This was the last Heep album to feature David Byron's unique vocals before he was replaced by the somewhat different singing style of John Lawton.
As a keen 16 year old Uriah Heep fan, I rember buying this record on the day of release and rushing home to play it. Hmmmm ... after 'Return to Fantasy' which was a respectable quite heavy effort, I remember being a little bit perplexed as to what was going on here. It opens with (what turned out to be) John Wetton and Ken Hensley singing 'One Way or Another' which is an Ok song but where was Mr Byron? Eventually though David arrives and gives a good account of his talents with 'Weep in Silence' which is probably the best track on the album.
As for the rest, it's all a bit muddled in styles - more of a compilation than an album in it's own right.. 'Can't keep a good band down' wouldn't have been out of place on RTF, 'Confession' would have more than suited a methodist Hymnal and 'Can't Stop Singing' would have been more than suited to the wheelie bin..'awful'!
'Make a little Love' ain't too bad with some nice slide guitar from Hensley but suffers from what is an overall downside of the album and that is a rather poor mix with the drums often drowning everything out. No sign of Gerry Bron on this one as apparently it was produced by the band themselves. I don't think that anything from this is included in the band's live set today which speaks volumes.
To sum up then, not the best album to come from Uriah Heep but still some good tunes here but I must admit I don't play it that often these days.. Wonderworld and RTF were much better.. and I never liked the cover art much either, what was all that about?