CLACD 279 Different World
Produced by Trevor Bolder
Released on February 1991
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CLACD 279 cover
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K RONOMYTH 21.0: BOLDER ROCK STONE AGE. The Time Travellers that Time forgot arrived in a different world, their space capsule disgorging five familiar, steaming shapes: Heavy Trevor, Automatic Box, Black Kerslake, Laser Lanzon and the Shaw Thing. Emerging from behind their smoke machines, they spy the dinosaur shapes of Ted Nugent, Scorpions, Jethro Tull and Ozzy still feasting in their rocky places, plug in their amplifiers and unleash the familiar howl of stadium rock and power ballads from the foggy brain of Abominog and his lean children. However, festering under the crumbling earth of Dinosaur Park was a molten mixture of speed metal and rap in dark alliance, only now beginning to bubble through the surface in the shapes of Anthrax/Public Enemy, Body Count and Pantera. Drinking the dark, gooey matter was a new legion of metal youth, cold steel eyes set in hard heads, who had no time for the dying heap of old dinosaurs save for the oil they might provide to light candles to new gods. Yet we aging cavemen still watch the Heep in awe, finding a measure of reassurance in knowing that, so long as the Heep lives on, the old gods have not forgotten us. Different World knows our daily struggle for survival (“Blood on Stone”), the uncertainty around us (“Which Way Will The Wind Blow”) and the salving constancy of love (“Step By Step”). It’s a voice from another time, close-combat warriors in an age of heavy metal artillery, behind each ballad a scar, in every chorus an open hand. As for the album itself, it’s as dated as the concept of a keyboard player in a heavy metal band. Still, Mick Box and a good ear for melodies make it a fine middle-of-the-pack Heep album, noting that most people will never make it to the middle.

TRACK LISTING

  1. BLOOD ON STONE    (Trevor Bolder)
  2. WHICH WAY WILL THE WIND BLOW    (Trevor Bolder)
  3. ALL GOD'S CHILDREN    (Mick Box/Phil Lanzon)
  4. ALL FOR ONE    (Trevor Bolder)
  5. DIFFERENT WORLD    (Mick Box/Phil Lanzon)
  6. STEP BY STEP    (Trevor Bolder)
  7. SEVEN DAYS    (Mick Box/Phil Lanzon)
  8. FIRST TOUCH    (Phil Lanzon)
  9. ONE ON ONE    (Mick Box/Phil Lanzon)
  10. CROSS THAT LINE    (Mick Box/Phil Lanzon)
  11. STAND BACK    (Mick Box/Phil Lanzon)

    1998/1999 CD reissue bonus tracks
  12. BLOOD RED ROSES   
  13. HOLD YOUR HEAD UP (EDIT)   
  14. ROCKARAMA (LIVE)   

    2006 CD reissue bonus tracks
  15. POWER'S AN ADDICTION
  16. HOLY ROLLER
  17. BLOOD ON STONE (EXTENDED VERSION)
  18. CROSS THAT LINE (EXTENDED VERSION)

CREDITS

TREVOR BOLDER -- bass, vocals, mixing
MICK BOX -- guitars, vocals
LEE KERSLAKE -- drums, vocals
PHIL LANZON -- keyboards, vocals
BERNIE SHAW -- lead vocals
Benny Marshall -- harmonica
Brett Morgan -- drums
Roy "tawt those toms" Neave -- computer programming
Steve Piggot -- keyboard programming
Queen Elizabeth Grant maintained Grammar School -- choir (3)
Andrew Willoughby -- choir conductor (3)
Danny Wood -- accordion
Brian Burrows -- type
Peter Chambers -- photography
Paul Lanzon -- diary artwork
Tony Patrick -- sleeve design
Pepsi Tate -- "Different World" lettering

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK February 1991 Legacy LP/CD/CS LLP/LLCD/LLK 137 lyric sleeve
NET 1991 Roadrunner LP RR-93181  
EEC 1992 Castle CD CLACD 279 picture sleeve
US November 7, 1994 Griffin Music CD 239  
UK February 20, 1998 Essential CDX ESMCD 614 digital remaster w. 3 bonus tracks
US 1999 Castle Music America CDX 558 w. 3 bonus tracks
UK 2006 Sanctuary CDX SMRCD-324 digital remaster w. 4 bonus tracks
US April 4, 2006 Castle Music America CDX CSLR-36247 digital remaster w. 4 bonus tracks
RUS   Matrix CDX AZUH-7998 digital remaster w. 4 bonus tracks

 

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