On 24th September BMG are delighted to announce the release of Choices, a personal selection of Uriah Heep hits and deep cuts from across the band’s exceptional fifty year and 24 album career.
Created with the full collaboration of Uriah Heep themselves and curated by guitarist and founder member Mick Box from the seminal albums by British hard rock legends Uriah Heep. The six discs, include personal selections from Ken Hensley and Lee Kerslake who sadly both passed in 2021. New additions to the Choices collection come from lead vocalist Bernie Shaw and keyboard player Phil Lanzon, who have both been with the band for 35 years.
This collection of 77 tracks, is completed with six art cards which carry personal notations from each band member and their reproduced signature.
‘Who would have guessed it, 50 years of Heep and counting! Our music has continued to stand the test of time, and the fans are the reason we are still here doing it. There is no better feeling than knowing our music has endured, and that our live shows continue to rock people in 62 countries worldwide.’ – Mick Box
Uriah Heep and BMG are also proud to release the ambitious and beautifully presented Every Day Rocks box set on 24th September, which includes the first seven albums on 12” vinyl picture disc, plus seven accompanying t-shirts (one for every day of the week), corresponding art cards feature motivational lyrics and a calendar wall planner for planning the week’s Uriah Heep listening. These albums are available officially for the first time as vinyl picture discs and the albums; Demons And Wizards and The Magicians Birthday feature both reimagined and original artwork by renowned fantasy artist Roger Dean.
Mick Boxhas personally signed an authenticity card which accompanies every Every Day Rocks box set.
Evoking an era when prog, hard rock and heavy metal co-existed in an era of glorious, boundary-breaking music, Uriah Heep rose from inexperienced studio musicians with everything to prove to bona fide limo inhabiting rock stars.
After selling over 40 million albums worldwide, over the years Uriah Heep have influenced many different metal bands around the globe, among the most popular being Dio. Bands including A-ha, King Diamond, Krokus, Demons & Wizards, Fifth Angel and Axel Rudi Pell have all cited Uriah Heep as a band of personal influence, while W.A.S.P, Tesla and Blackmore’s Night have all covered the band’s songs.
Uriah Heep continue to tour until this day with founding member Mick Box.