Uriah Heep

Easy Livin'

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An irresistibly rambunctious rocker which reminds us just how closely Uriah Heep and Deep Purple followed in one another's footsteps, "Easy Livin'" is a no-nonsense boogie led by the savage interlocking of Ken Hensley's keyboards and Mick Box's guitar, unhurriedly harried by a powerful David Byron vocal. It is an astonishingly short number - just two and a half minutes - but the frenzied performance doesn't need any longer. Even in concert (as on the following year's Live album), "Easy Livin'" rarely topped the three minute mark, but it left the audience as drained as if they'd been trying to keep up for ten. The song also became Uriah Heep's first ever Top 40 single, squeaking to #39 in July 1972.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Demons and Wizards 1972 Mercury / Inactive 2:38
The Collection 1989 Castle Music Ltd. 2:39
Sounds of the Seventies: Seventies Generation 1992
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:37
The Metal Box Set 1994
Various Artists
Castle Music Ltd. 2:37
Rocktastic 1994
Various Artists
2:34
The Finest of Hard-Rock, Vol. 1 1994
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 2:33
Great Britons, Vol. 2 1995
Various Artists
Special Music
Lady In Black 1995 Pinnacle
No Image 1995
Various Artists
Arsenal 4:17
The Best of Uriah Heep, Pt. 1 1996 Castle Music Ltd. 3:01
No Image 1998
Various Artists
Chronicles / Polygram 2:36
Classic Heep: An Anthology 1998 Mercury 2:35
Harley Davidson Road Songs, Vol. 2 1998
Various Artists
Capitol 2:39
Guitar Rock: Guitar Thunder 1998
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Time / Life Music 2:39
Hard Rock [Delta] 1998
Various Artists
Delta Distribution 2:39
Highway Rockin' 1998
Various Artists
Universal Special Products / Rebound Records 2:35
Class Reunion: The Greatest Hits of 1972 1999
Various Artists
Polymedia 2:37
40 Hits: 1970-1974 1999
Various Artists
Millennium Hits (Netherlands) 2:35
Classic Rock Traxx 1999
Various Artists
Center Stage Productions 2:56
The Best of...Pts. 1-2 1999 BMG 3:25
Rockin' 70's, Vol. 1 [Madacy] 1999
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Madacy 2:38
Travellers in Time: Anthology, Vol. 1 1999 Castle Music Ltd. 2:39
Easy Livin' 2000 BMG 2:36
Hard Rock Essentials [Trans World] 2000
Various Artists
Trans World 2:35
Remasters: The Official Anthology 2001 Classic Rock Legends 2:40
Rock Hit Box 2002
Various Artists
BMG International 2:34
The Boxed Miniatures 2002 Castle Music Ltd. 2:57
Rock of Ages [Essential] 2002
Various Artists
Classic Rock 2:35
70-Tals Klassiker 2002
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution
The Very Best of Uriah Heep [Import] 2003 Import 2:37
The Ultimate Collection 2003 Sanctuary 2:37
Rainbow Demon: Live & In The Studio 1994-1998 2004 Music Club International Records 3:05
The Anthology 2004 Classic Rock Legends
Stadium Rock: The Anthology 2004
Various Artists
Intense
Ars Longa Vita Brevis: A Compendium of Progressive Roc 1967-1974 2005
Various Artists
Castle Music Ltd. 2:37
The Ultimate Collection: Classic Rock Productions 2005
Various Artists
Classic Rock Legends
More Essential Rock Anthems 2005
Various Artists
Metro Doubles 2:37
Classic Rock Anthems 2005
Various Artists
Crimson Productions 2:34
Easy Livin: The Singles A's and B's 2006 Castle Music Ltd. / Sanctuary / Sanctuary Fontana / Universal 2:34
Heavy Metal [Rhino Box Set] 2007
Various Artists
Rhino 2:37
Born to Be Wild: Tracks for Bikers 2010
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution / Sony Music Entertainment 2:37
Wizards: The Best of Uriah Heep 2011 Castle Pulse / Spectrum Audio
Icon 2012 Hip-O 2:37
Party Rock 2012
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:37
Totally Driven 2015 Uriah Heep Records 2:40
Your Turn to Remember: The Definitive Anthology, 1970-1990 2016 Sanctuary / Sanctuary Records 2:36
Words in the Distance 1994-1998 2016 Cherry Red / Hear No Evil
Future Echoes of the Past/The Legend Continues 2017 Uriah Heep Records 3:27
No Image
Various Artists
Strategic Marketing 2:38
No Image
Various Artists
Strategic Marketing 2:37
No Image
Various Artists
Sire 2:33
Party Rock: Magic Carpet Ride
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:37