Demons & Wizards (studio album) by Uriah Heep
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Demons & Wizards is ranked as the best album by Uriah Heep.
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.9/100, a mean average of 77.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.
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2 albums at 1971 are best in their career 🤘🏻😎
Fantastic album. One of Heep's finest if not the best they've done. Great flowing melodies, rhythm and harmony along side the classic rock sound. Strong start and just gets better with the second half just oozing master class supremacy.
First saw Heep at the Wakes Arms pub in Essex (UK) in July 1970 and they are still going strong 50 years later, although Mick Box lead guitar is the only member of that original lineup. This album is probably their best as more than any other it highlights Ken Hensley's song writing abilities tackling hard rock, metal, prog and refined gentle acoustic numbers and there are touches of blues, jazz and glam, which creates an album that is accessible to many different tastes. David Byron was one of the best rock lead vocalist's ever. His range, tone and ability to tackle any type of song was almost operatic and together with Mick Box, a top notch lead guitarist, and Ken Hensley's sophisticated and powerful keyboards formed the focal point of the band at the time.
I can quite honestly say this album has no duds, no filler, it has its highs but never dips, it maintains a level of consistency throughout that even some so called great albums fail to achieve. Give it a listen. No give it more and let it win you over. 70's rock doesn't get much better than this in my ever so 'umble opinion.
This album was a Christmas present (which I had asked for!) back in the early eighties and I can remember how excited I was to open the wrapping and gaze upon the very 'progressive' style cover art ahead of lowering the needle into the first track. This is an album which never disappoints and which is probably more progressive than metal. In fact, it has all the elements of a prog masterpiece, a fitting cover, a theme which follows through several tracks and musicianship which twists and winds like a snake in a hot desert outcrop! Is this a prog masterpiece which as yet has sat under the covers yet to be discovered?
The Heep's best. Electric, acoustic, heavy, restrained, guitar, organ, you name it, this one has it all.
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I think I am going to renumber my Heep list and put this one on top. I can't stop listening to it.
Favoritas: Easy Living, Circle Of Hands, The Wizard
Great album. Unfortunately, it looses something near the end, but songs like "Easy Livin'" or "Rainbow Deamon" are simply hard rock masterpieces. Play it loud.
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