoming Uriah Heep live dates!
September 23 - Tent Festival, Schupfart Nr Basel, Switzerland
September 30 - Bobby Hall, Brno, Czech Republic
November 20 - Garage, Glasgow, Scotland (w/ Asia plus guests)
November 21 - Leadmill, Sheffield, England (w/ Asia plus guests)
November 23 - Academy, Bristol, England (w/ Asia plus guests)
November 24 - Academy 2, Birmingham, England (w/ Asia plus guests)
November 25 - Academy 2, Manchester, England (w/ Asia plus guests)
November 26 - Astoria, London, England (w/ Asia plus guests)
February 10 - The Red Tree Music Festival, MMrad Grounds Bandra, Mumbai, India
All details, links, etc.:
http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/livedates.php
To buy tickets for the UK shows, tel.: 0870 400 0688 or online at http://www.getlive.co.uk/events/event_info.aspx?rid=2521

- This week Classic Rock Direct announced a 4 DVD release titled "The Official History of Uriah Heep Large Format Four DVD & Book Set".  With their usual spectacular packaging and amazing amount of content, they are taking pre-orders now from the Classic Rock Direct website: http://www.classicrockdirect.com .  Only 1,000 copies will be produced, shipping is planned for November and with the pre-order sales starting earlier in this week, we're advised to recommend to order your copy now if you want to get in on this!  We've also been advised that a brand new catalog is hitting the post next week, and there are a versatile SLEW of new products in it.  If you are not on the mailing list for Classic Rock Direct, you can sign up from the newly designed website.  From the Classic Rock Website: "This is the definitive review of the music of Uriah Heep on stage, on record and on film.  This 96-page fully illustrated book contains a lavish fully revised illustrated and extended version of Dave Ling?s authorised official history of Uriah Heep fully cross referenced to rare live and studio performances spanning the entire career of Uriah Heep featured on the four accompanying DVDs.  Also included is a condensed version of 'Born To Perform - The David Byron Story' by Jeff Perkins.  A fantastic tribute to the late great David Byron which perfectly compliments 'The Sweet Freedom Tapes' based on newly discovered interviews featuring David in 1973.

Highlights of the four DVDs include:
- Newly Discovered Interviews with David Byron
- Unreleased Live Footage of the Firefly Tour
- Unreleased footage from the Goalby era
- The Complete 20th Anniversary Concert
- Rare Promotional Films

DISC ONE Uriah Heep Live - The Byron Years
Easy Livin?, Stealin?, Traveller in Time, So Tired, The Easy Road, Love Machine,
Sunrise, Tears In My Eyes, Sweet Lorraine, Return To Fantasy, Prima Donna, Shady Lady,
Midnight, July Morning, Rock ?N? Roll Medley

DISC TWO Uriah Heep Live - Firefly and Beyond
Sympathy, Easy Livin', Lady in Black, Wise Man, Free Me, One More Night , Come Back To Me , Falling In Love , Love Or Nothing , Feelings, Fools, Carry On, Think It Over , Stay On Top,
The Wizard, Gypsy, Look At Yourself , Too Scared To Run

DISC THREE Uriah Heep Live - Across the Sea of Light
Bird Of Prey, Stealin', Mr Majestic, The Wizard, July Morning, Rich Kid, Easy Livin', Lady In Black, Time Of Revelation, Heartless Land, Wonderworld, I'll Keep Trying, The Other Side of Midnight, Pilgrim, Blood Red Roses, If I Had The Time, A Year Or A Day

DISC FOUR Uriah Heep Live - with Friends and Relatives
Been Away Too Long - with John Lawton, Stealin' - with John Lawton, Circus - with Ian Anderson, Blind Eye - with Ian Anderson, Love In Silence - with Heather Findlay, Tales - with Thijs van Leer, July Morning - with Ken Hensley, Paradise/The Spell - with Ken Hensley, The Magicians Birthday - with John Lawton, Sympathy - with John Lawton and Ken Hensley, Free and Easy - with John Lawton and Ken Hensley, Look At Yourself - with Osibisa, Medley with The Classic Rock Ensemble

CRP1968 ?49.99 - shipping NOVEMBER!  This book set is only available from Classic Rock Direct.

- Chapter & Verse - The Uriah Heep Story (SMXBX233) - out on Sanctuary Records 3rd October 2005!
"Chapter & Verse" is the first ever fully comprehensive 6-CD box set to cover the entire recorded history of Uriah Heep from its tentative formation as The Gods in 1968 right up to the present day.  Fully supported by the band, the set contains 12 previously unreleased tracks, alternative versions, demos and a complete disc of unreleased live concert material that was recorded in 1979.  With liner notes by Uriah Heep expert and author of "Wizards and Demons: The Uriah Heep Story", Dave Ling, rare photos, replica period poster and a complete and comprehensive discography this is the perfect aural document to mark the 35th Anniversary of Uriah Heep in 2005.

- Send us your best Heep Shot!  Details here:
http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/heepshot.php .

- New pics from Mick Box (from Lillehammer, Venice, Estonia, etc.):
http://www.uriah-heep.com/Mickpics/groundhogday/index.html .  Some nice pics from Frank Polzuch can be seen here: http://www.fp-pix.de/Galerien/fl_uriah_heep_reloaded/ .  Some by Migu taken in Switzerland can be seen here: http://www.live-on-stage.ch/newgallery/showconcert.php?concertid=1205 .  Also, here you have some at the UH Romandie site: http://www.uriah-heep-romandie.com/Heep-Estavayer-2005/Open-Air-2005-Estavayer-le-Lac-Switzerland-Uriah-Heep.html and http://www.uriah-heep-romandie.com/Uriah-Heep-Since04/Uriah_Heep_animated.html .  Heep in Forssa, Finland: http://www.poprocknews.com/scarnews/scarnews.php?sn_show_news=1138 .
A compilation with links to the most recent photos of Uriah Heep live can be seen here:
http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/2005pics.php .

- Vote for Heep's reissues here:
http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/readerawards/ .

- On the August issue (#8/2005) of the Japanese "Burrrn!" magazine a list with the 300 most important albums of all times was published.  The Heep is represented with "Look At Yourself" (#99) and "Demons And Wizards" (#203).  Thanks to Antonio Pirani for the info.

- On the 09/2005 issue of "Record Collector" magazine, there are reviews on the first 2 Heep albums, "Very 'Eavy... Very 'Umble" and "Salisbury".  Thanks to Árpád Blásky for the info.

- An interview with singer Bernie Shaw can be read here:
http://dmme.net/interviews/shaw.html .  As reported here before, Bernie and his girlfriend Radka got married on August 28th... here's our wishes for a lifetime of happiness!

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- "Cold Autumn Sunday", Ken's second anthology CD, is now available for pre-ordering!  Shipping starts on October 17th, and a special price is assigned for orders placed before October 10th!  Order your copy now at
http://www.ken-hensley.com .  "Cold Autumn Sunday" - a new look at some of Ken's best known solo tracks, is being mastered on September 8th and will be ready for shipping on October 17th.  Each track has received a very special treatment and the CD includes Ken's own version of "Send Me An Angel", originally written during his time with Blackfoot, and "Romance", a brand new song.  Also included, as a bonus track is the original demo of "Through The Eyes Of A Child"with a not-so-subtle twist at the end!  The full track listing is: Send Me An Angel / Woman / Cold Autumn Sunday / Secret / Inside The Mystery / When Evening Comes / The House On The Hill / Longer Shadows / When / Go Down / Brown Eyed Boy / Romance / Bonus Tracks: Through The Eyes Of A Child / Do You Feel Alright (pure rock disco!!).  The winner of the Cold Autumn Sunday - Cover Art Contest is Rory Fiorito.  Congratulations, Rory!

- This year's Ken Hensley Summer Party in Norway was recorded for a DVD release.  The setlist was: Intro / Out Of My Control / July Morning / I Don't Wanna Wait / Gimme A Reason / Crying / Send Me An Angel / It Won't Last (new song!) / The Wizard * / Longer Shadows * / I Close My Eyes * / The Last Dance * / Through The Eyes Of A Child * / Rain * / Free Me / Lady In Black / Encore: Stealin' (with Jorn Lande guesting on lead vocals) / Tell Me (* These songs with strings).  To see some pics of the show, check this article:
http://www.f-b.no/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050801/SPEILET/311582433&SearchID=73216230992700 (thanks to Egil Bokn) and also these pics: http://www.saunalahti.fi/~htapiom/fin/norway05/ (thanks to Tapio Minkkinen).

- The David Byron Anthology CD, "Man Of Yesterday", was recently released.  To see the cover and the tracklisting, please follow this link:
http://www.saunalahti.fi/~htapiom/db/man.htm (thanks to Tapio Minkkinen).

- The John Lawton Band website is up and running again:
http://www.johnlawtonband.com/ .  Watch out for the upcoming gigs in Russia in October:
Kaliningrad - 14th October
St. Petersburg - 15th October
Moscow - 16th October

- Reviews and pics from this year's Heepvention in the USA:
http://www.heepvention05.com/ .

- A nice report was published on the German newspaper "Badische Neueste Nachrichten" from August 20th, about Ken Hensley and the Circle Of Hands cover band playing together at the sHeepmarket:
http://www.rena.onlinehome.de/SOT/Presse/BNN-06-08.05.jpg .  Also available is a review and pics from Circle Of Hands gig on August 20th in Aachen, Germany: http://www.rena.onlinehome.de/SOT/CHO-aachen20.08.05-bericht01.html (review) and http://www.rena.onlinehome.de/SOT/CHO-aachen20.08.05-fotos.html (pics).  Thanks to Renate Fischer of SOT and Karola Breier.

- Erol Sora has just released his debut solo album titled "Demented Honour" through Duration Records.  Erol is best known for playing guitar with ex-Uriah Heep/Lucifer?s Friend singer John Lawton, although he has also worked with other great musicians including various members of Quiet Riot and Survivor.  Describing "Demented Honour" as ?in your face hard rock with melody", it?s the first time Erol has had the opportunity to write all the material and perform all vocal duties himself.  "I love singing and writing as much as playing guitar so this truly has been a labour of love having the creative freedom to do a proper solo album.  I wanted this CD to be based around the songs first and foremost, yet also appeal to fans of guitar oriented hard rock.  I think fans of Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy and Kiss will really dig it!".  "Demented Honour" was recorded in Vancouver where Erol enlisted an array of top musicians, including drummer Lance Chalmers (ex-Trooper), bassist Kevin Dahl, and keyboardists Gregory MacDonald and Louise Porter (The Rumours).  To hear MP3 soundclips or order a copy of Demented Honour, check out:
http://www.erolsora.com .

- A bit of trivia: a little story by a German Heepster, Klaus Kewitz: "We live since Easter in an old farmhouse and our four cats has found here ideal living conditions.  This was the reason that we have got three another, eight weeks old kittens.  Both small tomcats be
called "Hensley" and "Lawton", the small cat lady calls "Stella".  In the meantime one more little female kitten has come and we have given her the name "Monica" - what else.  I have chosen these names as a small mark of my big enthusiasm for Uriah Heep, Ken Hensley and co.  The cats are to be seen on my homepage at
http://www.onkelklaus.de/privatfoto.htm ".  Thanks to Renate Fischer of SOT.


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