Black Sabbath - self-titled Debut album - DELUXE 2 LP set
Artist: Black Sabbath | Label: Warner / Rhino | Format: 2xLP | Genre: Rock | Vinyl Condition: New | Cover Condition: SEALED
Debut album from Black Sabbath from 1970 - re-issued DELUXE version.
The archetypal heavy metal band, Black Sabbath unleashed a debut album marked by ponderous, sludgy rhythms, heavily distorted riffs and chords, and more than a whiff of darkness and Black Magic. Its crushing atmosphere of doom proved intense and relentless; the cumulative effect was dubbed "downer rock," but it proved immediately popular with a disaffected audience. Though no one could have predicted it at the time, Sabbath was laying the groundwork for a genre that would continue to grow in popularity through the '70s, '80s, '90s, and beyond.
BLACK SABBATH announces the arrival of both the band and the style in no uncertain terms. Though given more to extended jams and "suites" than later Sabbath recordings, songs like the ominous title cut and the bluesy, harmonica-driven rocker "The Wizard" set the standard the band would follow for years to come. Singer Ozzy Osbourne already possessed one of the most distinctive voices in rock, and his chemistry with guitarist Tony Iommi, whose crushing guitar work descends like a ton of bricks, is undeniable. Still dug out, dusted off, and played, BLACK SABBATH is, in many ways, the true beginning of heavy metal.
The new deluxe edition of Black Sabbath includes studio outtakes from the 1969 sessions for the album, including alternate versions of "Black Sabbath" and "N.I.B.," as well two versions of the UK single "Evil Woman (Don't Play Games With Me)." Also includes the 2012 remaster of the original album.
Disc One - The Original Album
Wasp/Behind the Wall of Sleep/Bassically/N.I.B.
A Bit of Finger/Sleeping Village/Warning
Disc Two - Bonus Tracks
Evil Woman (Don't Play Your Games With Me) (single A-side)
Black Sabbath (Studio outtake)
Black Sabbath (instrumental)
The Wizard (Studio outtake)
Behind the Wall of Sleep (Studio outtake)
N.I.B. (alternative version)
Evil Woman (Don't Play Your Games With Me (Alternative version)
Sleeping Village (intro)
Warning (part 1)
NEW SEALED DELUXE 2 LP version with a full album out outtakes - in a thick gatefold jacket