Sonic Origami

Sonic Origami

by Uriah Heep
     
 

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Originally issued in Japan in 1998, Sonic Origami was released in the U.S. a year later with the bonus track intact. The album has a grand, epic tone throughout that doesn't always match Uriah Heep's journeyman-sounding prog-tinged hard rock, and some songs' lyrics sink under the weight of their pretension or sentimentality. But for diehard Heep fans those areSee more details below

Overview

Originally issued in Japan in 1998, Sonic Origami was released in the U.S. a year later with the bonus track intact. The album has a grand, epic tone throughout that doesn't always match Uriah Heep's journeyman-sounding prog-tinged hard rock, and some songs' lyrics sink under the weight of their pretension or sentimentality. But for diehard Heep fans those are minor quibbles; while the group's sound may not be devastatingly original anymore, they are definitely quite committed to their performances, and the occasional overreaching is part and parcel with this sort of classic AOR pomp-rock (and, in fact, constitutes a not insignificant part of its appeal). So ultimately, it's difficult to criticize Sonic Origami too harshly, because it is a solid entry in its chosen genre. And -- especially given that Uriah Heep has put out more than their fair share of lifeless crap over the years -- it's actually pretty admirable that the band is continuing to release respectable records this far into their career. Classic rock fans will probably enjoy this without reservation.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/26/2013
Label:
Ais
UPC:
5013929911420
catalogNumber:
2991142
Rank:
58456

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Uriah Heep   Primary Artist
Jim Hughes   Guitar
John Welch   Bass,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Uriah Heep   Arranger
Jim Peterik   Composer
Trevor Bolder   Composer
Mick Box   Composer
Lee Kerslake   Composer
Phil Lanzon   Composer,String Arrangements
Pip Williams   Producer
Frankie Sullivan   Composer
Norman Goodman   Engineer
Jim Hughes   Drum Technician,Stage Manager
Tony Bridge   Mastering
Malcolm Dome   Liner Notes
Stuart Campbell   Engineer
Charlotte Evans   Engineer
Matthew Lanzon   Composer,Lyricist
Andy Pearce   Mastering
Dave Marshall   Artwork

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