SPICE (pre-URIAH HEEP) – The Complete Recordings

SPICE (pre-URIAH HEEP) - The Complete Recordings full

As requested, here we go the very first URIAH HEEP recordings when they were named SPICE. All these were taped before organist Ken Hensley joined, but the rest of the line-up is the complete Heep: David Byron (vocals), Mick Box (guitar), Paul Newton (bass), Alex Napier (drums), while Colin Wood was the keyboardist.
SPICE only officially released one single, “What About The Music” (b/w “In Love”) in 1968, eventually transforming into Uriah Heep during the recording of their first full-length album. The band’s last concert under the SPICE moniker was on 21 February 1970 supporting Deep Purple – the band changed its name to Uriah Heep shortly after.
However, SPICE recorded many songs but were shelved when Hensley joined the band. His arrival gave them their definitive sound, and to mark the change, SPICE renamed themselves URIAH HEEP.
Some time ago Mick Box & Co, fascinated to hear this early material once again, decided to finally gave its proper release, newly mixed / remastered from the original 8 track tapes.
A must for Uriah Heep fans and the early ’70s British scene.


01 – What About The Music
02 – In Love
03 – Astranaza
04 – Celebrate
05 – Born In A Trunk
06 – Magic Lantern (Parts 1, 2 And 3)
07 – Schoolgirl
08 – I Want You Babe
09 – Born In A Trunk (different version)
10 – Wake Up (Set Your Sights)
11 – Come Away Melinda

Vocals – David Byron
Guitars – Mick Box
Bass – Paul Newton
Drums – Alex Napier
Keyboards – Colin Wood


6 Responses

  1. Örjan says:

    Uriah Heep – 50 Years In Rock… Please!?

  2. Ray says:

    I’ve always wanted to hear this. Thanks! I don’t see it on Amazon to order.

    • 0dayrox says:

      These tracks are taken from:
      – The Lansdowne Tapes (compilation of recordings by Spice, and outtakes from the first three Uriah Heep albums) – Recorded 1968-1971, CD released 1994
      – A Time of Revelation (four-disc anthology of Uriah Heep material, including recordings by Spice), released 1996

  3. edvard kos says:

    Thank you for bringing the great old music back to life again.

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