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Uriah Heep - Demons And Wizards



8.9 | 223 votes |
Release date: 19 May 1972
Style: Hard rock

Owners:

261 have it
28 want it


01. The Wizard
02. Traveller In Time
03. Easy Livin'
04. Poet's Justice
05. Circle Of Hands
06. Rainbow Demon
07. All My Life
08. Paradise
09. The Spell
10. Why [extended version] [2003 reissue bonus]
11. Rainbow Demon [single edit] [2003 reissue bonus]
12. Proud Words On a Dusty Shelf [2003 reissue bonus]
13. Home Again to You [demo] [2003 reissue bonus]
14. Green Eye [demo] [2003 reissue bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1972: 2
Top 200 albums of all time: 89

Guest review by
AndyMetalFreak
Rating:
9.5
Uriah Heep had released several albums by the time Demons And Wizards was released, including the critically acclaimed Look At Yourself, which was released the previous year, and is also one of my all-time favourite albums. However, it was this fourth release, Demons And Wizards, that really established the band Uriah Heep as a household name in British hard rock history.

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published 29.09.2021 | Comments (0)

This sweet album is 50 years old. It inspired several generations of musicians and it is still one of the best progressive rock releases of all time. Compared to the more famous 70s powerhouse bands, Uriah Heep are likely the most influential band you have hardly known anything about until now, and it is time to remedy that.

So whether you are a traveler in time, a wizard, or a simple rainbow demon, do yourself a favor and discover or revisit this classic album as your civic duty for 2022.

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30.09.2010 - 20:58
JohnDoe
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Excellent album; a paradox with this album is that the two hits on it - The Wizard and Easy Livin' are the weakest tracks, good songs though.
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04.12.2011 - 14:17
Rating: 10
silenius

This album just makes me happy in every way possible
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09.12.2011 - 03:35
Mattybu

Written by Guest on 30.09.2010 at 20:58

Excellent album; a paradox with this album is that the two hits on it - The Wizard and Easy Livin' are the weakest tracks, good songs though.


I thought Easy Livin' was a pretty good song actually. Love the keyboard or organ or whatever on that one.
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09.12.2011 - 16:49
JohnDoe
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Written by Mattybu on 09.12.2011 at 03:35

Written by Guest on 30.09.2010 at 20:58

Excellent album; a paradox with this album is that the two hits on it - The Wizard and Easy Livin' are the weakest tracks, good songs though.


I thought Easy Livin' was a pretty good song actually. Love the keyboard or organ or whatever on that one.


You misread what i wrote there, i never said the songs were NOT good.
I agree, the keyboard work on Easy Livin' is great.
And talking about Easy Livin', I love WASP's cover of it.
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09.12.2011 - 23:51
Mattybu

Written by Guest on 09.12.2011 at 16:49

You misread what i wrote there, i never said the songs were NOT good.
I agree, the keyboard work on Easy Livin' is great.
And talking about Easy Livin', I love WASP's cover of it.


Oh true... Especially probably should have read that one better considering you even explicitly pointed out they were both still good...

Also checked out the WASP cover and you're right man it rocks!
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24.01.2013 - 21:43
Rating: 9
bblitz

Simply great and I think this band needs more attention
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28.09.2013 - 14:56
Sznc

An example of a release being so exceptional that it makes the rest of the discography sound like crap.
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15.06.2018 - 11:57
Rating: 10
nonZero

A great, relatively unknown gem! I probably never would have found this without MS (which I could say about a lot of great albums).

9.5/10 leaning towards a 10 for me - 'The Wizard', 'Easy Livin'' and 'Circle Of Hands' are the standout tracks IMO. 'Traveller In Time', 'Rainbow Demon' and 'The Spell' are all also great.
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03.09.2018 - 20:20
Rating: 9
Jope Steele
Steelmeister
Amazing meisterpiece. From these songs "Traveller In Time" is the one to look up to
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A Call for New 'Revolutionaries' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8HwtRAvalo
A Call for Parallel Institutions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=]Vw3tUXdLu2Y
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16.01.2022 - 16:27
Rating: 10
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by Jope Steele on 03.09.2018 at 20:20

From these songs "Traveller In Time" is the one to look up to

Been a while since I revisited this, so finally giving this song more attention.
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Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?
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16.01.2022 - 18:19
Rating: 9
Jope Steele
Steelmeister
Written by RaduP on 16.01.2022 at 16:27

Written by Jope Steele on 03.09.2018 at 20:20

From these songs "Traveller In Time" is the one to look up to

Been a while since I revisited this, so finally giving this song more attention.


One of my favorites from UH and that should say a lot when they have so many great songs.
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A Call for New 'Revolutionaries' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8HwtRAvalo
A Call for Parallel Institutions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=]Vw3tUXdLu2Y
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17.01.2022 - 07:43
Rating: 10
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by Jope Steele on 16.01.2022 at 18:19

Written by RaduP on 16.01.2022 at 16:27

Written by Jope Steele on 03.09.2018 at 20:20

From these songs "Traveller In Time" is the one to look up to

Been a while since I revisited this, so finally giving this song more attention.


One of my favorites from UH and that should say a lot when they have so many great songs.

"Traveler In Time" is a great song, it sounds ahead of it's time, it's heavy, has cool lyrics, with a great riff, but "Rainbow Demon" is my favourite, and I always had a soft spot in my heart for "The Wizard".
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20.01.2022 - 15:07
Rating: 9
Jope Steele
Steelmeister
Written by AndyMetalFreak on 17.01.2022 at 07:43


"Traveler In Time" is a great song, it sounds ahead of it's time, it's heavy, has cool lyrics, with a great riff, but "Rainbow Demon" is my favourite, and I always had a soft spot in my heart for "The Wizard".


The album has plenty of brilliant songs, so it wasn't a clear-cut choice which songs are best to me other than Traveler. I enjoy most of them, tbh -- maybe Easy Livin not so much as others. Such amazing songwriters in one band during this era.
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A Call for New 'Revolutionaries' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8HwtRAvalo
A Call for Parallel Institutions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=]Vw3tUXdLu2Y
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20.01.2022 - 18:11
Rating: 10
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by Jope Steele on 20.01.2022 at 15:07

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 17.01.2022 at 07:43


"Traveler In Time" is a great song, it sounds ahead of it's time, it's heavy, has cool lyrics, with a great riff, but "Rainbow Demon" is my favourite, and I always had a soft spot in my heart for "The Wizard".


The album has plenty of brilliant songs, so it wasn't a clear-cut choice which songs are best to me other than Traveler. I enjoy most of them, tbh -- maybe Easy Livin not so much as others. Such amazing songwriters in one band during this era.

I thought "Easy Livin" was the weakest on the album too, it wasn't a bad song, but it fell into the same trap as "Paranoid" did for Black Sabbath, it was short and very catchy, which made it radio friendly, so and became their main hit, and so it got overplayed.
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19.04.2022 - 20:45
Rating: 10
Samot

This is the Best album ever released in this globe.
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