Wanted to say that the new Heep CD Wake The
Sleeper is a great addition to the Heep catalogue; a tour-de-force
that starts fast and never takes it's foot off the throttle. My
favorite tracks are Light of a Thousand Stars and Heavens Rain which
both should be hit singles but in this day and age I doubt will ever
be heard by most people here in the US. Heep just doesn't get radio
play here but I hope that this CD gets it's proper promoting for a
I think that Russell Gilbrook brings an explosive edge to the band
that gives them a real shot of adrenalin and I think that Mick is as
great on the guitar as ever, Trevor brings his usual professionalism
to the bass, Phil has finally stepped up into Hensley's place and
Bernie's voice is stronger than ever.
I must add that although Book of Lies is a great song I wish the
group and Ken Hensley could get along-why the slam on someone(did I
STEAL your heart and leave it in the RAIN-nobody says that so it
must be a reference to Ken and his Blood on The Highway book) who
has meant so much to the group.
That said I love the new CD and want to give my thanks to Mick for
keeping Uriah Heep alive.
Hope to see you in the States soon!