Uriah Heep Featuring Ken Hensley, John Lawton - The Magician's Birthday Party album download
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This is the official live recording of one magical evening in London when Uriah Heep were joined on stage by former members Ken Hensley and John Lawton for a unique reunion concert featuring the very best of Uriah Heep live. Recorded on the Fleetwood mobile Mixed at the Stoneroom Studios CD mastered at Finesplice.
In 1976 Lawton joined Uriah Heep as their frontman, recording the albums Firefly, Innocent Victim, Fallen Angel and Live in Europe '79, touring Europe and the . until September 1979. During his longstanding career Lawton has worked with some big names of rock, on various projects, including Roger Glover's "Butterfly Ball" live at the Royal Albert Hall in 1975, featuring David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Ian Gillan and Twiggy. He sang on Eddie Hardin's "Wizard's Convention II" with Chris Farlowe, Denny Laine, Paul Jones and Tony Ashton. On 7 December 2001, both John Lawton and Ken Hensley appeared on stage with Uriah Heep during the annual Magician's Birthday Party at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London. This concert was recorded and released as a CD/DVD.
Information about the album Uriah Heep - The Magician’s Birthday (1972). The Magician’s Birthday was an attempt not only to repeat the success of Demons and Wizards, but also to realise the concept by Ken Hensley based on a short story that he wrote during the summer of 1972. The title track is dedicated to the fight between the good and the evil. Echoes In The Dark and Tales were also based on the story about the magician’s birthday. But the album was recorded in a hurry, and the concept was not fully realised. This was noticed by music critics.
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Itīs kind of a pity that they donīt play the whole album through, but they do pick up some of itīs most important tracks like Sunrise, Tales and, obviously, the title track (more of that later). The concert also includes fine versions of other classics plus some newer material (equally good, believe it or not). The Magician's Birthday party was intended to become an annual event, although in recent years there has been some slippage in its frequency. While subsequent Parties can certainly be hailed as Magic Nights it is the first such event, held in London UK in 2001, which stands as the most memorable and emotional evening to date. The then current line up (drummer Lee Kerslake has since retired) were joined by former Heep members John Lawton and Ken Hensley.
The Magician’s Birthday Party took place in Shepherds Bush Empire in London on the 7th of December 2001 in front of a capacity crowd. It was a night of celebration for both band and their fans and this DVD is just the perfect documentation of this great event. The other oldie John Lawton (singer of Heep between ’76-’79) just came on stage right before the end of the song The Magician’s Birthday and received a big round of applause. Unfortunately there was not too much time left to perform as the show was nearly close to its end, but he sung Sympathy and Free ‘n’ Easy together with Bernie Shaw. RADIO SCHEDULE (Times In CET). The Daily Album Premiere ShowWednesday, 6:00 am - 6:30 am. The 12th Hour ShowWednesday, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmNew albums hot off the press! Thrash ZoneWednesday, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmOne hour filled with thrash metal!