Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Critical Review Hensley Years - 1970-1976 |
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
In his first candid interview for 25 years Ken gives a frank and revealing account which pulls no punches. We reveal the on and off stage factors which shaped the creation of the music. In addition we also hear the views o... more »
Only for Serious Heep Fans.
Lovely to See You | Out There Somewhere | 08/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you have more than a passing interest in Uriah Heep, and are particularly fond of the years from Very 'Eavy, Very 'Umble through to High and Mighty, then you will find this a good addition to your collection. True, some of the critics featured go overboard in their praise of the band, mostly Malcolm Dome and Louis Rentrop, but most of them mean well even if you sometimes get the idea they think all Heep did was defecate gold. Even some of us more ardent fans know better than that!
What is generally agreed by most is that the band was egregiously underrated when compared to their peers of the day, and that their recognition as top metal contenders is long overdue. Heartbreaking accounts of the late Gary Thain and David Byron are also featured, as well as performance footage a lot of us weren't lucky enough to see. You can also see the deterioration of their stage performances shortly before David Byron was fired for his excessive alcoholism and Ken Hensley left the band. If anything, this bio is a testimony to the fact that Heep was a great band that let success and excess go to their heads, but the best music from that era still speaks about the quality of output they managed to create with the right combination of players."
Gary P. McCracken | Tulsa, Oklahoma United States | 06/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While it gives an interesting insights of the early Heep years, it spends too much time on the peripherals and doesn't get into the "nitty-gritty" details I would have liked to hear about. However, in order to do that, the program would have to be longer. I cannot give it 5 stars because of that, but it was informative and entertaining. Perhaps there should be TWO programs: pre Magician's Birthday and Magician's Birthday onward, so more songs could be discussed that were passed on in this program."
Muy buen resumen de la era Byron
Pelayo Yompián | Lima,Perú | 09/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Realmente me gustó mucho este análisis de la primera etapa de los sensacionales Uriah Heep.Con comentarios de sus discos y extractos de sus principales canciones,con la legendaria formación con David Byron,Mick Box,Ken Hensley,Gary Thain y Lee Kerslake.Ojo,viene sólo en inglés.No hay subtítulos."