Uriah Heep recorded “Sympathy” in London

Uriah Heep recorded “Sympathy” in London

English rock band formed in London in 1969. Their current lineup includes lead and guitarist Mick Box, keyboardist Phil Lanzon, lead vocalist Bernie Shaw, drummer Russell Gilbrook, and bassist Davey Rimmer. They have experienced numerous lineup changes throughout their 51-year career, leaving Box as the only remaining original member.

Notable former members of the band include vocalists David Byron, John Lawton, John Sloman, Peter Goalby and Steff Fontaine, bassists Gary Thain, Trevor Bolder, John Wetton, Bob Daisley, Paul Newton and John Jowitt, drummers Nigel Olsson, Lee Kerslake and Chris Slade, multi-instrumentalist Ken Hensley and keyboardists John Sinclair. Uriah Heep have released twenty-four studio albums, twenty live albums and forty-one compilation albums.

100 Chalk Farm Road, the site of Roundhouse Recording studios / Image: by buildington.co.uk

The song “Sympathy”, was originally released on their tenth studio album Firefly in 1976. The album, released in February 1977 by Bronze Records in the UK and Warner Bros. Records in the US. “Sympathy” has been written by Ken Hensley and sung by John Lawton. Later the same year the song has been released as the second and last single from the album. The song was recorded and mixed at Roundhouse Recording studios in London between October and November 1976.

Roundhouse Recording Studios, established in 1975 by Gerry Bron. It was the studio arm of Bronze Records.Originally situated at 100 Chalk Farm Road in Camden’s legendary Roundhouse venue neighbourhood. In the late 1980s the studio relocated to Hatton Garden in Saffron Hill, and eventually closed down a few years later / Image: via muzines.co.uk

⇒ Listen Uriah Heep – Sympathy 1977


Featured Image: Uriah Heep 1976 / Image: unknown, via pinterest.com

Websites: uriah-heep.com, ken-hensley.com



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