Personnel: David Byron (vocals); Ken Hensley (guitar, keyboards, Moog synthesizer); Mick Box (guitar); Brian Cole (pedal steel guitar); Gary Thain (bass); Lee Kerslake (drums, percussion).
Recorded at Lansdowne Studios, London, England in September and October, 1972. Includes liner notes by Ken Hensley.
Personnel: David Byron (vocals); Ken Hensley (guitar, keyboards, Moog synthesizer); Mick Box (guitar); Gary Thain (bass guitar); Lee Kerslake (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixers: Pavel Salgado; Robert M. Corich; Ian Herron.
Audio Remasterer: Robert M. Corich.
Liner Note Author: Ken Hensley.
Recording information: Lansdowne Studios, Holland Park, London.
Photographer: Fin Costello.
Uriah Heep's 1972 release, THE MAGICIAN'S BIRTHDAY, followed in the same direction as its predecessor one year earlier, DEMONS AND WIZARDS--mystical lyrical themes are merged with heavy guitar riffs and prog-rock organ/synth explorations. Sonically, THE MAGICIAN'S BIRTHDAY is a tad more rough around the edges than DEMONS (keyboardist Ken Hensley is given more of a free reign on this album as well), but it's still unmistakably Uriah Heep. The album closing, ten and a half-minute title track is a bona fide Heep epic (with many mood shifts), while "Sweet Lorraine" catches the band at their most rough and rocking.