Uriah Heep ‎– The Magician's Birthday

Mercury ‎– SRM-1-652, Bronze ‎– SRM-1-652
Vinyl, LP, Album, Santa Maria Pressing


A1 Sunrise 4:04
A2 Spider Woman 2:25
A3 Blind Eye 3:33
A4 Echoes In The Dark 4:48
A5 Rain 3:59
B1 Sweet Lorraine 4:13
B2 Tales 4:09
B3 The Magician's Birthday 10:23

Companies, etc.



Gatefold sleeve.

Recorded at Lansdowne Studios, London, September/October 1972.
Reference to "Happy Birthday To You" is by kind permission of Summy Burchard Company.
All Songs published by WB Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Mercury Record Productions, Inc. 35 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Contains lyric sheet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): SRM-1-652A CS5 MS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): SRM-1-652B CS5 MS
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): SRM-1-652-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): SRM-1-652-B
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 142) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILPS 9213 Uriah Heep The Magician's Birthday(LP, Album, Gat) Bronze ILPS 9213 UK 1972 Sell This Version
6396 021 Uriah Heep The Magician's Birthday(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 6396 021 France 1972 Sell This Version
812 298-2 Uriah Heep The Magician's Birthday(CD, Album, Unofficial) Mercury (2) 812 298-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
SRM 1-652, SRM-1-652, 0598 Uriah Heep The Magician's Birthday(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Mercury, Mercury, Mercury SRM 1-652, SRM-1-652, 0598 US 1972 Sell This Version
none Uriah Heep The Magician's Birthday(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Crystal Records (11) none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version



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December 5, 2010
I would like to know what distinguishes this release from the other one with the same catalog number (srm 1-652) . As it is, unfortunately, we get to look at 2 really bad pics of the front jacket.

Is one gatefold, the other not? OR is a label variation?