March 1 2005 by Stan Evens
I made a mistake on my short review the other day. I said there
wasn't anything special (I meant unique) about the latest MBP, I
couldn't have been further from the truth. First time I listened to
it was Monday at work on my computer with the volume down low,
without watching the video, this is what I based my review on. Since
then I've listened to it several time, much louder and it sounds
Today, I finally watched the dvd, with dolby digital surround sound
and it was fantastic. Its amazing how Uriah Heep just keeps getting
better every year. They seem to play these songs better and better.
The dvd was very well done for the video, and the awesome audio. The
setlist is fantastic once again. A great mix of their 34 year
history - 6 songs written by the current lineup - all awesome songs
and awesome renditions of these classic songs (yes, all their songs
are classics) - I love Words in the Distance, and a definite
highlight was When the War is Over - what a great version of an
excellent song, and the audience participation of singing (at Bernie
and Phil's urging) on this song was fabulous - you could tell the
special bond between the band and the fans. The venue looks
beautiful as well, I'm sure the sound at the show was fabulous.
The other 7 songs on the dvd are all great classic Heep songs - the
version of So Tired was awesome and I also thoroughly enjoyed If I
Had the Time and A Year or A Day. Even the versions of Gypsy and
July Morning seemed special. Look at Yourself with Osibisa was very
unique and excellent - Lee worked his ass off on this one!! The
songs were mixed together very well, with a couple of awesome
lead-ins from one song to the next - both on So Tired, leading right
into Words in the Distance and also If I Had the Time leading right
into A Year or A Day. And just after the excellent feeling you get
from hearing/watching these two songs - BOOM, next song is the
awesome Between Two Worlds, they just don't let up. What an awesome
display of talent, and we get to watch it over and over. Miss this
dvd at your own risk, its worth every dollar.
Thank You Uriah Heep for another release very well done. I for one,
will continue to enjoy everything you do. I also look very much
forward to the day when a new release of all new material comes
forth. I know this will happen because this group of so very
talented musicians just keeps getting better and better. A new
release will be a continuation of the great musical history of Uriah
Heep, a continuation of the last 34 years. As Bernie says in the
concert, they have 37 releases. I went back and counted and they do
count all the live releases and there are 37, every release counts.
To Many More 'Appy Days of Heep.
By Mikael Soderblom
Got my dvd today, and yes it is as good as I recall
The show. What struck me during the show was that Lee seemed "on edge"
and really hit his kit with joy ( I think Living Loud has something to
with it). I`ve seen this line-up for a some shows now and told my
friends when I was back from London that this was a real top show,
best I´ve seen with Heep and the dvd proves it. How is it possible to
want more every time I see a dvd or listen to cd I just wants see them
live again and agian.
What I miss in dvd is the encore with Trevor in that fantastic
"thing", was it a wig, or huge hairy beane or just a dog? Great Band,
Great Show, Great Event - Now we move on to MBP2005!!!
By DOUGIE AKA THE MEGA.
The new dvd is by far the best
to date the sound on the dts is fantastic .All the tracks are just
suppose if i have to pick favourites when the war is over,year or a
harmonies spine chilling,and look at yourself.They are all great,if i
to critisize it not long enough and no lady in black we have been
seeing trevor in that wig otherwise quite bloody brilliant.
DOUGIE AKA THE MEGA.