Sweet Freedom (Uriah Heep album)

Sweet Freedom
SweetFreedom.jpg
Studio album by
Released 3 September 1973
Recorded June–July 1973
Studio Château d'Hérouville, France
Genre
Length 37:23
Label
Producer Gerry Bron
Uriah Heep chronology
The Magician's Birthday
(1972)
Sweet Freedom
(1973)
Wonderworld
(1974)
Singles from Sweet Freedom
  1. "Stealin'"
    Released: August 1973 (UK)[1]
  2. "Dreamer"
    Released: October 1973 (Japan)[2]
  3. "Seven Stars"
    Released: November 1973 (NL and Japan)[3]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic [4]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 8/10[5]

Sweet Freedom is the sixth studio album by British rock band Uriah Heep, released in September 1973 by Bronze Records in the UK and Warner Bros. Records in the US.

The original vinyl release was a gatefold, reproducing the lyrics within. There was also a central page with a photograph of each band member.

It was the first Uriah Heep album to be released by Warner Bros. in the U.S. Sweet Freedom reached No. 33 in the US Billboard 200 chart.[6] It was certified gold by the RIAA on 5 March 1974.[7]

AllMusic's retrospective review noted that Heep "began to explore new styles to flesh out their combination of prog complexity and heavy metal muscle."[4]

The album was remastered and reissued by Castle Communications in 1996 with two bonus tracks, and again in 2004 in an expanded deluxe edition.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Ken Hensley, except where noted.

Personnel

Uriah Heep

Production

  • Gerry Bron – producer
  • Peter Gallen – engineer, mixing at Lansdowne Studios, London

Charts

Album

Certifications

Country Organization Year Sales
U.S. RIAA 1974 Gold (500,000)[7]
UK BPI 1973 Silver (+ 60,000)[20]

References

  1. ^ "Uriah Heep singles".
  2. ^ "Uriah Heep singles".
  3. ^ "Uriah Heep singles".
  4. ^ a b Guarisco, Donald A. "Uriah Heep – Sweet Freedom review". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  5. ^ Popoff, Martin (October 2003). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 1: The Seventies. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 302. ISBN 978-1894959025.
  6. ^ a b "Uriah Heep Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  7. ^ a b "RIAA Database: Search for Uriah Heep". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Uriah Heep – Sweet Freedom (Album)". Norwegiancharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Sisältää hitin: Levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1961: U > Uriah Heep". Sisältää hitin / Timo Pennanen. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 20, No. 17, December 08, 1973". Library and Archives Canada. 8 December 1973. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Uriah Heep – Sweet Freedom". Austriancharts.at (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Album – Uriah Heep, Sweet Freedom". Charts.de (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Sweet Freedom – Uriah Heep". Danske Hitlister.dk. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Uriah Heep Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  15. ^ AA.VV. (25 April 2006). Album Chart-Book Complete Edition 1970~2005. Tokyo, Japan: Oricon. ISBN 978-487-1-31077-2.
  16. ^ "Go-Set Australian charts – 9 February 1974". Poparchives.com.au. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Uriah Heep – Stealin' (Song)". Norwegiancharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Single – Uriah Heep, Stealin'". Charts.de (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Uriah Heep Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  20. ^ "BPI Awards Database: Search for Uriah Heep". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 22 November 2018.

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