Sea of Light (album)

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Sea of Light
SeaOfLight(album).jpg
Cover art by Roger Dean
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1995
Recorded23 November - 20 December 1994, 24 January - 7 February 1995
StudioKaro Studio, Brackel, Germany
Genre
Length61:09
LabelHTD (UK)
SPV/Steamhammer (Europe and Japan)
ProducerUriah Heep and Kalle Trapp
Uriah Heep chronology
Different World
(1991)
Sea of Light
(1995)
Sonic Origami
(1998)
Singles from Sea of Light
  1. "Dream On"
    Released: 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal10/10[2]
Rock Hard7.0/10[3]

Sea of Light is the 19th album by the British rock band Uriah Heep, released in April 1995. Its songs have remained part of the band's live set to this day. Bassist Trevor Bolder sings lead on "Fear of Falling" and delivers four songs for this album, as many as on the predecessor Different World, a count he never reaches before and after. Roger Dean was responsible for the sleeve painting, his third for Uriah Heep.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Against the Odds"Mick Box, Phil Lanzon,6:12
2."Sweet Sugar"Trevor Bolder4:43
3."Time of Revelation"Box, Lanzon4:02
4."Mistress of All Time"Lanzon5:33
5."Universal Wheels"Box, Lanzon5:39
6."Fear of Falling"Bolder4:38
7."Spirit of Freedom"Box, Lanzon4:14
8."Logical Progression"Box, Lanzon6:12
9."Love in Silence"Box, Lanzon6:48
10."Words in the Distance"Box, Lanzon4:46
11."Fires of Hell (Your Only Son)"Bolder3:56
12."Dream On"Bolder4:26
2013 remastered edition bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."She Still Calls His Name"Box, Bolder, Lee Kerslake, Lanzon, Bernie Shaw5:44
14."Sail the Rivers"Bolder6:55
15."Dream On" (single edit)Bolder3:31
Total length:77:19

Personnel[edit]

Uriah Heep
Additional musicians
  • Piet Sielck - additional keyboards
  • Pete Beckett - additional backing vocals, strings arrangements on "Love in Silence"
  • Rolf Köhler - additional backing vocals
Production
  • Kalle Trapp - producer, engineer, mixing

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1995 Swiss Albums Top 100[4] 29
German Albums Chart[5] 87

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Guarisco, Donald A. "Uriah Heep - Sea of Light review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b Popoff, Martin (1 August 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 471. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9.
  3. ^ "Reviews: Uriah Heep - Sea of Light". Rock Hard (in German). No. 96. 26 April 1995. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Uriah Heep – Sea of Light". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Album - Uriah Heep, Sea of Light". Charts.de (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 19 February 2019.