Uriah Heep Live to be reissued for Record Store Day

The Uriah Heep Live vinyl

Uriah Heep’s 1973 double live album Uriah Heep Live is to be reissued and remastered to mark this year’s Record Store Day on April 22.

It’ll be pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl, with each record presented on its own individual splatter pattern and housed in a full colour gatefold sleeve.

It’ll also come with a tour brochure from 1973 featuring photographs and interviews from the time of the record’s original release. In addition, 50 copies have been signed at random by guitarist Mick Box.

Uriah Heep Live was the band’s first live release and was recorded on January 26 at the Town Hall in Birmingham, England. It featured 12 tracks including Gypsy, Sunrise and Sweet Lorraine.

Box was joined in the lineup by vocalist David Byron, keyboardist Ken Hensley, bassist Gary Thain and drummer Lee Kerslake.

Uriah Heep will head out on the road for dates across Europe in the coming months. Find a full list of their tour dates below.

Uriah Heep 2017 tour dates

Apr 21: Dnipropetrovsk DK Shinnik, Ukarine
Apr 22: Kharklv KKZU, Ukraine
Apr 24: Odessa Filarmonia, Ukraine
Jun 25: Retro C Trop Festival, France
Jul 07: Glamrock Fest, Austria
Jul 08: Lovely Days Festival, Austria
Jul 09: Pratteln Z7, Switzerland
Jul 12: Tilburg 013, Netherlands
Jul 14: Bronneysund Festival, Norway
Jul 23: Winterbach Zeltspektake, Germany
Jul 29: Crete Over The Wall Festival, Greece
Aug 04: Schwetzingen Schloss, Germany
Aug 05: Spalt Open Air Lieder, Germany
Aug 11: Salzgitter Open Air, Germany
Aug 12: Pardubice Friends Festival, Czech Republic
Aug 13: Strakonice Castle, Czech Republic
Aug 26: Faversham A New Day Festival, UK

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