Uriah Heep - the magician's birthday



Disc 1 | 12"
A Matrix:
1. "Sunrise" 4:04 2. "Spider Woman" Mick Box, David Byron, Lee Kerslake, Gary Thain 2:25 3. "Blind Eye" 3:33 4. "Echoes in the Dark" 4:48 5. "Rain" 4:00  
B Matrix:
6. "Sweet Lorraine" Box, Byron, Thain 4:13 7. "Tales" 4:09 8. "The Magician's Birthday" Box, Hensley, Kerslake 10:21  
Record Details
Artist: Uriah Heep
Title: the magician's birthday
Format: 12"
Label: Bronze and IslandMercury (North America)
Cat No: 5414939928390
Released: 1972
Genres: Rock
Numbered: #70
Status Details
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Additional Information
Comments The Magician's Birthday is the fifth album by British rock band Uriah Heep, released in November 1972 by Bronze Records in the UK and Mercury Records in the US. The concept was "based loosely on a short story" written by keyboardist Ken Hensley in June and July 1972.[1]
The original vinyl release was a gatefold sleeve, the front designed again by Roger Dean. The inner fold had pictures of the band, with the album itself housed in a liner on which were printed the lyrics.
The single "Sweet Lorraine" / "Blind Eye" reached No. 91 in the US Hot 100 chart.[2] The single "Spider Woman" reached No. 14 in Germany.[3] The Magician's Birthday was certified gold by the RIAA on 22 January 1973.[4]
The album was remastered and reissued by Castle Communications in 1996 with two bonus tracks, and again in 2003 in an expanded deluxe edition. In 2017, Sanctuary Records released a two-disc version.
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