Review Summary: Essential Heep!
This review will be very short and simple to begin with. I was thinking about ignoring this compilation and move on to "High and Mighty"'s review, but I have a couple of ideas for this review, runnin' through my mind, so I won't drop this chance... "The Best of Uriah Heep" gathers all of the classics. It is a perfect compilation, having it all. If you have never heard of these guys and you want to see their big hits and epic songs, this is the place to start. It is a compilation that summarizes the band's golden years and hits.
At that time, the band needed a compilation. The band needed a record that portrayed their legacy, their mentality and their goals. And "The Best of Uriah Heep" has the full package, from "Very Eavy' Very 'Umble" to "Return To Fantasy". They had already had numerous line-up changes, but they were able to overcome their struggles and internal issues. In the future, they wouldn't be able to do that... But that's a story for another day, I guess!
Overall, I must say: if you're a Heep fan --or a Heepster, if you will-- or if you want to start diggin' some 70's old-fashioned prog-rock, get this album. I'm sure you won't regret your decision. You certainly won't be dissapointed. Rock on!
Recommended Tracks --the whole album's awesome, but anyways--