From their early incarnation as The Gods and Spice, through record breaking tours, gold and platinum selling albums, timeless chart scaling anthems and a fiercely dedicated fan base of worldwide proportions, Uriah Heep can rightly claim to be one of the greatest U.K. progressive heavy rock bands of both the 20th and 21st centuries.
Lead by original lead guitarist Mick Box since 1982, whose Cheshire cat grin has endured throughout all the highs and lows that are inevitable for such a lengthy musical career, Uriah Heep returned in 2008 from a recording hiatus that had lasted ten years with Wake The Sleeper, a brand new studio album that floored the critics and fans in equal measure, such was the strength of the music on display. The fresh material proved why Uriah Heep have enjoyed such a lengthy career supported by an equally strong and enduring fan base.
This 2-Disc set honourably and ‘umbly marks Uriah Heep’s 40th Anniversary as one of the U.K.’s most prestigious Heavy Rock bands.
From their first full length album release in 1970 (Very ‘Eavy, Very ‘Umble) right through to their storming come-back with Wake The Sleeper in 2008,
On The Rebound: A Very ‘Eavy 40th Anniversary Collection with its homage artwork to that first record, showcases at least one track from every studio album throughout the band’s entire career and as the title suggests, it’s the heavier material that we’ve chosen to represent Heep’s grit and determination and as a salute to the sheer beauty that is a well struck power chord.
Compiled in conjunction with band leader Mick Box, the release is unique in its content from any other collection that has gone before and its ‘shuffle-ready’ running order can be enjoyed in equal measure from the die-hard fans to the younger iPod generation who might be discovering Uriah Heep’s music for the very first time.
Included in the selection is a bonus track from the Wake The Sleeper sessions which sees its very first release here.
Due for release on Sanctuary on 26 April