Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Uriah Heep - Look at Yourself (1971)

Look at Yourself is the third album released by British rock band Uriah Heep. The title track and "July Morning" were released as singles in North America in 1971 and 1973, respectively. The original cover art (not pictured opposite) was innovative, the LP coming in a single sleeve with a die-cut opening on the front through which a reflective foil 'mirror' was seen. This relates the cover art directly to the album title. The idea was that of guitarist Mick Box. Not being a perfect reflecting surface, one sees a distorted image of oneself. Indeed, this theme is carried on with the band photos on the rear of the LP sleeve, which have also been distorted. The band identifies with the listener and vice versa. The LP itself was housed in a heavy-duty card inner, complete with lyrics. The song "July Morning" has become the inspiration for the Bulgarian tradition of the same name (called July Morning). - Wikipedia

Ken Hensley - Organ, Piano, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Mick Box - Lead Guitar & Acoustic Guitar
David Byron - Lead Vocals
Paul Newton - Bass Guitar
Ian Clarke - Drums

1. Look at Yourself (5:07)
2. I Wanna Be Free (3:59)
3. July Morning (10:36)
4. Tears in My Eyes (5:02)
5. Shadows Of Grief (8:40)
6. What Should Be Done (4:13)
7. Love Machine (3:37)


Coisa Feita said...

Anonymous said...

I had this album at one point in my life - I think I was about 12 years old. When their first album came out with "Gypsy Queen" it was something of an undergroundish sensation.