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• 6CD book set celebrating the late, great Ken Hensley.

• For fans of Uriah Heep.

‘Solo’ (CD1) focuses on gems from his first three solo albums, released by Bronze records between 1973 and 1981. Having made his way through the fertile music scene of the 1960s, Ken came to prominence when he joined Uriah Heep in 1970. Creating ground-breaking, melodic hard rock with Heep, CD1 concludes with ‘Tales’, ‘Echoes In The Dark’ and ‘Sunrise’ from ‘The Magician’s Birthday’ (1972), then ‘Paradise’, ‘Poet’s Justice’, and ‘Rainbow Demon’ from ‘Demons And Wizards’ (1972).

‘A Glimpse of Glory’ (CD2) from 1990 explores Ken’s songwriting depth and his examination of faith, best demonstrated on the songs ‘The Return’ and ‘The Joy Of Knowing Jesus’. According to Ken’s liner notes for 2002’s ‘Running Blind’ (CD3), “I suppose this CD is really typical of the way I like to record, with a mixture of songs of different styles. Most of the time I consider myself a storyteller and the tempo, rhythm and production should combine to accompany the lyrical message.”

‘Running Blind’ was followed in 2003 with ‘The Last Dance’ (CD4). Produced by Ken and Daniel Saiz Gomez, it featured Tommy Lopez (drums), John Smithson (bass) and Ovidio Lopez (guitar) with some classic slide guitar from Ken on ‘Crying’.

Always a prolific songwriter, on 2005’s ‘Cold Autumn Sunday’ (CD5) Ken took time to record a number of songs from his back catalogue, revisiting ‘Send Me An Angel’, originally recorded with southern rockers Blackfoot in 1983, ‘Inside The Mystery’, originally on ‘Free Spirit’, and the title track originally released on Ken’s 1973 solo debut, ‘Proud Words On A Dusty Shelf’.

This anthology concludes with ‘Collaborations (2011-2021)’ on CD6, a new compilation featuring his work on two studio albums and one live album with Live Fire; ‘Faster’, ‘Trouble’ and ‘Live Fire Live!!’ featuring the amazing guitar playing of Ken Ingwersen that Ken loved so much. CD6 ends with two tracks from his final album, ‘My Book of Answers’, showcasing his writing with Vladimir Emelin.

The music world not only lost a great, multi-talented musician and mercurial artist, but also a highly respected songwriter when Ken Hensley very sadly passed away in November 2020.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE
SOLO (1972-1981)
1 When Evening Comes
2 Black Hearted Lady
3 From Time To Time
4 Rain
5 Secret
6 Take & Take
7 The House On The Hill
8 When
9 Inside The Mystery
10 New York
11 Brown Eyed Boy
12 Woman
13 Tales
14 Echoes In The Dark
15 Sunrise
16 Paradise
17 Poet’s Justice
18 Rainbow Demon

DISC TWO
A GLIMPSE OF GLORY (1990)
1 It’s Up To You
2 Moving In
3 One Tender Moment
4 Guard Your Heart
5 Shakey Ground
6 Think Twice
7 Get A Line
8 Believe In Me
9 Win Or Lose
10 The Cost Of Loving
11 The Return
12 The Joy Of Knowing Jesus

DISC THREE
RUNNING BLIND (2002)
1 Overture – La Tristeza Secreta De Un Corazon Gitano
2 Prelude – A Minor Life
3 Out Of My Control
4 You’ve Got It – The American Dream
5 Final Solution
6 It’s Up To You
7 Finney’s Tale
8 I Close My Eyes
9 Little Piece Of Me – Julia’s Song
10 Free Spirit
11 Movin’ In
12 Let Me Be Me
13 I Don’t Wanna Wait
14 Tell Me

DISC FOUR
THE LAST DANCE (2003)
1 Crying
2 Letting Go
3 Give Me A Reason
4 Second Chance (A New Beginning)
5 I Know Who You Are
6 The Voice Of Love
7 Give ’Em What They Want
8 Who Knows
9 Dancing
10 Did You Know
11 The Last Dance (El Gitano Viejo)

DISC FIVE
COLD AUTUMN SUNDAY (2005)
1 Send Me An Angel
2 Inside The Mystery
3 When
4 Longer Shadows
5 Secret
6 Brown Eyed Boy
7 Cold Autumn Sunday
8 Romance
9 Woman
10 The House On The Hill
11 When Evening Comes
12 Go Down
BONUS TRACKS
13 Through The Eyes Of A Child (Original Demo +)
14 Do You Feel Alright

DISC SIX
COLLABORATIONS (2011-2021)
1 Faster
2 Somewhere (In Paradise)
3 Look At Yourself
4 Stealin’
5 The Curse
6 I Cry Alone
7 July Morning
8 Circle Of Hands
9 Blood On The Highway
10 Right Here Right Now
11 The Cold Sacrifice

CD1 Tracks 13-18 with Uriah Heep CD6 Tracks 1- 9 with Live Fire

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DISC ONE
SOLO (1972-1981)
1 When Evening Comes
2 Black Hearted Lady
3 From Time To Time
4 Rain
5 Secret
6 Take & Take
7 The House On The Hill
8 When
9 Inside The Mystery
10 New York
11 Brown Eyed Boy
12 Woman
13 Tales
14 Echoes In The Dark
15 Sunrise
16 Paradise
17 Poet’s Justice
18 Rainbow Demon

DISC TWO
A GLIMPSE OF GLORY (1990)
1 It’s Up To You
2 Moving In
3 One Tender Moment
4 Guard Your Heart
5 Shakey Ground
6 Think Twice
7 Get A Line
8 Believe In Me
9 Win Or Lose
10 The Cost Of Loving
11 The Return
12 The Joy Of Knowing Jesus

DISC THREE
RUNNING BLIND (2002)
1 Overture - La Tristeza Secreta De Un Corazon Gitano
2 Prelude - A Minor Life
3 Out Of My Control
4 You’ve Got It - The American Dream
5 Final Solution
6 It’s Up To You
7 Finney’s Tale
8 I Close My Eyes
9 Little Piece Of Me - Julia’s Song
10 Free Spirit
11 Movin’ In
12 Let Me Be Me
13 I Don’t Wanna Wait
14 Tell Me

DISC FOUR
THE LAST DANCE (2003)
1 Crying
2 Letting Go
3 Give Me A Reason
4 Second Chance (A New Beginning)
5 I Know Who You Are
6 The Voice Of Love
7 Give ’Em What They Want
8 Who Knows
9 Dancing
10 Did You Know
11 The Last Dance (El Gitano Viejo)

DISC FIVE
COLD AUTUMN SUNDAY (2005)
1 Send Me An Angel
2 Inside The Mystery
3 When
4 Longer Shadows
5 Secret
6 Brown Eyed Boy
7 Cold Autumn Sunday
8 Romance
9 Woman
10 The House On The Hill
11 When Evening Comes
12 Go Down
BONUS TRACKS
13 Through The Eyes Of A Child (Original Demo +)
14 Do You Feel Alright

DISC SIX
COLLABORATIONS (2011-2021)
1 Faster
2 Somewhere (In Paradise)
3 Look At Yourself
4 Stealin’
5 The Curse
6 I Cry Alone
7 July Morning
8 Circle Of Hands
9 Blood On The Highway
10 Right Here Right Now
11 The Cold Sacrifice

CD1 Tracks 13-18 with Uriah Heep CD6 Tracks 1- 9 with Live Fire

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