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"At that point in time," recalls Box, "myself and Trev paid a visit to David Byron to ask him if he'd like to join the band again.
We had the deals and the money in our pocket while he was still trying to put something together and we couldn't believe it when
he said he didn't want to know".
Then Dechert gone away. After all it seemed that Uriah Heep came to an end.
From that moment the Uriah Heep rebuilding started to take place.
First Box rang Lee Kerslake (who had meanwhile co-founded Blizzard of Ozz with Ozzy Osbourne, appearing on the eponymous debut and 'Diary Of A Madman' albums), initially unaware that the drummer and bassist Bob Daisley had just left the bat-biting one. ("Ozzy's a great guy and he meant well but he allowed him set to be manipulated", says Lee.) "I suddenly realised we had the basis of the new Heep", recalls Mick.
The frontman had to be Peter Goalby (ex-Trapeze) (ex-Argent John Verity was considered too).
"We obviously couldn't continue in our previous direction (Conquest) and we couldn't do any more Return To Fantasy, that era had gone.
But with us all contributing to the writing we forged our new direction", adds Box. "We had some dynamite songs and the important
thing was that we continued to look ahead, I realised that it was coming together when we were interspersing our new songs from
Abominog with our old ones and they all sounded as if they belonged".