Mick Box Talks Uriah Heep's New Album, 'Living the Dream'

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“I think of the music of Uriah Heep as ‘melodic rock,’ because melody is a very important part of what we do, whether the music is heavy or folk-y or bluesy or pop-oriented. We set a precedent with our trademark sound back in the Seventies, and it’s still true today: five-part vocal harmonies, Hammond organ and wah-wah guitar. With those three elements, it will sound like Uriah Heep!”

The ubiquitous Mick Box, original guitarist and sole founding member of Uriah Heep, is discussing Living the Dream, the band’s latest release and 25th album of their storied career. Produced by the widely respected Canadian engineer Jay Ruston, known for his work with Stone Sour, Paul Gilbert, Killswitch Engage, Black Star Riders and many more, Living the Dream captures the classic Uriah Heep sound in all of its expansive, ultra-heavy glory, evidenced by the opening track, “Grazed by Heaven,” along with “Rocks in the Road,” “Take Away My Soul” and the powerful title track.

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