…Very ’eavy …Very ’umble – Uriah Heep – 1970


Album …Very ’eavy …Very ’umble by Uriah Heep
Album …Very ’eavy …Very ’umble by Uriah Heep

…Very ’eavy …Very ’umble is the title of the first studio album by the British rock band Uriah Heep, released in 1970. The album showcases the band’s experimentation with various genres, such as heavy metal, progressive rock, and hard rock. The album was produced by Gerry Bron and recorded at Lansdowne Studios in London. The original vinyl release featured a gatefold sleeve with a cobweb-covered David Byron on the front. The US release had a different cover art and replaced the track “Lucy Blues” with “Bird of Prey”. The album received mostly negative reviews from critics at the time, but has since been recognized as an early classic of the heavy metal genre.

…Very ’eavy …Very ’umble is considered to be one of the most influential heavy metal albums of all time. It helped to establish Uriah Heep as one of the leading bands in the genre, and it inspired countless other bands to adopt a heavier, more blues-influenced sound.

The personnel of the album …Very ’eavy …Very ’umble by Uriah Heep, released in 1970, are:

  • David Byron – lead vocals
  • Mick Box – lead guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Ken Hensley – organ, slide guitar, Mellotron, piano, backing vocals
  • Paul Newton – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Ollie Olsson – drums, percussion

This information is based on the Wikipedia article and other sources .

The different versions published for this album :