Columbia SC 1972

Either this show or the Youngstown, Ohio recording would be the earliest known to surface yet with Gary Thain on bass.  He joined the band on February 1, 1972 at the Whiskey A-Go-Go in LA replacing Mark Clarke.   Rumors of a recording from one of those dates have surfaced by nothing has yet to materialize. 

This is a very poor copy of Uriah Heep's set in support of Cactus during their second US tour.  Sources indicate the master for this show exists on reel to reel, so perhaps eventually a better quality copy hopefully may surface. 

Date:  February 27, 1972
Columbia Coliseum
Grade:  D+
Sound:  Remastered from poor source tape
Total Running Time:  48 minutes 33 Seconds
Source:  Audience Recording
Artwork:  Unknown

Lineup / Credits:

David Byron:  Lead Vocals
Ken Hensley:  Keyboards, Guitar, Backing Vocals
Mick Box:  Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Gary Thain:  Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Lee Kerslake:  Drums, Backing Vocals


Track Listing:

1. Bird Of Prey
2. I Wanna Be Free
3. July Morning
4. Guitar Solo
5. Improvisation
7. Gypsy 

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