British Heavy Metal and Classic Rock heroes Uriah Heap will release a massive a “super deluxe” career-spanning box set – Fifty Years in Rock on October 30th via BMG. The collection was created with the full collaboration of Uriah Heep themselves and curated by founding members Mick Box, Ken Hensley, Paul Newton, and Lee Kerslake, who passed away last week. RIP. Watch Uriah Heep – 50 Years In Rock! – official unboxing Video here and pre-order at the link below:
The box set contains 23 CD albums including 4 CDs compiled by the original members, plus all the studio albums and live 1973. This set also includes “The Magician’s Birthday” LP, remastered by renowned engineer Andy Pearce of Lou Reed and Black Sabbath fame, with re-imagined artwork by Roger Dean, two art cards, and a 64-page book featuring rarities from the band’s personal archives.
“This 50th Anniversary box set fills me with immense pride and takes me on a musical journey I could never have imagined. We are still on that magical adventure, but reaching our 50-year Anniversary is something to be proud of and an amazing achievement. It has been a roller coaster ride that as we stand today has no ending, so we proudly celebrate our 50th Anniversary with this stunning box set that BMG have worked so hard to put together, while remembering all of the wonderful musicians including those that are in rock n’ roll heaven, that have been a part of this fantastic milestone. ‘Appy days!” exclaims Mick Box.
“Sitting here, just a few days from my 75th birthday, it’s easy for me to flash back 50 years to when me, Mick, David, Gary and Lee really knew we were on to something big and amazing!
What makes it even easier is the incredible boxed set that BMG has put together to celebrate this massive milestone.
The box is a perfect tribute to a band that achieved what so few have done, to Mickie and the boys who keep the legend rolling and of course, to all of you who made it possible.
My sincere and humble thanks to all concerned.” – Ken Hensley.
Uriah Heep continue to tour until this day with founding member Mick Box, while Ken Hensley tours extensively as a successful solo artist.
To pre-order Uriah Heep’s Fifty Years In Rock go to: https://uriahheep.lnk.to/50YIRPR
Exclusive to the D2C store:
D2C bundles include a T-shirt bundle and signed artcard bundle.
Uriah Heep – 50 Years In Rock Deluxe Boxset
Contents in full:
23 CD albums and 4 CDs compiled by the original members
Each of the following have curated a disc of their favourite Uriah Heep choices
Ken Hensley’s Choices: 14 tracks
Lee Kerslake’s Choices: 14 tracks
Mick Box’s Choices: 15 tracks
Paul Newton’s Choices: 14 tracks
The Magician’s Birthday LP featuring re-imagined artwork by Roger Dean
64-page book featuring rarities from the band’s personal archives
Includes new notation by the original members and fully updated band member timeline.
2 x Roger Dean art cards including original and re-imagined artwork for Magician’s Birthday and Demons And Wizards
Includes every studio album and Live ’73
Format: Super Deluxe Box Set
Cat No. BMGCAT463BOX