1 The Hanging Tree 2 Been Away Too Long 3 Who Needs Me 4 Wise Man 5 Do You Know 6 Rollin' On 7 Sympathy 8 Firefly
9 Crime of Passion [B-Side] 10 A Far Better Way [Mix] 11 I Always Knew [#] 12 Dance Dance Dance [#] 13 Been Away Too Long [Alternative Version] 14 Do You Know [Mix] 15 Who Needs Me [Alternative Version - Live] 16 Wise Man [T.V. Backing Track]
- John Lawton / lead vocals - Mick Box / guitars - Trevor Bolder / bass guitar - Lee "The Bear" Kerslake / drums, vocals - Ken Hensley / keyboards, guitars, vocals
All songs written by Ken Hensley, except where noted
*** Firefly is the tenth album released by British rock band Uriah Heep. It was first album without David Byron, lead vocalist and a founder-member of the band, and the first of three albums with John Lawton.
Bassist Trevor Bolder made his Uriah Heep debut on this album and has been (almost) ever-present since, bar a break of about 18 months in 1981-82.
The single from the album was "Wise Man". "Sympathy" also became a hit, which was crucial for fans to accept the new lineup.
"Who Needs Me" was written by drummer Lee Kerslake and is about his unhappiness of manager and label boss Gerry Bron's rejection of most material not written by Ken Hensley. This is ultimately somewhat ironic, given the song's acceptance for recording.
Kerslake was credited as Lee "The Bear" Kerslake on this album only, due to his strong physical build and then newly-acquired beard growth.
The original vinyl album was a gatefold sleeve, with a cardboard lyric-liner.