URIAH HEEP - Official Bootleg Vol.6 - Live At The Rock Of Ages Festival, Germany 2008

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Classic Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 153 / 9-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Ear | Autor: ML

As one of the most tour-friendly bands of the old Classicrock Guard, Uriah Heep felt the market flooded with a new live document every few months. In their "Official Bootleg" series launched three years ago, they have now reached number six. Here they publish a complete recording of a gig without great postproduction. Contrary to earlier years Heep are happy to change their setlist in the last years, apart from cornerstones like "The Wizard", "Gypsy", "Lady In Black", "Easy Livin'" or "July Morning". Thus the habituation effect is kept within limits. "Falling In Love" from the John- Lawton era was such a rarely played track on the "Rock Of Ages" set. In addition there are "Overload", "Shadow" and "Tears Of The World" three songs of the first studio album since a decade "Wake The Sleeper". In terms of sound, the sixth part of the series is one of the better. That means you can really enjoy the gig on the couch. This CD is also a pleasant occasion to remember the recently deceased bassist Trevor Bolder.

Top track: Shadow

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