KEN HENSLEY - Running Blind (2002)
Ken Hensley is a keyboard player, guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer best known for his work with Uriah Heep during the 1970s. He wrote or cowrote the majority of Uriah Heep's songs during this period, including such hits as "Look at Yourself", "Lady in Black" (on both of which he also sang lead vocals), "Easy Livin'", "Stealin'" and "Free Me".
With "Running Blind", it's a contrasting and eclectic mix of styles. Ken has deliberately done it this way so as to widen the listeners perspective as to his creative endeavours. This is no more apparent than on the opening piano based stunner 'Overture: La Tristeza Secreta De Un Corazon Gitano'. A glorious ambient piece which the new-agers would drool over. When the melodic rock style is in full swing, the reference point is prime-time Praying Mantis, with that very English sound and approach. Songs like "Its Up To You", "The Final Solution", "Out Of My Control" and "You've Got It (The American Dream)" all veer in this direction. On the other hand, Ken turns full circle and gives us "Finneys Tale" which sounds like a throwback to the sixties folk scene! The lighter than lite "I Close My Eyes" and "A Little Piece Of Me (Julias Song)" continue along the acoustic course. He returns to form with the Uriah Heep flavored "Free Spirit", and a number of other faster paced rockers like "Tell Me", "Movin In" and "Let Me Be Me". HERE
01. Overture: "La Tristeza Secreta De Un Corazon Citano" (Pt.1)
02. Prelude: A Minor Life
03. Out Of My Control
04. You've Got It (The American Dream)
05. The Final Solution
06. It's Up To You
07. Finney's Tale
08. I Close My Eyes
09. A 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
15. I Won't Change (Bonus Track Specially For Russia)
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