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Au naturel is also good

Now, who would have thought that mighty Child in Time would sound just as majestic in an acoustic (well, almost) treatment. Here it is, in all its glory, complete with a Mick Box-esque electric guitar solo. Performed by Akoustik Rock Trio from Germany.

Akoustik Rock Trio are:

Katja – vocals
Daniel – guitar, vocals
Erik – guitar, vocals

10 Comments to “Au naturel is also good”:

  1. 1
    Pieter van der Velde wzn says:

    I liked this one much more than the unplugged Layla by Clapton.

  2. 2
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Wow!… she can sing Child In Time, that’s more than IG can do these days. Maybe DP should consider getting her in as their new vocalist when the big guy kicks the bucket!.

  3. 3
    Dr. Bob says:

    It’s beautifully done and yes, that solo was Box-esque. Listening to most covers of Child in Time illuminates the amazing thing about Ian’s voice wasn’t just his range but also the softness and power especially while singing in falsetto.

  4. 4
    getahed says:

    “..wait for the ricker shed?”

  5. 5
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Box-esque? Did I miss the tell-tale wah-wah pedal?!

    No slight intended. Mick was always a bit more of a rhythm guitarist than most guitarists in hard rock bands were, but I love him for the room he left to all those great Heep bassists (Thain, Wetton, Bolder, Daisley). Heep with Bolder in their later years were a sight to behold and a sonic onslaught to hear: (mostly) rhythm guitar with a “lead bass”.

  6. 6
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Lol, I just relistened, of course there is a wah-wah, how could I have cast this in doubt? Not worthy am I, I await the time-travelling rainbow demon’s return from fantasy to take revenge on me for – ooh-ooh-uh-hu-hu! – for stealin’ everybody’s attention here.

  7. 7
    MacGregor says:

    In regards to ‘classic’ Uriah Heep, Ken Hensley was in many ways a lead guitarist with those wonderful slide solos. Also a wonderful acoustic guitarist, an incredible songwriter & of course a great keyboard player to boot!
    I like Mick Box as a old school guitarist, good riffs etc & some nice solos here & there, but I wouldn’t put him in the outstanding lead players list & I don’t go for his wah wah solos much at all. The great thing about Heep back in the early to mid 70’s was they had 2 guitarists at certain times, but not too often to overdo it. It was a magical blend indeed. Those early 70’s British bands really did rule the world in many ways. Bravo I say! Cheers.

  8. 8
    Buttockss says:

    She’s cute!😍

  9. 9
    Buttockss says:

    @ 7…..I like the Peter Golby of the 80’s era Uriah Heep. Abominog album is my favorite. That album is very heavy.

  10. 10
    Olaf Angelstein says:

    Wow. God damn.
    This is good, this is beautiful, this is great. It’s wonderful.
    I have tears in my eyes.
    This band must be the next Special Guest!!!
    And Katja as a very special guest performing with Deep Purple this masterpiece of a song.
    Please Don, Ian, Ian, Steve and Roger – think about it.

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