URIAH HEEP — Return To Fantasy

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Album · 1975

Filed under Hard Rock
By URIAH HEEP

Tracklist

1. Return To Fantasy (5:50)
2. Shady Lady (4:47)
3. Devil's Daughter (4:49)
4. Beautiful Dream (4:53)
5. Prima Donna (3:09)
6. Your Turn To Remember (4:22)
7. Showdown (4:19)
8. Why Did You Go (3:52)
9. A Year Or A Day (4:28)

Total Time 40:33

Line-up/Musicians

- David Byron / vocals
- Ken Hensley / keyboard, guitars, synthesizer, vocals
- Mick Box / guitars
- John Wetton / bass guitar, mellotron, vocals
- Lee Kerslake / drums, percussion, vocals

About this release

30 June 1975
Bronze, Warner

Reissued by Castle in 1996 with the following bonus tracks:

10. Shout It Out (3:35)
11. The Time Will Come (4:10)
12. Beautiful Dream (previously unreleased version) (5:49)
13. Return To Fantasy (edited version) (3:40)

Reissued by Sanctuary in 2004 with the following bonus tracks:

10. Shout It Out (single b-side) (3:34)
11. The Time Will Come (single b-side) 4:08
12. Prima Donna (alternate demo version) (4:05)
13. Why Did You Go (alternate demo version) (5:18)
14. Showdown (alternate demo version) (4:18)
15. Beautiful Dream (alternate demo version) (5:48)
16. Return To Fantasy (extended version) (7:18)

Thanks to Pekka, Time Signature, cannon, Lynx33 for the updates

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bonnek
Return To Fantasy can't lay any claims on the band's past greatness but at least it contains some more heavyness then the often mellow direction of the previous albums. Some of the songs here are even as good as what appeared on Demons and Wizards.

Return to Fantasy is a great epic track with plenty of vocal harmonies, good melodies and great organ and synth leads, nothing new but well-written and focused. Shady Lady is forgettable rock ‘n’ Roll but Devil’s Daughter is another catchy tune that wouldn’t have been out of place on the debut.

Beautiful Dream counts even as one of my Heep favorites. Especially the synth intro is downright classic, but the entire songs is wonderful really. The high pitched vocals at the end reach heights that only Judas Priest and King Diamond have claimed since. After a number of average songs, the album ends strongly with A Year Or A Day.

As an album it remains slightly below expectation but I can really recommend some of the songs here to everyone that loved Uriah Heep’s classic albums.

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