Uriah Heep

Uriah Heep “Demons and Wizards”

Released: 5/72 … Certified Gold: 10/27/72 … Chart Peak: 23

Uriah Heap came out of England in the early 1970’s. It’s name came from a fictional character created by Charles Dickens in his novel David Copperfield.

The band had three gold albums on Mercury Records and a fourth with their 1974 Warner Brothers album “Sweet Freedom”.

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It has its original hanging and backing paper, which is torn like you see on many awards.

If you look closely at the front of the award you’ll see a dead spider at about 1 o’clock. Many people prefer to put on new backing paper to keep this kind of thing from happening, and that is understandable. I usually try and keep an award in the condition I receive it, but that said, it would be easy to clean and re-paper.

And the spider in this one … I think it adds charm and realness.

I think Uriah Heep might have enjoyed it.