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- BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!  Classic Uriah Heep finally on DVD!!

URIAH HEEP - "Classic Heep - Live From The Byron Era"
  2 DVD set and 48 page book featuring David Byron and Gary Thain

*** STRICTLY LIMITED EDITION OF JUST 3000 COPIES ***
Released January 30th 2004
This special limited edition will not be available in the stores.
SUBSCRIBE FOR YOUR COPY NOW!

This is it... the holy grail for every Uriah Heep fan!  At last here it is,
the previously unreleased footage of film and television performances
from  1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976, never before available on DVD,
featuring the late, great David Byron at his very best.  Digitally restored
and re-mastered for 5.1 Surround Sound this is the long awaited audio
visual celebration of one of the greatest front men in the history of
rock.  Byron was the original voice of Uriah Heep and for many fans was
literally irreplaceable.  Also featured in this lavish edition is the only
known footage of Gary Thain on bass, another much lamented casualty of the
rock and roll lifestyle dearly missed by his legions of followers.

This is Heep in all their peacock pomp and glory captured at the very
pinnacle of the band's career performing material from "Return to Fantasy"
and "Wonderworld".  Quality live footage from the Byron days is incredibly
rare so we are proud to be able at last to bring you this wonderful film of
the world's greatest rock band.  The limited edition set comes in a unique
hard back package similar to the "Sailing The Sea of Light" set and
includes 2 discs packaged as a hard back book in one lavish package.  Only
3000 copies of this special limited edition are being produced. It's only
available by mail order.  Demand is sure to be huge so we recommend you
subscribe now.

DISC 1: URIAH HEEP LIVE FROM 1974 AND 1975

Features the only known footage of the Byron/Box/Hensley/Kerslake/Wetton
line up performing "Return To Fantasy", "Easy Livin'", "Stealin'", "Prima
Donna" and "Shady Lady".  If the long years which have passed since those
heady days have dimmed your memory this will prove to you once again that
you weren't dreaming, no-one could ever work a crowd quite like Mr.
Byron.  Also featured on Disc 1 is the footage shot for US television
featuring the Byron/Box/Hensley/Kerslake/Thain line up at the time of
"Wonderworld".  This material has long been unavailable and is now offered
in full 5.1 Remastered Surround Sound.  Included on the disc are "So
Tired", "I Won't Mind", "The Easy Road", "Love Machine", "Something Or
Nothing", "Love Machine" and the famous "Rock'n'Roll Medley".

FULL TRACK LISTING DISC 1 - URIAH HEEP LIVE 1974 and 1975
- Return To Fantasy '75
- Easy Livin' '75
- Stealin' '75
- Prima Donna '75
- Shady Lady '75
- So Tired '74
- I Won't Mind '74
- The Easy Road '74
- Love Machine '74
- Something Or Nothing '74
- Love Machine '74
- Rock'n'Roll Medley '74

Bonus tracks
- Easy Livin' '74
- Stealin' 74

DISC 2: COLLECTORS RARITIES FEATURING URIAH HEEP AND DAVID BYRON'S ROUGH
DIAMOND

This amazing disc brings together all the surviving footage we could find
from the Byron era which is of releasable quality.  Sadly many of the
masters have long since disappeared so the source footage has been restored
to the best quality possible.  It is as good as we are ever likely to
have... but what footage it is!  Included on the collectors only disc is
the film which was shown at Wembley before the "High and Mighty" shows,
rare interviews from US and Australian television networks, previously
unreleased footage from an unaired US television show shot in 1972, the
best of the Japanese Budokan shows from March '73, film from one of Byron's
last gigs in Europe and all of the surviving promotional film of  Rough
Diamond.  How about that for a mouth-watering prospect?

FULL TRACK LISTING DISC 2 - COLLECTORS RARITIES *
- Uriah Heep - High and Mighty Intro '76
- Uriah Heep - Midnight '76
- Uriah Heep - Guitar improvisation '76
- Uriah Heep - Sweet Lorraine '76
- Uriah Heep - Band TV Interview USA '72
- Uriah Heep - July Morning '72 (USA)
- Uriah Heep - Look at Yourself '73 (Japan)
- Uriah Heep - Sunrise '73 (Japan)
- Uriah Heep - Traveller in time '73 (Japan)
- Uriah Heep - Tears in my Eyes '73 (Japan)
- Uriah Heep - Australian Box/Byron Interview '73
- Uriah Heep - Easy Livin' '72 (USA)
- Uriah Heep - Rock'n'Roll Medley '72 (Japan)

Bonus Tracks
- Uriah Heep - July Morning Montage (Europe/Japan - '73/'76)
- Rough Diamond -  Rock'n'Roll '77
- Rough Diamond -  Looking For You '77
- Rough Diamond - Seasong '77
- Rough Diamond - Scared '77
- Rough Diamond -  Lock'n'Key '77

* Actual track listing may vary.  If we get a few gems we're still
searching for.......

THE BOOK - A specially written full colour 48 page book by Heep's current
Executive Producer Bob Carruthers featuring previously unseen photographs,
new interviews and extracts from Dave Ling's award winning history of Uriah
Heep which pull no punches in their candid approach to life in the band at
the time these recordings were made.

So, what are you waiting for... order your copy now:
http://www.classicrockproductions.com/storen/uriahheep/clheep.html
And tell all your friends... Heepsteria time is back!!!

- Last 2003 Uriah Heep tour dates:
** Uriah Heep on tour with Blue Öyster Cult **
Dec 18 - Stuttgart - Germay - Filharmonie Filderstadt
Dec 19 - Nordenham - Germany - Nordenham Stadthalle

- Vote for Heep!!  See the poll which must be returned to Classic Rock
Magazine by January 4th 2004: http://www.uriah-heep.com/vfhrs.html .  This
is a very prestigious poll here, so please take the time to print it off
and send it in!  Thanks to Mike Taylor for the info.

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MORE HEEP... AND RELATED!
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- Jack Williams, Ken Hensley's most regular co-writer through the years,
has a new website up and running, check it out here:
http://www.henryjackwilliams.com .  Jack wrote or co-wrote a number of Heep
gems such as "Hanging Tree", "Choices", "Keep On Ridin'", "The Dance", plus
"Inside the Mystery" and "Give Me A Reason", included on Ken Hensley's solo
albums, and Blackfoot's "Send Me An Angel".


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