Uriah Heep and BMG continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of Uriah Heep with the Official Picture Disc LP releases of ‘Sweet Freedom’ and ‘Return to Fantasy’ on 20th January.
Both albums will be made available on picture disc for the first time ever and are contained within a series of limited edition heavyweight collector picture discs releases from the Uriah Heep catalogue.
The artwork for each picture disc has been meticulously worked on, retouching the original art and creating a true visual feast.
Originally released in September 1973 Uriah Heep’s sixth studio album ‘Sweet Freedom’ reached number 18 in the UK charts. Containing the original audio recorded in Château d’Hérouville, this new pressing of ‘Sweet Freedom’ contains the hits ‘Stealin’’, ‘Sweet Freedom’ and more.
‘Return to Fantasy’, released in June 1975 helped pioneer the heavy metal genre and was the eighth studio album from Uriah Heep; this pressing of the album contains the hits ‘Return to Fantasy’, ‘Your Turn to Remember’ and features the original audio recorded in Lansdowne and Morgan Studios.
British hard rock legends Uriah Heep are one of the “big four” rock bands, along with Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, and certainly one of the most intriguing bands both musically and lyrically, to emerge from heavy rock.
Evoking an era when prog, hard rock and heavy metal co-existed in an era of glorious, boundary-breaking music, Uriah Heep rose from inexperienced studio musicians with everything to prove to bona fide limo inhabiting rock stars.
After selling over 40 million albums worldwide, over the years Uriah Heep have influenced many different metal bands around the globe, among the most popular being Dio.
Bands including A-ha, King Diamond, Krokus, Demons & Wizards, Fifth Angel and Axel Rudi Pell have all cited Uriah Heep as a band of personal influence, while W.A.S.P, Tesla and Blackmore’s Night have all covered the band’s songs.
To pre order Sweet Freedom: https://uriahheep.lnk.to/sweetfreedomPR
To pre order Return To Fantasy: https://uriahheep.lnk.to/returntofantasyPR
Also, Uriah Heep’s Every Day Rocks box set is exclusively available via the Official Artist Store: https://uriahheep.lnk.to/EveryDayRocksPR
And Choices, a personal selection of Uriah Heep hits and deep cuts from across the band’s exceptional career on 6 CDs, is available at: https://uriahheep.lnk.to/ChoicesPRSweet Freedom tracklistA-Side:
- One Day
- Sweet Freedom
- If I Had the Time
- Seven Stars
Cat No. BMGCAT536LPBarcode: 4050538689839
Return to Fantasy tracklist A-Side:
- Return To Fantasy
- Shady Lady
- Devil’s Daughter
- Beautiful Dream
- P rima Donna
- Your Turn to Remember
- Why Did You Go
- A Year or a Day
Cat No. BMGCAT538LPBarcode: 4050538689853
Sweet Freedom’ and ‘Return to Fantasy’ as limited edition vinyl album picture discs Released by BMG on 20th January 2023