URIAH HEEP: 'Outsider' Album Details Revealed


URIAH HEEP, one of the pivotal hard rock groups to emerge from England in the late 1960s, returns with “Outsider”, its 24th studio album, and the first since 2011’s “Into The Wild”.

“Outsider” will be released on June 9 in the U.K., June 6 in the rest of Europe and June 10 in North America via Frontiers Records.

“We are very proud of our history,” says URIAH HEEP founder/guitarist Mick Box, “but it is equally important to keep producing new material. This new album, ‘Outsider’, is very much a rock album in true HEEP style. It shows that we still have the same passion and energy for our music that we have always had.”

From the opening chords of the album’s hard-driving rocker “Speed Of Sound” to the more introspective closer “Say Goodbye”, “Outsider” proves that URIAH HEEP has remained a musical powerhouse, and one that can effectively balance its legendary sound with a distinctly contemporary approach. The record, which was produced by Mike Paxman (ASIA, STATUS QUO), also introduces bassist Dave Rimmer, who joined the band last summer after the untimely death of long time member, Trevor Bolder.

Says Box of his late friend, Bolder: “We lost a world class bass player, singer, songwriter and friend. While Trevor was ill, he wanted us to continue working, so we used a bass player called Dave Rimmer, who Trevor approved of. It was only natural that Dave carried on with the band.”

After major tours of Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and South America, upon the release of “Outsider”, URIAH HEEP will launch a world tour that will take in many continents as the band promotes the new album to an international audience.

“Outsider” CD track listing:

01. Speed Of Sound
02. One Minute
03. The Law
04. The Outsider
05. Rock The Foundation
06. Is Anybody Gonna Help Me?
07. Looking At You
08. Can’t Take That Away
09. Jesse
10. Kiss The Rainbow
11. Say Goodbye

“Outsider” LP edition:

Side 1:

01. Speed Of Sound
02. One Minute
03. The Law
04. Can’t Take That Away
05. Rock The Foundation

Side 2:

01. The Outsider
02. Is Anybody Gonna Help Me?
03. Looking At You
04. Jessie
05. Kiss The Rainbow
06. Say Goodbye